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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Hamas-Tied CAIR Partners with Uber-Radical Left to Issue "First Annual Islamophobes Report" - Atlas Shrugs

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I am sure that ACT for America and many of our friend made this list. It is amazing how academia embraces America's enemies such as HAMAS...oops CAIR in America.

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Pajamas Media » Shock: Dept. of Defense Vindicates Fort Hood Killer

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Monday, June 20, 2011

American Thinker

American Thinker

Parvez Ahmed Intelligence Brief provided to Jacksonville City Council RE; Human Rights Appointment

Intelligence Brief

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Parvez Ahmed

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

Contact:

Randy McDaniels 904-638-9635

ACTjacksonville@live.com

www.actforamerica.com




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.


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Parvez Ahmed



. 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.”1

1Parvez Ahmed, “Separating Religion From Terror: Implications for U.S. Policy,” National Press Club, Washington,
D.C. May 6, 2008.

2 Parvez Ahmed, “Separating Religion From Terror: Implications for U.S. Policy,” National Press Club,
Washington, D.C., May 6, 2008.

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.”2

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.”3

3 Parvez Ahmed, “Islamophobia: Institutionalized Racism?” The Islamic Center at NYU, October 21, 2007.

4 “Bush office is anti-Muslim, group says” Washington Times, July 17, 2007

5 “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.

6 Parvez Ahmed, “To earn my vote, Kerry must protect my civil rights,” The Seattle Times, July 27, 2004.

7 Dania Beach, “Civil Rights Eroding, Muslims Say; Fear, Paranoia Linger After 9-11, Some Maintain,” Sun-
Sentinel, July 18, 2004.

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.4

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,” 5 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.”6



He added:



“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."7

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.”8

8 Parvez Ahmed, “Hate Hurts America,” Sun-Sentinel, May 10, 2004.

9 Parvez Ahmed, “Letter to Representative George Gekas,” April 6, 2002.

10 “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).

11 Federal Bureau of Investigation, FOIA Documents, Case ID: 1111944-000, April 29, 2008.

12 Ibid.

13 Ibid.



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.”9



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 2002.10 IIIT has been under grand jury investigation for
suspected terrorist financing.11 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).”12 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.”13

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.”14

14 Parvez Ahmed, CAIR-Dallas banquet, Renaissance Dallas Hotel, August 18, 2007.

15 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.

16 Dr. Parvez Ahmed, “A Case „Strung Together with Macaroni Noodles,” The Message International,
September/October 2007, p. 37.

17 Dr. Parvez Ahmed, “A Case „Strung Together with Macaroni Noodles,” The Message International,
September/October 2007, p. 37.

18 Parvez Ahmed, “Accusations of terrorist support are wrong, divisive,” SP Times, September 27, 2004,

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/27/Hernando/Accusations_of_terror.shtml.



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.”15

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.”16

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.” 17



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.”18




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 2001.19

19 See also: Dave Lenckus, “US Muslims Advised to Address Racism Risks; Advocates Encourage Community
Work,” Crain Communications, Inc. Business Insurance, October 1, 2001.

20 US v. Khafagi, Case No. 03-CR 80087, “Indictment,” (E.D. Mich. February 13, 2003).

21 “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.

22 “Ex-Head of Islamic Charity Pleads Guilty,” Associated Press, September 10, 2003.

23 “Former Head of Islamic Charity Sentenced in Fraud Case,” Associated Press, November 13, 2003.





















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.20 “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.”21
In September 2003, he pleaded guilty to bank and visa fraud22 and agreed to be deported to
Egypt.23








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 even
for the American. But, the issue is how to use it.
....
Omar Ahmad: There is a difference between you saying "I want to restore the '48
land" and when you say "I want to destroy Israel".
....


Awad: Yes, there are different but parallel types of address. There
shouldn't be contradiction. Address people according to their minds.
When I speak with the American, I speak with someone who doesn't know
anything. 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.


Legislators

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.

