2007: Cair Watch: Keeping an Eye on Hate / www.americansagainsthate.org

Thanks much,
Steve St.Clair
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Riad Abdelkarim Former Board Chairman of CAIR-Florida, former National Board member of CAIR, former Executive Committee member of CAIR-Los Angeles (CAIR-California), former Coordinator for CAIR’s (dissolved) Independent Writers Syndicate (IWS), and former Secretary of IAP’s (dissolved) sister organization, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
Abdelkarim served as the Secretary of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) in 2000, and shortly after HLF was shut down by the United States government, Abdelkarim founded KinderUSA in May of 2002. (Testimony of Steven Emerson before the U.S. Senate Committee of Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, ‘Money Laundering and Terror Financing Issues in the Middle East,’ July 13, 2005) On May 5, 2002, Abdelkarim was detained by the Israeli government, which claimed he was using the charity that he founded and Chaired, KinderUSA, to “transfer money to sponsor suicide bombings.” (Media Monitors Network, ‘My Ordeal as a Captive in Israel,’ June 12, 2002)

Omar Abdel-Rahman (a.k.a. The Blind Sheikh) CAIR ‘Person of Interest’
CAIR, in its 1996 book, entitled ‘The Price of Ignorance,’ in a section which listed “incidents of anti-Muslim bias and violence,” CAIR included the trial of Abdel-Rahman. Cited in the book were Abdel-Rahman’s lawyers, who had called the trial “far from free and fair.” (Jake Tapper, Salon, “Islam’s flawed spokesmen,” September 26, 2001) While teaching theology at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he received his doctorate in Islamic law, Rahman began to develop a following amongst the school’s more radical students. As well, he became a spiritual adviser to Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya (the Islamic Group), a religiously-charged political institution calling for the violent overthrow of the “secular” Egyptian government and the implementation of shari’a law; he would assume control of the organization in 1980. In 1982, Rahman was charged with being a co-conspirator to the October 6, 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. He had written the fatwa (religious ruling) that sanctioned the murder. (Lawrence Wright, ‘THE MAN BEHIND BIN LADEN,’ September 9, 2002) Abdel-Rahman is serving a life sentence in prison for his role as the spiritual leader of the group responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the predecessor of Al-Qaeda, Maktab al-Khidmat (Afghan Services Bureau). He had been involved with the group since the mid-80s, throughout the Afghan jihad, along with Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam (bin Laden’s mentor), and Ayman al-Zawahiri (the leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad). (Fred Burton, STRATFOR, “Consequences of the ‘Blind Sheikh’s’ Eventual Death,” December 20, 2006) “Jihad in the name of G-d is the fountainhead of everything.” (Abdel-Rahman’s mantra, Caryle Murphy and Steve Coll, Washington Post, ‘The Making of an Islamic Symbol,’ July 9, 1993)

Mona Abou Sayed Former Secretary of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas)
In February of 2005, Abou Sayed criticized writers of the Dallas Morning News for referring to Islam Online co-founder Yusuf Qaradawi and others as “the world’s foremost radical Islamists.” (Dallas Morning News, ‘With Friends Like These: Stop Saudi jihad proselytizing in U.S.’ February 6, 2005) Qaradawi has justified suicide bombings and has been banned from the United States. (BBC News, ‘Al-Qaradawi full transcript,’ July 8, 2004) Abou Sayed described him and the others as “the scholars of Islam.” (Mona Abou Sayed, Dallas Morning News, Letters to the Editor, ‘Stop the Generalizations’ February 21, 2005)

Christina Abraham Civil Rights Coordinator of CAIR-Chicago (CAIR-Illinois)
“He [Hamas operative Mohammad Salah] had collected donations. They were to go to families in Palestine, who were split up by Israeli occupation. So these were families who didn’t have the breadwinner there with them anymore… And the interesting thing about it is that, at the time that he was arrested, Hamas wasn’t recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States, so what he was doing then wasn’t even, at the time, illegal in the United States.” (Christina Abraham, WVON Radio Islam, Topic: Mohammad Salah Trial, December 29, 2006) “…Hamas is not just a resistance organization. It provides social services – fundamental social services – to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. They’re the ones that run the schools. They’re the ones that keep the hospitals going. So if you’re bringing money – you want to help the poor, help the needy in Palestine – how do you give your money to an organization, how do you not give your money to Hamas, I mean? If you want it to get to the people, you’ve got to take it through the people who are actually doing something for the Palestinians in need, and that’s Hamas.” (ibid) “What they’re trying to do is put as many of these Muslims on trial as possible, and ‘Let’s show Americans that we’re putting these terrorists away.’ That’s what they’re trying to do. So not being able to find the real terrorists – bin Laden is still out there – they charge Salah with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.” (ibid) “I mean, here you have a man [Salah] who was only trying to help the poor in his country, so what do you do when the people in power say that you can’t funnel money through this [Hamas] – you can’t do it in this way – and they treat you like a criminal for trying to help, for trying to funnel money? And this is a scary thing. This is what’s scaring a lot of Muslims, because as you said before, we all do it, we all send money back home, and some of us send substantial amounts of money.” (ibid) About Salah being sentenced to 21 months in prison: “It’s a sad day for the Muslim community.” (statement by Christina Abraham, CBS-2 Chicago, ’21 Months For Man Once Accused Of Funding Hamas,’ July 11, 2007)

Asma Ahmad Managing Editor and Staff Writer for CAIR-California’s monthly tabloid, In Focus, and former website designer and former publicity assistant for CAIR-California (CAIR-Los Angeles)
Under Ahmad’s leadership, In Focus published an article lauding Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah. The piece read, “[I]t was undoubtedly the epic heroism of the resistance fighters that dealt the humiliating defeat to the Anglo-American-backed Zionist forces, but such heroism would not have been possible without the larger-than-life leader to inspire, direct and focus it. Nasrallah’s leadership in war and later has made him into an emblematic figure of long-cherished hope not only to a majority of the Lebanese people but also to the Arab nation as a whole and indeed to the Muslim world… The valour, selflessness and determination that made it possible for the resistance he led to push back the Zionist military giant cannot be denied…” (Mulham Assir, In Focus, ‘Nasrallah – Leadership and Restraint,’ October 2006)Under Ahmad’s leadership, In Focus has published full page, color advertisements for the “charity” Islamic Relief in all of its newspapers, since June of 2005. (In Focus, June 2005 – Present) According to the Israeli government, Islamic Relief is a Hamas front that has provided funds and assistance to Hamas. (Chris McGreal, The Guardian, ‘Israel accuses British-funded Islamic charity of being front for terrorists,’ May 31, 2006) As well, in April of 2005, In Focus published a full page ad for ICNA Relief, an Islamist “charity” that is the top donor to a Pakistani group that gave $99,000 to the head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, in August of 2006. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Helping Hand to Hamas,’ May 15, 2007) And in March of 2006, In Focus published a full-page ad from the Citizen’s Committee for Equal Justice announcing an event to demand the release of convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian. (In Focus, March 2006)In the October 2005 issue of In Focus, Ahmad lauded senior advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Maher Hathout, as a “prominent local speaker.” (Asma Ahmad, In Focus, ‘The Night Journey Remembered,’ October 2005) Hathout is a Hezbollah supporter that declared, in May of 2001, that the United States is “under Israeli occupation.” (Zionist Organization of America, ‘ZOA Shocked By Decision To Give LA Human Relations Award To Pro-Hizballah, U.S. & Israel-Basher Maher Hathout,’ September 6, 2006)Besides creating CAIR-California’s website, Ahmad created a site for the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of Toronto and a site called Discover Islam. (personal website of Asma Ahmad, ‘Portfolio,’ October 12, 2002) Featured on Ahmad’s MSA-Toronto site was a message board containing a large amount of anti-America, anti-Israel propaganda. (MSA-Toronto, Message Board, November 24, 2001 – October 20, 2002) Featured on Ahmad’s Discover Islam site were downloadable lectures given by Jamal Badawi and Ingrid Mattson. (Discover Islam, January 1, 2003 – October 21, 2004) Both Badawi and the organization Mattson is the President of, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), were named as co-conspirators in the trial against the Hamas charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division, United States of America vs. HLF, Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammed El-Mezain, Ghassan Elashi, Haitham Maghawri, Akram Mishal, Mufid Abdulqader, Abdulrahman Odeh, ‘List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers,’ July 10, 2007)While Ahmad was Editor of the National MSA newsletter, MSA Link, an article was published in it threatening violence. It read, “Some call it resistance. Some call it terrorism. Others call it revolutionary violence and some describe it as civil disobedience. We just call it ‘Intifada’… They can suppress us, but we will erupt again.” (Idris Elbakri, MSA Link, Vol. 17, ‘We are the Palestinian People,’ March 2002)In October of 2002, on behalf of CAIR-California, Ahmad advertised a fundraising banquet featuring suspected co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Siraj Wahhaj. The title of the event was ‘A United and Secure America: With Liberty and Justice for All.’ (Asma Ahmad, Dar ul Falah Forum, ‘CAIR Annual Fundraiser,’ October 6, 2002)In September of 2002, on Ahmad’s personal website, she wrote, “[I]nsha’Allah, if I ever get a chance to live there, I’d like to work for an NGO and help build schools, to help out in orphanages, attend Dr. Farhat Hashmi’s lectures, and use my skills to make a significant contribution to Pakistan.” (personal website of Asma Ahmad, ‘Pakistan,’ September 9, 2002) Dr. Hashmi has preached that Muslim women should let their husbands practice polygamy, so that “other sisters can also benefit,” and when a woman asked her, during a sermon, what a wife should do if her husband was unwilling to help her destitute parents, Hashmi argued that the wife should comply with her husband’s wishes, “no matter what, as he was her divinely appointed imam.” (Daily Times – Pakistan, ‘Farhat Hashmi operating in Canada,’ May 6, 2005)

Omar Ahmad Co-founder and former National Chairman of CAIR, former board member of CAIR-Los Angeles (CAIR-California), and former President of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
“Omar M. Ahmad, chairman of the board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, spoke before a packed crowd at the Flamingo Palace banquet hall on Peralta Boulevard, urging Muslims not to shirk their duty of sharing the Islamic faith with those who are ‘on the wrong side.’ Muslim institutions, schools and economic power should be strengthened in America, he said. Those who stay in America should be ‘open to society without melting (into it),’ keeping mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam, he said. ‘If you choose to live here (in America)… you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam,’ he said. Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant, he said. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth, he said.” (Lisa Gardiner, San Ramon Valley Herald, ‘American Muslim leader urges faithful to spread Islam’s message,’ July 4, 1998) “Someone in Islam is allowed to fight… Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam – that is not suicide. They kill themselves for Islam.” (stated by Omar Ahmad at youth session of Islamic Association for Palestine 3rd Annual Convention, Chicago, November 1999) “On FBI wiretaps recorded in 1993, Omar Ahmed, who has served as President of IAP and Board Chairman of CAIR, is overheard professing his commitment to Hamas. According to the FBI translation and summary of the conversation: ‘Another member [Ahmed] said we (the Union [IAP]) can’t, as an American organization say we represent Samah (pronouncing Hamas from the rear to the front). Can we go to the Congressman and tell him, I am Omar Yehya [Ahmed], Chairman of the Union [IAP], Yassir Arafat doesn’t represent me, but Ahmad Yasin does?'” (Matthew Epstein, testimony before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, ‘Terrorism: Two Years After 9/11, Connecting the Dots,’ September 10, 2003) “Future CAIR leadership was present at the infamous ‘1993 Philadelphia meeting,’ which FBI documents describe as ‘a meeting in the United States among senior leaders of HAMAS, HLFRD and IAP.’ According to FBI documents, the meeting was attended by future CAIR board chairman Omar Yahya Ahmed and future founding board member of the Texas CAIR chapter Ghassan Elashi. According to an FBI action memorandum analyzing wiretaps of the meeting: ‘The overall goal of the meeting was to develop a strategy to defeat the Israeli/Palestinian peace accord, and to continue and improve their [HAMAS] fund-raising and political activities in the United States… The participants decided that for fund-raising purposes, the United States theater was very valuable to them. They stated they could not afford to lose it. In the United States, they could raise funds, propagate their political goals, affect public opinion and influence decision-making of the U.S. Government. It was mentioned that the United States provided them with a secure, legal base from which to operate. The democratic environment in the United States allowed them to perform activities that are extremely important to their cause. In discussing financial matters the participants stated a belief that continuation of the Holy War was inevitable. It was decided that most or almost all of the funds collected in the future should be directed to enhance the Islamic Resistance Movement and to weaken the selfrule government. Holy War efforts should be supported by increasing spending on the injured, the prisoners and their families, and the martyrs and their families.’ The fact that participants in this senior Hamas meeting would go on to organize CAIR in the United States exposes the militant Islamic disposition of CAIR leadership.” (ibid)

Parvez Ahmed (Ahmad) National Chairman of CAIR, former Communications Director of CAIR-Florida, Registered Agent for CAIR’s (dissolved) Independent Writers Syndicate (IWS), and co-founder and Media Contact of CAIR/HLF’s Hungry for Justice (H4J)
“The Justice Department should respect this sentiment and the verdict reached by [Sami] Al-Arian’s peers by releasing him so that he may resume a normal life, or as close to normal as possible after such an ordeal.” (Parvez Ahmed, ‘Al-Arian Verdict a Victory for Common Sense,’ December 9, 2005) “America’s unconditional support of Israel makes it behave again and again like a bully on the playground… Our one-sided support for Israel is a liability in the war on terror.” (Parvez Ahmed’s blog, ‘Unconditional Support for Israel is a Liability for U.S.,’ October 17, 2006) “[W]hen U.S. policies lead to killings and bombings as in Iraq, or the continued occupation as in Palestine, or even Afghanistan where the Taliban is reforming and there is a lot of violence, or the U.S. is not engaging with the democratic regimes — We’re talking about democratization in the Middle-East, but the most freely and fairly elected government in the Middle-East, which is the Palestinian government, the U.S. government is not engaging with them.” (statement by Parvez Ahmed on Al-Jazeera television show discussing a new poll showing widespread anti-American feelings throughout the Muslim world, April 24, 2007) Immediately after Ahmed made his statement about how the U.S. should engage with Hamas (“the Palestinian government”), Al-Jazeera flashed the following caption at the bottom of the screen: “ARMED WING OF HAMAS ENDS TRUCE WITH ISRAEL.” (ibid)

Ahmad Al-Akhras National Vice-Chairman of CAIR, founding President of CAIR-Ohio, and board member of the CAIR-affiliated American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT)
Al-Akhras numbers Al-Qaeda operatives Christopher Paul and Nuradin Abdi and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Fawaz Damra as friends. (Patrick Poole, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Hometown Jihad: Getting by With a Little Help from His (Terrorist) Friends,’ June 28, 2007) About Somalia’s new Taliban-style regime: “What has happened in Somalia, for the majority of Somalis inside and those who are abroad, is a positive change.” (Ahmad Al-Akhras, The Columbus Dispatch, “‘Dispatch’ editorial on terrorism simplistic,” June 28, 2006) On July 28, 2006, at a rally against Israel’s fighting in Lebanon, Al-Akhras was caught on camera: 1. refusing to condemn Hezbollah and 2. physically assaulting the creator of the blog, HOURGLASS1941. (HOURGLASS1941, ‘CAIR Rally Against Israeli War on Lebanon and Palestine – a report by ciaospirit,’ July 30, 2006)

Sami Al-Arian Co-founder of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and developer of IAP’s (dissolved) magazine, Tareeq Filistine (Road to Palestine)
In 1979, Al-Arian, along with a group of Palestinian students in Cairo, formed a violent breakaway faction from the Islamic Society (a.k.a. Muslim Brotherhood Palestine) called Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Two years later, in November of 1981, Al-Arian founded the IAP, along with Aly A. Mishal and Mousa Abu Marzook. In 1987, Al-Arian created an entire infrastructure for PIJ, within a house, an office complex and a children’s school, all based in Tampa Bay, Florida. On May 1, 2006, Al-Arian was sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to PIJ. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘CAIR and Islamic Jihad,’ May 23, 2006) “Gaza hasn’t been calm since…It brought new values to the sons of Palestine. Forever have gone these values that want mankind to be submissive, vanquished and inferior to the occupier… The stones today defeat the Uzi, the tanks and weapons…The stones that the boy, who is less than 5 years old, carries and this mother who receives the martyrdom of her children with smiles and trills of joy… because her son has been martyred for the cause of Palestine… We see today the Intifada, the truth which Muslims gather round. We say to them, ‘Come to the Holy Land. Come forward to Jihad.’ Despite all difficulties, the Palestinian people have decided to continue – to continue to confront, to continue to resist, to continue to endure, to set an example for all people and Muslims around them. Thus is the way of struggle. Thus is the way of giving. Thus is the way of sacrifice… Thus is the way of jihad. Thus is the way of martyrdom. Thus is the way of blood, because this is the path to heaven. Your brothers in Palestine are struggling with their beings, so let us struggle here with our money… We will not cede one meter or one span to the enemies of G-d!” (statement by Sami Al-Arian, videotape of PIJ fundraiser in Cleveland, Islamic Committee for Palestine conference, April 1991) Besides the IAP and PIJ, Al-Arian was also involved in the founding of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). (Islam Online, ‘Guest CV,’ November 8, 2001)

Fakhri Al-Barzinji President of Amana Publications, publisher of “the CAIR Quran”
In February of 2002, Los Angeles city school officials pulled more than 300 copies of The Meaning of THE HOLY QURAN from area school libraries. The Quran – an English translation published by Maryland-based Amana Publications – was found to have had numerous anti-Jewish commentaries contained within it. One of the cited commentaries read, “The Jews in their arrogance claimed that all wisdom and all knowledge of Allah was enclosed in their hearts… Their claim was not only arrogance but blasphemy.” (Doug Smith, Henry Weinstein and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, ‘Schools Remove Donated Books,’ February 7, 2002) In March of 2002, the editor of this Quran, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), had its Virginia offices raided by the FBI, in a probe that targeted 14 businesses accused of financing terrorism. One of the groups IIIT was said to have financed was the World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE), the Palestinian Islamic Jihad front run by Sami Al-Arian. (Paul Sperry, World Net Daily, ‘Editor of Koran raided by feds,’ April 12, 2002) Only months after the L.A. ban and IIIT raid, in September of 2002, CAIR began providing American libraries with ‘The Meaning of THE HOLY QURAN’ through its ‘Explore Islamic Culture & Civilization’ project. And in May of 2005, CAIR began a new program whereby the group gave a free copy of the Amana-produced Quran to anyone who asked. (Americans Against Hate, ‘CAIR DISTRIBUTING BANNED QURAN,’ May 26, 2005)

Mohammed Al-Hassan Former Editor of IAP’s (dissolved) magazine, the Muslim World Monitor
Al-Hassan: “In his letter [to The New York Times], Mr. [Steven] Emerson claimed that my organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine, ‘produces terrorist video recruitment films,’ an allegation that has no basis in fact.” (Mohammed Al-Hassan, The New York Times, Letters to the Editor, ‘Muslim Terrorists a Minority,’ February 25, 1995) Emerson: “The IAP has… distributed terrorist recruitment videos through a company called Aqsa Vision, housed in IAP headquarters. One such video, called Iz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, opens with dramatic shots of bearded Palestinian men armed with Kalashnikovs jumping out of trees and aiming their rifles. Hamas fighters are featured arming and preparing weapons, machine guns, and molotov cocktails. Interspersed with the operational video, fighters are interviewed, and boast of their heroic killings of Jews and Palestinian ‘collaborators.’ There are even chilling interviews of blindfolded Palestinians ‘confessing’ to their ‘crimes’ moments before their execution. The end of the video says, ‘To order your copy, call Aqsa Vision,’ and gives the Texas phone number of IAP.” (Prepared Statement of Steven Emerson Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government Information, ‘Foreign terrorists in America: Five Years After the World Trade Center Bombing,’ February 24, 1998) Al-Hassan: “I can categorically deny that our organization has ever raised money for Hamas or any organization.” (stated by Mohammed Al-Hassan, The Associated Press, ‘Hamas Gets Funding From U.S.,’ October 20, 1994) IAP: “We received this petition from Mrs Abu Marzook, and are circulating it to our readers as requested… Brother Mousa Abu Marzook, the political leader of Hamas, who is unjustly incarcerated in Manhattan, New York needs your help… For donating to the Marzook Legal Fund (which is 100% legal and licensed by the US Treasury Department) or for information, write: Free Dr. Abu Marzook Committee, P.O. Box 1339, Falls Church, VA 22041.” (IAP’s newsletter, Al-Akhbar, ‘Petition for Dr Abu Marzook,’ October 1, 1996)

Altaf Ali Executive Director of CAIR-Florida
On October 11, 2001, exactly one month after 9/11, on the Steve Kane Show, Ali derided Americans Against Hate Chairman Joe Kaufman for being Jewish and repeatedly refused to answer the question of whether or not he believed the people that died during the attacks on the World Trade Center were innocent. (Steve Kane Show, debate between Joe Kaufman and Altaf Ali, October 11, 2001)About the possibility that Al-Qaeda operative Adnan El Shukrijumah could be involved in terrorist activity: “That would be a total shocker. It is beyond explanation. You’re talking about someone in your circle who frequents the same family centers you do.” (The New York Times, “Family Members Defend Man Sought as ‘Imminent Threat,'” March 22, 2003)About the FBI’s treatment of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in obtaining information on El Shukrijumah: “Has he been deprived of sleep? Food? We have no idea, and they won’t tell us what measures they have taken to elicit this information.” (Miami Herald, ‘Ex-resident of Miramar being sought in terror case,’ March 31, 2003) “The expedited shipment of American-made bombs to Israel is not a sign that our nation wants a cease-fire or peace… The sentiments being played out are quite troubling and one has to wonder, considering that the United States is playing a pivotal role in this issue, whether the conflict will be transplanted here.” (Altaf Ali, The American Muslim, ‘Americans Must Set an Example for Mideast Peace,’ August 9, 2006)

Adeeba Al-Zaman Former Communications Director and former Office Manager of CAIR-Philadelphia (CAIR-Pennsylvania)
On February 11, 2006, Al-Zaman participated in a protest outside the offices of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in response to the newspaper’s reprinting of a cartoon of the “Prophet” Muhammad. Sponsors of the protest included such Muslim Brotherhood affiliates as the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), Young Muslims (YM), and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). (ICNA-Philadelphia flyer, ‘DEMONSTRATION against The Philadelphia Inquirer,’ February 10, 2006) ICNA’s state representative, Iqbal Baqai, threatened the newspaper, stating, “We are going to keep protesting till they say they are sorry; Muslims are very angry and the Inquirer offices could even be attacked.” (Ayesha Akram, The Christian Science Monitor, ‘Muslim Americans split on cartoons,’ February 9, 2006) One of the cartoon protestors held a sign advertising the website of Why Islam? Showcased on the site are an article stating that it is permissible for husbands to beat their wives and a message board whose posters laud Hezbollah and Hamas. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Why Jihad U?’ August 30, 2006) As well, at the protest, copies of a book featuring convicted terrorist Ali al-Timimi as an editor, ‘A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam,’ were given out. Al-Timimi had been charged with encouraging his followers, in the days after 9/11, to join the Taliban and attack Americans. (Mathew Barakat, Associated Press, ‘Islamic Scholar Ali Al-Timimi Convicted,’ April 26, 2005) “By the way, I just saw her [Samar Jarrah] today on our local station discussing the Hamas issue. I will try to have a transcript of it online later, insha’Allah. Very good points brought up… I asked [Ahmed] Bedier and he said he did tape it. If he posts it then I will definitely link to it, otherwise Bedier said I could have a copy.” (Jennifer Valko’s blog idealmotion, ‘Ready for Dialogue,’ January 30, 2006) Just four days prior to this, Jarrah, talking about Hamas on a radio program, stated, “I am for national resistance. It’s accorded to every country under international law.” (Public Radio International, Open Source with Christopher Lydon, January 26, 2006) On February 14, 2006, Al-Zaman, as Communications Director of CAIR, joined ICNA-Philadelphia in a press conference “to launch a major educational effort focusing on the life and legacy of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.” (ICNA-Philadelphia, ‘CAIR Philadelphia series on the Legacy of the Prophet,’ February 13, 2006) ICNA was established in 1971 to emulate the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami, and has been investigated by the U.S. government for having possible ties to Al-Qaeda. (Sherrie Gossett, Cybercast News Service, ‘NY Muslim Group Linked to bin Laden Supporters,’ July 18, 2005) “The unwillingness to call for a cease-fire gives the impression that the administration places less value on the lives of American citizens of Arab descent and Islamic faith and are therefore not worthy of protection from Israeli state terrorism. It is a shame as well a crime that such destruction is happening with the political and financial support of our government.” (statement by Al-Zaman for an anti-Israel protest, ‘Philadelphians Oppose U.S. Support for Israel’s War on the Lebanese and Palestinians,’ Philadelphia Independent Media Center, August 4, 2006) About the Foundation for Islamic Education (FIE), a school academy located in Villanova, Pennsylvania that has doubled as a jihad camp for children, Al-Zaman stated, “They are very warm and welcoming.” (Jeff Price, Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘Neighbors fight Islamic foundation’s expansion,’ July 5, 2006) Individuals whom the FIE has provided a warm welcome for, include:

Maher Hathout, a Senior Advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), who has on numerous occasions stated his support for Hezbollah (Zionist Organization of America, ‘ZOA Runs Radio Ad Exposing L.A. Human Relations Awardee Hathout As Pro-Hezbollah And US/Israel Basher,’ September 20, 2006)

Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born Muslim scholar, who had his visa revoked by the U.S. State Department, due to his providing of funds to Hamas (Josh Gerstein, The New York Sun, ‘Oxford Scholar Denied Visa Due to Alleged Hamas Links,’ September 26, 2006)

