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Congressional Group Comes to CAIR’s Defense

October 30, 2009

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Earlier this week, NewsRealblog reported that four Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina (the others being Trent Franks of Arizona, Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona), were asking Congressional Sergeant-at-Arms Wilson Livingood to investigate whether the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. non-profit Muslim activist group associated with Islamist terrorist organizations such as Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda, has placed their operatives as “interns” on the staffs of members of targeted national security-related Congressional committees, including the Intelligence, Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees.

Myrick’s group is right to be concerned.

Since the September 11 attacks, 15 CAIR officials including its Executive Director, Nihad Awad and its founding Chairman, Omar Ahmad, have been either convicted or investigated on terror charges, or have fled the country. In 2008, CAIR was named as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism case in Dallas, Texas, which led to guilty verdicts on 108 charges based on funneling more than $12 million to Hamas.

Although they claim to be a benign group with no aim other than to protect the rights of all Muslim-Americans, CAIR’s leaders have gone on record as to what their real intentions are.

Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s Communications Director, wants to be perfectly clear:

Ibrahim Hooper: 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.

CAIR’s Executive Director goes further:

Nihad Awad: Muslims in America are in the best position to show Islam and to show action and to show vision, not only for a Muslim school how it should be run, but for the entire society — how it should be run. Who better can lead America than Muslims?

CAIR’s Founding Chairman, goes further still:

Omar Ahmad: Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran should be the highest authority in America.

Republicans aren’t alone in their distrust of CAIR. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), one of the most liberal members in the Senate, went as far as to request that an FBI ban on cooperating with CAIR imposed last year “should be government-wide policy.”

Now, in light of Sen. Myrick’s request for an investigation, prompted, in part, by allegations put forth in a new book titled Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America by Paul Sperry and Paul David Gaubatz, CAIR’s backers are rallying to its defense.

And who has taken up the mantle as protector of the reputation of CAIR?

Is it Hamas? The Muslim Brotherhood? Al-Qaeda? The Saudi Government (CAIR’s main source of funding)?

Wrong on all counts. It is the United States Congress itself that has risen to the challenge!

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman reports that the “Congressional TriCaucus,” a group composed of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Asian Caucus and the Hispanic Caucus, has raised its voice against any investigation of CAIR. Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.)–the first Muslim to be elected to the House of Representatives and staunch supporter of the Nation of Islam–was first off the line as the TriCaucus spokesman:

Rep. Keith Ellison: The idea that we should investigate Muslim interns as spies is a blow to the very principle of religious freedom that our founding fathers cherished so dearly.” If anything, we should be encouraging all Americans to engage in the U.S. political process; to take part in, and to contribute to, the great democratic experiment that is America.

In fact, even the thought of investigating CAIR is so repugnant to Ellison and the TriCaucus, that they put it in the same category as a McCarthy-style witch-hunt:

Rep. Keith Ellison: These charges smack of America sixty years ago, where lists of ‘un-American’ agitators were identified. We should be affirming the importance of diversity and tolerance for all interns and staff who serve in Congress, without suspicion of being identified as spies. The idea that we should investigate Muslim interns as spies is a blow to the very principle of religious freedom that our Founding Fathers cherished so dearly.

The barbarians, as they say, are no longer at the gate. Somebody has opened the door and let them inside.

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33 Comments
  1. Kevroc permalink
    October 30, 2009 3:17 am

    It looks like such an obvious task to present those quotes to Keith Ellison and see what his response is, no?

    He is quick to name the Founding Fathers and their wish for Religious Freedom but, what of the quotes by CAIR leaders that mock religious freedom and make no bones about an agenda. One that pursues the creation of an Islamic State?

    Who will present these quotes to this Rep?

    Our jounalists need to rise up.

    They need to not be afraid.

  2. American Delight permalink
    October 30, 2009 4:35 am

    If we don’t stop this infiltration, our grandchildren will be paying the jizya in our own country.

  3. Larry permalink
    October 30, 2009 6:44 am

    Subject: German view on Islam – TAKE A MINUTE AND THINK

    This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist
    situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate
    and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the
    read. The author of this email is Paul E. Marek *A German’s
    View on Islam* *A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to
    World War II, owned number of large industries and estates.. When asked
    how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our
    attitude toward fanaticism.*
    “Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the
    return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one
    of those
    who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools.
    So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen.*
    *Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the
    end
    of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended
    up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories”.*
    *We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that
    Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority**of Muslims
    just want
    to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it
    is entirely irrelevant.*
    *It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to
    somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in
    the name of Islam.* *The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this
    moment in
    history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any
    one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically
    slaughter
    Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking
    over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who
    bomb, behead, murder or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over
    mosque after mosque. It is the
    fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
    homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to
    become suicide bombers.*
    *The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent
    majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.* *Communist Russia was comprised of
    Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists
    were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful
    majority were irrelevant.

