Lies, Damn Lies, and Hamas-linked CAIR’s Statistics

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/lies-damn-lies-and-hamas-linked-cairs-statistics; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the Deputy Executive Director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was on television recently. During his interview on the English language Turkish Radio and Television World broadcast, Mitchell said that the majority of Americans support a ceasefire in Gaza.

Over 70% of Americans support a ceasefire one way or another…President Biden is out of step with the American people.

Since he does not cite his sources, it is up to us to determine to what he might be referring. A good guess would be a survey from a group called Data for Progress, which Rashida Tlaib touted on her X feed. That survey claims that 66% of all likely voters support a ceasefire in Gaza. However Data for Progress does report that 80% of Democrat voters support the idea of a ceasefire.

Maybe Mr. Mitchell got confused.

Meanwhile, how reliable a source for information is Data for Progress? According to their website:

Data for Progress is a progressive think tank and polling firm arming movements with the tools they need to fight for a more equitable future. Led by a team of policy and data experts, we produce quality polling, data-based messaging, and policy generation for progressive causes, campaigns, and candidates.

This “data-based messaging…for progressive causes” results in what is known as Earned Media, or simply – free publicity. Data for Progress has used their Earned Media to:

  • “Using Earned Media to Get Progressive Ideas Into the Mainstream “
  • “Shaping the Biden Administration’s Coronavirus Response”
  • “Shaping Climate Policy”
  • “Today, the Interior Department is led by the first-ever Native American Cabinet secretary — someone who is fighting for our public lands and defending the sovereignty of Native nations: Madame Secretary Deb Haaland. Our Vice President of policy and strategy Julian Brave NoiseCat led a sophisticated inside-outside strategy utilizing writing, earned media, organizing, advocacy, social media, and lots of memes to help make the case for Haaland’s appointment and confirmation.”
  • “Our polling showed the public that D.C. statehood is popular”
  • “When the mainstream media hammered Biden’s Afghanistan pullout, we showed that withdrawal was popular with voters”
  • “Fetterman’s campaign, happy with Data For Progress’s ability to churn out quick polls affirming their candidate’s popularity”
  • “Three days later, Sean McElwee’s (Data for Progress founder) senior staff asked him to step down.

“There was no cinematic climax, McKenzie Wilson told me afterward, no one thing that made everyone decide it was time for him to go. It was everything: the midterm polls, the connection to Bankman-Fried, the betting, and the perception that a bettor like Sean might be tempted to tweak the Data For Progress polls to improve his odds. “I know that’s not the case,” she said. “But it doesn’t matter what I think.” What mattered was that the organization’s credibility was bound to Sean’s now-tarnished reputation.”

Nicholas Grossman at the Daily Beast looked at several polls and said on February 12:

Do Americans Want a Ceasefire in Gaza? It Depends

Polls show support for an end to the bloodshed, but things like cutting off U.S. aid to Israel and accepting Hamas’ continued rule over Gaza are far less popular.

As one might expect, it was the way Data for Progress wrote the questions that introduced bias into the results.

The red argument is realistic, acknowledging that a permanent ceasefire now would “keep Hamas in power,” threatening “another attack against Israel,” while continuing the war in an effort to defeat Hamas means “more civilian casualties in Gaza.” The blue argument, however, is a hopeful hypothetical, envisioning a “deal between Hamas and Israel to end the violence on both sides and release all hostages.”

Mutual agreement, no more fighting, and all hostages freed. That sounds great, but no one knows how to get it.

It would not be surprising if CAIR were aware of Data For Progress. CAIR also specializes in Earned Media. Last year, 2023, CAIR was on TV 666 times. This year, as of February 13, 2024, CAIR has been on TV 81 times, clashing with people as they go.

CAIR is way too comfortable with attacking people on TV.

  • CAIR called the mayor of Orland Park, Illinois “ignorant.”
  • Even though CAIR is Hamas, they get to call Nancy Pelosi “delusional.”
  • The Wall Street Journal is “Right-wing.”
  • After a Palestinian demonstrator committed a hate crime by attacking a pro-Israel demonstrator, CAIR blamed the victim for the attack.
  • Minneapolis mayor Jacob Fry is “making politically calculated decisions and playing identity politics against Palestinian lives.”

The example from Glenside Middle School in Illinois shows how the Data For Progress methodology may be in CAIR’s future. A girl was attacked at the school. Although the middle school found no evidence of racial, religious, or cultural bias in their investigation of the assault, which was captured on cellphone video, CAIR wants a hate crime charge to be brought in the case.

Furthermore, the CAIR spokesperson says that since October 7, CAIR has received 200 complaints about incidents in basic schools. To Maggie Slavin, CAIR’s Operations Manager at CAIR-Chicago, that indicates that hate and bias is being spread inside of homes, and communities.

CAIR’s numbers are not going to lead directly to your home. They will have the government do that.

CAIR is going to take a more quantitative approach to measuring Islamophobia at the state level.

We reassess CAIR’s vision for this work as well as initiate work on a state-specific tool to quantitatively assess Islamophobia, in order to better address the demands of the current moment.

Since the Islamophobia Network has been defeated, it must be the U.S. government who is driving the latest wave of Islamophobia. Policy makers need to do something about the hate coming from inside your home.

After all, the statistics don’t lie.

Leftist Foundations Have Forked Over Millions to Hamas-Linked CAIR

Is there any destructive force in America today that they won’t finance?

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/leftist-foundations-have-forked-over-millions-to-hamas-linked-cair

[Make sure to read Robert Spencer’s contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]

In Old Joe Biden’s America, those who hate the country and want to see it radically “transformed” into a state without borders, the freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and other annoying obstacles to socialist internationalism, are in the driver’s seat. And they’re raking in millions. This includes the left’s pro-Hamas allies, most notably thHamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Nihad AwadCAIR’s cofounder and longtime executive director, recently came under fire for saying of the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre of 1,200 Israeli civilians: “And yes, I was happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land, and walk free into their land, which they were not allowed to walk in.” This was too much even for the Biden regime, which removed CAIR from its campaign to combat antisemitism. CAIR, loaded as it is with jihad supporters and Jew-haters, never should have been part of that initiative in the first place, but was likely included because it enjoys so much favor among those who make up the Biden regime’s hard-left base. And that favor has translated into millions of dollars in donations for this sinister, unsavory group.

The Jewish News Syndicate reported Wednesday that some of the nation’s most prominent and well-heeled leftist philanthrophic groups shoveled massive amounts of cash to CAIR, despite its lengthy record of smearing foes of jihad violence, justifying that violence, and engaging in jaw-dropping antisemitism. The chief offenders were the American Online Giving Foundation, which gave Awad and his henchmen $1,637,087, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which was close behind with $1,499,447, and Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, which forked over $1,474,868.