Riyadh ul-Haq, a Muslim cleric from England, who was banned from entry into Canada, on grounds that he has incited hatred against Jews, Hindus, homosexuals and moderate Muslims (Sheri Shefa, The Canadian Jewish News, ‘British imam denied entry into Canada, July 5, 2006)

Nihad Awad (Hammad) Co-founder and National Executive Director of CAIR, former Public Relations Director and Spokesman of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and former Contributing Editor of IAP’s (dissolved) magazine, the Muslim World Monitor ; ’60 Minutes,’ CBS, November 13, 1994: Mike Wallace: “What do you think of the military undertakings of Hamas?” Nihad Awad: “Well, I think that’s — that’s for the people there to judge.” Wallace: “I’m asking you.” Awad: “The — the United Nations Charter grants people who are under occupation to defend themselves against illegal occupation.” “After I researched the situation inside and outside Palestine, I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO… I know that this movement as an Islamic movement has not been objectively reported in the United States…” (stated by Nihad Awad at symposium at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, March 22, 1994) “In June 1994, we used a modest donation as a starting budget to open the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C.” (Nihad Awad, Americans for Middle East Understanding, ‘Muslim-Americans in Mainstream America,’ February 2000) The donation Awad was writing about was $5000 in seed money from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Hamas “charity” shut down by the U.S. government in December of 2001. (Testimony of Steven Emerson Before the United States Senate Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, ‘Money Laundering and Terror Financing Issues in the Middle East,’ July 13, 2005) “The arrest, detention and extradition is politically motivated… [and] this campaign has been orchestrated to serve as a wedge between America and Islamic countries.” (stated by Nihad Awad at May 10, 1996 press conference organized to support U.S. detained Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook) In December of 1996, Awad was a featured speaker at a five-day IAP convention held in Chicago, along with convicted terrorist Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi. (advertisement for Islamic Association for Palestine 1996 Convention, ‘The Islamic Issue – The Present And The Future,’ December 20, 1996) “They [the Jews] have been saying ‘Next year in Jerusalem’ – we say ‘Next year to all Palestine.'” (stated by Nihad Awad at Al-Awda rally at Lafayette Park in front of the White House, September 16, 2000) “Hollywood is not our friend. Holywood has distorted the facts. Hollywood has shown freedom fighters as terrorists. Hollywood has done the work that Zionists cannot done [sic].” (ibid) “[L]et me applaud the Canadian government for settling this case and congratulate Mr. Arar, his family and those all who helped him, including our office, CAIR-Canada, who took up this case and informed us about it, and we [sic] work on this case here in Washington. And since we have been observing and monitoring this case, and we have waited for years to see this day come through, and I’m glad to see that today, Friday, a settlement has been announced. Mr. Arar has been vindicated by the Canadian government, and I hope that he will take this as a chapter in the past and move on with his life and his kids.” (statement by Nihad Awad about Al-Qaeda operative Maher Arar, CTV News, January 26, 2007) Arar, a Canadian citizen, was deported by the United States to Syria, in October of 2002. Considered a threat to American security, Arar, after being returned to Canada by Syria, continues to have his name on the U.S. ‘no fly’ list, which Awad said he hopes will change. (CBC News, ‘Maher Arar: Timeline,’ January 26, 2007)In October of 2000, Awad partnered with CAIR Communications Specialist, Randall “Ismail” Royer, in a ‘Live Dialogue’ session on Islam Online. (Nihad Awad/Ismail Royer, Islam Online, Live Dialogue, ‘Mobilizing Muslims in America,’ October 5, 2000) In less than a year from then, Royer, while still employed by CAIR, plotted with an Al-Qaeda related group to murder Americans and Indians overseas. (Department of Justice, ‘Randall Todd Royer and Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Hamdi Sentenced for Participation in Virginia Jihad Network,’ April 9, 2004)Awad refused to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization. (Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball, Newsweek, ‘CAIR Play?’ December 29, 2006)

Hussam Ayloush Executive Director of CAIR-Los Angeles (CAIR-California)
Ayloush received a “special thanks” credit, in the July 1999 issue of Al-Talib, a publication of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UCLA. The cover of the issue dons a picture of Osama bin Laden, who the publication describes as a “freedom fighter and philanthropist.” The issue contains an editorial signed by “The Al-Talib Staff,” which states, “When we hear someone refer to the great Mujahid (someone who struggles in Allah’s cause) Osama bin Laden as a ‘terrorist,’ we should defend our brother and refer to him as a freedom fighter, someone who has forsaken wealth and power to fight in Allah’s cause and speak out against oppressors. We take these stances only to please Allah.” (Al-Talib, ‘The Spirit of Jihad,’ July 1999)Ayloush has placed on his personal blog a link to IslamiCity (Hussam Ayloush Official Website, ‘Links,’ July 24, 2007 – Present), a website that repeatedly calls for the murder of Jews and repeatedly “curses” Jews and Christians. (IslamiCity, ‘Hadith – Sahih Bukhari – English Translation,’ December 3, 2005 – Present)Ayloush compared Allyson Rowen-Taylor, the former Associate Director of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) in Los Angeles and co-founder of Stand With Us (SWU), to the people that beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, as being “two sides of the same coin.” (Ayloush statement on WMNF’s ‘True Talk,’ June 22, 2007) Ayloush attacked Rowen-Taylor in response to her criticism aimed at a June 2007 CAIR-sponsored discussion panel about a film on Pearl’s murder, where she likened CAIR’s involvement to “David Duke co-sponsoring ‘Schindler’s List’” and stated, “The only reason they like this film is because it’s about a dead Jew.” The panel included pro-terror and anti-Israel groups, including CAIR, MPAC and Café Intifada. (Dianne Garrett, Variety, “Where ‘Heart’ goes, controversy follows: Jolie film drawing attention from religious orgs,” June 21, 2007) “Wagdy Ghoneim is a highly regarded religious scholar who gives speeches around the country.” (Ayloush statement about radical Egyptian cleric Wagdy Ghoneim, after Ghoneim’s November 4, 2004 arrest) Soon after, Ghoneim was deported to Qatar. (NewsMax, ‘Arrested Mosque Leader in California Leaves U.S.’ January 4, 2005) “‘Intifada’ really indicates standing up against injustice. Literally, if you want to describe the Jewish uprising on the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis, in Arabic you would call it the intifada.” (Ayloush statement, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, ‘Muslims Fumble on Team Names,’ December 12, 2003) In one of his blog posts, Ayloush stated that “playing politics” with the Holocaust “is immoral,” but then, within the same piece, he went on to use the tragedy of the Holocaust to promote his anti-Israel agenda. In an article about the Holocaust, one would never expect to read such phrases as “Israeli crimes against Palestinians” and “fighting the Zionists extremists” – two of the phrases found in Ayloush’s post. (Hussam Ayloush’s blog, ‘Denying the Holocaust is immoral and un-Islamic,’ December 20, 2006) In one of his blog posts, Ayloush kept using the word “apartheid” with respect to Israel, attempting to paint Israel as a racist state. (Hussam Ayloush’s blog, “Who dares to use the ‘A’ word,” February 2, 2007) He employs former President Jimmy Carter’s recently published book, ‘Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid,’ to reinforce this notion. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has called Carter’s book a “biased account” exhibiting an “obsession with blaming Israel,” which “unjustly encourages Israel-bashers around the world” and “gives comfort to the extremists on the Palestinian side who are reinforced in their extremism by this kind of ‘analysis.’” (Abraham H. Foxman, ADL, “Judging a Book by Its Cover and Its Content: A review of ‘Palestine Peace Not Apartheid’ by Jimmy Carter” November 13, 2006) Ayloush referred to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as an “extremist group.” (In Focus, “CAIR slams ADL for ‘smear tactics,'” September 2007) “[Ayloush] claims his organization merely ‘denounce[s] human rights violations committed by Israel.’ But in fact, Ayloush himself is known to use the term ‘Zionazi’ to refer to Israelis and compare Zionism to Nazism, once writing in an e-mail, ‘Indeed, the Zionazis are a bunch of nice people; just like their Nazi brethren! It is just that the world keeps making up lies about them! It is so unfair.’” (Steven Emerson, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, ‘CAIR,’ November 17, 2006) Ayloush has referred to Zionism as “a political ideology whose tentacles are rooted in racism.” (Hussam Ayloush, Orange County Register, ‘Column a slur on Muslim community,’ December 1, 2002) Ayloush called the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers by Hamas and Hezbollah a “military operation” and said that Israel’s retaliation against the terrorist organizations was “very reminiscent to the nazi style of collective punishment against the Jewish population, the Polish population, the French population, in response to a resistance.” [Note the choice of his words. Hamas is also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement.] He stated that it’s a “legitimate debate” whether the kidnappings were “wise or unwise.” (Los Angeles ABC-7, ‘Mideast Crisis,’ August 2006) Ayloush has complained of the United States’ treatment of the terrorist organization, Hamas, which recently had many of its members voted into the Palestinian Authority. During a May 2006 Khutbah (sermon) he gave at the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC), Ayloush stated: “Compare your situation to the situation of our brothers and sisters in Palestine… They were starved, they were pressured and threatened with embargo, if they don’t have democratic elections. And then, when they have the democratic elections, because we don’t like the results, now they are being starved again, embargoed and punished.” (Hussam Ayloush, IIOC speech, “Don’t Be Pessimistic,” May 19, 2006) Ayloush stated on his blog that he would like to see the closure of the Guantanimo Bay prison, where he believes at least some of the inmates are “innocent.” (Hussam Ayloush, website of CAIR, ‘Shut Down the Gitmo Gulag,’ June 15, 2006) Ayloush posted a picture of detainee Sami Al-Haj on his blog, along with an Al-Haj poem threatening President Bush, and of him said, “Mr. Al-Haj must be freed and compensated for all the harm we have caused to him and his family. Mr. Al-Haj deserves an apology.” (Hussam Ayloush’s blog, ‘Prisoner 345,’ August 27, 2007) But according to the military: “Detainees are held at JTF-Guantanamo because they are dangerous and continue to pose a threat to the U.S. and our allies. They have expressed a commitment to kill Americans and our friends if released. These are not common criminals, they are enemy combatants being detained because they have waged war against our nation and they continue to pose a threat.” (U.S. Southern Command, ‘Gen. John Craddock’s Opening Statement,’ June 20, 2006) “At a recent press conference, a reporter jokingly asked me how I felt now that there is a group called CAIR Watch. I replied that I felt privileged.” (Hussam Ayloush’s blog, ‘It is humbling to be popular,’ October 13, 2006)

Ihsan Bagby National Board Member of CAIR, Executive Committee Member of the Board of CAIR-Kentucky, and Co-author of CAIR’s Phony Fatwa Against Terrorism
Bagby sits on the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and is part of ISNA’s Leadership Development Center. (website of ISNA, February 5, 2007) ISNA was established in 1981 by the Muslim Brotherhood-related Muslim Students Association (MSA) along with Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami Al-Arian. (Islam Online, ‘Guest CV,’ November 8, 2001) Bagby also serves as Secretary General of the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), which he founded, in May of 2000, with a group of African-American Muslim leaders. One of the leaders was Siraj Wahhaj, a Brooklyn imam whose name is found on the U.S. Attorney’s list of suspected co-conspirators of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. (Militant Islam Monitor, ‘List of Unindicted co conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing ,’ December 6, 2005) MANA was created through the group Al-Ummah, in response to the arrest of then-leader of Al-Ummah, H. Rap Brown, a.k.a. Jamil Al-Amin, for the murder of a sheriff’s deputy, which he is currently serving a life sentence for. (website of MANA, ‘About MANA,’ March 17, 2002) “While the media conjures up images of H. Rap Brown, the ’60s revolutionary with his incendiary calls for violence, Muslims of America bring to mind a different image–a humble, soft-spoken, national leader who has been instrumental in uniting the very diverse Muslim community.” (Ihsan Bagby, Beliefnet, ‘The Jamil Al-Amin Who Muslims Know,’ July 4, 2003) “Ultimately we can never be full citizens of this country… because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.” (Ihsan Bagby, The Muslims of America, ‘Political Activities of Muslims in America,’ Oxford University Press, 1991) “They fear involvement may make it easier for their children to adopt American popular culture. They don’t want to lose their souls by compromising Islamic moral standards.” (Ihsan Bagby, The News and Observer, ‘Growing by faith,’ July 8, 2003)”When Bagby released his [demographic] study in April, [The Mosque in America: A National Portrait], many reporters noted that if his figures were right then Muslims outnumbered Jews in the United States… However, when one compares Bagby’s methods and assumptions with those of Smith and Kosmin, it is plain that Bagby’s is severely and fatally flawed… It seems that Bagby, along with many ‘ethnic group researchers’ is willing to bend every effort to increase the count of his group.” (Andrew A. Beveridge, Gotham Gazette, ‘Counting Muslims,’ January 1, 2002) “A Detroit-area Islamic organization, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, released a survey of Detroit Muslims, A Portrait of Detroit Mosques: Muslim Views on Policy, Politics and Religion, on April 6, 2004. Written by Ihsan Bagby, associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky, and conducted in mid-2003, the survey’s key thesis… is that ‘The vast majority of Muslim Americans hold moderate views on issues of policy, politics and religion.’… Bagby’s results indicate anything but moderation… [W]e have here a case of survey research being distorted by its sponsors to hide the actual results. This is intellectual fraud and political deception.” (Daniel Pipes, FrontPage Magazine, ‘The Moderation of American Muslims,’ April 4, 2004) “‘There are 8 million Muslims in America now,’ boasted a spokeswoman for something called the Muslim Advancement Society… It’s a wildly inflated estimate manufactured by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, something that the media could easily refute if they dared – simply by deconstructing CAIR’s unscientific methodology… Finding reliable data for Muslims in America is hard because the Census Bureau does not survey creed. So CAIR, which has an agenda to Islamize America, has overfilled the vacuum. To come up with its own figure, it hired a ‘respected scholar’ by the name of Ihsan Bagby to lead its ‘study.’ But Bagby not only lacks independence – he’s a CAIR board member – he’s not even a trained demographer. Worse, he admits the number he arrived at is a ‘guesstimation.'” (Investor’s Business Daily, ‘The 8-Million Muslim Lie,’ January 17, 2007)

Marya Bangee Former Media Contact for CAIR National and former Contributing Writer for CAIR-California’s monthly tabloid, In Focus
While Bangee was a student at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), she held the position of External Public Relations Director of the campus Muslim Student Union (MSU). In that capacity, she wrote, “As has been stated before, the MSU does not agree with the racist political ideology of Zionism.” (Marya Bangee, New University, Letter to the Editor, ‘Coverage of Religious Clubs Biased,’ October 23, 2006) Concerning a May 2006 weeklong series sponsored by the MSU at UCI, which made light of the Holocaust and which featured Hamas supporter Abdel Malik Ali, Bangee stated, “The MSU believes the use of titles such as ‘Holocaust in the Holy Land’ and ‘Israel: The Fourth Reich’ illustrate the very real parallel between tragedies in the past – like, but not limited to, the Nazi policy of extermination against Jews, gypsies and other minorities during World War II – and the systematic genocide being carried out against the Palestinian people today.” (Ben Ritter, UC-Irvine News, “MSU Provokes With ‘Holocaust’ Week: UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Union expressed disapproval of the ‘apartheid’ state of Israel,” May 23, 2006) “Zionism often uses the Holocaust to justify its genocidal policies…” (stated by Marya Bangee, UC-Irvine News, “MSU Provokes With ‘Holocaust’ Week: UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Union expressed disapproval of the ‘apartheid’ state of Israel,” May 23, 2006) On January 31, 2007, following a speech made by Daniel Pipes at UCI, the leader of the Muslim students attending the speech stated that “it’s just a matter of time before the State of Israel will be wiped off the face of the map.” (website of Daniel Pipes, ‘My Disrupted Talk at the University of California-Irvine,’ February 1, 2007) Bangee attempted to excuse away the statement, saying, “He was talking about the political apparatus of Israel, not the people there.” (Daniel Treiman, The Jewish Daily Forward, ‘California Campuses Gain a Reputation as Hotbeds of Anti-Israel Rhetoric,’ April 5, 2007) In her writings, Bangee attacks Daniel Pipes, one of the preeminent scholars of our time in the fields of counter-terrorism and the Middle East, falsely labeling him with such abusive terms as: “propagandist,” “xenophobe,” “notorious racist” and “premiere Islamophobe.” (Marya Bangee, New University, ‘Racist Speaker Welcomed by Hillel,’ February 5, 2007; Marya Bangee, Muslamics, ‘Alkalima and World Domination: Muslim Students Want to Take Over the World?’ March 17, 2007) Along with her position in the MSU, Bangee held the title of Communications Director of the West Zone Conference of the Muslims Students Association (MSA West). While with the group, MSA West posted material on its website praising Hamas. (MSA West, Multimedia, Audio Lectures, MSA West Conference 2006, “Da’wah, Political Activism and Civil Rights: Elevating the Word of Allah in the campus and society,” July 11, 2007) In a post on her site, Bangee repeatedly refers to Israel as “apartheid Israel.” (Marya Bangee, Muslamics, ‘To see Summer Sky Is Poetry though,’ June 18, 2007)On bringing back the Caliphate: “Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala bring back the days when Islam was practiced in government, in society, in all spheres of life. Ameen. The Muslim world truly needs another reviver.” (Marya Bangee, Verbage, March 7, 2007) Bangee demeaned legislation passed by the U.S. Senate regarding the combating of domestic radicalization, stating that it reflected a “growing fear towards Muslims.” (ibid)In a post on her site, Bangee referred to the war in Iraq as “the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.” (Marya Bangee, Verbage, March 18, 2007) Bangee posted a picture on her website depicting a boy holding a string attached to the ENTIRE nation of Israel with the caption, ‘I DREAM OF A FREE PALESTINE.’ (Marya Bangee, Verbage, ‘Rachel Corrie,’ March 17, 2007) Along with the picture, she posted a link to the website, Anti-“Israel,” a site that features statements from leaders of Hamas. (Mousa Abu Marzook, Anti-“Israel,” “Hamas’ stand: An official of the movement describes its goals for all of Palestine,” July 10, 2007) Bangee posted a quote from Palestinian cleric Tayser Al-Tamimi, stating that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was being threatened by Israel. (Marya Bangee, Verbage, ‘Masjid al-Aqsa – Under Seige?’ February 7, 2007) This is the same Tayser Al-Tamimi that is quoted as saying, “Islam is escalating and cannot be resisted. I pray that Allah may tear apart America just as the Soviet Union was torn apart.” And “The Jews are destined to be persecuted, humiliated, and tortured forever, and it is a Muslim duty to see to it that they reap their due… Where Hitler failed, we must succeed.” (Debbie Schlussel, “Terrorism’s American Gigolo: Richard Gere’s Palestinian Bedfellows,” January 5, 2005) In February of 2007, Bangee posted on her website a quote from Mohammed claiming that Muslims have more of a right to celebrate Moses’s victory over Egypt’s Pharoah than Jews do. (Marya Bangee, Verbage, ‘An Auspicious Week,’ February 2, 2007) In January of 2007, Bangee posted on her website a letter written by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna. (Marya Bangee, Verbage, ‘The Man with No Heart,’ January 22, 2007) On January 3, 2007, Bangee ominously wrote on her website, “Speaking of the future, the fictional documentary Death of a President is an amazing intellectual exercise on what would happen if there were to be an assassination.” (Marya Bangee, Verbage, ‘Our Common Humanity,’ January 3, 2007) Two days prior to this, Bangee posted the following (related?) quote on her site, “The future, of course, is not something you predict and wait for. It is something you invent daily through your actions.” (Marya Bangee, Verbage, ‘A Reflection on 2006,’ January 1, 2007) On her website, Bangee referred to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as “two major warmongers.” (ibid) Bangee is a writer for Alkalima, the official magazine of the Muslim community at UCI. (website of Alkalima, ‘Staff,’ October 2005 – Present) In June of 2004, Alkalima published an article calling the Israeli execution of Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin as a “cowardly” act. (Abdulrahman Hachache, Alkalima, ‘The Assassinations of Sheikh Yassin and Dr. Rantissi,’ June 2004) After two bloggers criticized Alkalima for posting a video on You Tube titled ‘World Domination,’ which depicted the word “alkalima” – in both Arabic and English – blanketing the Earth, Bangee attacked the two on a blog, derogatorily referring to them as “Zionist #1” and “Zionist #2.” (Marya Bangee, Muslamics, ‘Alkalima and World Domination: Muslim Students Want to Take Over the World?’ March 17, 2007) In April of 2007, Bangee posted a link, on a blog she’s affiliated with, to IslamiCity (Marya Bangee, Muslamics, ‘Violence in Islam,’ April 24, 2007), a website that repeatedly calls for the murder of Jews and repeatedly “curses” Jews and Christians. (IslamiCity, ‘Hadith – Sahih Bukhari – English Translation,’ December 3, 2005 – Present)

Ahmed Bedier Communications Director of CAIR-Florida, Executive Director of CAIR’s Tampa office, and “Unofficial Spokesman” for Sami Al-Arian
‘Your Turn with Kathy Fountain,’ WTVT-Tampa, December 7, 2005: Fountain: “If [Sami Al-Arian] was associating with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, doesn’t that seem immoral, in your opinion?” Bedier: “To a certain degree. Now, before 1995 there was nothing immoral about it.” Bedier trying to defend PIJ leader Sami Al-Arian against being called a terrorist on WMNF’s ‘True Talk,’, May 11, 2007: Caller: “Hey, that Al-Arian guy, he was a professor at USF. Wasn’t – He was accused of being a terrorist, I guess. Didn’t he say something off color on television, on that O’Reilly show, something about like ‘I want to kill all Jews’ or ‘All Jews must die’? Didn’t he say something like that?… He said something that got O’Reilly’s hair on his back – It doesn’t take much. But I mean, the guy’s a terrorist, right?” Bedier: “The caller’s question highlights the level of ignorance that the folks in Tampa and around the country have about the Al-Arian case and the trial. A lot of these people never even stepped foot in the courtroom, but they think they know everything there is to know about this trial, more so than even the jurors that sat there for six months. Even the government, themselves, said that Al-Arian is not a terrorist. The government, themselves, admitted that Al-Arian never financed any violence. What they did say was that he was conspiring with them to aid and provide support for a terrorist organization. But even those charges did not stick, and the jury did not believe it, based on the evidence, and that’s the American judicial system. People should not be smeared by the court of public opinion without looking at the evidence.” Pro-Hezbollah statements from guests on Ahmed Bedier’s radio show, True Talk, July 21, 2006:
Author Bilal Al-Amin: “I’m not very good at being brief about Hezbollah, but I’ll try. I’ll just say that it’s not at all the picture that is portrayed of it in the West, as some sort of cartoonish terrorist group. It is a liberation movement in many senses for the Lebanese Shia that has huge support, probably more than any party in Lebanon… It has quite a clean record, and its leader, Hasan Nasrallah, is revered probably by most Lebanese as a fairly eloquent and capable leader.”
Professor Rania Masri: “They have been trying to invade Lebanon since the first day. Yesterday alone, there was a 20-hour battle between the Israeli army and the National Resistance Movement of Hezbollah. For 20 hours they fought. This speaks volumes about the heroic nature of Hezbollah.”

