Chicago Police Dept. Embraces Hamas Front

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is exploiting recent criticism of the New York Police Department’s surveillance of a Muslim students group and some mosques to acquire legitimacy and intimidate police departments to promise not to investigate Islamic groups.

CAIR has been described as a front for Hamas by federal law enforcement.

After a meeting Tuesday, CAIR’s Chicago chapter announced that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy will speak Saturday night at CAIR-Chicago’s annual fundraising banquet. In their meeting, McCarthy reportedly said surveillance by Chicago police would not be used in intelligence gathering as it was in New York.

“We want to know, should we be concerned about this happening in Chicago?” CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab told Fox News. “And if the answer is no, we need him to come out and say this was wrong.”

The NYPD has been criticized for surveillance programs, nearly all of which involved activity and material in the public domain, of Muslim subjects including the Muslim Students Association. As the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported last week, the MSA was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and has a disturbing history of spawning people involved in terrorist plots and spewing radical rhetoric.

By yielding to CAIR pressure, the city’s top police officer will share the microphone with an imam tied to a Hamas-support network which court papers indicate was responsible for CAIR’s very creation.

Kifah Mustapha, head imam at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, is being honored with the chapter’s “Mobilizer Award.”

Mustapha is suing the Illinois State Police after being rejected in his bid to become the agency’s first Muslim chaplain. The decision followed a report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism showing he raised money for the Holy Land Foundation, which saw five former officials convicted in 2008 for illegally routing millions of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

He also sang in a band which frequently performed at HLF fundraisers. In a videotaped performance entered into evidence at the HLF trial, a Hamas caption in shown the background and Mustapha can be heard in the chorus reiterating Hamas’ call for jihad:

“O mother, Hamas for Jihad. Over mosques’ loudspeakers, with freedom. Every day it resists

with stones and the dagger. Tomorrow, with God’s help, it will be with a machine gun and a rifle.”

Mustapha also worked with the Islamic Association for Palestine which, like HLF and CAIR, was a part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee.” The committee included a series of separate entities, which prosecutors say and government exhibits show, was created to help Hamas politically and financially in the United States.

In recent years, Mustapha has helped CAIR raise hundreds of thousands of dollars at fundraisers. CAIR attorneys, in turn, are representing Mustapha in his lawsuit against the state police.

Also addressing Saturday’s banquet is Georgetown University Professor John Esposito, who has amassed a long record as an apologist for terrorist supporters. Esposito served as an expert witness for the defense in the HLF trial. He sat on an editorial board for the Middle East Affairs Journal, which was published by another wing of the U.S.-Hamas support network, called the United Association for Studies and Research.

In addition, Esposito wrote to a federal judge, advocating the release of Palestinian Islamic Jihad board member Sami Al-Arian, calling him “an extraordinarily bright, articulate scholar and intellectual-activist, a man of conscience with a strong commitment to peace and social justice.”

Esposito has also defended Hamas and Hizballah, saying each does not deserve the label of a terrorist organization. “One can’t make a clear statement about Hamas,” Esposito said in an interview from 2000. “One has to distinguish between Hamas in general and the action of its military wing, and then one has also to talk about specific actions. Some actions by the military wing of Hamas can be seen as acts of resistance, but other actions are acts of retaliation, particularly when they target civilians.”

In the same interview published by The Middle East Affairs Journal, he said some Hizballah actions could be considered terrorist, but “Hezbollah in recent years has shown that it operates within the Lebanese political system functioning as a major player in parliament. But when it comes to the south it has been primarily a resistance movement.”

The guest list fits with Rehab‘s attitudes.

Like other CAIR officials, Rehab is evasive when asked if Hamas is a terrorist group. Asked during a November 2006 interview on BBC’s Hardtalk for a “straight forward” condemnation, Rehab hedged.

“Do I condemn the hospitals run by Hamas or the schools that help children learn, in Hamas? No. I don’t condemn that,” Rehab said. “But I do condemn the blowing up of Tel Aviv pizzerias or cafes.”

When banners connecting the Star of David with a swastika and Palestinian deaths in Gaza flew during a January 2009 pro-Palestinian rally, Rehab was offended when asked about it.

“As hundreds of innocent human lives are crushed in full view of the world by a belligerent Israeli government, I find it appalling that some on the pro-Israeli side are better concerned with cardboard paper,” Rehab said.

He dismissed the prosecution theory in the HLF case as ludicrous and said the evidence amounted to nothing more than “textbook guilt by association.”