Then there was California Endowment, which contributed $785,604 for CAIR’s victim-blaming and jihad-enabling;Schwab Charitable Fund, which added $782,178California Community Foundation which kicked in $781,065; and many others: Sierra Health Foundation gave $637,558; Tides Foundation $631,300; Weingart Foundation $602,950and K. Kellogg Foundation $500,000. JNS adds: “The remaining 10 organizations each provided more than $300,000. These include the San Francisco Foundation ($494,000); Network for Good ($489,800); MarJac Foundation, which Mauro [Ryan Mauro, author of the original study] describes as a group linked to the Muslim Brotherhood ($450,000); Charities Aid Foundation ($406,000); California Wellness Foundation ($350,000); Movement Voter Project ($348,240); Columbus Foundation ($336,250); American Endowment Foundation ($315,600); Levi Strauss Foundation ($310,000); and the Orange County Community Federation ($301,255).

This adds up to some very serious money for Hamas-linked CAIR, and doesn’t even represent its entire donor base. CAIR reportedly took in $7.78 million in 2021, and had assets as of that year of $15.6 million. And all that was for a group about which federal prosecutors said this in 2007: “From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists…the conspirators agreed to use deception to conceal from the American public their connections to terrorists.” 

Meanwhile, organizations that speak honestly about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, including Jihad Watch, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and others continue with a small fraction of that funding, and are generally struggling financially. Most would-be donors have been scared away by smears and defamation from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League; others have been lulled into complacency by lies about how much these organizations actually receive in donations.

It is a symptom of the insanity of our times that groups dedicated to the defense of the United States and Western civilization are shunned, marginalized, and deplatformed, while those dedicated to the destruction of both are prospering and getting richer by the day. CAIR has temporarily lost favor with the Biden regime, but the money will keep rolling in from leftist foundations and other fellow travelers and dupes, and the establishment media will continue to treat this group as if it really were simply a civil rights organization. We are not free of its baneful influence by a long shot.

William Butler Yeats said it in his apocalyptic poem “The Second Coming”: “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” In the age of absurdity, we can go Yeats one better, and observe that the best lack all funding, while the worst are full of donations from witless, deluded leftists who think they’re contributing to “diversity” while all they’re really doing is providing the funding for their own eventual ruin.

Hamas-linked CAIR operative reinstated to Maryland hate crimes commission

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/hamas-linked-cair-operative-reinstated-to-maryland-hate-crimes-commission

This shows yet again that the concept of “hate crimes” itself is subjective. To any supporter of Israel, Zainab Chaudry is clearly engaging in hate speech. But to her fellow supporters of Hamas, what she is saying is entirely justified. This is why “hate crimes” should not be a legal category, as they invariably empower one perspective at the expense of another in areas where the state should allow for the free expression of differing points of view.

“Islamist Suspended from, then Reinstated to Maryland Hate Crimes Commission,” by Susannah Johnston, Focus On Western Islamism, December 8, 2023:

Two weeks after Maryland’s attorney general suspended the staffer of an Islamist organization from the state’s hate crimes commission for promoting hatred of Israel on the internet, he reinstated her on the grounds that he lacked the legal authority to suspend her in the first place. The episode highlights the inherent incompatibility of including an Islamist organization on any commission tasked with fighting hate.

The incident began when Zainab Chaudry, director of the Maryland branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), responded to Hamas’s October 7 massacre by publicly likening Israel to the Nazis, referred to Hamas attackers as “freedom fighters,” and wrote on her Facebook, “I will never be able to understand how the world summoned up rage for 40 fake Israeli babies while completely turning a blind eye to 3,000 real Palestinian babies.”

In response, Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown suspended Chaudry from Maryland’s Commission on Hate Crimes Response and Prevention on November 21, saying that her presence risked “disrupting the work and mission of the Commission.”

Brown then reinstated her on December 6. Oddly, the law establishing the commission, which Governor Wes Moore approved in May, required the appointment of a staffer from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to serve alongside 19 other stakeholder organizations voted by Maryland legislators to represent targets of hate.

press release from AG Brown’s office states that he does not have the authority to remove or suspend members of the commission. “Upon further review, it was determined that the law establishing the Commission directs the Attorney General to appoint members to a 4-year fixed term but does not provide the Attorney General the authority to remove a Commissioner before the expiration of their term nor the authority to suspend a Commissioner during their term of service.”

CAIR, the organization which Chaudry belongs to, is a notorious purveyor of anti-Israel hatred. The organization has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and its leaders regularly defend Hamas, a designated terrorist organization regarded as the Palestinian branch of the MB. In 2008, federal prosecutors listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution after they determined that HLF had funneled millions to Hamas.  In 1994, the organization’s National Director, Nihad Awad, publicly stated, “I am in support of the Hamas movement.” The Hamas Charter calls for obliterating Israel….

Hamas-linked CAIR condemns Biden administration for giving Netanyahu ‘green light’ to resume Gaza bombing

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/hamas-linked-cair-condemns;

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Israel has no choice but to eliminate Hamas and send the message far and wide that Israel intends not only to continue to exist, but to stand strong as a Jewish state. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has for many years viewed the Democrats as friends who kowtow to them, as well as to other Muslim lobbies. Biden has given Muslim Brotherhood-linked lobbies abundant reason to believe this. Now these groups expect more from Biden: that he facilitates the Muslim Brotherhood’s desire to see Israel destroyed, because that is what will happen if Israel halts its war on Hamas — which is a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood seeks a global caliphate.

Since 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ ministerial cabinet has listed CAIR as a terrorist group; but as one would expect, CAIR protested the label and called it “bizarre.”

“CAIR Calls on Biden Admin to Demand Ceasefire Extension After Israeli Bombing Kills 100+ Civilians”, CAIR, December 4, 2023:

(WASHINGTON, DC – 12/1/2023) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the Biden administration for giving the Israeli government the “green light” to resume bombing Gaza and called on the United States to join other governments in demanding the resumption of the ceasefire and negotiations to secure a just, lasting peace. Israel’s renewed bombing campaign has already killed more than 100 Palestinian civilians….

Muslim United Airlines pilot and Hamas-linked CAIR official given paid vacation for praising Hamas

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/muslim-united-airlines-pilot-and-hamas-linked-cair-official-given-paid-vacation-for-praising-hamas;

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He was “removed from service with pay,” which essentially is rewarding his behavior.

“United Airlines removes pilot Ibrahim Mossallam from service amid anti-Semitic claims after he posted messages supporting terror group Hamas’ vile slaughter of 1,200 Israelis hours after the Oct 7 invasion, calling it ‘resistance by brave people,'” by Paul Farrell, Daily Mail, November 21, 2023:

A United Airlines pilot has been ‘removed from service with pay’ after posting dozens of messages on Facebook expressing support for Hamas in the aftermath of the terror group’s barbaric assault on Israel that killed 1,200 people on October 7.