University of South Florida (USF) alum Fadia Anani: “The fact of the matter is that Hezbollah has a lot of the voice of the people here, so ultimately Hezbollah’s voice needs to be heard. You can’t just keep shutting it away, because it’s always gonna rise again.” ‘The Web As A Weapon,’ Kevin Begos, The Tampa Tribune, September 11, 2006: Begos: “Daniel Byman, a terrorism expert at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said Americans tend to think of these groups in absolutes – they either build hospitals or build bombs… For example, the United States has designated Hezbollah and Hamas as terrorist groups. But many people in the Middle East don’t view them that way.” Bedier: “Oftentimes people in the West oversimplify all the groups. Al-Qaida doesn’t provide any social services. They just attack civilians. They’re not into dialogue.”On bringing back the Caliphate and denouncing the West: “Yeah, well, we’re looking for it still. Right now… Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire – that was the last major Muslim organized religion – we don’t really have a hierarchy that’s organized how the Catholics are organized. We’re looking for that, and once we have that one voice, unified voice, we’ll be able to speak up. Many people say all the time, ‘Why aren’t Muslims condemning 9/11?’ Well, we are, but we’re doing it as groups and as individuals, as different mosques, but we’re not doing it as one unified voice that speaks clearly… We’re trying. But the Ottoman Empire fell because of the Allied Powers, and it was caused by colonialism and so on. Again, Western Allies going there and dividing the Ottoman Empire. That’s what it is now.” (statement by Ahmed Bedier, WTVT-Tampa, ‘Your Turn with Kathy Fountain,’ May 13, 2006)”Catholic priests pose more of a terrorism threat by having sex with young altar boys than those who flew planes into the World Trade Center.” (Ahmed Bedier to Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite, during surprise CAIR meeting with Congresswoman, May 29, 2004)”I wouldn’t work for any organization that has any type of bad connections.” (Ahmed Bedier, WMNF, ‘True Talk,’ August 18, 2006)”In my office, I have a picture of myself next to the Special Agent in charge of the FBI – really big, you know – and I tell them, ‘This is my Get Out of Jail card.'” (ibid) “People, when you corner them [Muslims], when you keep attacking them and demonizing them and treating them like animals, guess what? They’re gonna snap. And one point, somebody’s gonna retaliate, and then all hell’s gonna break loose.” (Ahmed Bedier speech at the University of South Florida, ‘The Rise of Islamophobia,’ April of 2007) Defending Ahmed Abda Sherf Mohamed and Yousef Samir Megahed, two individuals arrested near a Naval base and charged with possession of explosive devices (pipe bombs): “Obviously their heritage and background is playing a major role in blowing this out of proportion.” (stated by Ahmed Bedier, Tampa Bay Tribune, ‘2 USF Students In S.C. Charged With Possession Of Pipe Bomb,’ August 7, 2007) “And honestly most people will tell you if these were some good old boys from South Carolina traveling through the highway of that county and getting pulled over and having some fireworks, I doubt that it would make news around the world. We believe that there’s an overreaction that [sic] happening here just because of their Middle Eastern and Muslim backgrounds.” (stated by Ahmed Bedier, WTSB – Tampa Bay 10, ‘USF, CAIR concerned about students arrest in South Carolina,’ August 7, 2007)

Khalil Bendib Political Cartoonist for CAIR-California’s monthly tabloid, In Focus
Bendib is a Berkeley-based cartoonist, who utilizes his talents to demean the United States, Israel, Christians and Jews. According to Bendib, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been monitoring his work for years. (Rona Marech, San Francisco Chronicle, “Drawing from politics: Berkeley cartoonist’s Algerian Muslim American background influences his satirical barbs,” October 17, 2003) In one of his cartoons, Bendib satirizes the September 11th attacks, drawing a plane labeled “GW BUSH” crashing into two buildings resembling the World Trade Center’s twin towers. A character in the piece asks, “OSAMA BIN BUSH AND BLAIR AL ZARKAWI?” (Muslim Observer, ‘Al Djazeera,’ 2005) In another of his cartoons, the United States Capitol has an Israeli flag flying atop it. It says, “THE ETERNAL, UNITED, UNDIVIDED – (BOTH HOUSES) – CAPITOL OF ISRAEL.” (www.iviews.com, ‘Occupied territory,’ 2000) In another, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is giving birth to a baby wielding a kitchen knife dripping with blood. The baby is labeled “ZIONIST JEWS.” (Muslim Observer, ‘Birth pangs two,’ 2006) In another, Bendib portrays the Jews, represented by an ape with a Star of David (Jewish Star), as attempting to take over the world. The ape, standing atop the globe, states, “JERUSALEM, FROM N.Y. CITY TO KUALA LUMPUR, UNDIVIDED, ETERNAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL… EVERYTHING ELSE IS NEGOTIABLE.” (www.iviews.com, ‘Israel’s eternal and undivided capital,’ 2000)In yet another, Bendib conveys the message that the Jews control the media. Half the cartoon reads, “Jewish Neighborhoods: (formerly known as illegal settlements)” and points to residences in such towns as Hebron, Kiryat Shmona and East Jerusalem. The other half reads “Not Jewish Neighborhoods: (Not officially, at least…)” and points to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, New York City, Capitol Hill, CNN, PBS, Fox News, CBS and ABC.” (Khalil Bendib, ‘It Became Necessary To Destroy the Planet in Order to Save It!’ Elon House Publishing, June 2003) In many of Bendib’s cartoons, Jewish stars are shown within and/or alongside symbols of violence. Ariel Sharon, the former Prime Minister of Israel, is seen as bloodthirsty. In one cartoon, the word “CANNIBAL” is emblazoned next to Sharon’s face. (www.bendib.com, ‘Cannibal,’ 2001) Mid-East expert Daniel Pipes is depicted as a pro-Jewish zealot. (Muslim Observer, ‘Pipes camps,’ 2005) ADL National Director Abraham Foxman is labeled a “Zionist Extremist.” (www.iviews.com; ‘Terrorism schmerrorism, 2001) All three of Bendib’s victims are drawn in a manner reminiscent of anti-Semitic cartoons found in publications throughout the Arab world.Bendib’s sculpture, entitled ‘Gas Christ,’ was showcased at the University of California Berkeley, in October and November of 2004. The piece displays a likeness of Jesus on the cross, with a hood over his head, sitting in a jar of petroleum. Bendib stated that he modeled it after Andres Serrano’s highly offensive ‘Piss Christ,’ which contained an image of Jesus submerged in urine. (Somewhere Elsewhere: A Premiere Contemporary Art Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, October 19 – November 5, 2004)”I’m known as America’s Most Wanted political cartoonist, as you know — most radical, most banned, most censored.” (Khalil Bendib, KPFA, ‘Voices of the Middle East and North Africa,’ June 15, 2005)

Zahra Billoo (Balbo) Former Governmental Relations Intern for CAIR-Los Angeles (CAIR-California)
In addition to CAIR, Billoo has been active in the Muslim Brotherhood-related Muslim Students Association (MSA). She was President, Treasurer and Public Relations Chair of the MSA at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and she held the positions of Advisor and Communications Director for the National MSA West Zone Conference. (website of MSA-LB, ‘MSA Board,’ October 4, 2003 – March 24, 2005) While she was on the board of MSA-LB, the group advertised on its website a March 2004 MSA West event, entitled ‘Purifying the Soul, Strengthening the Umma.’ (website of MSA-LB, homepage, March 28, 2004) As well, it advertised some of the featured speakers of the event, including Hatem Bazian, an individual that, less than two weeks later, was caught on videotape calling for an “intifada” or armed uprising against the United States. (San Francisco rally, April 10, 2004) Bazian was also a representative for KindHearts, a Hamas charity that was shut down by the U.S. government. (KindHearts flyer advertising its June 18, 2004 fundraising dinner, entitled ‘Palestinians in Agony!’) Billoo has a personal web page on My Space, an online community that allows you to keep in contact with others. On it, she happily states, concerning which clubs she has been involved with at CSULB, “All the ‘terrorist’ orgs. you could imagine!” (Zahra Billoo’s My Space, homepage, June 1, 2007 – Present) On Billoo’s My Space, she lists Islamic Relief, complete with the group’s logo, as a “friend.” (Zahra Billoo’s My Space, “Zarah’s Friends,” June 1, 2007) According to the Israeli government, Islamic Relief is a Hamas front that has provided funds and assistance to Hamas. (Chris McGreal, The Guardian, ‘Israel accuses British-funded Islamic charity of being front for terrorists,’ May 31, 2006) Billoo is involved in blogging for at least three different web blogs on the internet, including one called MUSLAMICS. Posted on this blog is part of a tract written by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan Al-Banna, (Angie Ellaboudy, Muslamics, ‘Advice from Imam Hassan Al Banna,’ April 25, 2007) Much of the tract was omitted from the post, including the final paragraph, which states: “May Allah grant both of us success in that which He loves and approves, and steer us on the path of those who are good and rightly guided; may He make us live like the glorious and the fortunate, and grant us the death of martyrs and those who have striven in jihad. For He is the best of Defenders, and the best of helpers.” (Hassan Al-Banna, ‘Between Yesterday and Today,’ 1936) Billoo posted, on MUSLAMICS, part of an op-ed written by Ahmed Yousef, the political advisor to the head of Hamas in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, along with a color photo of Haniya. (Zahra Billoo, Muslamics, ‘What Hamas Wants,’ June 20, 2007) The piece bizzarely blames Hamas’s war with Fatah on the United States and Israel. (Ahmed Yousef, The New York Times, ‘What Hamas Wants,’ June 20, 2007) Billoo has her own personal blog, as well, called Cwzy Muslima. On it, she proudly announced that her “lil’ brother,” Ahmed, who is the outgoing President of MSA-LB, was quoted in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. (Cwzy Muslima, ‘Ahmed Billoo in the Jewish Journal?’ June 1, 2007) About the article, which discusses at length about how her brother supports suicide bombings, she instructs her readers to “check it out.” (Brad A. Greenberg, Jewish Journal, ‘Pew Poll finds some U.S. Muslims support suicide bombing,’ June 1, 2007) On her blog, Billoo posted a morbid quote from “Prophet” Muhammad, saying, “You should remember the reality that brings an end to all worldly joys and pleasures, namely, death.” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Death,’ May 28, 2007) Billoo repeatedly refers to the state of Israel as “Apartheid Israel.” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, “Boycott [Apartheid] Israel – Don’t Play another ‘Sun City!’” May 21, 2007) Billoo posted a picture of a girl wearing a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) bandana around her head. The photo is titled “hamasgirl.” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘For the Record,’ May 8, 2007) Billoo posted a violent Islamic call to faith stating, “‘Ya Allah, You are my supporter and You are my helper, by You I move and by You I attack and by You I battle.’” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Ya Allah,’ April 28, 2007) This is the same statement made by convicted 9/11 terrorist, Zacarias Moussaoui, during the April 2002 hearing against him. (Transcript of Motion Hearing Before the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema United States District Judge, Alexandria, Virginia, April 22, 2002) Billoo posted a picture of PIJ leader Sami Al-Arian and referred to the U.S. government’s sentencing and imprisonment of him as “Dr. Al-Arian’s ongoing persecution.” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Today…” March 30, 2007) Billoo wrote that she attended a fundraiser for Al-Arian and ended the post by saying, “May Allah (swt) grant the Palestinians and all of the oppressed peoples of the world victory!” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Bay Area Muslims Mobilizing for Al-Aqsa,’ March 9, 2007) Billoo described the work of the Hamas-related charity, Islamic Relief, as “amazing.” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Daniel Pipes v. Zahra Billoo,’ February 17, 2007) As well, on her blog, Billoo posted a video for and told people to donate to Islamic Relief. (Zahra Billoo, CWZY MUSLIMA, ‘Islamic Relief and Katrina,’ September 7, 2007) After seeing “Zionist Propaganda” on a San Francisco train (BART), put up by “Blue Star PR folks,” Billoo had thoughts about committing suicide. (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Reminder for Palestine Activists,’ January 19, 2007) Billoo told her readers to listen to the speeches that were given at the MSA West Conference 2006, in relation to the speech she gave at its 2007 conference. (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Daniel Pipes v. Zahra Billoo,’ February 17, 2007) At the 2006 conference, during Abdul Malik Ali’s lecture, he stated the following: “Last week, we were all feeling so good – we were all feeling so good – because of what happened with Hamas. [crowd: ‘Takbir – Allahu Akbar’] Now, it’s always dangerous for an Islamic movement to get involved in electorial politics. It is always dangerous. But you gotta admit, [crowd laughing] when Hamas won last week, didn’t you feel good about that? And then, didn’t you just think about the Yahood [Jews]? [crowd laughing] Because remember the Israeli government was trying so hard to destroy Hamas? Our beloved Sheikh Yassin was martyred. And then Sheikh Rantisi was martyred after him… And then, the Israelis tried all they could to instigate a civil war – tried to get the Palestinian Authority to attack Hamas, and they did, and Hamas bit. They bit; they said, ‘No, no, no, we ain’t fightin’ back. We ain’t fightin’ back.’ A brilliant move! A brilliant move, because there would have been a civil war. They said, ‘We’ll wait.’ That’s the Islamic movement. See, the Islamic movement is not planes going into buildings. That’s Yahoodi [the Jewish] movement. [crowd laughing] You know what I’m sayin’? That’s George Bush movement. [crowd laughing] You know what I’m saying? But the Islamic movement is not putting bombs in subways and so on and so forth – in London, so on and so forth – that type of thing. That’s not Islamic movement. When you look at Hamas and see what Hamas is doing, you say that’s Islamic movement! That’s what Islamic movement represents!” (MSA West Conference 2006, “Da’wah, Political Activism and Civil Rights: Elevating the Word of Allah in the campus and society”)About Billoo being profiled on CAIR Watch: “It’s sad because I don’t deserve such an honor. Subhan’Allah a lot of the folks in that Hall of Fame [CAIR Watch Profiles] are true superstars. We’re talking about the likes of Dr. Sami Al-Arian who has suffered ridiculous injustices, along with so many others who have made innumerable contributions to the cause of social justice. I’m not fit to clean the shoes of so many of those people.” (Zahra Billoo, Cwzy Muslima, ‘Famous,’ June 12, 2007) “Rather than use U.S. military aid for ‘legitimate self-defense’ or ‘internal security,’ Apartheid Israel relies upon it to prosecute its illegal 40-year old foreign military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip as well as it’s altogether illegitimate existence.” (Zahra Billoo, Muslamics, ‘Oppose $30 Billion in Military Aid to Apartheid Israel,’ August 1, 2007)

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Makhtoum CAIR Financier
To stem the tide of the public relations disaster that was the UAE ports deal, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on May 21, 2006, announced on its website its decision “to build a property in the United States to serve as an endowment for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).” This proposal, reportedly worth just under $75 million dollars, was endorsed by Bin Rashid Al-Makhtoum, who holds the positions of Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry. (Paul Sperry, ‘The CAIR-U.A.E. Connection, FrontPage Magazine, June 20, 2006) According to CAIR’s Executive Director, Nihad Awad, “The endowment will serve as a source of income and will further allow us to reinvigorate our media campaign projecting Islam and its principles of tolerance, which is based on promotion of peace, co-existence and dialogue among various religions and cultures.” (UAE INTERACT, ‘Hamdan okays setting up endowment in US,’ May 21, 2006) Dubai holds the deed to CAIR’s current Washington, D.C. location. (Paul Sperry, Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington, 2005)

Alwaleed Bin Talal CAIR Financier
Bin Talal gifted $500,000 towards CAIR’s library book initiative, called ‘Islamic Culture & Civilization,’ which began in September of 2002. Through this project, Islamic book packages were distributed to public libraries nationwide. (American Libraries Online, ‘Islamic Materials Campaign Funded by Saudi Prince,’ December 9, 2002) The books included: Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s The Meaning of THE HOLY QURAN, a version of the Quran that has been banned by the Los Angeles public school system for having numerous anti-Jewish commentaries, (Doug Smith, Henry Weinstein and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, ‘Schools Remove Donated Books,’ February 7, 2002) and Paul Findley’s ‘Silent No More,’ a book that lauds convicted terrorist Abdulrahman Alamoudi and alleged neo-Nazi William Baker. (Americans Against Hate, ‘CAIR OFFERING BOOK TO LIBRARIES PRAISING CONVICTED TERRORIST AND NEO-NAZI,’ July 23, 2005) In June of 2006, CAIR announced that it was planning a meeting with Bin Talal to finance a five-year $50 million media campaign devised “to create a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in the US.” (Javid Hassan, Arab News – Saudi Arabia, ‘Media Campaign in US to Dispel Islamophobia,’ June 21, 2006) In April of 2002, Bin Talal donated $27 million during a three-day telethon sponsored by the Saudi government group, the Committee for Support of the al-Aqsa Intifada. The total amount raised, during the telethon, was close to $110 million; Bin Talal had been the single largest donor. According to Israeli intelligence, this money was the main source of funding that went to 36 families of Palestinian terrorists, including eight families of suicide bombers. (Insight Magazine) In October of 2001, former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, refused to accept a check for $10 million from Bin Talal, after Bin-Talal said that the United Stated needed to “re-examine its policies” towards Palestinians in the Middle East, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (BBC News, ‘New York rejects Saudi Millions, October 12, 2001) “The whole issue is that I spoke about their position [on the Middle East conflict] and they didn’t like it because there are Jewish pressures and they were afraid of them.” (statement by Alwaleed Bin Talal, Saudi daily Okaz, on why Mayor Giuliani rejected his $10 million donation, October 13, 2001)

Mustafaa Carroll Executive Director and former Board President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas) and co-founder and Media Contact of CAIR/HLF’s Hungry for Justice (H4J)
As an officer of Hungry for Justice Coalition, Carroll has chosen to lend his name to an organization that is attempting to gather support for individuals that were involved in raising millions of dollars for Hamas, through the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). (Josh Gerstein, The New York Sun, ‘Hamas Goes ‘on Trial’ in Texas in Case Over Muslim Charity,’ July 16, 2007) Carroll has allowed the CAIR-DFW office to be used for H4J “planning meetings.” (Children and Families for Humane Treatment Alliance/CAFHTA, Yahoo Groups, ‘Fwd: [H4J-Coalition] DON’T FORGET!!!’ July 10, 2007) On July 15, 2007, at the town hall meeting announcing the formation of H4J, Carroll was a featured speaker, along with Muslim American Alliance (AMA) board member, Eric Vickers. (H4J website, ‘H4J THM Story,’ July 15, 2007) Vickers had previously called the February 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster “an act of divine retribution against Israel.” (U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler press release, ‘Nadler Criticizes American Muslim Council for Suggesting that Shuttle Disaster Was Act of G-d,’ February 5, 2003)Carroll is the Program Coordinator of Masjid Al-Islam, located in Dallas. (IslamCity, “Dallas / Fort Worth Area Masajids Unite for an ‘Islamic Charity Day Event’ Planning Meeting,” January 29, 2006) The mosque’s website contains several links to IslamiCity (Masjid Al-Islam, ‘Islamic Links on the World Wide Web,’ December 11, 2004 – Present), a site that repeatedly calls for the murder of Jews and repeatedly “curses” Jews and Christians. (IslamiCity, ‘Hadith – Sahih Bukhari – English Translation,’ December 3, 2005 – Present)On July 11, 2007, Carroll posted a CAIR-DFW newsletter on the CAFHTA Yahoo Groups site, which included a call for donations to the “charity” Islamic Relief. (CAFHTA, Yahoo Groups, ‘Fwd: CAIR Newsletter 7-11-07,’ July 11, 2007) According to the Israeli government, Islamic Relief is a Hamas front that has provided funds and assistance to Hamas. (Chris McGreal, The Guardian, ‘Israel accuses British-funded Islamic charity of being front for terrorists,’ May 31, 2006)Carroll works in coordination with Dallas attorney John Wheat Gibson. (CAFHTA Yahoo Groups, ‘RE: [CAFHTA] Re: plackards,’ June 1, 2007) According to Gibson, “It is safe to bet that practically anybody attracted to a master race superstition will be a member of that particular master race: if one is Zionist, then one probably is Jewish or affiliated with one of the fascist Christian cults, who regard themselves as the chosen people of the Bible… How long the Zionists, who totally control the media and weapons of the greatest and fourth greatest military powers in the world can sustain the pretense of victimhood is anybody’s guess, but it should be clear that Zionism, like New Testament Christianity and Nazism contains in its success the seeds of its own destruction.” (website of Israel Shamir, ‘From Elias Davidsson and John Wheat Gibson,’ July 27, 2003)

Zeinab Chami CAIR-Michigan Staffer
Chami was the contact for an August 5, 2006 fundraiser to collect money for medical relief to Lebanon. (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services/ ACCESS, ‘MEDIA ADVISORY: FUNDRAISER TO PROVIDE MEDICAL RELIEF TO WAR-TORN LEBANON, July 25, 2006) The event was in coordination with American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), an NGO founded after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war (Six-Day War) which partners with such “charities” as Islamic Relief, an organization that Israel has labeled a front for Hamas. (Guardian Unlimited, ‘Israel accuses British-funded Islamic charity of being front for terrorists,’ May 31, 2006) According to the NGO Monitor, “ANERA’s reports and newsletters present a highly biased view of the conflict, ignoring any Palestinian responsibility for hardship and contributing to the demonization of Israel…” (NGO Monitor, ‘American Near East Refugee Aid/ANERA: Aid Activity Tarnished by Political Agenda,’ November 24, 2005) “Without a doubt, the best mediums for young activists to flourish are college and university campuses; and nowhere is the North American Shi’a youth movement more palpable than at the University of Toronto. There-on the Mississauga campus almost five years ago-the Thaqalayn Muslim Association (TMA) was established. Since then TMA has seen unfettered growth-it currently has six chapters across the U.S. and Canada, and is in the process of reorganizing itself to create Thaqalayn Central. For our inaugural newsletter, AMYNA is proud to highlight the Thaqalayn Muslim Association, which shares our mission to connect and empower the Shi’a youth of North America.” (Zeinab Chami, The AMYNA Connection, ‘The Rebirth of Muslim Student Activism,’ 2005) The TMA chapter at Chami’s Alma Mater, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, supported a September 27, 2006 student government resolution demanding the school’s divestment from companies doing business with Israel. The resolution described Israel’s recent conflict against Hezbollah as an engagement of “illegal aggression.” (The Arab-American News, ‘U of M-Dearborn student government demands divestment from Israel,’ October 2006) “An entire nation has been turned into a war zone. The most frustrating part is that I was born and raised here, this is my country, but Lebanon is my country too.” (stated by Zeinab Chami, http://www.mlive.com, ‘Michigan State to bring students home from Israel,’ July 16, 2006) “salaam hajja, i think those of us in dearborn are feeling this quite keenly. though we’re in our protective cocoon–meaning we can usually speak more freely…” (Zeinab Chami, AMYNA Network, Yahoo Groups, ‘Re: Watching Our Words: Our Communities Under Fire?’ August 7, 2006)

Chris “Abdur Rahman” Cusano Former Director of CAIR’s Orlando Office
Prior to joining CAIR, Cusano was the President of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). It was under his leadership that the MSA invited radical imam Ibrahim Dremali to speak at UCF. (official website of MSA of UCF, ‘MSAUCF Conference: Returning to our Rabb,’ March 6, 2006)Dremali, who is currently the imam of the Islamic Center of Des Moines (Iowa), was formerly the representative of an organization that was asking its followers to give “material support” to groups associated with Al-Qaeda. (official website of the SouthEast chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, March 1, 2000-September 27, 2001) As well, Dremali, in October of 2000, told a crowd in Miami, Florida, amidst burning Israeli flags and chants of “With jihad we’ll claim our land, Zionist blood will wet the sand,” not to be sad for suicide bombers and “to not be afraid to die for what they believe in.” (Um Ahmad, Islam Online, ‘South Florida Protest Calls For Jihad,’ October 18, 2000)

Karen Dabdoub Executive Director of CAIR-Cincinnati
After a July 2006 fire at a Jordanian-owned restaurant, Dabdoub helped rile up members of the Arab and Muslim community by suggesting that it was an “attack” that might have been “ethnically or religiously motivated.” (Cameron Fullam, The Pulse-Journal, “Restaurant blast ruled ‘suspicious,’” July 13, 2006) It was later determined that the owner of the business, Musa Shteiwi, had hired someone to set the restaurant ablaze. (Cameron Fullam, Journal News, ‘Arsonist pleads guilty in fatal Steak Thyme fire,’ November 1, 2006) In March of 2005, Dabdoub was featured as a speaker at an event denouncing a bill created by the Ohio Senate calling for the establishment of a state sponsored Patriot Act, the device used by the U.S. government to surveil and apprehend terrorists. (Margo Pierce, City Beat, ‘New Ohio law will treat everyone as a supect,’ March 16, 2005) The event was co-sponsored by the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of Cincinnati (UC). (CAIR, ‘CAIR-OH Holds Community Mtg on Legislation,’ March 2, 2005) City Beat, ‘The Big Chill: FBI keeps tabs on Muslims around Ohio,’ December 1, 2004: Karen Dabdoub: “Under the Patriot Act, if they’re suspicious of you, they can search your home, review your financial records, your purchases. That’s all it takes. No probable cause. No evidence. All that’s required is reasonable suspicion. There’s no definition of ‘reasonable suspicion.’ It’s vague. And there’s a lot of room for them to interpret it any way they choose.” FBI Specialist Tod Alan Hildebrand: “Often, a person whom FBI agents seek to interview is not suspected of any wrongdoing but instead may have information that will further an investigation.”

Fawaz Damra Signatory to CAIR’s Phony Fatwa Against Terrorism
From 1986 to 1990, Damra was the Imam of the Al-Farooq Mosque located in Brooklyn, New York. At the behest of Osama bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam, Damra and the President (Emir) of the mosque, Mustafa Shalabi, incorporated and opened up the Alkeefah Refugee Center (a.k.a. Afghan Services Bureau, a.k.a. Maktab al-Khidmat) within Al-Farooq as the American hub of Al-Qaeda. This Al-Qaeda recruitment and financing center would play a key role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. (Cleveland Plain Dealer, ‘Prelude to terror: How Damra misled FBI,’ September 16, 2004) Damra is number 41 on the U.S. Attorney’s list of 172 potential co-conspirators to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. (Militant Islam Monitor, ‘List of Unindicted co conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing,’ December 6, 2005) In 1989, at the Chicago conference for the Islamic Committee for Palestine (ICP), Damra participated in a panel discussion, which included the spiritual leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Abd Al Aziz Awda, and which was moderated by the North American leader of PIJ, Sami Al-Arian. During the event, Damra stated, “The first principle is that terrorism and terrorism alone is the path to liberation.” (The Tampa Tribune, ‘Video Evidence In Al-Arian Trial Shows Anti-Israel Rhetoric,’ July 27, 2005) “[Point] a rifle at the first and last enemy of the Islamic nation, and that is the sons of monkeys and pigs, the Jews.” (stated by Fawaz Damra at 1991 Chicago rally) “A brief note about the Islamic Committee for Palestine, it is the active arm of the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine. We prefer to call it the ‘Islamic Committee for Palestine’ for security reasons.” (stated by Fawaz Damra at 1991 Cleveland fundraiser for Palestinian Islamic Jihad, featuring Sami Al-Arian) “Would anyone like to donate for the Intifada? For Islamic Jihad? I say it frankly: for Islamic Jihad. This Jihad, which is still blazing in Palestine from village to village. I am telling you not for the organizations or anything else, with due respect to everyone, but only for Jihad. One of them goes out of his house with a knife to stab the Jews. Twelve Jews, after the Gulf events. Oh brothers, the Intifada is calling upon you. $500. Who is going to top the $500? Who is going to do the $500 for this medal? And whoever wants to write a check, he can write it in the name of the Islamic Committee for Palestine, ‘ICP’ for short. ICP, whoever likes to write a check.” (ibid)

Ghassan Elashi Founding Director of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas), co-founder and former Chairman of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and co-founder and former Chairman and former Executive Director of IAP’s (dissolved) sister organization, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
On April 13, 2005, Elashi was convicted on 21 counts of conspiracy, money laundering and dealing in property of a terrorist. (Fox News, ‘Brothers Found Guilty of Funding Hamas,’ April 13, 2005) On December 4, 2001, the organization Elashi had been Chairman of, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, was shut down by the United States for funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. (Washington Post, ‘Bush Freezes Suspected Terror Assets,’ December 4, 2001)

Manal El-HrisseFormer Secretary General of the Chicago office of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and former Executive Director and former Public Relations Director of IAP’s (dissolved) political advocacy division, the United Muslim Americans Association (UMAA)
Besides her involvement with the IAP, El-Hrisse was a youth program organizer for the Chicago chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS). (MAS-Chicago website, Youth Department, Summer Camp 2002, ‘Manal El-Hrisse,’ September 30, 2002) While she was active in MAS-Chicago, the group had placed on the youth section of its website material stating that “war should be declared” against Christians and Jews, that Christians and Jews are “perverted,” and that “G-d will assail them.” (Youth Library of MAS-Chicago website, Milestones, ‘Jihaad in the Cause of Allah,’ July 17, 2002 – April 21, 2005) Following the arrests of Sami Al-arian, Sameeh Hamoudeh, Ghassan Ballut and Hatim Fariz for their roles in Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), El-Hrisse joined a media committee, in order to provide “advocacy support” to them. (Muslim Civil Rights Center, ‘Community meeting held to provide legal defense to Ghassan and Hatim,’ April 2, 2003) After the President of UMAA, Sabri Samirah, was refused entry into the United States, El-Hrisse stated, “We will go after the INS. We believe they tricked him.” (Laurie Cohen, Steve Franklin and Deborah Horan, Chicago Tribune, ‘Muslim leader kept from return to U.S., January 25, 2003) In April of 2002, El-Hrisse attended an anti-Israel rally, where participants chanted, “Long live the intifada!” (Michael Leland, Chicago/Mideast React, Correspondent Report, April 1, 2002) “We are infuriated by right-wing Israeli leader Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount — he was putting it in [our] face — the disrespect! There will never be peace.” (stated by Manal El-Hrisse, The Daily Titan, ‘Riots of Palestine seem to have no end in future,’ October 13, 2000) El-Hrisse was a signatory to an anti-American, anti-Israel diatribe disguised as a “call for Pan-Arab unity.” (The Palestine Right to Return Group, ‘Call to Action: Building the Platform for a Pan-Arab Consensus,’ July 9, 2003) Contained within it are the following statements:
“The ultimate goal of Israel and the U.S. administration is to effectively de-Arabize the Arab World.” “The foreign-domestic duality of the U.S. administration’s quest for empire has no borders.” “[T]he joint pact between Israel and the U.S. government employs not only clear colonialist tactics of military takeovers and brute force, but also less confrontational (although equally dangerous) and low intensity methods of normalizing defeatist notions.” “We reaffirm our rejection of Zionism as a form of racism, and emphasize our active refusal to normalize either with Zionists or with their institutions.”

