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Bloomberg appointee scrubbed terror-linked CAIR from resume

Posted on December 2, 2010 by creeping

Deception and Islamists at the city level, in NYC, via Bloomberg appointee scrubbed CAIR from resume.

A senior Council on American-Islamic Relations official appointed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg bleached his CAIR experience from his resume, but his controversial past led to his dismissal as a panelist in next week’s New York debate on airport profiling broadcast by Bloomberg Television, WND has learned.

Omar T. Mohammedi, a commissioner with the New York City Commission on Human Rights was dumped from the debate featuring former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff after panelists raised concerns about his work for CAIR, which the federal government has named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-financing case in U.S. history.

Mohammedi omitted his CAIR background from his biographical sketch posted on the human-rights commission website. He served as president and general counsel of CAIR’s New York chapter.

Mohammedi also served as the lead attorney in a discrimination lawsuit CAIR financed against US Airways on behalf of the so-called Flying Imams. CAIR’s national office in Washington put Mohammedi in touch with the imams. Internal memos show Mohammedi participated in conference calls regarding the case with CAIR’s national director, Nihad Awad.

In a memo to CAIR executives, Mohammedi proposed launching a campaign to “discredit people” critical of the imams, such as Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. “We should discuss the possibility of having a major campaign against Peter King,” he wrote.

Mohammedi’s close involvement with CAIR, which the FBI says is “a front group for Hamas,” is missing from his human-rights commission bio, which states that he is “an attorney who specializes in employment discrimination and corporate and real estate transactions.”

The FBI has severed ties with CAIR until it can demonstrate it is not a terror front.

Debra Burlingame, sister of the pilot killed in the hijacked 9/11 flight that hit the Pentagon, says it’s possible that Bloomberg was not aware of Mohammedi’s background when he named him to the commission.

Almost impossible to believe. He was APPOINTED to the New York City Commission on Human Rights for crying out loud. A thorough review of his background must have been completed, right? PS: He’s not the only ex-CAIR stealth Islamist on a so-called human rights commission in the U.S.

She also noted that the 1997 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, convened by President Clinton and presided over by Vice President Al Gore in the wake of the TWA Flight 800 explosion, appointed CAIR executive director Awad as an adviser on passenger screening.

“The panel’s recommendations essentially rendered any effective passenger screening impossible, and paved the way for 9-11,” Burlingame said. Subsequent federal court evidence revealed that Awad attended a meeting with Hamas leaders in a Philadelphia hotel in 1993.

Mohammedi was the lead attorney who argued the discrimination case against US Airways, the FBI and airport police on behalf of the six imams who claimed their rights were violated when they were kicked off a US Airways flight as a potential security threat. Passengers and crew said the imams behaved suspiciously, and the pilot called police to escort them off the plane. A Clinton-appointed federal judge forced a settlement in the case that allegedly favored the imams.

“It was clear that the entire incident was staged in order to bring the suit,” Burlingame said, “and CAIR was involved from minute one.”


Much more, read it all.

Surprisingly, neither WND nor Debra Burlingame mention Chertoff as an objectionable panelist. Chertoff consulted for the aptly named Rapiscan – maker of the body scanners in airports – while giving “dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.” Just saying.

Source: http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/bloomberg-appointee-scrubbed-terror-linked-cair-from-resume/

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TSA and MB

Posted: December 2, 2010 in Jihadi Groups, Muslim Brotherhood, TSA and MB

TSA head oversaw outreach to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood while at FBI

Posted on December 2, 2010 by creeping

Next up, TSA’s top dhimmi, via Human Events, TSA’s John Pistole

TSA Director John Pistole.

Pistole served for over seven years as the Deputy Director of the FBI until he became the Director of the TSA a few months ago.  During his time as the No.2 man in our nation’s most powerful law-enforcement organization, Pistole oversaw the bureau’s outreach program to American Muslim organizations blossom.  The organizations to which the FBI reached out were all Hamas fronts, Hamas support entities or fronts for the root organization of the global jihad: the Muslim Brotherhood.  They included the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) among others.

