The terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood group CAIR is doing incalculable damage to this country, and presents a very real and dangerous national security risk. CAIR objects to the description of al-Shabaab as an "Islamic extremist terrorism."
In 2011, former Ramsey County sheriff Bob Fletcher organized an educational seminar on Somalia addressing these very issues. The seminar, called "Understanding the People of Somalia," provided training on al-Shabaab. But Hamas-CAIR actively sought to destroy and discredit the event and its organizers. CAIR sent letters to law enforcement agencies throughout the state who might be sending people to the seminar warning that the attendees "will receive inaccurate and biased information about Muslims and Somalis" -- that according to A. Lori Saroya, president of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).
Hamas-CAIR attacked the Muslim speakers at the event. All of the speakers were Somali Muslims. The message said two speakers at the seminar -- Omar Jamal, former executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, and Abdirizak Bihi, director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center -- were "unrepresentative of their community and unqualified to speak on the topics outlined in the upcoming presentation." Jamal was the Somali representative to the United Nations. Abdirizak Bihi's nephew, Burhan Hassan, went missing from Minneapolis. He had joined the jihad in Somalia and was shot and killed. (thanks to Larry Estavan)
DEFENDING THE WEST
CAIR culpable in Muslim mall massacre
Exclusive: Pamela Geller cites group's impeding of probe into jihad recruitment in U.S.
The very week the Muslim Brotherhood front group known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a report deriding opponents of jihad, and most particularly Rep. Peter King’s hearings on jihad recruitment of Muslims to Somalia for terror training, there came the horrific news that American Muslims were part of the Muslim militia that slaughtered non-Muslims (mostly women and children) in an attack on an upscale mall frequented by Westerners in Nairobi. CAIR and its affiliated organizations are the jihad enemy within working to disarm us.
Nihad Awad, CAIR’s founder and executive director, has said, “I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.” He and his cohorts fiercely attack and smear those who are working to keep us safe from these devout savages. In CAIR’s “Legislating Fear” report, they devote an entire section to Rep. King’s “anti-Muslim” hearings.
In the smear report, Awad said that King “uses his office to foster anti-Muslim sentiment” (page v). In their new report, “Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States: Legislating Fear,” they go after Congressman King for holding a hearing on “Al Shabaab Recruitment and Radicalization Within the Muslim American Community and the Threat to the Homeland,” implying that this radicalization was a non-existent myth created by King to drum up “anti-Muslim sentiment.”
The jihadis in Kenya say that there are five American Muslims among them: Ahmed Mohamed Isse from Saint Paul, Minn.; Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid from Minneapolis; Gen Mustafe Noorudiin from Kansas City; Abdelkarem Ali Mohamed from Illinois; Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan from Maine; and Shafie Die, from Tucson, Ariz.
If this is true, Al Shabaab recruited these jihadis here. But CAIR tried to impede the investigation of this recruitment. Abdirizak Bihi, a Somali leader in Minnesota, has been trying to stop that recruitment – but then CAIR targeted him. They even called Bihi an “Islamophobe.” Bihi said: “They say that I am a bad person, that I am anti-Muslim, and that I don’t represent a hundred percent the Somali community. They lie about my life most of the time and try to destroy my character, my capability and my trust in the community.”
That’s CAIR’s modus operandi. But I repeat: The media are aligned with the jihad force, so expect little coverage of what’s germane to this story. It’s up to you to get the word out. Facebook, tweet and email it. The facts are that American Muslims took up arms to slaughter non-Muslims at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya. American Muslims joined a multi-national force of Muslims to wage holy war in Kenya; hostages and victims were told “all Muslims leave … we only want to kill non-Muslims.” They released anyone who could prove they were Muslim by reciting a prayer. They attacked American and Jewish shops. Women and children were slaughtered if they could not recite the Quran. The jihadis cut the hands off the bodies of their victims and burned their faces, bodies everywhere.
And CAIR called someone who tried to stop this group from recruiting in the U.S. an “Islamophobe.”
American media are scrubbing the news reports. These were American Muslims – it’s only a matter of time before it’s an American mall (think Boston Marathon bombing).
Could these American Muslims have been stopped? Of course, but Muslim Brotherhood groups in America, like CAIR, are not only smearing those who tried to stop them, but are disarming and dismantling our counter-terror programs.
All this makes it clear: The Muslim Brotherhood group CAIR is culpable in the terrorist attack in Kenya. They have wielded their considerable influence and power to impede the investigation by lawmakers and human rights activists fighting recruitment of American Muslim youth. They strong-armed Muslims not to talk with law enforcement.
Yet Obama’s Department of Justice dropped the terror prosecutions of unindicted co-conspirator CAIR. U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis ruled, “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the association” of CAIR to Hamas, upholding their designations as unindicted co-conspirators. And back in 2008, the FBI formally ended all contact with CAIR because of its links to a designated terrorist group, Hamas. Demand a hearing as to why the prosecution of this terror-linked group was scuttled.
Further, after three years of litigation in federal court in Washington, D.C., the American Freedom Law Center uncovered facts demonstrating that CAIR has been running a global criminal money laundering operation out of the nation’s capital. Demand prosecution of CAIR. Now. Call your congressman.