    China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists
    managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.* *The average Japanese
    individual prior to World War II was not a war-mongering sadist. Yet, Japan
    murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of
    killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese
    civilians; most killed by sword,shovel, and bayonet.*
    *And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not
    be
    said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?*
    *History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all
    our powers
    of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
    Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
    Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up,
    because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find
    that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.*
    *Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans,Serbs,
    Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many
    others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it
    was too late.*
    *As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only
    group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.* *Lastly,
    anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email
    without sending it on is contributing to the passiveness that allows the
    problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and
    on! Let us
    hope that thousands, world wide, read this and think about it. *The first thing the fanatics will do to the silent
    majority is to disarm them.*

    • PRCS permalink
      October 31, 2009 11:02 am

      It’s a good read, but it misses an important element.

      Nazism and Communism are not religious ideologies. In the early formation of the Nazi movement, for example, the German majority—had they chosen to—could have spoken up against the movement (perhaps even stopping it) without the fear of being labeled an apostate; with all the religious and social consequences that accompany it..

      They might have received a late night visit from the Brown Shirts for speaking against Adolph and the gang, but not from the Lutheran church.

      Qur’an 5:38 “As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power.”

      Muslims—even those who would never amputate a thief’s hands—believe the Qur’an is God’s literal word. Every word of it. Even the amputations.

      American Muslims, though free to do so here, would suffer the wrath of other Muslims were they to declare that the shari’a—part of ‘God’s literal word’—is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

      Such opposition would make them, like you and me, ‘unbelievers’.

      So, while their silence—enabling as it is–may seem irrelevant, the reason behind that silence is of great importance; for they are purposely hiding the truth that their copy of the Qur’an reads just like Usama bin Laden’s copy, and that Islamic law is one of Islam’s inseparable components.

      Representative Ellison is no different.

      During his campaign, I don’t recall a single question from journalists or other politicians concerning Islamic law and how he reconciles that—in his mind—with the Constitution he is now sworn to support and defend.

      So now the U.S. Congress includes in its membership a man whose ‘complete way of life’ demands the replacement of that very Constitution with religious law.

      Quite a mess.

      • November 1, 2009 10:52 am

        You forgot that ELLISON took his oath of office on the KORAN, meaning he was lieing on supporting and protecting the CONSTITUTION. It is in the KORAN to be able to lie and cheat to get what one wants.

  4. October 30, 2009 7:46 am

    Excellent comments, all.

    Mr. Marek’s e-mail should be read by all.

    I’ll forward it as fast and as far as I can.

  5. October 30, 2009 9:00 am

    Ellison’s use of deceptive language is appalling

    “CAIRing for Congress

  6. willieblaze permalink
    October 30, 2009 10:47 am

    The response of this article is structured to be biased. If we were to deal with the principles of citizen participation, which is what this whole hoopla is about, Congressman Keith Ellison is correct. I find his comments to be acceptable. Don’t you? I will not ask him to speak for CAIR and the record it has accumulated in the media. As much as many may say, that they were “named as co-conspiritors,” our government has seen fit to allow them to continue to exist and express themselves. I am confident that our government’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies will keep CAIR in line. I am also confident that our Congressional leaders will be able to decide the “level of influence” they will accept from any intern. (now… “lobbyist with moneybags” may be different). All American’s, of all faiths, should be allowed to participate in the political system.

    • Walt permalink
      October 30, 2009 9:54 pm

      You just keep that car on cruise control and take a nap. What could possibly happen?

  7. D Ross permalink
    October 30, 2009 11:29 am

    Islamophobia and smear campaigns against Muslims betray an obvious character flaw if not a full blown psychosis in the advocates. In other words, something is seriously wrong with you people.

    Here is my diagnosis: I would be willing to bet the average Horowitz weasle is a social misfit and a frustrated introvert who cannot stand themselves and externalizes their self-hatred to deflect the horror that is living with the enemy (your own ugly self).

    Some of you people will probably commit very serious crimes.

    • October 30, 2009 6:54 pm

      D Ross, Take off the blinders and realize that radical Islam is not a joke, but a serious threat. There is something very seriously wrong with YOU and those like you that refuse to see the truth and bow to these anti Americans.

    • donnamarie permalink
      October 31, 2009 5:37 am

      D Ross, let me guess, you live in San Francisco-or NYC-or… some other bastion of liberalism that never opens their eyes. I was from NY and when I got out it really opened my eyes. You should try it because those you criticize are nothing like you believe them to be.

    • Joseph White permalink
      October 31, 2009 7:44 am

      “Islamophobia and smear campaigns against Muslims betray an obvious character flaw if not a full blown psychosis in the advocates. In other words, something is seriously wrong with you people.”

