Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal


I am not surprised that Pakistan Muslims are so supremacist that they have reacted with such viciousness toward Asia Bibi due to the Pakistan Court overturning her conviction and I also expect Mullah egged-on violence against Pakistani Christians to follow (if indeed it may have already occurred and not yet reported by Western media).

 

If anyone has an update on Asia Bibi, such as a prison release date, health report, asylum in a nation outside of Pakistan, etc.; please email me at john.houk@gmail.com or those of you who know my private email – you can data there.

 

Below is an IPT report I found on the Asia Bibi situation.

 

JRH 11/2/18

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Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal

 

By IPT News

Nov 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

Thousands of Islamist demonstrators in Pakistan continue to violently protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was falsely accused of blasphemy and spent the last eight years on death row.

 

Protesters clashed with police, burned cars and disrupted traffic, blocking ambulances. Schools across Pakistan have been closed and a major zone in Islamabad is sealed off.

 

Asia Bibi was charged in 2009 with insulting Islam’s prophet Muhammad after drinking from a cup of water before allowing fellow Muslim farm laborers drink first. After being beaten in her home, Bibi’s accusers say that she confessed to blasphemy. She was sentenced to death in 2010.

 

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned her sentence. For that, the Supreme Court judges “deserve to be killed,” said Muhammad Afzal Qadri, leader of the extremist Islamist Tehreek-i-Labaik party. But Bibi has not been released from prison, as negotiations for her safety broke down between the government and Islamists.

 

“Which government can function like this, blackmailed by protests?” asked Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, accusing the Islamists for “inciting [people] for their own political gain.”

 

Radical religious groups, including a charity founded by UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, vowed to join the protests today.

 

Public support for blasphemy laws in Pakistan remains high, driving a wedge between the ruling party and extreme Islamists stoking protests. And that sentiment is not limited to South Asia.

 

A Maryland mosque last year praised the terrorist who killed a former Pakistani governor critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Salman Taseer was targeted by radical Islamists after he defended Bibi. In 2011, his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri shot and killed him.

 

American Islamist groups said nothing about Taseer’s killing.

 

After Qadri was executed for the killing in 2016, the Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted a celebration in his memory, “attended by dozens of people including young children and teenagers.”

 

Radical Islamists in Pakistan, whether organized terrorist groups or mobs of people, often take matters into their hands.

 

In April 2017, a violent mob beat to death a university student who faced a blasphemy accusation that investigators later deemed false.

 

Sunni terrorist groups connected to extremist Pakistani organizations last year targeted minorities in several deadly attacks including Ahmadi Muslims, the Shi’a Hazara community, and Christians.

 

In December, for example, Islamic State terrorists killed nine civilians in a targeted attack involving a suicide bomber against a Methodist church in Quetta.

 

Pakistan has charged about 1,000 people with blasphemy since 1987, and convictions can carry the death penalty. These laws especially target members of Pakistan’s minority communities. But the law can be also applied to anyone that is seen as a threat to the government.

 

According to the US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2017, civil society organizations “reported lower courts often failed to adhere to basic evidentiary standards in blasphemy cases.”

 

Asia Bibi’s acquittal highlights the plight of all religious minorities in Pakistan and the destructive power of radical Islamists across the country.

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About The Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than two decades, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums. Research carried out by the IPT team has formed the basis for thousands of articles and television specials on the subject of radical Islamic involvement in terrorism, and has even led to successful government action against terrorists and financiers based in the United States.

 

The IPT accepts no funding from outside the United States, or from any governmental agency or political or religious institutions. Tax deductible contributions should be made to its fund-raising arm, the Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

 

Founder and executive director Steven Emerson is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security and author. Consulted by the White House, National Security Council, FBI, Justice Department, Congress and intelligence agencies, Mr. Emerson is in great demand as one of the most astute, insightful and knowledgeable experts in the world today on the threat and prospects of militant Islamic terrorism. He has been quoted in more than 500 news articles and has appeared frequently on network television. His 2002 best-selling book, American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, provides the first context and understanding for how one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world could have plotted the worst terrorist attack on American soil without detection or scrutiny by American authorities.

 

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Libyan Security Committee Calls U.S. Muslim Leader a Terrorist


Esam Omeish at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center 9-18-15

 

I realize that the government situation in Libya is not exactly stable, yet I find it very amusing that a Libyan parliamentary procedure has placed Muslim Brotherhood linked Esam Omeish – who resides in America – on a terrorist watch list. Omeish has gone ballistic when a foreign government has exposed his trojan nature in the USA.

 

Here is an Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) article on the issue.

 

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Libyan Security Committee Calls U.S. Muslim Leader a Terrorist

 

By IPT News

June 12, 2017

Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

Omeish and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. Source: Facebook

 

A prominent Muslim American political activist is included on a list of 75 terrorists issued by a Libyan parliamentary committee.

 

Esam Omeish is a former president of the Muslim American Society and remains a prominent figure at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va. He is among 75 people the Libyan House of Representatives’ Defense and National Security Committee labeled Friday as enemies.

 

Libya’s government remains fragmented, with the House of Representatives based in a city called Tobruk. It is considered closely aligned with Egypt.

 

Omeish is the 29th name listed on the terror list and is described as an “international member of the Muslim Brotherhood.” Another American, Aly Abuzaakouk, appears just after Omeish’s, also identified as an international Muslim Brotherhood member.

