Ahmed Rehad of CAIR (defendents in 9/11 terror lawsuit) to address Moorhead U students on 9/11 and Muslim American relations
October 24, 2006
Wild and crazy 'yuppihadi' wannabe Ahmed Rehab before he pulled his personal pages
MIM:See report below from a 'Freepster' who attended and gave out a pamphlet entitled "Who is CAIR?"
Hamas is for Hipsters
When viewing the CAIR-Chicago site, one comes away with the impression that the group is nothing more than a hip, modern youth movement. The colorful animated pages, the fancy three-piece suits, the corporate images, the happy smiling faces – all of this lends to this false image. But the reality is something entirely different.
CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations was created by three leaders of a front for Hamas called the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). One of those leaders, CAIR's current National Executive Director Nihad Awad, has, in the past, publicly stated his support for Hamas. As well, CAIR has solicited money for two Hamas-related charities that were shut down by the U.S. government in December of 2001, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and the Global Relief Foundation (GRF). Both groups had leaders that were also CAIR officials. One of those leaders, Ghassan Elashi, earlier this month, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
In addition to this, CAIR is currently the defendant in a class action lawsuit put forward by the family of the former Chief of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Section, John P. O'Neill, naming CAIR as a party to the 9/11 conspiracy to attack America. As stated in Estate of John P. O'Neill, Sr. et al. vs. Al Baraka Investment and Development Corporation, "CAIR and CAIR-Canada have, since their inception, been part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism. These organizations play a unique role in the terrorist network. They emanate from the notorious HAMAS terrorist organization, and like so many of the terrorism facilitating charities named and indicted by the United States government, they are engaged in fund raising under the guise of assisting humanitarian causes; they are, in reality, a key player in international terrorism."
Ahmed Rehab has his own "reality." Born in Cairo, Egypt, Rehab has been inspired greatly by the violent Muslim Brotherhood organization that was established in his birthplace in 1928. He stated as much, when he described – on his now-defunct personal website – the founder of the Brotherhood, Hassan Al Banna, as a "Contemporary Muslim Individual who influenced me" and when he labeled Brotherhood author and philosopher, Sayyid Qutb, his "Favorite Modern Personality." This was, of course, the same Muslim Brotherhood that spawned Hamas 60 years later, in 1987.
In keeping with the anti-Semitic attitudes of the Brotherhood and its offspring, Rehab has attacked Jews with standard Jewish hate libels. Concerning such subjects as the Holocaust, he has written that he believes there is a "Jewish control over the media" and that "the history of the Jewish film producers in particular have shown that they predate on weak minorities by default."
CAIR-Chicago's website states that Rehab was an "activist in the field of interfaith collaboration" and that he "is a firm believer in the need to reach out and build bridges." Rehab pulled his website from the internet this year. Are we to believe that Mr. Rehab has changed his views so dramatically over the course of the last few months?
Ahmed Rehab was also the one to break the story – through this author – that CAIR's parent organization, the IAP, was no longer in existence. The group had been found liable for the murder of an American boy, David Boim, during a Hamas terror operation is Israel. The group was also based in Chicago, Rehab's hometown. Furthermore, Rehab interviewed IAP President (and co-founder of CAIR) Rafiq Jaber, shortly before the IAP's dissolution. Question: How close was Rehab to the IAP – one of three American organizations to be founded by the number two leader in Hamas today, Mousa Abu Marzook – that he knew of the group's closure before anyone else?
All of the above are reasons why students and faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead should have major concerns about allowing this individual to speak at its institution. Given CAIR's terrorist ties, this event should never have been conceived in the first place. No matter what the CAIR-Chicago website looks like or what Rehab says – no matter how they dress up their words and imagery – Hamas masquerading in trendy garb is still Hamas.
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Duly FReeped. Report follows:
There were only about 30 attendees, virtually all of whom accepted my flyer. That's really poor attendance, so my coverage of attendees was excellent.
I had the local FOX News affiliate standing by in case there was any action, which there wasn't, so they left.
The cops dropped by a couple of times because I had alerted them, and that was good.
A couple of people who seemed to be the organizers wanted to have a conversation, and started out by asking who I was.
"I'm not going to say," says I.
"I'm concerned for my personal safety."
"Well you can hardly end a conversation after that."
"Yes I can, we're done." And I walked away.
These folks spook me. CAIR has some pretty malevolent associations, and I don't want one of their hangers-on to come after me.
WHO IS C.A.I.R.?
1) TERRORISTS: "Five of (CAIR's) employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported or otherwise linked to terrorism-related charges and activities."
2) HAMAS: "CAIR has a number of links to the terror organization Hamas."
3) CONSPIRACY: "The estate of John P. O'Neil (Former FBI Counterterrorism; Killed on 9/11 in the Trade Center) charges CAIR... of being, since their inception, 'part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism.'"
4) APOLOGISTS: CAIR has been "protecting defending, and supporting both accused and even convicted radical Islamic terrorists."
5) RACISTS: CAIR event featured speaker declared Jews to be the "descendants of the apes."
6) FOREIGN: "CAIR has a key role in the Wahhabi Lobby...supported by Saudi Arabia"
7) SUPREMACIST: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran ... should be the highest authority in America, and Isalm the only accepted religion on earth." - Omar Ahmad, CAIR Chairman
8) LIES: CAIR claims to be "America's largest civil rights group," an assertion the NAACP may wish to challenge.