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Hamas aka CAIR Submits Written Testimony for Senate Gitmo Hearing

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, today submitted written testimony for a Senate hearing on the implications of closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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[ADDITIONAL MEDIA NOTE: CAIR’s Minnesota chapter today called on school officials in that state to drop a July 29 Tea Party event at Little Falls Community High School featuring anti-Muslim speaker “Brigitte Gabriel” of the hate group ACT! for America. Gabriel, whose real name is Hanah Kahwagi Tudor, claims an American Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen.” SEE: http://tinyurl.com/MNIslamophobia]

 

Today’s hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), will focus on the national security, fiscal, and human rights implications of closing the detention center.

 

Hearing witnesses include Reps. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Mike Pompeo (R-KS); Major General Paul D. Eaton, United States Army (Ret.); Brigadier General Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D., United States Army (Ret.); Lieutenant Joshua M. Fryday, Judge Advocate General’s Corps; Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Human Rights First, and, Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy.

 

SEE: CAIR’s Written Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Closing Guantanamo” http://bit.ly/17DumLm.

 

Hearing: Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights implications http://1.usa.gov/1agYHB1.

 

CAIR’s testimony reiterates the organization’s longstanding opposition to indefinite detention of Guantanamo detainees without charge or trial and outlines why lack of due process is a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution and damages American moral authority and international relations.

 

Some of CAIR’s recommendations include: 1) the immediate release or civilian trial of all remaining detainees at Guantanamo; 2) the immediate release and resettlement of the 86 prisoners already cleared for release; and, 3) the immediate stop to the force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners on hunger-strike, in conjunction with an independent medical professional review and monitor of all hunger-striking prisoners.

 

“The indefinite detention of prisoners at Guantanamo bay without trial or charge violates the Constitution and disregards long-standing American traditions of respect for due process and the rule of law,” said CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw. “In the president’s own words, Guantanamo has become a ‘symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law.'”

 

McCaw added: “We are grateful for Chairman Durbin’s sober and objective chairing of the hearing. The chair’s balanced choice of witnesses, including decorated Army and Navy personal with years of military service and first-hand experience at Guantanamo, is in stark contrast to Ranking Member Ted Cruz’s choice of anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney as the Republican minority witness.”

 

Gaffney has in the past testified against construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and has been banned from a national conservative conference because of his bizarre claim that it had been infiltrated by Muslim extremists. He compares Islamic principles (sharia) to a “lethal virus” (Washington Times, 9/29/09) and is allegedly the source of the discredited claim by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) that Muslim radicals have infiltrated the highest levels of government.

 

SEE: CPAC Banned Frank Gaffney Over Baseless Anti-Muslim Charges http://bit.ly/ghonxa.

 

Southern Poverty Law Center Profile: Frank Gaffney Jr. http://bit.ly/KPit8A.

 

CAIR also expressed concern about the Islamophobic views of another witness, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who has falsely alleged that American Muslim leaders have failed to speak out against terror attacks.

 

SEE: CAIR Asks Kansas Rep. Pompeo to Correct ‘False and Irresponsible’ Attack on Muslims http://bit.ly/17DuHO2.

 

CAIR encourages those who are unable to attend the hearing to watch it online and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #Senate #CloseGitmo and the Twitter handles for Senate subcommittee Democrats: @SenatorDurbin, @alfranken, @ChrisCoons, @SenBlumenthal, @maziehirono, and Republicans: @tedcruz, @LindseyGrahamSC, @JohnCornyn, @OrrinHatch.

 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, arubin@cair.com

 

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CAIR: Lawsuit exposes ‘Muslim Mafia’ shell game

Lawsuit exposes ‘Muslim Mafia’ shell game

The Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., and three of its employees have filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought against them by the Council for Islamic-American Relations for their part in an undercover investigation exposing the Muslim group’s ties to the terrorist group Hamas and global jihad.

The American Freedom Law Center, which is representing CSP and its employees, said its brief “brings to light CAIR’s elaborate ties to terrorism; its abuse of tax codes and corporate law; and most shockingly, its deliberate deception to the federal government regarding both its use of shell-corporations and its dubious funding sources.”

CAIR filed suit in 2009 against former federal investigator Dave Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, after the two carried out an undercover investigation of the Islamic group. CSP and the three employees were later added to the suit for their part in commissioning a documentary.

