Fmr US Pres. Carter to Speak at Brotherhood-Linked Conference

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter addresses a joint news conference at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. (Photo: © Reuters)

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter addresses a joint news conference at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. (Photo: © Reuters)

BY RYAN MAURO:

Former President Jimmy Carter will speak and sign books at the 51stannual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the organization has announced. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is also listed as a speaker on its program.

The U.S. Justice Department labeled ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history and listed the group as a Muslim Brotherhood entity. The event’s speaker lineup includes many Islamist radicals, debunking the moderate image ISNA puts forth.

The name of this year’s conference is, “GenerationsRise: Elevating Muslim American Culture.” It will be held in Detroit on August 29-September 1.

Clarion Project analysis in March showed that ISNA’s religious leadership is made up of radicals, including one whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security because of his links to Hamas.

Sayyid Syeed, former ISNA Secretary-General and current National Director of its Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances, was videotaped in 2006 declaring, “Our job is to change the constitution of America.”

1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo explicitly identifies ISNA and its various components among its fronts. The memo states the Brotherhood network’s “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” Another Muslim Brotherhood document from 1988 states ISNA is part of its “apparatus.”

In 2007, the Justice Department labeled ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim Brotherhood front found to be financing Hamas. The U.S. government also listed ISNA as one of the “individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”

Specifically, federal prosecutors revealed how checks for the “Palestinian Mujahideen” were deposited into ISNA accounts and then transferred to the Holy Land Foundation for distribution to Hamas. A federal judge upheld the unindicted co-conspirator designation in 2009, citing “ample” justification and observing that the Foundation “operated from within ISNA.”

ISNA’s Canadian affiliate lost its charitable status last year due toevidence it was financing Pakistani terrorist groups, but ISNA claims it has nothing to do with ISNA-Canada.

ISNA portrays itself as the leader of the Muslim-American community, but a 2011 Gallup poll found that only 4% of Muslim-American males and 7% of females see ISNA as the group that most represents their interests. Nonetheless, its organizational capabilities and high profile have given it access to American leadership on a bi-partisan basis.

ISNA, like other American Islamist groups with radical backgrounds, were also embraced by the Bush Administration following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Last year, President Obama delivered avideotaped address for ISNA’s convention, praising it despite that event’s extremist lecturers.

This year’s event is no different. Carter is adding his name to a lineup that includes:

Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whose history of extremist and anti-American incitement is too long to review. For example, in 1992, he said, “If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a Caliphate. If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir and give allegiance to him. Take my word, if eight million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”

His rhetoric became more cautious after the 9/11 attacks. In 2011, he preached, “The trap we fall into is having a premature discussion about sharia when we are not there yet.” In November, the New York Police Department disclosed frightening information about his mosque’s activity.

He is scheduled to teach at the conference on the topic of elevating Muslim-American culture.

Read more at Clarion Project

 

Caution – cringe factor high as our president and uniformed military officers praise and promote Muslim Brotherhood front group ISNA: 

h/t @ClareMLopez

CAIR Officials on Memorial Day: Do U.S. Troops Merit Honor?

CAIR-Memorial-Day-HPBY RYAN MAURO:

Virtually all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s freedom and safety. Two Council on American-Islamic Relations’ officials spent the holiday weekend differently: Questioning whether U.S. troops deserve to be honored and tweeting that the country was “established upon white supremacy.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group labeled by the Justice Department as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial, disingenuously claims that it is a moderate organization.

Yet, on May 23, Zahra Billoo, the radical executive-director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, tweeted that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” about whether to honor American soldiers who died in wars:

She also quoted another CAIR official, Dawud Walid, the executive-director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, as questioning whether they should honor American soldiers that died in “unjust” wars and occupations.

That’s a direct insult to American soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan and those that have returned from Iraq, as CAIR officials consistently describe those wars with that terminology. Billoo quoted Walid as saying:

Billoo did, however, find one “soldier” she felt comfortably honoring. On May 26, she promoted an article from the anti-Semitic and anti-American Nation of Islam that asked for help for a “black liberation soldier” named Imam Jamil al-Amin:

Al-Amin was a member of the Black Panthers terrorist group and was convicted of murdering a police officer in 2000. He is also anti-American, stating “if America doesn’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down,” and “I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.”

Al-Amin also said, “When we begin to look critically at the Constitution of the United States . . . we see that in its main essence it is diametrically opposed to what Allah has commanded.”

Read more at Clarion Project

American Islamists Rally Behind MB Amid Egypt Protests

by John Rossomando
IPT News
July 2, 2013

CAIR’s Walid: Silent on Jihad, Sows Fear of Law Enforcement

 

Dawud Walid

Dawud Walid

IPT News:

FBI agents are devils lurking online to entrap young Muslims in bogus terrorist plots, a leading Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official told a group of Michigan youngsters earlier this week.

Dawud Walid, director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, lectured area youth on Monday about his belief that FBI agents are waiting to set them up through informants. He wants the message to reach a broader audience, posting the audio online and promoting it on his Twitter feed.

Noting the 48th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination this week, Walid told the youth audience that history is riddled with spies who betray their own, from Malcolm X to the Islamic prophet Mohammed’s companions, to Judas among Jesus’ apostles.

Today, “you have agent provocateurs and people who are acting as informants that are trying to further their careers, to get out of trouble, to get arrests, try to set people up,” Walid said. “And guess the No. 1 group of people who are targeted by these FBI agent provocateurs? Does anyone have a guess? Muslims.”

That may be true specifically in terms of counter-terrorism cases. But a quick search of news stories from the past week shows informants and undercover agents are used in sting operations almost daily in cases involving drugsprostitution, onlinechild sex predators and more.

But Walid’s talk, at just less than 15 minutes, had no room for context. He also devoted no time to warning the youngsters that they need to be wary of actual extremists and their message. He described hearing from a woman who said the FBI offered to help her with an immigration problem if she created a Facebook page supporting the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab.

The group is responsible for killing dozens of people in bombing attacks. It directly recruits young Somali men living in America.

“What are you waiting for O’ youth?” an official says in one online recruiting video. “If you do not fight Jihad today then when will you? O Muslim youth, free your brothers from the darkness of oppression and the brutality of the enemy blows. Search for death and you will attain life. Come to jihad, you will gain honor in this life and the next.”

More than 20 young Somalis reportedly left the Minneapolis area to join the group, with several dying. One, Shirwa Ahmed, became the first known American suicide bomber. It also is suspected of killing some of those Americans after they tried to leave the group.

Walid mentioned none of this to his youth audience. Rather, he cast doubt on Shabaab’s terrorist designation.

Read more with audio

CAIR Official: Mention of Islamists is ‘Politics of Fear’

Dawud Walid prays at a protest against the NYPD’s counter terrorism efforts (Photo: Reuters)

by: Ryan Mauro:

On October 11, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) posted an articlewhere its Executive Director, Dawud Walid, says that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is engaging in “politics of fear” by talking about the “so-called Islamists.” This statement isn’t just meant to undermine a political campaign. It’s about dismissing the notion that Islamists even exist at all.

The term Islamist (or Islamism) refers to an adherence to “political Islam,” an ideology that deems Islam not only a religion, but the view that Sharia law should be implemented in all spheres of life including government, social, judicial, economic, military and cultural. Adherents envision world domination by the Muslim ummah (the worldwide community of Muslims).

Walid wrote, “And he [Romney] made a statement that so-called Islamists want to wage perpetual war with the West. So it appears that Mr. Romney is engaged in the politics of fear,” Walid said. He stated that Romney “sounds a little hostile” to Muslims.

Walid’s statement conveys two messages: Islamists don’t exist and Muslims should feel threatened by those who say they do.

The word “Islamist” is problematic for Walid and CAIR because if you accept the term, then you accept that Muslims are not a monolith in terms of ideology. This undermines the efforts of CAIR and its Islamist allies to mobilize the ummah, as if it were one political party or nation-state. Suddenly, Muslim-Americans are forced to identify themselves as Islamists or non-Islamists, giving an opening for alternative leadership to arise that can compete with the Brotherhood network.

The denial that Islamists exist is actually an indication that one is an Islamist. This sounds like a self-contradiction, but Islamists view themselves as the only authentic practitioners of Islam. There is only one Islam and it is theirs. To them, “Islamism” is therefore an artificial and meaningless construct.

The Brotherhood affiliates differ in their approaches to the term. Some will use the term “Islamists” but characterize them as non-threatening and “moderate” by comparing them to Al-Qaeda. Others, like Walid, question they even exist in the first place. The objective of either approach is to stop the U.S. from viewing the Islamist ideology as the problem, as opposed to just Al-Qaeda-type jihadists. Once Islamism becomes the problem, then CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood affiliates are seen as part of the problem. Right now, they are seen as part of the solution, the bridge-builders that the U.S. government must court.

The double-standard of Walid’s attack on Romney is breathtaking. America is one of the only countries (perhaps the only) where using the term “Islamists” is highly controversial and seen as an attack on all of Islam and its adherents. In the Middle East, the least tolerant region on earth, “Islamist” regularly appears in the press and Islamists often identify themselves that way. Almost everyone accepts that criticism of Islamists is not a criticism of all Muslims, especially because it is often Muslims who are making the criticisms.

Read more at Radical Islam

PA, Islamists Push Blood Libel Against Israel

IPT News September 6, 2012

One of the most enduring anti-Israel slanders is the charge that it is persecuting non-Jews and destroying Muslim and Christian holy sites. These dubious claims continue to be made not only by international organizations, but by U.S. groups like American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Obama’s shariah czar Mohamed Magid hands diversity award to Jew-hater Dawud Walid

By Patrick Poole

Mohamed Magid is the Obama administration’s go-to guy for Muslim outreach and advise on international affairs and counterterrorism. He is a regular visitor to the White House (even when the administration wants to conceal it), attends important administration speeches on the US Middle East policy at the State Department, he counsels the Department of Justice to criminalize defamation of Islam, he entertains the deputy national security adviser at his DC-area mosque, and he serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. He also advises the FBI and many other federal agencies.

He has also been profiled by Time Magazine and the Huffington Post has even dubbed him “America’s Imam“. His ubiquitous presence across the Obama administration undoubtedly makes him the most influential and sought after Muslim authority in the country.

Imam Magid also serves as the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In that capacity last weekend he presided over ISNA’s “Diversity Forum” held in Dearborn (where Muslim residents were recently video recorded stoning Christian protestors).

One of the speakers at the ISNA Diversity Forum was CAIR-Michigan executive director Dawud Walid. Imam Magid even gave a “diversity award” to Walid, as seen in the photo below:

(Picture by Khadija of America)

Walid, too, is popular with the Obama administration, taking two taxpayer financed trips overseas on behalf of the State Department.

But just a little over a month ago Dawud Walid gave a sermon at the Islamic Organization of America (IONA) mosque in Warren, Michigan.

As noted by an Investigative Project report issued just days after Walid’s appearance, during the sermon he asked, “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” Answering his own question in Arabic, he replied, “They are the Jews, they are the Jews.”

Read more at PJ Tatler

 

Irony – Police Shut-down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution – Thomas More Law Center Files Lawsuit Against CAIR-Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly.
 
Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U. S. history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation.
 
As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR- MI), its Executive Director, the City of Allegan, the Allegan Police Department and the School District were named as defendants in a thirty-four page civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, this morning. The claims included constitutional and contract violations. Click here for copy of federal complaint.
 
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center commented, “It’s amazing how much clout CAIR has with the political establishment of both parties in Lansing and throughout Michigan and the nation. This, despite the fact that CAIR has its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood, was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, and the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, noted that CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.”
 
Continued Thompson, “Press accounts make it clear that an indictment naming CAIR as a defendant in the Holy Land Foundation trial was squelched by Attorney General Holder’s office despite vehement objections by FBI agents and the federal prosecutors in Dallas.”
 
TMLC’s federal lawsuit was brought on behalf of State Representative David Agema; a chapter leader of ACT! for America, Elizabeth Griffin; Allegan County Commissioner, Willis Sage; and Mark Gurley, one of the event sponsors.
 
The event in question, entitled, “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act” took place on January 26, 2012 at an Allegan High School auditorium which had been rented by Willis Sage.
 
The purpose of the event was to inform the public about the importance of honoring the United States Constitution, to recognize the internal threat to America posed by radical Muslims and the dangers to our free society caused by the imposition of Sharia law.
 
At first the Allegan police chief police indicated he shut down the event because of threats to one of the speakers, Kamal Saleem; however, shortly thereafter, the chief admitted to a reporter that there was no specific threat to the event and no real danger at all. In fact, no specific threats of violence relating to the event were received by the City of Allegan, its police department, the Allegan Public School District or Allegan Public High School.
 
Police gave as their reason, the appearance of one of the featured speakers, Kamal Saleem, a former Muslim terrorist who converted to Christianity. Saleem has spoken at numerous high schools and universities, Christian churches and Jewish temples across the nation. He has also spoken at the U. S. Air Force Academy, Michigan’s State Capital, and Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. At no time before the Allegan event or afterwards has an event where he has spoken been shut down by law enforcement.
 
Sage notified the Allegan police chief ten days before the event and invited him to check out the background of Saleem, which he never did.
 
Erin Mersino is the TMLC attorney handling the case.
 
More on Plaintiffs
 
State Representative David Agema is an elected State Representative for the 74th District serving in Michigan’s House of Representatives. He is a sponsor of HB 4769 entitled “Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act” (based on the American Laws for American Courts Model Act), which bans the use of foreign laws including Sharia law, by courts and administrative bodies of the State, when those laws conflict with fundamental rights protected by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan. Defendant Walid, is an outspoken opponent of HB 4769.
 
Elizabeth Griffin is a chapter leader for the organization, ACT! for America, a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to give Americans concerned about national security, terrorism, and the threat of radical Islam, a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice. Griffin promotes the “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act”, which would require Michigan public schools to teach the history and Constitution of the United States. Griffin also guides and mentors chapter leaders for various chapters of the ACT! for America organization, as well as educates concerned Americans about the threat of Islamic Sharia law to our system of law in the United States.
 
Willis Sage is a County Commissioner for the County of Allegan, Michigan. Sage is the author of the “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act,” which would require Michigan public schools to teach the history and constitution of the United States. He organized the event and rented the room at Allegan High School where the free speech event was held.
 
Plaintiff Mark Gurley was a sponsor of the event and paid for the airfare of Kamal Saleem. He is also an advocate of HB 4769, “Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act” (based on the American Laws for American Courts Model Act), sponsored by Plaintiff Agema.
 
Defendants’ pretextual claim that the free speech event needed to be shut-down for safety reasons subverts the true cause for halting the free speech event: complying with the demands of CAIR.
 
The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values, as well as a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c) (3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.  

Time for Domestic Anti-Radicalization Program

by Steven Emerson:

CAIR Warns Detroit Mosques to Tighten Security…Because of a Christian Prayer Event

From The Blaze:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is warning Detroit mosques to beef up security ahead of a Christian prayer event this weekend.

“TheCall” is a 24-hour prayer and fasting event set to take place Nov. 11 in Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Thousands of Christians are expected to attend, which prompted Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, to email local Muslim organizations telling them to be on the alert.

Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR Michigan, said local mosques should be on the alert during a Christian prayer event this weekend. (Media credit: CAIR)

“Given the theology of the participants and that they view Muslims as demonic, we should be prepared that some participants may come to the mosques to harass or provoke worshipers especially around the time of Friday prayers,” Walid wrote in an email Nov. 2.

Walid advised area mosques and schools to make sure all entrances are secure during the time of the event, and said they should call police if they see “suspicious persons congregate on mosque property.”

According to the Christian Post, TheCall’s website described Detroit as a city in despair, and said Christians will “gather to this city that has become a microcosm of our national crisis – economic collapse, racial tension, the rising tide of the Islamic movement, and the shedding of innocent blood of our children in the streets and our unborn.”

As of Friday, the phrase “the rising tide of the Islamic movement” had been removed from the statement. Event organizers have not commented on the change.

Walid said he’s concerned some of the event participants could try to provoke mosque attendees in some way, the Post reported.

“In these types of circumstances we have to be more security-minded,” he said.

But senior pastor Jerry Weinzierl of the Grace Christian Church, who will be participating in the event, told the Detroit News TheCall is not anti-Muslim in any way.

“It’s not to pray against anybody,” he said. “It is a very positive movement of Christians gathering together to pray.”

Bishop Edgar Vann of Second Ebenezer Church agreed, saying it’s a time for people to come together.

“People are coming here to pray for our city and that‘s what I’m concerned about. Christians will be praying, but it’s open to anyone.”

Hamas-linked CAIR pretends that Muslims are threatened by Christians praying

From Jihad Watch:

In the wake of the Islamic supremacist anti-free speech firebombing in Paris, Hamas-linked CAIR is yet again trying to portray Muslims as victims. This time, they’re pretending that Muslims in the Detroit area are threatened by Christians who are coming to the city to pray. Perhaps Dawud Walid of Hamas-linked CAIR is so used to Muslims storming out of mosques after hearing the Friday sermon and rioting or terrorizing non-Muslims that he assumed a Christian gathering would work the same way. “Christian call to prayer riles Muslims: Mosques get warned to up security ahead of Ford Field event,” by Oralandar Brand-Williams and Shawn D. Lewis for The Detroit News, November 2 (thanks to all who sent this in):

Dearborn — The local head of a national Muslim civil rights group says a Christian prayer summit to be held at Ford Field next week promotes anti-Muslim sentiment and is warning local mosques to step up their security.Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations — Michigan, met Wednesday with Muslim activists to voice his concern over the rhetoric he fears could be at the center of the event Nov. 11.

“There’s a bigger force or movement behind this prayer summit and how they’re literally demonizing Muslims,” he said.

But Metro Detroit pastors involved in the event say the gathering is merely meant to help Detroit, not target Muslims.

“I don’t know anything about that,” said Bishop Edgar Vann of Second Ebenezer Church. “People are coming here to pray for our city and that’s what I’m concerned about. Christians will be praying, but it’s open to anyone.”

The Call is being promoted as a 24-hour long prayer event aimed at lifting the city out of its “greatest darkness.” Its website says attendees will “gather to this city that has become a microcosm of our national crisis — economic collapse, racial tension, the rising tide of the Islamic movement, and the shedding of innocent blood of our children in the streets and our unborn.”

Senior pastor Jerry Weinzierl of Grace Christian Church in Sterling Heights said the event is not anti-Muslim.”It’s not to pray against anybody,” he said. “It is a very positive movement of Christians gathering together to pray.”

Walid advised the heads of local mosques to “maintain security at all entrances, and make sure to notify the police immediately if suspicious persons congregate on mosque property.”

 

Such as…persons with ties to Hamas or other jihad terror groups?