Skip to comments.CAIR’s Fort Hood Hijacking
Posted on 03/31/2010 4:40:07 AM PDT by SJackson
Army Specialist Zachari Klawonn is upset. He claims that there is a campaign of hate aimed at him coming from his fellow soldiers. He says that he is especially upset at them referring to him as terrorist. Yet, if this truly upsets him as much as he contends it does, how can he then reconcile his turning to groups associated with terrorism, specifically CAIR and its Florida political front, UVA?
Klawonn has a disturbing duality about him. While he dons Army green camos adorned by the Stars and Stripes, prior to relocating from his Fort Hood digs, in his barracks prominently hung a black and white checkered keffiyeh, a symbol of anti-Western violence.
It is this duality that currently rules his life.
Klawonn, a 20-year-old Muslim, is intensely proud of his heritage. He flaunts his Islamic roots to a point which some could consider provocative. On his wall, next to his keffiyeh, was placed a 5 x 3 Moroccan flag. As well, his room contained a Quran (draped by his dog tags) and prayer rug, visible to all.
For Klawonn, his strong attachment to his religion was both a blessing and a curse a curse because, according to him, others target him for it, calling him horribly offensive names. This was especially the case, following the massacre that took place at Fort Hood perpetrated by fellow Muslim soldier Nidal Malik Hasan.
On November 5, 2009, Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a soldier processing center (Soldier Readiness Facility), murdering 13 and injuring over 30 others. The victims of the attack were getting ready to be deployed overseas. At the time, Hasan, himself, was soon to be deployed to Afghanistan.
Hasan was shot four times and apprehended. Two other suspects were taken into custody and later released.
According to the Washington Post, in an article about Klawonns alleged troubles, Klawonn was heading to the scene of the shooting, when the shooting commenced. It states, Klawonn was there, too His unit had just returned from Korea and was headed to the site of the shootings, a soldier processing center, when the killing began.
According to the piece, Klawonn was pressed to explain the brutal act and extremist philosophy of Hasan. Klawonn said that, while he did not sympathize with Hassan, he secretly felt an understanding of at least some of the pressures Hasan faced. According to reports, Hasan faced a similar type of treatment Klawonn is alleging himself.
Klawonn stated, [W]hen I read about the discrimination he experienced, I have to say, I can believe it. It doesnt excuse what he did, but it explains maybe a tiny part of it. He was a high-ranking officer. A major. At that level, you demand respect
Since he enlisted, Klawonn has personally filed a number of complaints with his commanders about what he perceives as intolerant acts against him. He says that one of the toughest things he has had to endure is his fellow soldiers referring to him as terrorist. This is dubious, however, as Klawonn has begun to associate himself with groups connected to terrorism.
One of these groups is CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
CAIR was founded by Hamas operatives in June 1994, and from 2007 through 2008, CAIR was named by the U.S. Justice Department a party to the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.
Klawonn solicited CAIR to write a letter on his behalf to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, complaining of the Armys treatment of him.
Another group Klawonn has gotten involved with is United Voices for America (UVA), an organization headed by the former Executive Director of CAIR-Tampa and former unofficial spokesman for convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian, Ahmed Bedier.
Klawonn, at the behest of his mother, Mina, attended one of UVAs events this past March 11th. His mom had collapsed in tears, when she found out that he had joined the U.S. millitary, and his friends and mosque associates were more than concerned that he was going to kill fellow Muslims, so it was probably important to all of them for Klawonn to get involved in a radical Muslim group like UVA.
The event was titled Muslim Capitol Day, and it took place in Tallahassee, Florida. According to UVA, the purpose of it was to lobby the state legislature on such universal issues as education reform and stimulation of the economy, but overshadowing those alleged objectives were two separate assaults that were carried out during Muslim Capitol Day by one of UVAs members, Bassem Alhalabi.
Alhalabi, who had previously been found guilty of shipping U.S. military equipment to Syria, was charged with one count of battery. A warrant was issued for Alhalabis arrest on March 19th, and on March 22nd, he was taken into custody by the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office.
Ironically, just as in the case of Klawonn being on his way to the soldier processing center when the Hasan massacre began, Klawonn was photographed next to Alhalabi at a UVA luncheon held shortly before Alhalabis attacks took place.
Of course, these things might be nothing more than mere coincidences cases of being at the wrong place at the wrong time but his recent experiences in high school were nothing of the sort.