Evidence from the investigation was published in the WND Books expose’ “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.” The book documents CAIR’s support of radical jihad, recounting its origin as a front group for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into a Saudi-style Islamic state.

Fight back against CAIR’s attack on First Amendment by making a contribution to WND’s “Legal Defense Fund.” Donations of $25 or more entitle you to free copy of “Muslim Mafia” – the book so devastating to CAIR the group is trying to ban it.

CAIR alleges it suffered damage after the younger Gaubatz, posing as an intern, obtained access to some 12,000 pages of CAIR internal documents under false pretenses and made recordings of officials and employees without consent.

The brief for summary judgment was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

David Yerushalmi, co-founder and senior counsel of AFLC, made a comparison to the current IRS scandal.

“While the IRS has been busy harassing conservatives, pro-Israel Jewish organizations and Catholic charities, they have essentially turned a blind eye to CAIR, which has been running a money laundering scheme over several years by, among other things, siphoning money from abroad and hiding it within their various entities,” he said.

Yerushalmi said the discovery process and the forced production of documents brought about through the four-year court battle “has peeled the layers of the onion off by uncovering CAIR’s dangerous agenda, which poses a real threat to our national security.”

He explained that in 2008, Dave Gaubatz trained his son, Chris Gaubatz, to work undercover as an intern with CAIR National in Washington, D.C. Chris wore an audio-video recorder on his clothing to obtain recordings of the routine activities of a CAIR National intern.

Shortly after “Muslim Mafia” was published, CAIR filed its lawsuit alleging violations of various federal wiretap and hacking statutes along with several common law torts, such as breach of fiduciary duty and trespass.

CAIR touts itself as a Muslim civil rights group, but federal prosecutors in 2007 named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund Hamas, and 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.

As WND reported in 2010, 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 has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”

‘Shell game’

Yerushalmi points out that after 9/11, CAIR faced pressure when funding by oil sheiks and other foreign supporters of terrorism was alleged. CAIR denied the charges but nevertheless decided to dissolve into two separate organizations, CAIR Foundation (CAIR-F), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the CAIR Action Network (CAIR-AN), a lobbying organization.

Meanwhile, CAIR National continued to promote its organization as if it were a single entity founded in 1994.

Yerushalmi said CAIR used a maze of shell-corporations and several real estate holding companies to purchase properties with money from oil-rich sources in the Arab Gulf states.

The IRS was unaware, he said, that CAIR was operating a fraudulent scheme in which it sheltered millions of dollars of illicit funding by moving money between the shell corporations while insisting there is only one organization.

“As a result of its dizzying array of cover-ups and fraudulent activities,” Yerushalmi argued, “CAIR has no coherent basis for explaining the structure and nature of its operations, much less the status of Chris Gaubatz when he interned with the organization.”

He explained that CAIR has claimed all along that Chris Gaubatz interned with CAIR-AN, but he insisted that’s impossible, because CAIR-AN is a shell organization without any staff or operations.

After AFLC uncovered that fact during the course of the litigation, he said, CAIR, with the court poised to dismiss the lawsuit, changed its claim, contending now that Chris actually interned with CAIR-F, not CAIR-AN.

Robert Muise, co-founder and senior counsel of AFLC, further argued that the audio-video recordings “were made lawfully since the District of Columbia is a one-party consent jurisdiction.”

“Thus, the only real question is whether Chris breached a fiduciary duty as a low-level, volunteer, unpaid intern by making and disclosing the recordings,” he said.

“However,” Muise continued, “it is absurd to argue that Chris should be held to some heightened level of duty under the law – a duty that is typically imposed upon paid, high-level executives – to an organization that apparently does not understand its own organizational structure, or indeed who interned with whom.”

Muise concluded “there was simply no mutual assent between the parties, which is required under the law to impose such a duty, particularly when one of the parties exists as a phantom organization.”

“It is our hope, and expectation, that the court reaches the same conclusion and resolves the issue correctly – in our favor,” he said.

As WND reported in March, the federal judge in the case, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, rebuked CAIR and its in-house legal counsel for their “inability to efficiently manage their discovery in this matter and to comply with the court’s scheduling and procedures order.”

