Exposing his Direct Links to Supporting Stealth Jihad in America, Funding of Terrorism, Lobbying countries Hostile to U.S. Interest for funds and Acting as a Foreign Agent for countries hostile to U.S.
Report Prepared by:
Jacksonville & Orlando Chapter’s of ACT for America
Randy McDaniels 904-638-9635
To: The City Council of Jacksonville, FL
The City Council of Jacksonville is about to consider Parvez Ahmed as 1 of 18 Human Rights Commissioners. This Council must weigh this decision extremely carefully due to the following reasons:
1. Professor Ahmed has direct ties and associations with known Islamic extremist groups, which have been designated as unindicted co-conspirators in funding terrorism. Groups such as CAIR (Council on America Relations) where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2005 – 2008. In this position, Dr. Ahmed was in direct personal contact with many listed unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial. The Holy Land Foundation was convicted on 108 counts of supporting and funding international terrorism during Mr. Ahmed’s tenure with CAIR. Detail of the HLF trail may be found at (www.txnd.uscourts.gov/judges/hlf2.html). For this reason alone, Dr. Ahmed’s nomination should be rejected.
2. Professor Ahmed’s continued support for convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arain. Al-Arian pleaded guilty to "Conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a Specially Designated Terrorist. At a rally, Al-Arian can be seen exhorting attendees, in English, to donate $500 so that a Palestinian terrorist could be financed to kill an Israeli Jew. In an article posted 4/16/2008 on the CAIR website Prof. Parvez Ahmed and Dr. Agha Saeed posted an OP-ED titled SAMI AL-ARIAN MUST BE FREED which never stated the above mentioned facts. For this reason alone, Dr. Ahmed’s nomination should be rejected.
3. Ahmed Parvez is currently under (2) Subpoena’s to appear in RICO and Fraud Case stemming from activity while he was CAIR Chairman. Saiyed v. CAIR, Case: 1:10-cv-00022 and Lopez v. CAIR, Case: 1:10-cv-00023. Moreover, if Mr. Ahmed’s is selected as human rights commissioner and is convicted of any wrongdoing in these clear cases of fraud and racketeering, the city of Jacksonville will also be labeled as completely incompetent for placing such an individual as a “Human rights Commissioner.” This could cause considerable embarrassment and potentially devastating for the political career of any member who voted in favor of this appointment.. For this reason alone, Dr. Ahmed’s nomination should be rejected.
For these reasons, and many more listed below, ACT for America, The Florida Security Council, Former Muslims United, members of the Tea Party and 9/12 groups in Jacksonville, scores of investigation security analyst and researchers, former FBI agents, noted authors, including Dave Gaubatz “Muslim Mafia” which details an undercover investigation into CAIR, and David Beamer (father of Todd Beamer “Let’s Roll” flight 93 9/11) resident of Jacksonville, are strongly recommending the rejection of Professor Parvez Ahmed’s nomination. To place Parvez Ahmed on the Human Rights Commission would be a monumentally bad decision for any elected official – a decision which one would repeatedly pay for in any consideration for higher office.
· Currently Professor at UNF
· Board member Florida ACLU
· Former Chairman of Muslim Brotherhood Front Group CAIR 2005-2008
· Acted as foreign agent against American interest and outside 501(c) 3 Status at CAIR soliciting $50 Million from UAE.
· Currently under (2) Subpoena’s to appear in RICO and Fraud Case stemming from activity while he was CAIR Chairman. Saiyed v. CAIR, Case: 1:10-cv-00022 and Lopez v. CAIR, Case: 1:10-cv-00023
· CAIR designated a co-conspirator largest Terrorism Funding Case in U.S. History ($12 million to HAMAS) while under his leadership. U.S. vs. HLF trial 2007.
· Parvez Ahmed sat on a panel on propaganda film “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslim Really Think” to promote film by authors who have terrorist connections, made statements in support of terrorist, and are funded by Saudi Prince alwalid bin talal through various endowments to Georgetown University.
