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CAIR conducts Email Jihad Against Marines - hate claim distorts "Haji Girl" story -no mention of lyrics from film dialouge

CAIR and Fallujah on the same side by Dr. Daniel Pipes
June 13, 2006

http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=cair61306%2Ehtm

MIM: In a national press release demanding a Congressional investigation, The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) falsely claims that the audience on the video soundtrack "laughed and cheered wildly" because ot the Marine's description of killing civilians, when the song is about the Marine's fighting his way out of an ambush which the 'civilian' 'Hadji Girl' lured him into.

The CAIR press release cites the lyrics out of context, and does not mention that the Marine is singing about having survived an ambush instead, CAIR gives the false impression that he is glorifying having shot Iraqis for no reason.

" Members of the audience, not shown in the video, laughed and cheered wildly for these lyrics..." (see article below)

The audience is actually ' laughing and cheering wildly' at in response to the 'Arabic' refrain which the soldier sings : 'Derk -derk - Allah .Mohammed Jihad. Baka sherpa -sherpa. Abaka -la. The 'arabic' in fact gibberish taken from the popular movie"Team America".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372588/quotes

Gary Johnston: Bak. Derk-derk-Allah. Derka derka, Mohammed Jihad. Baka sherpa-sherpa. Abaka-la.
Terrorist: Ohhh! Derka derka derka!


MIM: This refrain elicited the most hilarity from the audience .The press release issued by CAIR attempted to perpetrate another hate crime hoax by deliberately omitting to mention the movie refrain, and give the false impression that the audience was cheering the killing lyrics .CAIR also omitted to the fact that the girl was killed by her father and brother who were so fanatical about killing the marine that they didnt care about shooting their sister and daughter her to get at him.

The CAIR press release states that :

The song's lyrics include: "I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally. . .I blew those little f**kers to eternity . . .They should have known they were f**king with the Marines." Members of the audience, not shown in the video, laughed and cheered wildly for these lyrics.

MIM: Instead of challenging the veracity of the CAIR claim and siding with the soldiers, the US military gave CAIR a propaganda victory prompting them to crow that :

The U.S. Marine Corps today said it agrees with a prominent national Islamic advocacy group that a video posted on the Internet apparently showing Marines cheering a song that glorifies the killing of Iraqi civilians is "insensitive" and "inappropriate."

MIM: CAIR is defaming the marines with apparent impunity, As of yet no law suits have been filed against them for this hoax and incitement to attack American soldiers which their press release implies. Congress should be investigating how a Saudi funded front group for Hamas that is a defendent in a 9/11 terror lawsuit is endangering American lives in Iraq with their propaganda,and continue the Senate investigations into CAIR's international terror ties.

Instead CAIR is demanding that Congress 'conduct hearings' over the video. CAIR's outrage at the song is a classic example of "Muslims doth protest too much" and not surprising, given that they justified the beating and burning deaths of 3 American contractors at Fallujah who were hung from a bridge with a cheering smiling mob of Muslims posing for pictures in front of their charred and mutilated bodies.

MIM: Dr.Daniel Pipes revealed where CAIR's loyalties lie :

CAIR and Falluja, On the Same Side.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations on March 31, 2004 "condemned the mutilation of those killed in Iraq," a reference to the four American civilian contractors in Falluja who, in CAIR's words, "were ambushed in their SUV's, burned, mutilated, dragged through the streets and then hung from a bridge spanning the Euphrates River." CAIR's press release then went on to cite a Hadith report (namely, an account concerning the sayings or deeds of the Prophet Muhammad) that prohibits Muslims from mutilating bodies. A close reading of this carefully-worded statement finds that CAIR condemns the mutilation but not the killings themselves.

According to Jeffrey Gettleman in today's New York Times, religious leaders in Falluja two days later issued a religious edict "condemning the mutilation of the bodies of four American civilians killed this week, but they stayed silent about the attack itself." Gettleman goes on to explain how this distinction fit the mood of the city: "The imams' message, blasted from the minarets of blue-domed mosques, was well received by townspeople, many of whom expressed satisfaction and even pride in the deadly ambush but shame in its aftermath."

Is it not interesting that CAIR, which claims to be an "Islamic civil liberties group," has precisely the same views as those in Falluja who "expressed satisfaction and even pride in the deadly ambush"? Here's more proof, if more were needed, that CAIR is "on the wrong side in the war on terrorism" and should be shunned by all who seek to defeat the terrorists. (April 3, 2004)http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/219

For more on CAIR and their support for America's enemies see:

"Why CAIR Is not to be trusted"

http://www.danielpipes.org/

'Militants in Fallujah and their supporters in America - CAIR and Fallujah on the same side '

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/37

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Hadji Girl - CAIR Conducts Email Jihad Against Marines

June 13, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On June 12, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] a Saudi funded Islamist pressure group kicked off an email campaign designed gin-up anti-military sentiment at a time when their allies in the American press are conducting their own campaign of character assassination against U.S. Marines involved in a firefight in Haditha, Iraq.

