CAIR Legal Jihad Going to Trial


John R. Houk

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Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America is a 2009 book by U.S. State Department-trained Arabic linguist and former U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent Paul David Gaubatz, and investigative journalist and Hoover Institute fellow Paul Sperry.

It proves the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to be a subversive organization allied with international terrorists.

The book is based on a six-month undercover investigation of the Washington-based CAIR by Chris Gaubatz — son of co-author Paul David Gaubatz — who posed as a convert to Islam. The book uses documents Chris Gaubatz obtained as a CAIR intern to prove the book’s assertions that CAIR is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood, and that CAIR supports international jihad against the U.S.

The book prompted endorsements from a number of writers and requests by members of the United States Congress for investigations into CAIR’s terrorist links and undue influence.

 

One of the best books I have EVER read is “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”. The book is the result of the private undercover work of Chris Gaubatz who transmitted info Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) did not want to be made public. The CAIR-info demonstrates the Muslim-American organization is an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The MB is a transnational Islamic organization designated a terrorist group by numerous nations (including the MB home nation Egypt), but for some beyond reason decision not by the USA.

 

Paul Sperry and Chris’ father David Gaubatz authored the book “Muslim Mafia” from the clandestinely acquired info. The book was published in 2009. CAIR has done everything within its legal power to either discredit, squelch the book’s existence and/or destroy the Gaubatz family since 2009.

 

Legal Jihad/Lawfare is the tactic Islam uses to intimidate critics and individuals actively exposing Islamic designs for the West. You can Google the term for yourself, but this 113-page pdf from the Center for Security Policy bring to light some insight on this Muslim litigation tactic:

 

Lawfare – the use of litigation and other judicial instruments to achieve policy outcomes – has long been employed by the U.S. progressive movement. In recent years, it has become a favored weapon of the Left’s allies in the Muslim Brotherhood and other parts of the global jihad movement in America.

 

Organizations in this country that front for the Brotherhood and its Palestinian franchise, Hamas, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), have wielded lawfare both strategically and tactically. Their focus typically involves efforts to create and promote victimization narratives for Islam. They seek to silence their critics and put the American public and policy-makers on the defensive in the face of the global and domestic threat from a jihad or holy war, driven by the dictates of the Islamic supremacist doctrine known as shariah.

 

In advancing this agenda, the Muslim Brotherhood uses our own laws and courts for such purposes as intimidating and otherwise suppressing any who dare challenge Islamic supremacism. A steady stream of lawsuits filed by Muslims in this country works to achieve such outcomes and to normalize shariah by: insinuating it incrementally into our legal system; advancing the claim that Islamic law ought to be treated as superior to our basic freedoms; and gaining acceptance for anti-constitutional Islamic tenets related to equality, women’s rights, free speech and more. (OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE LAWFARE: FIGHTING CIVILIZATION JIHAD IN AMERICA’S COURTS; Civilization Jihad Reader Series volume 7; CENTER  FOR  SECURITY  POLICY; 10/16/5)

 

CAIR has lost numerous legal challenges to the Gaubatz family. Yet they keep the lawfare going. It is obvious CAIR has been doing a great job in draining the Gaubatzs of their money to break them. Think about this: Lawfare is also costing CAIR legal fees. What is their source to keep this flowing? I can’t believe that CAIR’s exaggerated and ever decreasing member rolls are donating the kind of money needed to keep their Lawfare objectives active.

 

Here we are in 2017 and CAIR has chosen to take the Gaubatzs all the way to a civil trial. Frankly when that Gaubatz defense team nails CAIR with hiding discovery or catches the organization in a lie, I suspect CAIR will settle. There is no way I can believe CAIR can win such a lawsuit unless the Judge is bought or is an extremely complicit Multiculturalist to the point the rule of law is ignored to benefit CAIR. Much like President Trump is experiencing with lawless activist Judges so far.

 

Below is a WND article that touches on some old news and includes some relevant updates on CAIR’s civil suit against the Gaubatz family. But first here are a few blog posts I have made since the 2009 Legal Jihad began:

 

The Light is Shining on American-Muslim Organizations; 10/14/09

 

CAIR Lawsuit against Gaubatzes is DENIED as Moot; 2/15/10

 

The ‘Muslim Mafia’ is going after this mother’s son and husband! 8/17/12

 

Fed Judge Blasts CAIR in “Muslim Mafia” Case; 2/14/12

 

CAIR Legal Jihad Against Gaubatz Family; 4/11/14

 

JRH 5/5/17

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Top First Amendment lawyers defend breathtaking infiltration of terror front

 

By ART MOORE

April 3, 2017

WND

 

A former federal investigator enlists his son to infiltrate a Muslim front in the nation’s capital that had routinely collaborated with the White House and federal law-enforcement agencies as a “civil rights” group.

 

The daring undercover operation results in the capture of 12,000 pages of incriminating internal documents along with audio and video recordings, attracting the interest of the FBI and congressional investigators.

 

The evidence is compiled in one volume that draws the praise of a member of Congress who declares: “Now we have proof – from the secret documents that this investigative team has uncovered, coupled with the ones recently declassified by the FBI – that [radical Islamic] agents living among us have a plan in place, and they are successfully carrying out that subversive plan.”

 

But the Muslim front group, funded by wealthy Saudi donors and other foreign sources, files a lawsuit against the investigators, charging its “reputation” was damaged. Lacking any grounds to rebut the overwhelming evidence that it actually is a Muslim Brotherhood front, the group amends it complaint then prolongs the case through frivolous motions until finally, after eight years, a trial is set to be scheduled.

 

While it might sound like a Hollywood script, it’s the true story of a WND Books co-author and his son who have been sued by the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations in a case that has moved to a trial likely to begin this fall in the nation’s capital.

 

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No defense

 

CAIR filed suit in 2009 against former Air Force special agent David Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, after their findings were published in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.

 

Serving as an intern, Chris Gaubatz gathered some 12,000 pages of documents that were headed for a shredder at CAIR’s national office in Washington, just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol building. The information published in “Muslim Mafia,” co-authored by David Gaubatz and investigative journalist Paul Sperry, demonstrated CAIR’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood, the group that spawned al-Qaida and Hamas and stated in writing its intent to put America under Islamic law and the authority of the Quran.

 

In the lawsuit, however, CAIR has never defended itself against the book’s claims.

 

The release of the book was kicked off with a Capitol Hill press conference in which several members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus cited the research in the book as a national security concern.

 

It was then-Republican Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina who hailed the book as proof of a “subversive plan” by the Muslim Brotherhood to, in the words of a Brotherhood document submitted in a terror-funding trial in which CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator, “destroy Western Civilization from within.”

 

CAIR’s motions in the “Muslim Mafia” case showed its aim was to squelch any further distribution of the documents and instill fear of the book among any potentially curious reporters.

 

Meanwhile, as attorneys representing the Gaubatzes were preparing to honor a court order to return documents obtained during operation, FBI agents served a warrant on a Washington, D.C., law office for the same documents, suggesting the agency wanted to see the papers and examine the recordings as part of its interest in CAIR and its Hamas terrorist links.

 

To defend its author, WND Books hired, among others, famed First Amendment defense attorney Martin Garbus, known for the Pentagon Papers case, and Daniel Horowitz, known for his high-profile clients and legal commentary on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

 

The legal team soon demonstrated that CAIR did not even legally exist as the Washington, D.C., corporation it claimed to be, operating a corporate “shell game,” forcing CAIR to refile its lawsuit.

 

 

The FBI already had cut off ties to CAIR in January 2009 after the group was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case in Texas, the largest terrorism-finance case in U.S. history.

 

More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.

 

FBI wiretap evidence from the Holy Land case showed CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad was at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia. CAIR, according to the evidence, was born out of a need to give a “media twinkle” to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law in the U.S.

 

A federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence” to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group had been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”

 

In addition, CAIR leaders have made statements affirming the aim of establishing Islamic rule in the United States.

 

The Islamic organization long had accused WND and others of “smearing” the Muslim group by citing a newspaper account of CAIR founder Omar Ahmad telling Muslims in Northern California in 1998 that they were in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country. But WND caught CAIR falsely claiming that it had contacted the paper and had “sought a retraction,” insisting Ahmad never made the statement. Three years later, the issue arose again, and WND found CAIR still had not contacted the paper.

 

CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper also has expressed a desire to replace the U.S. system of government with an Islamic state.

 

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” Hooper said in a 1993 interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

 

Media hijack

 

Horowitz told WND on Wednesday that despite being named by the United States as a co-conspirator to Hamas and being designated a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates, CAIR “continues to hijack the media, acting like they are a Muslim civil rights group.”