I. Statement to UAE Foreign Ministers in Dubai
Parvez Ahmed: After Dubai lost the Bid to control 6 major Ports to include JAX Port, as a CAIR Rep he went to Dubai and asked for $50 Million Dollars…. speaking to foreign finance ministers said quote: “Do not think about your contributions as donations. Think about it from the perspective of rate of return,” “The investment of $50 Million will give you billions of dollars in return for fifty years,” if a sufficiently Arab-friendly environment can be created in America to allow Sheiks to buy up key U.S. assets. Arab Press 2006
II. Lawsuits; RICO & Fraud under Parvez Ahmed’s leadership as Charmin of CAIR national
Five former clients of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have filed two separate lawsuits in federal court alleging criminal fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against CAIR, a self-described Muslim public interest civil rights law firm. These two lawsuits follow an earlier lawsuit which had also alleged that CAIR’s fraudulent conduct amounted to racketeering, a federal RICO crime. In that case, the court dismissed the RICO counts concluding that CAIR’s conduct as alleged was fraudulent but not a technical violation of RICO. The plaintiffs in that case have appealed and are awaiting the Circuit Court’s briefing schedule. The two new federal civil complaints were filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia on January 6, 2010, and served on January 13, 2010.
Both lawsuits arise out of the same facts. The lawsuits allege that Morris Days, the "Resident Attorney” and "Manager for Civil Rights” at the now defunct CAIR MD/VA chapter in Herndon, Virginia, was in fact not an attorney and that he failed to provide legal services for clients who came to CAIR for legal representation. CAIR knew of this fraud and purposefully conspired with Days to keep the CAIR clients from discovering that their legal matters were being mishandled or not handled at all.
III. Film Panelist or Islamic Apologist “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think”
Parvez Ahmed, sat as a panelist at the film hosted by Amity Turkish Cultural Center recently at the Time Union Center. Ahmed, refused to answer or questions as to why the film should be taken seriously in light of the quotes and ties the authors have in support or terrorism and his own. When questioned by Several ACT for America members, he said we were entitled to our opinions. When reproached that these were documented facts entered into evidence in the HLF trials by the FBI, he became visibly upset and silent.
Dalia Mogahed: "...Many have claimed that terrorists have 'hijacked Islam'. I disagree. I think Islam is safe and thriving in the lives of Muslims around the world. What the terrorists have been allowed to take over are Muslim grievances.” Interview 28 April, 2009 on martyrdom/terror-supporter Yusef Qaradawi's Qatar-based Islamonline
John Esposito: regarding convicted USF terrorist “a very good friend of mine…and you know, God help Sami Al-Arian in terms of this administration (Bush) and many other who have to live through this,” and “one of the most impressive people I have met under fire is Sami Al-Arian” at CAIR Dallas banquet August 2007, over a year after Al-Arian pled guilty to supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
And in 2006, Harvard International Review “most fundamental and important is the
Recognition that widespread anti-Americanism among mainstream Muslims and Islamists results from what the United States does- its policies and actions.”
IV. Defense of Hamas and Hezbollah
In a May 2008 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., then CAIR national board chairman Parvez Ahmed encouraged cooperation with Hamas, painting the organization as a legitimate and benevolent entity:
“Our posture of diplomacy, our policies have to be significantly altered from where we are today so that we address all issues. If we look at the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations, it lists many groups that are part of political processes, like Hamas and Hezbollah. They’re part of the political processes in their societies, just like the IRA was part of political process in their society. And part of Al Qaeda’s rage come from the un-interest or the lack of progress towards peace in the Middle East.”
V. On Suicide Bombings
At the National Press Club in Washington D.C. in May of 2008 Ahmed said:
“Suicide bombings are the product of modern political violence. Suicide bombings by Muslims are not the result of any Islamic ideology, but rather they are the result of social political conditions of occupations.”