CAIR Resources

o ACT! for America
o Anti-CAIR
o CAIR Watch
o Daniel Pipes
o Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
o Investigative Project on Terrorism
o Jihad Watch
o Muslim Mafia
o Muslim Mafia International
o NEFA Foundation
o Sperry Files
o World Net Daily







Holy Land Foundation Trial Evidence 2007

(Parvez Ahmed - Chairman of the Board – CAIR, 2005 – 2008)



Hamas Charter Article 8

GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT

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.



FBI Wiretap

GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT

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."



FBI Wiretap

GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT

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.



FBI Wiretap

GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT

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.

dossier on Parvez Ahmed

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Documents, proof CAIR & Chairman Parvez Ahmed working with Hostile Nations. Could working with him be considered Material Support of Terrorim?

Pajamas Media » PJM Exclusive: Georgetown U. Received $325,000 Funneled Through Terror Front Group


The documents presented and linked in the article above, put an end to CAIR’s repeated claims that they have never received foreign funding, and their denials that they promote the extremist agenda of hostile foreign nations.

The documents clearly show member Nations of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in collusion with CAIR/Hamas working together in violation of U.S. law to apparently undermine the sovereignty of the United States in accordance with the (OIC) 10 year plan.

Are the facts surrounding Parvez Ahmed, and other CAIR/Hamas operatives closing in on them? Will they be brought to justice for these criminal acts and violation of U.S. law, such as violating the Foreign Agents Registration ACT or (FARA) to name just one?

When will elected officials like Mayor John Peyton and members of the Jacksonville City Council and other elected officials around the nation finally begin to take their "Oath of Office" seriously and protect the public by not only refusing to work with these groups, but actually demand investigations and charges against these individuals and groups?

Until now our leaders have set a precedent of aiding and abetting these subversive elements in our society by appointng them to positions of influence in the community. Thus, allowing these Hamas operatives to continue spread their propagand and deceive the community, as is the case with Parvez Ahmed and Ahmed Bedier, both Human Rights commissioners in Jacksonville and Tampa working in accordance with the OIC agenda.

People often ask me why would our leaders allow this? The best answer I can think of is one often used by my friend and Counter Intelligence expert Dave Gaubatz who Co-authored the book "Muslim Mafia; inside the secret underworld that's conspiring to Islamize America".

They are what he calls the there i's... either Ignorant, Incompetent, or In Bed (ideologically, Monetarily, or otherwise).

Unfortunately for Mayor Peyton, the Jacksonville City Council, and former Mayor and President of UNF, John Delaney, that they can no longer claim ignorance in regard to Parvez Ahmed and CAIR/Hamas. They have been provided substantial documentation not only from the brief supply by ACT Jacksonville Chapter Leader Randy McDaniels, but also from senior military and intelligence members from the DOD, DIA, and FBI to mention a few.

In light of these facts, the first question which deserves an answers is... are these men incompetent or in bed with Hamas? The second question, irrespective of incompetence, is could these men be possibly be charged with "Material Support of Terrorism"?

The facts in the linked article above and the referenced documents are very substantial and very damning. Although the spin doctors, like the Florida Times Union and other apologist will work overtime to try to refute these facts... it is becoming very clear to Jacksonville residents Parvez Ahmed is not the man he pretends to be.

I encourage everyone to read this article and then call, email, and meet with these elected officials and demand an answer as to why they would allow a man who is clearly working with nations and organization hostile to America, to continue to serve in any capacity let alone a Human Rights Commissioner.

Member nations of the OIC, have historically been the world worst violators of Human Rights to date.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama Admin Quietly Ends Immigrant Registration Program That Targeted Men From Muslim Countries

Obama Admin Quietly Ends Immigrant Registration Program That Targeted Men From Muslim Countries

Obama allows 80,000 Muslim immigrants into United States - Phoenix Conservative | Examiner.com

Obama allows 80,000 Muslim immigrants into United States - Phoenix Conservative Examiner.com

Obama allows 80,000 Muslim immigrants into United States - Phoenix Conservative | Examiner.com

Obama allows 80,000 Muslim immigrants into United States - Phoenix Conservative Examiner.com

