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Shari'a and Violence in American Mosques

by Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi
Middle East Quarterly
Summer 2011, pp. 59-72

by Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi
Middle East Quarterly
Summer 2011, pp. 59-72

How great is the danger of extremist violence in the name of Islam in the United States? Recent congressional hearings into this question by Rep. Peter King (Republican of New York), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, have generated a firestorm of controversy among his colleagues, the press, and the general public. Though similar hearings have taken place at least fourteen times since 2001, King was labeled a latter-day Joe McCarthy and the hearings called an assault on civil liberties and a contemporary witch-hunt. Yet the larger dilemmas outlined by both the congressman and some of his witnesses remain: To what extent are American Muslims, native-born as well as naturalized, being radicalized by Islamists? And what steps can those who are sworn to the protection of American citizenry take that will uncover and disrupt the plots of those willing to take up arms against others for the sake of jihad?

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Norway's Demographic Experiments

Norway's Demographic Experiments

The Labour Party has turned Oslo into an ethnically divided city. The indigenous population is moving out and non-Western immigrants are moving in.

CAIR's Great FBI Scare Lecture

PT News
May 10, 2011
A recent "Know Your Rights" presentation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) New York chapter set a new standard of fomenting fear and distrust among Muslim Americans toward law enforcement. Not only is the FBI out to get Muslims - and its agents are willing to lie and break the law to do it - an attorney and CAIR-New York board member told the audience, but so is the Israeli Mossad.
"It was discovered or published that a lot of the interviews that Muslims believed they were going into with the FBI, it turns out it wasn't with the FBI at all," Lamis Deek said in her presentation. "Guess who it was? Mossad, Israeli intelligence in New York and New Jersey."

IPT News
May 10, 2011

A recent "Know Your Rights" presentation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) New York chapter set a new standard of fomenting fear and distrust among Muslim Americans toward law enforcement. Not only is the FBI out to get Muslims - and its agents are willing to lie and break the law to do it - an attorney and CAIR-New York board member told the audience, but so is the Israeli Mossad.

"It was discovered or published that a lot of the interviews that Muslims believed they were going into with the FBI, it turns out it wasn't with the FBI at all," Lamis Deek said in her presentation. "Guess who it was? Mossad, Israeli intelligence in New York and New Jersey."

Continue reading here

Multiculturalism and Islam in France CBN report

Multiculturalism and Islam

CBN reports on the failure of multiculturalism in France, and the gradual takeover of the country by Islam and Sharia law.

CAIR Officials Sought Gaddafi Money

 

The Investigative Project has translated a Libyan media article from September 2009 which details how the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) attempted to solicit money from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.According to the IP report:
Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), asked Muammar Gaddafi to underwrite CAIR’s efforts in the United States during a September 2009 audience with the Libyan dictator. According to an account of the meeting in a Libyan news website, Awad was joined by two other leading CAIR officials in praising Gaddafi’s leadership and asking him to help underwrite a program to distribute 1 million copies of the Quran to government officials and the general public in America and to help start up a new foundation Awad was trying to launch. The account was published in Arabic by Libyalive.net, and was translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Libyalive.net describes itself as “an independent Libyan electronic newspaper,” but the story about Gaddafi’s visit is attributed to the Jamahiriya News Agency, Libya’s official state news service. Awad’s pleas to Gaddafi’s generosity came after the Libyan leader left United Nations observers slack jawed at his rambling, 100-minute speech to the General Assembly. Now, after Gaddafi started killing his own people as he tries to fend off a popular uprising, Awad and CAIR have denounced him as a madman. They have organized rallies and news conferences demanding that violence against Libyan civilians by Gaddafi’s forces stop.
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The IP report does not mention that the Libyan media report also identifies other US Muslim Brotherhood leaders present at the meeting with Gaddafi including Mahdi Bray from the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Johari Abdul Malik, spokesperson for the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Washington, DC.