United pilot Ibrahim R. Mossallam described the attack on civilians across southern Israel as ‘resistance by brave people who have endured decades of occupation, oppression, humiliation, apartheid, and straight-up murder.’

‘For all my friends here in FB land with Questions/Thoughts/Assumptions/Critique about what’s transpiring in Palestine, currently in response to the Zionist occupation, please work on expanding your media literacy,’ he added.

Mossallam said that the US media is ‘heavily politicized and skewed to show a non-occupying narrative of Palestine.’

The disgraced pilot also argued that the attack on Israel was ‘not provoked’ but rather was a ‘response to years of attacks by the Zionist regime.’

On Tuesday, United told DailyMail.com that Mossallam was taken out of service with pay as an investigation is carried out. The carrier said that Mossallam was only removed from service on November 20, the same day that his social media posts became public knowledge.

In addition to his flying career, Mossallam is also the board vice president for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Israel Relations….

Hamas-linked CAIR demands Biden regime force Israel to release woman who vowed to drink blood and eat skulls of Jews

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/hamas-linked-cair-demands-biden-regime-force-israel-to-release-woman-who-vowed-to-drink-blood-and-eat-skulls-of-jews;

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No surprise here, coming from the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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“CAIR calls on Biden to demand Israel release Ahed Tamimi,” by Sam Halpern, Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2023:

The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, has called on US President Joe Biden to pressure the Israeli government to release Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi.

Tamimi, 22, was arrested by Israel on Monday after she posted on Instagram that Palestinians would slaughter Israeli “settlers.”

“Come on settlers, we will slaughter you. We are waiting for you in all the cities of the West Bank. What Hitler did to you was a picnic. We will drink your blood and eat your skulls,” the post read in both Arabic and Hebrew….

“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Biden administration to demand the Israeli government release Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and end the ethnic cleansing of the West Bank by government-backed settlers,” CAIR wrote in a press release….

“If prominent Palestinian figures like Ahed Tamimi and her father are not safe from the Israeli government’s escalating attacks in the West Bank, no Palestinian is safe. [Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu’s openly racist, far-right ministers are completely out of control,” CAIR Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said. “The Biden administration must call for the immediate release of Ahed Tamimi and demand an end to the Israeli government’s escalating attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank.”…

Additionally, the CAIR deputy director later reposted X posts parroting the debunked claim that Israel hit the Al-Ahli Hospital.

Tlaib and CAIR’s Awad Threaten Biden Where It Hurts: No Votes for You Without Ceasefire

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The longstanding leftist/Islamic alliance has never seen this much strain. Will it be enough to bring down the Biden regime and Democrat Party hegemony? It’s possible.

As enraged pro-Hamas demonstrators tried on Saturday to break down the gate surrounding the White House and storm the grounds, high-profile Muslim leaders warned Old Joe and his henchmen that they couldn’t count on the support of haters of Israel unless the Biden regime forced the Jewish state to accept a ceasefire. A ceasefire may seem like a reasonable request at first glance, which is why the pro-Hamas forces are couching their demands in this language, but if Israel stopped fighting short of its goal to destroy Hamas utterly, it would essentially amount to a surrender to Hamas and other jihad groups. They would live again to massacre more Israeli civilians another day.

And so Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a longtime master at manipulating public opinion, professed at the Washington demonstration to be motivated solely by humanitarian concerns: "The main goal of everyone right now is a cease-fire," the old dissembler said, adding: "You can't do anything without a cease-fire − you can't do humanitarian aid, you can't treat the wounded, you can't even remove bodies until there's a cease-fire. Nothing should get in the way of a humanitarian cease-fire." Nothing! Not even Israel’s self-defense and fight for its own survival.

Playing bad cop to Hooper’s good cop was his CAIR colleague, Nihad Awad, the co-founder and longtime national executive director of the unsavory organization. While Hooper talked humanitarianism, Awad was ready to hit Old Joe where it hurts and make sure that the addled corruptocrat understood exactly what was happening: "The language that President Biden and his party understand,” Awad thundered, “is the language of votes in the 2023 elections and our message is: No cease-fire, no votes."

Awad couldn’t have made his point more clearly if he had been in a plane, skywriting over the White House. He added: "No votes in Michigan, no votes in Arizona, no votes in Georgia, no votes in Nevada, no votes in Wisconsin, no votes in Pennsylvania." These were, of course, the states that allowed Old Joe to pretend to be president over the last three years. But not this time. Awad concluded: "No votes for you anywhere if you don’t call for a cease-fire now."

Awad was echoing the ever-winsome Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Ramallah), who asserted on Friday that “Joe Biden supported the genocide of the Palestinian people." Oh, you missed the genocide of the Palestinian people? That’s only because it never happened. The Palestinian people numbered close to two million in 1990, and they number over five today. That’s a 155% growth rate over thirty-two years, making Israel’s genocide of the Palestinians one of the most remarkably inefficient such operations in human history. Nonetheless, Tlaib, like the good leftist that she is, doubled down on her lie, adding: "The American people won’t forget. Biden, support a cease-fire now. Or don’t count on us in 2024.”

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Meanwhile, Meredith Weisel of the hard-left Anti-Defamation League offered a lamentably weak response, saying of the Washington demonstration: "There was zero acknowledgment of Israeli suffering and a lot of legitimizing and justification for violence against Israelis. Surely there are people there today who are responding to the humanitarian crisis. But most of the people we have seen on the stage have been justifying what happened on Oct. 7."

Related: The Biden Regime Is Now Setting Policy By Old Norm Macdonald Tweets

Not much better can be expected from the thoroughly compromised ADL, but Weisel missed the opportunity to point out that there actually was no “humanitarian crisis” in Gaza. While Hamas has been claiming that Gaza is on the brink of mass starvation, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) issued a report Saturday that noted that “food reserves are sufficient for the near term. There is no food shortage. International organizations are permitted to bring food aid into the Gaza Strip.” Why trust Israel and not Hamas? Hamas has been shown repeatedly to be lying recently, most notoriously in claiming Israel hit a hospital and killed 500 people when it turned out that Palestinian Islamic Jihad hit a hospital parking lot with an errant rocket and killed ten people. Meanwhile, what Israel has stated about the conflict has been accurate.

 In any case, Old Joe and the Democrats are now caught between a rock and a hard place. If they abandon Israel utterly, they risk losing the votes of Jews and supporters of Israel, who still generally deny the evidence of their senses and vote Democrat. If, however, they continue to offer the weak support to Israel they’ve given so far, Tlaib and Awad will make good on their threats. The leftist/Islamic bloc, however, is caught between a rock and a hard place as well. If they don’t vote for Old Joe, for whom will they vote? The most pro-Israel president in history? How this game of chicken will play out is anybody’s guess.