Obama’s Visa Policies Increase Islamic Immigration to the U.S.A.| The Post & Email

Obama’s Visa Policies Increase Islamic Immigration to the U.S.A. The Post & Email

Muslims will not be "Melted" - Jihad Watch

Muslims will not be "Melted" - Jihad Watch

Impregnating America with Islam, Sharia law and confrontation « Immigration « Back to Basics

Impregnating America with Islam, Sharia law and confrontation « Immigration « Back to Basics

Monday, June 13, 2011

Churches Islam Bedfellows

America's Own Illegal Islamic President has now declared our Government Agencies are to Ignor Our Friend, Israel giving way to the Whims of the Muslims.
Churches all over America this past year has welcomed with open arms the Muslem Leadership.
This America and America's Churches is our Payback. The Bible is real plain in the instructing Christians on how to Handle these situations, After you extend this Olive Branch and you get dirt back its time for you to follow the scriptures and kick the dirt from ubder your feet and move forward least this EVIL becomes a part of you, and you too perish with evil.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Herman Cain Would Require Muslim Appointees To Take A Special Loyalty Oath | ThinkProgress

Herman Cain Would Require Muslim Appointees To Take A Special Loyalty Oath ThinkProgress

Did Anthony Weiner Convert to Islam and who is Huma Abedin

Did Anthony Weiner Convert to Islam and who is Huma Abedin


Hightlights in Red are added by Randy McDaniels for additional insight into this article.

Did Anthony Weiner Convert to Islam?

By Ben Barrack WebToday (June 8, 2011)-- The New York Times reports that Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife – Huma Abedin – is a “practicing Muslim” who was raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2007, the New York Observer wrote – article no longer available but cross-posted at Free Republic – that her mother is a professor in Saudi Arabia and that her father was an Islamic scholar before his death.

Who is Huma Abedin and what does she do????? Hint... she works for Hillary Clinton

Secretary Hillary Clinton 7th Floor - State Department

Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Huma Abedin 202-647-9572

Islamic law forbids any Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man. Weiner was raised Jewish but admitted to growing up in a non-religious household. Sacred Islamic Law Manual/Umdat Al Salik Book of Marriage M.4.2 (2) and M. 4.3 forbids a Muslim from marrying an apostate or corrupt man.

If Abedin remains a practicing Muslim and her religion forbids her from marrying a non-Muslim, which of the two of them is the mostly likely convert?

Known as the Shahada
, the Islamic testimony of faith is very short. Weiner would have been required to say it according to Islamic law.

Otherwise, Abedin would have violated a primary tenet of her religion. Here is what Weiner would have had to say in order to be able to marry Abedin according to Sharia law: “There is no God except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

Curiously, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICC), of which Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a trustee, is a man named Sheik Omar Abu-Namous. He is calling for Abedin to stand by Weiner.

Why would an imam encourage a Muslim woman to remain married to an unfaithful, Jewish man?

Feisal Rauf mentioned above also has a long history of Muslim Brotherhood ties to include;


§Rauf Friends of spiritual chief Yusuf al-Qaradawi via al-Taqwa Bank who champions shariah Law.
§Perdona Global Peace Org (MB, Hamas, AQ)
§ Jamal Barzinji MB Leader is a partner in Cordoba Initiative
§ Farouk Kahn – Daisy Uncle, Board member of ISNA, IMANA, and ICNA & Westbury Mosque Chair until 2006(MB)
§ Rauf's Manhattan ASMA offices at 475 Riverside Drive occupy the suite next door to (CAIR)
§ Alwaleed Bin Talal funds over 300K to Raufs Muslims Leaders of Tomorrow.
Hisham Elzanaty -- an Egyptian-born businessman from Long Island -- provided a big chunk of the $4.8 million needed to buy the building that will be demolished to make way for the mosque. Donates to HLF an organization which was shut down in the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history in 2008, which resulted in CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood member being sentenced up to 65 years in prison.