 

“They filed this case in a jurisdiction very favorable to their group, and if they win, they will use the case to prove to the world that they are a legitimate group that represents American Muslims,” he said. “If we win, they will be unmasked in a very public way.”

 

Horowitz explained that the case has gone on so long because CAIR has hid under different corporate names “to obscure a lot of their wrongdoing.”

 

“We had to petition the court to tie them down to their real identity,” he said.

 

Also, Horowitz noted that the court shot down CAIR’s claim that its reputation was damaged by an undercover investigation that alleged it was a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

 

Horowitz has insisted that “exposing CAIR as a criminal organization does not give them the right to sue for being exposed in that manner.”

 

“The case is a vendetta by CAIR against people who exposed their Muslim Brotherhood connection,” he told WND in 2015. “They seem have unlimited foreign money, but we have an unlimited will to resist.”

 

Horowitz said Wednesday that CAIR’s tactics to prolong the case have included not cooperating with court orders to meet and confer.

 

“They have filed vicious personal attacks, once accusing me of being Islamophobic because I was ‘David Horowitz,’” he said, referring to the widely cited conservative writer and activist who founded the think tank the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

 

Horowitz said that at the trial, he expects to see complete exposure of CAIR’s founding by the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

Evidence, he said, will trace CAIR’s support for radical jihadists and its donations from foreign entities.

 

While CAIR repeatedly has denied it receives foreign support, the covert operation that produced “Muslim Mafia” obtained video footage that captured CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper boasting of his ability to bring in a half million dollars of “overseas money,” including from Saudi Arabia.

 

The trial also will spotlight CAIR’s post-9/11 solicitations of funds for 9/11 victims that actually went to Hamas-based groups, and its subversion of the FBI and law enforcement, employing, he said, “the Muslim civil rights persona the way a wolf wears sheep’s clothing.”

 

Horowitz cautioned that while CAIR doesn’t have a case, the Saudi-funded group “can chill the First Amendment by making it so expensive to speak against them that no one can challenge them.”

 

He warned that WND must continue to be vigilant: “In the end, CAIR can just keep getting more and more money from overseas and burn out opposition with lawsuits.”

 

Legal fees paid by WND, besides those paid for by insurance, total hundreds of thousands of dollars before the trial.

 

“WND has carried the burden of these costs not because it is a party named in the lawsuit,” explained Joseph Farah, founder, editor and chief executive officer of WND.

 

“Instead, we have done so because no one else stepped forward to do so – to defend the Gaubatzes personally, to take the fight to the Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR, to defend any attacks CAIR might direct toward the integrity of our book, “Muslim Mafia,” and, more generally, to stand up for the First Amendment.”

 

Free-speech defender

 

Along with Horowitz, WND has hired the legendary First Amendment lawyer Garbus, who has represented the likes of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela and Andrei Sakharov.

 

Garbus, who has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court along with trial and appellate courts in more than 100 cases, told WND in 2010 he sees the “Muslim Mafia” case as a “continuation of a struggle being carried out throughout the world” to guard freedom of speech.

 

“I think a book has a right to be out there, and any attempt to stop the book, I think, would be violating the First Amendment,” he said.

 

Garbus has been in the thick of numerous groundbreaking and highly controversial First Amendment cases over the past five decades, from Daniel Ellsberg’s battle over the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War and Lenny Bruce’s famous obscenity charges to radio host Don Imus’ lawsuit against CBS after he was fired for his remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.

 

Other clients have included activist Cesar Chavez, actor Robert Redford, actor Al Pacino, director Spike Lee, writer Samuel Beckett and Czech playwright Vaclav Havel. Later, when Havel became president of the Czech Republic, Garbus was invited to help write the nation’s constitution.

 

One of his many seminal cases was Ashton v. Kentucky, in which the Supreme Court ruled in 1966 that libel could no longer be criminally prosecuted.

 

Garbus believes Americans have an interest in exposure of the CAIR documents, because they are relevant to federal law enforcement officials’ concerns about the group’s ties to terrorist operatives that threaten the nation’s security.

 

Garbus has said the Gaubatz lawsuit has similarities to his defense of legal author and CNN commentator Jeffrey Toobin, who allegedly violated a confidentiality agreement with Iran-Contra investigator Lawrence E. Walsh in the early 1990s when he published a book about his experience as a member of the prosecution team. Garbus won the case on First Amendment grounds.

 

‘This book will shake you’

 

The highlights of “Muslim Mafia” include:

 

  • New evidence that CAIR was launched to support the Hamas terrorist group and has transferred tens of thousands of dollars to a group convicted as Hamas’ top fundraising arm in the U.S. – money that ended up aiding terrorist attacks on Israelis and Americans;

 

  • Internal documents showing CAIR, despite claims of cooperating with law enforcement, actively works behind the scenes to mislead and deceive the FBI on behalf of terrorism suspects – and has even cultivated Muslim moles inside law enforcement who have tipped off FBI terror targets;

 

  • CAIR is more closely tied to al-Qaida than previously reported;

 

  • CAIR claims to represent all Muslim Americans; however, it has victimized some 100 indigent Muslims in a massive fraud and threatened them when they tried to go to the media; and internally, personnel complaints reveal CAIR discriminates against Shiite Muslims and Muslim women within its own headquarters;

 

  • CAIR and its sister fronts are funded by foreign Muslim Brotherhood sources;

 

  • CAIR leaders share the Muslim Brotherhood’s ultimate goal to replace the U.S. Constitution with Shariah law:

 

  • The Muslim Brotherhood investment in corporate America will be used to pressure U.S. companies into compliance with Islamic principles.

 

The book has been praised by retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, who has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation, serving in Grenada, Somalia and Iraq.

 

“There’s a recent book that came out called ‘Muslim Mafia,’” he told a conference in 2010.

 

“Have any of you read this? Have any of you ever seen it? I encourage you to get this book – ‘Muslim Mafia.’ … This book will scare you. This book will open your eyes. This book will shake you. What this book says is frightening,”

 

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Rogues gallery of terror-tied CAIR leaders

 

As former FBI agent Mike Rolf acknowledges in “Muslim Mafia,” “CAIR has had a number of people in positions of power within the organization that have been directly connected to terrorism and have either been prosecuted or thrown out of the country.” According to another FBI veteran familiar with cases involving CAIR officials, “Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters.”

 

The list includes:

 

  • Ghassan Elashi: One of CAIR’s founding directors, he was convicted in 2004 of illegally shipping high-tech goods to terror state Syria and is serving 80 months in prison. He was also convicted of providing material support to Hamas in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial. He was chairman of the charity, which provided seed capital to CAIR. Elashi is related to Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook.

 

  • Muthanna al-Hanooti: The CAIR director’s home was raided in 2006 by FBI agents in connection with an active terrorism investigation. Agents also searched the offices of his advocacy group, Focus on Advocacy and Advancement of International Relations, which al-Hanooti operates out of Dearborn, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. Al-Hanooti, who emigrated to the U.S. from Iraq, formerly helped run a suspected Hamas terror front called LIFE for Relief and Development. Its Michigan offices also were raided in September 2006. In 2004, LIFE’s Baghdad office was raided by U.S. troops, who seized files and computers. Al-Hanooti is related to Sheik Mohammed al-Hanooti, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

 

“Al-Hanooti collected over $6 million for support of Hamas,” according to a 2001 FBI report, and was present with CAIR and Holy Land officials at a secret Hamas fundraising summit held in 1993 at a Philadelphia hotel. Prosecutors added his name to the list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land case.

 

Although Al-Hanooti denies supporting Hamas, he has praised Palestinian suicide bombers as “martyrs” who are “alive in the eyes of Allah.”

 

  • Abdurahman Alamoudi: Another CAIR director, he is serving 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism. Alamoudi, who was caught on tape complaining that bin Laden hadn’t killed enough Americans in the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, was one of al-Qaida’s top fundraisers in America, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

 

  • Siraj Wahhaj: A member of CAIR’s board of advisers, Wahhaj was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The radical Brooklyn imam was close to convicted terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and defended him during his trial.

 

“Muslim Mafia,” citing co-author’s Sperry’s previous book “Infiltration” as well as terror expert Steven Emerson’s research, reports that Wahhaj, a black convert to Islam, is converting gang members to Islam and holding “jihad camps” for them. With a combination of Islam and Uzis, he has said, the street thugs will be a powerful force for Islam the day America “will crumble.”

 

Wahhaj was a key speaker at CAIR’s 15th annual fund-raising banquet in Arlington, Virginia, in 2009.