Not only did Mr. Pistole fail aggressively to seek to target these groups investigatively, he sought their approval.  Under Mr. Pistole’s watch, FBI General Counsel Valerie Caproni invited Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the ACLU into FBI headquarters to ensure the attorney general’s Investigative Guidelines were not offensive.  We wouldn’t want to offend, Hamas might make them angry at us.  FBI field offices around the country were given training from CAIR, an organization created by the International Muslim Brotherhood to be a front for Hamas as demonstrated by evidence in the largest Hamas trial in U.S. history–the Holy Land Foundation in Dallas, Tex., in 2008.

During Mr. Pistole’s tenure as FBI deputy director, the Joint Terrorism Task Forces failed to share information properly with state and local law enforcement organizations, so the states began creating Fusion Centers.  Nine years after 9/11, local and state agencies are still frustrated with the FBI’s lack of response to significant terrorism issues within the domestic United States (e.g. Jamaat al Fuqra training camps in the U.S.), and the continued lack of information sharing.  Did I mention the over $500 million flushed down the toilet in the FBI’s failed attempt to create a Virtual Case File, or the current failings of the FBI’s data systems?

Now Mr. Pistole is the head of TSA.  Instead of profiling likely terrorists, which any professional security specialist knows is the only chance you have of keeping a port safe because you cannot successfully screen 100% of your travelers, Mr. Pistole is defending TSA’s policy of strip-searching grandmother’s, nuns and three-year-olds.  Wouldn’t want to offend Hamas would we Mr. Pistole?  Gross incompetence at the FBI rewarded by making him the head of TSA.  We shouldn’t expect the results to be any different.


David Meyers is a former officer in the U.S. Army who spent a career in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He has lived and traveled widely in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. He currently consults on security, intelligence operation and policy matters.

The United States has come close to taking out al Qaeda’s second-in-command on more occasions than have previously been acknowledged, according to current and former U.S. officials.

In February 2003, Ayman al-Zawahiri apparently met in Peshawar, Pakistan, with another senior al Qaeda leader whom the CIA was pursuing at the time. But according to the officials, the agency did not have a firm location for Khalid Sheihk Mohammed until it received a tip the following day enabling the Pakistanis to capture Mohammed in another city.

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CAIR IS HAMAS

Posted: November 26, 2010 in CAIR, CAIR IS HAMAS, Jihadi Groups

FEDERAL JUDGE CONFIRMS THAT C.A.I.R. SUPPORTS HAMAS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
11-26-2010 6:19 pm – WorldNetDaily.com Exclusive
WASHINGTON – A federal judge has determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence” to designate the most prominent Muslim group in America as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator.

According to a federal court ruling unsealed Friday, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas,” a federally designated terrorist group that has murdered at least 17 Americans and injured more than 100 U.S. citizens.

The 20-page order, signed by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, cites “ample evidence” that CAIR participated in a “criminal conspiracy” led by the Holy Land Foundation, Hamas’s main fundraising arm in the U.S. As a result, the judge refused CAIR’s request to strike its name from documents listing it as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case.

“The four pieces of evidence the government relies on do create at least a prima facie case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support Hamas,” Solis wrote in his July 2009 ruling.

The evidence includes documents introduced by the government showing CAIR and its founding chairman Omar Ahmad have operated as key members of Hamas’ U.S. wing, known as the “Palestine Committee.” In addition, FBI wiretaps and agent testimony have placed both Ahmad and CAIR’s acting executive director – Nihad Awad – at a secret meeting last decade with Hamas leaders in Philadelphia. Meeting in a hotel room, participants hatched a scheme to disguise payments to Hamas suicide bombers and their families as charity.

CAIR founding chairman Omar Ahmad, who arranged and led the secret Hamas meeting in Philadelphia

“The attendees agreed not to mention the word Hamas but to refer to Hamas as ‘Samah,’ which is Hamas spelled backwards,” Solis said. “The Philadelphia conference essentially laid out the path that the Palestine Committee would take to accomplish its goal of supporting Hamas in the future.”