 

Omeish blasted the move in a statement on his Facebook page, saying “my name had unjustly and falsely been placed on a so called list of supporters of terrorism.” He protested Saturday to Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, and plans to try meeting more members of Congress today.

 

Omeish wants the committee’s leader “legally prosecuted for fraud, slander and defamation to obtain a judgement inhibiting their ability to travel to America…” He also wants penalties for committee members who approved the list, accusing them of “randomly charging American citizens who have no offense or crime, or involvement with any of the forms of terrorism, and who are major in the American landscape in the fight against terrorism and working with all security and legal agencies to preserve the country’s security and the safety of the society and communities with transparency and integrity which everyone near and far knows.”

 

Omeish formerly served as president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), which insiders have acknowledged is the Muslim Brotherhood’s overt arm in the United States. In a December Facebook comment, Omeish wrote  that Muslims “have not known of the people of Islam … those more just in understanding, wider in approach and closer in application than the Muslim Brotherhood. We have not known of humane brotherliness and its people, (and we are affiliated with all men whom Allah has created a propensity for love, mercy, an upright disposition, good morals and honorable character) better in ethics, of gentler parts, deeper in adherence to duty, nobler in morals among all their sons, and every one of their actions than the Muslim Brotherhood.”

 

Last year, he advocated that the U.S. support for a group known variably as the “Revolutionary Shura Council,” or the “Mujahideen Shura of Derna,” despite ties between its officials and al-Qaida. Egypt’s air force bombed the group last month in retaliation for terror attacks against Coptic Christians in April.

 

Abuzaakouk also has deep Muslim Brotherhood connections. He has served as executive director of the American Muslim Council (AMC), and publications director for the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He became foreign minister of the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Government of National Salvation based in Tripoli after dictator Muammar Gaddafi fell. That group opposes the internationally recognized government in Tobruk.

 

The AMC was founded in part by Mahmoud Abu Saud, who helped Hassan al-Banna create the Brotherhood in Egypt, the Washington Post reported in 2004. FBI officials have long suspected that the IIIT housed leading Brotherhood officials in the United States.

 

Despite his overt support for “the jihad way” and for the Brotherhood, Omeish has been close to Kaine for at least a decade. When Kaine was Virginia’s governor in 2007, Omeish was forced to resign from a state immigration panel after Investigative Project on Terrorism video showed him praising Palestinians during a 2000 rally for knowing that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”

 

At a separate event two months earlier, Omeish similarly praised Palestinians “for their bravery, for their giving up their lives for the sake of Allah and for the sake of Al-Aqsa [Jerusalem]. They have spearheaded the effort to bring victory upon the believers in [Palestine].”

 

It was during a 2010 fundraiser for Omeish’s state assembly campaign that U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison – now the Democratic National Committee’s vice chair – complained that Israel unduly influence U.S. policy in the Middle East. “A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million,” Ellison said. “Does that make sense?”

 

Ellison added: “We can’t allow another country to treat us like we’re their ATM. Right? And so we ought to stand up as Americans. Now some of us have affinity for other places around the globe. Some of us are new Americans and adopted America as our home. But whether you’re born here or whether you accepted America as your own voluntarily, this is our home. Right? All of our home equally, and we can’t allow it to be disrespected because some, by a country that we’re paying money to.”

 

In this case, Kaine serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s subcommittee for North Africa.

 

It is unclear what impact the Libyan House committee’s terror list will have, especially among U.S. policy makers. There’s no public information indicating Omeish was directly involved in any terror support. But he has openly advocated for “the jihad way” and lauds the Brotherhood, a movement which articulated a goal of creating a global Islamic state and serves as an inspiration for Sunni jihadist groups including al-Qaida, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad  and Ja’amat Islamiya.

 

“The common link here is the extremist Muslim Brotherhood – all of these organizations are descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers,” former National Security and Counter-terrorism Coordinator Richard Clarke testified in 2004 before a U.S. Senate committee.

 

There are twin bills pending in Congress that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.  The United Arab Emirates has already done so.

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About The Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than two decades, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums. Research carried out by the IPT team has formed the basis for thousands of articles and television specials on the subject of radical Islamic involvement in terrorism, and has even led to successful government action against terrorists and financiers based in the United States.

 

The IPT accepts no funding from outside the United States, or from any governmental agency or political or religious institutions. Tax deductible contributions should be made to its fund-raising arm, the Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

 

Steven Emerson

 

Founder and executive director Steven Emerson is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security and author. Consulted by the White House, National Security Council, FBI, Justice Department, Congress and intelligence agencies, Mr. Emerson is in great demand as one of the most astute, insightful and knowledgeable experts in the world today on the threat and prospects of militant Islamic terrorism. He has been quoted in more than 500 news articles and READ THE REST

 

Funding the Muslim Brotherhood Through Uncle Sam


It is good for Westerners and especially Americans (I live there) to educate themselves on the actual tenets of Islam. Muslims, Islamic Apologists and Leftist Multiculturalists will tell you information that will sound spiritual and enticing; however those promoting Islam or promoting acceptance of Islam are outright being deceptive or are self-deceived. In general Islam promotes a superiority mentality and extreme displeasure toward those that reject Islamic Supremacism.