Hamas-Linked CAIR Tells Biden to Fight ‘Islamophobia’ by Ending Israeli Campaign Against Hamas~BIDEN CONFRONTED WITH “ABANDON BIDEN” PROTEST

 

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/hamas-linked-cair-tells-biden-to-fight-islamophobia-by-ending-israeli-campaign-against-hamas;

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‘Islamophobia’ is just a lie told to protect Islamic terrorists.

Just in case you were wondering whether the entire ‘Islamophobia’ hoax being ramped up was about anything except supporting Hamas, CAIR, which has its own history with Hamas, would like to clarify that yes, it’s about Hamas.

“The first and most important step President Biden must take to combat surging Islamophobia is the step that American Muslim leaders and organizations have repeatedly called on him to take: demand a ceasefire in Gaza,” CAIR Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell claimed.

“The development of a national strategy to combat anti-Muslim bigotry is an important step that can make a positive impact if it involves an inclusive process with all stakeholders in the American Muslim community and tackles institutional Islamophobia within the government, such as the watchlist. But first and foremost, we need a ceasefire. The American Muslim community will accept nothing less.”

There’s no ‘Islamophobia.’ If the issue were attacks or harassment of Muslims, that would be the priority. Instead, it takes a backseat to protecting Hamas.

When your entire ‘Islamophobia’ program can be reduced to protecting Islamic terrorists from their victims, it’s all too abundantly obvious that the whole thing is just a strategy of playing the victim in order to enable Islamic terrorism.

CAIR is saying the quiet part out loud, that the ‘Islamophobia’ hoax exists to be put at the service of Hamas. Much as it was previously put at the service of Al Qaeda.

There’s no Islamophobia, only Islamic terrorism. ‘Islamophobia’ is just a lie told to protect Islamic terrorists.

Groups such as CAIR would denounce such comments as ‘Islamophobic,’ but they’re the ones making them.

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Minnesota: Muslim leaders including Hamas-linked CAIR chief greet Biden with ‘Abandon Biden’ protest

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/minnesota-muslim-leaders-including-hamas-linked-cair-chief-greet-biden-with-abandon-biden-protest;

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The chickens are coming home to roost for Biden as he tries to balance support from both the Jewish Left lobby and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic groups. He made a pact with the Muslim Brotherhood-linked group Emgage during the 2020 election: he would get their support in return for appointing Muslims at all levels of his administration. More recently, he held a private meeting in the White House with highly questionable Muslim leaders in order to continue appeasing the Muslim community, who are now calling for a Gaza ceasefire while Biden has expressed support for Israel; see HERE.

Biden is now losing his unsavory friends fast.

Already, the National Muslim Democratic Council, a nationwide group of Democratic leaders and activists, has threatened Biden that if he does not force Israel to reach a ceasefire with Hamas, a U.S. State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization, they will withdraw their support from him. But how is Biden supposed to “force” the sovereign state of Israel to stop defending its country and citizens?

The Islamic supremacist lobby is enraged over the fact that Biden used them for votes, as leaders habitually do, particularly on the Left. The Red-Green axis is merely a partnership of convenience.

But it isn’t only Biden that is now between a rock and a hard place. Is the Muslim lobby, since it is not getting the full obedience it demands from Biden, going to follow through on its threat? Whom will it endorse? They certainly won’t be voting Republican.

“As he visits Minnesota, local Muslim leaders say they will ‘abandon Biden,'” by Alex Seitz-Wald, Julia Jester, and Gabe Gutierrez, NBC, November 1, 2023:

MINNEAPOLIS — President Joe Biden was met with protests organized by local Muslim leaders when he arrived in Minneapolis on Wednesday for a series of events, the latest sign that Muslim American voters may turn against the president after having supported him in 2020.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s largest Muslim advocacy group, organized three separate protests at various locations Biden visited Wednesday, including the airport, a farm in rural Northfield, and downtown Minneapolis.

It is pushing for a cease-fire in Gaza, where the Israeli military — with U.S. support — has been ramping up attacks against Hamas militants, causing a growing number of Palestinian civilian deaths in collateral damage. It says Biden is losing its support by not doing more to rein in Israel in Gaza or combat Islamophobia at home.

“We are going to abandon Biden because he has abandoned us,” Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR Minnesota, told NBC News hours after he stood next to “Abandon Biden” signs at a news conference, though he said he was speaking in his personal capacity since CAIR’s non-profit tax status bars it from electioneering.

“I don’t think that this is a rash emotional decision by the American Muslim community. It is a foregone conclusion. … The anger is not going to go away. We don’t have short memories,” Hussein added. “I still have not heard from any Muslim leader in Minnesota who has said this is a mistake.”….

Hamas Wants to Trade CAIR Leader in Federal Prison for U.S. Hostages

“Only recently, it did one with Iran. Why wouldn't it conduct a prisoner swap with us?”

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/hamas-wants-to-trade-cair-leader-in-federal-prison-for-u-s-hostages/;

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[Make sure to read Daniel Greenfield’s contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]

There are an estimated 14 American hostages being held in Gaza. (This number may rise or fall as Hamas continues to release videos of the hostages and Israel continues identifying bodies, some of which have been charred beyond recognition, by using DNA samples from family members.) As of this time, there are 20 Americans missing and bodies are being tested.

Biden spoke with some family members on a Zoom call. “It’s my personal commitment to do everything possible, everything possible to return every missing American to their families,” he said,  “we’re working around the clock to secure the release of Americans held by Hamas.”

But the Biden administration has currently ruled out sending rescue forces, instead it is using Hamas allies, Qatar and Turkey, to conduct negotiations with the Islamic terrorist organization.

While Israel has refused to trade hostages for terrorists, Biden may be more willing to do so.

Senior Hamas leader Ali Baraka told Russia’s RT propaganda network, “There are also prisoners in the U.S. We want them. Of course. There are Hamas members sentenced to life in the U.S. We want them too. Of course. We demand that the U.S. free our sons from prisons. The U.S. conducts prisoner swaps. Only recently, it did one with Iran. Why wouldn’t it conduct a prisoner swap with us?”

Barakeh went into more specifics about which Hamas members he meant in another interview.

“There are Palestinians held in America. We will ask for their release. There are Palestinians who are detained by the United States on charges of supporting the resistance in Palestine. They were detained in America because they were accused of running charity organizations that support the people besieged in Gaza.”

This almost certainly refers to the Holy Land Foundation case in which key figures in the largest Islamic charity in America were convicted of helping to send millions to Hamas.

Hamas would have a special interest in at least one of the terror convicts. Mufid Abdulqader, the half-brother of Hamas leader Khaled Mashal, is currently serving out his 20 years of prison sentence in a low-security federal prison in Seagoville, Texas. Funding terrorists and a history of chanting terrorist threats apparently netted Abdulqader an easy ride at a low-security prison.

Islamists in the United States had lobbied for his release during the pandemic by claiming that the 60-year-old is an “elderly” man facing imminent death at a “virus-ravaged prison”. Abdulqaderf was denied early release, he got COVID, survived it, and he’s set to be out in 2025.