During the meeting – which was organized and led by CAIR founder Ahmad – the Hamas operatives agreed to form CAIR as an outwardly benign front group skilled in media manipulation. “They did not want to be viewed as being aligned with terrorist groups,” he said.

The judge did not dispute “press accounts and blog entries” that “CAIR is a criminal organization that supports terrorism,” according to the ruling.

The government’s evidence undermines CAIR’s public face as a “civil-rights advocacy organization,” while corroborating the findings of the bestselling book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.” The book chronicles the undercover investigation of P. David Gaubatz and his son, who interned at CAIR’s national headquarters.

CAIR has sued the Gaubatzes for trespassing, but has not denied any of the book’s explosive findings tying CAIR closer to terrorism.

According to Politico.com, a federal grand jury in Washington is actively hearing evidence against CAIR emerging from the Holy Land trial, while also reviewing the thousands of pages of evidence gathered in the “Muslim Mafia” investigation. Prosecutors subpoenaed the evidence shortly after the book was published last fall.

CAIR, which has not been charged with a crime, denies allegations it works for Hamas – even as it refuses to condemn the terrorist group by name.

“CAIR is not a front group for Hamas,” insisted CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper, “or any of the other false and misleading associations our detractors seek to smear us with.”

CAIR maintains it is simply a Muslim-rights group, but the Justice Department says it is a front group not only for Hamas, but for its parent the radical Muslim Brotherhood – a worldwide jihadist movement that prosecutors say has a secret plan to impose Shariah law on the U.S.

“From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists,” said assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg in a separate court filing.

CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, implicated in a major terror case, shakes hands with undercover intern Chris Gaubatz at CAIR headquarters in Washington.

In 2007, U.S. prosecutors first named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal scheme led by the Holy Land Foundation to funnel more than $12 million to Hamas suicide bombers and their families. A jury in 2008 convicted the charity and its leaders on all 108 felony counts.

“CAIR has been identified by the government at trial as a participant in an ongoing and ultimately unlawful conspiracy to support a designated terrorist organization – a conspiracy from which CAIR never withdrew,” said assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Jacks, who recently won an award from Attorney General Eric Holder for convicting the Holy Land terrorists.

The Holy Land revelations prompted the FBI to sever ties with CAIR until it can demonstrate it is not a terror front.

“Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner,” advised assistant FBI Director Richard Powers in a 2009 letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Media outlets – including Fox News, which is financed by the same Saudi prince funding CAIR – continue to invite Awad and other CAIR leaders on the air to argue against airport profiling and other issues on CAIR’s agenda. Fox has offered CAIR guests full segments unopposed by critics and without viewer caveats regarding CAIR’s court-documented terror connections.

Source: http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_29735.php

See the Judge’s Ruling:

http://www.wnd.com/files/1425.pdf

AQAP Releases Special Issue of ‘Inspire’ Magazine ‘Operation Hemorrhage’ – Dedicated Entirely To Explosive Parcels Plot

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On November 20, 2010, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a special edition of its English-language magazine Inspire titled ‘$4,200’ the total amount spent on the operation. Unlike the previous editions of “Inspire” this issue does not contain any contribution from Anwar Al-Awlaki nor does it mention him at all.

This edition consists of 23 pages that are entirely dedicated to the recent parcel plot.

The magazine was first pasted on the main Jihadi forum Shumukh Al-Islam. It was produced by al-Malahem media, the media wing of the AQAP.

Among the topics presented is the objectives of ‘Operation Hemorrhage’ (i.e. parcel plot):

-General details and objectives of the operation [which the magazine says was to cause economic damage to the United States]

-Technical details of the devices used [as well as a review of equipment in airport security which they have overcome]

-Economic leverage the AQAP believes it has gained over West

-Religious objectives of the attack
The magazine also includes “exclusive” images of the contents of the packages [i.e. printer, book].

The magazine also claims that AQAP was behind the incident of the UPS airplane in Dubai on September 3, 2010 and that the United States hid AQAP’s responsibility.

The release includes a list of prisoners of Al-Qaeda in the West. The magazine offers a way to communicate with AQAP.

More research from the magazine will be released in the coming day by MEMRI.