On August 7 I cross posted Cheri Berens’ investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Today here is some added information from the perspective Paul Sutliff who spends serious time understanding Islam and exposing that theopolitical ideology’s nefarious designs on the West. Paul also educates us on the Muslim Brotherhood.

This post was shared via an email link from Paul which was posted on the People’s Pundit Daily. I’d like to point out that Paul Sutliff also has his own blog: Paul Sutliff on Civilization Jihad.

JRH 8/11/15

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UPDATE: 8/12/15 2:35 PM – Paul Sutliff has requested that I link his essay to his blog rather than the People’s Pundit Daily because that site failed to properly use quotes to distinguish from his authorship.

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Funding the Muslim Brotherhood Through Uncle Sam

By PAUL SUTLIFF

AUGUST 9, 2015

Paul Sutliff on Civilization Jihad

(Authors Note: This is the first of several installments to come on this issue.)

Since we were attacked on 9/11 by al Qaeda and have learned how the Muslim Brotherhood assisted in the planning and preparations, you would think that would mean that the U.S. federal government would not be offering them monetary handouts. But that is sadly not true.

In 2004, the United States served a search Warrant on Ismail Elbrasse [also spelled as Ismail Elbarasse], a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America at the time. Through that search of Elbrasse’s hidden sub-basement the Explanatory Memorandum was discovered. It revealed a sinister war of infiltration and subversion against both Canada and the United States of America. Below is just one paragraph from the missive written as early as 1991.

4- Understanding the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Gods religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslims destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who choose to slack.

Under the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations, funds from the federal government have gone directly to sources proven to have terrorist connections here in the United States. With this stated it is beyond this writers understanding why these organizations are allowed to exist in the USA much less receive financial assistance from the federal government!

Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) 059-90010

Anaheim, CA

Award Amount            $70,324

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) $70,324 to provide “Critical infrastructure and key resources protection” this past April 28th. It is important to note that CAIR is the former Islamic Association of Palestine and was listed as an Unindicted Co-conspirator in the largest terror funding trial in American history (USA v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, 2007, 2008). HLF was found guilty of funding Hamas and money laundering. Federal agencies such as the FBI have been forbidden from interacting with CAIR since 2008! But for some reason this year, they are trusted by the federal government to provide critical infrastructure and key resources protection. A true example of the Fox guarding the Hen House!

Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center GS11B02021

Falls Church, VA

Award Amount:             $628,589

Federal funding of this mosque was first exposed by Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) in 2010. Emerson rightly brought concern that the incredible laxness or overt funding of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center that had previously and continually proven to be one of the favorite stomping grounds of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. Anwar Awlaki, was a former “spiritual advisor” to two of the 9/11 terrorists according to the 9/11 Commission at the Falls Church Mosque!

IPT cited White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs interview on CBS Face the Nation on May 23, 2010.

Mister Awlaki … supports al Qaeda’s agenda of murder and violence. In fact, in recent videotapes, he’s said he’s a member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who has an agenda just like al Qaeda to strike targets in Yemen, throughout the world, including here in the United States…. the President, yesterday [said] to graduates at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that members of al Qaeda are small men who will be on the wrong side of history. Those cadets, many of them will go to Afghanistan to pursue our battles there, to keep our country safe. And the President will continue to take action directly at terrorists like Awlaki, and keep our country safe from their murderous thugs.

The date above was placed in bold in this quote to indicate that though Press Secretary Gibbs indicated that Amlaki was a terrorist in his May 2010 interview, the US government had been making two payments of $23,281.08, every three months. This means the US government was making a quarterly $46,562.16payment to the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center since October 1, 2008. This places approval for the contract under President George W. Bush’s administration. This contract was voided only because of the good work of the Investigative Project on Terrorism which exposed how the government was paying for a US Census Bureau office in the Falls Church Mosque. According to USA Spending.gov the last payment to this Islamist supporting mosque was on October 1, 2010. They received a total of $628,589 over a two year period.

Steven Coughlin’s book, Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad (2015) records several observations by the FBI of Anwar Awlaki’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood. In one case he notes:

As late as 2006, FBI witness statements noted Awlaki’s Muslim Brotherhood status, going so far as to note that a witness had broke contact with Awlaki when learning of his Brotherhood connections. .[1]

Please do read IPTs extensive review of those charged with terrorism and what has been taught at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center to see further evidence as to why any contract with this organization should NEVER have happened.

North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) -DUNS: 792211732

Columbia, Missouri

Awarded:             $10,000 +

Due to the numerous awards this organization has received its federal identification number (DUNS) is given instead of a contract or Grant number.

According to federal court documents, NAIT was listed seventh as a member organization on the Explanatory Memorandum quoted above, and was listed as an Unindicted Coconspirator in the USA v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, 2007, 2008 trial on terrorist funding of Hamas.

NAIT acts like a banking institution to establish mosques, aka Islamic Cultural Centers. It is registered as a Non-Profit with the Federal government. FOX News revealed on February 1, 2014:

Records show that since 1998, the North American Islamic Trust has received over $10,000 across 34 separate taxpayer-funded programs. NAIT’s two relatively small land plots are tax-zoned as“agricultural” — but they aren’t developed.
The group has been able to obtain farm subsidies legally without producing any crops because it is a nonprofit “charity group”landowner — so it received subsidies on top of being tax-exempt.

