Skip to comments.HLF Fundraiser Visits Counterterrorism Operations Center
Posted on 09/28/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT by Cindy
NOTE: Excerpting does not do the article justice. Read the whole thing.
SNIPPET: "He was a fundraiser for a group convicted of providing material support to Hamas, yet Kifah Mustapha recently received tours of secure FBI facilities in and around Washington.
Mustapha's two-day trip earlier this month was arranged by the FBI's Chicago office, whose officials escorted Mustapha and about two dozen others on tours of the National Counterterrorism Center, the FBI facility in Quantico, Virginia and FBI headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building. A news report noted that Mustapha "asked some of the most pointed questions" during the trip to Washington, including queries regarding the FBI's use of deadly force and racial profiling."
SNIPPET: "Mustapha served as a fundraiser and Illinois representative for HLF until the U.S. froze the group's assets in 2001. Court documents show that Mustapha raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization.
Additionally, he recalled personally donating money to HLF during a civil deposition. Mustapha also served on a volunteer committee for the Islamic Association for Palestine, a Hamas propaganda wing in the U.S."
SNIPPET: "Mustapha was a key fundraiser for an organization now convicted of funneling money to Hamas and has fundraised for an organization considered suspect by the FBI because of its leadership's ties to Hamas. Yet, Chicago's FBI office took the imam on a privileged tour of some of the most sensitive counterterrorism operations centers in the country.
The FBI did not pay for Mustapha's trip."
Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/09/hlf-fundraiser-visits-counterterrorism-operations
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Note: Photo included.
PHOTO CAPTION: “Sheikh Kifah Mustapha (third from left) touring the National Counterterrorism Center (Photo: FBI)”
“FBI Escorts Known Hamas Operative Through Top-Secret National Counterterrorism Center as Outreach to Muslim Community”
Posted by Patrick S. Poole Sep 27th 2010 at 3:52 am in Featured Story, Islamic extremism
SNIPPET: “A known Hamas operative and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history Kifah Mustapha was recently escorted into the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities, including the FBIs training center at Quantico, during a six-week Citizens Academy hosted by the FBI as part of its outreach to the Muslim Community. The group was accompanied by reporter Ben Bradley of WLS-Chicago (ABC), who filed a report on the trip to Washington D.C. on Sunday, who observed:”
Note: Photos included.
Note: Video included.
“nside the FBI’s terrorism fight: Making friends”
Sunday, September 26
by Ben Bradley
SNIPPET: “September 26, 2010 (WASHINGTON) (WLS) — Tucked neatly and discreetly into suburban Washington, D.C., is a top secret facility maintained by the CIA and staffed by the leaders in the USA’s fight against terrorism. Before being allowed to enter, some in the group of Muslim men stop to pray.
The scene is striking, mainly because of all the noise that had ricocheted across the country that week with a fringe pastor threatening to burn the Quran and protests over plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near September 11th’s Ground Zero in New York. While that fear-fueled debate dominated the airwaves, the FBI in Chicago invited a small group of mainly Muslim men and women into its inner sanctum with the goal of building relationships and trust.”
SP=Inside the FBI’s...
Off Topic - Music Break:
“Cute Animals - Why Can’t We Be Friends”
ADDING 2 ongoing thread links as a background for post no. 3:
Obama administration has Hamas fundraiser visit counter-terrorism center as guest, not detainee!
I think my BP just doubled. T-R-E-A-S-O-N
Warning: Never read any of the threads I post or update if you have high blood pressure rmlew. It’s not good for your health.
“Banned by Illinois State Police, Muslim cleric melds with FBI”
Daily Herald ^ | 9/6/2010 | By Chuck Goudie | Daily Herald Columnist
Posted on September 16, 2010 8:55:28 PM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter
SNIPPET: “If they have a “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” contest at the Bridgeview Mosque, Kifah Mustapha will probably win.
Sheikh Mustapha, the Imam in charge, was in summer school.
At the FBI.
By one measure, Mustapha was a perfect fit for the FBI’s Citizens’ Academy. The 10-session regimen is intended for business, civic and religious leaders in Chicago and the 55 other FBI field offices where it is offered.