Feisal Rauf Sr. who;
Ø Taught at Al Azhar Univ. CAIRO Egypt
Ø Al Azhar approves Umdat Al Salik/Reliance (Islamic Law re: Jihad, Apostasy, Homosexuality, gender Equality)
Ø Contemporary of Hassan Al Banna (Founder of Muslim Brotherhood) & attended
Al Azhar University together
ØExpanded Islam in UK, Indonesia, and U.S.
Funded his Mosques by state sponsors of terror and Muslim Brotherhood members/entities, which Feisal Rauf Jr. now runs.
He is calling for Abedin to stand by Weiner.

Why would an imam encourage a Muslim woman to remain married to an unfaithful, Jewish man?

Compounding this matter further is the fact that Abu-Namous was quoted in 2001 as saying: “A unified Muslim state would be the ideal instrument to convince the world that Islam is the last version of God's word. God meant his word to be obeyed.”

In 2007, Abu-Namous spoke alongside the director of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
at the First National Summit of Imams and Rabbis. Abu-Namous is on record as having said there was no conclusive evidence that Muslims were responsible for the September 11th attacks. Ironically, Abu-Namous's predecessor (Feisal Rauf) at the ICC blamed the Jews for 9/11.

ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood group.

There is a question that needs to be answered. Did a secular Jewish man convert to Islam or did his (still) practicing Muslim wife abandon her religion by marrying him?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Radical Muslim Cleric's Pentagon Lunch: Top DOD Lawyers, Executive Director of CAIR Invited - FoxNews.com

Radical Muslim Cleric's Pentagon Lunch: Top DOD Lawyers, Executive Director of CAIR Invited - FoxNews.com

Hotline for Muslims after 911 offering Pro Bono services apparently scrubbed from Saint Pete Times archives?

The article below was first printed in the Saint Pete Times.... it appears it has now been scrubbed.

This coincidentally occured after an article by ACT Jacksonville exposed Kharrum Wahid of CVA-PAC and Emerge USA and their ties to CAIR/HAMAS and it's attempt to influence local elections for the Jacksonville City Council, which was also immediately scrubbed from the CVA-PAC site once this went public.

CVA-PAC endorsed members who were not just sympathetic or voted for Parvez Ahmed (Former CAIR/HAMAS National Chairman) for Human Rights Commissioner, but who acted as advocates, like John Cresembeni and Bill Bishop (now V.P. of City Council).

ACT Jacksonville also shined light on the fact Kharrum Wahid acted as the CAIR/HAMAS Lawyer in Florida and Nationally as well as his Hotline in the article below, which has been dubbed by some as the Terrorist Hotline. His most famous case was that of Abu Ali, who is serving life for the attempted assination of President Bush and is currently representing Imam Khan of south Florida in a current terrorism case.

Kharrum, seems to be the Go To lawyer for the most high profile terrorist cases and is a frequent speaker at KNOWN MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FRONT GROUPS, which is a disturbing pattern when his bias become evident.

This purpose of this re-post, is the so this information is not lost due to the apparent attempt to scrub this information from the web.