In 2008, Klawonn wrote and performed rap songs with a group of teens from his hometown, Bradenton, Florida, which, according to a district spokesperson, threatened bodily harm and contained mention of weapons. One of the lyrics discussed taking a knife to a school administrator. Disciplinary action was taken against many of the participants.
Klawonns friends who were involved in making these songs were from Braden River High School, the school that Klawonn was expelled from one year earlier, after police discovered a gun in the car he was driving on campus.
All of this is a concern, as, according to the Washington Post, Klawonn is at the top [of his unit] in weapons qualifications and is the only one in his battalion to be invited to try out for the Special Forces. Furthermore, Klawonn suffers from bouts of depression and has had to see a psychiatrist at least six times since enlisting.
No doubt, all of this must give his superiors pause. Indeed, his Fort Hood commanders have stated that he fits a similar mold to terrorist Nidal Hasan.
Now, Klawonn says that he will devote the remaining two years he has committed to the Army to fight for the rights of Muslims in the military. That seems like a dangerous proposition, given his activity with pro-terror organizations. In the very least, CAIR and UVA will use him as a pawn to do lasting harm to the military.
Of course, no one wishes to discuss the worst case scenario
A ticking human time bomb. And the Army is so PC driven, they will just wait for him to go off.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Klawonn says that he will devote the remaining two years he has committed to the Army to fight for the rights of Muslims in the military
There's an MOS for that now?
He needs a general discharge. Islam is not a religion, it is a competing political system that is dangerous to our country.
Too bad the authorities did not investigate the Maj. Hassan terror threat (that ended in multiple deaths) with the same zeal with which they went after the Michigan militias.
So... people thought he might commit a terrorist act, and he was so upset by this that he..... committed a terrorist act. Cue the picture of the sign: "Behead those who say Islam is violent".
He was a high-ranking officer. A major. At that level, you demand respect
The more you "demand" respect, the less you'll get.
“...Klawonn suffers from bouts of depression and has had to see a psychiatrist at least six times since enlisting.”
Appreciate anyone serving our great country, but perhaps the combo of depression and ridicule from peers for being a muzzie are... uh... um... bad? Time for a reassignment, desk job in the Arctic Circle? Send him there to patrol the glaciers.
where is the FBI undercover agent in Ft. Hood. the terrorist in the military, whom happen to be radical muslims, that are hell bent on destruction of fellow soldiers. I am not a Christian Militia adherent but there is a problem in the military when the muslim psychopaths are allowed free rein on a military base. stick them in a relocation camp, similar to the Japanese in WWII. But political correctness states that Muslims are needed to help the war effort. What a joke seems the US Military will implode from within, just like the country implodes from political correctness run amok.
Tell him he has to eat all the BBQ pork with rice MREs or be discharged.
For years, the army did not pay too much attention to the guys who had Nazi battle flags in their quarters until a couple white supremists in Fort Bragg shot a black couple.
Someone needs to tell him America first or muster the F out, troop.
Absolutely. And then will be the cries of surprise: “He was always such a good boy!”
Uh, nice flag.
“He was a Sharia Law honor student, and he sang in the mosque choir!”
PRESS AND GUIDE.com: Deaborn, Michigan - "Islamic Groups Moving Forward On Their Own Probe of FBI Incident here" (SNIPPET: "The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it will conduct its own forensic investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah during an FBI raid on a Dearborn warehouse.") (March 26, 2010)
SFGATE.com (AP): Los Angeles, Ca - "GOP CONGRESSMAN ASKS LA SHERIFF ABOUT MUSLIM GROUP" (SNIPPET: "Indiana Rep. Mark Souder asked Baca why he attended fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations during a subcommittee hearing on local law enforcement and homeland security on Wednesday.") (March 17, 2010)
DANIEL PIPES.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com): "CAIR ATTACKS THE FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE" by Daniel Pipes (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations is up to its usual assault on the discussion of Islam. Its Philadelphia chapter is holding a press conference on March 17 at which it plans "to announce the launch of a nationwide campaign to challenge anti-Islam bias in a series of children's books that the Washington-based Muslim civil rights group says promote 'hostility toward Islam and suspicion of Muslims'.") (March 16, 2010)
WorldNetDaily.com: "JUDGE ORDERS DEPORTATION OF EX-CAIR BOARD MEMBER Rules Jordanian living in U.S. since 1993 lied on visa application about terror links" (SNIPPET: "Last fall, Sadoun was issued an order to appear in immigration court on charges he violated immigration laws and omitted critical information on his application for an visa in 1993, officials told the Dallas Morning News. The government alleged Sadoun had failed to disclose involvement with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which have been designated terrorist organizations.") (February 20, 2010, 7:40 pm)
