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Pelosi's CAIR Fundraiser Exposed - Nihad Awad Among Islamists Present

November 5, 2012

Nancy Pelosi's Secret CAIR Fundraiser

Posted By Robert Spencer On November 5, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage

Neil Munro at The Daily Caller reported Friday that "Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement. The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism."

For Pelosi to appear at a fundraiser with Nihad Awad is as revolting, and should be as newsworthy, as if she had appeared at a fundraiser with David Duke or Bull Connor. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR's cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.

With a rap sheet like that, every self-respecting politician on both sides of the aisle should shun CAIR. Yet the political Left is so corrupt and willfully blind about the threat of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism that it is unlikely Pelosi hesitated even for a moment to appear at the fundraiser. And if she did, her suspicions would likely have been assuaged by the fact that, from her perspective, Awad and Hamas-linked CAIR had all the right enemies: "right-wing extremists," Christians, Zionists, even Christian Zionists. The mainstream media likewise treat this Hamas-tainted group as if it were the respectable civil rights organization it portrays itself to be in its propaganda and since they also portray Pelosi as if she were a political figure worthy of respect, it is not surprising that she would subscribe to the same view of CAIR that they have.

And Pelosi is by no means alone among Democrats in her dalliances with Hamas-linked CAIR. As long ago as 2006, the close relationship between Keith Ellison, who in 2007 became the nation's first Muslim congressman (D-MN), and Awad was a matter of public record. Awad, who notoriously said in 1994 that he was "in support of the Hamas movement," spoke at fundraisers for Ellison, raising considerable sums for his first congressional race. According to investigative journalist Patrick Poole, Ellison has appeared frequently at CAIR events since then. Poole also explained that "according to Justice Department, Awad is a longtime Hamas operative. Multiple statements made by federal prosecutors identify Awad as one of the attendees at a 1993 meeting of US Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee leaders in Philadelphia that was wiretapped by the FBI under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. The topic of discussion during that 1993 meeting was how to help Hamas by working in the U.S. to help sabotage the Oslo Peace Accords." But none of that fazed Ellison, or Pelosi...

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