The CAIR email states:

"'MARINES' CHEER SONG ABOUT KILLING IRAQI CIVILIANS

Song's lyrics: 'I blew those little f**kers to eternity'

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/12/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Pentagon and Congress to investigate a music video posted on the Internet that seems to show U.S. Marines cheering a song that glorifies the killing of Iraqi civilians.

CAIR said the four-minute video, called "hadji girl," purports to be a "marine in iraq singing a song about hadji." (A "Hajji" is a person who has made the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, but the term has often been used as a pejorative by U.S. troops in Iraq.) The song, posted online in March, tells of a U.S. Marine's encounter with an Iraqi woman. It has been viewed by almost 50,000 people.

The song's lyrics include: "I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally. . .I blew those little f**kers to eternity . . .They should have known they were f**king with the Marines." Members of the audience, not shown in the video, laughed and cheered wildly for these lyrics.

We have not been able to determine if the singer in the video is indeed a Marine, regardless CAIR seriously and intentionally misrepresents the song as a celebration of gratuitous violence against Iraqi civilians.

"Hadji Girl" is a ballad about a Marine firefight in Iraq.

In the heat of battle a young girl appears out of nowhere and invites this Marine to meet her family. She is leading him into an ambush but he doesn't know it. When the two of them arrive at her home, the girl's father and brother open fire, the Marine hits the ground and the girl is killed by her brother and father's gunfire - "threw open the door and I hit the floor 'cause her brother and father shot her." The girl's father and brother are still intent on killing the Marine so he grabs the girl's sister and the brother and father then proceed to gun her down also in their haste to kill the Marine.

The Marine then "locks and loads" stating he "blew those little fuckers to eternity."

So the song is about a young woman luring a Marine into an ambush where she and her sister are killed by her jihadi father and brother, who in turn are killed with great justification by the Marine.

It's quite clear that what CAIR is attempting to do here is create another Muslim cartoon incident which is not surprising, because CAIR is no stranger to controversy.

Former member of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Dr. Daniel Pipes refers to CAIR as 'Moderate' friends of terror.

One of the reasons for that is because members of CAIR have been convicted on terror related charges:

Ghassan Elashi - a founding member of the Texas chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] Texas chapter, was found guilty on 21 federal counts including conspiracy, money laundering and dealing in the property of a terrorist.

"In December 2002, a federal grand jury in Dallas returned an indictment against a senior leader of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzouk, for conspiring to violate US laws that prohibit dealing in terrorist funds. Also charged and arrested by the FBI were Ghassan Elashi the chairman of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a charitable organization designated as a terrorist organization by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control because of its fundraising activities on behalf of Hamas." - Testimony of Gary M. Bald, Acting Assistant Director, Counter terrorism Division, FBI, before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control - 3/4/04

"CAIR actively raised money for [Holy Land Foundation] HLF via their mailing list. In 2001, HLF's assets were frozen by the Treasury Department, which found the organization to be a Hamas conduit. The Texas chapter of CAIR and HLF share a common founder in Ghassan Elashi. As stated above, Elashi himself was present at the 1993 Philadelphia meeting that planned Hamas fundraising in the United States. This meeting shows that future leadership of CAIR participated in meetings with senior Hamas leaders and discussed Hamas fundraising in the United States." - Testimony of Matthew Epstein, Assistant Director, The Investigative Project, before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism - 9/10/03

Two other former members of CAIR have been convicted on terror related charges and one of their advisory board members is an unindicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing.

Bassem Khafagi - former director of Community Relation for CAIR, plead guilty to bank and visa and has been deported to Egypt. According to Fox News, "The FBI said Khafagi is a founding member of the Islamic Assembly of North America, a charity that purports to promote Islam...Federal investigators said Islamic Assembly has funneled money to activities supporting terrorism and has published material advocating suicide attacks on the United States.

Randall Todd "Ismail" Royer - a former communications & civil rights specialist for CAIR, according to AP "Royer...admitted helping members of the conspiracy join the militant Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks. He pleaded guilty to the use of a firearm in a crime of violence and aiding and abetting the carrying of an explosive during commission of a felony. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison."

Siraj Wahhaj - CAIR advisory board member named as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman 1993 World Trade Center bomb plots by US Prosecutor Mary Jo White. Rahman is serving a life sentence.

These are the type of people of which CAIR is comprised, so we will leave it to our readers to decide exactly why they are pursuing this campaign at this time and if they have any credibility at all.