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report

The Investigative Project has translated a Libyan media article from September 2009 which details how the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) attempted to solicit money from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. According to the IP report:

Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), asked Muammar Gaddafi to underwrite CAIR’s efforts in the United States during a September 2009 audience with the Libyan dictator. According to an account of the meeting in a Libyan news website, Awad was joined by two other leading CAIR officials in praising Gaddafi’s leadership and asking him to help underwrite a program to distribute 1 million copies of the Quran to government officials and the general public in America and to help start up a new foundation Awad was trying to launch. The account was published in Arabic by Libyalive.net, and was translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Libyalive.net describes itself as “an independent Libyan electronic newspaper,” but the story about Gaddafi’s visit is attributed to the Jamahiriya News Agency, Libya’s official state news service. Awad’s pleas to Gaddafi’s generosity came after the Libyan leader left United Nations observers slack jawed at his rambling, 100-minute speech to the General Assembly. Now, after Gaddafi started killing his own people as he tries to fend off a popular uprising, Awad and CAIR have denounced him as a madman. They have organized rallies and news conferences demanding that violence against Libyan civilians by Gaddafi’s forces stop.

Read the rest here.

The IP report does not mention that the Libyan media report also identifies other US Muslim Brotherhood leaders present at the meeting with Gaddafi including Mahdi Bray from the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Johari Abdul Malik, spokesperson for the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Washington, DC.

Continue reading here.

 

Muslim Student Association's Pledge of Allegience

MSA's Pledge of Allegience

The MSA is a supposedly "mainstream" group that has long operated on college campuses from coast to coast. Yet a 2007 New York Police Department report identified the organization as an "incubator" for Islamic radicalism.