This wasn’t Ahmed’s first attempt at suicide bombing apologetics. At an event at the Islamic Center at NYU in October of 2007 Ahmed said:
“Our going to Iraq caused terrorism the same way terrorism by some Palestinians is not the reason Israel keeps Palestine occupied. But it is the occupation that breeds resentment and enables terrorism to fester.”
VI. War on Terrorism is a War on Islam
“The new perception is that the United States has entered a war with Islam itself,” CAIR national board chairman Parvez Ahmed said July 17, 2007 at a National Press Club Forum.
In July 2007, in an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News, Ahmed wrote, “As a nation, we can ill afford the perception that we are at war with a faith practiced by more than a billion people accounting for more than a fifth of humanity today,”  arguing that “Islamophobia” was on the rise in America.
In 2004, Parvez Ahmed wrote an article for the Seattle Times in which he wrote:
“Public silence confirms an uncomfortable truth that since 9-11, the civil rights of some Americans have been compromised while the majority remains oblivious to the dangers that lurk around the corner.”
“The onus of a severe curb on civil liberties fell largely on Muslims and Arabs, many of whom were nonvoters. A voiceless and defenseless group of people was soon to become the collateral damage of the war on terror. Since 9-11, this group has been subjected to special interviews, registrations, automatic detentions and deportations. Many have been tried in secret, while others had no trials afforded to them. Some have been detained based on their political opinions, others for their political associations with disfavored groups. Some Muslim charities have been shut down and many have been intimidated into silence.”
In a 2004 article in the Sun-Sentinel Ahmed was quoted saying:
"Muslims in America have been made the scapegoats in the witch hunt that
ensued after 9-11. Our freedoms have been compromised by invoking fear and paranoia."
In a special to the Sun-Sentinel Ahmed wrote in 2004 that:
“Sept. 11 not only brought out the best of America but also its worst. Racial
profiling and massive dragnets discriminated, harassed, intimidated and deported
thousand of Arabs and Muslims who had nothing to do with the condemnable crimes of terrorism.”
VII. Criticism of Government Raids
In a 2002 letter to Congressman George Gekas Ahmed criticized government raid of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the Muslim World League (MWL).
“Muslims nationwide are outraged over law enforcement raids on a number of Muslim offices and homes in Virginia and Georgia. Targets of the raids included some of the most respected leaders and organizations in the American Muslim community, including the International Institute of Islamic Thought, the Graduate School of Islamic Social Sciences, the Muslim World League and the Fiqh Council of North America.”
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is part of a complex web of companies, charities and not-for-profit corporations known as the SAAR Network or the Safa Group, which has been under investigation since 2002. IIIT has been under grand jury investigation for suspected terrorist financing. In addition to this, recently declassified FBI documents identify leaders of IIIT and the SAAR Foundation “as being members of the Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood).” The documents also note that “all the subsidiary and sponsoring Muslim organizations under the control of the IIIT and the SAAR Foundation are in fact Ikhwan organizations.”
Founded in 1962 to “promote Islamic unity,” the Muslim World League (MWL) is one of the largest of the Saudi Islamic evangelical charities. According to a government trial proffer in 2003, Osama bin Laden identified MWL as one of three Muslim charities that provided the primary sources of Al Qaeda’s funds during conversations a decade earlier with former senior Al Qaeda lieutenant Jamal Ahmed Al-Fadl. MWL’s U.S. office was raided in 2002 as part of a massive terrorism financing probe.
VIII. Defense of the now Convicted Holy Land Foundation
Parvez Ahmed, at a 2007 CAIR Dallas banquet likened the HLF trial to the entire American Muslim community being “under fire,” citing the listing of many unindicted co-conspirators in the trial:
“It is not the Holy Land Foundation that is under fire, but it is the entire American Muslim community is under fire.”
Ahmed expressed similar thoughts on the unindicted co-conspirators list during a 2007 program on American Public radio:
“They’re pretty much alleging that pretty much every Muslim organization is part of a conspiracy.”