For our part, we view this as a direct attack, an electronic jihad against America's Armed Forces intended to sow dissent and give aid and comfort to the Islamist enemy during a time of war.

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For video of song see: http://www.cair.com/video/marine-hadji-girl.wmv

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Humor attempt falls flat
June 14,2006
CHRIS MAZZOLINI View stories by reporter
DAILY NEWS STAFF

Cpl. Joshua Belile thought up the words to "Hadji Girl" in September while drinking coffee with buddies in Iraq.

It was just a joke, Belile says, a play on lines from a movie. His fellow Marines seemed to enjoy the song, so they got Belile up on a stage with his guitar.

Someone taped his performance, and now Belile stands in the center of a growing controversy, one that threatens to drag the New River Air Station Marine and his blackly humorous song into the debate about the alleged incident at Haditha and the war in Iraq.

The four-minute, 13-second video of Belile's performance was initially posted to the Internet site YouTube. The song tells the story of a Marine in Iraq who falls in love with an Iraqi girl. The girl takes the Marine to her family's house.

But the family shoots the girl and then points their "AKs" at the Marine. The Marine then grabs the Iraqi girl's little sister and "put her in front of me."

"As the bullets begin to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes and then I laughed maniacally," according to the song's lyrics. "Then I hid behind the TV and I locked and loaded my M-16, I blew those little (expletive) to eternity."

Belile, a 23-year-old who lives in Jacksonville and serves with Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, said the song was meant only as a joke, based on lines from "Team America: World Police" and that he apologizes to people who may have been offended by the lyrics.

"It's a song that I made up and it was nothing more than something supposed to be funny, based off a catchy line of a movie," Belile said. "I apologize for any feelings that may have been hurt in the Muslim community. This song was written in good humor and not aimed at any party, foreign or domestic."

Good humor or not, the Marine Corps is now investigating.

"The Marine Corps has recently been made aware of a video posted to a website that purports to show a Marine singing an insensitive song about Iraqis," reads a statement released Tuesday from Headquarters Marine Corps. "The video has subsequently been removed from the website.

"The video that was posted anonymously is clearly inappropriate and contrary to the high standards expected of all Marines," the statement continues. "The video is not reflective of the tremendous sacrifices and dedication demonstrated, on a daily basis, by tens of thousands of Marines who have assisted the Iraqi people in gaining their freedom."

Belile returned from Iraq in March and is a member of a band called Sweater Kittenz, which is scheduled to perform Saturday at the Riverwalk Festival in downtown Jacksonville.

Soon after his return, Belile discovered the video had found its way onto the Internet. So did the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington D.C.-based group whose stated aim is to enhance understanding of Islam.

Ibrahim Hooper, the group's communications director, said members of his group got wind of the video through e-mail. After viewing it, Hooper said they found it offensive and in bad taste.

"I think we agree with the Marine Corps, who issued a statement today, that the video is inappropriate and insensitive and shouldn't be taken as a reflection on the entire body of U.S. military personnel," he said.

Hooper said he does not agree with arguments that the song was only a joke.

"I don't think it is a joking matter when you talk about holding up a child to being shot," he said. "I think especially when we have the allegations of attacks on civilians by military personnel in Haditha and other areas."

In his defense, Belile said the song is entirely fictional and has no ties to any of the ongoing investigations about Haditha and other incidents of alleged troop misconduct.

"This is in no way, shape or form related to the events that happened at Haditha," he said. "The song was written long before the events happened. The song reflects nobody's viewpoint. It's completely made up, it's completely fictional.

"I think it was a joke that is trying to be taken seriously," he said. "I think it's a joke, and anybody who tries to take it seriously knows it's a joke. People can't just laugh at it and let it go."

After first talking to The Daily News on Tuesday, Belile said in a follow-up telephone call that he had been advised to wait to make a statement until after he received counsel. He asked to have his earlier comments retracted and replaced with "no comment."

He is expected to be briefed by his command today.

Belile said he was worried about how the video will affect his career, his family and the Marine Corps.

"I will never perform this song again, and I will remove all video and text in relation to this that I have control of," he said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations had the video posted on its Web site on Tuesday.

Contact staff writer Chris Mazzolini at cmazzolini@freedomenc.com or 353-1171, ext. 229.

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Hadji Girl' absent from Riverwalk fest
June 18,2006
DANIEL MCNAMARA View stories by reporter
DAILY NEWS STAFF

"Cell."

"Falling Down."

"Smilin'."

No "Hadji Girl."

The Marine Corps' investigation may still be ongoing, but by most all accounts, the Sweater Kittenz 15 minutes of infamy appeared to have elapsed by the time the group took the stage for Saturday's Riverwalk Festival performance.