 

  • Randall “Ismail” Royer: The former CAIR communications specialist and civil-rights coordinator is serving 20 years in prison in connection with the Virginia Jihad Network, which he led while employed by CAIR at its Washington headquarters. The group trained to kill U.S. soldiers overseas, cased the FBI headquarters and cheered the space shuttle Columbia tragedy. Al-Qaida operative Ahmed Abu Ali, convicted of plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush, was among those who trained with Royer’s Northern Virginia cell.

 

  • Bassam Khafagi: Another CAIR official, Khafagi was arrested in 2003 while serving as CAIR’s director of community affairs. He pleaded guilty to charges of bank and visa fraud stemming from a federal counter-terror probe of his leadership role in the Islamic Assembly of North America, which has supported al-Qaida and advocated suicide attacks on America. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison and deported to his native Egypt.

 

  • Laura Jaghlit: A civil-rights coordinator for CAIR, her Washington-area home was raided by federal agents after 9/11 as part of an investigation into terrorist financing, money laundering and tax fraud. Her husband Mohammed Jaghlit, a key leader in the Saudi-backed SAAR network, is a target of the still-active probe. Jaghlit sent two letters accompanying donations – one for $10,000, the other for $5,000 – from the SAAR Foundation to Sami al-Arian, now a convicted terrorist. In each letter, according to a federal affidavit, “Jaghlit instructed al-Arian not to disclose the contribution publicly or to the media. “Investigators suspect the funds were intended for Palestinian terrorists via a U.S. front called WISE, which at the time employed an official who personally delivered a satellite phone battery to Osama bin Laden. The same official also worked for Jaghlit’s group. In addition, Jaghlit donated a total of $37,200 to the Holy Land Foundation, which prosecutors say is a Hamas front. Jaghlit subsequently was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the case.

 

  • Nihad Awad: Wiretap evidence from the Holy Land case puts CAIR’s executive director at the Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in 1993 that was secretly recorded by the FBI. Participants hatched a plot to disguise payments to Hamas terrorists as charitable giving. During the meeting, according to FBI transcripts, Awad was recorded discussing the propaganda effort. He mentions Ghassan Dahduli, whom he worked with at the time at the Islamic Association for Palestine, another Hamas front. Both were IAP officers. Dahduli’s name also was listed in the address book of bin Laden’s personal secretary, Wadi al-Hage, who is serving a life sentence in prison for his role in the U.S. embassy bombings. Dahduli, an ethnic-Palestinian like Awad, was deported to Jordan after 9/11 for refusing to cooperate in the terror investigation. (An April 28, 2009, letter from FBI assistant director Richard C. Powers to Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. – which singles out CAIR chief Awad for suspicion – explains how the group’s many Hamas connections caused the FBI to sever ties with CAIR.) Awad’s and Dahduli’s phone numbers are listed in a Muslim Brotherhood document seized by federal investigators revealing “important phone numbers” for the “Palestine Section” of the Brotherhood in America. The court exhibit showed Hamas fugitive Mousa Abu Marzook listed on the same page with Awad.

 

  • Omar Ahmad: U.S. prosecutors also named CAIR’s founder and chairman emeritus as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case. Ahmad, too, was placed at the Philadelphia meeting, FBI special agent Lara Burns testified at the trial. Prosecutors also designated him as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee” in America. Ahmad, like his CAIR partner Awad, is ethnic-Palestinian. (Though both Ahmad and Awad were senior leaders of IAP, the Hamas front, neither of their biographical sketches posted on CAIR’s website mentions their IAP past.)

 

  • Nabil Sadoun: A CAIR board member, Sadoun has served on the board of the United Association for Studies and Research, which investigators believe to be a key Hamas front in America. In fact, Sadoun co-founded UASR with Hamas leader Marzook. The Justice Department added UASR to the list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land case. In 2010, Sadoun was ordered deported to his native Jordan. An immigration judge referenced Sadoun’s relationship with Hamas and the Holy Land Foundation during a deportation hearing.

 

  • Mohamed Nimer: CAIR’s research director also served as a board director for UASR, the strategic arm for Hamas in the U.S. CAIR neglects to mention Nimer’s and Sadoun’s roles in UASR in their bios.

 

  • Rafeeq Jaber: A founding director of CAIR, Jaber was the long-time president of the Islamic Association for Palestine. In 2002, a federal judge found that “the Islamic Association for Palestine has acted in support of Hamas.” In his capacity as IAP chief, Jaber praised Hezbollah attacks on Israel. He also served on the board of a radical mosque in the Chicago area.

 

  • Rabith Hadid: The CAIR fundraiser was a founder of the Global Relief Foundation, which after 9/11 was blacklisted by the Treasury Department for financing al-Qaida and other terror groups. Its assets were frozen in December 2001. Hadid was arrested on terror-related charges and deported to Lebanon in 2003.

 

  • Hamza Yusuf: The FBI investigated the CAIR board member after 9/11, because just two days before the attacks, he made an ominous prediction to a Muslim audience. “This country is facing a terrible fate, and the reason for that is because this country stands condemned,” Yusuf warned. “It stands condemned like Europe stood condemned because of what it did. And lest people forget, Europe suffered two world wars after conquering the Muslim lands.”

 

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1st Amendment Free Speech Under Attack by Radical Islam


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© May 31, 2014

 

Sharia Unveiled cross posted an Examiner article about exposé writer/investigator Dave Gaubatz infiltrating a “Muslim Conference” and interviewing in stealth mode a person associated with Muslim Advocates. Until now I have never heard of this particular Muslim organization which typically as other Muslim-American organization wears the coat of moderation when in actually are stealth Jihad radical Muslims. Gaubatz tells the Examiner author he learned Muslim-American groups are actively hammering social media giants like Facebook to squelch Free Speech rights when the content exposes the darker side of Islam.

 

Here is the info from the about page on the Muslim Advocates website:

 

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.

 

We are experts with deep experience in the courtroom and powerful connections in Congress and the White House.  As a thoughtful voice in Washington, we ensure the concerns of American Muslims are heard by leaders at the highest levels of government.  As a watchdog of justice, we use the courts to bring to task those who threaten the rights of American Muslims.

 

Our team of legal advocates, policy experts and communications professionals:

 

> Counter anti-Muslim hate by challenging bigotry and hate crimes

 

> Empower communities by strengthening American Muslim charities and educating people about their legal rights

 

> Fight discrimination with high impact lawsuits against those who wrongfully target American Muslims

 

We are strategic in the battles we take on, so our resources have maximum impact.  We create coalitions with our allies inside and outside of government to tackle the most urgent issues facing the American Muslim community.

 

Join us on the frontlines of civil rights. (All of the bold text is from Muslim Advocates)

 

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has a profile of Muslim Advocates focusing on the Muslim organization’s Executive Director Farhana Khera. That profile demonstrates that Muslim Advocates actually utilizes Legal Jihad (aka Lawfare) to protect people that has associated with Radical Muslims and/or Islamic terrorists.

 

If the Muslim Advocates truly challenged bigotry and hate crimes, that organization the justification Muslim families use to exact honor killings. That organization would advocate introspection of Muslim enclaves that promote Islamic Supremacism such as in Islamberg in NY State, Mahmoudberg in Texas and a list of 30 locations where Radical Islam is rampant.

 

These are the kind of people that Muslim Advocates provides legal protection for.

 

Now, at the risk of you and I being labeled an Islamophobic racist we need to stand up to this affront to our U.S. Constitution and the Rights of Free Speech encoded in our First Amendment. The very First Amendment that Radical Islam uses to exploit Religious Liberty as an excuse to shut up Free Speech.

 

In reality it may make no discernible impact, nonetheless complain to Facebook and other social media cooperating with Muslim organizations of the same ilk as Muslim Advocates. THEN as a voting constituent write to your Congressman and your two Senators to protect First Amendment Free Speech from any person or group that would suppress it to hide the truth.

 

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‘Muslim Mafia’ Author: ‘…Muslims Working With Facebook to Silence Critics of Islam….’

 

By Joe Newby

May 30, 2014

Sharia Unveiled

Originally: Examiner.com

Original date: May 28, 2014

 

On Wednesday, Dave Gaubatz, a former Air Force investigator and author of “Muslim Mafia,” told Examiner.com that he “infiltrated” a Muslim conference held in Detroit earlier this month. While at the conference, he reportedly spoke to a representative of a group known as Muslim Advocates, who said the organization is working “closely” with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to close down accounts of users critical of Islam.

 

“They are asking these groups to close the accounts of anyone who is critical of Islam,” he said. “This is considered serious hate speech and should not be allowed on the Internet.”

 

According to Gaubatz, the representative also said that “anyone critical of Islam and sharia law are haters.” Ditto for those who oppose either the construction or expansion of a mosque in the United States.