In an article entitled, “A Case ‘Strung Together with Macaroni Noodles,” Dr. Parvez Ahmed, former Chairman of the Council on American Islamic Relations, attacked the American trial of the HLF in an issue of The Message. He accused the US government of a witch-hunt and Islamophobia, for trying officials of the charity organization who were linked to Hamas terrorists responsible for killing American and Israeli civilians:
“The case against the HLF was more of a political witch-hunt than about America’s security. The closure of HLF appears to be an attempt to block humanitarian assistance to one of the most impoverished people in the world – Palestinians living under Israeli occupation and apartheid.”
Ahmed also stated:
“Our faith of Islam teaches us to be compassionate and merciful. We act our faith when we send money to feed the least fortunate among us. Those who cast doubt about our intentions and our commitment to act our faith are guilty of promoting Islamophobia. They are the agents of hopelessness. We should continue to remain the agents of hope and possibilities.” 
IX. Defense of CAIR-linked Individuals
In 2004 Ahmed wrote-off the illegal actions of Bassem Khafagi and Randall Royer, saying that there was “no terrorist crime.” He added that, “certainly no organization can be held responsible for the personal activities of its employees or associates, especially after they leave or before they join an organization.”
Randall Royer was in fact still employed with CAIR when he committed the criminal action to which he pled guilty. CAIR’s claim that Royer did not plead guilty to any charges of terrorism conceals allegations against Royer for his ties to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and charges against Royer for conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. and conspiracy to provide material support to Al Qaeda, another terrorist organization.
According to a biography posted on IslamOnline.net, Royer began working as a CAIR communication specialist in 1997. According to media reports, he continued to work for CAIR at least through the beginning of October 2001.
Strictly speaking, CAIR is correct in saying Royer’s guilty plea to weapons charges did not mention terrorism. On the other hand, he never contested prosecution claims that he had an AK-47 style rifle and 219 rounds of ammunition in his car during a September 2001 traffic stop, or that he engaged in propaganda work for Lashkar-e-Taiba and “fired at Indian positions in Kashmir.” Lashkar-e-Taiba was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization on December 26, 2001.
CAIR claims that “Khafagi was never an ‘employee’ of CAIR, but Executive Director Nihad Awad acknowledges “[h]e was commissioned as an independent contractor for CAIR, effective November 2, 2001.”
Khafagi also served as president of the Islamic Assembly of North America, which the Washington Post reported in 2003 was suspected of being “a powerful engine for groups that promote teachings and religious fatwas -- orders that advocate violence against the United States -- issued by two radical Saudi clerics.”
Khafagi was arrested and indicted in January 2003 on bank fraud charges. “At the time of his arrest,” the Associated Press reported, “he was community affairs director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group based in Washington.” In September 2003, he pleaded guilty to bank and visa fraud and agreed to be deported to Egypt.
I. Brief on The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
It offers a benign mission statement - "to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding." But a closer look at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) raises a host of troubling questions about its history and purpose.
Born of an effort to scuttle hopes for a negotiated Middle East peace, CAIR was listed among organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood's American network. Its founders emerged from a separate Islamic organization that two courts have found played a supporting role for the terrorist group Hamas.
The Washington, D.C.-based organization purports to be a "leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding" and claims to speak for the majority of American Muslims. However, after a careful review of the history, activities, statements, and causes of and by CAIR, it seems that its primary goals are to silence and de-legitimize its critics and redefine what it means to be a moderate Muslim. And when it comes to U.S. efforts to crack down on terrorists and their financiers, CAIR takes an almost visceral stand in opposition. This has the effect of undermining the legitimate security-related concerns and campaigns of the United States and its allies. These conclusions and the summary immediately below are based upon the evidence and examples that follow in this report; beginning with CAIR's very founding.
The full dossier "CAIR Exposed," can be found here: http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/122.pdf
From the Hamas ties of its founders in 1994 to its solicitous stance toward accused terrorists today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demonstrated that its actual mission is far removed from the civil rights advocacy it claims to pursue.