Basim Elkarra Executive Director of CAIR-Sacramento Valley
In December of 2006, United States Senator Barbara Boxer rescinded an award her office had given Elkarra, expressing concern that his organization, CAIR, had possible links to terrorism. (Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball, Newsweek, ‘CAIR Play?’ December 29, 2006) When asked, Elkarra refused to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations. (CBS 13, ‘FBI Probes Death Threat Against Muslim Leader,’ January 5, 2007) About CAIR officials who have been convicted for terrorist-related crimes: “We can’t take account for every single member.” (Lodi News-Sentinel, ‘Islamic group CAIR receives both support and suspicion,’ August 13, 2005) About Lodi imam Shabbir Ahmed, who had urged a Pakistani crowd to wage jihad on America: “Unfortunately for Muslims in America these days, you’re guilty until proven innocent. You can label someone a threat to society without providing the proper evidence.” And about Lodi imam Mohammed Adil Khan, who had attempted to build a madrassa (Islamic school) in California that would recruit children for violent acts against the United States: “We’re concerned especially that the older imam (Adil Khan) was driven out. He was a pioneer in interfaith work.” (Sacramento Bee, ‘Lodi man agrees to be deported in terror probe,’ August 16, 2005) About the FBI actions against a Lodi, California man, Hamid Hayat, that had admitted to training for jihad at a terrorist camp in Pakistan: “Some people thought they were doing this just for the media. People speculate different things. Some people are speculating that this was done to coincide with the report on the FBI — how they missed five chances at the 9/11 hijackers. Other people speculate that this was done to push the Patriot Act and especially the sunset provisions that are coming up. And so people are speculating different things. People are not sure why this is happening. Everyone believes that the Hayats are innocent — all their family, their friends. They don’t believe that he was capable of doing that. And even one of his relatives who was with him in Pakistan said that he never left the village — he’d be playing video games all the time — wasn’t sure what to do with his time. And so we find it almost as a joke that this is all happening.” (Basim Elkarra, as stated on Kamran Memon’s WVON Radio Islam show, June 14, 2005) About Israel, after falsely claiming that “Palestinians” were “massacred” in 1948: “Understanding Zionism helps us understand the complexity of the current situation. One should learn from the apartheid in South Africa that a racist ideology achieves nothing but suffering for all people involved.” (Basem Elkarra, Al-Bayan, ‘Introduction to Zionism,’ November 2003) On April 20, 2000, while a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of California at Berkeley, Elkarra moderated a pro-terror, anti-Israel program, entitled ‘Continued Resistance in Palestine.’ One of the program’s speakers, Mohammad Salah, had been imprisoned for five years in Israel for being a Hamas operative and had been labeled by President Clinton, via executive order, a “Specially Designated Terrorist.” (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, ‘Muslim Students Sponsor Palestine Program at Berkeley,’ June 2000)

Keith Ellison “CAIR’s Congressman”
Ellison attended the University of Minnesota, along with future CAIR heads Nihad Awad and Ibrahim Hooper, just prior to Awad and Hooper taking leadership positions with the Minnesota-based Bosnian Relief Committee. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘A Night of Hamas Heroes,’ March 8, 2004) While at the university, Ellison became involved with the Nation of Islam (NOI), the organization led by notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. He kept this involvement in NOI for a period of ten years, participating in rallies, including the Million Man March hate fest; defending hate speech; and using such aliases as Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammad. (Scott Johnson, Power Line, ‘KEITH ELLISON FOR DUMMIES,’ September 30, 2006) Amidst Ellison’s run for Minnesota’s 5th District Congressional seat, in 2006, he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions raised during CAIR-sponsored events, including secret CAIR fundraisers held out of state in Florida. As well, he accepted thousands of dollars in contributions from CAIR leaders themselves, including contributions from CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad (Nehad Hammad) and CAIR’s Chairman Parvez Ahmed. (Federal Election Commission, ‘Individuals Who Gave To: ELLISON, KEITH MAURICE,’ November 2006 Congressional election) In November of 2006, Ellison spoke at a conference for the North American Imams Federation (NAIF), a.k.a. Flying Imam Conference. In the program for the event, Ellison’s photo is pictured alongside ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj, and Al-Qaeda web designer and Hamas supporter, Mazen Mokhtar. (North American Imams Federation, The Fourth Annual Body Meeting, November 18-20, 2006, ‘Towards Improving Imams’ Professionalism and Community Outreach’) While this conference was taking place, Ellison addressed a CAIR banquet in Arlington, Virginia via video. (CAIR press release, ‘First Muslim Congressman Addresses CAIR Banquet,’ November 20, 2006) In December of 2006, Ellison was the keynote speaker at the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) annual convention, ‘Muslim Americans for Revival and Reform.’ (Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, ‘1st Muslim congressman thrills crowd in Dearborn, December 25, 2006) Also speaking at the event were Mazen Mokhtar (see above) and Raeed Tayeh, a former representative of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), who was fired from his job as a speechwriter for then-United States Representative Cynthia McKinney for referring to the United States Congress as ‘Israeli-occupied territory.’ (Evan Gahr, Jewish World Review, ‘Cynthia McKinney’s Final Solution?’ November 30, 2001) In May of 2007, Ellison was the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Convention of MAS-Minnesota. (website of MAS-Minnesota, ‘4th Annual MAS Minnesota Convention,’ May 24, 2007) While he spoke, MAS-Minnesota’s website contained an inordinate amount of material discussing the murdering of Jews, the denigration of Christians, and the waging of war against non-Muslims. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, “Keith Ellison’s Dangerous Liaisons,” June 1, 2007) In June of 2007, Ellison was a featured speaker at the First Annual Banquet of CAIR-Minnesota. (website of CAIR National office, ‘CAIR-Minnesota to Hold First Annual Banquet,’ June 11, 2007)This, after CAIR had just been named an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a Hamas financing case put forward by the United States government. (United States of America vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, May 29, 2007)In September of 2007, Ellison was a featured speaker at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). (44th Annual ISNA Convention Program, ‘Upholding Faith, Serving Humanity,’ August 28, 2007) This, after ISNA had been named an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a Hamas financing case put forward by the United States government. (United States of America vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, May 29, 2007)

Mohamed Elmougy Website Registrant, Website Administrator, former Chairman, former President and former Spokesman of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas)
While Elmougy headed CAIR-DFW, the group’s website had links to both the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), prior to them being shut down for their activities with Hamas. (website of CAIR-DFW, ‘Links,’ April 5, 2001 – October 20, 2001) Defending Hamas financier, Mufid Abdulqader, Elmougy stated, “That’s called guilty by association. So you’re the half brother of someone the government doesn’t like. So what? Give me a break!” (Todd Bensman, D Magazine, ‘The Terrorist at City Hall,’ February 6, 2005) Besides being the half-brother of the head of Hamas Khaled Mashaal, Abdulqader had been helping HLF to funnel money to Hamas. As well, Abdulqader had spent weekends singing in front of crowds songs containing such statements as: “Death to Jews is precious. Jews will not fear threats, only action, so Hamas, hit them with the shoe bottoms of Islam and Hamas!” (CBS-11, ‘Dallas: Former City Engineer Lived Secret Double Life as Singer, Actor at Hamas Fundraisers,’ November 21, 2004) Defending the Elashi Hamas operatives, Elmougy stated, “All I can tell you is the community is behind the Elashi brothers, and they are caught in a kind of political game.” (Steve McGonigle, The Dallas Morning News, ‘Aid push made for 5 tied to Hamas,’ February 15, 2003) In July of 2004, Bayan, Ghassan, Basman, Hazim and Ihsan Elashi were convicted of selling computer equipment to Libya and Syria in violation of US anti-terrorism laws. (BBC News, ‘US brothers convicted over exports,’ July 8, 2004) In July of 2006, Elmougy was a featured speaker at an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) event held at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. (ISNA South Central Zone Conference, ‘Our Youth, Our Family, Our Future,’ June 30, 2006 – July 2, 2006) One year later, ISNA was named as a co-conspirator to the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division, United States of America vs. HLF, Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammed El-Mezain, Ghassan Elashi, Haitham Maghawri, Akram Mishal, Mufid Abdulqader, Abdulrahman Odeh, ‘List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers,’ July 10, 2007) Elmougy is credited with assisting in the effort to get the Dallas City Council to condemn the Patriot Act. (Waseem Nasrallah, ‘Dallas Condemns parts of Patriot Act,’ February 27, 2004) Elmougy described the radical Al-Azhar University in Egypt as being “the equivalent of the Vatican.” (Berta Delgado, The Dallas Morning News, “Franklin Graham Criticizes Islamic Leaders’ ‘Silence,'” August 13, 2006) The Dallas Morning News, ‘Muslim meeting: the transcript,’ December 22, 2006: Columnist Rod Dreher: There were some things I brought up to you that many of us in this culture, our culture, find objectionable, violent. Like punishing homosexuals by death, by some form of wife beating. I said to you that I find that violent and objectionable. You responded, as I recall, by saying [to me] that what you find violent, we find a form of social defense, of defense of the family. Would you clarify your remarks, and explain them if I’ve misheard them? Mohamed Elmougy: … We don’t view it as violence. We view it as a deterrence. So when we tell somebody that if you go steal, we’re going to give you three chances. First we’re going to give you a job so you can go earn a living… And the second time, we’re going to make sure you have enough money, and the third time you’re just doing it for the sake of doing it, not out of necessity, or hunger, or to feed your children, then obviously you will have your hand cut off. To you that may be violent, but we view it as a deterrent. Dreher: Do you believe that homosexuals convicted in a sharia court should be killed, or otherwise punished physically? Elmougy: I don’t condone homosexuality. I have a lot of friends, a lot of people who work for me… I don’t go kill them. But, you know, I don’t condone what they do outside of work, so long as it’s something not in front of me. So do I condone the sharia? We don’t apologize for our religion. If that is what our religion says, we certainly accept it open-heartedly. Dreher: … I’ve read the book, “Milestones,” and Sayyid Qutb is not an obscure person, he’s very influential in certain strain of Islam… Why is it not a matter of concern when a man who preaches violent revolution to purify Islam and the world, that’s being taught to teenagers as part of this quiz at the Dallas Central Mosque – why is that not of concern to the wider community? Elmougy: It was not taught. It was part of the recommended reading… Wouldn’t you say children, here are a bunch of books you can read from, maybe we can have a dialogue about what this guy thinks and all that. Does that make them a Sayyid Qutb follower?… [Qutb] was someone who had a view, or a vision, about what we needed to do to kind of clean up, or gather, you know, Muslims under a cleaner environment, where they can live together.

Jason Erb Former National Governmental Affairs Director of CAIR
“On the stoning issue, I have a really hard time with the hudud penalties [stonings, amputations, etc.], but with the issue of these verses I’ve come to understand them as being more for the protection of a woman and her reputation than for punishment of a ‘sin.’” (Jason Erb, Progressive Muslims, Yahoo Groups, ‘Re: Fatwa on hudud penalties,’ August 22, 2002) “It is unconscionable that Congress would consider rewarding Israel with American tax dollars for its ongoing atrocities in the Occupied Territories. America is sending relief aid to the devastated Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. Taxpayers should not be forced to send more weapons to those who caused that devastation.” (stated by Jason Erb, CAIR Action Alert #329, ‘Congress Seeks $200 Million in Additional Military Aid for Israel: Your tax dollars would reward Israeli aggression,’ April 22, 2002) Erb described Hamas as “a powerful critic that delivers efficient social services and sets the social affairs agenda” and that the U.S. and Israel should “stop the economic blockade” and “give concessions” to Hamas. (Jason Erb, American Friends Service Committee, ‘Hamas and Israel: Is there any hope for peace?’ March 4, 2006) “When Israel uses missiles to assassinate Hamas activists or bombs Hezbollah political headquarters in densely populated neighborhoods, it knows very well that it is also going to kill many innocent civilians. Israel’s concern for civilian deaths is hardly greater than that of Hamas and Hezbollah, and it deserves no quarter in this regard.” (Jason Erb, San Francisco Chronicle, Letters to the Editor, ‘Stop shooting, start talking in Middle East,’ July 30, 2006) Erb described a November 2001 article written by Middle-East expert Daniel Pipes for Commentary, which detailed the threat of homegrown terrorism within the U.S. (‘The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America’), as “garbage journalism.” (Jason Erb, Progressive Muslims, Yahoo Groups, ‘Wahhabi cultural influence,’ November 1, 2001) Erb described terrorist-related raids by federal agents on homes and business within Virginia and Georgia, in March of 2002, as “a fishing expedition by federal authorities using McCarthy-like tactics in a search for evidence of wrongdoing that does not exist.” (Associated Press, ‘Muslim Groups Criticize Raids in Northern Virginia and Georgia,’ March 22, 2002) The raids led to the conviction of terrorist Abdurahman Alamoudi, who had plotted with the Libyan government to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. (Jerry Markon, The Washington Post, ‘Muslim Anger Burns Over Lingering Probe of Charities,’ October 11, 2006)“… Muslim and Arab groups and their spokesmen-Khaled Saffuri of Islamic Institute, Jason Erb of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and Hussein Ibish of the American-Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee (ADC) — have been screaming out against the new [FBI] rules. In other words, forget their post 9/11 phony, ephemeral promises to help President Bush rout out terrorism. On the contrary, they attempt to protect those who enable and plan terrorism, not stop them.” (Debbie Schlussel, National Review, ‘Mosques Planning Terror: Why Islamists hate new FBI rules,’ July 10, 2002) “[T]oo many Muslims who come to the US bring with them tired old attitudes about race and religion that are entirely wrapped up in the historical experiences of the society from which they come.” (Jason Erb, Progressive Muslims, Yahoo Groups, “american muslims,” July 23, 2002) Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, ‘An Evaluation of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom,’ October 9, 2002: Jason Erb: I think that the report [International Religious Freedom Report of 2002] adequately describes in each of these countries some of the risks that we are facing right now in the war on terrorism, and that is that we are allowing a number of our allies to engage in stepped-up activities of violence and persecution against Muslims under their control under the guise of the war on terrorism, and that the U.S. is muting its criticism of these countries’ activities in a way that it has not done in the past… At the same time, I want to very briefly point to some of the policies that we have enacted here at home because I think that some of these policies have had the effect of undermining our credibility to carry our message of religious tolerance abroad. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: You are off target. You are welcome to continue. Go ahead. Why bash other countries when you can bash the United States? Go right ahead.

Atif Fareed Chairman of CAIR-Florida
Fareed participated in a rally for the defense of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian, on the opening day of Al-Arian’s trial in Tampa. (Islam Online, ‘Arian Trial Case of Freedom of Speech: Lawyer,’ June 7, 2005) Prior to getting involved with CAIR, Fareed was a representative for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), an Islamist political lobby group that has, in the past, defended Hezbollah and has called for Israel’s destruction. (Zionist Organization of America, ‘ZOA: White House Was Wrong To Send Representative To Convention Of Pro-Terrorist, Anti-American Group,’ December 23, 2003) “Ariel Sharon is a warmonger and only the United States can stop him.” (statement by Atif Fareed, International Herald Tribune, ‘U.S. support for Israel,’ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, April 24, 2002) Fareed, a pilot for Southwest Airlines, has admitted to being questioned by the FBI for nearly three hours, asked if any Arabs approached him for flying lessons and if he would submit to a lie detector test. (Los Angeles Times, ‘Vegas Muslims: Private Moments in the Public Eye,’ August 12, 2004) “On September 10, I was a good guy. I became a bad guy on September 11.” (Los Angeles Times, ‘Vegas Muslims: Faith and Vice Under a Neon Sky,’ August 12, 2004)”It took skill to fly sophisticated planes nearly 500 mph into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.” (stated by Atif Fareed, Las Vegas Weekly, ‘The reality-propaganda gap: Mainstream media slammed for whitewashed news,’ November 1, 2001)

Fadi Farhan Former Governmental Relations Director of CAIR-Chicago (CAIR-Illinois)
“The fact of the matter is that, whoever is chosen by the Palestinian people living in the Occupied Territories to be the new leader of the PA, the situation on the ground will continue to worsen for the Palestinians as well as for the Israelis until every Palestinian internationally who wishes to reside in Palestine has the same inalienable rights as those given to Israelis living in historical Palestine. That is, the only just and equitable solution that will manifest itself peacefully is the one state solution in all of historical Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.” (statement by Fadi Farhan, THE MOBILIZER, ‘The Palestinian Election,’ February 4, 2005) “The current situation in Palestine is tantamount to apartheid and is just as racist in its policies as those of apartheid South Africa… consider the fact that Palestine was incrementally and intentionally stolen by non-indigenous, ethnically European Zionist immigrants since the turn of the 20th century.” (ibid) “One state solution is actually, in the long term, the only way it’s going to work, whether it be through war, whether it be through some sort of peaceful resolution of this particular conflict.” (Fadi Farhan, as stated on Ahmed Rehab’s WVON Radio Islam show, January 8, 2005)

Paul Findley Former member of the Board of Advisors of CAIR National, CAIR Liaison and CAIR Author
In May of 2006, Findley, a former U.S. Congressman, led a CAIR delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The result of this effort was a UAE proposal to build a property in the United States to serve as an endowment for CAIR. This proposal amounted to tens of millions of dollars in UAE donations. (UAE INTERACT, ‘Hamdan okays setting up endowment in US,’ May 21, 2006) In September of 2002, CAIR began providing American libraries with a book package that featured Findley’s pro-Islamist work, Silent No More. The book devotes numerous pages to convicted terrorist Abdulrahman Alamoudi and his associates and lauds him as “a leader in Islamic affairs.” Alamoudi’s name and face adorn the cover of the book. The book also contains two other color images of Alamoudi in its center picture section, in addition to a full color page dedicated to a rally Alamoudi spoke at, where he declared in front of a packed audience his public support for Hamas and Hezbollah. (Americans Against Hate, ‘CAIR OFFERING BOOK TO LIBRARIES PRAISING CONVICTED TERRORIST AND NEO-NAZI,’ July 23, 2005) Furthermore, Findley’s book contains a full color picture of alleged neo-Nazi William Baker and devotes numerous pages to him, as well. Findley exalts Baker as being “a Christian leader” and states, “Not enough Americans read the messages of… Baker.” One of Baker’s messages is, “The entire country of Palestine has been ‘taken’ by political Zionists, and it would seem the entire world has believed, supported and participated in the ‘theft’ of an entire country from an entire nation.” (ibid) Findley has written numerous anti-Israel documents, as well, including a book entitled THEY DARE TO SPEAK OUT and an article entitled ‘Liberating America From Israel.’

Wagdy Ghoneim (Ghuneim) CAIR ‘Person of Interest’
“The Jews distort words from their meanings… They killed prophets and worshipped idols. The Prophet [Muhammad] said: ‘The Jews will not cease to hate you [Muslims], ever, ever… [in song] No to the Jews, the descendants of the apes. We vow to return [to Palestine] despite the obstacles… Allah says he who equips the warrior of jihad is like the one who makes jihad himself.” (stated by Wagdy Ghoneim at a CAIR co-sponsored Brooklyn rally entitled ’50 Years of Occupation,’ May 24, 1998) Ghoneim is a former representative for the Toledo, Ohio-based Hamas charity KindHearts, having been featured in KindHearts fundraising dinners for 2002, 2003 and 2004. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘The Black Hearts of KindHearts,’ March 14, 2006) Ghoneim has been videotaped calling for suicide bombings at Islamic conferences. (The Investigative Project on Terrorism, ‘Backgrounder On the Fiqh Council of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations,’ July 31, 2005) Ghoneim was denied entrance to Canada, after immigration officials determined he was a member of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. (The Ottawa Citizen, ‘Egyptian Religious Leader Denied Canadian Visa,’ January 10, 1999) Swiss airport authorities denied Guoneim’s entrance to Switzerland, citing his fundraising activities for Hamas and his arrest record in Egypt. (Islam Online, ‘Preacher Denied Entry, Swiss Muslims Furious,’ September 19, 2005) On November 4, 2004, Ghoneim was arrested at his Anaheim, California home and was charged with overstaying his religious-worker visa. Ghoneim was subsequently deported from the United States. (Los Angeles Times, ‘Imprisoned Orange County imam insists he’s innocent of terrorist links but opts to depart the U.S. with his family for the Middle East,’ December 29, 2004)”If the ruling regimes fail to raise the banner of jihad against the oppressive and usurping enemy, and if they [ruling regimes] have no excuse to do this [wage jihad],… then least expected is that they support who performs this obligation and assist him, instead of standing against him or hindering him from defending against the usurping enemy… These events reveal the falsifications and lies of those who have given us headaches, night and day, with ‘democracy,’ ‘human rights,’ the ‘United Nations,’ ‘international law,’ the ‘international community,’ the ‘[United Nations] Security Council,’ and all those other deceiving names, which Allah the Exalted and Majestic has willed to reveal their cover and expose them… And Allah has spoken the truth, saying: “And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion.” (Quran 002:120)… We must all equip ourselves, and be prepared for jihad at any moment… and to constantly renew the intention [for jihad]… We must all strive in praying that Allah – the Exalted and Majestic – have revenge on the damned Jews and to weaken them, them and their allies, helpers, and those who aid them, and [pray to Allah] to protect our brothers in beloved Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Chechnya, and all the Muslims. For supplication is the most powerful weapon among the weapons of victory…” (www.wagdyghoneim.com, ‘Statement by the brother / Wagdi Ghuneim on current events,’ November 18, 2006)

Rabih Haddad Former fundraiser for CAIR-Michigan
On July 14, 2003, Haddad was deported from the United States to Lebanon. He had been arrested on December 14, 2001, the same day the organization he had co-founded, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), was shut down by the United States for financing Hamas and Al-Qaeda. (Associated Press, ‘Rabih Haddad Deported,’ July 15, 2003)

Khalid Hamideh Registered Agent for the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas), former Chairman of CAIR-DFW, and former attorney for the IAP’s sister organization, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
Hamideh admitted that he was financially supporting a Palestinian widow and her eight children through HLF, an organization that he had been a lawyer for. (Michelle Mittelstadt, The Dallas Morning News, ‘U.S. investigations into some major Islamic charities scare money donors,’ April 27, 2005) According to the U.S. government, HLF had been providing funds to the families of suicide bombers via Hamas. (David Koenig, Associated Press, ‘Jury Selection Starts in Hamas Case,’ July 16, 2007)After four of the Hamas money laundering Elashi brothers were arrested and taken into custody, Hamideh stood with much of the remaining Elashi family at a press conference to condemn the arrests. He complained, “We as a community feel like we’re under siege… We hope and pray that the Justice Department will not choose to use secret evidence against them, for we know in our hearts that these were good outstanding members of our communities.” (Associated Press, “‘Islamic leaders call Infocom arrests ‘anti-terrorism fervor,’” December 20, 2002)Besides being the attorney for a Hamas charity, Hamideh was also the lawyer for Sadri “Sam” Krasniqi, an Albanian Muslim who had been arrested in 1989, having been accused of sexually molesting his 4-year-old daughter in front of witnesses. According to Hamideh, “It was basically a father loving his daughter. This individual was doing what his whole family has been doing for 1,500 years.” As a result of this, Krasniqi’s children were taken from their home and given up for adoption. (Sherry Jacobson, The Dallas Morning News, ‘Couple fight to regain kids after acquittal,’ August 26, 1995)In July of 2006, Hamideh was a featured speaker at an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) event held at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. (ISNA South Central Zone Conference, ‘Our Youth, Our Family, Our Future,’ June 30, 2006 – July 2, 2006) One year later, ISNA was named as a co-conspirator to the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division, United States of America vs. HLF, Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammed El-Mezain, Ghassan Elashi, Haitham Maghawri, Akram Mishal, Mufid Abdulqader, Abdulrahman Odeh, ‘List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers,’ July 10, 2007) In April of 2007, Hamideh was a featured speaker at a town hall event sponsored by the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), the organization that is raising the funds for the Hamas-related HLF. Also featured at the event was former HLF representative Omar Shahin. (Mojo Mail, Azhar’s Global List archives, #10. DFW-NEWS, Town Hall Meeting, April 6, 2007)