 

“We are experts with deep experience in the courtroom and powerful connections in Congress and the White House,” Gaubatz recalled being told by the Muslim Advocates representative.

 

“This should be of no surprise to anyone,” Gaubatz said.

 

Gaubatz also said the conference, which was attended by representatives and leaders from several groups, should have been named the “U.S. Constitution and the 1st Amendment are for MB terrorists and not for American Patriots.” For four days, he said, he stayed at the same hotel as leaders from over a dozen groups that support the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

He reportedly met and spoke with executives from the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust.

 

“I was informed that NAIT owned several hundred million dollars of property in America, and has the funding from 400 plus Islamic Centers in America,” he added.

 

 

But Gaubatz’ report of collusion between these groups and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter present a clear danger to the fundamental right of free speech and Americans’ ability to freely express themselves online. As we have reported multiple times, Muslim activists have called for global blasphemy bans and an end to free speech in the United States, despite the clear language of the First Amendment.

 

Last Wednesday, we reported that one page critical of Islam — “Islam Exposed” — was yanked by Facebook after administrators received death threats. Facebook later restored the page, saying it was yanked in error.

 

On Wednesday, a post at the page advising visitors to avoid hateful speech was removed by Facebook for allegedly violating the site’s community standards. Facebook did not explain why the post was pulled and one administrator received a 30-day ban.

 

But as we have reported, Facebook routinely turns a blind eye to threats from users with Muslim-sounding names. Last August, for example, Facebook told a conservative female they could not confirm direct threats she received violated their community standards. One threat reported to Facebook was quite specific: “We will kill you.”

 

Ironically, Facebook has said it supports free speech and reviews all complaints equally.

 

We contacted both Facebook and Muslim Advocates to verify Gaubatz’ claim and received no reply as of this writing.

 

Update: A few hours after this article was published, Facebook falsely flagged the link as “unsafe” in what appears to be a bid to keep it from being circulated. We have reached out to Facebook, but have not received a response.

 

Update #2: Muslim Advocates spokesperson Fatima Khan responded with an email claiming we misquoted their representative, even though we did not. The statement relayed to us was Gaubatz’s recollection, not a direct quote from MA or any of their representatives. We specifically asked Khan about the quote, and about allegations the group is working to shut down social media accounts of those critical of Islam. Khan never responded. The article was flagged by Facebook after our contact with Khan.

 

More on the incident can be seen here.

 

Suggested by the author

 

Facebook yanks, restores anti-Islam page after admins receive death threats

 

 

Female conservative says Facebook dismissed death threats, threats of rape

 

 

Muslim leaders seek global blasphemy ban, limits on free speech

 

 

Christians stoned by American Muslims in Dearborn as police watch

 

 

Muslims in Dearborn rally against free speech, call for anti-blasphemy laws

 

 

[VIDEO]: Domestic Terrorism 101: Muslim Mafia Author Dave Gaubatz

 

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1st Amendment Free Speech Under Attack by Radical Islam

John R. Houk

© May 31, 2014

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‘Muslim Mafia’ Author: ‘…Muslims Working With Facebook to Silence Critics of Islam….’

 

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This site is dedicated to pulling back the veil that enshrouds the truth about islam and sharia law.  There is an evil core beneath the doctrine of al-Qur’an & al-Hadith and we will illuminate that darkness, as well as the minds of those who seek the truth.

 

Islam is a perversion of the truth.  It is a cult of indoctrination.  It is a method of spiritual enslavement and physical subjugation.  We do not speak against islam, but rather we allow islam to speak for itself:

 

Islam and sharia law teach, preach and carry out the following acts:

 

– In accordance with the surahs of al-qur’an and teachings of al-hadith

 

1.  STONING:  Burying women in the ground, up to their chest and stoning them to death.

 

2.  ACID BURNING:  Throwing acid on the faces of women and occasionally men, causing blindness, permanent severe disfiguration and sometimes death.

 

3.  HONOUR KILLING:  The murdering of young girls and women for “dishonouring” the family.  The most common methods used are:   Beheading, stabbing to death or setting the woman on fire and burning her to death.

 

4.  BEHEADING:  Cutting off the head with a knife or sword, at the neck/throat.  This act is usually carried out against “infidels” (non-muslims), Jewish People and Judeo-Christians.  Also, anyone who converts from Islam to another religion.

 

5.  FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM):  The practice of slicing off the genitalia of all very young muslim girls with a blade or piece of broken glass.  This includes the clitoris and labia minora.  This is a practice that the males in islam demand to prevent the females from receiving any pleasure from intercourse.  The males essentially believe that, “… if the woman is unable to derive pleasure from intercourse, she will not cheat and will remain faithful in marriage.”  – – (Keep in mind that muslim men are allowed to have as many wives and girlfriends as they desire.)

 

6.  ENSLAVEMENT:  Slavery is still practiced in almost every one of the 65 islamic nations of the world today.  Most of these slaves are of African descent.     

 

There is another veil that requires removal and that is the veil of deception that has been placed over the eye’s of the world.  We have ALL been indoctrinated by deception, conditioned by censorship and desensitized by lies… into believing islam is a “religion of love and peace.”  Hmmm… well, let’s see…

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CAIR Legal Jihad Against Gaubatz Family


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John R. Houk

© April 11, 2014

 

In light of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Jihad against the Clarion Project’s documentary “Honor Diaries” and one of that documentary’s producers Ayaan Hirsi Ali, I thought it a good time to ask you an important question. Have you read the “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”?

 

The “Muslim Mafia” is a book written by Dave Gaubatz and Paul Sperry. The source for the book is the undercover work of Chris Gaubatz the son of Dave. The purpose of the book is to expose the nefarious nature of CAIR. This is the same CAIR that promotes itself as the top Muslim human rights organization in the USA. This is the same CAIR that lies to the majority of non-Muslims in America about being a peace loving moderate Islamic representative of the – cough – true Islam and not those crazy radical Muslims that are beheading Christians, slurring Jews, abusing women including those rare – cough – Muslims that execute female Muslims in honor killings and the rape of non-Muslim women (even in the West).

 

The Legal Jihad CAIR is operating against the documentary “Honor Diaries” is nothing new. CAIR has operated in such hypocrisy numerous time in their history as an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda for North America. I’ll spare you the list of people and organizations CAIR has been involved in efforts to shut-up critics Islam. However, it is time to highlight CAIR’s ongoing litigation against the Gaubatz family so instrumental in exposing the radical Muslim group’s nefarious activities.

 

CAIR is suing Dave and Chris Gaubatz for infiltrating their organization to get the dirt in CAIR’s own documentation. Remarkably this litigation if won by CAIR would lead to the destruction of unsold copies of the well sourced book the “Muslim Mafia.”

 

Over the past couple of years WorldNetDaily has (hopefully) generously acted as a conduit to send out a donation request from Dave Gaubatz’s wife Lorrie Gaubatz asking for money her husband’s and son’s defense fund to keep fighting CAIR’s efforts to cripple the Gaubatz family via costly litigation. You can those near identical requests in which I posted on the dates March 13, 2012 and August 17, 2012. I would it is a good guess that Mrs. Gaubatz has sent out regular requests because that I either ignored because of the similarity or missed. Today on April 11, 2014 I received anther email with the same wording as the two 2012 legal fund requests.

 

Here are the relevant links to give support to the Gaubatz Legal Defense Fund:

 

Purchase $25.00 electronic version of the “Muslim Brother” of which the (probably at least a portion) goes to the Legal Defense Fund

 

The above link has a video of Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (retired) endorsing the “Muslim Mafia”. Below is the Youtube version of WND Super Store video:

 

VIDEO: CAIR – Muslim Mafia

 

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Published: Apr 23, 2011

 

Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America is a 2009 book by U.S. State Department-trained Arabic linguist and former U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent Paul David Gaubatz, and investigative journalist and Hoover Institute fellow Paul Sperry.

It proves the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to be a subversive organization allied with international terrorists.

The book is based on a six-month undercover investigation of the Washington-based CAIR by Chris Gaubatz — son of co-author Paul David Gaubatz — who posed as a convert to Islam. The book uses documents Chris Gaubatz obtained as a CAIR intern to prove the book’s assertions that CAIR is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood, and that CAIR supports international jihad against the U.S.

The book prompted endorsements from a number of writers and requests by members of the United States Congress for investigations into CAIR’s terrorist links and undue influence.

 

Below is the closest update to what is actually going on between CAIR v. Gaubatz family.

