Skip to comments.The friends of Keith Ellison (CAIR Alert)
Posted on 10/15/2006 10:26:23 AM PDT by yoe
Joe Kaufman has sent us a copy of the speech he will give this afternoon in protest of today's meeting of Minnesota Democratic Fifth District congressional candidate Keith Ellison and Florida gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis with their friends at CAIR in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The speech contains some useful background on CAIR that might help the Minneapolis Star Tribune get a bead on the organization:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR was founded by three leaders of a front for the terrorist organization Hamas, in June of 1994. Since its creation:
*Four of CAIRs officials have been charged with terrorist activities, in relation to Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Two of those officials are behind bars in the United States; the other two have been deported. One of them, Ghassan Elashi, was just sentenced, this past Thursday, to seven years in prison. Another CAIR official was listed by the U.S. Attorneys office as a potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
*CAIR has solicited money for two terrorist charities which were shut down shortly after the attacks on 9/11 for raising millions of dollars for Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Leaders of both these organizations were representatives of CAIR.
*CAIR has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit put forward by the family of the former Chief of the FBIs Counter-Terrorism Section, John P. ONeill, for his murder during the 9/11 attacks.
*CAIRs parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine, in 2005, was shut down after it was found liable for the murder of an American boy, David Boim, during a Hamas terror operation in Israel.
After hearing all of this, one could easily ask the question, Why would this organization still exist? Its a good question one that I have no real answer for.
Were in a War on Terrorism Thats what our government has said, since the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. Were fighting that war in Afghanistan. Were fighting that war in Iraq. But what our government and much of our populace hasnt yet quite grasped is that the war begins at home!
Yes, there have been organizations that have been shut down in America their assets frozen. And yes, there have been individuals that have been taken into custody in America many individuals. But not enough groups have been shut down, and not enough individuals have been taken into custody, for if that were the case, CAIR would have been gone five long years ago.
My friends, we are here to protest two individuals who have taken money from leaders of CAIR. But theyre not just any individuals no. They are two people that are seeking high political office within the United States. One is a Minnesota State Representative, Keith Ellison, who is running for United States Congress. And the other is a U.S. Congressman, Jim Davis, who is running for the Governorship of the beautiful state of Florida.
Congressional Candidate Keith Ellison has taken campaign donations from CAIRs National Chairman Parvez Ahmed, CAIRs National Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor, and CAIRs co-founder and National Executive Director Nihad Awad, who in March of 1994 declared, After I researched the situation inside and outside Palestine, I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.
Within this building, a CAIR sponsored event is taking place, with Keith Ellison as its Keynote Speaker. One of the individuals hosting the event is a man by the name of Altaf Ali. He is the Executive Director of CAIR-Florida. I have had personal dealings with this man. Exactly one month after 9/11, on October 11, 2001, I debated Mr. Ali about the attacks, on a local radio program. During the show, this individual derided me for being Jewish and repeatedly refused to answer the question of whether or not the people that perished in the World Trade Center were innocent.
What kind of monsters are Keith Ellison and Jim Davis looking for support from?!
Shame on you, Representative Ellison, and shame on you, Representative Davis. By accepting this money, you have shown that you are on the wrong side of this war....
More information regarding the protest -- which begins at 12:30 (Eastern) -- is available here.
Quran 8:12 I shall terrorize the infidels.
So wound their bodies and incapacitate them
because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.
Quran 8:57 If you gain mastery over them in battle,
inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them,
so that they would learn a lesson and be warned.
The people of Minneapolis are leftist brainwashed Democrats. They will vote this traitor to congress.
The only thing the socialist rag Minneapolis RED Star Tribune is interested in is digging up dirt on Ellison's Repubican opponent:
Minneapolis Paper Under Fire for Printing GOP House Candidate's Expunged Arrest Record
Posted by Matthew Sheffield
October 12, 2006 - 14:48
Ted Kennedy can get away with leaving a campaign staffer to die in his car in the eyes of the media, but apparently a disputed and expunged arrest record of a Republican congressional candidate is worth blasting to the public. At least according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Scott Johnson at Power Line has the details:
I find Sunday's Star Tribune story by Paul McEnroe and Rochelle Olson on the expunged 1995 arrest of Republican Fifth District congressional candidate Alan Fine to be reprehensible. We posted the rationale offered by Star Tribune "reader's representative" Kate Parry for the Star Tribune's publication of the story here. Parry conteded that the story had "news value" because "Fine was arrested by the police, charged with domestic assault and spent a few hours in jail" and that "the allegations raised in the court documents were corroborated by the ex-wife in interviews with Star Tribune reporters." Parry did not mention or comment on the expungement of the arrest.
At the Star Tribune's online site, editor Anders Gyllenhaal has also offered his rationale for the publication of the story. Anyone who suspects that the Star Tribune offices are something of an echo chamber won't be disabused of the notion by Gyllenhaal's comments:
Several elements contributed to the decision to run the story: The officers who answered the domestic call decided to pursue the arrest and sent Fine to jail; the candidates former wife told reporters last week that the assault occurred even though she ended up withdrawing the charge; Fines former father-in-law, a local judge, backed up his daughter and said hed been told of other instances of domestic abuse.
Gyllenhaal concludes by asserting that Fine's 1995 arrest and domestic dispute is part of its "full portrait" of Fine. Like Parry, Gyllenhaal omits any mention of the fact that Fine's arrest was expunged and, like McEnroe and Olson, Gyllenhaal fails to reveal whether the Star Tribune's source for the document obtained or released it legally to the Star Tribune.
It is difficult to overstate the vacuity of Parry's and Gyllenhaal's comments. Alan Fine was arrested in 1995 based on his wife's charge. His wife repeated the charge in 2006. Also in 2006, the ex-wife's father "backed up his daughter" -- i.e., repeats what his daughter allegedly told him in 1995. Despite all the huffing and puffing, the Star Tribune's story rests on the word of Alan Fine's wife.
Ironically, after I read this, I googled the Star, a paper I subscribed to until 1981 when I left Minneapolis. I ended up reading a discussion of Islam at their forum. Came out with two great terms, thanks to one of the posters: Islamophile and factophobe. :)
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