Home      |      Weblog      |      Articles      |      Satire      |      Links      |      About      |      Contact


Militant Islam Monitor > Weblog > CAIR :' A Decade of Dedication' (to terrorism) plans to open new office in Orlando 5/28/05

CAIR :' A Decade of Dedication' (to terrorism) plans to open new office in Orlando 5/28/05

May 22, 2005

What: General Event, "CAIR-FL: 2005 ORLANDO ANNUAL BANQUET"
When: Saturday, May 28, 2005 (in 6 days) at 5:00 PM
Where: ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER West building, 4th floor, hall 414 9800 International Drive Orlando 73073 Directions
Who: Yusuf Yee, Robert Edgar, Nihad Awad
Details:
Sponsored by CAIR-FL Sr. Melinda: melinda@cairfl.org; 813-514-1414 http://www.cairfl.org/banquet
2005 Annual Orlando Fundraising Banquet
Building A Better America
A Decade of Dedication

HELP ESTABLISH CAIR'S ORLANDO OFFICE


Saturday, May 28, 2005
Registration 4:30pm ~ Dinner 6:00pm

Orange County Convention Center
West building, 4th floor, hall 414
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Guest Speakers:
JAMES "YUSUF" YEE
Former Muslim Army Chaplain stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Was arrested in
2003 and accused of espionage. Was release 76 days later from solitary confinement.
All charges against him were dismissed. For bio and more info click here.

DR. ROBERT EDGAR
General Secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC). NCC is a national
organization representing 36 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, historic African
American and Living Peace member faith groups include 45 million persons
in more than 100,000 local congregations. For more info on NCC click here.

NIHAD AWAD
Executive Director and Co-founder of CAIR National

RAPHAEL NARBAEZ
Hispanic-American Muslim activist that has traveled extensively throughout the
United States and Canada speaking on Islam from an American Muslim perspective.

MIM:In addition to having several of it's members already in jail on terrorism charges, CAIR is presently a defendant in a 9/11 Terror Lawsuit : http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/394

CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit A class action lawsuit in the name of John P. O'Neill, Sr., stemming from the 9/11 atrocity, has named the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a defendant. (For those confused about the multiple 9/11 court cases, there is help on the way at http://www.september11terrorlitigation.com/.) Here are the paragraphs of Estate of John P. O'Neill, Sr. et al. vs. Al Baraka Investment and Development Corporation dealing with CAIR's role in the events of September 11, 2001, from the second amended class action complaint, filed today:

86. Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada (collectively, CAIR), have aided, abetted, and materially sponsored and al Qaeda and international terrorism. CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association of Palestine. The FBI's former associate director in charge of Investigative and Counter-Intelligence Operations described the Islamic Association of Palestine as an organization that has directly supported Hamas military goals and is a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants. It has produced videotapes that are very hate-filled, full of vehement propaganda. It is an organization that has supported direct confrontation.

87. 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. The unique role played by CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to manipulate the legal systems of the United States and Canada in a manner that allows them to silence critics, analysts, commentators, media organizations, and government officials by leveling false charges of discrimination, libel, slander and defamation. In addition, both organizations have actively sought to hamper governmental anti-terrorism efforts by direct propaganda activities aimed at police, first-responders, and intelligence agencies through so-called sensitivity training. Their goal is to create as much self-doubt, hesitation, fear of name-calling, and litigation within police departments and intelligence agencies as possible so as to render such authorities ineffective in pursuing international and domestic terrorist entities.

88. The role of CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to wage PSYOPS (psychological warfare) and disinformation activities on behalf of Whabbi-based [Wahhabi-based, DP] Islamic terrorists throughout North America. They are the intellectual "shock troops" of Islamic terrorism. In the years and months leading up to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 these organizations were very effective in helping to ensure that North American law enforcement and intelligence officials were sufficiently deaf, dumb, and blind to help pave the way for the attacks on the United States. The role played by these entities is an absolutely essential part of the mix of forces arrayed against the United States as they help soften-up targeted countries so as to facilitate and enhance the likelihood for a successful attack.

Comment: (1) This filing explicitly ties CAIR to "the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism" that carried out 9/11, a first to the best of my knowledge.

(2) If the suit is successful, CAIR (1) will have been legally tied to Al-Qaeda and (2) will be partially responsible for damages amounting to US$100 billion.