Attorney Daniel Horowitz, who has represented the Gaubatzes, said at the time that the judge’s rebuke supports the claim that the Muslim lobby group was abusing the court system in an attempt to silence opposition.

In the lawsuit, CAIR, a self-described Muslim civil-rights group, does not defend itself against the claims of the book “Muslim Mafia,” and the FBI seized the CAIR material from the Washington law office of one of the Gaubtazes’ three high-profile lawyers. A previous filing in the case revealed a federal grand jury was investigating CAIR for possible violation of laws that ban financial dealings with terrorist groups or countries under U.S. sanctions.

Two TV Stations in US Broadcast Hamas and Hezbollah Incitement

The US outlaws the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist groups. That has not stopped two TV stations, one on each coast, to air their programs urging suicide bombings. The Muslim Mideast comes to the USA.
Israeli bus after suicide bombing. Coming soon to the United States?
Israeli bus after suicide bombing. Coming soon to the United States?
Photo Credit: Flash90

Two television stations, one in New Jersey and one in California, are broadcasting programs from the outlawed Hezbollah and Hamas terrorist organizations, encouraging American children to grow up into suicide bombers.

The New York-based Lawfare Project said the NileSat IPTV in New Jersey and ArabTV4ALL in California are transmitting broadcast from the Al Aqsa television network, which is linked with Hamas, and from the Al Manar satellite network, a mouthpiece for Hezbollah.

The Blaze website obtained a memo from the Lawfare Project, which said that the AdvancedTV Network currently supplies over 600 Arabic channels from Nilesat and Arabsat directly via the Internet, and that resellers such as NileSat IPTV and ArabTV4All pick up the material.

“By subscribing to NileSat IPTV, the subscriber receives an IPTV box, which can be hooked up to a television set without a satellite dish anywhere in the United States,” the memo note, author Charles Johnson wrote on the Blaze.

“A customer simply calls NileSat IPTV and orders a box, which is then delivered to his or her house. The channels are then broadcast using this box and an internet connection.”

Lawfare project director Brooke Goldstein said, “We contacted NileSatIPTV way back and they confirmed they air the Hezbollah and Hamas channels,” which broadcast hate programs that could be considered illegal assistance to terrorism.

“It’s unthinkable, especially in light of the Boston terror attacks, that our government continues to allow Hamas and Hezbollah, two designated foreign terrorist organizations, to openly and illegally broadcast their stations within our borders, stations aimed at radicalizing and recruiting Muslim youth towards violence, a most egregious form of child abuse,” she added.

Israel is familiar with Hezbollah and Hamas propaganda and incitement to terror, much of which also is aired by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, headed by Mahmoud Abbas. To see one of the videos of indoctrinating children, click here, and also here for a recent report on Fatah’s lauding suicide bombers.

Television programs, especially those geared for little children, broadcast a heavy dose of  anti-Semitic programs. Many of them use popular cartoon figures with blatant “kill the Jews” messages.

It is one thing for American to dismiss the incitement in Israel as part of the Muslim radical agenda to rid the world of Israel, but the question remains if the Obama administration, in an effort to be politically correct, will gloss over the importing into the United States programs that teach children to blow up people.

David Reaboi, Vice President for the Center for Security Policy, told the Blaze, “While the Obama administration, talking heads in the mainstream media and Islamist pressure groups all assure us we have no problem with domestic so-called ‘radicalization’ in the American Muslim community, it’s clear that this openly jihadist and genocidal programming has some kind of audience in this country.”

“The major obstacle to peace in the Middle East has always been a Palestinian culture of blood-lust; that it’s being broadcast inside America is frightening – and gives lie to talking points from Islamist pressure groups and their allies. Looking at the audience for these channels, it’s impossible to conclude that we do not have a domestic Islamist radicalization problem.”

Goldstein said the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech does not apply to the two television stations.

“The U.S. Supreme Court has been very clear; there is no First Amendment right whatsoever to provide material support to designated terrorist organizations,” she explains. “If this administration is serious about tackling homegrown radicalization, it must at the very least immediately prosecute those who act so brazenly and openly in violation of the law.”

Goldstein says the Lawfare Project has been in contact with New Jersey authorities about criminal enforcement, which have been slow about enforcement.

Neither NileSatIPTV, nor ArabTV4ALL could be reached for comment.