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The CAIR-Terror Connection: What did CAIR know, and when did it know it?
Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-04 | Joe Kaufman

Posted on 04/29/2004 4:41:34 AM PDT by SJackson

The Council on American-Islamic Relations solicited funds for two organizations that committed terror-related activities. What did CAIR know, and when did it know it?

The CAIR-Terror Connection

By Joe Kaufman
FrontPageMagazine.com | April 29, 2004

“Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.”

This was the line from President George W. Bush’s September 20, 2001 Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People that set the ‘Bush Doctrine’ in motion.  In the speech, this line made reference to foreign nations that harbored and/or supported terrorists.  However, within the ‘war on terrorism,’ the line actually had a much broader meaning -- specifically towards those individuals and groups that supported the enemy right from our own shores.

According to Justice Department U.S. Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 113B, Section 2339A:

“Whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out [terrorist acts], or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment or an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life.”

 

One group in particular, CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an entity masquerading as a ‘civil rights’ organization, has called into question its own support for nefarious causes.  The following will prove that, in late 2001, CAIR appeared to be in violation of United States law, as in regards to the providing of material support to terrorists.

 

In September of 2001, just following the worst terrorist attack ever suffered in modern history, CAIR placed on its website, under a picture of the World Trade Center in flames, a plea for donations.  It read, “Donate to the NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund.”

 

Yet, when people clicked on the link, it did not take them to any NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund.  No, it took them straight to the website of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an Islamic ‘charity’ that was soon to be shut down by the United States for “raising millions of dollars annually for HAMAS.”

 

The fact that CAIR was toying with the emotions of persons wanting to give money to a fund that CAIR disguised as one related to the 9/11 attacks is despicable… The fact that CAIR was asking people to donate to an organization that was raising millions for a terrorist organization that regularly sends suicide squads to murder innocent people is criminal.

Later that month, on September 25, 2001, CAIR changed the link to explicitly ask persons to “Donate through the Holy Land Foundation.”  And in addition, CAIR added a new link to its site, soliciting persons to “Donate through the Global Relief Foundation.”

 

The Global Relief Foundation, like the Holy Land Foundation, was soon to be shut down by the U.S. government on terrorism related charges.  As stated by the Treasury Department, “The Global Relief Foundation has connections to, has provided support for, and has provided assistance to Usama Bin Ladin, the al-Qaeda Network, and other known terrorist groups.”

 

At the time of the Holy Land Foundation’s closure, on December 4, 2001, CAIR immediately took the Holy Land Foundation link off of its site.  And less than a week after the Global Relief Foundation’s December 14, 2001 closure, CAIR removed that group’s link as well.

 

The question we now have to ask is, “Did CAIR know that these organizations existed as terrorist related entities, prior to CAIR removing the links?”  Or, considering CAIR’s connection to both offending organizations, the more appropriate question would be, “How did they not know?”

 

Mousa Abu Marzook – Grandfather of CAIR

 

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development was founded by HAMAS leader Mousa Abu Marzook, a man who was deported by the United States to Jordan in 1997.  Marzook, who may very well be, today, second in command of HAMAS, also founded, in 1981, CAIR’s parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine.

 

This is important, when considering the previous questions asked, but – but – there is a much bigger connection to CAIR, with respect to the Holy Land Foundation.

 

Ghassan Elashi – CAIR Board Member

 

 The Chairman of the Holy Land Foundation, before the group’s closure, was Ghassan Elashi.  Elashi, in December of 2002, was charged with “selling computers and computer parts to Libya and Syria, both designated state sponsors of terrorism.”

 

Besides the Holy Land Foundation, Ghassan Elashi was also involved with CAIR.  In fact, Elashi was one of the founding board members of CAIR’s Texas chapter.  What this means is that CAIR didn’t just stick a link to the Holy Land Foundation on its website, but instead, CAIR was directly linked to the Holy Land Foundation itself!

 

Rabih Haddad – CAIR Fundraiser

 

Rabih Haddad was a co-founder of the Global Relief Foundation.  Before being deported by the United States to Lebanon in July of 2003, Haddad had held various positions with Global Relief, including that of Executive Director and Public Relations Director.

 

 And like Ghassan Elashi, Haddad was also active in CAIR.  According to the Quaker organization, the group that runs the large charitable foundation, the American Friends Service Committee, Haddad had served as a fundraiser for CAIR.

 

Just as in the previous case, this shows that the Global Relief Foundation was not only a link on the CAIR website, but that CAIR was directly involved in the organization.

 

Considering this evidence, it would be somewhat difficult for CAIR to deny any knowledge of the two pseudo-charities’ nefarious involvements -- involvements that directly led to the murders of innocents abroad.  This includes the December 2, 2001 suicide bombing of a bus in Haifa, Israel, murdering 15 and wounding 40 others… and the suicide bombing in an entertainment area in Jerusalem, which took the lives of 11 young people, just a day earlier.

 

Both incidents occurred, while CAIR was soliciting funds for the terrorist charities on its site.  If CAIR was indeed involved, under the Justice Department code stated earlier, it could result in life imprisonment for all implicated.

 

But while it’s hard for CAIR to run away from its connections to the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation, because of the connections, it’s easy to understand why CAIR tried vigorously to defend and protect the groups.

 

CAIR called the closure of the Holy Land Foundation “unjust” and “disturbing.”  And CAIR described the closure of the Global Relief Foundation as the racial profiling of an organization that “had established a track record of effective relief work.”

 

If CAIR wasn’t involved in the conspiracy, why would it go out of its way to defend terror related organizations?  Any group that claims to value human rights would run as far away from these organizations as possible.  But CAIR did not.

 

The reason seems clear. Now, it’s time for the United States government to investigate this matter.

 

Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate.  You can visit the group’s website, at www.americansagainsthate.com.  And you can view all of Joe’s archived articles, at www.joe4rep.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; cair; elashi; ghassanelashi; globalrelief; globalrelieffund; grf; haddad; hamas; hlf; holylandfoundation; iap; islamicassociation; jihadinamerica; marzook; mousaabumarzook; terrorism; vanna; wahhabilobby

1 posted on 04/29/2004 4:41:36 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Bttt.

I love the way we are fighting the PC WoT in the homeland!!
2 posted on 04/29/2004 4:47:39 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (A vote for JF'nK is a vote for Peace in our Time!)
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To: SJackson

Published warning worldwide made of upcoming 911 Atrocities

Islamic 911 Attack Calendar which was distriibuted worldwide the year before
the terrorists murdered 3000 Americans per hour in the 911 Atrocities.

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW BEFORE THE NEXT ATTACK
How many were in the Offices and homes of the clients of CAIR and CAIR itself and their associates?


3 posted on 04/29/2004 4:55:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (We do what we are meant to do)
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To: SJackson
Book marked.


BUMP.
4 posted on 04/29/2004 5:09:00 AM PDT by BayouCoyote (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices it.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
5 posted on 04/29/2004 5:29:12 AM PDT by SJackson (Slaughter the Jews wherever you find them. Their spilled blood pleases Allah, Haj Amin el-Husseini)
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To: SJackson
This is all old news.

I don't know what's taking White House so long getting rid of CAIR....only thing I can think is that they're listening in and getting info.
6 posted on 04/29/2004 5:36:52 AM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ...( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: nuconvert; SJackson
I don't know what's taking White House so long getting rid of CAIR....only thing I can think is that they're listening in and getting info.
That's a bit optimistic. The White House has been swayed by terror symps such as Khaled Saffuri and other proteges of Grover Norquist, such as Suhail Khan and Ali Tulbah, not to mention the State Department and assorted Clinton holdovers.

Political Correctness reigns.

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7 posted on 04/29/2004 7:00:33 AM PDT by Sabertooth (< /Kerry>)
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To: SJackson
In September of 2001, just following the worst terrorist attack ever suffered in modern history, CAIR placed on its website, under a picture of the World Trade Center in flames, a plea for donations. It read, “Donate to the NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund.”

Yet, when people clicked on the link, it did not take them to any NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund. No, it took them straight to the website of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an Islamic ‘charity’ that was soon to be shut down by the United States for “raising millions of dollars annually for HAMAS.”

Despicable. I hope these people burn in hell.