Jurors disagreed. In a verdict upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, they reached guilty verdicts on 108 counts. “The purpose of creating the Holy Land Foundation was as a fundraising arm for Hamas,” said U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis said during a sentencing hearing.

He also reacted strongly to FBI raids in September 2010 targeting activists in Chicago and Minneapolis who are suspected of providing support to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Colombian FARC terrorist groups. Rehab called the investigation “a waste of taxpayer dollars,” while his chapter issued a statement saying “The FBI has overstepped its bounds in targeting individuals based on their commitment to peacefully challenge US policies in Palestine and Columbia (sic). The Justice Department should call off the investigation and return what was taken in the searches.”

The FBI, it bears repeating, cut off non-criminal communication with CAIR in 2008 based on evidence in the HLF case showing CAIR’s founding was part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee” network in the United States.

In testimony during the HLF trial, FBI Special Agent Lara Burns said CAIR was created after a secret meeting of Hamas members in supports in Philadelphia that was called to discuss ways to “derail” U.S.-led peace efforts which resulted in the 1993 Oslo Accords.

One conferee, FBI transcripts show, said that they needed to “begin thinking about establishing alternative organizations which can benefit from a new atmosphere, ones whose Islamic hue is not very conspicuous.”

“The organization that was started as a result of that was CAIR, C-A-I-R?” prosecutor Barry Jonas asked Burns.

“That was an organization that was created after the Philadelphia meeting as a result of this,” she said.

Burns also testified that CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad was a powerful force in the Palestine Committee, convening group meetings and dictating instructions.

Since the cutoff, CAIR has continued its consistent criticism of law enforcement counter-terror investigations, especially those involving informants and sting operations. A year ago, CAIR’s San Francisco chapter published a poster urging people to “Build a Wall of Resistance; Don’t Talk to the FBI” to promote an upcoming event. The poster features an FBI agent prowling in front of peoples’ homes as doors slam shut in the backdrop.

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9 thoughts on “Chicago Police Dept. Embraces Hamas Front

  1. Wow I can just hear the peace dripping off this statement.Man how could I even begin to think that this group was not peaceful??? Could it be their action do not line up with their words??? Yes, I think so,They seem to be a confused group. They say one thing to us and do another. Let me explain, I know they speak evil of us in the mosques. It’s only to us they try to tell lies of how good and peaceful they are. They are of their father the devil, the father of lies.

  2. You’ve heard this 1,000 times. They are not just allowed…they are TOLD to lie to the Infidel.

    Hope it is NOT late, but Corporations like Verizon, AT&T, Hertz Rent-a-Care and other companies; indluding Police Departments, etc. are finally standing up to them.

  3. You will absolutely LOVE this.
    Seems there was an enormous mistake.
    The one who actually wrote the Koran was a WOMAN:
    This amazing discovery was revealed yesterday after days of hard work pouring over copies of the original parchments that Muslims claim were written by Muhammad.

    “I had heard of hidden messages that could be heard when a record [for those of you born after 1990 a record was round and played music - like a big CD] was played backwards so I decided to read the Koran backwards to see if there were any hidden messages in it – I was bored, what can I say? – and I was startled by what I found.”

    Cleric Abba Dabadu showed this reporter the notes he had scribbled in the margins of the copies of the original Koran.

    “The world was right! Muslims are a backward people but only because we’ve been reading the Koran backwards!” He pointed to one section. “See here, what we have always believed to be the end of the Koran is really the beginning. And here it clearly shows that the Koran, correction, the Narok, was not written by Muhammad as we originally thought but by a woman – A WOMAN – named Dammahum.”

    So what does this mean for Islam?

    http://coffeeandsleeplessnights.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/muslim-cleric-makes-astounding-discovery/

    • The Quran is arranged from longest chapter to the shortest, not in chronological order. Bill Warner, with his Trilogy Project has written an abridged Quran which takes out repetition and puts things in chronological order to make it more accessible to the reader.

      http://www.politicalislam.com/store/primary-doctrine-books/product/an-abridged-koran//

      “An Abridged Koran
      The Koran is very repetitive. The story of Moses and the Pharaoh is told more than 30 times. In this abridged version the repetition is removed, shortening the book by more than half, but leaving the full meaning intact.

      A powerful method of ordering, sorting and categorizing the Koran makes it easy to read. An Abridged Koran is a powerful epic story that is easy to understand.”

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