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Designated Terrorist Group CAIR Waging 'Mosque Jihad' In Bensalem PA
December 11, 2014
MIM: The Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Philadelphia part of the Saudi funded front group for Hamas which was just designated a terrorist group by the UAE is waging 'mosque jihad' against the Zoning Board of Bensalem Pennslyvania after Muslims request to build a mosque was turned down.
"The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) and co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a Muslim congregation called Bensalem Masjid, challenging the township's denial of their variance application to build the first mosque in Bensalem, as well as the discriminatory and burdensome zoning system in that township..."
MIM:The building of mosques by Muslims is a weapon of stealth jihad. Every bit of territory that Muslims claim is part of a supremacist mind set and no space which has ever been a mosque is to be allowed for any other use according to Islamic law. The involvement of CAIR is an attempt to intimidate the Zoning Board members using Islamist strong arm tactics which are part of a campaign to replace the Constitution with the Koran.
Note how CAIR cynically exploits the terminology of the constitution to hide their real intentions and ultimate goal, the Islamisation of America as stated by CAIR's founder Omar Ahmad:
"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
Dr. Daniel Pipes in his article "Is CAIR A Terrorist Group?" concludes that CAIR fits the definition and brings proof.
"...CAIR can rightly be so characterized. [As a terrorist group - MIM] True, it does not set off bombs but, as the UAE's foreign minister explains, "Our threshold is quite low. … We cannot accept incitement or funding." Indeed, CAIR incites, funds, and does much more vis-à-vis terrorism:
Apologizes for terrorist groups: Challenged repeatedly to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups, CAIR denounces the acts of violence but not their sponsors.
Is connected to Hamas: Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many other governments, indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight. Examples: in 1994, CAIR head Nihad Awad publicly declared his support for Hamas; and the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas front group, contributed $5,000 to CAIR; in turn, CAIR exploited the 9/11 attacks to raise money for HLF; and, this past August, demonstrators at a CAIR-sponsored rally in Florida proclaimed "We are Hamas!"
Settled a lawsuit: CAIR initiated a libel lawsuit in 2004 over five statements by a group called Anti-CAIR. But two years later, CAIR settled the suit with prejudice (meaning that it cannot be reopened), implicitly acknowledging the accuracy of Anti-CAIR's assertions, which included:
Includes individuals accused of terrorism: At least seven board members or staff at CAIR have been arrested, denied entry to the US, or were indicted on or pled guilty to or were convicted of terrorist charges: Siraj Wahhaj, Bassem Khafagi, Randall ("Ismail") Royer, Ghassan Elashi, Rabih Haddad, Muthanna Al-Hanooti, and Nabil Sadoun.
Is in trouble with the law: Federal prosecutors in 2007 named CAIR (along with two other Islamic organizations) as "unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint venturers" in a criminal conspiracy to support Hamas financially. In 2008, the FBI ended contacts with CAIR because of concern with its continuing terrorist ties..."
MIM: CAIR which actively promotes sharia law, the Islamisation of America and replacement of the Constitution with the Koran, issued the statement below after filing a 'civil rights' lawsuit and cynically claims that the refusal by the Bensalem Zoning Board to approve their application 'constitutes violations of the Constitution'.
CAIR PA Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Mosque Refusal
PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) and co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a Muslim congregation called Bensalem Masjid, challenging the township's denial of their variance application to build the first mosque in Bensalem, as well as the discriminatory and burdensome zoning system in that township.
Bensalem has more than 200 Muslim families who currently pray in a fire hall because the township has no mosque.
"Our community has spent five years simply trying to find an appropriate place to come together to pray," said Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry, one of the members of Bensalem Masjid. "All we want is the same freedom to practice our religion that other faith groups have in Bensalem."
Bensalem's zoning scheme gives the township unbridled discretion over which religious groups can worship in the township, and they've chosen to deny Muslims the opportunity to build the township's first mosque," said Roman Storzer, one of the attorneys representing Bensalem Masjid. Bensalem requires religious facilities to be built only on specially zoned lots. The lawsuit alleges that all such lots are occupied or otherwise unavailable to Bensalem Masjid. The congregation sought permission to build the mosque near several other churches and schools on Hulmeville Road. However, the Zoning Hearing Board denied the application, despite having granted similar applications by applicants of other faiths.
The lawsuit alleges violations of the United States Constitution's protections for free expression, free exercise of religion, and equal treatment, as well as violations of federal and state statutory protections for freedom of religion. "Every American has a right to the free exercise of religion on equal terms with other religions, and governments cannot restrict that free exercise without a good reason. Bensalem Township violated those fundamental principles by refusing to allow the construction of a mosque without any compelling reasons for doing so," said CAIR Staff Attorney Ryan Tack-Hooper, co-counsel for Bensalem Masjid.
Bensalem Masjid is represented by Ryan Tack-Hooper of CAIR-Philadelphia and Roman P. Storzer and Robert Greene of Storzer & Greene, P.L.L.C. More information about today's case, including a copy of the complaint, is available at: pa.cair.com/bensalem-masjid
CAIR press release and media coverage: