Holy Land Foundation Document-Feds Case Stating CAIR's Intimate Ties To Hamas And The Muslim Brotherhood
December 23, 2008
Holy Land Foundation Document - Feds Case Stating CAIR's Intimate Ties To Hamas And The Muslim Brotherhood
December 23, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The following items were culled from the government's memorandum in opposition to the Council on American Islamic Relations' attempt to remove itself from the U.S. vs Holy Land Foundation [HLF] prosecution's list of named co-conspirators.
The complete document is available in .pdf format at Government's Memorandum
We believe that it is important for this information to be made available to decision makers whose organizations have had or plan to have dealings with CAIR. In far too many cases these groups [government entities, faith-based organizations and journalistic enterprises] have entered into relationships with CAIR having no idea that the group has serious and demonstrable ties to terrorism.
As a consequence CAIR has been granted undeserved legitimacy and allowed to represent itself as a spokesman for American Muslims, when in fact it actually functions to serve the interests of the terrorist organizations Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
This text explains what "unindicted co-conspirator" means in this case with CAIR having been, "identified as a participant in a network of U.S.-based organizations affiliated with the designated foreign terrorist organization, Hamas." [source, Gov't Memorandum p. 2]
This section delineates the defendants in HLF and notes that one of them, Ghassan Elashi was the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR.
"On July 26, 2004, a federal grand jury indicted HLF; Shukri Abu Baker, HLF's Secretary and Chief Executive Officer; Mohammed El-Mezain, HLF's Director of Endowments; Ghassan Elashi, HLF's Chairman of the Board (as well as the founder of CAIR's Texas chapter); Haitham Maghawri, HLF's Executive Director; Akram Mishal, HLF's projects and grants director; Mufid Abdulqader, one of the HLF's top fundraisers; and Abdulrahman Odeh, the HLF's New Jersey representative." [source, ibid, p.3]
This section details how the HLF defendants were part of a criminal conspiracy that acted as a support group for Hamas.
This section speaks to the group of unindicted co-conspirators to which CAIR was assigned.
This language expressly links CAIR to Hamas and identifies [in numbered exhibits] the dozens of pieces of evidence which prove the government's allegation.
CAIR's effort to remove itself from the co-conspirators' list was rejected by the court and on November 24, 2008 the jury in the HLF trial found all defendants guilty on all 108 charges.
November 24 should be looked at as a date of official notice. No longer can organizations and/or individuals claim ignorance as to the nature of the terror-linked Council on American Islamic Relations and no longer should such contacts be tolerated. http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=cairhlfid=12.23.08%2Ehtm