Isn't it ironic that I come upon the following news item having just dined with the architect of the Venerable Patriot Act? Fortuitous indeed. The blog may look innocuous here , but it is diabolical in its objective.
One of our most effective weapons on the War on Radical Islamofascism is under attack again from the largest muslim group in America. CAIR Launches Patriot Act Blog. CAIR is a dangerous organization.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Inc., filed a defamation lawsuit against Andrew Whitehead, of Anti-CAIR (or ACAIR), a grass-roots project whose name explains its mission: to expose the largest, most vocal, and dangerous Islamist organization in North America.
CAIR's March 2004 lawsuit is part of what seems to be a policy of using the legal process to silence or
chill critics. In this case, CAIR claimed it had been harmed by six statements on CAIR'S
website, including CAIR's being founded by Hamas supporters, being partially
funded by terrorists, and intending to impose Islamic law on the United States. More here and read
CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense.
Here is the copy from CAIR's press release in the guise of a news article;
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched a "blog," or Internet journal, focusing on the negative civil liberties impact of the USA Patriot Act currently up for renewal in Congress.
[there has been no negative impact, none, the only impact has been POSITIVE, shutting down islamic terrorists operating inside this country - Atlas]
undefined blog, located at CAIRPatriotAct, offers information about the unsupervised domestic surveillance powers contained in the legislation and suggests ways in which voters can express their concerns to elected officials. It will be updated daily with new information. (Automatic updates can be sent to newsreader software using the Atom URL: CAIRPatriotAct ATOM. For newsreader information, go to: www.AtomEnabled.org) [they are certainly using all the up-to-the-minute state of the art technology - American ingenuity at its very best - Atlas]
In 2003, CAIR joined five other advocacy and community groups in mounting a constitutional challenge to the section of the Patriot Act that vastly expanded the FBI's power to spy on ordinary people. [Radical Islamic terrorists are not my idea of "normal people" =Atlas]
Sixteen provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire at the end of December. A House-Senate compromise on renewal was derailed just before Thanksgiving. The renewal process will be concluded within the next few weeks.
Readers of mine, I beg you to write to your congressman and women and demand they vote to renew the much needed Patriot Act.
I just wrote the following 24 hours ago............remember me and my man John at Columbia?
When asked: Ashcroft on the Patriot Act 12/01/05
"There has been not been one single case in America............Diane
Feinstein testified before the
Senate committee that she had received
20,000 letters complaining about everything from soup to nuts and
Feinstein had her staff go through every one of those letters. And not
one , not one even simple case of abuse. Not one. And Feinstien called
the ACLU and asked them for a specific example and she said they
couldn't name one."
"The Patriot Act was very helpful to us in the Lackawanna case. in the Cortland [the 2003 trial charging subjects with material support to Al Queda in Portland, Oregon. This exceptional investigation by the FBI and other agencies is described on the FBI Portland Field office web site hat tip MarcH] it's helpful in lowering the barrier between law enforcement and intelligence and allows for the prosecution of individuals charged in the murder of American citizens in Israel in buses that were blown up in Israel...................."
undefined is America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR has been named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit .
Pulling down the "firewall" dividing law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
This may sound technical, but it greatly enhanced American capabilities. For years, legal investigators pursued information that their colleagues in the intelligence agencies already had. It was like "having your best football players sitting on the bench when you are having your butts beat," notes Barry Carmody, an FBI agent who worked on the Sami Al-Arian terrorism case. Then the Patriot Act was passed and "Everything changed." More here