This means that funds to the Muslim Brotherhood entity known as NAIT, began under the Clinton administration. The Fox News report also had stated that the payments to NAIT had been stopped in 2008:

During the trial, the group’s farm subsidies stopped, only to be reinstated after a federal judge cleared them.

However, the group was not removed from the Unindicted Co-Conspirator list as the Fox news report appears to state! Which brings into question why payments were allowed to continue!

ISLAMIC CENTER OF LEXINGTON INCORPORATED

Lexington, KY

AWARDED:                  $38,000 +

According to Fayette County, KY records, the Islamic Center of Lexington is owned by the Muslim Students Association the first established entity of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. The Muslim Students Association was the first Muslim Brotherhood entity established in America. This was noted in the Holy Land Foundation trial on terrorist funding.

This mosque provides chaplain services to area prisons. It is a well known fact that Islamists recruit inside American prisons. Trusting an organization to provide chaplain services that is owned by an FBI identified representative of the Muslim Brotherhood (See USA v. HLF transcript), is an example of a lack of knowledge of who has declared war on the United States and Canada.

Conclusion

This research into the federal funding of the many Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist front groups is hardly extensive. It only scratches the surface of the federal government’s willing refusal to acknowledge those who threaten to harm us, the citizens of the United States and our representative government.

[1] FBI Witness Transcript – October 2006, Judicial Watch  Document regarding Al-Awlaki, Federal bureau of Investigation (FBI) document (Obtained by Judicial Watch for FOIA (31 May 2013) – DECLASSIFIED – labeled  1174529-000, pg. 257/348, 13 October 2006.

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About Paul Sutliff

Paul Sutliff is an educator and research writer particularly focused on Islam, whose work has been recognized by Ryan Mauro of Clarion Project and FOX News. His latest book is Civilization Jihad and the Myth of Moderate Islam.

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FBI agents violate ‘no CAIR’ policy


FBI Outreach List - CAIR

I have to wonder if Supreme Leader Obama has spun some acolytes inside the FBI. I wonder this because I was just alerted with an ACT for America email that factions within the FBI are hooking up with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR – See Also HERE). Even though the FBI officially repudiated any liaison between CAIR and the Muslim community allegedly to sniff out Islamic terrorists. As if Islamic terrorist loving CAIR would give up any Radical Muslims working to bring down the American government or planning to kill American citizens.

 

JRH 9/21/13

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FBI agents violate ‘no CAIR’ policy

 

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We commend U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf for demanding that FBI agents who violated the FBI’s policy of no outreach to CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) be disciplined.

CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood connected entity and a front organization for the terrorist group Hamas.

Please see the eye-popping report below from the Investigative Project on Terrorism (highlights added).

Why anyone – in the media, government, or law enforcement – would pay any attention to anything CAIR says or does is, well, simply bewildering.

FBI agents who have engaged in outreach to CAIR have not only acted scandalously, they’ve violated their oath of office.

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Wolf Demands FBI Punish Agents For CAIR Contact
IPT News
September 19, 2013

http://www.investigativeproject.org/4165/wolf-demands-fbi-punish-agents-for-cair-contact

 

On a day when the Council on American-Relations (CAIR) issued a report accusing its critics of bigotry, a Justice Department investigation reminds the public why CAIR does not merit the public’s trust.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz found a series of incidents in which FBI field offices knowingly engaged in outreach activity with CAIR despite a 2008 policy banning non-investigative cooperation with the Islamist group. Only
a summary of the report has been released publicly. The rest is considered classified, but has been made available to Congress.


The ban on interactions with CAIR, first reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, resulted from an FBI investigation into a Muslim Brotherhood-created Hamas-support network in the United States.

Internal documents seized by the FBI show that CAIR and its founders, Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad, were a part of that network known as the Palestine Committee. Both men appear on a telephone list of Palestine Committee members (Awad is listed under a pseudonym “Omar Yehya), and CAIR is listed on a meeting agenda listing the committee’s branches.

“[U] ntil we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS,” an FBI official wrote in 2009, “the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner.”

But several FBI field office agents-in-charge balked at the policy, the Inspector General’s report finds, and the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs repeatedly offered field offices conflicting information. Despite a series of electronic communications explaining the CAIR ban – it does not apply to criminal investigations or civil rights complaints – issued from August-December 2008, and despite a mandatory meeting for Special Agents in Charge (SAC) of field offices, the head of the Los Angeles FBI office told his agents to ignore FBI headquarters.

“[W]e will decide how our relationship is operated and maintained with CAIR barring some additional instruction from FBI Headquarters,” the Los Angeles SAC wrote. “Please instruct your folks at this time that are not to abide by the … [policy] but that their direction in regards to CAIR will come from the LA Field Office front office.”

In a scathing letter to new FBI Director James Comey, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., called the violations “intolerable” and demanded punishment for those responsible, including “separation from the FBI.”

Wolf is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee responsible for the FBI’s budget. He noted that the investigation only focused on incidents involving three field offices – Chicago, Philadelphia and New Haven, Conn., so the depth of the problem still is not known.

The Los Angeles SAC, Wolf added, exhibited “unacceptable and insubordinate behavior from a senior leader of the FBI.”