Still standing as perhaps the clearest evidence of CAIR's insidious role, two key leaders of the group attended a 1993 meeting in Philadelphia called by Hamas members and supporters to devise a strategy for torpedoing the Oslo Accords aimed at Middle East peace.
An analysis of secret recordings of the meeting led the FBI to conclude that the gathering was held "to determine… [the participants'] course of action in support of Hamas' opposition to the [Oslo] peace plan and to decide how to conceal their activities from the scrutiny of the United States government."
Coupled with their support for the jihad in the Middle East, the attendees recognized the critical importance of domestic lobbying in the United States. One discussed encouraging the Islamic community "to be involved in the political life of this country," adding, "We should assist them in this task. This will be an entrance for us to put, through the Islamic community, pressure on the Congress and the decision makers in America."
That's where CAIR came in. Participants in that 1993 meeting discussed tailoring their message to an American audience, speaking of outright deception at times and of softening their rhetoric at others, as the following exchange between CAIR founders Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad shows:
Awad: What is important is that the language of the address is there evenfor the American. But, the issue is how to use it.....Omar Ahmad: There is a difference between you saying "I want to restore the '48land" and when you say "I want to destroy Israel".....Awad: Yes, there are different but parallel types of address. Thereshouldn't be contradiction. Address people according to their minds.When I speak with the American, I speak with someone who doesn't knowanything. As for the Palestinian who has a martyr brother or something, I know how to address him, you see?
This context helps explain why federal authorities have tied the CAIR to Hamas in three separate court filings in the past year. Prosecutors place CAIR on the Muslim Brotherhood's "Palestine Committee." An internal Palestine Committee document in 1994 lists CAIR as one of its "working organizations" along with IAP. Other records show that committee was created to advance the Hamas agenda within the United States.
Among the highlights in today's report:
• CAIR was incorporated less than a year after the Philadelphia meeting by three officials of the now-defunct Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), long a central player in Hamas' U.S. support network and a group that the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service deemed in a 2001 memo to be "part of Hamas' propaganda apparatus."
• As recently as the summer of 2007, the Dallas trial charging the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) with providing material support for Hamas produced extensive evidence that IAP -- CAIR's parent -- played a central role in the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee. Much of that evidence relates to Mousa Abu Marzook, now deputy political chief of Hamas, who served on the board of directors of IAP in 1989.
The trial exhibits included a memo taken from the home of Ismail Elbarrasse, a former assistant to Marzook (Convicted Terrorist, defended by Parvez Ahmed and other CAIR members), which defines in chilling fashion the role the Muslim Brothers play in North America:
The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan (Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack….
• CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial. While the group contested that designation in court papers, and later filed to have the designation removed, they lost in court and have remained a co-conspirator.
• IAP clearly subscribed to a Jihadist view of what was needed in the Middle East. The December 1988 edition of Ila Filastin, the group's Arabic-language publication, carried this statement: "The call for Jihad in the name of Allah is the only path for liberation of Palestine and all the Muslim lands … We (Hamas) promise Allah, in continuing the Jihad way and with the martyrdom's way."
Meanwhile, IAP's English-language Muslim World Monitor and Arabic periodical Al-Zaitounah, frequently praised Hamas terror attacks. An October 1994 Al-Zaitounah headline, for example, blared, "In Its Greatest Operation, Hamas Takes Credit for the Bombing of an Israeli Bus in the Center of Tel Aviv."
• IAP (NOW Designated Terrorist Group) promoted the Hamas agenda at its annual conferences, with members of the terrorist group making frequent appearances. It raised substantial funds at these conferences for HLF, then Hamas' primary fundraising arm in the United States. All proceeds from IAP's convention in 1996, for example, went to HLF. Rafeeq Jaber, one of CAIR's founders, had become IAP president earlier that year. In a 2003 civil deposition, Jaber acknowledged IAP's contract with HLF required them "to promote [HLF] in every way we can."
• Declining an opportunity to distance CAIR from IAP in September 2003 Senate testimony, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad opted instead to defend the group as "a grassroots organization which continues to function legally and has only been ‘linked' through allusion and no charge of criminality has been brought against the organization."