CAIR's Self-Serving Third Jihad Complaint

IPT News
February 8, 2011

 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations' protest that the documentary The Third Jihad smears Muslims reveals more about CAIR's desire to hide its record than any concern for the civil rights of Muslim Americans.
Unfortunately, however, that was enough for the New York Police Department to cave in to CAIR's demands and stop using the film in training programs for police officers. Now, New York's finest will have to look harder for evidence that the group claiming to look out for civil rights is actually working to stymie law enforcement efforts to stop terrorism.
Narrated by M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who challenges groups such as CAIR, The Third Jihad details how CAIR was created shortly after a secret 1993 meeting in Philadelphia involving members of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee. Their goal was to lead opposition to the 1993 Oslo accords and generate support for Hamas, the terrorist organization that now runs the government in Gaza.
Records of that October 1993 conference, which was tapped by federal law enforcement officials, detail how CAIR's founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad were present as the group discussed the need to create a pro-Hamas advocacy group that would not be tied publicly to Hamas.
Shukri Abu-Baker, then the president of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Hamas financial support arm, explained the idea. "We will form an organization for you to show the Americans that you are … [unintelligible]," he said. "It will be made up of some of our people, our beloved ones, and let's not hoist a large Islamic flag and let's not be barbaric-talking. We will remain a front so that if the thing happens, we will benefit from the new happenings instead of having all of our organizations classified and exposed."
In testimony, FBI case agent Lara Burns said CAIR was created after the Philadelphia meeting and pointed to an exhibit which shows CAIR listed on a Palestine Committee agenda within weeks of its 1994 creation.
The FBI cited that evidence in explaining why it cut off formal communication with the group. "Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS," FBI Assistant Director Richard C. Powers wrote in April 2009, "the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner."
The Third Jihad also shows CAIR officials refusing to denounce Hamas or Hizballah as terrorist organizations and cites an internal Muslim Brotherhood document submitted in the federal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development that shows how the Brotherhood wants to create a global Islamic state.
But CAIR refused to deal with the documentary's substance. Instead, it called it "notorious" and then devoted the rest of its press release to the same guilt-by-association tactics it accuses its opponents of using. It quoted CAIR-NY official Zead Ramadan comparing the documentary to the Nazi-era file Triumph of the Will and the silent movie Birth of a Nation, which romanticized the Ku Klux Klan. Ramadan also voiced his concerns to NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at a local Eid celebration. According to Ramadan, Kelly seemed concerned and said he would "take care of it."
Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne also took CAIR's side in the argument. "It was reviewed and found to be inappropriate," he said of the movie. "It was not approved for the curriculum. It's not shown for any purpose now."
Released in 2008, The Third Jihad's only flaw concerning CAIR is that it doesn't have enough information about the self-styled civil rights group. For example:
Last month, CAIR's San Francisco chapter posted an anti-FBI graphic on its website urging members not to talk to the FBI. It later removed the graphic and claimed it was a mistake.
The 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial publicized links between CAIR founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad and the Palestine Committee, an umbrella organization of U.S. Hamas support groups. CAIR was listed itself as a component of the committee in internal documents.
The government named CAIR as an unindicted coconspirator in the trial, and the presiding judge ruled in a 2009 opinion that was unsealed last year that there was "ample evidence" tying CAIR to Hamas.
It's not the first time the NYPD has met CAIR's self-interested demands. In 2007, CAIR heavily criticized an NYPD report entitled "Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat." Then-CAIR Chairman Parvez Ahmed said the report casted "a pall of suspicion over the entire American Muslim community" and labeled "almost every American Muslim as a potential terrorist."
Perhaps what CAIR really objected to was the report's analysis of the radicalization of former CAIR communications specialist Randall Todd Royer. A former U.S. Army soldier, Royer, as part of a 2004 plea agreement on weapons charges, admitted in a statement of facts to assisting others in "gaining entry to a jihad camp run by the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan," a U.S. designated terrorist organization. In 2004, Royer testified in the case of Virginia cell leader Ali Al-Timimi, in which he admitted to encouraging others to seek training from LeT during a secret meeting held only days after 9/11. Royer's terror-linked actions overlapped with his time served with CAIR, from 1997, to at least the beginning of October 2001.
In 2009, the NYPD amended the report to include a statement of clarification which called the New York Muslim community its "ally" and added "that the NYPD's focus on al-Qaida inspired terrorism should not be mistaken for any implicit or explicit justification for racial, religious or ethnic profiling" and that it should "not be read to characterize Muslims as intrinsically dangerous or intrinsically linked to terrorism." That wasn't good enough for CAIR. In a joint statement, the organization remained concerned that the report still contained "harmful stereotypes."
CAIR officials, it seems, have never seen a documentary, article or planned congressional investigation of radical Islam they consider "unbiased." Nor, it seems, have they found any law enforcement investigation of radical Islam worthy of their support. All of which makes it quite troubling that the leaders of the police department in the city most victimized by radical Muslim terrorists would roll over so easily.
Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2572/cair-self-serving-third-jihad-complaint

The Council on American-Islamic Relations' protest that the documentary The Third Jihad smears Muslims, reveals more about CAIR's desire to hide its record than any concern for the civil rights of Muslim Americans.

Unfortunately, however, that was enough for the New York Police Department to cave in to CAIR's demands and stop using the film in training programs for police officers. Now, New York's finest will have to look harder for evidence that the group claiming to look out for civil rights is actually working to stymie law enforcement efforts to stop terrorism.

Narrated by M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who challenges groups such as CAIR, The Third Jihad details how CAIR was created shortly after a secret 1993 meeting in Philadelphia involving members of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee. Their goal was to lead opposition to the 1993 Oslo accords and generate support for Hamas, the terrorist organization that now runs the government in Gaza.

Records of that October 1993 conference, which was tapped by federal law enforcement officials, detail how CAIR's founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad were present as the group discussed the need to create a pro-Hamas advocacy group that would not be tied publicly to Hamas.

Shukri Abu-Baker, then the president of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Hamas financial support arm, explained the idea. "We will form an organization for you to show the Americans that you are … [unintelligible]," he said. "It will be made up of some of our people, our beloved ones, and let's not hoist a large Islamic flag and let's not be barbaric-talking. We will remain a front so that if the thing happens, we will benefit from the new happenings instead of having all of our organizations classified and exposed."