 

Interesting Articles Relating to Dave Gaubatz and CAIR:

 

Islamic-Based Sleeper Cells in the U.S. and Israel and the Prevention of More Islamic-Based Terrorist AttacksIslam Exposed 3/21/14

 

Dave Gaubatz Must ReadsFamily Security Matters

 

CAIR tries bribery to shut down briefing on Muslim threatWND 3/10/14

 

 

JRH 4/11/14

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Muslim Group’s Lawsuit Against Author Proceeds

 

By DAN MCCUE

April 02, 2014 12:30 PM PT

Courthouse News Service

 

(CN) – A Muslim-American group can press some, but not all, of its claims against the men who allegedly spied on it and then wrote a book based on stolen records, a federal judge ruled.
    

The Council on American-Islam Relations accused David Gaubatz of directing Chris Gaubatz, his son, to infiltrate the group for his book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America” and a related film project.
    

To gather material for these efforts, Chris Gaubatz applied for an internship, identifying himself as David Marshall, a Muslim student at Ferrum College whose father worked in construction, according to the complaint.
    

The council said Chris Gaubatz signed confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements as David Marshall. During the internship, Chris Gaubatz routinely filled the trunk of his car with boxes of sensitive documents, the group claimed.
    

Those approximately 12,000 stolen documents included budget reports, real estate records, board meeting minutes, strategy papers, agendas and bank statements, according to the complaint.
    

David Gaubatz reproduced at least 19 of these documents in whole or in part in the “Muslim Mafia” book, the council said.
    

Documents, emails and company memos also appeared on his blog, along with audio and visual recordings that he made of private council meetings, according to the complaint.
    

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly dismissed several of the council’s claims in September 2012, and did so again in considering the parties’ latest cross-motions for summary judgment.
    

While she dismissed most of the council’s claims against peripheral parties named in the amended complaint (those who were initially identified as John Does in the original filing, including the Society of Americans for National Existence and its president, David Yerushalmi), Judge Kollar-Kotelly said there is still a live controversy over whether Chris Gaubatz violated the federal and D.C. Wiretap Acts.
    

The plaintiffs insist that he did, while the defendants claim the recordings he made with a button microphone and camera are protected by the one-party consent rule.
    

Broadly speaking, federal and many state wiretapping statutes permit recording if one party to a conversation or phone call – including the person doing the recording – consents to that recording.
    

That protection becomes moot, however, if the conversation has been recorded to deliberately advance a violation of the law.
    

In this case, Kollar-Kotelly noted, “the parties disagree as to whether Chris Gaubatz was a party to all of the communications he intercepted.” The plaintiffs cite four specific instances in which Gaubatz recorded conversations in which he was not participating.
    

In the case of at least one recording she reviewed, Kollar-Kotelly said Gaubatz was not a party to the conversation and stood behind an individual speaking on the phone. Given the circumstances, “it is not clear from the video or from any other facts in the record whether Chris Gaubatz’s presence would have been apparent to this speaker, or if Chris Gaubatz was instead acting as an ‘unseen auditor’ to whom the one-party consent rule would not apply,” the judge wrote.
    

Based on this lack of clarity, Kollar-Kotelly declined to grant summary judgment to either party regarding this specific recording.
    

As for the others, the judge found that the one-party consent rule may or may not apply, depending on whether the communication was intercepted for the purpose of committing a criminal or tortious act.
    

That can only be determined by further review of just what Chris Gaubatz believed or knew his obligations to the council were.
    

The Muslim-American group claims Gaubatz breached his fiduciary duty to it, violating a confidentiality agreement he read, if not signed, when he was hired to work as an intern.
    

Gaubatz argues that he was an unpaid intern with no written employment contract, so his obligations could not rise to the level of a fiduciary.
    

“The question of whether Chris Gaubatz understood himself to be bound by and violating a duty of confidentiality and non-disclosure in recording conversations from plaintiffs’ offices is a factual dispute appropriately resolved by a jury,” Kollar-Kotelly wrote.
    

“If he did, his interception of conversations at CAIR-F, even in cases where he was a party to the conversation, would not be protected by the one-party consent rule. Accordingly, the court will deny summary judgment to both parties,” she wrote.
    

Kollar-Kotelly dismissed claims that third parties who received pilfered documents violated the federal Stored Communications Act, but said it remains to be determined whether Chris Gaubatz violated the law.
    

In moving the case forward, the judge also expressed irritation with the plaintiffs, who she says “have thus far been frustratingly unclear as to the injuries at issue for each of the claims.”
    

The result, she said, is that the defendants “appear to be guessing at what injuries and which damages theories plaintiffs are asserting for each of these claims, which provides no further assistance to the court.”
    

To clarify this, Kollar-Kotelly directed the parties to present the court with more focused and specific briefings, setting out “in clear terms with citations to the record for each of the remaining claims, the conduct underlying this claim, the injury proximately caused by this conduct, and the theory of damages associated with this injury.”

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© April 11, 2014

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Fed Judge Blasts CAIR in “Muslim Mafia” Case


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The CAIR/Muslim Mafia litigation is a classic example of Lawfare/Legal Jihad utilized by Muslims in an attempt to silence those exposing the dark side of Islam. The book “Muslim Mafia – Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America” exposes the nefarious agenda of CAIR with its connection to both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. Since CAIR attempts to bill itself as Muslim human rights organization in America the truth tarnishes their reputation and credibility.

 

Here we are in 2013 and this litigation initiated by CAIR circa 2009 is still going on. Finally though there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the authors of the Muslim Mafia because the Federal Judge adjudicating the lawsuit has delivered a legal defeat to CAIR by ruling against an extension on the ludicrous continuation of needless discovery by the CAIR legal team. Creeping Sharia has the story.

 

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Beat Down Legal Jihad – Support the Gaubatz Family


Gaubatz & Muslim Mafia

 

John R. Houk

© March 13, 2012

 

Father and son – Dave and Chris Gaubatz – are American heroes. Dave Gaubatz and Paul Sperry co-authored the book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America”. I have read this book and it is extremely informative backed up by original documents. The original documents were acquired by Chris Gaubatz in a civilian undercover capacity working inside the web of deceit inherent in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). I have several posts concerning the book Muslim Mafia. Here is a link to one of the first that is actually a WND promo but is still a good synopsis of the book.

 

The thing is CAIR was not pleased with the publication of the Muslim Mafia because it exposed the true nature of CAIR’s inner workings. So CAIR – like so many Islamist organizations pretending to be Moderate Islam – decided to sue the Gaubatzes. Unfortunately for CAIR could not bring a suit for defamation or of character assassination because the book is backed up by CAIR documents that Chris Gaubatz managed to acquire for his dad and Paul Sperry to write the exposé on CAIR. There are NO inaccuracies in the Muslim Mafia. The Legal Jihad solution for CAIR was to sue the Gaubatzes for illegally obtaining private documents. If CAIR wins its lawsuit with the Gaubatzes the suit includes an order to destroy all the Muslim Mafia books that remain unsold.

 

CAIR Documents

 

The civil suit in essence is a ploy to hide the reality of a Radical Islamic agenda to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islam, Sharia Law and a Caliphate. In hiding that Radical Islamic agenda CAIR is trying to bury the Gaubatzes in legal fees to bankrupt them into submission as well as to removing the Muslim Mafia from the bookshelves.

 

Friends we must aid the Gaubatz family in fighting this Legal Jihad/lawfare civil suit to keep the truth about CAIR and Radical Islam alive. If or when you read the Muslim Mafia you will understand that Muslim apologists are lying to you when they tell you the religion of Mohammed is a harmless religion of peace. Islamic holy writings and commentaries from Islam’s earliest days are manuals to conquer the world to force people to embrace the mind-slavery of a theopolitical cult.

 

VIDEO: Muslim Brotherhood Frontgroup CAIR Battles To Silence Criticism About Islam

 

 

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Mother’s nightmare: Husband, son persecuted by Muslim Mafia

 

By Lorrie Gaubatz

Email sent from WND

Sent: 3/13/2012 7:38 AM

 

Dear Friend,

 

My husband and my son, David and Chris Gaubatz, are being sued by the radical Hamas front group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), because of a book my husband wrote about them.

In addition, CAIR is trying to trump up criminal charges against my husband and son in an attempt to have them sent to jail.

The legal bills for their defense already amount to more than $500,000.00 and these bills will climb to over $1,000,000.00 by next year.

This is a staggering amount and it will require that my husband and son work the rest of their lives to pay these legal expenses.

That’s why I hope you will support our Legal Defense Fund with your contributions to defray these skyrocketing costs. For contributions of $25 or more, we’ll send you copies of both the hardcover book, “Muslim Mafia,” as well as the e-book version, which we encourage you to distribute freely to all those Americans who still need a wakeup call on the threat of Islamic subversion in the U.S.

As a wife and mother, this has become my worst real-life nightmare. The two most important men in my life are facing ruined reputations and complete financial devastation for exposing some of America’s most dangerous enemies.

My husband’s best-selling book, Muslim Mafia – Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America, exposes CAIR as a secret network organization that supports Hamas and other terrorist groups that promote Islamic jihad against the United States.

The book is the story of well-financed “terrorists in suits.”

You may have never heard of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The name sounds innocent enough and that is exactly why the leaders of CAIR picked that name.

CAIR wants everyone to think of them as a harmless non-profit organization that serves as a civil rights advocate for U.S. Muslims.

In grim reality, CAIR is part of a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to support Islamic terrorism and import deadly jihad and Islamic fascism to America.

CAIR even bears a striking resemblance to the Communist front organizations that were active in the United States fifty and sixty years ago.

Like the Communist front groups, CAIR publicly espouses friendship, tolerance and understanding…

…while the groups CAIR aligns itself with behind closed doors call for “death to America.’

CAIR was even named as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a federal trial involving a group that was convicted on all 108 counts of fundraising on behalf of the terrorist group, Hamas.

The mainstream media and our elected officials have been hiding behind political correctness in failing to keep the American public informed about this “religious crime syndicate.”

Now the leadership of CAIR has an army of lawyers working to financially destroy my family and also scare off any other patriotic American who might tell the truth about CAIR and its treacherous schemes.

My husband and son could work the rest of their lives in order to satisfy a CAIR legal judgment and pay the legal bills if they lose this lawsuit.

In addition, CAIR’s lawsuit asks that all of the copies of Muslim Mafia be “expunged.”

“Expunged,” in this case means “destroyed.”

That’s why I hope you will support our Legal Defense Fund. For contributions of $25 or more, we’ll send you copies of both the hardcover book, “Muslim Mafia,” as well as the e-book version, which we encourage you to distribute freely to all those Americans who still need a wakeup call on the threat of Islamic subversion in the U.S.

CAIR wants all the copies of the book destroyed because that book contains facts and evidence that could lead to the criminal prosecution of CAIR on numerous charges.

CAIR’s lawsuit does not challenge the “facts” in the book because the “facts” are all true and not in dispute.

CAIR simply wants all the copies of Muslim Mafia burned, thereby destroying the evidence against them.

This lawsuit is also CAIR’s shot-across-the-bow of conservative authors and conservative television and radio hosts.

If CAIR wins this lawsuit against my husband and son, then you can bet that CAIR’s lawyers will sue conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage if they ever publicly speak of CAIR again.

A CAIR victory in this lawsuit will set the precedent that will enable even more CAIR high-dollar lawsuits against other CAIR critics.

And while CAIR publicly portrays itself as an advocacy group that promotes the understanding of Islam and friendly relations with non-Muslim Americans, it is actually a terrorist organization with the ultimate goal of “eliminating and destroying” American society “from within.”

 

Before I go any farther, let me introduce myself and also tell you a little about my husband, David, and my son, Chris.

My name is Lorrie Gaubatz and I am a typical American housewife and mother who cares deeply about her husband and son…and my country.

My husband, David, is a twenty-year military veteran who spent twelve years with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations working on “black projects” in the Middle East. He is an expert on the Arab culture and was the first U.S. civilian federal agent deployed into Iraq at the beginning of the Iraq War. While there, he led the rescue of the family of Mohammed Al-Rehaief, the Iraqi lawyer who helped rescue Pfc. Jessica Lynch, a POW.

My son, Chris, worked as his father’s chief field investigator for the book. Chris has been a wonderful son. He’s only 32 years-old and just starting out on a life of his own. He was instrumental in helping with the research for Muslim Mafia. In fact, Muslim Mafia could never have been written without Chris’ efforts.

Click here to lean more about Muslim Mafia.

When David left the government, he started a consulting firm to train law enforcement in Arabic language and customs and he found himself working alongside CAIR officials. Like many, he assumed CAIR was a moderate group and invited its speakers to join his lecture series and they did.

But after federal prosecutors named CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terrorism-financing case, David realized he’d been working with the enemy and he decided that CAIR deserved closer investigation.

Here are just a few of David and Chris’ explosive revelations that were learned from their investigation:

• CAIR officials are secretly coaching terrorism suspects and witnesses to withhold information from FBI investigators and have successfully obstructed at least one investigation in Maryland.

• CAIR tried to obtain the prison release of one of their former headquarter officials who trained for jihad with the same Pakistani terrorist group that massacred more than 150 people in Mumbai, India in 2008.

• CAIR has previously unreported ties to al-Qaida, in addition to Hamas, and has worked closely with al-Qaida field commanders inside America.

• CAIR donated thousands of dollars to the legal defense fund of a Muslim cop killer.

• CAIR is running an influence operation against members of Congressional Homeland Security committees and planted spies in Congressional offices.

• CAIR tried to muscle out other groups to represent the so-called Flying Imams against US Airways by promising the Imams “large compensation.”

• CAIR and the ACLU have formed a strategic partnership to target the FBI with “ethnicity related” civil rights complaints.

• CAIR is lobbying the Justice Department and local law enforcement to exempt Muslim wife-beaters from laws against domestic violence.

• CAIR executives travel regularly to the Middle East to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from Saudi princes even though it claims to receive no foreign support.

• CAIR sent $40,000 to a Hamas front group shortly before that group wired $40,000 to Hamas.

• CAIR has partnered with Arab investors to finance its Washington, DC headquarters and also buy up an alarming number of real estate parcels in downtown Washington, DC.

• CAIR’s founder hosted the notorious Blind Sheik at his home during the period in which the cleric was plotting to blow up the World Trade Center.

 

These revelations are just a few of the many shocking facts in my husband’s book, Muslim Mafia.

You can easily see why CAIR wants to stop the book from being sold and why they want to threaten my husband and son with financial ruin.

CAIR has always had a high-power legal team that uses, and abuses, our legal system to its advantage.

Now the CAIR lawyers have my husband and my son in their crosshairs.

 

We can’t expect any help from the media, our elected officials or even any mainstream religious leaders as they are afraid that CAIR will brand them as being “anti-Muslim” and bigoted.

This is why I thought that if I wrote to you and explain the situation, you would help my family in this way:

I hope you will help my husband and son with the overwhelming legal bills they have incurred.

Part of CAIR’s legal strategy against David and Chris is to make the cost of defending themselves so high that they will just quit fighting in court.

As I am writing this letter, the legal bills for David and Chris are more than $500,000.00.

By the middle of next year the bills are expected to exceed more than $1,000,000.00, more money than my husband earned during his entire career in his military service to the United States.

This is far more than they can afford on their own and this is also why I’m writing you.

Will you please help David and Chris with a contribution to their legal defense fund?

I hope you can give $25 to their defense fund, if you can, I’ll send you a copy of my husband’s best-selling book, Muslim Mafia – Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.

Please consider donating $50, that way you can keep one copy of Muslim Mafia for yourself and give the other copy to a friend or family member who needs to know the truth about CAIR.

I know we have never met and I don’t like asking strangers for money but I am at the end of my rope and I don’t know who else to ask.

Will you please help my husband and my son?

If you can give $25 – it will go a long way to help pay down the $500,000.00 in legal bills I will have to pay.

CAIR and their radical Islamic allies are counting on a victory in the lawsuit against my husband and son so they can then go after Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage and any other publication or television or radio personality that calls CAIR’s true intentions into question.

So please use the enclosed reply envelope to rush back your “Note of Support” and your largest possible contribution to the David and Chris Gaubatz Defense Fund.

I hope you can donate $25.

 

Muslim Mafia reads like a Tom Clancy novel but you don’t have to take my word for it. Here is a well-known national bookseller’s description of Muslim Mafia:

Muslim Mafia is …an undercover expose’…of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations that resulted in the collection of thousands of pages of smoking-gun documents from this terror-supporting front group for the dangerous, mob-like Muslim Brotherhood. This is what Muslim Mafia delivers. It has all the elements of a top-flight mystery novel, but the situations and conversations are real. The book’s frightening allegations are supported by more than 12,000 pages of confidential CAIR documents and hundreds of hours of video captured in an unprecedented undercover operation. This trail of information reveals the seditious and well-funded efforts of the Brotherhood under the nonprofit guise of CAIR to support the international jihad against the U.S..

So please, right now while you are thinking about it, grab your checkbook and make a contribution to the WND Legal Defense Fund for David and Chris Gaubatz today.

•  You may send a check to WND.com, P.O. Box 1627, Medford, OR 97501. (Be sure to mark your check “legal defense fund.”)

•  Click here to donate by credit card or Paypal.

•  Finally, if you prefer, you may donate by calling our toll-free order line: 1-800-4-WND-COM (1-800-496-3266).

I thank you for taking the time to read my letter and I hope to hear back from you in the next five days as money is urgently needed to pay the legal bills incurred defending my husband and son from the Islamic jihadists at CAIR.

Sincerely yours,

Lorrie Gaubatz
Wife of David Gaubatz
Mother of Chris Gaubatz

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NOTE: Your donation of $25 entitles you to a FREE electronic copy of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America” along with a FREE copy of the hardcover book!

 

You wouldn’t know it as an avid consumer of the controlled national press, but there is a legal case under way that will determine whether the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press will continue to mean what they have meant for the first 223 years of American history.

 

It’s been going on for two years.

 

I’m talking about a lawsuit by the Hamas-front group called the Council on American-Islamic Relations against two private American citizens who conducted an ACORN-style sting operation against the Muslim Brotherhood-spawned CAIR – an operation that formed the basis for the explosive book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”

 

CAIR is charging David and Chris Gaubatz with the theft of documents from its offices, even though Chris was approved by CAIR officials as an intern assigned to destroy the documents. The Gaubatzes were determined to turn them over to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for possible criminal prosecution of CAIR, which has been the subject of an FBI investigation for some time and was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist-financing trial in U.S. history.

 

Because the Gaubatzes did not have the money to fight the charges, and because David Gaubatz was the co-author of WND Books’ “Muslim Mafia,” WND agreed to pay for the defense.

 

It continues to be a huge burden – about $600,000 in court costs and attorney charges so far – and the trial has not even begun!

 

The case is unfolding without any interest from the controlled national press, which continues to view CAIR as “a Muslim civil rights organization,” one they call upon regularly for interviews and treat with the respect and dignity of a trusted news source.

 

The stakes are high, too.

 

The real purpose of this case is to discredit the courageous work represented in “Muslim Mafia” – the definitive book exposing CAIR’s links to terrorism, to foreign financing, the Hamas, to Saudi Arabia and to the Muslim Brotherhood agenda we see unfolding around the world.

 

It’s time for Americans to fight back – before it’s too late.

 

Please take a few minutes to see what General Jerry Boykin has to say about “Muslim Mafia.” It’s one of the most important books published in the last 10 years:

 

 

VIDEO:  General Jerry Boykin [Have to go the WND Superstore link to view video]

 

 

CAIR is pushing for the truth to be expunged from the public record entirely. You know what that would mean – even the book that exposed the group would be shredded, in violation of the First Amendment.

 

I urge you to help me in this fight. WND is fighting to defend the Gaubatzes and the truth – and we’re all alone. We are counting on the support of the portion of the public that understands the threat of jihad and Shariah and recognizes the way they are already undermining our freedom in America.

 

I hate to beg for money when so many Americans are hurting financially. I wish I could afford to fight this fight myself. But I can’t. And the case is much too important for me to pretend I can.

 

I fully expect this case will eventually cost over $1 million to defend. That’s why I am pleading with you today to help me.

 

It won’t take much of a sacrifice if the hundreds of thousands of people who read this message respond with something – even as little as $2.

 

But for those who have a little extra to give, I would urge you to make a donation of at least $25. If you do, we will send you a hardcover copy of “Muslim Mafia” and a digital e-book version. We want millions of Americans to get the e-book so the truth exposed in the book can never be destroyed – not by any court order, not by any police force in the world. In fact, the “Muslim Mafia” e-book is intentionally not copy protected, so you can send as many copies of it as you want far and wide.

 

Perhaps you can even send some copies to members of the controlled national press who have determined to deep-six any coverage of this important case.

 

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John R. Houk

© March 13, 2012

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CAIR Lawfare and WND


Correction to: CAIR Lawfare and WND



In the post “CAIR Lawfare and WND” I wrote that CAIR was suing publisher WorldNetDaily and Joseph Farah along with Dave Gaubatz (father) and Chris Gaubatz (son).

In my zeal to make the Islamist American-Muslim organization known as CAIR I failed to do my due diligence about who are the exact defendants in CAIR’s lawfare to bring silence to the information in the book the Muslim Mafia.

Via SlantRight’s comment section Joseph Farah would like me to issue a correction. I have to admit I am taking the email’s identity for granted; however it sounds legit to me.

The correction runs as follows … HERE

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John R. Houk

© July 6, 2011

 

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been visibly running ever since a very public law suit against Anti-CAIR publisher Andrew Whitehead was shut down defeating Legal Jihad/Lawfare. The CAIR intent was to keep Whitehead silent concerning his writings exposing CAIR as being an American-Muslim front to funnel money to Hamas which is also connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

CAIR gave up on Whitehead because he asked for “discovery” as was his right as a defendant. CAIR evidently did not want that information to be made public and so a settlement followed between Whitehead and CAIR. It was one of those settlements in which the terms were sealed to the public; HOWEVER Whitehead was NOT forced to retract anything he had said about CAIR AND Whitehead has continued his Anti-CAIR activities.

 

CAIR has been directly and indirectly involved in Lawfare civil suits to not necessarily win but rather to cost defendants so much money that the defendant could not afford the legal fees.

 

One such prominent lawfare case resulted due to the publication the book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America.” The authors of the Muslim Mafia are P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry. The book was published by WorldNetDaily. Why is CAIR so unhappy about the Muslim Mafia?

 

Dave Gaubatz’s son Chris privately without any law enforcement backing went undercover posing as a Muslim. After Chris gained the trust of CAIR personnel he set about obtaining documents that were primarily supposed to have been destroyed and I believe recorded conversations. Here is a paragraph from a WND promo email that writes the sources used to write the Muslim Mafia:

 

“Muslim Mafia,” published by WND Books, is packed with pages of recently declassified government documents and evidence from the covert operation, including thousands of e-mails, faxes and internal memos that were never meant for public viewing. The first section of this book reveals how the Council on American-Islamic Relations functions as a dangerous front organization. More alarming, however, is that CAIR is part of an organized crime network in America made up of more than 100 other Muslim front groups that collectively make up the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

 

CAIR sued the authors, WND and WND founder Joseph Farah. The last that I had read about the authors are they may be off the civil suit hook. I cannot say for sure though because of the nature of Lawfare to keep suing until the opponents cannot afford the legal bills.

 

WorldNetDaily has discovered this fact about Lawfare because CAIR has continuously sued WND draining funds to pay the legal fees. The last time I touched on the Lawfare being executed on WND was about a year ago with the post entitled, “Islamist front targets book publisher, First Amendment. I have learned from an ACT for America that CAIR is still pursuing Lawfare against WND. Because of this Lawfare from CAIR against WND, requests for donations are coming in to offset the legal fees WND is experiencing.

 

CAIR has to be feeling the squeeze because their image is becoming sufficiently tarnished that only open deception which quite probably will be found to be illegal is becoming one of the remaining options for the lie of claiming to represent moderate Islam.

 

On the other hand CAIR as a Muslim Brotherhood representative in America has quite probably acquired a powerful ally in President Barack Hussein Obama. The Obama Administration is involved with having the Justice Department to stop investigating radical Islamic organizations in America. Couple this with the Obama decision to actually cozy up with an enemy of America in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that CAIR may be feeling pretty haughty again.

 

Because our government under the auspices of Obama’s leadership may be stabbing Americans in the back, it is imperative to support all organizations public and private to fight Stealth Jihad from acquiring a toehold in this nation as it has in the United Kingdom. Because of this I urge you to join ACT for America’s Brigitte Gabriel in supporting the request to send money to WND to have the legal fees to overcome CAIR’s Lawfare!

 

JRH 7/6/11

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World Net Daily needs our help!
CAIR using “lawfare” to silence the truth

 

By Brigitte Gabriel

President, ACT! for America

Sent: Jul 6, 2011 at 12:59 PM

 

For years WorldNetDaily (WND), headed by my friend Joseph Farah, has been an important and courageous source of news and commentary, especially on the issue of radical Islam. WND has exposed information that most media wouldn’t even touch out of fear and political correctness.

To illustrate, WorldNetDaily had the courage to publish the blockbuster expose’ about CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, entitled Muslim Mafia.

As a result, CAIR, in a “lawfare” effort likely funded by foreign money, has relentlessly attacked WND in the courts. I say “likely” because there is substantial evidence that CAIR has received millions of dollars from foreign entities (see http://cairunmasked.org/). It is hard to imagine that CAIR could be funding legal challenges against WND out of contributions from its small membership.