• It was Awad and CAIR founding chairman Omar Ahmad who had attended the Hamas-organized Philadelphia session in 1993 -- though proof of their participation was not revealed publicly until years later. Both men insisted, as late as 2003, that they could not recall having attended.
Omar Ahmad: “ Islam is not in America to be equal to any other faith, but to be dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest Authority in America, and Islam the only religion on earth.”
II. CAIR the Foreign Agent
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) describes itself as a non-profit grassroots membership organization devoted to promoting justice, mutual understanding and empowerment on behalf of American Muslims. CAIR has so successfully cultivated its image as “America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization” that – despite a long history of ties to suspect groups in America and abroad – it is still seen as the indispensable representative of the American Muslim community by some mainstream media outlets.
Cursory research will reveal many questionable actions on the part of CAIR, but the unifying concept is that CAIR is acting as a foreign agent. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires any agent of a foreign principal- including any foreign states, political parties, corporations, non-governmental organizations and individuals- to register with the U.S. government as a foreign agent.
Many documents now show CAIR taking money from foreign principals, having meetings with foreign principals, and attempting to influence United States policy on behalf of those foreign principals. An American entity engaged in such activities is required to register under FARA. Indeed thousands of American entities have registered under FARA and continued to do business legally, but CAIR has operated in this capacity since its founding in 1994 and has failed to properly identify itself as such to the Department of Justice and the American public.
The initial result of ongoing investigation’s is “CAIR and the Foreign Agents Registration Act”, an analysis of public-source evidence dating from the foundation of the organization in 1994 through the present day.
The analysis in its current version documents that CAIR has:
Received at least $2,192,203 in Contributions, Income and Money from foreign principals in the form of 10 distinct transactions
Received a $2,106,251 mortgage loan from a foreign principal for their Washington, D.C. headquarters
Secured the promise of at least $54,500,000 in pledges from foreign principals
Met and coordinated with foreign principals on at least 30 occasions
Engaged in at least 51 political influence operations on behalf of foreign principals in the United States
Additional evidence exists that cannot be made public at this time documenting an additional $2.4 million in foreign donations and loans given to CAIR since 2000
CAIR is not alone in representing the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Many other groups such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and the Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) were identified as “joint venturers” in the Holy Land Foundation terror-funding trial.
III. Foreign Funding Statements
Public Statements About Foreign Funding: CAIR’s positions about receiving foreign funds have changed over time from flat denials to carefully-worded admissions. They are useful as a comparison to the actual facts and as a comparison to the wording in the FARA law. In FARA 611 (b) defining a foreign principal, that foreign principal can be “a government of a foreign country and a foreign political party… a person outside of the United States… a partnership, association, corporation, organization, or other combination of persons organized under the laws of or having its principal place of business in a foreign country…”
IV. Foreign Funding Transactions
Foreign Funding Transactions: We argue that CAIR qualifies under FARA as a foreign agent in part because it has taken cash, loans, pledges of donations and real property from foreign principals. View all source documents at the above link or view separate categories for Donations, Pledges and Endowments from foreign principals.
CAIR Influence Operations
Influence Operations: CAIR has consistently acted in its role as a foreign agent to influence agencies and officials of the United States government. They have had extensive relationships with law enforcement including numerous education and “sensitivity training” programs on dealing with the Muslim community. CAIR has also publicly censured and criticized government representatives and officials who have expressed opposition to their OIC-inspired activities in the United States. CAIR has intimidated corporations who violate OIC-approved conduct regarding Muslim employees and customers. By means of lawsuits and threats of lawsuits, boycotts and threats of boycotts, letter-writing campaigns, and other tactics they have chilled open debate about Sharia-compliance. CAIR has also participated in various media campaigns to influence US public opinion on behalf of foreign principals.