Hesham Hassaballa Co-founder and former Executive Board member of CAIR-Chicago (CAIR-Illinois) and former writer for CAIR’s (dissolved) Independent Writer’s Syndicate (IWS)
Hassaballa has promoted Hamas-related charities on his website, including Islamic Relief and KindHearts. (G-d, Faith, and a Pen: The Official Blog of Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa, ‘American Muslims and Katrina,’ September 7, 2005) Hassaballa was a speaker at the September 1, 2006 National Convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), held in Rosemont, Illinois. (ISNA 43rd National Convention Final Program) ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood organization co-founded by Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian via the Muslim Students Association (MSA). (Islam Online, ‘Live Dialogue,’ Guest CV) About ISNA’s President Ingrid Mattson, Hassaballa stated, “I have consulted her on religious affairs, and I must tell you that she is very knowledgeable. I deeply admire and respect her…” (G-d, Faith, and a Pen: The Official Blog of Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa, “It’s About Time,” August 31, 2006) “The government had over 20,000 hours of conversations between [Sami] Al-Arian and others taped… Among the many, many things he said was that the ‘sons of Israel’ are ‘monkeys and pigs’… I can tell you that there is no statement in the Qur’an that says Jews are ‘monkeys and pigs.’ None… [W]e can never allow the terrible tragedy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict move us to put words in G-d’s mouth. He never said Jews are ‘pigs and monkeys.’ What right do we have to say otherwise?” (G-d, Faith, and a Pen: The Official Blog of Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa, “What ‘Pigs And Monkeys’?” December 17, 2005) “At the risk of sounding naive, the actions of the United States in the current crisis between Israel an Lebanon have been nothing short of shocking. Yes, Hezbollah attacked Israeli soldiers, killing eight and capturing two, which ignited the conflict. Yet, it soon became clear that Israel was not simply fighting to get its two soldiers back. On the contrary, it launched a sustained military campaign to systematically destroy the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon… [W]hen studying the actions of the United States throughout this entire Middle East crisis, can one honestly say that they are those of an ‘honest broker’? Absolutely not.” (Hesahm Hassaballa, alt.muslim, “Time For A New ‘Honest Broker,'” July 30, 2006) “[I]t has… been painful for the Palestinians to live under military occupation and to suffer the indignities that have gone along with it, such as the restrictions on their freedom of movement and house demolitions for families of suspected militants and terrorists.” (Hesham Hassaballa, Beliefnet, “The Gaza Opportunity,” August 22, 2005) “Finally! The U.S. government has indicted Jose Padilla, the ex-Chicago gang member turned Al Qaeda member (allegedly), on charges that he provided, and conspired to provide, material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder individuals who are overseas… His being held as an ‘enemy combatant’ and thrown in a military brig was very disturbing indeed.” (G-d, Faith, and a Pen: The Official Blog of Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa, ‘Well It’s About Time,’ November 26, 2005) “We are a nation that prides itself on upholding the rule of law and the principles of freedom and justice. Detaining people for years on end without charge–and mistreating them–is an affront to those principles… [E]ven if every single detainee at Guantanamo is a hardened terrorist, we still should not simply lock them up and throw away the key.” (statement by Hesham Hassaballa, Chicago Tribune, ‘OUR OWN WORST ENEMY: Guantanamo prison defiles principles dearly bought,’ June 20, 2005)”I frequently joke with my friends that, in this post-9/11 era, I have to be extra careful not to get a speeding ticket because ‘they’ll take me to Guantanamo Bay.’ I always get a hearty laugh.” (G-d, Faith, and a Pen: The Official Blog of Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa, ‘Disturbing on many fronts,’ February 27, 2005)”I watched the Supreme Court deliver its ruling giving the Presidency to George W. Bush, and I was absolutely ecstatic… Almost four years have passed since those fateful days, and the happiness I felt has turned to horror… After recovering from the sheer terror I felt on that sunny yet dark morning [of 9/11], I witnessed with equal shock the government detention of over 1,000 Muslim men… Then came ‘special registration,’ which required men from Arab and Muslim countries to make themselves known to the INS. Many were later deported for minute immigration violations… In the months afterward, the USA Patriot Act passed Congress… I gave him my trust in 2000, and he has severely betrayed me.” (Hesham Hassaballa, Beliefnet, ‘I Will Not Vote for George W. Bush Again,’ Faith & Politics 2004)

Ibrahim “Dougie” Hooper National Spokesman of CAIR and former employee of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.” (statement by Ibrahim Hooper, Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 4, 1993) “CAIR does not support these groups publicly.” (stated by Ibrahim Hooper during July 2003 phone conversation with journalist Rachel Neuworth, concerning CAIR’s record of support for Hamas, Hezbollah and various other terrorist groups) “We’re not going to submit to pro-Israel litmus tests that are sought — that these groups seek to impose on American Muslims. No Muslim is going to pass this test to being pro-Israel.” (stated by Ibrahim Hooper on CNN’s ‘Paula Zahn Now,’ January 8, 2007) “Hooper has openly defended Hamas, the Sudanese National Islamic Front and other violent anti-American terrorist groups by claiming that articles critical of these organizations or which expose their American connections are ‘smears against Islam.'” (Steven Emerson, Special to the Tribune-Review, ‘TERRORIST TIES OK AT WHITE HOUSE’) “The more often I put a guest on my radio show from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as an example, the more complicated it gets. The last time I had someone on, Ibrahim Hooper, I asked him, ‘Do you believe that Israel has a right to exist?’ Now, this is one of the chief spokesmen from CAIR. He refused to answer that question…” (stated by Mike Gallagher, Fox News, ‘The Big Story,’ October 28, 2006) When asked, Hooper refused to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations. Instead, he stated, “We’re not going to submit to pro-Israel litmus tests that these groups seek to impose on American Muslims. No Muslim is going to pass this test to being pro-Israel.” (CNN, ‘Paula Zahn Now,’ January 8, 2007)
Arsalan Iftikhar Former National Legal Director of CAIR and former writer for CAIR’s (disolved) Independent Writer’s Syndicate (IWS)
Asked repeatedly, Iftikhar refused to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations. (Fox News, ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto,’ January 10, 2007) “Ariel Sharon is as much of a terrorist as Yasser Arafat, if not five times more.” (Arsalan Iftikhar, Common Dreams, “Bush’s Speech – An Interim Insult,” June 25, 2002)

Rafiq Jaber Co-founder of CAIR, former National Chairman of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), founder and former President of IAP’s (dissolved) Chicago chapter (a.k.a. American Muslim Society), co-founder and former Secretary General of IAP’s (dissolved) political advocacy division, the United Muslim Americans Association (UMAA), and former President and board member of the IAP-affiliated Mosque Foundation (a.k.a. Bridgeview Mosque)
In December of 2004, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), was found liable for the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, who was killed during a Hamas terror operation in Israel. (Associated Press, ‘Jury awards $156M to family of teen slain in West Bank,’ September 12, 2004) Towards the end of 2005, the organization was dissolved. At the time of its dissolution, Rafiq Jaber was the IAP President, having held the position since June of 1994, when he succeeded fellow CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Death of a Terror Lobby,’ February 3, 2006) “Maybe the PA [Palestinian Authority] will take a hard look at the slippery road it is now traveling and join the resistance to Zionist occupation in order to liberate the land of Palestine. I firmly believe that Palestine will never be liberated by any other means.” (Rafiq Jaber, IAP e-mail list server, IAP-Net #47, ‘IAP President Statement Regarding Israeli Withdrawal From South Lebanon,’ May 24, 2000) “No doubt about it in my mind that the American and the Israeli intention are [sic] to get rid of the intifada, but I think the Palestinian people and the resistance movements are very well aware of this intention. The resistance and the intifada will go on as long as there is an occupation.”(Rafiq Jaber, Islam Online, Live Dialogue, ‘Israeli-Palestinian Truce from the Perspective of the Palestinians in the West,’ July 8, 2003) “[J]ust because the United States says that such and such organization is a terrorist organization, does not make it so? If we use the definition of ‘terrorism’ in the United States, which states ‘any organization or group of people who uses violence against civilians to affect and change the policies of the government [sic].’ This is basically the definition of the state department of terrorism. If we take this actually and applies [sic] it to all the violence around the world, including the last war on Iraq, it would fit the definition. I would be willing to accept this definition if it is applied equally to all people around the world especially in the Middle East, which will make the so-called Israel the biggest and most dangerous terrorist entity on earth.”(Rafiq Jaber, Islam Online, Live Dialogue, ‘The Roadmap and the Fate of Intifada,’ May 18 ,2003) “If we look at Abu Mazen from this angle, he is known as the engineer behind the Oslo agreement, which is by all people around the world, and the Palestinians in particular, proved [sic] to be a big failure and false. So how come the engineer of the failed mission get [sic] the promotion such as to become the prime minister. That sends a wrong message about the Palestinians that they will reward failure and they want to punish the success that was gained by the intifada.”(ibid) “I think he [Abu Mazen/Mahmoud Abbas] made his biggest mistake by meeting with the terrorist Sharon without the least of the Israeli government acceptance of this roadmap.”(ibid) About the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: “Well, I think the two state solution is impossible to happen. Of course, this is really just a farce and is just lying to the Israelis and to the Palestinians.” (Rafiq Jaber, as stated on Ahmed Rehab’s WVON Radio Islam show, Topic: Palestinian Authority Presidential Elections, January 8, 2005) About Jews in America: “…the Zionists and the Jewish people, here in this country, they are [sic] big businesses and the advertisers, and so that’s one factor of it… The second part of it, of course, there is distortion of all the facts, that about Palestine, from not just the media, also from the government. The government here, which is the political leaders of our country here, [sic] that they lean also toward who is giving them the money and who is voting for them. Again, we see the Jewish people and the Jewish money and the Jewish lobby here.” (ibid) About Hamas operative Muhammad Salah: “He has a big heart, and he always came across for people who needed him.” (Rafeeq Jaber, CBS-2 Chicago, ‘Alleged Terror Supporter Says Confession Coerced,’ October 19, 2006)

Bassem Khafagi Former Director of Community Relations for CAIR
On September 9, 2003, Khafagi plead guilty to bank and visa fraud. He was ordered deported to his native home of Egypt. Khafagi had been a founding member of the Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA), an organization that was shut down after being exposed for having ties with Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. (Associated Press, ‘Ex-Head of Islamic Charity Pleads Guilty,’ September 10, 2003)
Umer Khan Website Administrative Contact, Website Technical Contact and photographer for CAIR-California’s monthly tabloid, In Focus
On the homepage of Khan’s personal website, within his statement that “As Muslims we believe that Islam is a way of life, and should manifest itself in everything that we do,” he includes a link to the website IslamiCity. (personal website of Umer Khan, ‘MY INTERESTS: Religion,’ (March 1, 2002 – Present) IslamiCity repeatedly calls for the murder of Jews and repeatedly “curses” Jews and Christians. (IslamiCity, ‘Hadith – Sahih Bukhari – English Translation,’ December 3, 2005 – Present)

Al-Haaj Ghazi Khankan Former Executive Director of CAIR-New York
“We don’t support Hamas and Hezbollah just to support them. I look at the issues. The reason there is a Hamas and a Hezbollah is that the Israelis have terrorized the poor Palestinian people for the last 53 years.” And “Those [Israelis] who are below 18 should not be attacked.” (stated at interfaith event, November of 2001) “I bring to you salaams and greetings from the Mujahideen at CAIR.” (stated by Ghazi Khankan at Washington, D.C. anti-war rally, January 18, 2003) Khankan is a board member of the New York chapter of the American Muslim Alliance (AMA). On October 25, 2000, then-New York candidate for U.S. Senate Hillary Clinton announced that she was returning $50,000 in campaign donations raised by the AMA, due to the group’s support for terrorism against the state of Israel. (Steven Emerson, Wall Street Journal, ‘Hillary and Hamas,’ November 3, 2000) The National Board of Directors of the AMA includes Eric Erfan Vickers, the man who called the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster “an act of divine retribution against Israel.” (U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler press release, ‘Nadler Criticizes American Muslim Council for Suggesting that Shuttle Disaster Was Act of G-d,’ February 5, 2003)

Ramzy Kilic Civil Rights Coordinator for CAIR-Tampa
In August of 2007, Kilic showed up at a courtroom in Monck’s Corner, South Carolina to assist the defense for Youssef Samir Megahed and Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, who had been charged with transporting explosives across state lines. In an Associated Press photo, Kilic is pictured conferring with Megahed’s and Mohamed’s defense attorney, Dennis Rhoad. (AP Photo by Mary Ann Chastain, August 6, 2007) Megahed and Mohamed have since been indicted. (Associated Press, ‘Indicted USF students will stay in jail until bail hearing,’ September 7, 2007) Prior to getting involved with CAIR, Kilic was a Public Relations Officer for the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the University of South Florida (USF) and held a position on the group’s Political Committee. (website of MSA-USF, December 25, 2002 – August 8, 2005, December 13, 2005) While he was a leader with MSA-USF, the group, in conjunction with the National MSA, issued a press release in defense of two of its university’s professors, Sami Al-Arian and Sameeh Hammoudeh, who had just been arrested for their roles in Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The pr read, “We are concerned that the USF Professors were arrested for their political views… As students, we are saddened by the loss of two Muslim professors on campus… And finally, we ask all arrested to stay strong, and for Sami to end his hunger strike.” (website of National MSA, ‘Muslim Student Response to Recent Arrests,’ February 21, 2003) “Al-Arian was not arrested for the assumption and fabrication that he sent money to terrorists. He was arrested because he chose to stand and fight for the voice of the oppressed people of Palestine. He spoke against Israel and its bloody occupation of these defenseless people. When Al-Arian said, ‘Death to Israel,’ I agreed; he meant death to the Israeli policy and the policy of its biggest cronies, American bureaucratic Zionists. Israel and world criminals have led this illegal occupation since 1948 with a degradation to Al-Arian’s heritage (Arab)… They [Israelis] are terrorists who have broken 69 U.N. resolutions. Free Al-Arian, he is innocent.” (Ramzy Kilic, The Oracle – USF, ‘Reasons for Al-Arian arrest unjustified,’ March 18, 2003)

Eric “Khalil” Meek Vice President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas) and co-founder and Spokesman of CAIR/HLF’s Hungry for Justice (H4J)
Besides his involvement with CAIR, Meek is the President of the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), based in Plano, Texas. (Jason Trahan, The Dallas Morning News, ‘N. Texas Muslims say case is political,’ July 16, 2007) The fund was incorporated in December of 2001 (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Company Information: Muslim Legal Fund of America Inc, Charter/COA Date: December 20, 2001), only two weeks after the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a Hamas charity, was shut down by the federal government. (Department of Treasury, “Statement of Secretary Paul O’Neill on the Blocking of Hamas Financiers’ Assets,” December 4, 2001)HLF and its leaders have been named in a 42-count indictment for their roles in financing Hamas. (The Associated Press, ‘Muslim charity leaders on trial in Texas for allegedly aiding terrorists,’ July 16, 2007) MLFA has provided money to help pay for HLF’s defense. (Jason Trahan, The Dallas Morning News, ‘N. Texas Muslims say case is political,’ July 16, 2007) MLFA had raised funds to support court costs for a previous HLF trial (Steve McGonigle, The Dallas Morning News, ‘Aid push made for 5 tied to Hamas,’ February 15, 2003). One of the recipients of the support for both trials was/is Ghassan Elashi. Along with then-head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, Elashi founded HLF. Elashi, as well, was a co-founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter [CAIR was incorporated in Dallas, in September of 1998] (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Company Information: Council on American Islamic Relations, Charter/COA Date: September 29, 1998) Elashi also played a key role in CAIR’s foundation of Hamas support, with his attendance of an October 1993 meeting in Philadelphia with leaders of Hamas and future CAIR leaders. (Matthew Epstein, testimony before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, ‘Terrorism: Two Years After 9/11, Connecting the Dots,’ September 10, 2003)From March 26, 2007 through April 5, 2007, Meek posted four messages on the Muslim Students Association of the University of Texas at Arlington (MSA-UTA) Yahoo Groups site calling on readers to attend an MLFA event “to say Good Bye to our good brother Ghassan El Ashi,” who was about to begin his (first) prison sentence. (Yahoo! Groups, MSA-UTA, ‘Re: DFW Justice in Motion,’ March 26, 2007; ‘Re: Town Hall Meeting – Friday April 6 @ 7pm *** URGENT ***,’ March 28, 2007; ‘Re: Town Hall Meeting – Friday April 6 @ 7pm *** FRIDAY ***,’ April 2, 2007; ‘Re: *** IMPORTANT REMINDER ***,’ April 5, 2007) Speaking at the event was Omar Shahin, the former Arizona Coordinator for HLF and a former fundraiser of another Hamas charity, Kindhearts. (Katherine Kersten, Minneapolis Star Tribune, ‘Suspicion about Imams Grows as Terror Links Pile Up,’ December 10, 2006) Meek is also Spokesman of Hungry for Justice (H4J), a group that was founded specifically to support the defendants of the HLF-Hamas trial. (e-mail sent by Eric Meek, “Launching ‘Hungry for Justice Coalition’ and HLF Trial Support System,” July 10, 2007) According to the group’s website, those that were indicted in the trial “are facing charges as a result of their noble humanitarian efforts in Palestine.” (H4J website, ‘Hungry for Justice: Town Hall Kick-Off Meeting,’ July 15, 2007) Additionally, the article section of the site contains a link to a piece (“Hamas’ Stand”) written by the Deputy Political Director of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. (H4J website, ‘Related Articles,’ July 15, 2007) When asked for his reaction to the judge in the HLF trial declaring a mistrial, Meek stated: “Oh, a reaction to the mistrial? Well, we still, as a Muslim community, consider this a huge victory. I mean, we’re happy, relieved.” (Democracy Now!, ‘Bush Admin Prosecution of Largest Muslim Charity in U.S. Ends in Mistrial,’ October 24, 2007) On September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the attacks that left 3000 Americans dead, Meek posted, on the MSA-UTA Yahoo Groups site, an article that was published in the United Arab Emirates’ Gulf News questioning whether 9/11 was an elaborate hoax staged by the U.S. government. (Yahoo! Groups, MSA-UTA, ‘Re: DFW Justice in Motion,’ September 11, 2006) Meek is the President of the Islamic Association of Lewisville/Flower Mound. (Diane Smith and Darren Barbee, Star-Telegram, ‘Texas Muslims react to Holy Land indictments,’ July 29, 2004) The association is looking to build a new mosque on four acres of land. According to the group’s website, included in the new structure will be a “Dead body preparation room.” (Islamic Association of Lewisville/Flower Mound, ‘Project Development Vision,’ July 2, 2001 – September 3, 2003; ‘Project Masjid Al-Noor,’ June 5, 2004 – Present) “If Jesus were here, he’d be a Muslim, and he’d say what I’m saying.” (stated by Khalil Meek, The North Texas Daily, ‘Speaker discusses role of Christ in Islam,’ September 14, 2006) “I think America could be a Muslim country, and I think it would be a very good one, if it did.” (stated by Khalil Meek, Channel Four – UK, ‘Turning Muslim in Texas,’ January 2004) “… 9/11 has turned into a blessing for the Muslim community.” (ibid)

Karen “Saffia” Meek Secretary and Operations Director of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of CAIR (CAIR-DFW, CAIR-Texas) and a member of CAIR National’s Speakers Bureau
Besides her involvement with CAIR, Meek has also been active in the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group that was named a co-conspirator in the trial against the Hamas charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). (Josh Gerstein, The New York Sun, ‘Islamic Groups Named in Hamas Funding Case,’ June 4, 2007) Meek was the Conference Media Chair for ISNA’s 4th annual regional conference in Dallas. (PR Newswire, ‘Our Youth, Our Family, Our Future,’ June 23, 2006) In April of 2005, ISNA published an article of Meek’s on the role of Muslim women in the world. (ISNA, ‘Celebrate Muslim leaders, contributions,’ April 2, 2005)“Meek’s hatred for the United States poses a threat to this country’s security…” (Trevor B. Hall, Amarillo Globe News, Letters To The Editor, ‘Supporters of freedom support Van Camp,’ June 29, 2006)In an October 2006 article Meek had written, about how people should not generalize Muslims, she stated, “If you want the truth about what Islam teaches, read the Quran for yourself. The Council on American-Islamic Relations developed the ‘Explore the Quran’ and ‘Explore the Life of Muhammad’ campaigns to offer free Qurans and materials on Muhammad for individuals to discover for themselves the truth about Islam.” (Saffia Meek, Dallas Morning News, “Don’t believe everything you hear about Muslims,” October 19, 2006) The free CAIR Quran that Meek had written about was Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s The Meaning of THE HOLY QURAN, a version of the Quran that had been banned by the Los Angeles public school system for having numerous anti-Jewish commentaries. (Doug Smith, Henry Weinstein and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, ‘Schools Remove Donated Books,’ February 7, 2002)Meek: “Islam does not teach hate for Christians or Jews. Rather, the Qur’an calls them the ‘People of the Book.’” (Saffia Meek, Lufkin Daily News, ‘Good Muslims Are Good Americans,’ August 18, 2006) Quran: “O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.” (IslamiCity, Yusuf Ali translation of the Quran, 5:51) Sunnah: “On his death-bed Allah’s Apostle put a sheet over his-face and when he felt hot, he would remove it from his face. When in that state (of putting and removing the sheet) he said, ‘May Allah’s Curse be on the Jews and the Christians for they build places of worship at the graves of their prophets.’” (IslamiCity, Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 660)

Asma Mobin-Uddin President and former Vice President of CAIR-Ohio
Mobin-Uddin defended al-Qaeda operative Nuradin Abdi, accusing the U.S. government of possible torture against him. She stated, “While in federal custody for seven months, Nuradin Abdi changed from a normal person to a damaged human being for whom the court ordered a psychiatric evaluation… Those who knew Abdi before he was taken into custody describe him as a friendly community member who was helpful to others around him… As a physician, I am extremely concerned that his behaviors might indicate mental and possibly physical abuse during his detention, and that his mental injuries may be permanent… The treatment Abdi received in jail must be investigated.” (Asma Mobin-Uddin, Columbus Dispatch, ‘Local Muslim’s treatment in U.S. custody is suspicious,’ June 24, 2004) In June of 2004, Abdi was charged with plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. (U.S. Department of State, ‘Somali Native Charged in a Bomb Plot, Ashcroft Says,’ June 14, 2004)On Mobin-Uddin’s website, she lists as “Resources for Educators” the websites of IslamiCity and Islam Online. (website of Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, Recommended Resources, August 31, 2006 – Present) IslamiCity is an anti-Semitic portal, whose web library contains a piece entitled ‘Corruption of the Torah,’ which states, “The ‘people of the Book’ includes Jews… Even though Allah has told us of the hatred they hide in their hearts, He has not command us to hate and kill every single Jew we meet simply because he is a Jew. We are better than that. We serve a higher purpose. For this reason, I am going to provide a very devastating argument against them in order to assist them in seeing the corruption of their forefathers…” (IslamiCity, Library of Selected Islamic Literature, October 2, 2000 – Present) Islam Online is a site that features live dialogues with Hamas leaders (Islam Online, Live Dialogue with Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, ‘Hamas and the Future of Palestine,’ May 7, 2003) and a ‘Fatwa Bank’ (religious ruling) section stating, “Hence, we are allowed to kill every Israeli until they stop this mass killing and paganism. It is only then that we can stop our attacks on the Israeli civilians but our Jihad against the military will never stop till they leave our land and give us back our holy site, Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa [Jerusalem].” (Islam Online, Jihad: Rulings & Regulations, ‘Attacking Civilians in Martyr Operations,’ October 26, 2003) Mobin-Uddin writes, “To Muslims, jihad means to strive for the sake of G-d… Extremists have twisted the concept of jihad into ‘holy war’ for their own political ends. They know they can motivate discontented masses more effectively under the banner of religious sentiment than under the banner of their political agendas.” (Asma Mobin-Uddin, Columbus Dispatch, ‘Jihad’ really means to strive for the sake of G-d,’ July 12, 2002) This, while the Muslim American Society (MAS), one of the member organizations of the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), which Mobin-Uddin’s CAIR is also a member of, posts on its website Fathi Yakan’s ‘To Be a Muslim,’ which states, “A Muslim must always worship Allah and wage jihad until death in order to reach his ultimate goal… Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr.” (MAS-Minnesota website, June 1, 2002 – Present)In September of 2006, Mobin-Uddin spoke out against the Dennis Mitsubishi car dealership, located in Ohio, demanding that it drop its advertisement campaign depicting terrorists, which she described as anti-Muslim. (Associated Press, ‘Ohio car dealership draws fire for ad declaring jihad, September 23, 2006) “I just think you are unintentionally putting yourself on the same side as the lunatics, and you’re clearly not a lunatic, and that’s clearly not the side on which you belong. And from my point of view, out looking in, it looks like you’re taking the side of the extremists, and I don’t think that’s a side you want to be on.” (statement by Tucker Carlson to Asma Mobin-Uddin, Tucker, ‘Declaring Jihad Over Car Ad?’ September 25, 2006)