Mustapha is the well-known leader at one of the nation’s most popular mosques and is a national figure in American Islam.”
My. BP is normally 110/80. It’s normal. I was just temporarly flushed with anger.
Ok and I do empathize with you — more times a day than I care to count.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
pretty scary stuff.....
Kruschev was right.
This insanity has to stop.
Time to stock up on torches and pitchforks!
I want outreach to Moslems, too - just a different kind...
“FBI Defends Mustapha’s Visit”
by Bill Gertz
The Washington Times
September 30, 2010
SNIPPET: “The FBI on Thursday defended its inclusion of a Chicago Muslim cleric tied in the past to the terrorist groups Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood in a group that recently visited the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and FBI headquarters.
Ross Rice, FBI spokesman in Chicago, acknowledged in an interview that Kifah Mustapha, imam of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Ill., was named as an unindicted co-conspirator during a Hamas funding trial six years ago.
However, Mr. Mustapha “has never been convicted of a crime and never charged with a crime,” Mr. Rice said.
“If we thought he was a security risk, we wouldn’t have included him” in the FBI’s Citizens Academy program, Mr. Rice said.”
“Hamas-linked cleric took part in FBI outreach effort”
By Bill Gertz-The Washington Times8:55 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010
“Illinois Imam Misrepresented Role With Hamas Front Under Oath”
October 7, 2010
SNIPPET: “Officials with the FBI’s Chicago field office said they had no problem with Kifah Mustapha, an Illinois imam who was named as an unindicted coconspirator by federal prosecutors in a 2008 terror trial, participating in a Bureau Citizens’ Academy and touring the secret National Counterterrorism Center.”
SNIPPET: “An Investigative Project on Terrorism investigation has found that Mustapha, an imam at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Ill., has an extensive history of raising money for groups tied to Hamas, the Islamist terror organization designated by the US government. That particularly includes the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the group for which Mustapha has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. The FBI severed its relationship with CAIR in mid-2008 because of concerns surrounding the group’s connections with Hamas.
Other IPT findings include:”
For The Record - The IPT Blog
“Illinois Police: Terror Ties Cost Imam Chaplain Post”
by IPT News
Mar 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm
SNIPPET: “Court papers filed in an Illinois federal civil lawsuit make it clear that a Hamas-supporting imam would have been a state police-sanctioned chaplain in 2010 if not for disclosures made by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).
Attorneys for the Illinois State Police (ISP) have asked a federal judge to grant their clients’ motion for summary judgment, effectively ending a lawsuit brought by Imam Kifah Mustapha. Mustapha cleared an initial background check to the ISP’s first Muslim chaplain in late 2009.
In his application, he failed to disclose his work as fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. The foundation was convicted a year earlier of illegally routing millions of dollars to Hamas. The IPT reported on Mustapha’s documented connections to the Holy Land Foundation in January 2010, after he received a state identification card.
The ISP received an e-mail alerting it to the IPT report a day later, a legal memorandum filed with the motion Thursday said. The state police “were previously unaware of Plaintiff’s association with HLF, as it was omitted from his resume,” the memo said. A second background check resulted in Mustapha’s invitation to be a chaplain rescinded. He sued, claiming violations of his 1st and 14th Amendment rights.”
“Judge Ends Imam’s Lawsuit Triggered by IPT Report”
June 25, 2013
SNIPPET: “A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed an imam’s claim that the Illinois State Police (ISP) discriminated against him when it rescinded the imam’s appointment to be a volunteer chaplain.
Kifah Mustapha’s appointment as the ISP’s first Muslim chaplain was reversed after the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported in January 2010 that he was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas financing trial which ended with sweeping convictions in November of 2008. Mustapha was identified as a member of a Muslim Brotherhood-run Hamas support network in the United States, and was a paid employee of the network’s official fundraising arm, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Records show he spent five years as the charity’s “sole employee in its Illinois office.”
Mustapha, an imam at the Mosque Foundation in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, did not tell the state police about his Holy Land Foundation connections when he originally applied for the chaplain’s post. He passed an initial review and announced his appointment.”
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