      Ross, let’s just take a few minutes to look over some of the things this “Religion of peace” has done.

      1) They targeted the Twin towers in 93 and 2001, finally bringing them down and killing 3000 people, including Firemen, port authority officers, and policemen. Instead of voting at a booth, they tried to do it with Airplanes crashing into buildings.

      2) They force women in perpetual slavery, and feel no compunction about raping a single woman that walks down the street to the market.

      3) They carry out “Reputation Killings,” wherein they kill their daughters for marrying someone they don’t want them to, or changing religion, or going out boys not of the faith, or just for being teenagers.

      4) They set off IED’s in crowded markets and kill innocent men, women, and children.

      5) They set off bombs in school buses, killing innocent children, just going to school.

      6) They prominently place hate literature in the foyer of their mosques and call for the destruction of our country. The proof is in the recent raid on a mosque in Deerborn Michigan, during which an imam was killed when he took shots at police.

      7) Very few people in the Muslim world have come forward and denounced this violence and called upon their own people to stop it. In my opinion, this give implied consent to continue the useless killings.

      8) Islam wants to reform to the 7th century version of Islam, not reform into a 21st century version. If they did this, they’d have to give up their slaves, treat their women equally, and cherish life, and that’s just not possible for a group of people who worship death.

      9) Muslims don’t want to live according to the laws of the places they live in, they want those places to adapt to Sharia Law. Well, not in America, boys and girls, in America, we live according to the constitution, and our laws are for everybody, not just for the master race, with everyone else being slaves.

      Compared to Christians and Jews, who just shake their heads when their religion is insulted, Muslims go on the warpath and destroy anything in their line of sight. I’d compare them to army ants, except that army ants don’t completely destroy their own environment.

  8. Sam Deakins permalink
    October 30, 2009 11:30 am

    If there were ever a clear case of desecration of the flag that photo at the top defines it.

  9. A_Nonny_Mouse permalink
    October 30, 2009 3:21 pm

    The only problem is that Islam is not -repeat, NOT- a “religion”. It’s a totalitarian thug-ocracy which uses religion as a shield. Dislike anything about Islam and its encroachment into the West? CAIR and its fellows will start pissing and moaning about how their “religious sensibilities” are offended by suggesting the Religion of Blown-to-Pieces is anything other than meek-and-mild followers of the One God of Abraham. (Read the Quran; check out ProphetOfDoom.net; you will find that Allah doesn’t want for his created beings what the Judeo-Christian God wants for HIS children. Also try http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2007/10/terrifying-brilliance-of-islamic.html which looks at Islam as a very effective meme that has perpetuated itself for 1400 years with no change. Scary.)

    Islam is a parasitic culture that wants to feed off the West. We are fat, comfortable and prosperous. They just can’t WAIT to make us their slaves. In doing so, they will destroy everything successful about us, and we’ll become just another Islamic-sewer state, like those Middle-East countries with all their oil wealth and yet not a dime’s worth of initiative among them.

  10. October 31, 2009 4:03 am

    Islam is a cult of the moon god founded by pagans and adapted by Big Mo to cover up his satanic ideas and actions. It is not a religion.

  11. shane comeback permalink
    October 31, 2009 7:25 am

    “The barbarians, as they say, are no longer at the gate. Somebody has opened the door and let them inside”
    Most were let through the gates by Clinton-Bush. After 911,over 40,000 young Saudi men were granted visas. How many tens of thousands of Somalis? (some of whom are blowing themselves and others up upon their return to their homeland)Many gitmo detainees released are back to killing Americans in Afghanistan. The border is still open.Every week mid-easterners and OTMs are caught,with how many more uncaught? Why our gov’t wants to destroy it’s own population and their culture is a mystery to me. This is from “the-gathering-storm.blogspot.com

    BOILING THE INFIDEL FROG
    Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’
    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone.
    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal and work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law.
    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats.
    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning.
    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare.
    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing, use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels.
    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide.

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – the Islamic House of Peace – there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim.

    And d ross,you are blind and deaf to your surroundings—frog.

  12. tom permalink
    October 31, 2009 10:14 am

    We have less than 10 years before the Islamic group will have enough adults to run, vote and control this country. Their replacation rate is 18 time more than the rest of the country and world. They will have enough adults to do what they want to do. Get your lives in order you are on borrowed time!!!!!

  13. October 31, 2009 10:47 am

    They (the Muslims) will definitely fill the vacuum.

  14. Linda Rivera permalink
    October 31, 2009 11:02 am

    Our survival is threatened. Our freedom is in danger. It is absolutely vital that America, Canada, Australia, Israel and other Western countries examine the results of Muslim immigration in Europe and the UK. Muslim ‘religion’ and culture is radically different from Western civilization.