Omar Mohammedi (a.k.a. 9/11’s Lawyer) President and former General Counsel of CAIR-New York
Mohammedi is the attorney for the six flying imams that were thrown off of a plane bound for Arizona, in November of 2006, due to their suspicious activity. (Chris Kahn, Associated Press, ‘Imams Sue Airline for Removing Them,’ March 13, 2007) The imams include Omar Shahin, the former representative of two Hamas charities. (World Net Daily, ‘Ejected imam linked to Hamas, bin Laden,’ November 21, 2006) In October of 2002, groups and individuals expressed outrage, after Mohammedi was appointed to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. (Jewish World Review, ‘The mainstreaming of terrorist shills? NY Mayor Bloomberg appoints to Human Rights Commission counsel to Arab group accused of condoning terrorism,’ October 29, 2002) “Mr. Mohammedi has so far refused to answer questions from the press about CAIR or about what he thinks of Hamas, Hezbollah, the American Jewish Committee or the World Trade Center bombing.” (statement by New York Sun editorial board, Gotham Gazette, ‘Controversy at the Human Right Commission,’ February 5, 2003) “When it comes to suspicious or potentially terrorist activity, New Yorkers are encouraged to say something if they see something. Before they do so, I think they have a right to know that they won’t be sued by their own human rights commissioner, Omar Mohammedi.” (statement by Queens Assmblyman Rory I. Lancman, The Washington Times, “Lawmaker blasts imams’ attorney,” April 14, 2007) According to Mohammedi, he is “presently representing various Muslim organizations” in the 9/11 lawsuit filed by the family of the former head of the Counter-Terrorism Section of the FBI, John P. O’Neill. (The Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC, member profile) One of the organizations he is the lawyer for is the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Saudi-based group with offices around the globe that publishes incendiary materials against Jews and openly supports Hamas and violent jihad. (statement of Steven Emerson to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, ‘The Rampant Allure of Jihad in the Muslim World,’ July 9, 2003) In May of 2004, federal agents raided the Alexandria, Virginia office of WAMY. (Jerry Markon, Washington Post, ‘U.S. Raids N.Va. Office Of Saudi-Based Charity,’ June 2, 2004) In May of 2003, Mohammedi participated in an event in New York City for ICNA Relief. (Madinat al-Muslimeen Islamic Message Board, ‘NYC: ICNA Relief Fundraiser: May 2,’ May 1, 2003) ICNA or the Islamic Circle of North America was founded in 1971 to emulate the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan (Jamaat-e-Islami) and has been linked to Al-Qaeda. (Sherrie Gossett, Cybercast News Service, ‘NY Muslim Group Linked to bin Laden Supporters,’ July 18, 2005) Also speaking at the event was Siraj Wahhaj, an individual who was alleged to have been involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. (Militant Islam Monitor, ‘List of Unindicted co conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing,’ Decembe 6, 2005) In March of 2005, Mohammedi represented Sam Solomon (a.k.a. Osama Abdallah) against Fox News Channel, in a case that involved Solomon’s website, http://www.answering-christianity.com. (WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Administrative Panel Decision, ‘Fox News Network, LLC v. Sam Solomon,’ March 25, 2005) Solomon created a mirror site of Answering Christianity, whose address sounded much like that of the Fox News television show, Hannity and Colmes. Featured on the website, which describes 9/11 as “the biggest lie in history,” are the following statements:
“Christianity is the cause of our social corruptions today.” (Answering Christianity, ‘Women in Christianity and Islam. Also, Pornography and Homosexuality in the Bible,’ June 1, 2000 – Present)
“I believe that it is safe to say that a large percentage of the Christian women world-wide are Satanic.” (Answering Christianity, ‘Women in Christianity and Islam. Also, Pornography and Homosexuality in the Bible,’ August 4, 2002 – Present)
“Christians [are] porn lovers and sexually open sinners… And if you pay them, they probably wouldn’t have a problem in showing their breasts to the public…” (Answering Christianity, ‘Women in Christianity and Islam. Also, Pornography and Homosexuality in the Bible,’ June 23, 2005 – Present)
“According to the Noble Quran, MOST Jews are evil doers.” (Answering Christianity, ‘The Jews and their Talmud offensive views on Jesus and Mary and People,’ October 23, 2001 – Present)

Areeb Naseer Legal Director of CAIR-Florida
“If you remember, one of the signs from the rally was, ‘No Jihad In Our Backyard!’ so he [Rev. O’Neil Dozier] directly associated the [Pompano] mosque, without any reason, with some violence.” (statement by Areeb Naseer, NBC-6, ‘Preacher Who Protests Mosque Speaks Out,’ October 11, 2006) Concerning the Pompano mosque Naseer is referring to, the Islamic Center of South Florida (ICOSF):
The imam of the mosque, Hassan Sabri, shortly before the 9/11 attacks, during a Friday sermon at ICOSF, described the United States as “the enemy of Islam.” (Hassan Sabri, website of ICOSF, ‘Kosova! What can we learn,’ August 13, 2001)
Sabri stated on a local radio program, in early 2003, his wishes for Allah to rid Jerusalem of all its Jews and his belief in a future extermination of Jews at the hands of Muslims. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Islamist Center of South Florida,’ July 11, 2006)
In July of 2006, the mosque hosted an event featuring Hatem Bazian, an individual who had previously called for attacks on the United States. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘South Florida Intifada,’ August 22, 2006)
In September of 2006, an Islamic “scholar” from Egypt’s radical Al-Azhar University, who was headed to speak at the mosque, was refused entry into the United States. (Lisa Bolivar, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, ‘A damper is placed on Ramadan,’ October 6, 2006)

Mohamed Nimer National Research Director of CAIR and former board member of IAP’s (dissolved) sister organization, the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
Nimer previously sat on the Board of Directors of the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), an American Hamas front no longer in existence. Nimer is named in the amended RICO statement for the lawsuit Estate of John P. O’Neill, Sr., et al. v. Al Baraka, et al. as one of CAIR’s “proven links to Islamic Terrorists.” (www.danielpipes.org, ‘CAIR’s Legal Tribulations,’ August 15, 2005) “Muslims feel very sad Bush won.”(Mohamed Nimer, Islam Online, Live Dialogue, “Bush’s Second Term: Four More Years of Islamophobia?” November 8, 2004)

Yasmeen Qadri Executive Committee member of CAIR-Orlando
Qadri states on her resume that she has a “professional partnership” with the American Muslim Alliance (AMA). On October 25, 2000, then-candidate for U.S. Senate Hillary Clinton announced that she was returning $50,000 in campaign donations raised by the AMA, due to the group’s support for terrorism against the state of Israel. (Steven Emerson, Wall Street Journal, ‘Hillary and Hamas,’ November 3, 2000) The National Board of Directors of the AMA includes Eric Erfan Vickers, the man who called the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster “an act of divine retribution against Israel.” (U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler press release, ‘Nadler Criticizes American Muslim Council for Suggesting that Shuttle Disaster Was Act of G-d,’ February 5, 2003) Qadri bases much of her educational beliefs on Milestones, the infamous work authored by the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s propaganda wing, Sayyid Qutb. Qadri cites passages from the book within many of her academic papers. In Milestones, Qutb discusses the conditions for waging war on non-Muslims and for overthrowing non-Islamic governments. “Influential and compact as it is, Milestones is in some ways the ideal place to begin learning about radical Islam. And if in fact it is ‘the Mein Kampf’ of the al Qaeda, it may not only be interesting but rather important to understand…” (Elmer Swenson, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sayyid Qutb’s Milestones, But Couldn’t Be Bothered to Find Out,” June 27, 2005) “Islamic Schools will mark an era in the reformation of the western society and global societies as the Muslim community prepares to fulfill its divinely appointed task for mankind. Whether one is from the most religious cities of Mecca and Medinah or from the city of idol worshippers in India, does not matter to our creator, what counts the most is the righteous person in the eyes of Allah.” (Paper presented at the 38th Annual ISNA Convention by Yasmeen Qadri, “Today’s School Tomorrow’s Society,” August 31, 2001) “A time has come for Muslims to spread their ‘deen’ in this land of opportunity and bring to a crippling nation, social and educational reform. If the United States considers itself as the leader in the global world, it becomes even more detrimental to ensure that such a nation is in good shape before it begins to take the responsibility of shaping the world. It certainly would be an easier task to work with young children whose personalities are like ‘jello’ and can be easily molded in whatever form and direction is needed.” (ibid) “The mind of a child is like that of Jell-O.” (Paper presented at the International Islamic Medicine Conference Hyderabad, India, ‘Our Children, Our Future: An Awakening Call in the New Millennium, January 14, 2000) “Columnist Cal Thomas, like many other Westerners, writes that some Muslims refer to Jews as apes; aren’t we all referred to as apes in the Western ideology of evolution?” (Yasmeen Qadri, ‘Pen is mightier than sword,’ Orlando Sentinel, September 26, 2006) Qadri is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida. But some of her students have not been that thrilled with her teaching style:
“Unless you want to learn everything about Muslims and nothing about anyone else, drop this class and take someone else!” (Rate My Professors, ‘Reviews of
Yasmeen Qadri,’ November 12, 2004)
“she is so into her religion that she thinks you should be too… she tried to force me into doing one of my observations at the muslim academy… i really did not enjoy her class at all.” (Rate My Professors, ‘Reviews of Yasmeen Qadri,’ September 22, 2004)

Syed Ali Rahman Executive Council member of CAIR-Florida
Besides being a part of CAIR, Rahman is a spokesperson for the Islamic Center of South Florida (ICOSF). (Ashley Fantz, Miami Herald, ‘Mosque defacing part of ongoing hate spree,’ April 6, 2006) ICOSF has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit, which describes the center as a threat to the community, due to its deep ties to Islamic radicals. (Stop The Mosque, http://www.stopthemosque.org, May 1, 2007 – Present) As well, Rahman is a founding member of the Indian Muslim Council-USA and the group’s South Florida chapter President. (Ruth Morris, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, ‘South Florida Muslims worry their mosques will be targeted,’ August 12, 2006; IMC-USA press release, ‘IMC-USA commends the City of Hollywood, Florida for officially dissociating from Sadhvi Ritambhara Event,’ June 23, 2007)The founding President of the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi, has participated in IMC-USA conferences. (IMC-USA press release, ‘Indian Muslim Council’s First National Convention a Huge Success,’ June 30, 2003; website of IMC-USA, ‘Resolution on the occasion of IMC-USA’s 2nd Annual Convention,’ August 7, 2004) According to Professor Narayan Menon Komerath of the School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, there is “at least one self-proclaimed SIMI founder tied to senior IMC leadership…” (Narayan Komerath, Charcha 2000, ‘The Lashkar-e-Pinocchio Rides Again,’ September 28, 2003) About SIMI, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) states, “The jihadi group reportedly reinforces LeT [Lashkar-e-Taiba] efforts by helping it expand its activities within India. New Delhi banned SIMI in 2001, labeling it a terrorist organization after several Indian states said it was inciting riots and violence.” (Carin Zissis, website of CFR, ‘Terror Groups in India,’ March 5, 2007) SIMI has been linked to the July 2006 Mumbai train bombings, which left over 200 people dead. (The Times of India, ‘LeT, SIMI hand in Mumbai blasts,’ July 12, 2006)

Saaqib Rangoonwala Board President and Staff Writer for CAIR-California’s monthly tabloid, In Focus, Registered Agent for the publisher of In Focus, Good Tree Inc., and T.V. and Radio Voiceover Specialist for CAIR-California
Under Rangoonwala’s leadership, In Focus published an article lauding Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah. The piece read, “[I]t was undoubtedly the epic heroism of the resistance fighters that dealt the humiliating defeat to the Anglo-American-backed Zionist forces, but such heroism would not have been possible without the larger-than-life leader to inspire, direct and focus it. Nasrallah’s leadership in war and later has made him into an emblematic figure of long-cherished hope not only to a majority of the Lebanese people but also to the Arab nation as a whole and indeed to the Muslim world… The valour, aselflessness and determination that made it possible for the resistance he led to push back the Zionist military giant cannot be denied…” (Mulham Assir, In Focus, ‘Nasrallah – Leadership and Restraint,’ October 2006) Under Rangoonwala’s leadership, In Focus has published full page, color advertisements for the “charity” Islamic Relief in all of its newspapers, since June of 2005. (In Focus, June 2005 – Present) According to the Israeli government, Islamic Relief is a Hamas front that has provided funds and assistance to Hamas. (Chris McGreal, The Guardian, ‘Israel accuses British-funded Islamic charity of being front for terrorists,’ May 31, 2006) As well, in April of 2005, In Focus published a full page ad for ICNA Relief, an Islamist “charity” that is the top donor to a Pakistani group that gave $99,000 to the head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, in August of 2006. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Helping Hand to Hamas,’ May 15, 2007) And in March of 2006, In Focus published a full-page ad from the Citizen’s Committee for Equal Justice announcing an event to demand the release of convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian. (In Focus, March 2006)In October of 2006, In Focus featured an article written by Rangoonwala about a fundraiser that was held for the UMMA Clinic, a medical center that was established in September of 1996 by members of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UCLA. Speaking at the event was suspected co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Siraj Wahhaj, about whom Rangoonwala states “treated” the audience to “thought-provoking comments.” Also speaking was Zaytuna Institute Chairman, Hamza Yusuf, who Rangoonwala says “took a shot at the leaders of this country.” (Saaqib Rangoonwala, In Focus, ‘UMMA: Marking a 10-year Milestone,’ October 2006) According to MSA National, UMMA is currently accepting funds from the Islamic Society of North America, an organization that was named a co-conspirator to the financing of Hamas, in the federal trial against the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). (MSA National E-Letter, ‘MSA National $1 Campaign, Serving to Save Lives,’ July 18, 2007)

Ahmed Rehab Executive Director and former Communications Director of CAIR-Chicago (CAIR-Illinois)
“He [Charlie Rose] even ended the show by launching two strict questions at the columnist in the manner of an authoritative judge holding a criminal on trial, asking whether or not he supported the views of Irving [Holocaust denier David Irving] (the book’s author) and whether or not Irving managed to change any of his views. The columnist answered a hesitant and weak ‘no.’ By that, Rose confirmed the Jewish control over the media.” (Ahmed Rehab, ‘Double Standardism: The Case of the Two Books’) “The movies exploiting the Arabs and Muslims are ‘a bold and uncompromising look behind the closed doors of a hidden world’… On the other hand, a movie which glorifies the other Semites, the Jews, is a ‘great American classic,’ ‘an untimely epic,’ ‘a movie-making masterpiece,’ and ‘an all-time family favorite,’ well whoop-di-di-doo.” (Ahmed Rehab, ‘Double Standardism: The Case of the Two Films’) “Yet, the history of the Jewish film producers in particular have shown that they predate on weak minorities by default. If and only if, their victims stand up for themselves and actively fight back, they then and only then consider leaving them alone; but they would never do so out of their own decency, they must be compelled and pressured…” (ibid) “Well, if you do the world a favor and never stray out of the trailer trash park from which you hail, I promise you will never have to hear any of the world’s rich and diverse languages!… Good riddance B****!” (Rehab to woman in Walgreens, Ahmed Rehab’s Blog, ‘I come in Peace!,’ November 8, 2004) “One sort of situation that comes to mind is I was watching CNN, and one of the anchors actually had a guest and asked him questions about Yasser Arafat. And this guest was staunchly pro-Zionist. I had no problems with that, assuming that either there would be another guest that would represent the Palestinian viewpoint or — Later on in the show, he had another guest — [sarcastically] He was less Zionist.” (as stated on Ahmed Rehab’s WVON Radio Islam show, November 20, 2004) When asked, Rehab refused to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations. (BBC, ‘Hard Talk with Stephen Sackur,’ November 9, 2006) About Mohammed Salah, who spent five years in an Israeli prison for taking part in Hamas operations: “For many, he is a symbol of a larger Palestinian struggle.” (statement by Ahmed Rehab, The Qatar Peninsula, ‘Hamas terrorist financing trial set to open today,’ October 19, 2006) WVON Radio Islam, Topic: Chicago Muslim Community Celebrates Verdict in Mohammad Saleh Trial, February 1, 2007: Rehab: “Y’know, I was in the courtroom, when the verdict was read out, and I swear, you could cut the atmosphere with a knife – so tense. Obviously, the reaction of the community was one of jubilation. They feel vindicated, because this individual had been subjected to so much… He’s a man that provided charitable contributions to the vulnerable factions of Palestinian societies, in his country of origin.” Salman Azam (host): “That was Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, who has been an avid, avid supporter of Mohammed Salah.” HD-News Chicago, Topic: CAIR-Chicago condemns Israeli invasion of Lebanon, August of 2006: Reporter: “Some Israelis think their leaders should have kept troops in Lebanon, at least until the two captured soldiers were released or Hezbollah defeated. It is unlike the Lebanese side, where Rehab believes Hezbollah earned respect, even though much of the country was destroyed.” Ahmed Rehab: “They provide schools, they provide hospitals, and they provide other types of social services. For these people, Hezbollah is a lot more than a militant group.”

Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer Former Civil Rights Coordinator of CAIR, former Communications Specialist for CAIR, and former CAIR Researcher
On April 9, 2004, Royer was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his activities within the ‘Virginia Jihad Network,’ a group that was conspiring with Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) to attack Americans and Indians overseas. (U.S. Department of Justice, ‘Randall Todd Royer and Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Hamdi Sentenced for Participation in Virginia Jihad Network,’ April 9, 2004) LeT is an Al-Qaeda-related organization based in Pakistan that has been linked to a number of terrorist attacks, including the July 2006 Mumbai train bombings, which left over 200 people dead. (South Asia Terrorism Portal, “Lashkar-e-Toiba, ‘Army of the Pure’”) While Royer was involved with LeT, he was a representative for CAIR. Less than ten days prior to leading a September 24, 2001 CAIR press conference on “Anti-Muslim Backlash,” Royer was in contact with LeT. (homepage of CAIR National website, September 25, 2001) And just two days prior to the press conference, Royer possessed in his automobile an AK-47-style rifle and 219 rounds of ammunition. (Indictment, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, ‘United States of America v. Randall Todd Royer,’ June 2003) After Royer’s employment with CAIR, he went on to become the Communications Director of the Muslim American Society (MAS), an Islamic activist organization that was created by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, incorporated in June of 1993, in the state of Illinois (Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe and Laurie Cohen, Chicago Tribune, ‘A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America,’ September 19, 2004). Two weeks after Royer’s guilty plea, the New York Daily News published a story stating that MAS “has held conferences featuring speakers accused of terror ties and has published material supporting suicide bombings against Israel.” (James Gordon Meek, New York Daily News, ‘Clark appealed to group suspected of terror link,’ January 30, 2004)

“I’m not sure why I would condemn the Muslim Brotherhood. They’re not on any list of terrorists, and the group is so broad and decentralized that to object to the actions or ideas of what one loosely-related individual or group does is not neccessarily to object to what another group or individual does… The group (Muslim Brotherhood) isn’t perfect; you’ll find extremist Republicans as well. The fact that they’ve retained their moderation under an oppressive middle eastern regime like that of Mubarak strikes me as quite impressive.” (e-mail from Randall Royer to Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Conversations with a Terrorist,’ June 8, 2004)
In June of 2000, Royer authored an article lauding the former President of Bosnia, Alija Izetbegovic, whose involvement with the Young Muslims, a radical youth group modeled after the Muslim Brotherhood, landed him in prison in Yugoslavia. He wrote, “But in the face of the tragedy of genocide and betrayal by the West, Izetbegovic triumphed. He led Bosnia to freedom from Yugoslavia as an independent, sovereign state. He raised an army to defend his people. He led the renaissance of Islam in Bosnia, while protecting the rights of Christians in the areas under his control. For this, we should thank him, and wish him well.” (Ismail Royer, Iviews, ‘Goodbye to a Muslim hero,’ June 14, 2000)
“The West’s supporting of the neo-Communists in Bosnia amounts to opposing Islam because the only serious opposition to them is the Muslim party, and the US and EU have threatened economic sanctions if the people vote for [anyone] other than the neo-Communist party (or, as they sanitize it, the ‘wartime’ party of the SDA). There are many other examples of the West’s machinations against Islam in the Balkans… America and the European Union destroyed Bosnia.” (blog of Ismail Royer, ‘Not sorry I’m Muslim,’ October 10, 2002)
“Characteristically, once the [Social Democrat Party] regained power, they started
locking up Muslims again and shutting down mosques (like the one in Zenica’s jail). They began arresting Arabs, like the scholar Imad al-Misri, who had sacrificed wealth and cushy lives in their homelands to defend women and children from genocide–yet had suddenly become ‘terrorists’ linked to Bin Ladin by virtue of their natural origin or language. (blog of Ismail Royer, ‘Commies & US policy toward Islam fail mserably,’ October 7, 2002) Imad al-Misri was a member of al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group), an Egyptian-based organization, which has been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States government. (U.S. Department of State, ‘Patterns of Global Terrorism,’ May 21, 2002)
“Perusing the phone-book-sized indictment against Dr. Sami Al-Arian, the Florida
professor arrested this week on the accusation that he supported the Palestinian
Islamic Jihad, one gets the impression that he is among the most dangerous men in America… But even if he had openly supported the PIJ out of a K Street office
building with a staff of fifty, the case against him would highlight one sorely overlooked fact: The FBI has its priorities all wrong… The problem with all this is that the PIJ is Israel’s problem, not America’s… I don’t want the next airplane hijackers to slip under the radar because the FBI spent all of its time on activists opposed, not to America, but to a foreign government occupying another foreign land… Indeed, considering that ten years and vast amounts of resources were expended in Florida, the staging ground for the 9/11 attacks, one might reasonably ask whether more pieces of the puzzle could have been uncovered in time to stop the tragedy, had our government been more concerned with America’s security and less concerned with acting as the long arm of Israeli law.” (Ismail Royer, Detroit Free Press, ‘Sami Al-arian Arrest Reveals Bad Priorities,’ March 4, 2003)
“Aside from the difference in religion and politics between the two men [Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, Sami Al-Arian, and Florida Atlantic University professor, Walid Phares], there’s little to distinguish them at face value. Both men immigrated to the US, treading the well-worn path of embracing American values and lifestyle while continuing to advocate for the passionately held causes of the Old World. Both are brilliant intellectuals, performing well as leaders and
spokesmen for their ethnic communities. The difference in the government’s treatment of the two men is clearly attributable to the fact that one man’s political views are in vogue and the other’s are not.” (Ismail Royer, A True Word, ‘Let Principle, Not Politics, Guide Enforcement of Law,’ June 23, 2003)
“I wasn’t whining and crying about masjids being vandalized in the weeks after 9/11, I was AT my masjid at night to defend it, along with a large jamaat of brothers… [H]ow pathetic to see that people were shooting at masajid and didn’t get shot at back — that’s how any rational group would react, not as pitiful victims asking for help only from the kufaar [infidel/non-Muslim]. Wasalaam, Ismail” (Ismail Royer, soc.religion.islam, ‘Re: Pity me, I’ve been victimized,’ September 24, 2002)
“In an unfortunate demarcation of acceptable debate, Congress and the media puzzle obsessively over the ‘failure of American intelligence’ that enabled the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001… Far more significant than intelligence failures, however, and yet completely overlooked, is the colossal failure of American diplomacy that enabled 9/11… The crux of the failure has been in the de facto US policy that the worldwide return of Muslims to their religion is a dangerous phenomenon that must be blocked, subverted, or crushed. This position is a self-fulfilling prophecy and a recipe for the permanent war that we see emerging… [F]orced at the barrel of a gun to choose between ‘America or the terrorists,’ we should not be surprised if these local movements decide to abandon their neutrality and take up sides in this clash of civilizations.” (Ismail Royer, Muslim American Society, ‘America Must Revise Stance Towards Islamic World,’ December 9, 2002)
Two years prior to 9/11, in October of 1999, Royer helped provide a forum for Taliban spokesman Abdul Hakeem Mujahid to issue veiled threats against the U.S. After being questioned by Royer about the subjects of the United States and a clash of civilizations with the West, Mujahid voiced the following sentiments:
“It is obvious to the world the harsh stance of the United States government against the Taliban Islamic movement… We do not have any kind of problems with the world community, and we do not want to be in conflict with the Western countries… but if some countries in the West are making problems, we are forced
to defend ourselves. (Ismail Royer, Iviews, ‘The Taliban’s Abdul Hakeem Mujahid: An iviews.com interview,’ October 26, 1999)

Muhammad Salah Former Executive Committee member of the IAP-affiliated Mosque Foundation (a.k.a. Bridgeview Mosque)
On July 11, 2007, Muhammad Hamid Khalil Salah, a long-time Hamas operative, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for lying under oath in a civil lawsuit. (CBS-2 Chicago, ’21 Months For Man Once Accused Of Funding Hamas,’ July 11, 2007) “Salah – a member of Hamas. Between 1989 and January 1993, Salah traveled throughout the United States and to London, Israel and the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on behalf of Hamas, meeting with Hamas representatives as well as leaders and members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, recruiting and training new members of Hamas in the United States, and disbursing money from the United States to directly support Hamas members and activities of Hamas and the Al-Qassam Brigades. In January 1995, Salah admitted to an Israeli court his commission of crimes related to his association with Hamas. Nonetheless, Salah carried on his membership in Hamas and, after he returned to the United States, continued his activities in support of Hamas, including directing and financing travel to Israel and the West Bank in October 1999 of a Chicago-based associate.” (Department of Justice, ‘Chicago and Washington, D.C. Area Men Among Three Indicted in Racketeering Conspiracy in U.S. to Finance Hamas Terror Abroad,’ August 20, 2004) In December of 2004, Salah was found liable for the murder of American teenager David Boim, who was killed during a Hamas attack in Israel. (The Associated Press, ‘Jury awards $156M to family of teen in slain in West Bank,’ December 9, 2004) In August of 1995, Salah was named a “Specially Designated Terrorist” by the U.S. government. (Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, ‘List of Specially Designated Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process,’ 60 Federal Register 41152, August 11, 1995) On January 25, 1993, Salah was arrested by Israeli authorities. He, later, pled guilty to charges arising from his activities with Hamas and received a sentence of five years in prison. (Ronen Bergman, Cambridge Programme for Security in International Society, ‘Follow the money: the modus operandi and mindset of HAMAS fundraising in the USA and the PA using American and Saudi donations,’ February 2003)