CAIR, the American propaganda arm for Hamas and un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism trial ever in the history of the United States where 108 guilty verdict were handed down, will not reveal its funding sources, has not filed the required non-profit tax returns for the past three years (which resulted in the IRS stripping CAIR of its non-profit status), and has never filed as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

CAIR is using relentless legal attacks against WND trying to silence them and suppress the truth. It has become the modus operandi of our enemies to use our legal system, with Middle East oil money, to attempt to silence and intimidate those patriotic Americans who are standing courageously on the front lines fighting to defend our freedoms and expose those who wish America harm. WorldNetDaily needs our help in its legal defense to continue fighting and exposing CAIR.

We at ACT! for America will not stand by idly on the sidelines. We are going to make a contribution to WND’s legal defense fund and are asking you to join us in doing so. 

Simply log on here to make a contribution to the WND legal defense fund and stand with me in supporting such a courageous organization headed by a great patriot, Joseph Farah. Every dollar will be greatly appreciated, and every dollar counts.

At a time when moral clarity is scarce and courage is hard to find, it is our duty to lift and support those who risk so much to expose the truth. I urge you, my friends, to take some action today on behalf of WorldNetDaily in its legal and financial struggle against CAIR.

 

Thank you.

Always devoted,

 

Brigitte Gabriel

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CAIR Lawfare and WND

John R. Houk

© July 6, 2011

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World Net Daily needs our help!

 

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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)

TiZA Joins Muslim Mafia?


Tarik ibn Zehad Gibraltar PD Sterling

John R. Houk

© October 20, 2010

 

The term Muslim Mafia (SA HERE) has been an appellation associated with CAIR by authors Dave Gaubatz and Paul Sperry. The term Muslim Mafia in actuality can refer to numerous Muslim-American organizations that have deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or other Salafi-like Muslims either in the USA or exerting theopolitical ideology from a foreign nation.

 

Some of these Salafi or what many would call radical Islamic ties has extended to Muslim enclaves and schools in America. And when I say school I mean Public School utilizing taxpayer funds to educate K-12 students to drill the tenets of radical Islam into young minds.

 

One such case is a Muslim Charter School in Minnesota called Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA). ACT for America has sent an email that is facilitating information of the Islamist nature of a Public School receiving taxpayer funds. TiZA has become so abusive in its secrecy that it is utilizing Lawfare and thuggery threats to keep the public from knowing that the Islamic religion is part of the curriculum of the school. The thought behind the TiZA Public School is to provide an environment of Middle Eastern Culture influenced by Islam to students that either have roots to the Middle East or are foreign students from an Islamic Culture. That premise is crazy enough since it is NOT conducive to assimilation to American Culture. The crime is TiZA’s infusion of Islamic religious practice (probably Islamist) on the public dime. AND here is the amazing tidbit of information: The TiZA mafia has angered the deep pockets of the ACLU!

 

The very name of the school should give pause to Americans. TiZA was named after its namesake (which many variations of spelling). Tarek (Tariq) ibn Ziyad invades Christian Spain in 711 AD. Ibn Ziyad’s victory over Visigothic ruler King Roderick spelled the beginning of brutal and humiliating oppression Spanish Christians under Islamic rule. It is kind of like naming a Public School in American culture Benedict Arnold High School.

 

Read the ACT for America email below.

 

JRH 10/20/10

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A Must-Read: TiZA intimidation tactics

Taxpayer-funded charter school even fighting the ACLU

 

Sent by: ACT for America’

Sent: 10/19/2010 11:58 AM

 

In early 2008 journalist Katherine Kersten broke a story about suspected inappropriate Islamic activities in a public, taxpayer-funded charter school, the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA).

 

When ACT! for America learned of this we swung into action. Chapter leaders contacted local and state officials. Letters to the editor were sent to newspapers. Guy Rodgers, ACT! for America Executive Director, talked with an official at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDOE) regarding a possible investigation.

 

MDOE did launch an investigation, and cited TiZA for two violations of law. During that time, a TiZA official assaulted a news cameraman.

 

Then the ACLU sued TiZA, alleging improper religious activity at a public school.

 

Not surprisingly, as Kersten reports below (highlights added), TiZA is engaging in intimidation and non-compliance tactics to prevent exposure of what it has been doing behind the closed doors of its school—a public school, paid for with tax dollars!!!

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Katherine Kersten: TiZA vs. the search for truth

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentary/105067899.html?page=3&c=y

 

The battle over the role of Islam in a Minnesota public school is heating up again in a federal courtroom in St. Paul. The conflict began in January 2009, when the ACLU of Minnesota sued Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy — a K-8 charter school with campuses in Inver Grove Heights and Blaine — for violating constitutional prohibitions against government endorsement of religion.

TiZA since has fought tooth and nail — erecting procedural barriers to prevent the ACLU from investigating what goes on behind its doors. The school’s tactics have gone far beyond the usual rough-and-tumble of lawyers in our adversary system. Its chief tool has been attempted intimidation of all who would draw back the curtain on its secrets.

 

One of TiZA’s first targets was the ACLU itself. A few months after the suit began, the school filed a $100,000-plus defamation claim, citing ACLU executive director Chuck Samuelson’s simple statement that “[TiZA is] a theocratic school … as plain as the substantial nose on my face.” The court dismissed the claim.

 

In January 2010, the ACLU was back in court to seek a protective order, on grounds that intimidation by TiZA was discouraging potential witnesses from appearing. The ACLU filed affidavits by a former TiZA parent and a former TiZA staff member, who described what they interpreted as threats of violence against them. In her affidavit, the female staff member said that Asad Zaman — TiZA’s executive director — had suggested after she displeased him: “We could just kill you, yeah tell your husband we’ll do his job for him.” (Zaman has no recollection of making such a statement, he said in an affidavit.) The court barred witness harassment or intimidation by either party.

 

In June 2010, the ACLU returned to court to quash what it described as yet another TiZA attempt to intimidate current and former employees from speaking about what they had seen at the public school. TiZA’s “Staff Handbooks include a secrecy clause, and related threat of legal action for violating it,” according to the ACLU’s court filings. TiZA “wields [these provisions] as a sledgehammer to keep former employees quiet about what they saw at the school.” As a result, “former TiZA employees have expressed fear about speaking to the ACLU.”

 

According to the ACLU, TiZA’s refusal to agree not to enforce the secrecy clause “sends the ominous signal that current and former employees who talk to the ACLU may be forced to defend themselves against a baseless, expensive lawsuit.”

 

On Oct. 1, Judge Donovan Frank agreed — affirming an order the ACLU had earlier won barring TiZA from enforcing the confidentiality clause in the context of this litigation.

The court’s order and memorandum spoke volumes: “It appears that information related to TiZA’s business, finances, operations and office procedures is public data and cannot be kept secret.” “The relevant question … is why TiZA, a public charter school, does not want to allow its former and current employees to participate in the informal discovery process to ascertain the truth about how TiZA operates.”

 

The court’s strong language in response to TiZA’s actions was unusual: “[I]ntimidation and threats will not sit well with a fact-finder such as a jury.” As a result of the school’s actions, “[T]he Court may be required to draw adverse inferences about how TiZA operates as a result of TiZA’s efforts to keep information about its operations secret. … [TiZA’s] behavior during the discovery process thus far … has not been consistent with a good faith search for the truth.”

 

The ACLU has characterized TiZA’s recent actions regarding the secrecy clause as “only the last in a long line of intimidation efforts.” Not quite. Last month, an attack was launched from a different front.

 

Several organizations that are not even parties to the lawsuit went to court in an attempt to disqualify the ACLU’s lawyers — Dorsey & Whitney — from representing the ACLU on grounds that Dorsey personnel had previously communicated with Zaman about entities involved in the litigation. The organizations include the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS-MN), MAS-MN Property Holding Corporation and the Minnesota Education Trust (MET).

 

What might they fear? Perhaps that Dorsey lawyers are in a position to prove that the scandal thus far — and Zaman’s role in it — is just the tip of the iceberg. Dorsey lawyers had this to say in a Sept. 10 letter filed with the court:

 

“The ACLU believes Mr. Zaman’s testimony relating to control of virtually every significant event at TiZA, MAS-MN, MET and MET’s subsidiaries, coupled with his efforts to hide such control, constitute powerful evidence against TiZA’s denials that it is a Muslim school and that it funnels state and federal money to other Muslim organizations.”

 

Every time we read about this lawsuit, we have to pinch ourselves and say: We’re talking about a public, taxpayer-funded school.

Katherine Kersten is a Twin Cities writer and speaker.

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TiZA Joins Muslim Mafia?

John R. Houk

© October 20, 2010

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A Must-Read: TiZA intimidation tactics

 

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