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  • HLF Officials Convicted on All Counts

    11/24/2008 6:38:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 524+ views
    Investigative Project ^ | November 24, 2008
    DALLAS – A jury convicted five former officials at the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) on all counts in the Hamas-support case after 8 days of deliberations. The men, Shukri Abu-Baker, Ghassan Elashi, Mohamed El-Mezain, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdelrahman Odeh, could face up to 20 years in prison for their convictions on conspiracy counts, including conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. The verdicts, read Monday afternoon, ended a two-year saga in what is considered the largest terror financing case since the 9/11 attacks. In the original trial last year, jurors acquitted El-Mezain on 31 of the...
  • Obama's unsavory ties

    10/27/2008 10:38:28 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 25 replies · 653+ views
    J. Post ^ | Daniel Pipes
    One watches with dismay as Democratic candidate Barack Obama manages to hide the truth on his longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the US government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial; and the Nation of Islam (NoI), condemned by the Anti-Defamation League for its "consistent record of racism and anti-Semitism." First, Obama's ties to Islamists: • The Khalid al-Mansour connection: According to former Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton, Mansour "was raising money for" Obama's expenses at Harvard Law School. Mansour, a black American (né Don Warden), became...
  • GAFFNEY: The jihadist vote

    10/13/2008 10:14:44 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 1,073+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2008 | Frank Gaffney
    Last week, Barack Obama's campaign was burned yet again for its dalliance with Islamists - those who embrace Islam's repressive theo-political-legal code known as Shariah and who are working for its triumph in the West in general and the United States in particular. The episode is but the latest indication that the Democratic candidate hopes to win the White House by relying, in part, on the Jihadist vote. NBC reported Thursday that the Obama campaign's latest radical "Muslim outreach coordinator," Mouha Husaini, met last month in one of Washington's Northern Virginia suburbs - the heart of what has been dubbed...
  • Obama concedes mistake over Muslim outreach meeting

    10/10/2008 2:20:40 PM PDT · by mathprof · 45 replies · 2,164+ views
    [p]msnbc ^ | 10/10/08 | Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer
    The Obama campaign’s Muslim outreach director participated in a meeting in mid September that was attended by several controversial Muslim activists, NBC News has learned. The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment, and that its top Muslim staffer would not have attended the meeting if she had known the full participant list beforehand. “Would a campaign staffer have attended if they were aware of the complete list of attendees? No,” said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt in an email statement to NBC. The Muslim outreach meeting On September 15, newly named Muslim outreach director Minha Husaini spoke to a...
  • CAIR: Obama's Impossible Muslim Standard

    08/07/2008 3:42:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 160+ views
    Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) ^ | 8/7/2008 | CCouncil on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    Steve Clemons gives the Barack Obama campaign a good thrashing from the left today for the candidate's willingness to accept the resignation of his Muslim outreach coordinator, Mazen Asbahi. The Wall Street Journal reports that Asbahi, a Chicago lawyer, resigned because of questions about his ties to an Illinois-based Imam named Jamal Said who has been accused (though not indicted) of fundraising for Hamas. The two served together for a few weeks on the board of an Islamic investment fund back in 2000. Predictable smug outrage has followed on right-wing blogs.According to the Journal, the tenuous connection between Asbahi and...
  • Breaking! Cliff Kincaid to 'out' Obama "Muslim Outreach" guy member of Communist Party, USA!

    08/07/2008 11:42:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 45 replies · 198+ views
    No link. Heard it on Rush Limbaugh's radio program about a half hour ago. However, I believe Rush said he will be posting a link to Kincaid's piece on his website ( I checked the Accuracy In Media website ( and didn't see any updated stories there yet. Here was the latest: Muslim Outreach Coordinator Leaves Obama Campaign By Don | August 6, 2008: Rush Limbaugh's site: Accuracy in Media | AIM Home page:
  • Sen. Obama's Muslim liaison resigns

    08/07/2008 2:41:27 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 38 replies · 287+ views
    By JTA ^ | Aug 7, 2008 11:48 | Updated Aug 7, 2008 12:01 | jpost
    The Obama campaign's Arab- and Muslim-American liaison has resigned after revelations of a brief association with a radical imam. Mazen Asbahi quit Monday because he did not want to be a "distraction" to the presidential campaign of US Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), The Wall Street Journal reported. Asbahi, a prominent Chicago lawyer, for a few weeks in 2000 had served on the board of the Allied Assets Advisors Fund affiliated with the North American Islamic Trust. Also serving on the board at that time was Jamal Said, an imam at a Chicago-area mosque known for his radical views. Said raised...
  • Obama's Muslim outreach director resigns

    08/06/2008 6:53:14 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 21 replies · 231+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 6,2008
    An attorney who volunteered to help Barack Obama improve his relationship with Muslim and Arab-Americans has resigned from the campaign amid questions about his connection to a fundamentalist imam.
  • Obama Muslim Coordinator Resigns

    08/06/2008 8:42:32 AM PDT · by yorkie · 18 replies · 125+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2008 | Perry Bacon
    Barack Obama's national Muslim outreach coordinator has resigned amid a controversy of over his connections to a man who the Justice Department named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the racketeering trial last year of several alleged Hamas fund-raisers. Mazen Ashabi, a Chicago lawyer who had been appointed to help Obama reach out to Muslims, stepped down on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported late last night. The paper had inquired about his relationship with Jamal Said, who served on a board with Asbahi in 2000 that is a subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust, which holds titles to mosques,...
  • Obama's Muslim outreach director resigns (more questionable aquatinces)

    08/06/2008 1:48:53 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 264+ views
    ap ^ | 8/6/2008 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney who volunteered to help Barack Obama improve his relationship with Muslim and Arab-Americans has resigned from the campaign amid questions about his connection to a fundamentalist imam.
  • Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns

    08/06/2008 7:38:38 AM PDT · by Soliton · 28 replies · 89+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 6, 2008 | GLENN R. SIMPSON and AMY CHOZICK
    The Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups.
  • Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns [Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups...]

    08/05/2008 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 293+ views
    Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns By GLENN R. SIMPSON and AMY CHOZICK August 6, 2008 The new Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups. [advisor] Schiff Hardin Mr. Asbahi said he did not want to distract Obama's campaign. Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed as a volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an Internet newsletter wrote about his brief stint on the fund's board, which also included a fundamentalist imam....