(3) This filing, when added to Anti-CAIR's counter suit, suggest that despite CAIR's growing litigiousness, it will find itself legally more on the defensive than the offensive in coming months. (December 30, 2004)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CAIR: 'Moderate' friends of terror

by Daniel Pipes
New York Post
April 22, 2002

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/394

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations presents itself as just another civil-rights group. "We are similar to a Muslim NAACP," says spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. Its public language - about promoting "interest and understanding among the general public with regards to Islam and Muslims in North America" - certainly boosts an image of moderation.

That reputation has permitted CAIR to prosper since its founding in 1994, garnering sizeable donations, invitations to the White House, respectful media citations and a serious hearing by corporations.

In reality, CAIR is something quite different. For starters, it's on the wrong side in the war on terrorism. One indication came in October 1998, when the group demanded the removal of a Los Angeles billboard describing Osama bin Laden as "the sworn enemy," finding this depiction "offensive to Muslims."

The same year, CAIR denied bin Laden's responsibility for the twin East African embassy bombings. As Hooper saw it, those explosions resulted from some vague "misunderstandings of both sides." (A New York court, however, blamed bin Laden's side alone for the embassy blasts.)

In 2001, CAIR denied his culpability for the Sept. 11 massacre, saying only that "if [note the "if"] Osama bin Laden was behind it, we condemn him by name." (Only in December was CAIR finally embarrassed into acknowledging his role.)

CAIR consistently defends other militant Islamic terrorists too. The conviction of the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing it deemed "a travesty of justice." The conviction of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh who planned to blow up New York City landmarks, it called a "hate crime." The extradition order for suspected Hamas terrorist Mousa Abu Marook it labeled "anti-Islamic" and "anti-American."

Not surprisingly, CAIR also backs those who finance terrorism. When President Bush closed the Holy Land Foundation in December for collecting money he said was "used to support the Hamas terror organization," CAIR decried his action as "unjust" and "disturbing."

CAIR even includes at least one person associated with terrorism in its own ranks. On Feb. 2, 1995, U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White named Siraj Wahhaj as one of the "unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators" in the attempt to blow up New York City monuments. Yet CAIR deems him "one of the most respected Muslim leaders in America" and includes him on its advisory board.

For these and other reasons, the FBI's former chief of counterterrorism, Steven Pomerantz, concludes that "CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups."

Nor is terrorism the only disturbing aspect of CAIR's record. Other problems include:

Intimidating moderate Muslims. In at least two cases (Hisham Kabbani and Khalid Durán), CAIR has defamed moderate Muslims who reject its extremist agenda, leading to death threats against them.

Embracing murderers. CAIR responded to the arrest and conviction of Jamil Al-Amin (the former H. Rap Brown) by praising him, raising funds for him and then denying his guilt after his conviction for the murder of an Atlanta policeman. Likewise with Ahmad Adnan Chaudhry of San Bernardino, Calif.: Disregarding his conviction for attempting murder, CAIR declared him "innocent" and set up a defense fund for him.

Promoting anti-Semitism. The head of CAIR's Los Angeles office, Hussam Ayloush, routinely uses the term "zionazi" when referring to Israelis. CAIR co-hosted an event in May 1998 at which an Egyptian militant Islamic leader, Wagdi Ghunaym, called Jews the "descendants of the apes."

Aggressive ambitions. As reported by the San Ramon Valley Herald, CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998, "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 Islam the only accepted religion on earth."

CAIR's real record is one of extremism. North American Muslims themselves are beginning to discover - and the government, leading media, churches, and businesses should follow - that CAIR represents not the noble civilization of Islam but an aggressive and radical strain similar to that which led to the suicide hijackings last September. CAIR must be shunned as a fringe group by responsible institutions and individuals throughout North America.

For more information on CAIR, see:

-------------------------------------------------------------
Press Release Militant Islam Monitor 5/25/05

Saudi funded front group for Hamas holds fundraiser for new Orlando office in publicly funded convention center on 5/28/05.

The Council on American Islamic Relations is holding a fundraiser at the Orange County Convention Center on May 28th, 2005 http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/638

The fundraiser is intended to raise money for a new CAIR office in Orlando. CAIR is a Saudi funded front group for Hamas and is presently a defendant in a 9/11 terrorism lawsuit.