THE TIMES OF INDIA: Washington - "MUSLIM-AMERICAN BODY ISSUES FATWA AGAINST AIRPORT BODY SCANNERS" (SNIPPET: "The Figh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week..." SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it endorses the fatwa.") (IANS, February 12, 2010, 12:47 pm IST)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE TO HEAR ABOUT POSSIBLE 'HATE INCIDENTS' BY LOCAL OFFICIALS" by Jody Brown (SNIPPET: "Speaking to a group of Christian ministers on January 27, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris stated: "We are growing Christian community -- and don't let anybody shy away from that." And Councilwoman Sherry Marquez has been criticized for posting biblical references on her Facebook...") (February 5, 2010, 3:20 pm)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "GRAHAM SPEAKS TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM" by Chad Groening (SNIPPET: "A messianic Jewish leader is pleased that evangelist Franklin Graham continues to tell the truth about Islam and won't buckle to the demands of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).") (December 17, 2009)
HUMAN EVENTS.com: "CAIR TRIES TO PLANT MUSLIM INTERNS ON KEY HILL STAFFS" by Jed Babbin (SNIPPET: "The CAIR memo says, in part: "We will focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community. (For example, the judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees.) We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices."") (October 14, 2009)
FOX NEWS.com: "GOP LAWMAKERS ACCUSE MUSLIM ADVOCACY GROUP CAIR OF PLANTING SPIES ON CAPITOL HILL Four congressmen are asking for an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations after discovering an internal memo noting the group's strategy." (October 14, 2009)
CAIR.com: "An Open Letter to President Obama and the Muslim World" (SNIPPET: "Unfortunately, today it is quite common to see and hear the faith of Islam denigrated in newspaper columns, on talk radio and in religious sermons nationwide.") (May 29, 2009) (pdf)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "HLF FOUNDERS SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS" (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Palestine Committee legacy. Last year, the FBI decided to cut off communication with CAIR due to concerns about the evidence showing the organization's Hamas roots. "Nevertheless, until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner," wrote Richard C. Powers, an assistant director in the FBI's office of Congressional Affairs, last month.") (May 27, 2009)
Dallas.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Washington - "FEDERAL JUDGE HANDS DOWN SENTENCES IN HOLY LAND FOUNDATION CASE Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization" (May 27, 2009)
SEATTLE TIMES.com: "MUSLIMS CRITICIZE PRODUCERS OF SEATTLE TRAINING PROGRAM" (SNIPPET: ""The center has an anti-Muslim agenda, to be frank," contends Arsalan Bukhari, president of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.") (Originally published May 25, 2009, 12:00 am)
LittleGreenFootballs.com - blog (JAPAN TODAY.com): "CAIR HITCHES RIDE ON JAPANESE INTERNMENT DEMONSTRATION" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The program, titled "Continuing the Legacy," particularly emphasized the striking correlation between historical injustices done to Japanese-Americans and the religious and racial persecution facing Muslim-Americans post-Sept 11. Representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and more than 100 members of the Islamic community came to learn about the Japanese-American experience, show support, and strengthen ties between the two communities.") (May 16, 2008)
AIRPORT BUSINESS.com (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION) (LexisNexis): "JFK SECURITY ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The allegations were reportedly made at a news conference held on 23 August, at which Dennis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union stated that the price for racial profiling is too high to pay. The news conference was convened by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and was aimed at highlighting the case of an Iraqi-born US family, Reuters reported.") (Updated August 25, 2006)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "CAIR, ACLU SUE TO STOP DOMESTIC SPYING PROGRAM" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Detroit suit, which also names the NSA, was filed by the ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greenpeace and several individuals.") (January 17, 2006)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC GROUP CALLS FOR USE OF KORAN TO TAKE OATH" by Melanie Hunter (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is calling on North Carolina judges to allow people to use the Koran when taking an oath, saying the use of the Bible exclusively represents "an inappropriate state endorsement of religion." The request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) comes after Guilford County judges said they would not allow use of Korans in their courtrooms.") (June 21, 2005)
CNS NEWS.com: "FREE KORANS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE" by Susan Jones (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Over the weekend, CAIR held a conference in the Washington area on the causes and remedies of "Islamophobia and anti-Americanism."") (May 17, 2005)
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