“Despite repeated efforts to communicate the policy to the field,” Wolf wrote, “this was undermined by conflicting guidance being inexplicably offered by the bureau’s Office of Public Affairs as well as outright violations from several field offices.”

That’s what happened in New Haven, the report finds. As the IPT reported in 2011, officials in the field office helped organize a community outreach program knowing that two local CAIR officials were involved. Rather than hold to the FBI policy, they agreed to conceal their role in organizing the event. In addition, the Inspector General found, the Office of Public Affairs advised the field office that the interaction was okay.

In 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked whether there was any “new evidence that exonerates CAIR from the allegations that it provides financial support to designated terrorist organizations.”

“No,” said a written reply from Holder.

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller publicly reaffirmed the policy in two separate appearances before Congress a year later, saying “We have no formal relationship with CAIR.”

“There should have been no confusion about this policy,” Wolf wrote, “given the bureau guidance, Congressional direction and media coverage surrounding this directive.” Horowitz seemed to agree. He faults the FBI for failing to provide “effective oversight to ensure compliance with the policy.”

In addition to avoiding interaction with a bad actor, the ban on CAIR contact is meant to prevent the group from touting its connections with law enforcement as a way to enhance its image. That’s exactly what happened in Philadelphia in 2010, the Inspector General’s report found. A local CAIR official was invited to an FBI “Citizen’s Academy” program despite the FBI policy’s specific reference to the program as off-limits to CAIR representatives.

“A few days later,” the report said, “CAIR-Philadelphia posted an article on its website describing its participation in the training program, with a link to the FBI’s website.”

While it boasted about FBI contact in this case, CAIR officials more often disseminate a message of fear to Muslim Americans, portraying FBI agents as ruthless and corrupt – willing to do anything to set up innocent Muslims. One CAIR chapter urged Muslims to “Build a Wall of Resistance” from the FBI and not cooperate in criminal investigations.

The policy did not come out of the blue. Awad, picked up on FBI recordings of Palestine Committee meetings, remains CAIR’s executive director. He has never acknowledged his relationship with the Hamas-support network, and therefore, never disavowed it. In a 2003 deposition, he claimed not to remember whether he attended a weekend-long Palestine Committee meeting in Philadelphia called to discuss ways to “derail” American peacemaking efforts between Israel and the Palestinians. The group also talked at length about how to deceive Americans by hiding their Hamas support.

Those are among the things that make the FBI question “whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS” and bar interaction between its agents and the group. Perhaps the Inspector General’s report will prompt field office officials to stop ignoring their own leaders and the information gathered by their fellow agents.

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Is Obama is Leading USA to Radical Islamic Interests?


Netanyahu in BHO Lion's Den

John R. Houk

© February 21, 2012

 

In March 2011 FBI Director Robert Mueller notified the public via House Judiciary testimony that the FBI had cut all ties with the Council on American-Islamic Affairs (CAIR) pertaining to consulting about FBI sensitivity concerning Muslims in America. Why, you may ask? It is because the largest trial connecting a Muslim Charity to financing Islamic terrorism (HLF trial) implicated many American-Islamic organizations to Hamas. CAIR was one of those Islamic organizations that were listed as an unindicted co-conspirator (Attachment A-III-11) in the HLF trial. Now a propaganda lie by Leftists and Islamic Apologists may be forthcoming that CAIR’s name was removed from the unindicted co-conspirator list by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; however closer attention to the ruling shows the twisting of facts.

 

Here is the reality of CAIR’s unindicted co-conspirator status according to the Appeals Court ruling from Z Street via Atlas Shrugs (Hat Tip Jihad Watch):

 

10/25/10 Our attention was caught by a JTA story that suggested all of us CAIR-haters may not have CAIR to kick around anymore because of a court decision.  But after reading the article, and the Politico article upon which the JTA apparently relied, we decided to do something radical and read the actual opinion.

RELAX everyone, we still have CAIR to kick around.  And ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and NAIT (North American Islamic Trust).  You see, the courts did NOT decide that CAIR or its fellow-terrorist-travelers are not actually terrorists or not actually terrorist enablers.

What the courts did was rule that the government should not have made public a document it attached to a brief in May, 2007, which the government then referred to as a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case.  The case determined that the so called Islamic Charity actually existed almost exclusively to support Hamas, the Arab Palestinian terrorist entity.

In fact, thank you so much to CAIR and to ISNA and to NAIT.  In the course of trying to get the courts to clear their “good” names, those organizations gave the courts and the government lawyers nearly half a dozen opportunities to point out that the government presented evidence during the trial of the organizations’ connections to Hamas.  In other words – the fact that there was a violation of the organizations’ Fifth Amendment rights because the organizations were publicly named as having close connections to terrorist entities in a document – and the organizations had no opportunity to defend themselves in that document – really didn’t amount to a hill of beans because evidence was introduced at trial of those same connections. In fact, the government witness, testifying under oath, referred to CAIR as a Hamas front group.

 

So you would think that CAIR and fellow unindicted co-conspirators would continue to be anathema to the FBI as in consulting and in advisory situations, right?

 

Wrong!

 

The FBI under Director Robert Mueller and undoubtedly under the directive of the Obama Administration is bowing the knees to the will of Islamist groups at home (e.g. CAIR) and in foreign venues (e.g. Muslim Brotherhood) to stifle liberal pro-democracy Muslims from promoting a secular democratic government. I mean Mueller is consulting Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood and MB affiliates in America about keeping the voice of reason submitted to Radical Islam.

