Saturday, November 13, 2010

CAIR has supported terrorists so why has nothing been done about it? Because history is written by the victors.

The story below appeared on the web site WorldNet Daily News. It contains information that proves that CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has contributed money to the terrorist organization Hamas, but the Democrat administration of our one-time Muslim Barack Hussein Obama along with Attorney General Eric Holder has done nothing about it. This raises critical questions about whether or not this administration is aiding and abetting those who support terrorism both at home and abroad. Not only has the Obama administration done nothing about it but the sympathetic leftist mainstream news media continues to pay tribute to CAIR as a legitimate representative of the Muslim community in America. Every whitewashed story regarding Muslim acts of terrorism or controversy regarding the spread of mosques in America contains some interview with a local representative of CAIR.
From Wikipedia: The Holy Land Foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the United States. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, it was originally known as Occupied Land Fund. In 2007, federal prosecutors brought charges against the organization for funding Hamas and other "Islamic terrorist organizations".

Its assets were frozen by the European Union and U.S., and it was shut down by the U.S. government following the discovery that it was funding Hamas. The 2008 trial of the charity leaders was dubbed the "largest terrorism financing prosecution in American history." In 2009, the founders of the organization were given life sentences for "funneling $12 million to Hamas."
Hamas is just a name that some people in America occasionally hear mentioned on the leftist mainstream news on television. Thus, it is important to explain more fully just what Hamas is and what they do.

What is Hamas? Read what they say for themselves and see their own pictures:  Here is a sample of the pictures. This is what Hamas is.
Click the pictures for a larger view:
This is what Hamas does:
   [The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: "We desire death like you desire life." 
    -Fathi Hammad, Hamas Member of Palestinian Legislative Council  (Hammad is a leader of the Izzadeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas and director of al-Aqsa TV, which broadcast his comments.)
This is what our government still says about Hamas. The following comes from the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Office of Enforcement  but apparently, the Department of Justice hasn't read it or even cares about it.
HAMAS-related Charities:

General Background: The U.S. designated HAMAS as a terrorist organization pursuant to Executive Order 12947 in 1995 and as a foreign terrorist organization in 1997. HAMAS was also designated a “specially designated global terrorist” under E.O. 13224 in 2001. HAMAS is a terrorist organization that has intentionally killed hundreds of innocent civilians and continues to kill and maim with the aim of terrorizing a civilian population. HAMAS was formed in 1987 as an outgrowth of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. HAMAS activists have conducted many attacks – including large-scale suicide bombings – against Israeli citizens and military targets. In the early 1990s, they also targeted U.S. citizens, suspected Palestinian collaborators and Fatah rivals.

During 2002, more than 370 persons – including 10 US citizens – were killed in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip by acts of terrorism. HAMAS was responsible for carrying out more than 50 of these attacks, including shootings, suicide bombings, and standoff mortar-and-rocket attacks against civilian and military targets. The group was responsible for the most deadly Palestinian terrorist attack of the year – the suicide bombings of a Passover gathering at a Netanya hotel that killed 29 Israelis, including one dual US-Israeli citizen. HAMAS's bombing of a cafeteria on the Hebrew University campus, which killed nine, including five US citizens, demonstrated its willingness to stage operations in areas frequented by Westerners, including US citizens.

In addition, HAMAS's rejectionist policies and terrorist actions are aimed at derailing the peace process in the Middle East. On April 30, 2003, the U.S. government released the roadmap for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which constitutes a crucial step in international efforts to actively support movement towards peace in the region. HAMAS, however, has since the mid-90s purposefully worked against all regional peace efforts by engaging in suicide attacks and other acts of the most violent type of terrorism. On June 8, 2003 and June 11, 2003 HAMAS claimed responsibility for attacks against Israelis. The organization also took credit for four suicide bombings in a 24-hour period during the weekend preceding May 20th, 2003.

HAMAS Fundraising

HAMAS raises tens of millions of dollars per year throughout the world using charitable fundraising as cover. While HAMAS may provide money for legitimate charitable work, this work is a primary recruiting tool for the organization's militant causes. HAMAS relies on donations from Palestinian expatriates around the world and private benefactors located in moderate Arab states, Western Europe and North America. HAMAS uses a web of charities to facilitate funding and to funnel money. Charitable donations to non-governmental organizations are commingled, moved between charities in ways that hide the money trail, and are then often diverted or siphoned to support terrorism.

The political leadership of HAMAS directs its terrorist networks just as they oversee their other activities. HAMAS leader Yassin confirms this relationship, stating to al-Sharq al-Awsat on August 12, 2002: "When we make decisions on the political level and convey them to the military wing, it abides by it normally.” The intensity of this relationship is reflected in Yassin's words quoted by Reuters on May 12, 1998:

“We can not separate the wing from the body. If we do so, the body will not be able to fly. HAMAS is one body.”
Fundraising may involve community solicitation in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East or solicitations directly to wealthy donors. While some donors may be aware of the intended use of their donations, too many innocent donors who intend for their money to be used to provide humanitarian services here or abroad, are unwittingly funding acts of violence when these funds are diverted to terrorist causes.