V. Meetings and Coordination
Meetings and Coordination: CAIR has acted as a foreign agent of the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), an association of 57 Islamic states promoting Muslim solidarity in economic, social, and political affairs. CAIR has also acted as a foreign agent for member states of the OIC, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran and the UAE. The above link contains a selection of cases in which CAIR has coordinated with such foreign principals and failed to report these interactions as a registered foreign agent to the Department of Justice in contravention of the requirements of FARA.
· NOTE: Private documents exist indicating hundreds of contacts between CAIR and foreign principals including representatives of foreign governments, businesses, NGO’s and individuals, all of which potentially come under FARA. Due to ongoing litigation we cannot reproduce those documents here at this time.
Many members of the Senate and House of Representatives have been diligent in raising concerns about CAIR’s activities with the U.S. government. The following is a short and by no means complete list of those who have shown exemplary leadership in protecting the country:
· Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)
· Representative Paul Broun (R-GA)
· Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ)
· Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
· Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC)
· Representative John Shadegg (R-AZ)
The above information was adapted from the CAIR Observatory. It was designed to establish a practical model to be reused and adapted when compiling evidence of the illegal behavior of any organization representing the Muslim Brotherhood or the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in the United States.
ACT! for America
Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
Investigative Project on Terrorism
Muslim Mafia International
World Net Daily
Holy Land Foundation Trial Evidence 2007
(Parvez Ahmed - Chairman of the Board – CAIR, 2005 – 2008)
Hamas Charter Article 8
Hamas Charter-3, 3:04-CR-240-G, U.S. v. HLF, et al.
The Moto of The Islamic Resistance Movement:
Allah Is Its Goal.
The Messenger Is Its Leader.
The Koran as Its Constitution.
Jihad as Its methodology, and
Death for the sake of Allah as our most coveted desire.
FBI Wiretap - Philadelphia Meeting
(the founding of CAIR – Council on American Islamic Relations)
in attendance Omar Ahmed and Nihad Awad CAIR Founders
Both Omar Ahmed and Nihad Awad serve today as CAIR’s chairman emeritus and executive director, respectively, were also listed as individual members the Muslim Brotherhood’s (founders of Hamas) Palestine Committee in America.
Philly Meeting – 5, 3:04-CR-240-G, U.S. v. HLF, at al.
Ghassan Elashi: “You practice it. You know how to practice it? This is my question to you. You set some goals. Now, begin working on the programs. What does that mean? ... working on jihad, support the Jihad, support the Jihad, support the resistance to the occupation.
You're working with all of your media and all of your political address is like that. Even supporting Hamas. The [Islamic) Association (for Palestine - IAP) met with the FBI in
defense of Hamas. It was a clear talk then. Support to the Movement.”
Unidentified male: “Keep your voice down. May God be pleased with you.”
Note: The IAP (now defunct) was designated as a terrorist organization. The IAP was the parent organization of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmed (IAP's Public Relations Director), and Ibrahim Hooper.
Shukri Baker: "…all of us have become burned, all of our organizations are purely Islamic organizations..." "we should start right now ... begin thinking about establishing alternative organizations ...whose Islamic hue is not very conspicuous."
016-0069, 3:04-CR-240-G, U.S. v. HLF, et at
Shukri Abu Baker: “I swear by your God that war is deception. War is deception. We are fighting our enemy with a kind heart and we never thought of deceiving it. War is deception. Deceive, camouflage, pretend that you're leaving while you're walking that way. Deceive your enemy.”
Omar Ahmed: “This is like one who plays basketball; he makes a player believe that he is doing this while he does something else. I agree with you. Like they say; politics is a completion of war.”
Shukri Abu Baker: “Yes, politics - like war - is a deception.”
Omar Ahmed: “How are you going to liberate Palestine?”