Qatar, acting once again as an intermediary for Islamic terrorists, will be likely to argue that Mufid Abdulqader is only a few years away from being released anyway.

Perhaps the Hamas family member will resume his musical career in which he toured America to sing to Muslim communities cheerful ditties such as, “With Koran and Jihad, we will gain our homes back… the agony of death is precious, killing Jews … Death to Jews, is precious.”.

But it’s another of the Holy Land Foundation terror funders who is far more explosive.

Ghassan Elashi was a founding board member for CAIR in Texas. CAIR’s D.C. office was funded by money from the Holy Land Foundation and the trial led to CAIR being named “an unindicted co-conspirator” in terror funding. It’s a label that the group is still trying to shake off.

But the FBI stated that “evidence was introduced that demonstrated a relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders (including its current President Emeritus and Executive Director) and the Palestine Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and Hamas, which was designated as a terrorist organization in 1995.”

CAIR founder and executive director Nihad Awad responded to the Hamas attacks by posting, “a unique Palestinian day. Never say ‘impossible.'” And Awad reacted to Biden’s speech condemning those atrocities by posting, “there is no moral equivalence between the occupied and the occupier. You must condemn the occupier not the occupied.”

Awad had previously stated, “I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.”

Ghassan Elashi was sentenced to 65 years in prison. At the age of 69, he’s serving out a sentence that would only see him released in 2068.

Senior Hamas leader Ali Baraka mentioned that the Hamas terrorists he wants to be freed are serving life sentences. While Elashi isn’t technically serving a life sentence, he is currently scheduled to spend the rest of his life at McCreary Federal Prison in Kentucky (it’s unclear if he’s in the maximum or minimum security part of it) before beginning an even more hellishly extended sentence in a much more secure facility that offers neither parole nor virgins.

Only two of the Holy Land Foundation terror fundraisers received sentences this long making it almost certain that Hamas wants to trade the former CAIR board member for a U.S. hostage.

A Hamas proposal to trade a CAIR leader for a hostage would reopen the question of CAIR’s terror ties again and would be particularly awkward for the Biden administration which welcomed CAIR so enthusiastically that it was assigned to help with security for its antisemitism strategy. Furthermore, the statements by the senior Hamas leader that the men it’s trying to extricate are Hamas members would overturn over a decade of lies put out by CAIR and its Islamist allies that the HLF terror fundraisers were innocent victims of ‘Islamophobia’.

Such a request would also establish that a Hamas member had served on a CAIR board.

CAIR had already advocated for Mufid Abdulqader, claiming that the half-brother of a Hamas leader who had called for the murder of Jews was an innocent victim of ‘Islamophobia’. The terrorist fundraiser was seen on video in a skit in which he “plays a Hamas member who kills an Israeli after saying, ‘I am Hamas, O dear ones.’” Good thing he’s in a low-security prison.

Other Holy Land Foundation defendants whose release Hamas may demand include Shuri Abu Baker, scheduled to be released from a high-security prison in Eastern Texas in 2064, whom CAIR had also defended. Abdulrahman Odeh and Mohammad El-Mezain, who had received shorter sentences, were already released in 2021. This did not stop CAIR from signing on to a petition next year to have them set loose even though they were already out of prison.

If Hamas were to request the release of Abdulqader, Abu Baker, and Elashi, it would put the Islamist terror group enlist in the same effort as not only CAIR but also other pro-terrorist organizations that signed the petition like Human Rights Watch, the National Lawyers Guild, Jewish Voice for Peace, ICNA and the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network which has been designated as a terrorist organization by Israel. Individual signatories include Ramzi Kassem, a Gitmo terror lawyer who once threw stones at Israel, and was named by the Biden administration as a Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration at the White House Domestic Policy Council.

By holding Americans hostage, Hamas has more leverage to free its members than the Muslim Brotherhood front groups that operate by pretending to be civil rights organizations.

Will Biden make such a trade? After making similar deals with Russia and Iran, it seems possible. But with Iran, Biden could argue that he wasn’t directly negotiating with terrorists, there is no such argument when it comes to Hamas. We will be negotiating with terrorists.

Trading for hostages creates a market for them. Biden’s deal with Iran encouraged Hamas to take Americans hostage and try to trade for them. And the more hostages we trade for, the more hostages Islamic terrorists will launch attacks to try to take.

Hamas-Linked CAIR Shows its Affinity with Hamas Terror on TV

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/hamas-linked-cair-shows-its-affinity-with-hamas-terror-on-tv;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

As you watch these video clips of local TV newscasts, notice how no spokesperson for the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will condemn Hamas for the 10/7 atrocities. Although the TV station might do it for them, you will never hear CAIR representatives say that they condemn Hamas.

They show no interest in the hostages and blame everything on the “occupation” and Israel. Their solution to the conflict is to give the killers what they want.

There is no doubt that CAIR is the lobby for Hamas in this country.

CAIR is the American branch of Hamas.

CAIR’s National Deputy Director accuses Israel of ‘racism,’ ‘kidnapping,’ ‘wantonly killing Palestinian civilians’

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SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/cairs-national-deputy-director-accuses-israel-of-racism-kidnapping-wantonly-killing-palestinian-civilians;

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Among the most despicable tweets on X recently comes from Edward Ahmed Mitchell, a Muslim civil rights attorney and National Deputy Director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He begins his tirade with “Bismillah,” that is, “in the name of Allah.” From there, he proceeds to savage Israel, spewing lies:

The IDF has never conducted operations that are legitimately comparable or bear any resemblance to the actions of Hamas savages, which have been described in recent days as worse than those of ISIS. Israel habitually warns Palestinians to leave an area before launching defensive maneuvers. The IDF is careful not to target civilians, including infants and the elderly.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell is a brazen liar. He was a featured antisemite of the week on the website Stop Antisemitism. In his tweet, Mitchell even twists the case of Christian Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in crossfire between jihadists and IDF, in order to smear Israel.

The barbarism-supporting thug Edward Ahmed Mitchell enjoys life in America while justifying and potentially even encouraging jihad savagery. CAIR was found to be affiliated with Hamas and was designated an unindicted coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, the largest terrorism funding trial in American history. So Mitchell’s lies, though repulsive, should come as no surprise.

 

New York Times Reporter a Stout Defender of Hamas

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/05/new-york-times-reporter-a-stout-defender-of-hamas;

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The New York Times has a new reporter, even worse than those already covering Israel and the Palestinians. She is Raja Abdulrahim, who, when a college student, was helped by financial aid from CAIR, and she has remained loyal to that organization, an unindicted co-conspirator in the country’s largest terrorism financing trial. She has a special sympathy for Hamas, about which she has had nothing bad to say, and now that she works for the Times, her opinion pieces, masquerading as news reports, carry much greater weight. More on Abdulrahim’s sympathetic coverage of Hamas can be found here: “The New York Times’ Gift to Hamas,” by Tamar Sternthal, CAMERA, April 23, 2023:

In 2019 and again in 2022, Gaza residents launched the “We Want to Live” campaign, protesting Hamas corruption, taxes, and policies that condemn citizens to a life of poverty.

