In Defense Of The
News & Analysis
March 5, 2010
CAIR: Defending Kifah Mustapha, The Muslim
Brotherhood, Hamas, and the Holy Land Foundation
Wednesday, March 3, Chicago's WLS-TV
reported that the
Illinois State Police have reconsidered the appointment of Kifah
Mustapha as a Muslim Chaplain. Terrorism expert Steven Emerson of
the Investigative Project on
Terrorism (IPT) is
identified as the leading cause of Mustapha's reconsideration.
Apparently, Kifah Mustapha was slated to become the State Police’s
first Muslim Chaplain after completing a course he paid for
himself. Completing the course, he was issued a state police ID
card and bulletproof vest as part of his uniform package for use in the
field and on ride-alongs.
According to Ahmed Rehab of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR): "He was admitted to the post. He went through the training and
the vetting and the selection process. Everything was hunky dory."
Everything was "hunky dory" until Steve Emerson alerted the State
Police: "First I thought there was another Kifah Mustapha.
I could not believe that it could have been the same Kifah Mustapha who
was associated with a terrorist organization and who was listed a year
just a year and a half ago and was an unindicted co-conspirator in a
terrorist case that the government won.” "His appointment in
Illinois is one of the most shocking developments and demonstrations of
government ineptitude that I have ever seen.”
state police statement followed: "in early January, the ISP became
aware that Mr. Mustapha was potentially identified as a member of the
Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee. An immediate review of our
background process began."
didn’t take long for CAIR’s Ahmed Rehab to gin up the smear machine and
use standard CAIR stylebook verbiage to attack: "Our concern is that
the Illinois State Police is kowtowing to articles online published by
notorious anti-Muslims who have been in the business of smearing Muslim
activists leaders and Imams for the longest time."
Note what Ahmed Rehab does not say. He never once states that
anything Emerson claims about Kifah Mustapha isn’t true. He does
not deny the accuracy of any of Emerson’s statements because Emerson's
statements are absolutely correct and Rehab knows it.
According to Emerson’s investigation, Kifah Mustapha is a member of the
Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and is, according to federal
prosecutors, a fund-raiser for Hamas. While the federal
prosecutors are right in that Hamas is “committed to the globalization
of Islam and violent jihad”, much of the violence
committed by the Muslim
Brotherhood and Hamas
is unknown to the
Kifah Mustapha is also an unindicted
co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case. However,
Christina Abraham, CAIR’s civil rights director, had this to say about
the unindicted co-conspirator list: "The unindicted co-conspirator
list-which by the way is not usually made public by the Dept. of
Justice and in this case for some inexplicable reason was. It is
not a conviction.”
Abraham then describes Mustapha’s admission that he was a “registered
agent for Holy Land Foundation in Illinois...soliciting money” until
its closure by authorities: "It is essentially guilt by association.”
Christina Abraham is absolutely correct, it is guilt by
association. When you promote, work for, speak on behalf of, a
suspect organization, you shouldn’t be surprised when you receive extra
scrutiny. When you associate with
known terrorists, you shouldn’t be surprised if you are labeled one
Abraham claims that the Illinois State Police have no “legal basis” to
deny Mustapha the Chaplains position.
Really? The Illinois State Police do not have wide latitude on who may
serve as a volunteer chaplain? Would Abraham care to file a
lawsuit on behalf of Kifah Mustapha?
The better question might be, “Can Kifah Mustapha stand up to discovery?”
The answer, if the history of political Islam in America is any guide,
is “No, he can’t”.
CAIR and Kifah Mustapha won’t file a lawsuit because they can’t win.
Steve Emerson says it all: "The fact that a man who has been fully
associated with an Islamic terrorist organization that specialized in
suicide bombing is made chaplain of the state police in Illinois is
CAIR’s Ahmed Rehab see’s it another way: "It is very important to us
that the relationship between law enforcement and the Muslim community
be based on mutual trust where the accepted leaders of this community
do not have to be second guessed as a result of some notorious, dubious
individual on the Internet.”
“Accepted leader” Kifah
in mind the countless victims of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and
one has to wonder, just what is Kifah Mustapha the leader of, and what
is the mindset of the people who fill the "community"
Rehab refers to?
There is no second-guessing involved. Kifah Mustapha is what he is; a supporter
of Islamic supremacist terror groups who promote or engage in
assassination and terrorist bombings to advance their perverted
Islamist principles. If CAIR can show otherwise, why not just
take Steve Emerson to court and make him produce his facts?
Kifah Mustapha, a normally outspoken person, has asked CAIR to "speak
for him" until this matter is resolved. Anti-CAIR strongly supports Mustapha's
decision; we believe there is no better organization to speak on behalf
of radical political Islamists in the United States than the Hamas supporting
fascists of CAIR.
Kifah Mustapha’s decision to call in CAIR for support should skewer his
chances of becoming a Chaplain for the Illinois State Police.
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