Sabri Samirah Former National Chairman of CAIR’s (dissolved) parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), co-founder and former President of IAP’s (dissolved) political advocacy division, the United Muslim Americans Association (UMAA), former writer for IAP’s (dissolved) newspaper, Al-Zaitonah (The Olive), and former President and board member of the IAP-affiliated Mosque Foundation (a.k.a. Bridgeview Mosque)
On January 25, 2003, while returning from a trip to Jordan, Samirah was refused entry into the United States. According to a document issued from then-Chicago INS director Brian Perryman, Samirah was “a security risk to the United States.” (‘Samirah v. Ashcroft,’ No. 03-1085, In the Supreme Court of the United States, July 14, 2004) Samirah had lied about his immigration status, in order to get permission from the U.S. government to travel to Jordan. (Associated Press, ‘Feds: Orland Park Man Lied, Can’t Return to U.S.,’ March 13, 2003) Under Samirah’s leadership, the IAP issued a communiqué from Hamas praising the murders of three Israelis. It stated, “Mujahid Mahmoud Abu Hannoud, one of the commanders of the Qassam [B]rigades, has indulged in a heroic battle in the brave village of northern Osaira, near Nablus, against a terrorist special unit grouping hundreds of Zionist enemy soldiers backed by five helicopter gun ships and armored vehicles. He was able, all praises to Allah, to kill three enemy soldiers and wound nine others, one of whom sustained serious injuries.” (IAP e-mail list server, IAP-Net #267, ‘Hamas Communique Regarding Zionist Attack on Aseera Shamaliya of Nablus,’ August 28, 2000) Besides his role within the IAP, Samirah was also active in the Muslim American Society (MAS). (‘Samirah v. Ashcroft,’ No. 03-1085, In the Supreme Court of the United States, July 14, 2004) The Muslim American Society was founded in 1992 by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who is today the international head of the Brotherhood. According to former President of the Mosque Foundation, Bassam Jody, most of the mosque’s directors are involved with MAS. (Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe, Chicago Tribune, ‘Hard-liners won battle for Bridgewiew mosque,’ February 8, 2004)

Corey Saylor National Government Affairs Director for CAIR
On August 28, 2006, Saylor moderated the anti-Semitic forum, ‘The Israel Lobby and the U.S. Response to the War on Lebanon,’ which featured co-authors of the article ‘The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,’ Stephen M. Walt and John J. Mearsheimer, and CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad. (C-SPAN, ‘Council on American-Islamic Relations News Conference on Israeli Influence,’ August 28, 2006) “The article by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, entitled ‘The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy’… is a 41-page, amateurish and biased critique of Israel, American Jews, and American policy… Because of its extremism, however, we can hope that mainstream individuals and institutions will see it for what it is – a classical conspiratorial anti-Semitic analysis invoking the canards of Jewish power and Jewish control.” (Anti-Defamation League, ‘Mearsheimer and Walt’s Anti-Jewish Screed: A Relentless Assault in Scholarly Guise,’ March 24, 2006)

Zulfiqar Ali Shah Co-author of CAIR’s Phony Fatwa Against Terrorism
From 2001 to 2002, Shah served as President (Ameer) of the Queens, New York-based Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an umbrella organization for South Asia-oriented North American mosques and Islamic centers. (ICNA, ‘Organizational Structure: At Your Service, Yaa Rabb,’ February 12, 2001) ICNA was founded in 1971 as the American arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami. (Cybercast News Service, ‘NY Muslim Group Linked to bin Laden Supporters,’ July 18, 2005) In October of 2005, Shah became head of the South Asia Division of the Islamic charity, KindHearts, based in Toledo, Ohio. (KindHearts, On the Ground in South Asia: KindHearts’ Relief Efforts in Pakistan, Special Edition/South Asia Earthquake 2005) KindHearts was shut down in February of 2006 for raising millions of dollars for Hamas. (The Department of Treasury, ‘Treasury Freezes Assets of Organization Tied to Hamas,’ February 19, 2006) “If we are unable to stop the Jews now, their next stop is Yathrib (The Prophet’s city of Medina), where the Jews used to live until their expulsion by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). That’s the pinnacle of their motives.” (statement by Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Islam Online, ‘U.S. Muslim Leaders Want Unity Ahead of Sharon’s Visit,’ June 25, 2001) “An analysis for Muslims of the revelation to Prophet Moses, as it exists today, with the underlying message by the speaker to be grateful for the Qur’an and its purity. This analysis consists of comparisons between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic concepts of G-d, prophethood, and revelation. Stories and descriptions are relayed from the Old Testament to show how these sacred institutions have been corrupted by the hand of man and how many teachings presently in the Old Testament actually go against all human logic and morality.” (description of video of Shah speech entitled ‘An Examination of the Old Testament,’ MeccaCentric Da’wah Group)

Omar Shahin (Shaheen) Sensitivity Trainer for CAIR-Arizona and former Arizona Coordinator of IAP’s (dissolved) sister organization, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
On November 20, 2006, Shahin, along with five other imams, was escorted off a U.S. Airways flight bound for Arizona and detained by U.S. authorities for exhibiting what was determined by law enforcement to be “suspicious behavior.” (Airport Police Department, ‘Minnesota Report Form, Offense/Incident/Arrest Report,’ November 21, 2006) “[I]f they don’t trust the security, this is their problem, not our problem.” (statement by Omar Shahin, made during November 2006 teleconference discussing legal action(s) to be taken by flying imams) Aside from his involvement with CAIR-Arizona, Shahin is the President of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF), a large group of radical Islamist religious leaders that openly “collaborates” with groups related to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Fifth Column Imam Flyers,’ April 20, 2007) These groups include: the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), and CAIR. (official website of NAIF, ‘Partner Organizations,’ November 2006 – Present) Before NAIF’s founding in 2004, Shahin was the imam and President of the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT), a mosque that represented one of Al-Qaeda’s main hubs in America, prior to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. (Testimony of Matthew Epstein with Evan Kohlmann Before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, ‘Arabian Gulf Financial Sponsorship of Al-Qaida via U.S.-Based Banks, Corporations and Charities,’ March 11, 2003) One of Shahin’s predecessors at the mosque was Wael Hamza Julaidan, a former colleague of Osama bin Laden and bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam. (Peter L. Bergen, An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader: The Osama bin Laden I Know, 2006) Shahin, himself, has admitted to once supporting bin Laden. (Dennis Wagner and Tom Zoellner, The Arizona Republic, “Arizona Was Home to bin Laden ‘Sleeper Cell,'” September 28, 2001) Throughout his time with and after leaving ICT, Shahin was involved in terror financing organizations. He was the Arizona Coordinator for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a Hamas charity whose funds were frozen by the U.S. government soon after 9/11. Under his leadership, thousands of dollars were raised for HLF through ICT. As well, Shahin was a representative for KindHearts, another Hamas charity that was shut down by the U.S. (Katherine Kersten, Minneapolis Star Tribune, ‘Suspicion about Imams Grows as Terror Links Pile Up,’ December 10, 2006) Shahin told the Arizona Daily Star, in 2001, that he would allow the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), yet another terror charity whose funds were frozen by the U.S. government, to raise funds at the ITC. (ibid) “Allah almighty has described his servants with a precise description in order for us to follow in their footsteps. Allah Almighty started by saying ‘the slaves of (Allah) Most Gracious’ as an indication to their real loyalty… What an honor for any one to be called by Allah ‘the slaves of (Allah) Most Gracious.’ Allah has dignified those alone among all humanity. Because of them, Allah will also dignify the whole Islamic Nation. Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him said: ‘you will keep on fighting with the Jews until the fight reaches the east of Jordan river then the stones and trees will say: oh Muslim, oh (servant) slaves of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him…'” (Omar Shahin Friday lecture, official website of the ICT, ‘Slaves of G-d,’ October 4, 2002)”We should invite them [Christians] to investigate the religion of Islam especially nowadays we should give them the right information about Islam. And now let us open our hearts to what our great prophet said: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: You would tread the same path that was trodden by those before you span by span and cubit by cubit (inch by inch and step by step) so much so that if they had entered into the hole of the lizard, you would follow them in this also. We said: Allah’s Messenger, do you mean the Jews and the Christians (by your words)? He said: Who else (than those two religious groups)?” (Omar Shahin Friday lecture, official website of the ICT, ‘Jesus PBUH,’ December 20, 2002) On November 19, 1999, two of Shahin’s ICT congregants, Hamdan al-Shalawi and Muhammed al-Qudhaieen, were detained, after the crew of an America West flight reported that al-Qudhaieen had twice attempted to open the plane’s cockpit door. Shahin represented the two as their attorney, in a “racial profiling” lawsuit filed against America West, which has since merged with U.S. Airways. (Paul Sperry, FrontPage Magazine, ‘Imams Gone Wild,’ November 30, 2006)Shalawi, following the flight incident, in November of 2000, trained at Al-Qaida terror camps in Afghanistan, learning how to conduct “Khobar Towers”-type attacks that he and a colleague planned to execute in Saudi Arabia. (The 9/11 Commission Report, Notes to Chapter 7, July 22, 2004) On June 13, 2003, al-Qudhaieen was arrested by the FBI, in relation to an investigation concerning the September 11 attacks. (Barbara Ferguson, Arab News – Saudi Arabia, “Saudi Student ‘Missing’ After FBI Arrest,” June 26, 2003) On September 4, 2003, al-Qudhaieen was deported from the United States to Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press, ‘Former Ariz. Student, a Saudi, Sent Home,’ September 4, 2003)

Affad Shaikh Civil Rights Coordinator of CAIR-Los Angeles (CAIR-California), Staff Writer for CAIR-California’s monthly tabloid, In Focus, and former Media Contact for CAIR-San Diego
“If you are white or close to passing as white, there are far less limitation on you. People with white skin color can get away with stuff- I know I am being racist.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘I wish we had business cards in grad school!’ Comments, September 7, 2007) In September of 2007, Shaikh referred to Americans in Iraq as “Crusaders.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, “The Crusader’s Mark,” September 4, 2007) “Crusader” is the term used by al-Qaeda to describe Americans in Iraq. (Dexter Filkins, The New York Times, “Zarqawi vows defeat for ‘crusader’ U.S. in Iraq ,” April 26, 2006) “Since I began working full time I have taken the step toward financially supporting those causes- which include… Islamic Relief…” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘An Apeal to your Conscience- the universal right of being Human,’ September 1, 2007) According to the Israeli government, Islamic Relief is a Hamas front that has provided funds and assistance to Hamas. (Chris McGreal, The Guardian, ‘Israel accuses British-funded Islamic charity of being front for terrorists,’ May 31, 2006) “I made it big!!! CAIR-Watch did a profile on me.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Next time use the picture of me and my taliban bazooka,’ August 27, 2007) In August of 2007, Shaikh described Senator Joe Lieberman, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, former head of the CIA James Woolsey, Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation, Lt. General Thomas McInerney, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity and Sheppard Smith as “Extremist Right Wing Nut cases.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, “Let’s NUKE Iran!!!” August 22, 2007) About America’s refusal to recognize the Hamas-led Palestinian government: “[E]ffectively we have destroyed the possibility of a Palestinian state, into three pieces- Gaza, West Bank and millions of refugees- by our refusal to take into account the will of the people, instead we have effectively stamped the will of the Palestinian people with a radioactive sticker.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘Defeating Al-Qeada One Democracy at a Time, August 7, 2007) Disappointed at the West’s antipathy for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood: “Unfortunately in the past what we have seen is the unraveling of Middle Eastern countries because of the legitimate win or illegitimate stuffing of ballots by Western supported political parties against popular Islamic (Muslim) oriented parties.” (ibid)“As the days wear on in the War on Terrorism, I do believe I find protecting our rights more important, because those entrusted to ensure National Security are quite incompetent to do so… One of these days I will post the types of questions DHS agents ask to protect our country, its a sheer laugh factory.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Careful: The FB-eye may be watching,’ August 1, 2007) “I can see that the current Pope is only living up to the rise of extremism that all religions face these days. Its just now instituationally recognized with the appointment of this Pope.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘The Pope pushing a Clash of Civilization,’ July 31, 2007)“The following article is actually something I will be referencing in a piece I am working on regarding the importance of the Turkish election victory of the ‘Islamist leaning’ AKP.” The article begins, “Tony Blair’s effort to revive the Middle East peace process will be doomed unless the West begins talking to the militant group Hamas.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, “Blair ‘will fail unless he talks to Hamas,’” July 29, 2007) “RUN WHITE FOLKS RUN, the ISLAMISTS are on the way- just kidding.” (ibid) “Bush is a liar. Cheney is fat retard of a liar. Gonzales is a liar. Rice is a liar. Karl Rove is a liar. This country is run by liars and crooks and criminals all of them are masquerading as Republicans and WHY ARE THEY NOT IN PRISON?” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘ANGRY AT LIARS,’ July 19, 2007) “I for one was very surprised to read this in the LA Times. The statement leaves me in bewilderment. Abu Marzook, Hamas and all, speaks… Thank you Abu Marzook for the love note :)” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘From Hamas with LOVE?’ July 11, 2007) Shaikh derogatorily refers to the West as “the WEST i.e. the Condi Rice and Dickbush.” (ibid) In May of 2000, Shaikh posted an article stating that “The United States is among the least peaceful nations in the world.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘Funny, America is the LEAST peaceful nation between Iran and Yemen, how Ironic,’ May 31, 2007) “I can not even begin to explain why we in the United States continue to support a country that has broken more UN resolutions then Saddam… For those of you who do not know, Israel is a Jewish state, and any who are not Jewish are second class citizens. If we in the West continue to feed into the this idea and support a state that is not truly in line with Democratic principles then we are fooling ourselves and setting up for a catastrophe of great magnitude.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘A Democratic Israel- an oxymoron?’ May 3, 2007) “Get rid of the Pharaoh in Egypt along with the Prince of Israel.” (ibid) “[W]asnt it Joe Kaufman who said on record there were no moderate muslims or it could have been Steven Emmerson, either way they are both right wing extremist with their own agenda- to marginalize and delimitimigize the Muslim community.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslim Matters, ‘Moderate in the Extreme,’ Responses, April 24, 2007) “[W]hen I go out into the community and speak to non-Muslims they are shocked and think where are the Muslims like you- and they say I represent ‘moderate Muslims’ when in fact I dont think I represent anything of the sort aside from the American Muslim community.” (ibid) “Honest Reporting does a really good job at shielding Zionist mistreatment and barbarism against the Palestinian people by guilt tripping and lacing everyone’s conscience with poison on how the world did the Jewish people wrong.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘Lets talk honestly- Zionism and REVISIONISM, April 1, 2007) Sad for the destruction of terrorists’ homes: “[The] Israeli army treats Palestinians- [with] guilt by association and demolishing homes and neighborhoods because of the actions of one individual in a family.” (ibid)Advocating for convicts: “I have to admit that the report that my survey of our four chapter [Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles] presents a frustrated experience with trying to adjudicate these cases. The following is a conclusion we have received from many facilities we have asked to investigate cases or incidents: ‘After conducting a thorough investigation, we reach the conclusion that there was no violation of inmate’s rights.’ You can imagine, how as community advocates this is a frustrating situation.” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘United States Commission on Civil Rights- Religious Accomadation for Muslim Inmates in California Facilities,’ March 24, 2007) “[W]e can call it by what is is- ‘Obsession: The Zionist Propaganda Machine.’” (Affad Shaikh, Muslamics, ‘An Obession with MisInfromation,’ March 12, 2007) “Aish Ha Torah is a radical, fringe right wing extremist movement in Israeli society.” (ibid) In response to San Francisco State University’s decision not to allow a mural on campus depicting Palestinian symbols of hatred and violence: “I am shocked and quite angry with your decision, and as I write this I am trying to remain calm and civil… You so non-chalantly put aside an entire sides aspirations, hopes and dreams to promote your personal gains, which is to appease or keep at bay those Zionist organizations that would chew you apart for doing something honorable and decent!” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘CSUSF Rejects a Palestinian Mural,’ March 2, 2007) In September of 2006, Shaikh posted on his blog that he listens to Anwar al-Awlaki, the former imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, located in Washington, D.C. (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Five Years Ago an American Muslim was born,’ Comments September 30, 2006) Al-Awlaki (a.k.a. Abu Atiq) was arrested in Yemen one month prior to Shaikh’s writing about him. Al-Awlaki had been an associate of two 9/11 hijackers and was alleged to have had a role in a foiled al-Qaeda plot to bomb oil and gas facilities in Yemen. (Cage Prisoners, ‘Prisoners: Middle East: Anwar Al Awlaki,’ February 17, 2007) “[Daniel Pipes] began his stay in Southern California with a big bang! He gave a lecture at UCI, hosted by the campus Hillel group- a bunch of militant Zionist who burn down displays and call anything foreign suspect ‘terrorist’ activities.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Welcome Daniel Pipes: Act 1 of 3,’ February 17, 2007)“One of the things that gets me the most is how a people- the Jews- who suffered so much at the hands of Hitler and anti-Jewish sentiment, could create a polciy- Zionism- so potent as to re-create the very conditions extended to them through Hitler and the various pogroms, and of all the places to do so- in the Holy Land.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Apartheid Wall- Palestine Mourns in Silence,’ January 19, 2007) “[Saddam Hussein] is a product of miserable American policy and much of it misguided by Israel and its lobby (something I have been researching, reading a book by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.). Maybe [Donald] Rumsfeld should be held as an accomplice, serve some prison time.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Sadam- Martyr now, Brutal Dictator Forever,’ January 11, 2007)“Senator [Barbara] Boxer has fallen prey to the growing Islamophobic trend in the United States; she has relied on a smear campaign by Joe Kaufman… Unfortunately, her withdrawal of an award to a well-respected community leader and her falling prey to Islamophobia, if uncorrected, will only further alienate her from the Muslim community. Senator Boxer’s decision to rescind [CAIR leader] Basim Elkarra’s award appears to have also been influenced by strong support she received from the pro-Israeli Lobby.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Senator Boxer Promotes Islamophobia,’ January 9, 2007) “Congresswoman [Jane] Harman, was in the end a pocket protector for AIPAC. So I am not surprised to see AIPAC fighting for their ‘man.’” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Political Misfortune: Harman on the Rocks,’ November 9, 2006) “[H]ere is my advice to fellow American Muslims: NEVER GO INTO AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FBI, WITH OUT COVERING YOURSELF.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘FBI Comes Knocking,’ November 4, 2006) About the FBI agents that worked on the capture of terrorists in Lodhi, California and Miami, Florida: “Lodhi and the Miami Seven are just a few agents gone bad.” (ibid) “I will be buried in American soil and had very little to do with Pakistan. But I think America stopped being America for me five years ago today… Five years ago, for worse or better, the events of 9/11 lead me to be an American Muslim… The fact is, there is a new generation of angry Americans who happen to be American, and who happen to not like what America is becoming… I turned to having a beard because I wanted to not only identify as a Muslim in my heart, but to be identified by others as being a Muslim. I wanted people to not only stare and me and think that ‘this guy might be a terrorist’ but to know that if anything I was definatly a Muslim… [W]hatever happened five years ago has transformed American Muslims, America and the world- with drastic changes yet to come.” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Five Years Ago an American Muslim was born,’ September 10, 2006) “’So Hezbollah is giving $4,000 each to the residents of South Lebanon and promising to rebuild their towns. Seeing such quick actions, we should disband FEMA – after its woeful performance in New Orleans – and outsource the job to Hezbollah.’ Saw this as an attachment on a friends email. This is a great social commentary. How one man’s terrorist organization is also better at accomadating the very people they have put under the gun, then there is our terrorist facist government lead by President Bush…” (Affad Shaikh, This American Muslim, ‘Outsourcing Katrina Disaster Aid to Hezbollah,’ September 7, 2006)“Well I do think that with the current trends it is good for White people to re-examine and invest in their racial identity- I mean soon they will be a minority in the majority of places that make up the fabric of America.” (ibid) “The Bush administration has quite a bit of blood on their hands.” (Affad Shaikh, Hansot, Countering Neo-Conservative Propaganda 3, ‘GWOT : Dajjali Propaganda, masters of spin,’ May 22, 2005)In October of 2006, Shaikh posted an article on his blog written by Tariq Ramadan complaining about how he has been barred from entering the United States. (This American Muslim, ‘Why I’m Banned in the USA,’ October 2, 2006) According to the U.S. Embassy, Ramadan had provided money to Hamas charities. Both the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, have deemed Ramadan a “public safety risk or a national security threat.” (Washington Post, ‘A Visa Revoked,’ September 7, 2004) Shaikh helped organize an event featuring Hatem Bazian. (Affad Shaikh, Internet Activist, ‘Jewish Friends of Palestine website updated,’ Comments, April 4, 2007) Bazian is a former representative for the Hamas charity, KindHearts. (KindHearts fundraising dinner, ‘Palestinians in Agony!’ June 18, 2004) In April of 2004, Bazian called for an intifada (armed uprising) on the United States. (Anti-America rally in San Francisco, April 10, 2004)

Danya Shakfeh (a.k.a. Ms. Jihad U.) Former Office Assistant for CAIR-Tampa
“Many of you have probably heard the news, but thank G-d, the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim charity that was shut down after September 11 for alleged ties to terrorism, and its officers have been found not guilty and/or a mistrial has been declared.” (Danya Shakfeh, SufiStication, ‘Holy Land Foundation Vindicated,’ October 22, 2007)On her website, Shakfeh described the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) as “a party” and “fun” and said she would be attending it. (Danya Shakfeh, Salika Sufisticate, ‘ISNA… Ya, I’ll Be There,’ August 31, 2007) This, after ISNA had been named an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a Hamas financing case put forward by the United States government. (United States of America vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, May 29, 2007) Making light of the case against Al-Qaeda operative Jose Padilla: “Yes, I realize that [sic] headlines says ‘guilty on terror charges’ but I want to be more accurate and say ‘conspiracy’ because that is what it was. Conspiracy is agreeing to commit a crime with another person. You might be angry at the time. You may never have the intention to do it… Ya, not that hard to be convicted of it, frankly. One thing that prosecutors do is that if they can not prove their original accusation then they go for conspiracy– as we see happened in this case.” (Danya Shakfeh, Salika Sufisticate, ‘Jury Finds Padilla Guilty of Conspiracy,’ August 16, 2007) And “Ya, goodness, if you can establish that someone is speaking in code, as apparently the jury believed, then anyone can be convicted of conspiracy. ‘I’m hungry’ can be interpreted as ‘hey, let’s commit a crime!'” (‘Jury Finds Padilla Guilty of Conspiracy,’ Comments, August 17, 2007) “About Me: I am an 18 year old university student. I am double majoring in international studies and communication and insha’Allah seek to further study in the motherland (Syria) the traditional Islamic sciences.” (‘Verily it is the Heart!’ Danya Shakfeh’s blog profile) “Right now my parents gotta save money since my dad is building a new office, I’m buying a car soon insha’Allah and we’re building our house in Syria.” (Danya Shakfeh, ‘Verily it is the Heart!’ March 25, 2002) Making light of the case against “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla: “Yes, I realize that headlines says “guilty on terror charges” but I want to be more accurate and say “conspiracy” because that is what it was. Conspiracy is agreeing to commit a crime with another person. You might be angry at the time. You may never have the intention to do it… Ya, not that hard to be convicted of it, frankly. One thing that prosecutors do is that if they can not prove their original accusation then they go for conspiracy– as we see happened in this case.” (Danya Shakfeh, Salika Sufisticate, ‘Jury Finds Padilla Guilty of Conspiracy,’ August 16, 2007) And “Ya, goodness, if you can establish that someone is speaking in code, as apparently the jury believed, then anyone can be convicted of conspiracy. ‘I’m hungry’ can be interpreted as ‘hey, let’s commit a crime!'” (‘Jury Finds Padilla Guilty of Conspiracy,’ Comments, August 17, 2007) “As many Muslims in the US have, I went to an Islamic school for a good amount of years in my life. I remember getting the impression that if you went to Islamic school you were saved and if you did not go, you were doomed to hell. If you went to public school you would turn into a kafir and do many haram things… The graduates of the Islamic schools do not [know] how to assimilate into university life. They rarely did anything outside of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) – if that… and the guys had a hard time when a female was in leadership.” (Danya Shakfeh, Salika Sufisticate, ‘Islamic Schools,’ February 11, 2006)”I hate this term. I won’t call myself a moderate Muslim… I mean just what the heck is a ‘moderate’ Muslim anyway?… It’s an empty term that ultimately demonizes the true nature of Islam through implication. Well, I’m not going to fall prey to this; I am a Muslim.” (Danya Shakfeh, Salika Sufisticate, “Moderate Muslim”???, October, 4, 2006) “Dr. Sami Al-Arian is being accused of doing some of [sic] kind of conspiracy with the Saudi government. HAHAHA!!… If you don’t know who Dr. Sami Al-Arian is, he’s basically accused of being affiliated with Hamas or Islamic Jihad and stuff like that but there’s no real proof of him doing anything… He’s really a harmless guy…” (Danya Shakfeh, ‘Verily it is the Heart!’ March 22, 2002) “On Friday we went to the rally for Palestine and that was quite interesting… What caused some trouble was this one sign we had. It was the Star of David (it’s meant to represent Israel, not Judaism and we also have signs saying Sharon = Hitler) and a swastika with an equal sign in the middle.” (Danya Shakfeh, ‘Verily it is the Heart!’ August 4, 2002) “After coming back from a deen intensive about a year ago, I decided to do a little research about halal/zabiha meat and make a firm decision about it… I came to the conclusion in the end to switch to halal/zabiha meat. I was no longer convinced by the “People of Book” argument. Not because I don’t believe they are really People of the Book [Jews] but the fact is, they don’t slaughter these animals according to any book, regardless of their alleged faith.” (Danya Shakfeh, Salika Sufisticate, ‘I am Arab and I Eat Zabiha Meat,’ January 12, 2006) “[M]any Eastern Europeans (non-Semites obviously since they are European) converted to Judaism during the Middle Ages and most of those in Israel (such as Sharon himself) are those occupying Israel.” (Danya Shakfeh, Welcome to My Odyssey, reply to Mike Berman e-mail, January 29, 2002) “[W]hen Jews moved to Palestine to occupy it, the surrounding countries did retaliate. But keep in mind they realized that the Jews wanted more than just Palestine… The surrounding countries were defending themselves… I’d also like to note that I do not support Yasir Arafat. I see he is not very diplomatic and does not seem to care very much about his people. He is also Christian… You mention how the Jews have just as [much] right to live on the Holy lands as anyone else, but I have a real problem with that argument.” (ibid)”There is much Zionist propaganda in the media. If you’ve ever read the German point of view of the “Holocaust”, you would know that the Germans of the time believed that the Jews were over represented in the government, much like today in the US.” (ibid)”Before I close this entry, I just want to quickly talk about this Palestine. I’m very peeved at the Israelis. Er, rather, Zionists… I don’t really agree with the suicide bombings, but I mean, they’re resisting occupation and that’s all they have.” (Danya Shakfeh, ‘Verily it is the Heart!’ April 6, 2002)”Man, I’m depressed again. I feel so caged up. I realized my life is a total waste. I have no promising future, not gonna get into any good colleges and my future seems so unclear and I’m scared. I’m sick of people and I’m sick of this pathetic world.” (Danya Shakfeh, ‘Verily it is the Heart!’ June 19, 2002)”I feel cold. I feel as though I want to hurt someone. And I know exactly who I want to hurt.” (Danya Shakfeh, ‘Verily it is the Heart!’ June 11, 2002)