    Open Your Eyes, SWEDEN

    Muslims In Belgium

    Spain is the land of Islam

    The fruit of Islam in Europe 2. Awake up Europe

    Europastan: The Islamic Future of Europe

    In Sweden, many Muslim youth wear a t-shirt proclaiming: “2030-then we take over”

    “One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.”
    —Former Algerian President Houari Boumedienne’s prophetic warning to Europe in a speech at the U.N. In 1974.

    So much suffering of innocents. It is overwhelming. See: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

  15. Linda Rivera permalink
    October 31, 2009 11:03 am

    FIREMEN in SWEDEN ATTACKED by MUSLIMS – America’s future?

    A hostile Muslim population that sets fires, then attacks firemen when they come to put out the fires…

    Council on American-Islamic Relations: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” – Omar Ahmad (CAIR co-founder).

  16. Linda Rivera permalink
    October 31, 2009 11:10 am

    BERLIN POLICE UNDER SIEGE FROM MUSLIMS – America’s future?

    It’s WAR against all non-Muslims. A war that has lasted for centuries. Europe’s response to war? There is no response. Only acceptance and submission to Islam. Whilst Muslims openly declare their goal is conquest:

    An authoritative Muslim stated: “Thanks to your democratic laws we will invade you; thanks to our religious laws we will dominate you.” http://www.meforum.org/article/448

    “Soon we will take power in this country. Those who criticize us now, will regret it. They will have to serve us. Prepare, for the hour is near.”
    — Belgium-based imam, “De Morgen”, Oct. 5, 1994. Cited in Koenraad Elst, “The Rushdie Rules”, Middle East Quarterly, June 1998.

    In Britain, Sheikh Bakri: “We will use your democracy to destroy your democracy.”

    Leaflets were distributed in major British cities which included slogans such as: “The final hour will not come until the Muslims kill the Jews.”

    Britain’s response? “police appeared reluctant to prosecute because the calls to fight the Jews were carefully couched in quotes from the Koran.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1370900/Extremist-backs-%27kill-Jews%27-poster.html

    Does Britain believe it’s acceptable to call for the RELIGIOUS MURDER of Jews and other innocents because it’s in the Koran? In a frightening violation of the Peoples’ right to protection, the UK showed respect for the public call to murder non-Muslims because it’s in the Koran!

    Palestinian Authority Muslims CELEBRATE Murder of 3,000 American Innocents 9/11

  17. Joseph White permalink
    October 31, 2009 11:46 am

    This is why it’s so important to have decent people representing you in congress and the senate.
    As our founding fathers put it so well. “Those who are elected to serve in congress should be good christian men, brought up in the church, and upright in thought, action, and spirit.”

    They knew that we will behave as our leaders behave and only by having godly leaders, could we be a free country.

    This is another reason why we should do away with the parties and let each person stand on their own merits and stop hiding behind the Republicans and Democrats.

  18. shane comeback permalink
    November 1, 2009 5:12 am

    Willie, nothing about Ellison is acceptable. He is using taquiya,where a muslim is allowed to lie his head off if it promotes sharia,if it helps islam. Read the book “Muslim Mafia,” where a man posed as a muslim intern at CAIR. Ellison spoke at a breakfast there where he stated he would “soon be flanked by 15 more muslims in congress.” Read it.

  19. June permalink
    November 1, 2009 6:32 am

    We should be very afraid. Our world has never been under seige as it is now. The infiltration of radical muslims and the invasion across our southern border has put us in a terrible position, and I’m afraid we have no one with the strength or will to repel either threats. We’ve become so politically correct, we hesitate to speak out, we cater to and we kowtow to the faction wanting to destroy our nation. We need the greatest generation back. They would march forth and take care of both these threats to our welfare. Sadly, their numbers are few now and we are only left with the apologists.

  20. Tim Heekin permalink
    November 1, 2009 7:10 am

    One may actually put numbers one this gentleman’s email; In 1932 there were 70 million Germans of which 2.5 million were Nazis, in 1932 there were 170 million Russians of which there were 3.5 million Communists. This means the total number of Commies and Nazis in these populations equaled .025% of the whole. Ask yourself, “How much trouble did the Nazis and Commies cause the world?” In 2005 Daniel Pipes did a survey of the Islam world and concluded that about 10% had jihadist sympathies. There are currently 1.57 billion Mohammedans. Do the math……….Tim

  21. Margaret permalink
    November 1, 2009 8:10 am

    I live in Minnesota and never cease to be embarrassed. I think Keith Ellison used the Qur’an to be sworn in. He is a traitor and I fear for my country. I think I will find some T-shirts with some cute little pigs on them to wear to our local Wal-Mart and keep some bacon in my purse…just to symbolize my protest. I plan on reading
    “Muslim Mafia” as soon as I can find it.

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