HAMAS fundraising directly undermines the Middle East peace process. These funds allow the group to continue to foment violence, strengthen its terrorist infrastructure, and undermine responsible leadership. In order to generate and support momentum towards peace, to strengthen the ability of the new Palestinian leadership to take the actions it must take against HAMAS, the assets of groups like HAMAS must be frozen, as well as the assets of organizations raising funds for such terrorist groups.

See also Al Aqsa Foundation, Association de Secours Palestinien, Commité de Bienfaisance et de Secours aux Palestiniens, Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Interpal (Palestinian Relief & Development Fund, Palestinian Association in Austria (PVOE), Sanabil Association for Relief and Development.

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development

U.S. Designation Date: December 4, 2001 and re-designated on May 31, 2002

Background: The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) was designated under Executive Orders 13224 and 12947 as a charity that provided millions of dollars of material and logistical support to HAMAS. HLF, originally known as the Occupied Land Fund, was established in California in 1989 as a tax-exempt charity. In 1992, HLF relocated to Richardson, Texas. It had offices in California, New Jersey, and Illinois, and individual representatives scattered throughout the United States, the West Bank, and Gaza. In the year 2000 alone, HLF raised over $13 million. HLF supported HAMAS activities through direct fund transfers to its offices in the West Bank and Gaza that are affiliated with HAMAS and transfers of funds to Islamic charity committees ("zakat committees") and other charitable organizations that are part of HAMAS or controlled by HAMAS members. Mousa Mohamed Abu Marzook, a political leader of HAMAS, provided substantial funds to the Holy Land Foundation in the early 1990s. In 1994, Marzook (who was named a Specially Designated Terrorist by the Treasury Department in 1995) designated HLF as the primary fund-raising entity for HAMAS in the United States. HLF funds were used by HAMAS to support schools that served HAMAS ends by encouraging children to become suicide bombers and to recruit suicide bombers by offering support to their families. HLF and several of its directors were indicted on criminal charges in July 2004.
For Additional Information:
From WorldNet Daily News.
The Holy Land Foundation, recently busted as the main fundraising arm for Hamas in America, commingled funds and assets with CAIR to a degree previously unreported, raising new alarms in the wake of Holy Land's 2008 conviction on terror money-laundering charges.

As Steve Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism has already revealed, Holy Land provided at least $5,000 in revenues to CAIR as it was starting up operations in the 1990s. CAIR, in turn, solicited funds for the Holy Land Foundation.

After 9/11, as rescue workers were still pulling bodies from Ground Zero, CAIR fooled visitors to its website into contributing to the charitable front by telling them their donations would benefit World Trade Center victims – including New York firefighters. The link it posted actually took contributors to the home page for the Holy Land Foundation – a charitable front for Palestinian terrorists.

Federal tax records also show CAIR's chapters have donated money directly to the illegal charity. For example, CAIR's regional office in Northern California sent at least $500 to Holy Land's post office box in Richardson, Texas, in 1999. Signing off on the transaction was none other than Omar Ahmad, then chairman of CAIR National.

All this is well known, however, at least among jihad watchers.

What has not been reported is that CAIR's national organization in late 1995 contributed at least $40,000 to a Holy Land subsidiary that also was raided and shut down after 9/11, according to never-before-seen tax records uncovered by investigative journalist and terrorism analyst Paul Sperry, co-author of "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America."

The item is revealed on a balance sheet attached to the original corporation franchise-tax return that CAIR filed the following year with the District of Columbia. The subsidiary – InfoCom Corp. – fronted as a Web-hosting firm, and shared officers and funds with Holy Land. In fact, InfoCom was located across the street from Holy Land's headquarters in Richardson, Texas.

The company was run by convicted terrorist and CAIR-Texas founding director Ghassan Elashi. InfoCom itself was convicted on charges of terror money-laundering in 2004. At least $250,000 in investment capital was funneled through InfoCom by senior Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook, who was designated a terrorist in 1995 and had his accounts frozen. The FBI says he "financed terrorist activities."

CAIR made its own $40,000 "investment" in InfoCom just months before InfoCom's parent, the Holy Land Foundation, wired an early 1996 payment of exactly $40,000 to the Islamic Relief Committee, a conduit for Hamas in the Palestinian territories.

The Islamic Relief Committee had requested more money to finance "weapons to carry out the jihad operations," according to one hand-written missive federal prosecutors submitted among exhibits in the Holy Land trial.

"You do not know how happy people become when they watch those mujahideen," it added, referring to Hamas terrorists, "and how proud they feel when they parade in their uniforms and weapons – and the extent of their honor when they carry out their jihadist operations against the Jews and their tentacles."

Hamas is a federally designated terrorist group that has murdered at least 17 Americans and injured more than 100 U.S. citizens.

CAIR's "investment" in InfoCom – as the item is listed on its balance sheet) – was a large sum for the young organization. In fact, it represented about half its total assets at the time, the tax records show.

And it was made after the U.S. government officially designated Hamas a terrorist group. In January 1995, President Clinton banned transfer of money to Hamas through charitable donations from U.S. groups and citizens.

The never-before-disclosed financial transaction adds to the pile of evidence prosecutors presented at trial alleging CAIR conspired with Holy Land to raise money for Hamas.

"There is no question CAIR supports Hamas," says retired FBI special agent John Vincent, a 27-year bureau veteran who worked Hamas terror-funding cases in Chicago and other cities.

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