 

The Obama Administration (and the Bush Administration beforehand) has gone to great efforts to proclaim America is not at war with Islam. On the other hand Muslims of the purist persuasion (i.e. radical, Salafist, Wahhabi, Twelver et al) are at war with America. It is these purist Muslims that the Obama Administration is working out secret deals with. Now if the secret deal is to leave America and Americans alone, honestly I don’t have a problem with that. AND YET the Obama Administration needs to be as wise as a serpent and peaceful as a dove, which means part of Radical Islam’s theopolitical ideology is to deceive us Liberty-minded non-Muslim Americans. The practice is called taqiyya. Muslim apologists don’t like the term “deception” (the practice of deliberately making somebody believe things that are not true – Encarta dictionary N. America) for taqiyya, rather they prefer “dissimulation” (to disguise or hide true feelings, thoughts, or intentions – Encarta dictionary N. America). The Muslim apologist prefers “dissimulation” for it connotes self-preservation rather than the old saying O what wicked web we weave when we set out to deceive. You see self-preservation is a defensive noble thing.

 

When radical Muslims pick a war by offensive acts of terrorism there is more of a sense of Islamic Supremacist imperialism rather than self-protection. Now when the war goes badly for Islamic terrorists and the battle is brought to their backyard certainly there is a sense of self-preservation because war is a dirty business. In any case I believe taqiyya is closer to deception since America is the superior technological and military nation in comparison to any nation in which Sharia Law is the basis for the rule of law.

 

This means the American government cannot trust Islamic terrorist organization or radical Islamic organization in any kind of secret negotiations. In essence the Obama Administration is lending more credence to radical Muslims than liberal Muslims.

 

The question has to be: Why would the Obama Administration legitimize Radical Islam over Liberal Islam when the latter would serve the long term National Interests better?

 

One obvious reason would be Obama receiving the political benefits of the lack of confrontation with Radical Islamic influences including the Taliban of Afghanistan and of Iranian client terrorists Hezbollah. Obama could claim his Administration has diffused confrontation between America and haters of America. In this sense Obama is thinking reelection strategy that benefits his campaign more than the citizens of the USA OR one of America’s closest ally in Israel. If true, it would be reprehensible.

 

Another possible reason for the Obama Administration favoring Radical Islamic organizations (including terrorists) is because American Leftists may view Radical Islam as the hand writing on the wall as far as the future concerns. In this view the Obama Administration would be single handedly transforming Foreign Affairs to favor cozying up to Sharia Law based nations as an easier path than protecting the Jewish State of Israel which would mean TOTALLY throwing Israel under the bus for destruction. If true, this is equally if not more so reprehensible!

 

ACT for America is joining Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) in exposing the agenda that Obama is using your tax dollars for with Radical Muslims. I am posting the email that was sent as an alert to me.

 

JRH 2/21/12

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The FBI has been co-opted

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 2/20/2012 1:02 PM

 

Why have we spent so much time ringing alarm bells about the Muslim Brotherhood? About its rise in the Middle East?

Unmasking Enemy Among Us

Why did we put together last fall a comprehensive resource package entitled “Unmasking the Enemy Among Us: Information Warfare and the Muslim Brotherhood” (available here)?

Because we have seen what’s coming, spelled out below in this must-read piece (highlights added) that recently appeared on the Investigative Project on Terrorism website. It begins with a note from Steven Emerson detailing how radical Muslim organizations have, for all practical purposes, successfully co-opted the FBI.


February 16, 2012
A note from Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson:

Please take the time to read this very important story [below] written by a courageous Egyptian liberal intellectual about the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood lobbies in Washington and the Obama Administration’s secret collaboration with these pro-terrorist, anti-Western, anti-women, anti-American and anti-Semitic organizations. This is one of the most important articles I have read in years.

It was just revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with a coalition of groups including various Islamist and militant Arabic groups who in the past have defended Hamas and Hizballah and have also issued blatantly anti-Semitic statements. At this meeting, the FBI revealed that it had removed more than 1000 presentations and curricula on Islam from FBI offices around the country that was deemed “offensive.” The FBI did not reveal what criteria was used to determine why material was considered “offensive” but knowledgeable law enforcement sources have told the IPT that it was these radical groups who made that determination. Moreover, numerous FBI agents have confirmed that from now on, FBI headquarters has banned all FBI offices from inviting any counter-terrorist specialists who are considered “anti-Islam” by Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

The February 8 FBI meeting was the culmination of a series of unpublicized directives issued in the last three months by top FBI officials to all its field offices to immediately recall and withdraw any presentation or curricula on Islam throughout the entire FBI. In fact, according to informed sources and undisclosed documents, the FBI directive was instigated by radical Muslim groups in the US who had repeatedly met with top officials of the Obama Administration to complain, among other things, that the mere usage of the term of “radical Islam” in FBI curricula was “offensive” and ‘racist.” And thus, directives went out by Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Mueller to censor all such material. Included in the material destroyed or removed by the FBI and the DOJ were powerpoints and articles that defined jihad as “holy war” or presentations that portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood as an organization bent on taking over the world—a major tenant that the Muslim Brotherhood has publicly stated for decades.