SAINT PETE TIMES

Hotline assists those who face terrorism queries
Volunteer lawyers offer legal advice to anyone who may be questioned about the Sept. 11 attacks.
©Associated Press
December 10, 2001
________________________________________
Volunteer lawyers offer legal advice to anyone who may be questioned about the Sept. 11 attacks.
TALLAHASSEE -- A toll-free hotline offering legal help became available Sunday for individuals sought by Florida authorities for questioning about terrorism activity.
The 24-hour toll-free phone number provides advice to people of Muslim, Arab and South Asian descent targeted for questioning about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Hotline calls were forwarded to volunteer attorneys, Florida American Civil Liberties Union spokeswoman Alessandra Soler said Sunday.
"We want anybody who has been contacted by any law enforcement agency to know they're entitled to legal representation," Soler said. "Anybody who knows somebody who has been contacted, a family member or friend, should put us in touch with them."
The ACLU and Council on American-Islamic Relations are also distributing brochures in English, Spanish and Arabic advising people about their rights.
Working with the U.S. Justice Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is seeking "voluntary" interviews with 546 men in the state on nonimmigrant visas who "fit the criteria of persons who might have knowledge of foreign-based terrorists."
"We want to make sure that once they're there and cooperating there's someone looking after their interest as well because clearly the investigators have their own agenda," said Khurrum Wahid, director of civil rights for CAIR's Florida office.
The FDLE also promised that its agents wouldn't bring INS agents with them and wouldn't question individuals about their immigration status.
"None of the individuals to be interviewed are suspected of involvement in any crime, and they will not be treated as criminals," FDLE Commissioner James T. "Tim" Moore said in a letter to community leaders. "Interviews will be consensual and our officers will respect each individual's rights, culture and religious beliefs."
The U.S. Justice Department provided the state with a list of men ages 18 to 33 who come from the Middle East and other countries and entered the United States after Jan. 1, 2000.
But the state has experienced difficulty getting more information from the INS, which said local officers do not have the authority to detain someone just because they are in the country illegally.
"We have suspended way too many civil rights already," said John Ovink, a Tampa immigration attorney.
© Copyright, St. Petersburg Times. All rights reserved.

Monday, June 6, 2011

"Courting DIsaster" CIA Book exposes Obama... more damage to National Security in 1st 100 days than any president in history!!!

CIA book review

For the historical record...

As President George W. Bush's top speechwriter, Marc Thiessen was provided unique access to the CIA program used in interrogating top Al Qaeda terrorists, including the mastermind of the 9/11 attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM).


Now, his riveting new book, "Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery), has been published.

Here is an excerpt from "Courting Disaster":
Just before dawn on March 1, 2003, two dozen heavily armed Pakistani tactical assault forces move in and surround a safe house in Rawalpindi . A few hours earlier they had received a text message from an informant inside the house. It read: "I am with KSM."

Bursting in, they find the disheveled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in his bedroom. He is taken into custody. In the safe house, they find a treasure trove of computers, documents, cell phones and other valuable "pocket litter."

Once in custody, KSM is defiant. He refuses to answer questions, informing his captors that he will tell them everything when he gets to America and sees his lawyer. But KSM is not taken to America to see a lawyer Instead he is taken to a secret CIA "black site" in an undisclosed location.

Upon arrival, KSM finds himself in the complete control of Americans. He does not know where he is, how long he will be there, or what his fate will be.

Despite his circumstances, KSM still refuses to talk. He spews contempt at his interrogators, telling them Americans are weak, lack resilience, and are unable to do what is necessary to prevent the terrorists from succeeding in their goals. He has trained to resist interrogation. When he is asked for information about future attacks, he tells his questioners scornfully: "Soon, you will know."

It becomes clear he will not reveal the information using traditional interrogation techniques. So he undergoes a series of "enhanced interrogation techniques" approved for use only on the most high-value detainees. The techniques include waterboarding.
His resistance is described by one senior American official as "superhuman." Eventually, however, the techniques work, and KSM becomes cooperative-for reasons that will be described later in this book.

He begins telling his CIA de-briefers about active al Qaeda plots to launch attacks against the United States and other Western targets. He holds classes for CIA officials, using a chalkboard to draw a picture of al Qaeda's operating structure, financing, communications, and logistics. He identifies al Qaeda travel routes and safe havens, and helps intelligence officers make sense of documents and computer records seized in terrorist raids. He identifies voices in intercepted telephone calls, and helps officials understand the meaning of coded terrorist communications. He provides information that helps our intelligence community capture other high-ranking terrorists, KSM's questioning, and that of other captured terrorists, produces more than 6,000 intelligence reports, which are shared across the intelligence community, as well as with our allies across the world.

In one of these reports, KSM describes in detail the revisions he made to his failed 1994-1995 plan known as the "Bojinka plot" to blow up a dozen airplanes carrying some 4,000 passengers over the Pacific Ocean.
Years later, an observant CIA officer notices the activities of a cell being followed by British authorities appear to match KSM's description of his plans for a Bojinka-style attack.