"We are the Sweater Kittenz for those of you who haven't heard of us yet," lead guitarist Joe Baes informed the festival goers who loitered in the shade of the old depot stage.

For the most part, however, the crowd came already-enlightened as to the identity of the rockers on stage not from the controversial set list omission, but from a series of concerts both stateside and "over there."

"We had a lot of our fans from Iraq and a few others we picked up along the way," Baes said after the hour-long performance that included several originals to accompany covers from the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Green Day and Three Doors Down.

But no "Hadji Girl," the ballad-gone-bad featuring the sort of Humor in Uniform that would likely never find its way in Readers Digest.

The song revolves around a star-crossed love affair between a Marine and an Iraqi girl that results in untimely demise of the girl and her family.

Last week, a Daily News story identified Sweater Kittenz singer/guitarist Joshua Belile, a New River Air Station Marine corporal, as the man behind the microphone on a home video that was shot in Iraq and posted on the Internet. It sparked anger from Muslim groups agitation from the Marine Corps and debate among American military and civilians.

"The video that was posted anonymously is clearly inappropriate and contrary to the high standards expected of all Marines," Marine Corps Headquarters said in a statement issued Tuesday. "The video is not reflective of the tremendous sacrifices and dedication demonstrated, on a daily basis, by tens of thousands of Marines who have assisted the Iraqi people in gaining their freedom."

Belile, for his part, has vowed never to play the song again. Even so, he and his band mates were under direct orders not to not necessarily by the Marine Corps, which employs three of the Kittenz but by the Bettering Our Local Downtown people who organized the festival.

Also absent, apparently, were the scores of Daily News readers who voiced opinions via email both in support of and against the group.

Jacksonville police Capt. Tim Akers said one would-be protestor was asked by the BOLD staff to leave prior to the concert. The sign-wielding gentleman complied.

With the exception of a small group of New River Air Station Marines who gave their unanimous but anonymous endorsement of "Hadji Girl," the audience was just as tame as the fans of Raggs' Kids Club Band, which resembled the Chuck E. Cheese house band gone AWOL.

On Saturday, the most controversial lyric seemed to be a blame-ascribing line from a Buffett tune about a famous green cocktail.

And in contrast to Belile's song the band's attempts at on-stage humor generally went over well, even bassist Mike Galloway's Christopher Walken impression.

Contact staff writer Daniel McNamara at 353-1171 Ext. 237 or dmcnamara@freedomenc.com

MIM: The CAIR press release below deliberately gives the impression that the Marine issued an apology to Muslims at the behest of their organisation. Note that CAIR National director Parvez Ahmed has exploited the incident in order to further undermine US war efforts by calling for investigations into atrocity propaganda stories- and not a word of outrage or condemnation about the atrocities committed on two soldiers who were adducted, beheaded and so brutally tortured that their bodies had to be identified by DNA.

We welcome Corporal Belile's apology and will leave it to military authorities to determine whether any disciplinary action is warranted," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Our intent was never to target an individual Marine, but instead to address the larger issue of insensitivity to the suffering of Iraqi civilians."

Awad repeated his call for congressional hearings on the behavior of American military personnel in Iraq and in other Muslim nations such as Afghanistan.

'HADJI GIRL' MARINE APOLOGIZES TO MUSLIMS
NC Marine: I apologize for any feelings that may have been hurt in the Muslim community'

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/14/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed an apology by a U.S. Marine who posted a song on the Internet that the group, and Pentagon officials, termed "insensitive" and "inappropriate."

Cpl. Joshua Belile, who lives in North Carolina and recently returned from duty in Iraq, says the "Hadji Girl" video describing an encounter with an Iraqi woman posted on youtube.com in March was just a "joke."

The song's lyrics included: "I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally. . .I blew those little f**kers to eternity. . .They should have known they were f**king with the Marines."

Belile said that he apologizes to anyone who may have been offended by the lyrics. He told the Jacksonville Daily News: "I apologize for any feelings that may have been hurt in the Muslim community. This song was written in good humor and not aimed at any party, foreign or domestic. . .I will never perform this song again, and I will remove all video and text in relation to this that I have control of."

SEE: Humor Attempt Falls Flat (Jacksonville Daily News) http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=42520&Section=News
SEE: Military Condemns Music Video On Killing Iraqis (Reuters) http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2006-06-13T202534Z_01_N13423235_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-USA-VIDEO.xml

"We welcome Corporal Belile's apology and will leave it to military authorities to determine whether any disciplinary action is warranted," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Our intent was never to target an individual Marine, but instead to address the larger issue of insensitivity to the suffering of Iraqi civilians."

Awad repeated his call for congressional hearings on the behavior of American military personnel in Iraq and in other Muslim nations such as Afghanistan.

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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