Whenever Hamas leaders want more money, they simply impose a new tax – on gasoline, on heating oil, on electricity, on food. Few dare to openly protest; on a few occasions when Gazans have been pushed to public protests, they have been clubbed into submission by the bullyboys of Hamas. Some protests dramatically show the depth of their immiseration: Gaza merchants were recently filmed dumping their produce as a protest of a heavy Hamas tax crushing Gazans struggling to make ends meet, making them unable to buy the products that the merchants had to sell.

But Hamas, it seems, can count on The New York Times’ Abdulrahim to be more compliant than ungrateful Gaza residents. Indeed, Abdulrahim’s 1200-plus word article highlighting the dire financial situation of the Gaza Strip does not mention Hamas once, a glaring omission sure to have brought great holiday cheer to the territory’s repressive regime (“As Gaza Celebrates Eid, a Gift for Women — and a Duty For Men,” in print April 21).

Since her university days, Abdulrahim was groomed to provide coverage favorable to Hamas. As a student sponsored by CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose executives were unindicted co-conspirators in the United States’ largest terror finance case in history), Abdulrahim defended anti-Israel terror groups, denying that Hamas and Hezbollah are terror organizations that have murdered innocent Israeli civilians. Now, as a Times reporter, she churns out propaganda on behalf of Palestinian terrorists, justifying CAIR’s long-ago investment in the young writer.

Two weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Abdulrahim, then a student at the University of Florida, defended Hamas and Hezbollah in a letter to her campus newspaper, the Independent Florida Alligator, denying that Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations. The Sept. 26, 2001 letter stated: “I decided to respond to Guy Golan’s letter (‘Jews must help all Arab people’) from Monday’s Alligator because he erroneously refers to Hamas and Hizbollah as ‘fundamentalist’ and ‘terror organizations’ that have ‘murdered innocent Israeli civilians.’”

Her latest lengthy feature [in the New York Times] in service of Hamas, covers in great detail the coastal territory’s enduring custom of giving cash gifts to female relatives despite severe economic hardship. “Despite economic pain, Palestinian Muslims follow a costly annual custom,” was the subheadline in the international print edition.

About the bankrupting tradition, Abdulrahim explains:

To give the eidiya [the gift given as part of celebrating Eid], some men will go into debt. Others will wait until their wives get their eidiya from relatives before turning around and using that money to give the gifts to their other female relatives.

However bad one’s financial situation is, we have to go and give,” said Mr. Helles’ father, Hamid al-Abid Helles.

Abdulrahim stresses the wretched state of the impoverished people of Gaza, who don’t even have enough money to buy the presents they are required to give to female relatives at Eid. Some go into debt to pay for the Eidiya gifts they will give, while others wait until their own female relatives receive their Eid gifts, and then they re-purpose them, sending them as their Eid gifts to others. We are made to feel keenly the economic pain of the Gazans. But Abdulrahim has no intention of putting the blame for their poverty where it belongs: on the despotic regime of Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007.

Hamas has caused that impoverishment in two ways. First, the Hamas leaders have helped themselves to billions of dollars in aid money, which they then squirrel away abroad, in bank accounts, on stocks, or on real estate. Abdulrahim never raises the issue of Hamas’ corruption.

While Abdulrahim tactfully refrains from mentioning the word “Hamas,” she reserves blame for the coastal territory’s bleak financial situation solely on the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, writing:

These days, coming up with the money for the eidiya is especially onerous. The 16-year-blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt has undermined the living conditions of more than two million Palestinians and led an unemployment rate of nearly 50 percent, among the highest in the world.

Notably, even on the narrow issue of the blockade, Abdulrahim violates the journalistic imperative to report basic information, neglecting to include even one word about the reasons for the Israel-Egyptian restrictionsIn contrast, this recent AP report, which cites the Israeli-Egyptian blockade only in passing, commendably informs: “A crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after Hamas violently wrested control of Gaza in 2007 has made it difficult for Hamas to smuggle Iranian-made rockets into the coastal enclave in recent years.”

The blockade not only prevented the smuggling by Hamas of Iranian-made rockets into the Strip, but prevented “dual-use” materials that could be used to build weapons, or terror tunnels, from entering Gaza. Abulrahim makes no mention of why Israel imposes its blockade; in her telling, it seems inexplicable and cruel.

More broadly, Abdulrahim’s pronounced pro-Hamas agenda does not leave any space to note Hamas’ responsibility for stifling the local economy by investing in terror infrastructure as opposed to economic development and social welfare.

In Gaza, Hamas built an entire network of underground tunnels (since destroyed by Israel), where its operatives and their weapons could remain hidden from the view of Israeli pilots. The men of Hamas were thus able, until recently, to move across the Strip through these tunnels without being observed. Now Israel has both located and destroyed that network of terror tunnels. These tunnels cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build, money that might have gone to schools, hospitals, and relief aid to the 65% of Gazans who now live below the poverty line. Abdulrahim has nothing to say about the spending choices Hamas has made, so scandalously indifferent to the wellbeing of Gazans.

Last May, the US Treasury Department revealed that Hamas’ Investment Office, which oversees a network of three Hamas financial facilitators and six companies, raised more than $500 million for the terror organization. “Hamas has generated vast sums of revenue through its secret investment portfolio while destabilizing Gaza, which is facing harsh living and economic conditions. Hamas maintains a violent agenda that harms both Israelis and Palestinians,” charged Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, Elizabeth Rosenberg.

All that money, coming to Hamas from rich Sunni Arab individuals in the Gulf, from the state of Qatar, and now, too, from Iran, which has chosen to overlook sectarian differences with Hamas for the greater good of the cause – the destruction of the Jewish state — adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Where does it all go? Much of it goes to the tens of thousands of members of Hamas, who live well amidst so much poverty. And while 60% of Gazans are unemployed, Hamas members and their relatives are assured of well-paid government sinecures. Abdulrahim ignores the economic benefits of membership in Hamas, a source of great resentment among the general population.

Meanwhile. the New Arab reported in July 2022 (“‘We Want to Live’: Gazans revive popular online campaign against Hamas“):

Residents in Gaza revived a three-year-old digital campaign against the Islamic Hamas movement, blaming it for the deteriorating living conditions in the territory over the years.

Under the hashtag “We Want To Live”, thousands of Gazans, including expatriates, joined the campaign which holds Hamas mainly responsible for the economic, political and social problems in the impoverished and besieged coastal enclave….

But Abdulrahim won’t touch these folks’ stories….