In an operation that involves unprecedented intelligence cooperation between our countries, British officials proceed to unravel the plot.

On the night of Aug. 9, 2006 they launch a series of raids in a northeast London suburb that lead to the arrest of two dozen al Qaeda terrorist suspects. They find a USB thumb-drive in the pocket of one of the men with security details for Heathrow airport, and information on seven trans-Atlantic flights that were scheduled to take off within hours of each other:

* United Airlines Flight 931 to San Francisco departing at 2:15 p.m.;

* Air Canada Flight 849 to Toronto departing at 3:00 p.m.;

* Air Canada Flight 865 to Montreal departing at 3:15 p.m.;

* United Airlines Flight 959 to Chicago departing at 3:40 p.m.;

* United Airlines Flight 925 to Washington departing at 4:20 p.m.;

* American Airlines Flight 131 to New York departing at 4:35 p.m.;

* American Airlines Flight 91 to Chicago departing at 4:50 p.m.

They seize bomb-making equipment and hydrogen peroxide to make liquid explosives. And they find the chilling martyrdom videos the suicide bombers had prepared.

Today, if you asked an average person on the street what they know about the 2006 airlines plot, most would not be able to tell you much.

Few Americans are aware of the fact al Qaeda had planned to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11 with an attack of similar scope and magnitude.

And still fewer realize the terrorists' true intentions in this plot were uncovered thanks to critical information obtained through the interrogation of the man who conceived it: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

This is only one of the many attacks stopped with the help of the CIA interrogation program established by the Bush Administration in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Editor's Note: For other foiled terrorist plots, see page 9 of "Courting Disaster."

In addition to helping break up these specific terrorist cells and plots, CIA questioning provided our intelligence community with an unparalleled body of information about al Qaeda Until the program was temporarily suspended in 2006, intelligence officials say, well over half of the information our government had about al Qaeda-how it operates, how it moves money, how it communicates, how it recruits operatives, how it picks targets, how it plans and carries out attacks-came from the interrogation of terrorists in CIA custody.

Former CIA Director George Tenet has declared: "I know this program has saved lives. I know we've disrupted plots. I know this program alone is worth more than what the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency put together have been able to tell us."
Former CIA Director Mike Hayden has said: "The facts of the case are that the use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work."
Even Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, has acknowledged: "High-value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country."

Leon Panetta, Obama's CIA Director, has said: "Important information
was gathered from these detainees. It provided information that was
acted upon."

And John Brennan, Obama's Homeland Security Advisor, when asked in an interview if enhanced-interrogation techniques were necessary to keep America safe, replied : "Would the U.S. be handicapped if the CIA was not, in fact, able to carry out these types of detention and debriefing activities? I would say yes."

On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13491, closing the CIA program and directing that, henceforth, all interrogations by U.S. personnel must follow the techniques contained in the Army Field Manual.

The morning of the announcement, Mike Hayden was still in his post as CIA Director, He called White House Counsel Greg Craig and told him bluntly: "You didn't ask, but this is the CIA officially nonconcurring". The president went ahead anyway, over ruling the objections of the agency.

A few months later, on April 16, 2009, President Obama ordered the release of four Justice Department memos that described in detail the techniques used to interrogate KSM and other high-value terrorists. This time, not just Hayden (who was now retired) but five CIA directors -including Obama's own director, Leon Panetta -- objected. George Tenet called to urge against the memos' release. So did Porter Goss. So did John Deutch. Hayden says: "You had CIA directors in a continuous unbroken stream to 1995 calling saying, 'Don't do this.'"

In addition to objections from the men who led the agency for a collective 14 years, the President also heard objections from the agency's covert field operatives. A few weeks earlier, Panetta had arranged for the eight top officials of the Clandestine Service to meet with the President. It was highly unusual for these clandestine officers to visit the Oval Office, and they used the opportunity to warn the President that releasing the memos would put agency operatives at risk. The President reportedly listened respectfully-and then ignored their advice.

With these actions, Barack Obama arguably did more damage to America's national security in his first 100 days of office than any President in American history.

But how many people know this???