During the next several months, the IPT will be releasing a series of major investigative reports revealing the secret infiltration by and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations by the Obama administration that has spread to the National Security Council, the Dept of Justice, the FBI, the Dept of Homeland Security, the CIA and the State Department as well as local law enforcement.

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Islamist Lobbies’ Washington War on Arab and Muslim Liberals

by Essam Abdallah
http://www.investigativeproject.org/3453/islamist-lobbies-washington-war-on-arab

The most dramatic oppression of the region’s civil societies and the Arab Spring is not by means of weapons, or in the Middle East. It is not led by Gaddafi, Mubarak, Bin Ali, Saleh, or Assad. It is led by the powerful Islamist lobbies in Washington DC. People may find my words curious if not provocative. But my arguments are sharp and well understood by many Arab and middle eastern liberals and freedom fighters. Indeed, we in the region, who are struggling for real democracy, not for the one time election type of democracy have been asking ourselves since January 2011 as the winds of Arab spring started blowing, why isn’t the West in general and the United States Administration in particular clearly and forcefully supporting our civil societies and particularly the secular democrats of the region? Why were the bureaucracies in Washington and in Brussels partnering with Islamists in the region and not with their natural allies the democracy promoting political forces?

Months into the Arab Spring, we realized that the Western powers, and the Obama Administration have put their support behind the new authoritarians, those who are claiming they will be brought to power via the votes of the people. Well, it is not quite so.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Nahda of Tunisia, the Justice Party of Morocco and the Islamist militias in Libya’s Transitional National Council have been systematically supported by Washington at the expense of real liberal and secular forces. We saw day by day how the White House guided carefully the statements and the actions of the US and the State Department followed through to give all the chances to the Islamists and almost no chances to the secular and revolutionary youth. We will come back to detail these diplomatic and financial maneuvers which are giving victory to the fundamentalists while the seculars and progressives are going to be smashed by the forthcoming regimes.

In the US, there are interests that determine foreign policy. And there are lobbies that put pressure to get their objectives met in foreign policy. One of the most powerful lobbies in America under the Obama Administration is the Muslim Brotherhood greater lobby, which has been in action for many years. This lobby has secured many operatives inside the Administration and has been successful in directing US policy towards the Arab world. Among leading advisors sympathetic to the Ikhwan is Daliah Mogahed (Mujahid) and her associate, Georgetown Professor John Esposito. Just as shocking, there is also a pro-Iranian lobby that has been influencing US policy towards Iran and Hezbollah in the region.

One of the most important activities of the Islamist lobby in the US is the waging of political and media wars on the liberal Arabs and Middle Eastern figures and groups in America. This battlefield is among the most important in influencing Washington’s policies in the Arab world. If you strike at the liberal and democratic Middle Eastern groups in Washington who are trying to gain support for civil societies in the region, you actually win a major battle. You will be able to influence the resources of the US Government to support the Islamists in the Middle East and not the weak democrats. This huge war waged by the Islamist lobbies in America started at the end of the Cold war and continued all the way till the Arab spring. The two main forces of this lobby are the Muslim Brotherhood fronts and the Iranian fronts. According to research available in the US, the Ikhwan fronts such as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), led by Hamas supporter Nihad Awad, as well as the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Society of North America, and others waged their political war to block the representatives of Arab liberals and Muslim moderates from making their case to the American public. The Iranian lobby, exemplified by the National Iranian American Committee (NIAC), led by Trita Parsi, has been hitting at Iranian exiles.

Since the 1990s CAIR and its allies have attacked Copts, Southern Sudanese, Lebanese, Syrian reformers, Assyrians and Chaldeans, and Muslim dissidents in the United States. The Ikhwan of America demonized any publication, book, article, or interview in the national media or local press raising the issue of secular freedoms in the Middle East. The Islamists wanted to eliminate the liberal cause in the Arab world and replace it with the cause of the Islamists. What is also shocking is that CAIR and its allies stood by the oppressive regimes and visited them, claiming they speak on behalf of the peoples. CAIR and the Brotherhood fronts in America destroyed systematically every project that would have defended the seculars and liberals originating from the Middle East. The notorious and well-funded Islamists of the US allowed no book, documentary, or show on the liberals in Arab civil societies to see the light.

Thanks to this powerful lobbying campaign, the American public was not given a chance to learn about the deep feelings on the youth in the region. Americans were led to believe that all Muslims, all Arabs and all Middle Easterners were a strange species of humans who cannot appreciate freedom. Instead, the American Islamists, helped by apologists on the petrodollars payrolls, convinced the mainstream media that the Arab world has authoritarians and Islamists only.