Hamas runs the Gaza Strip like a Mafia family. Those who are in the family – the “made men” of Hamas — get everything they want, for themselves and their relatives, while the general population endures a steady impoverishment. At the very top are the leaders, whose colossal corruption is a constant source of resentment and rage. Just two of those leaders, Khaled Meshaal and Mousa bin Marzouk, have each managed to accumulate fortunes of $2.5 billion. In addition, 600 “Hamas millionaires,” who have been allowed to take their more modest cuts from donors’ aid of between one and a few million dollars apiece, live in luxurious villas in the Strip.

Israel, meanwhile, is doing its best to improve the economic situation of Gazans. It has increased the number of work permits for Gazans from 7,000 to 17,000 in just two years and has now gone beyond even that number, providing more than 21,300 Gazans with work permits. And Jerusalem has made clear that if conditions are sufficiently peaceful, it is prepared to increase the number of such permits further still. Israel has similarly increased the work permits for Palestinians in the West Bank to more than 120,000. With these permits, Gazans can work in Israel and earn salaries seven times greater than what they can earn in Gaza – if that is, they can find work at all in the Strip. With these salaries, the Gazans working in Israel can support large numbers of people in their extended families. In fact, the only good economic news to report from Gaza is about an increase in the number of people who can now work in Israel.

Abdulrahim must know of the online protests against Hamas, and knows of the resentment and rage against Hamas felt by so many Gazans, but she fails to report on any of that. Hamas must be very pleased with Abdulrahim’s reporting. And so, it seems, is The New York Times.

All the President’s Islamists Biden’s 100 Muslim staffers include BDS defenders and terrorist allies.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/all-the-presidents-islamists/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

In 2014, Abdullah Hasan was a recipient of the CAIR-SFBA Islamic Scholarship Fund. He went on to defend BDS for the ACLU. Now he’s an assistant press secretary at the White House.

CAIR is an Islamist organization that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in one of the largest terror financing trials in America. Its founders were linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and it has opposed efforts to protect the United States against Islamic terrorism.

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad had declared.

When Hasan received his scholarship in 2014-2015, the Islamic Scholarship Fund’s board members included Hatem Bazian, one of the country’s most notorious Islamic bigots, the co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, and an alleged supporter of Hamas, who has spent decades trafficking in antisemitism.

Hasan’s fellow CAIR-SFBA recipients included Salmah Rizvi, a former fellow at Al-Haq, a BDS group listed by Israel as a terrorist organization over its connections to the PFLP. Al-Haq’s general director is allegedly a key terrorist leader in the PFLP. Despite this background, Rizvi got an intelligence position in the Obama administration and produced materials that went into the President’s Daily Brief. After leaving the administration, she bailed out her best friend,

Urooj Rahman, who had been accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at a police car.

After conducting research around “primary Islamic texts and within a post-9/11 surveillance culture”, Hasan went into activism, opposing anti-BDS measures on behalf of the ACLU.

In an op-ed co-written by Hasan, he defended “lawful boycotts of Israel” and claimed that opposition to BDS was a “loyalty test”.

In 2019, Hasan ranted that, “Islamophobia is rampant even in our highest democratic institutions” like the Supreme Court.

Now he represents the Biden administration as one of its press secretaries.

Abdullah Hasan is one of a record number of over 100 Muslim staffers in the Biden administration. The growth has been especially astonishing considering that MOSAIC, an association of Muslim federal employees, could only gather 110 personnel for its second Iftar in 2016 and there are now almost as many aligned Muslims within the administration.

Kamala Harris commemorated Ramadan by posing with most of them on the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and described them as “our administration’s incredible Muslim team.”

Biden’s incredible Muslim team includes men and women whom we have already profiled like Maher Bitar, a former executive board member of Hatem Bazian’s Students for Justice in Palestine and anti-Israel BDS activist who became Biden’s Senior Director for Intelligence on the National Security Council, Reema Dodin, Biden’s first “Palestinian” staffer who had defended suicide bombings, and Mazen Basrawi, Biden’s new Muslim liaison, who attended a conference honoring one of the unindicted co-conspirators of the World Trade Center bombing,

But there are many others who have not been fully investigated or profiled.

They include Aya Ibrahim, who started out as a legislative fellow to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the most vocal terrorist supporters in Congress, and then a legislative assistant and adviser to fellow Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley. Biden took her on and brought her into the National Economic Council and then elevated her to a senior adviser in the White House Office of Technology and Policy only six years after she had graduated with a BA in Political Science.

Sameera Fazili briefly served as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the Biden Administration. At Harvard, she had served as president of the Harvard Islamic Society the year that it had conducted a fundraising dinner for the Holy Land Foundation: a Hamas front group.

(The event, part of the Harvard Islamic Society’s Islamic Awareness Week was co-chaired by Faiz Shakir who went on to become a top adviser to Senator Harry Reid, worked for Nancy Pelosi, and became Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager.)

At Harvard, Fazili had assailed counterterrorism expert Steve Emerson.

Fazili had a past with Karamah: Muslim Women for Human Rights which claims that “Islamic jurisprudence is the source of the knowledge base essential to the promotion of the rights of Muslim women”. The organization has defended Sharia law.

According to the Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch, Fazili was a leading member of Stand With Kashmir: “best known for praising and defending violent Islamists in South Asia.” Her organization had called for the release of Islamic terrorists including supporters of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

Uzra Zeya started out as a staffer at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: an informal arm of the Arab Lobby started by former diplomats to Muslim countries. While there Zeya helped compile material for a book claiming that Jews secretly control the United States. Biden chose Zeya as his undersecretary for civilian security, democracy, and human rights.

After the Muslim Brotherhood was overthrown, Zeya complained that “there are activists — including some in Egypt — who face criminal charges and intimidation for the peaceful exercise of their rights.”

Salman Ahmed, a former UN Peacekeeping official, was picked by Biden to oversee his transition team’s national security and foreign policy review before taking over as the Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. When Biden allowed the Taliban to take Kabul, Ahmed was sent to negotiate with the Taliban in Qatar.

Rashad Hussain, Biden’s “ambassador for religious freedom”, who has a degree in Islamic Studies and had memorized the Koran, had been Obama’s envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. During his time working for Obama, he had been caught lying about his past defense of an Islamic terrorist. Hussain had appeared at events with Muslim Brotherhood leaders. His wife, Isra Bhatty, became famous for volunteering as a translator for Islamic terrorists in Gitmo before moving on to a senior position at the Justice Department.

Even after Hussain’s appointment, he appeared at an Islamic Society of North America convention whose speakers had “promoted anti-Hindu rhetoric, called for the release of convicted terror supporters and for the establishment of a caliphate.” “One activist who spoke at the convention called convicted Hamas terror supporters, ‘the finest men.'”

Brenda Abdelall, the daughter of Egyptian immigrants, had participated in anti-Israel BDS protests in college. In a newspaper op-ed in 2002, she had falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” as part of a “brutal occupation”.

