The ACLU-CAIR-Obama Triumvirate
The John Adams Project is the latest in a series of ACLU-supported endeavors which aids and abets the Islamist jihadists who are trying to destroy our country. As Bill O’Reilly has reported on the Factor, this project involves operatives who surrepticiously took pictures of CIA agents who may have interrogated captured al-Qaeda suspects; the pictures were then used to “out” those agents to the lawyers for the suspects, and to the suspects themselves.
In this case, the Justice Department is investigating the outrageous actions of the ACLU. Generally, however, the Obama administration walks in lock-step with this noxious organization on matters regarding the Islamic terrorist threat.
One of the most disturbing examples involves Islamic charities, which are often used as fronts for the funding of terrorist activities.
In his speech to the Muslim world delivered this past June from Cairo, President Obama apologized that “in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation.” Obama then promised that “I’m committed to work with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat [the Islamic duty of charitable contributions].”
The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the largest Islamic “charity” in the United States eligible for receipt of zakat, was convicted by a federal jury for providing more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant terrorist organization Hamas.
Obama apparently could not care less. He sees eye-to-eye with the ACLU, which represented Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan, a fundraiser for the group who was living in the United States illegally.
This is how the ACLU, in a lengthy report issued this past June, characterized the security measures put into place to prevent more Holy Land Foundations:
The ACLU’s research shows that U.S. terrorism financing policies and practices are seriously undermining American Muslims’ protected constitutional liberties and violating their fundamental human rights to freedom of religion, freedom of association, and freedom from discrimination.
The ACLU recommended measures that the Obama administration and Congress should take to redress the violations of terrorism funders’ alleged “rights.” If Obama’s speech this past June to the Muslim world in Cairo is any indication, he is following the ACLU’s direction.
The ACLU’s legal arm is effectively serving as the Obama administration’s surrogate to restore all rights to Islamic charities and their donors, without regard to whether or not they are funneling the contributions to terrorist groups such as Hamas.
For example, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is a Muslim-Brotherhood affiliated group, applauded the ACLU’s victory in federal court just last month overturning the Treasury Department’s decision three years ago to freeze the assets of an Ohio-based Islamic charity. The organization in question, with the innocent-sounding name KindHearts, reportedly had channeled some funds to Hamas; moreover, a convicted leader of the Holy Land Foundation, Mohammed El-Mezain, allegedly had provided advice regarding KindHearts’ fundraising. Nevertheless, this Islamic charity is back in business, thanks to the ACLU-CAIR alliance.
More connections among the triumvirate of the ACLU, CAIR and the Obama administration will be revealed in the coming days.