According to the complaint filed against CAIR: "The .... Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada (collectively, CAIR), have aided, abetted, and materially sponsored and al Qaeda and international terrorism. CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association of Palestine. The FBI's former associate director in charge of Investigative and Counter-Intelligence Operations described the Islamic Association of Palestine as an organization that has directly supported Hamas military goals and is a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants. It has produced videotapes that are very hate-filled, full of vehement propaganda. It is an organization that has supported direct confrontation..."

"... 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. The unique role played by CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to manipulate the legal systems of the United States and Canada in a manner that allows them to silence critics, analysts, commentators, media organizations, and government officials by leveling false charges of discrimination, libel, slander and defamation. In addition, both organizations have actively sought to hamper governmental anti-terrorism efforts by direct propaganda activities aimed at police, first-responders, and intelligence agencies through so-called sensitivity training. Their goal is to create as much self-doubt, hesitation, fear of name-calling, and litigation within police departments and intelligence agencies as possible so as to render such authorities ineffective in pursuing international and domestic terrorist entities..." http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/3

Three CAIR officials have been jailed on terrorism related charges. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/587 The founder of CAIR Texas,Ghassan Elashi was convicted on April 24, 2004http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/638 CAIR is under investigation by a Senate Committee led by Senator Kyl for ties to Hamas and support of suicide bombings.http://frontpagemag.com/articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=9981 In CAIR: "Moderate Friends of Terror" Dr. Daniel Pipes wrote that:

"...The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations presents itself as just another civil-rights group. "We are similar to a Muslim NAACP," says spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. Its public language - about promoting "interest and understanding among the general public with regards to Islam and Muslims in North America" - certainly boosts an image of moderation..."

"...CAIR's real record is one of extremism. North American Muslims themselves are beginning to discover - and the government, leading media, churches, and businesses should follow - that CAIR represents not the noble civilization of Islam but an aggressive and radical strain similar to that which led to the suicide hijackings last September..."http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/394

In 2002 Saudi prince Al Turki , the Secretary General of the Muslim World League (which is being sued by the families of 9/11 victims and had their charity status in Canada revoked) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1032080/posts visited the CAIR office in Washington where he;

"....stressed the necessity of promoting effective coordination among Islamic organisations in the United States of America. During a visit to the Headquarters of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Dr. Al Turki said: "This coordination will achieve the best results for the future of Muslims in the U.S., strengthen relations between them, and highlight the comprehensive principles of Islam." Dr. Al Turki and members of his accompanying delegation conducted a tour of different sections of the CAIR, during which its Director General, Dr. Nihad Awad, briefed them. Dr. Al Turki expressed the League's readiness to offer assistance in the promotion and coordination of Islamic works, and noted that it will establish a Commission for this purpose. http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20020712/feat10en.htm

In 2003 CAIR received $500,000 from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al Saud for a 'free Koran' library distribution project in the United States. http://okc.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=22

After the WTC attacks, NYC Mayor Giuliani rejected a 10 million dollar donation from prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Aldul Aziz al Saud after said that the attacks were the result of US foreign policy. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1594483.stm

In an interview in Saudi Arabia after 9/11 the Prince declared;"You have to understand that sentiments in the Middle East, sentiments in the Arab world, are very anti-American right now," he said. "This is being vented through the idea of being pro-bin Laden..." http://www.la.utexas.edu/chenry/usme/aip01/msg00220.html )

In 2004 Muqtedar Khan "a member advisory Shura of CAIR", stated in interview that ... "CAIR recently received 5 million dollars from a Saudi prince."

http://www.lightmillennium.org/2004_newyear/ypdogan_mkhan.html

Beila Rabinowitz, director of Militant Islam Monitor stated that ;" It is a travesty of the war on terror and counter to national security interests for Orange County to allow the Council on American Islamic Relations ,a Saudi funded front group for Hamas,to hold an event intended to facilitate the opening of a new CAIR office in Orlando".

Concerned citizens should contact: Orange County Convention Center events director : Tel: 407 685 9800 Orange County Mayor Crotty Tel:407 836 7370 email mayor@ocfl.net Orange County Commissioners office Tel:407 246 2121 Orange County Commissioner Teresa Jacobs Tel: 407 836 7350 email district1@ocfl.net

Printer-friendly version   Email this item to a friend