8 posted on 04/29/2004 7:49:23 AM PDT by happygrl (this war is for all the marbles...we can't go Spanish!)
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To: nuconvert
>>I don't know what's taking White House so long getting rid of CAIR

They're a Saudi backed group. The Saudis are our favorites.

2 + 2.
9 posted on 04/29/2004 11:34:49 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: swarthyguy
I don't buy that as the reason.

10 posted on 04/29/2004 11:55:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ...( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: happygrl; Travis McGee; Happy2BMe; Jeff Head; risk; blam; Cindy; Davea

found this article today while searching the web for something else. it probably has already been read by you guys but just in case, here it is for your bookmarks.


11 posted on 09/11/2004 11:09:18 PM PDT by Bobby777
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To: Bobby777

Thank you Bobby.

I do care what CAIR has to say.


12 posted on 09/11/2004 11:19:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Bobby777; All
DANIEL PIPES.org - Weblog: "CAIR's LEGAL TRIBULATIONS"

13 posted on 09/11/2004 11:22:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: SJackson; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; A.A. Cunningham; Alamo-Girl; ALOHA RONNIE; Alouette; ambrose; ..

A "PC will kill us" bump for your review.


14 posted on 09/12/2004 10:59:07 AM PDT by risk
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To: risk; SJackson
Boggling. If there is a method in this madness (failure to act), it probably won't be known until the last shot is fired.
15 posted on 09/12/2004 11:15:19 AM PDT by Eastbound ("Ne'er a Scrooge or a Patsy Be")
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To: Eastbound; Travis McGee

My hypothesis: if 9/11 didn't wake us up, nothing would.


16 posted on 09/12/2004 11:17:02 AM PDT by risk
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To: risk
A "PC will kill us" bump for your review.

I'm still steaming from listening to a CAIR spokes-lady on The Laura Ingraham
Show on (IIRC) this last Wednesday.

The spokes-lady did a protracted hmm-'n-hawing to explain why CAIR couldn't
get their two-paragraph "condemnation" of the Beslan school massacre onto
their website until the Labor Day weekend was over.

My cynical side said that they finally heard about the existence of a video of the
Islamic festivities that took place inside the school and also about Colin Powell's
mentioning how awful it was.

I just wish that CAIR would appear on radio and TV more often.
They are really good negative advertizing for the terrorist elements of Islam.
While I suspect they are beloved by Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers,
their slips-of-the-tongue in admitting they want the USA under Shari'a is
the best antidote for any of our politicians who try to be apologists for them.

Nice to see the First Amendment's "give 'em enough rope" function at work.
I just hope that CAIR and their fellow-travelers are keeping good records like
their spiritual fathers, The Nazis.
17 posted on 09/12/2004 11:23:07 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
"I just wish that CAIR would appear on radio and TV more often. They are really good negative advertizing for the terrorist elements of Islam. While I suspect they are beloved by Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers, their slips-of-the-tongue in admitting they want the USA under Shari'a is the best antidote for any of our politicians who try to be apologists for them."

Agreed. The crazies have a mental block and tunnel-vision and don't have a clue what they sound like to the civilized world.

18 posted on 09/12/2004 11:29:33 AM PDT by Eastbound ("Ne'er a Scrooge or a Patsy Be")
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To: risk
A "PC will kill us" bump for your review.

"I don't like you because you're gonna' get me KILLED!"
--line from Samuel L. Jackson in "Die Hard 3" (which just happens to have a beautiful
shot of the WTC towers in the background)

The audio clip of this dialogue gets played on The Hugh Hewitt Show (www.hughthewitt.com)
when the discussion turns to the inept handling of national defense by Democrats and
other bumblers.
19 posted on 09/12/2004 11:36:46 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA; SJackson; yonif; Yehuda; dennisw; Travis McGee
Links between Wahabi Islam and Nazism are coming out all over the place. I've added the keyword VANNA to this thread. I think some of the conclusions people reach based on that research is bogus, but there are useful facts worth pursuing the roots the Wahhabi lobby (keyword WAHHABILOBBY) has sunk into our country.
20 posted on 09/12/2004 12:08:56 PM PDT by risk
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To: risk

PC will be the death of us. :-(

Thanks for the ping.


21 posted on 09/12/2004 7:36:31 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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