In testimony, FBI case agent Lara Burns said CAIR was created after the Philadelphia meeting and pointed to an exhibit which shows CAIR listed on a Palestine Committee agenda within weeks of its 1994 creation.

The FBI cited that evidence in explaining why it cut off formal communication with the group. "Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS," FBI Assistant Director Richard C. Powers wrote in April 2009, "the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner."

The Third Jihad also shows CAIR officials refusing to denounce Hamas or Hizballah as terrorist organizations and cites an internal Muslim Brotherhood document submitted in the federal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development that shows how the Brotherhood wants to create a global Islamic state.

But CAIR refused to deal with the documentary's substance. Instead, it called it "notorious" and then devoted the rest of its press release to the same guilt-by-association tactics it accuses its opponents of using. It quoted CAIR-NY official Zead Ramadan comparing the documentary to the Nazi-era file Triumph of the Will and the silent movie Birth of a Nation, which romanticized the Ku Klux Klan. Ramadan also voiced his concerns to NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at a local Eid celebration. According to Ramadan, Kelly seemed concerned and said he would "take care of it."

Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne also took CAIR's side in the argument. "It was reviewed and found to be inappropriate," he said of the movie. "It was not approved for the curriculum. It's not shown for any purpose now."

Released in 2008, The Third Jihad's only flaw concerning CAIR is that it doesn't have enough information about the self-styled civil rights group. Continue reading here.

 

CAIR's Deceptive Spin on FBI Support

 

Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are painting a deceptively rosy picture of the organization's relationship with the FBI. The spin follows the group's decision last week to remove an anti-FBI graphic posted on its San Francisco chapter's website.
The graphic depicts a sinister-looking FBI agent walking down a street as doors slam shut. "Build a Wall of Resistance," it reads. "Don't Talk to the FBI." CAIR issued a clarification statement calling it "inconsistent with CAIR's policy of constitutionally-informed cooperation with law enforcement agencies." The group had included the graphic as part of a "Know Your Rights" event it co-sponsored in response to several FBI raids conducted during September 2010.
Corey Saylor, CAIR's national legislative director, said on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, that he is "troubled" by the media's critical reaction. "I can speak of a number of different occasions of CAIR's consistent policy of cooperating with law enforcement," he said.
Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2515/cair-deceptive-spin-on-fbi-support

IPT News

January 21, 2011

Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are painting a deceptively rosy picture of the organization's relationship with the FBI. The spin follows the group's decision last week to remove an anti-FBI graphic posted on its San Francisco chapter's website.

The graphic depicts a sinister-looking FBI agent walking down a street as doors slam shut. "Build a Wall of Resistance," it reads. "Don't Talk to the FBI." CAIR issued a clarification statement calling it "inconsistent with CAIR's policy of constitutionally-informed cooperation with law enforcement agencies." The group had included the graphic as part of a "Know Your Rights" event it co-sponsored in response to several FBI raids conducted during September 2010.

Corey Saylor, CAIR's national legislative director, said on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, that he is "troubled" by the media's critical reaction. "I can speak of a number of different occasions of CAIR's consistent policy of cooperating with law enforcement," he said.

 

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CAIR Says Poster Warning Against Helping FBI is Misinterpreted

 

FoxNews.com
January 13, 2011

By Todd Starnes

FoxNews.com

January 13, 2011

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it will remove a poster from the group's website promoting an upcoming conference that encourages people not to talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The poster, which appeared on the website of CAIR’s California chapter, features a sinister-looking FBI agent with the headlines “Build a Wall of Resistance” and “Don’t Talk to the FBI.” The poster was designed in the late 1970s or early 1980s and has been reproduced by various groups and activists since then in response to alleged harassment by the FBI and to protest grand jury subpoenas.

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Sweden's Decline to Islam

Sweden's Decline to Islam

VIDEO - Through uncontrolled Muslim immigration Sweden has ‘made its own bed’ and now has to sleep in it. These comments of Pat Condell, which aired just weeks before the December suicide bombing in Sweden, are enlightening.