“We cannot let the entire population of Palestinians suffer any longer, nor can we let the entire population of Chechens suffer either,” the Muslim activist had insisted.

Abdelall went on to work for the ACLU and then Muslim Advocates: a group working to stop America from fighting against Islamic terrorism. She taught a course at the University of Michigan Law School on ‘Islamophobia and the Law’. joined “Arab Americans for Biden” and was rewarded with a position at the Department of Homeland Security as “assistant secretary for partnership and engagement”.

Even after this appointment, Abdelall appeared at the same convention as Hussain where speakers had called for a caliphate ruled by Islamic law and for freeing Islamic terrorists.

This is a snapshot of not all, but some of the President’s Islamists. As the number of Islamic staffers in the administration continues to grow, it becomes difficult to keep track of more than a few of them. What was once ‘entryism’ has become a hijacking. And yet what we do see is troubling. Despite the denials, looking into the backgrounds of some of Biden’s more than 100 Islamic staffers, it doesn’t take much to turn up support for terrorists, hostility to America and Israel, and associations with the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups.

The Biden administration is not, as some call it, “soft on terror”; it’s a Trojan horse of terror.

In Eid message, Biden boasts of ‘inter-agency task force with senior government officials to tackle’ Islamophobia~CAIR celebrates Congressional Eid resolution which says there are ‘1,200,000 Muslim voters’ in the U.S.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/04/in-eid-message-biden-boasts-of-inter-agency-task-force-with-senior-government-officials-to-tackle-islamophobia;

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This will mean more crackdowns on the freedom of speech. This is because the term “Islamophobia” is an illegitimate conflation of two distinct phenomena: vigilante attacks against innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terror, which is always necessary. The objective of this conflation is to silence that analysis by falsely claiming that it leads to or causes those attacks.

“Biden pledges to fight Islamophobia in Eid message,” by Anwar Iqbal, Dawn, April 22, 2023:

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden assured Muslims in his Eid message on Friday that his administration was committed to addressing Islamophobia as an ideology of hate.

“As we celebrate our blessings this Eid, let us also recommit ourselves to the timeless work of building peace and standing up for the rights and dignity of all people,” he said in a message released by the White House.

“My administration is also committed to addressing all forms of hate, including Islamophobia. This is why I established an inter-agency task force with senior government officials to tackle this and related challenges and encourage every American to build a more inclusive nation,” he added.

This year, the United Nations observed the first International Day to Combat Islamophobia on March 15. Since Pakistan had initiated the proposal, it was invited to chair the first observation at UN headquarters in New York.

March 15 was chosen as it is the anniversary of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people were killed.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, however, focused on remembering those who were away from their homes on Eid due to violence and persecution. “As we celebrate, let us not forget those who are unable to do so in the safety and comfort of their homes due to conflict, violence, persecution, or humanitarian crises,” he said in his Eid message.

He assured those separated from their loved ones on Eid that the United States would continue to work to reunite broken families. “The United States remains unwavering in its commitment to promoting peace, justice, and religious freedom for all. We wish you a blessed and joyful Eidul Fitr. Eid Mubarak,” he said.

President Biden said he was “moved by the generosity” shown during Ramazan and Eid when Muslims provide food and give charity to those in need. “We are proud to celebrate Eidul Fitr at the White House again this year to honour inspiring Muslim Americans who are making contributions across our country,” the US president said….

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BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/04/cair-celebrates-congressional-eid-resolution-which-says-there-are-1200000-muslim-voters-in-the-u-s;

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Last year, United Press International announced that more U.S. public schools were closing for the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr. Last Month in San Francisco, schools rescheduled spring break to include Eid.

Since all are deemed equal under the law, should schools close for and accommodate every faith tradition? On the other side, there are those who would argue that there should not be Christmas holidays, completely dismissing the Christian foundations of America. Islamic countries, meanwhile, do not close schools for Christmas.

The formal congressional Eid Resolution recognizes “that there are 1,200,000 Muslim voters in the United States.”

CAIR has been influential in advancing Islamic interests above everyone else’s all over America, despite its claim of simply advocating for Muslim civil rights. In heavily Muslim Minneapolis, the city recently allowed the Islamic call to prayer to be broadcast over loudspeakers five times a day.

“CAIR Welcomes Congressional Eid Resolution, U.S. Muslims to Mark End of Ramadan Fast with Prayers,” CAIR, April 18, 2023:

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/18/23) – Today the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, welcomed a congressional resolution introduced by Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) this week recognizing Eid al-Fitr, the observance of the conclusion of Ramadan.

On or about Friday, April 21,* the Muslim community in America will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers around the country.

SEE: H.Res.299 – Recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, commending a month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to Muslims in the United States and across the globe for a joyous and meaningful observance of Eid al-Fitr

“CAIR welcomes Representatives Debbie Dingell and Rashida Tlaib congressional resolution recognizing Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection and renewal, and Eid al-Fitr is a time of celebration and joy. This resolution is a sign of solidarity with the American Muslim community and a reminder that Muslims are a part of the American social fabric and story,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw.

McCaw noted last month CAIR welcomed a congressional resolution recognizing the start of Ramadan that was sponsored by Representatives Andre Carson (D-IN), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib….

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Shown Here:
Introduced in House (04/17/2023)

118th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 299

Recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, commending a month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to Muslims in the United States and across the globe for a joyous and meaningful observance of Eid al-Fitr.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 17, 2023

Mrs. Dingell (for herself, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Carson, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Wexton, Ms. Pressley, and Ms. Omar) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


RESOLUTION

Recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, commending a month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to Muslims in the United States and across the globe for a joyous and meaningful observance of Eid al-Fitr.

Whereas Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide;

Whereas this month of sacrifice and contemplation began at the end of March 2023, based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon;

Whereas Muslims in the United States and around the world observe Ramadan by fasting, emphasizing self-discipline, worship, charity, and reading the Holy Quran to improve patience, humility, and spirituality;

Whereas Ramadan continued until the celebration of Eid al-Fitr;

Whereas Eid al-Fitr begins each year with the sighting of the new moon, signifying a month-long end to fasting and reflection for all Muslim followers;

Whereas it is estimated that there are approximately 1,800,000,000 Muslims worldwide;

Whereas over 4,500 Muslims serve on active duty and over 2,300 Muslims serve as selected reserve personnel in the United States Armed Forces;

Whereas there are over 200 elected officials who identify as Muslim;

Whereas it is estimated that there are 1,200,000 Muslim voters in the United States;

Whereas the Muslim population has been growing in the United States and today’s American Muslim population is a tapestry of ethnic, racial, linguistic, social, and economic groups;

Whereas American Muslims have contributed to every part of society to make advancements in medicine, science, engineering, economics, sports, education, and the law; and

Whereas the observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has concluded with Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That—

(1) to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the importance of the Islamic faith; and