Do you want Muslim Brotherhood operatives serving in the Congress? Sestak is in the pocket of Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood CAIR, and I have been reporting on this evil axis since 2007. He is lying about his ties to CAIR. What does that tell you?
Art Moore over at WND:
Unindicted terrorist co-conspirator leader claims to have hosted home fundraiser for DemocratSince his election to the House in 2006, Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak has fended off strong criticism of his relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a federally designated terrorist co-conspirator shown by FBI evidence to be a front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
Now in a tight race with Republican Pat Toomey for Sen. Arlen Specter's open seat, a report asserting Sestak was caught in a lie – denying that he was ever in the home of the director of CAIR's Pennsylvania chapter for a fundraiser on his behalf – has resurfaced.
CAIR-PA's Iftekhar Hussain affirmed to WND's Aaron Klein yesterday in a recorded interview for Klein's WABC radio show that he hosted a fundraiser for Sestak during the 2006 congressional campaign.
But in an April 9, 2007, radio interview with WPHT's Dom Giordano in Philadelphia, Sestak told a caller he had never been at the CAIR leader's home. The interview, along with a recorded excerpt of a November 2006 lecture by Hussain in which the Muslim leader referred to the event, was reported at the time by Pamela Geller on her Atlas Shrugs blog.
The 2007 radio interview took place just two days after Sestak went through with a controversial decision to speak at CAIR-PA's fundraising banquet in Philadelphia, and the freshman congressman was seeking to minimize the depth of his relationship with the controversial group.
Giordano played the 2006 clip of Hussain on his show earlier this week, and last night he played the portion of the 2007 interview in which a caller named Brian confronted Sestak on his ties to CAIR.
"Have you ever received any funds from CAIR or have you ever been in the home of the chairman of the local CAIR?" the caller asked Sestak.
"No, I haven't," the congressman replied. "I've been in the homes of local American Muslims lots of times. As a matter of fact, they probably have given me a number of fundraisers ... as the local Jewish community has during the campaign. But, no, neither of the other two."
"You haven't been in Mr. Hussain's home," Brian asked again.
"No, I honestly don't think I have," Sestak said. "I don't even know where he lives."
Sestak's spokeswoman April Mellody told Klein yesterday she didn't recognize Hussain's name and was not aware of the congressman ever having been in his home. She promised to inquire further but has not responded.
Sestak was the center of controversy last spring when he revealed the Obama administration offered him a position if he would drop out of the Democratic primary to clear the way for the incumbent, Specter. Republicans charged the offer was illegal, but Democrats insisted it was legitimate because the position was unpaid. Sestak went on to defeat Specter in the Democratic Party primary.
CAIR describes itself as a civil-rights group, but FBI evidence points to its origin as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoot Hamas, and the Justice Department designated it an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-finance case in U.S. history. The Washington, D.C.-based group, which has more than a dozen former and current leaders with known associations with violent jihad, is suing WND and two investigators behind the best-selling expose "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America"
Rich Davis, a 20-year Navy veteran, told WND he recorded Hussain's 2006 lecture at Grove Methodist Church in West Chester, Pa.
Davis was participating in a class taught by Hussain that was part of a 10-week series called "Understanding Islam and the Quran."
Sestak is now the target of a $1 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition that criticizes him for his involvement with CAIR, his support of a civilian trial for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his backing of partisan congressional declarations against Israel.
Prior to Sestak's appearance at the Philadelphia CAIR-PA fundraiser, Jewish leaders held a meeting in which they pleaded with him to withdraw from the event. They argued that even leading Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer has described CAIR as an organization "which we know has ties to terrorism."
Sestak declined and gave a speech to the CAIR supporters in which he lauded the Muslim group for doing "such important and necessary work in a difficult environment to change such perceptions and wrongs – from racial profiling and civil rights to promoting justice and mutual understanding – at a time when it is challenging to be an American-Muslim and pass, for example, through an airport checkpoint."
At the banquet, CAIR-PA gave an award to the Muslim TV network founder who was convicted of beheading his wife. The presentation by Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed was made to Muzzammil Hassan less than two months after he was charged with killing his 37-year-old wife, Aasiya Hassan.
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