Muzammil Siddiqi (Siddiqui) Former member of the Board of Advisors of CAIR National and co-author of CAIR’s Phony Fatwa Against Terrorism
From 1997 to 2001, Siddiqi served as President of the Plainfield, Indiana-based Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an umbrella organization for Arab-oriented North American mosques and Islamic centers. (www.isna.net, ‘Board of Directors,’ November 25, 2006) ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood organization that was founded through the Muslim Students Organization (MSA) in 1983. (www.msa-natl.org, ‘FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MSA OF THE US & CANADA: Muslim Students on the Rise’) “America has to learn. If you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of G-d will come. Please, all Americans. Do you remember that? Allah is watching everyone. G-d is watching everyone. If you continue doing injustice, and tolerate injustice, the wrath of G-d will come.” (statement by Muzammil Siddiqi, Washington Post, ‘Muslim Leaders Struggle with Mixed Messages,’ October 2, 2001)

Shahina Siddiqui Advisory Board Member of CAIR-Canada (CAIR-CAN)
Siddiqui has written articles for and was featured on live dialogue sessions for Islam Online. (Shahina Siddiqui, Islam Online, “The Positive & negative C’s of Islamic Parenting,” February 19, 2002; “Fundamentals Of A Happy Marriage – Part I: ‘Must Have’s of Every Relationship,’” February 29, 2000; “Fundamentals Of A Happy Marriage – Part 2: ‘Must Dos’ of Every Relationship,’” March 8, 2000; Islam Online, Live Dialogue with Shahina Siddiqui, Islam Online, ‘Breaking Out of Depression – How?’ April 12, 2007; ‘Surviving Sexual Abuse – How?’ April 26, 2007) Islam Online also features live dialogues with Hamas leaders (Islam Online, Live Dialogue with Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, ‘Hamas and the Future of Palestine,’ May 7, 2003) and a ‘Fatwa Bank’ (religious ruling) section advocating attacks on Israeli civilians. (Islam Online, Jihad: Rulings & Regulations, ‘Attacking Civilians in Martyr Operations,’ October 26, 2003)“Adultery is a crime in Islam that is punishable by death.” (Shahina Siddiqui, Islam Online, “Fundamentals Of A Happy Marriage – Part 2: ‘Must Dos’ of Every Relationship,’” March 8, 2000)Siddiqui referred to the practice of honour killings as “the so-called honour killings” and “merely a fancy name for murder.” (Shahina Siddiqui, Winnipeg Free Press, ‘Status of Muslim women is not well understood,’ March 24, 2001)“In the Islamic frame of reference, peace should not be confused with the ‘absence of war.’” (Shahina Siddiqui, Winnipeg Sun, ‘Peace has broad meaning in Islam,’ August 4, 2006) In May of 2006, Siddiqui and others filed a formal complaint with the Winnipeg police department’s hate crimes unit, attempting to stop the showing of ‘Obsession,’ a film that exposes the horrors of radical Islam. (CBC News, “Film’s screening sparks religious controversy,” May 29, 2006)“Can anyone dispute that Western media is biased in its portrayal of Islam and that misinformation and outright lies are passed on as facts? The practice of rendition, secret trials, hateful attacks on the prophet of Islam, torture and sexual abuse of Iraqi and Afghani prisoners by Western troops, desecration of the Muslim holy book, war based on lies, massacres of civilians, sanctions that lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Muslim children: are these not acts of hate?” (Shahina Siddiqui, Winnipeg Sun, ‘Propaganda film targets my faith,’ June 3, 2006)In December of 2001, Siddiqui wrote an article for Sound Vision (Shahina Siddiqui, Sound Vision, ‘Marriage in Islam,’ December 17, 2001), an Islamist propaganda center located in Bridgeview, Illinois that was established as the multimedia division of the American arm of the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan (Jamaat-e-Islami), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). (website of ICNA, About ICNA, ‘Major Projects and Divisions,’ May 8, 1999)Comparing Canadian Muslims’ and overseas Muslims’ “knowledge” of “the West”: “The reality of the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Lebanon and that of the Palestinian people among others is one of tanks, bulldozers, bombs, massacres, humiliation, torture and abuse. Therefore, the parallels being drawn between what some Muslims over there feel and know about the West, to what Canadian Muslims feel here and now, is a stretch and amounts to comparing apples and oranges.” (Shahina Siddiqui, Winnipeg Free Press, Letter to the Editor, “Don’t blame local Muslims,” June 2, 2006) Siddiqui’s non-recognition of Israel’s existence: “When, to appease the Israeli extremist, we turn a blind eye to the illegal settlements being established on confiscated Palestinian land, and when we insist that they agree to 90% of 20% of their land as a generous offer we must take a moment to reflect would this be good enough for us?” (Shahina Siddiqui, Calgary Sun, ‘No Peace in Islam without Justice,’ November 5, 2000)Siddiqui co-authored a treatise arguing for Sharia law to be brought to Canada. (Shahina Siddiqui and Omar Siddiqui, focus/justice – The Magazine of the McGill Legal Information Clinic, “‘Imagining the Real’: Legal Pluralism, Sharia, and a Just Society,” 2006) Siddiqui has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by groups connected to the violent Muslim Brotherhood. (website of Muslim American Society, ‘MAS-ICNA West Regional Convention a Smashing Success,’ November 30, 2005; website of the Islamic Society of North America, ISNA 43rd Annual Convention, ‘Achieving Balance in Faith, Family and Community,’ September 1, 2006)In July of 1997, Siddiqui was involved as a Director in what was termed an “Educational Retreat” at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Militant Islam Monitor, ‘Unindicted co conspirator linked to WTC bombing Siraj Wahaj being brought to FAU campus by Muslim Student Organisation & MAS,’ January 17, 2005) The Program Director of the event was Siraj Wahhaj, an individual who was named by the U.S. government as a potential unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. (Militant Islam Monitor, ‘List of Unindicted co conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing ,’ December 6, 2005)Siddiqui is the principal author of a booklet based on a paper presented by Siddiqui in 2001 at the ‘Islam in America’ Conference held in Indianapolis. The booklet acknowledges support from such Islamist institutions as CAIR, ICNA, ISNA, MSA and Siraj Wahhaj’s Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). As well, according to the book, the “project would not have been possible without [the] expertise, feedback and support” of Jamal Badawi. (website of CAIR, ‘Women Friendly Mosques and Community Centers,’ December 23, 2005; website of the ISNA Leadership Development Center/ILDC, ‘Women Friendly Mosques and Community Centers: Working Together to Reclaim Our Heritage’) Badawi is the author of a book which states that, under the right circumstances, it is “permissible” for a husband to beat his wife. (Jamal Badawi, World Assembly of Muslim Youth/WAMY, ‘Gender Equity in Islam,’ 1995)

Raeed Tayeh Former Executive Board member of IAP’s (dissolved) Chicago chapter (a.k.a American Muslim Society) and former assistant at IAP-Chicago headquarters
In November of 2001, Tayeh was fired from his job as a Congressional aide to Representative Cynthia McKinney, when a letter of his was published by a newspaper accusing Jewish lawmakers of exhibiting inappropriate loyalty to the State of Israel. (Evan Gahr, Jewish World Review, ‘Cynthia McKinney’s Final Solution,’ November 30, 2001) The piece read, “What is more disturbing to me is that many of these pro-Israeli lawmakers sit on the House International Relations Committee despite the obvious conflict of interest that their emotional attachments to Israel cause. The Israeli occupation of all territories must end, including Congress.” It was signed, “Raeed Tayeh, Office of Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.).” (Raeed Tayeh, The Hill, Letters to the Editor, ‘McKinney aide: Some Jewish members have divided loyalties,’ November 28, 2001)“With regard to Mr. Raeed Tayeh’s letter of November 28th, in which he questions the loyalties of Jewish members of Congress, only a scoundrel and a bigot would choose to impugn a member’s loyalty and commitment to this country based upon his or her ethnicity or religion. Accusing Jews of being disloyal to their country – due to their support for Israel and other central aspects of our faith – recalls the most vile anti-Semitic canards that have been invoked against Jews throughout the ages.” (Executive Director Ira N. Forman, National Jewish Democratic Council, “Aide to Rep. McKinney Accuses Jewish Lawmakers of ‘Conflict of Interest,’” November 29, 2001) “Mr. Tayeh spoke at the same October 2000 pro-Palestinian rally in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., at which Abdurahman Alamoudi, president of the American Muslim Council… declared his support for Hamas… At the rally, Mr. Tayeh introduced himself as a member of the Islamic Association for Palestine and delivered a speech in English and Arabic. According to a source who saw a videotape of the rally, Mr. Tayeh claimed that ‘all of Palestine is holy,’ that Palestine encompasses the land ‘from the river to the sea’ — a reference to the illegitimacy of Israel — and that ‘Al Aqsa is not their temple,’ meaning that a Jewish temple never stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.” (Rachel Donadio, The Forward, ‘Cynthia McKinney Aid Has Ties To Hamas,’ June 12, 2001) Aside from his involvement with the IAP, Tayeh was also a research fellow at the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). (Ayesha Ahmad, Islam Online, ‘Muslim-American Civil Rights in Danger: U.S. Muslim Leaders,’ September 19, 2001) Israeli officials stated that, after his arrest in January of 1993, Mohammed Salah – like Tayeh, an IAP and UASR alum – told them that UASR acted as Hamas’ political command center in the United States. (Judith Miller, The New York Times, ‘Israel Says That a Prisoner’s Tale Links Arabs in U.S. to Terrorism,’ February 17, 1993) In April of 2001, Tayeh was a featured speaker at an event sponsored by Al-Awda – Palestine Right to Return Coalition, along with convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian. (Al-Awda, ‘Rally to Defend Palestinian Right to Return,’ April 7, 2001)In September of 2002, Tayeh was hired by the Muslim American Society (MAS) to be the organization’s Public Affairs Director of its Freedom Foundation. (Islam Online, Live Dialogue, Guest CV, ‘Mr. Raeed N. Tayeh,’ July 21, 2003) While in this position, in April of 2003, Tayeh partnered with MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director Mahdi Bray and MAS Freedom Foundation Communications Director Ismail Royer as ‘Trainers,’ in an MAS ‘Activist Training Seminar’ (Co-sponsored by the IAP’s political advocacy wing, UMAA). (Muslim American Society News, ‘Attention Muslim Activists!’ April 24, 2003) This was just two months before Royer was arrested and charged for his role in a terror plot to murder Americans and Indians overseas. (Associated Press, ‘Eleven Charged in Federal Terror Sweep, June 27, 2003) In May of 2000, Tayeh was brought on as a writer for Islam Online (Raeed Tayeh, Islam Online, ‘Former Prime Minister Bhutto Critical Of Pakistani Military Regime,’ May 13, 2000), a web service that features a ‘Fatwa Bank’ (religious ruling) section stating, “Hence, we are allowed to kill every Israeli until they stop this mass killing and paganism.” (Islam Online, Jihad: Rulings & Regulations, ‘Attacking Civilians in Martyr Operations, October 26, 2003) In February of 2004, Tayeh was sent by MAS to Cleveland to assist radical imam Fawaz Damra, who was in jeopardy of being placed on paid leave from his mosque after he was indicted for falsifying his American citizenship application. (Muslim American Society, ‘MAS Helps Resolve Dispute in Cleveland Mosque,’ February 9, 2004) Damra had been indicted for failing to list, on the application, the terrorist organizations that he had been affiliated with. (Muslim American Society, ‘MAS-Cleveland Shows Support for Indicted Imam,’ January 14, 2004) Because of Tayeh’s efforts, Damra was able to resume his job as imam. In July of 2003, Tayeh participated in a ‘Live Dialogue’ session on Islam Online. (Raeed Tayeh, Islam Online, Live Dialogue, ‘Muslims and US Upcoming Elections,’ July 21, 2003) This puts him on par with other Live Dialogue alums, such as Hamas leaders Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (‘Hamas and the Future of Palestine,’ May 7, 2003), Abdulaziz Rantisi (‘Hamas and the Roadmap: Where to?’ May 12, 2003), and Moussa Abu Marzouq (‘Hamas to Halt Civilian-Targeted Operations, January 5, 2004) “Oh how I dream of that wonderful day, when our flags are raised, and when the marching bands will play. When the young will cheer, and when the old will cry. When the refugees return, and when Zionism will die.” (Raeed N. Tayeh, Jerusalemites, ‘Who Am I?’ February 6, 2000) “It is our duty to return Palestine, ALL OF PALESTINE.” (Raeed Tayeh, Friends For Palestine, guestbook, June 21, 1999)

Jennifer Valko CAIR-Tampa Volunteer
“That’s it. I have had enough. I am making the announcement: I am an Extremist Muslim.” (Jennifer Valko’s blog idealmotion, ‘I am an Extremist Muslim,’ February 2, 2006) “There was an exclusive live interview on our local radio station WMNF (specifically the show ran by Ahmed Bedier called True Talk) with Br. Sameeh Hammoudeh, the ex-co-defendent of Sami Al-Arian… He was my Arabic professer at USF for 3 years, such a sweet brother, big heart… He had our Arabic class over to his house for dinner one night, masha’Allah. You can tell he really wanted to get a lot off of his chest during the interview, poor guy.” (Jennifer Valko’s blog idealmotion, ‘True Talk WMNF with Br. Sameeh Hammoudeh,’ March 3, 2006)Hammoudeh had previously been charged by the U.S. government with conspiring to provide material support to Palestinian Islamic Jihad. (Department of Justice, ‘Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Arrested, Charged with Racketeering and Conspiracy to Provide Support to Terrorists,’ February 20, 2003) “By the way, I just saw her [Samar Jarrah] today on our local station discussing the Hamas issue. I will try to have a transcript of it online later, insha’Allah. Very good points brought up… I asked [Ahmed] Bedier and he said he did tape it. If he posts it then I will definitely link to it, otherwise Bedier said I could have a copy.” (Jennifer Valko’s blog idealmotion, ‘Ready for Dialogue,’ January 30, 2006) Just four days prior to this, Jarrah, talking about Hamas on a radio program, stated, “I am for national resistance. It’s accorded to every country under international law.” (Public Radio International, Open Source with Christopher Lydon, January 26, 2006) Valko was formerly a Teaching Assistant for SunniPath, an online Islamic school academy, whose website features material of a hateful and violent nature. (Jennifer Valko’s blog idealmotion, ‘Ready for Dialogue,’ March 29, 2006) In the SunniPath e-Library, under the section ‘Fighting the Jews,’ it is stated, “You will fight the Jews until one of them tries to hide himself behind a rock and it calls out, ‘O slave of Allah! This Jew is behind me, so kill him!'” (SunniPath Library, ‘Book of Jihad and Military Expeditions,’ November 27, 2004 – Present) Valko is involved with numerous organizations created by the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood:
She is an Executive Board Member and the website designer for the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the University of South Florida (USF) (MSA-USF website, ‘Executive Board 2006-2007, February 21, 2007)
In December of 2005, she was the main organizer and contact for a youth jihad retreat sponsored by the Muslim American Society of Tampa (MAS-Tampa), which featured Al-Qaeda web designer and Hamas supporter, Mazen Mokhtar. (Joe Kaufman, FrontPage Magazine, “A New Year’s Jihad Retreat,” December 29, 2005)
In February of 2006, she co-founded the Tampa chapter of Why Islam, a project of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an umbrella organization for radical mosques and Islamic centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. (Jennifer Valko’s blog idealmotion, ‘Why Islam,’ February 20, 2006) Why Islam’s website features an article stating that it is “permissible” for a man to “beat” his wife. (www.whyislam.org, Jamal Badawi, ‘Gender Equity in Islam,’ March 30, 2004-Present)

Siraj Wahhaj (Wahaj) Former National Board member of CAIR
Wahhaj is Amir (President) of the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), an organization of African-American Muslim leaders that was created, in May of 2000, through the group Al-Ummah, in response to the arrest of then-leader of Al-Ummah, H. Rap Brown, a.k.a. Jamil Al-Amin, for the murder of a sheriff’s deputy. (website of MANA, ‘About MANA,’ March 17, 2002) “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing that will remain will be Islam.” (stated by Siraj Wahhaj on audiotape of Wahhaj sermon) Wahhaj’s name was placed on the U.S. Attorney’s list of potential co-conspirators to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Wahhaj, soon after, during the bombing trial, served as a witness for Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of the attack. (The Wall Street Journal, ‘One Imam the Path of Islam in Black America,’ October 24, 2003) “If Allah says stone them to death, through the Prophet Muhammad, then you stone them to death, because it’s the obedience of Allah and his messenger — nothing personal.” (ibid)

Dawud Walid Executive Director of CAIR-Michigan
Walid is the Assistant Imam of Masjid Wali Muhammad. (Muslim Students Association’s biography of speaker Dawud Walid, ‘Social Justice in Islam,’ March 23, 2007) Formerly Muhammad’s Temple No. 1, the mosque has very close ties to the Nation of Islam (NOI) and its former Supreme Minister, Elijah Muhammad, whose picture adorns the inside of the mosque. (University of Michigan’s photos from Masjid Wali Muhammad, ‘Building Islam in Detroit,’ February 18, 2005) In February of 2007, Walid joined others, who disregard and/or agree with the extreme hatred of the Nation of Islam, at a press conference to welcome the group and its overtly anti-Semitic leader, Louis Farrakhan, to Detroit. (Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, ‘Detroit leaders welcome Nation of Islam convention,’ February 15, 2007) About Farrakhan’s appearance, Walid stated with great anticipation, “We have been told that Minister Farrakhan is going to be making a big announcement at this meeting.” (Jeff Karoub, Associated Press, ‘Farrakhan takes podium once more,’ February 21, 2007) Justifying suicide bombings, while revising history: “[W]e look at some of the things that have gone on in Palestine and suicide bombings and say, how can a sane person – how can a person in their right mind take a bomb and strap it to themselves and go into a market and blow themselves up, and for that matter, a woman even, who has children – how can a woman take TNT and blow herself up and kill innocent people? Yes, this is wrong; this is a violation of the Islamic religion. But when you have a person’s grandfather, great-grandfather, who owned a piece of property that was in their family for centuries, and they’re kicked off of their land with no monetary compensation, and to live [in] refugee camp situations and have to go through the humiliation of checkpoints, day after day… and then you see your baby growing up in situations with lack of water, with not even having the mobility to even see your own family members, what do you think this would do to the psyche and the mentality of people over generations?” (from Dawud Walid speech at Western Michigan University, ‘Oppression Worse Than Murder,’ March 23, 2007) On September 21, 2006, Walid spoke at a press conference to defend the Islamic charity, LIFE for Relief and Development (LIFE), days after its Southfield, Michigan office had been raided by the FBI. (Dawud Walid’s blog, ‘Walid addresses media concerning due process rights for Muslim charity,’ September 21, 2006) LIFE, which originally went by the name International Relief Association (IRA), has been a “partner” organization to numerous groups with ties to Hamas and Al-Qaeda, including Human Concern International, Jerusalem Fund, ICNA Helping Hands, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Human Appeal International. (Life for Relief and Development, ‘2001 Annual Report’) “Tonight in Detroit, the Fellowship of Israel and Black America (FIBA) will be holding an event to propagate the misnomer that African-Americans and Israelis have a natural connection whose interests are mutually exclusive… With Islam being the fastest growing religion among African-Americans and waning pro-Israeli sentiments within mainstream America, this organization reeks a marriage of political convenience.” (Dawud Walid’s blog, ‘Interfaith event between African-Americans & Jewish-Americans or Evangelical & Pro-Israeli propaganda?’ September 14, 2006) “On August 8, 2006, 60 Minutes featured an interview with the current President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mike Wallace was very disrespectful to a head of state.” (Dawud Walid’s blog, ‘Interview of President Ahmadinejad with Mike Wallace,’ September 05, 2006) “In Washington DC on Monday, August 28, CAIR hosted a panel discussion regarding the groundbreaking paper ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ by Professor John J. Mearsheimer and Professor Stephen Walt. Prof. Mearsheimer and Prof. Walt, who submitted their paper on 3/13/06, illustrate how American foreign policy and interests have been adversely affected by blind allegiance to Israeli interests, which are not mutually exclusive.” (Dawud Walid’s blog, ‘CAIR Hosts Panel on Israeli Lobby’s Influence on American Foreign Policy,’ August 29, 2006) “It is American tax dollars being used to pay for those bombs that are killing innocent civilians in Lebanon. We stand here as Americans to ask our administration to stop sending material-aid to this country [Israel].” (stated at pro-Hezbollah rally in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 11, 2006) “External media – how we deal with the media – I would like to address this in a proactive way, because many times we see negative news stories about Muslims and Islam, and we complain about how we’re being covered. And many times we put too much weight on the Jewish factor that it’s a conspiracy that the entire media is controlled by Jewish and Zionist interests, which in some ways disarms us in how we approach the media.” (Islamic lectures and sermons by Dawud Walid, ‘Dawud Walid Speaks About Media at Zaman International Conference 06 in Dearborn’) “And many of the Arab-Americans… were able to achieve a level of whiteness in American society. However, with the advent of September 11, 2001, Arab-Americans for the most part — Arab-Americans’ white status or white card was revoked… Unless those Arab-Americans who totally change their first names and their last names and have nothing to do with Islam, then they may — Some of them may be able to hide or masquerade as what is called in America ‘white people.'” (Islamic lectures and sermons by Dawud Walid, ‘Youth civil rights’)”My dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam, I warn you… Surely those who obey Allah and those who obey the messenger and those who obey the authority amongst them, these are the people who are rightly guided, and they will have success in this life and in the next life. And most certainly those who disobey Allah and disobey the messenger and disobey those in authority from amongst the people, these people are clearly astray, and they will be ruined in this life, and they will be ruined in the next.'” (from sermon at Masjid Wali Muhammad, ‘Peace in the Masajid’)
About counter-terrorism expert Steve Emerson, Walid said that Emerson “has a crusader mentality” and stated, “With all the scrutiny Muslim organizations have been under since 9/11, if there was even a shred of validity to the charges of Mr. Emerson, we would have been closed down a long time ago.” (Daily Press & Argus, “Speaker warns of radical Islam — Muslim group rips terror expert’s remarks,” May 15, 2007)

Danette Zaghari-Mask Executive Director of CAIR-Orlando and former board member and attorney for CAIR-Florida
In an article announcing her being named as the head of CAIR’s Orlando chapter, Zaghari-Mask told the publication that CAIR’s ties to extremists are “completely baseless.” (Babita Persaud, Orlando Sentinel, ‘Convert to head Muslim group,’ August 1, 2007) The piece came out only a day before an FBI agent, during the trial against the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), discussed CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad’s presence and role at a 1993 Hamas meeting in Philadelphia. (The Investigative Project on Terrorism/IPT, Counterterrorism Blog, ‘CAIR Executive Director Placed at HAMAS Meeting,’ August 2, 2007) “Creating a Palestinian state would mean that Israel would actually have legal redress on the international stage, which would begin with allegations about state-sponsored terrorism… Americans in favor of Israeli tactics might want to take a breather and stop acting as puppets for the ‘cause.’” (Danette Zaghari-Mask, The Independent Florida Alligator, ‘Israeli conduct hampers peace,’ April 10, 2002)

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