I was asked to discuss Imam Rauf's financing (and the lack of financial transparency) on the FOX Business show Money Rocks. The host, Eric Bolling, asked me about Rauf's finances, which I laid out in concrete detail. My presentation was followed by a panel discussion which I was not a part of.
Imagine my incredulity as I began to remove my mic when, who do I hear being introduced to weigh in on my finds? Inciter and hate sponsor Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for indicted co-conspirator, Muslim Brotherhood front, Hamas-linked CAIR. Hooper, BTW, has been quoted as saying he wants the “government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”
Why not have Mashaal or Nasrallah weigh in, seated right next to Hooper? Seriously. What's the difference?
Ibrahim Hooper couldn't contain his bile. He enters at minute 7:30. He nearly choked on his own vomit. I thought he was going to explode without having strapped one on.
But my mic was off so I couldn't respond. More galling is how they never warn or advise the audience who CAIR really is and how many convictions and jail sentences so many of their leaders are serving for supporting Hamas with millions.
I had no opportunity to rebut the false charges and lies of Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR's Ibrahim "Honest Ibe" Hooper. That Fox would allow him to smear me and not give me any chance to reply is unconscionable, and is the height of journalistic irresponsibility. I would not leave, but the LA live link had been shut off.
My mic was off, but these subversives are given an open platform.
CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case -- so named by the Justice Department during the trial of the Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation.
CAIR has previously attempted to intimidate numerous government agencies and citizens' groups into dropping events featuring foes of international jihad activity, including SIOA's Executive Director Pamela Geller, ACT for America's Brigitte Gabriel, and others. In the summer of 2010 it has embarked upon a concerted campaign of intimidation and defamation to silence public figures who speak out against jihad and Islamic terrorism, including Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), the Rev. Franklin Graham, Florida Congressional candidate Dan Fanelli, and Connecticut Congressional candidate Rick Torres.
CAIR recently attempted to intimidate the FBI and JTTF and dictate their choice of speakers contained numerous false charges, defamation, distortions, and outright lies about Robert Spencer, SIOA, and me.
CAIR has a long record of duplicity and deception. Although it has received millions of dollars in donations from foreign Islamic entities, it has not registered as a foreign agent as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), despite spreading Islamic supremacist propaganda within the United States.
Although it presents itself as a civil rights group, CAIR actually has numerous links to Islamic supremacist and jihad groups. CAIR founders Omar Ahmad and Niwad Awad (who still serves as CAIR's executive director) were present at a Hamas planning meeting in Philadelphia in 1993 where they and other Hamas operatives conspired to raise funds for Hamas and to promote jihad in the Middle East. CAIR has steadfastly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror:
- Ghassan Elashi, founder of CAIR's Texas chapter, in 2009 received a 65-year prison sentence for funneling over $12 million from the Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation to the jihad terrorist group Hamas, which is responsible for murdering hundreds of Israeli civilians
- Mousa Abu Marzook, a former CAIR official, was in 1995 designated by the U.S. government in 1995 as a "terrorist and Hamas leader." He now is a Hamas leader in Syria.
- Randall Royer, CAIR's former civil rights coordinator, in 2004 began serving a 20-year prison sentence for aiding al-Qaida and the Taliban against American troops in Afghanistan and recruiting for Lashkar e-Taiba, the jihadist group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai jihad massacres.
- Bassem Khafagi, CAIR's former community relations director, was arrested for involvement with the Islamic Assembly of North America, which was linked to al-Qaida. After pleading guilty to visa and bank fraud charges, Khafagi was deported.
- Rabih Haddad, a former CAIR fundraiser, was deported for his work with the Global Relief Foundation (which he co-founded), a terror-financing organization.
In 1998 Omar Ahmad, CAIR's co-founder and longtime Board Chairman, said: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
After he received unwelcome publicity as a result of this statement, Ahmad denied saying it, several years after the fact. However, the original reporter, Lisa Gardiner of the Fremont Argus, stands by her story.
CAIR's spokesman Ibrahim Hooper once said: "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."