Um1: “Through Jihad”
In 2008 the word guilty was read 108 times in a Dallas court room as a jury convicted the Holy Land foundation and other defendants of raising money to fund Hamas terrorism. At the same time the jury was also implicating IAP/CAIR. The supposed Human rights organization was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the case. Indeed one key piece of evidence was the Wiretap evidence that put IAP/CAIR's former executive director, Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmed, at a Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders. Since then the FBI cut off contact with CAIR because if its terrorist ties. That same year, Parvez Ahmed stepped down as Board Chairman of CAIR and began teaching at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
016-0069, 3:04-CR-240-G, U.S. v. HLF, et at
Unidentified Male: “In my opinion, we must form a new organization for activism which will be neutral because we are placed in a comer, we are place in a comer. It is known who we are, we are marked and I believe that there should be a new neutral organization which works on both sides [of politics].
The work of the Association [IAP/CAIR] and Palestinian activism must become active in universities like the days when we were in universities. Adding parts in the educational curricula of MAS and ICNA to explain the meaning of the accord which took place and its secret articles. As for the young people's level, an educational material ought to be prepared to be taught in Islamic curricula. We don't want the children of the community who are raised here in schools and in Islamic schools and non-Islamic schools to grow up surrendering to the issue of peace with Jews and ... I mean, we don't see in ten years the growing generations in America surrendering to peace with Jews.
Parvez Ahmed, “Separating Religion From Terror: Implications for U.S. Policy,” National Press Club, Washington, D.C. May 6, 2008.
 Parvez Ahmed, “Separating Religion From Terror: Implications for U.S. Policy,” National Press Club, Washington, D.C., May 6, 2008.
 Parvez Ahmed, “Islamophobia: Institutionalized Racism?” The Islamic Center at NYU, October 21, 2007.
 “Bush office is anti-Muslim, group says” Washington Times, July 17, 2007
 “Parvez Ahmed: U.S. can ill afford the perception that we are at war with Islam,” Dallas Morning News, July 5, 2007, http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/DN-ahmed_05edi.ART.State.Edition1.4319f5f.html.
 Parvez Ahmed, “To earn my vote, Kerry must protect my civil rights,” The Seattle Times, July 27, 2004.
 Dania Beach, “Civil Rights Eroding, Muslims Say; Fear, Paranoia Linger After 9-11, Some Maintain,” Sun-Sentinel, July 18, 2004.
 Parvez Ahmed, “Hate Hurts America,” Sun-Sentinel, May 10, 2004.
 Parvez Ahmed, “Letter to Representative George Gekas,” April 6, 2002.
 “In the Matter Involving 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia and Related Locations, 02-MG114,” Affidavit of Special Agent David Kane, sec. X 111 (ED VA March 2002).
 Federal Bureau of Investigation, FOIA Documents, Case ID: 1111944-000, April 29, 2008.
 Parvez Ahmed, CAIR-Dallas banquet, Renaissance Dallas Hotel, August 18, 2007.
 Parvez Ahmed, “A chill on Muslim giving: FBI guards entrance to the Holy Land Foundation,” American Public Media: Marketplace, October 22, 2007, http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/10/22/a_chill_on_muslim_giving accessed July 1, 2009.
 Dr. Parvez Ahmed, “A Case ‘Strung Together with Macaroni Noodles,” The Message International, September/October 2007, p. 37.
 Dr. Parvez Ahmed, “A Case ‘Strung Together with Macaroni Noodles,” The Message International, September/October 2007, p. 37.
 Parvez Ahmed, “Accusations of terrorist support are wrong, divisive,” SP Times, September 27, 2004,
 See also: Dave Lenckus, “US Muslims Advised to Address Racism Risks; Advocates Encourage Community Work,” Crain Communications, Inc. Business Insurance, October 1, 2001.
 US v. Khafagi, Case No. 03-CR 80087, “Indictment,” (E.D. Mich. February 13, 2003).
 “Former Head of Islamic Charity Sentenced in Fraud Case,” Associated Press, November 13, 2003 and Bill Morlin, “Egyptian with UI Ties Held in Probe,” Spokane Spokesman-Review, March 14, 2003.
 “Ex-Head of Islamic Charity Pleads Guilty,” Associated Press, September 10, 2003.
 “Former Head of Islamic Charity Sentenced in Fraud Case,” Associated Press, November 13, 2003.