Dr Shawki Karas, president of the American Coptic Association, told me in the late 1990s how he was harassed by Islamist activists for speaking up against the Mubarak regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in America. He was threatened with losing his job at the college where he taught. Reverend Keith Roderick, who has assembled a coalition of more than 50 group rights from the Muslim world, was severely attacked by the Islamists and was threatened to be removed from his church position. Muslim American leaders who are conservative and secular, such as Dr Zuhdi Jasser, were crucified by CAIR and the Brotherhood for daring to challenge the Party line of the Islamists in America and claiming that the Jihadists are the problem in the region. Muslim liberal dissidents such as Somali Ayan Hirsi Ali, Saudi Ali al Yammi, Syrian Farid Ghadri, Iranian Manda Ervin, and many others were trashed by the Islamist lobbies to block them from defending the causes of secular liberty in the US. Egyptian liberals as well as seculars and democracy activists from Iraq, Sudan, Syria, and other countries have been attacked by CAIR and allies. The pro-Iranian lobby targeted most Iranian-American groups and tried to discredit them, particularly with the rise of the Green Revolution in Iran. By smearing the Muslim liberal exiles, the Islamists were trying to destroy their causes in the mother countries. In the 1990s and the years that followed 9/11 the region’s dictators supported the efforts by Islamist lobbies to crush the liberal exiles. The Mubarak, Bashir, Gaddafi, Assad, and Khomeinist regimes fully supported the so-called Islamophobia campaign waged by CAIR and its Iranian counterpart NIAC against dissidents for calling for secular democracy in the region. The dissidents were accused of being pro-Western by both the Islamists and the dictators.

The Islamist lobbies also severely attacked members of the US Congress such as Democrats Tom Lantos, who has since passed away, Eliot Engel, Howard Berman, Gary Ackerman, and Joe Lieberman as well as Republicans Frank Wolfe, Chris Smith, Trent Franks, John McCain, Rick Santorum, and Sam Brownback for their efforts in passing legislative acts in support for democracy and liberty in the Middle East. CAIR and NIAC heavily savaged President Bush’s speeches on Freedom Forward in the Middle East, deploying all the resources they had to block US support to liberal democrats in the region. Islamist lobbies in Washington are directly responsible for killing any initiative in the US Government to support Darfur, southern Sudan, Lebanon, the Kurds, liberal women in the Muslim world, and true democrats in the Arab world and Muslim Africa.

In the think tank world, CAIR and its allies aggressively attacked scholars who raised the issue of persecution against seculars or minorities in the Arab world and Iran. Among those attacked were Nina Shea and Paul Marshal from the Hudson Institute and the founder of an anti-slavery group, Dr Charles Jacobs, who was exposing the Sudan regime for its atrocities. Last but not least is the Islamists’ relentless campaign to stirke (sic) at top scholars who advise Government and appear in the media to push for democratic liberation in the region. The vast and vicious attacks leveled against Professor Walid Phares—initially by CAIR’s Nihad Awad and then widened by pro-Hezbollah and Muslim Brotherhood operatives online—has revealed to Arab and Middle Eastern liberal and seculars how ferocious is the battle for the Middle East in the US. Phares’s books, particularly the latest one, The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East (2010), hit the Islamist agenda hard by predicting the civil society revolts in the Middle East and then predicting how the Islamists would try to control them. Phares was attacked by an army of Jihadist militia online like no author since Samuel Huntington in the 1990s. As a freedom activist from the Middle East, Mustafa Geha, wrote, Phares is a hero to Muslim liberals. Along with dissidents, lawmakers, experts, and human rights activists, Phares is a force driving for a strategic change in US foreign policy towards supporting secular democracies in the region. This explains why the Islamists of America are fighting the battle for the forthcoming regimes with all the means they have.

Dr. Essam Abdallah is an Egyptian liberal intellectual who teaches at Ain Shams University and writes for the leading Arab liberal publication Elaph.
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Is Obama is Leading USA to Radical Islamic Interests?

John R. Houk

© February 21, 2012

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The FBI has been co-opted

 

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Squeezing CAIR


CAIR - Hamas

John R. Houk

© July 1, 2011

 

Ever since the book exposé Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America was published a law enforcement magnifying glass should have been placed on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The book Muslim Mafia is based on a private sting operation in which Chris Gaubatz pretended to be a Muslim and became embedded in undercover mode to gain the trust of CAIR officials. Chris Gaubatz was successful in his mission for thousands of documents were apprehended which in turn was turned into the book by the authors Paul David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry.

 

The book Muslim Mafia was so upsetting to exposing CAIR that the American-Islamic group has tried to use Legal Jihad to discredit the Gaubatz-Sperry author team. Coupling the exposé with the fact that CAIR was named as an unindicted coconspirator in the HLF trial in Dallas that convicted those Muslim so-called charity leaders for funneling money to Islamic terrorist organization Hamas, that even the FBI could no longer ignore anti-American activities. The FBI cut CAIR off as a consultant on how to deal with American-Muslims in a way that respects the Islamic faith.

 

Now the IRS has stripped CAIR of its tax deductable status because of the failure to fully report from whence donations came. The failure of CAIR to reveal their legally mandated duty to report all donations as a tax exempt NGO has led Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) to call upon the IRS to determine if CAIR has received foreign money in violation of the law.

 

In the 1930s, mobster Al Capone had everyone in his pocketbook making him nearly untouchable. The law enforcement that was not corrupt had a near impossible time in nailing Capone for a crime. Then finally got a bright idea: If Capone could not be nailed for his mobster empire of illegal enterprises, then let’s get him for tax evasion.

 

The IRS could actually be the law enforcement agency that finally exposes CAIR. The IRS seems to have its own rule of law which I have usually railed against. However this time, if the IRS successfully exposes CAIR’s dark anti-American activities then the IRS will be a hero agency – at least for the moment.

 

JRH 7/1/11 (Hat Tip: UCI)