Defense of the Constitution
Anti-CAIR Press Release 014/03
July 4, 2003
Former CAIR Officer Indicted / Terrorist
CAIR Attacks California Supporter,
CAIR Attempts to Smear Daniel Pipes,
Nominee to the United States Institute of Peace
Trust on Trial, CAIR Re-writes Newspaper
Article, Distorts Truth
Former CAIR Officer Indicted / Terrorist Suspect
On 3 July, 2003, ABC News announced that the government
has presented information leading to a Grand Jury indictment of eleven
Muslim men who plotted to commit various crimes against purported
“enemies of Islam”. Among those indicted, one name stands out: Mr.
Randall Todd "Ismail"
Royer, former civil rights coordinator and communications
for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an Islamist
supporting group based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Royer is charged with: Conspiracy,
Commencing an Expedition Against a Friendly Nation, Acquisition of
Firearm after Arrival from Foreign Country with Intent to Engage in
Crime of Violence, Conspiracy to Possess and Use a Firearm in
Connection with a Crime of Violence and Using A Firearm in Connection
with a Crime of Violence. Specifically, it is
charged that Mr. Royer conspired with the others to mount a military
expedition against India; Intent to engage in armed hostility against
the United States; Use and attempt to use false and altered passports;
Unlawfully transport and
receive firearms and ammunition in interstate commerce with reason to
that such firearms and ammunition would be used to commit a felony
Unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly obstruct foreign officials in the
of their duties. The government further alleges that the
prepared to become “mujahideen” and prepared to die as “shaheed”
in furtherance of violent Jihad).
Several of the conspirators allegedly
provided military-style training to the rest of the group, based on
training they had
received in the United States Armed Forces. Mr. Royer is further
to have recruited conspirators for service with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, a
Islamist terrorist group currently list on the State Department terror
Mr. Royer is additionally charged with firing on Indian positions in
The full indictment can be viewed here: (Advisory: PDF Document) http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/terrorism/usroyer603ind.pdf
This is not the first time that CAIR has had
its officers arrested for Islamist-terror related crimes; Mr. Bassem
Khafagi, CAIR’s director of community relations was arrested this past
January and Mr. Siraj Wahhaj, CAIR Advisory Board member has been named
as “one of the “unindicted persons who may be alleged as
co-conspirators” in a plot to blow up monuments in New York City
several years ago.
Once again, CAIR has been embarrassed by links
between its senior leadership and terrorism. How long must we
wait until the federal government takes those steps necessary to
investigate CAIR as a terrorist sponsoring organization? When
will the faithful followers of Islam rise
up and reject the Islamist terrorists of CAIR?
CAIR Attacks California Supporter, Politically Motivated?
On 12 May, 2003,
CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations, www.cair-net.org issued an American
Muslim News Brief with a letter to the editor entitled “Muslims have
not been silent about terrorism” The letter was written by Dalia
Mogahed who heads up the Outreach Program for the Islamic Center of
Pittsburgh. Mogahed is responding
to a letter, “The True Outrage” claiming it shows how evangelists like
Rev. Franklin Graham are “tearing our nation apart”.
Dalia Mogahed claims the following
organizations “condemned” the Islamist terrorist attacks of Sept. 11th,
2001: (Note: all are either terrorist or terrorist supporting
1. The League of Arab States – This organization
condemned the US-led effort to free Iraq.
2. President Muhammad Khatami of Iran – The “President”
of Iran has roundly condemned the United States on many occasions.
3. Jamaat-e-Islami – A Pakistan-based Islamic group
dedicated to the establishment of an Islamic theocracy.
4. Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt – An Islamist terrorist
5. Chief Mufti of Saudi Arabia – Whose clerics regularly
call for the destruction of the United States.
6. Islamic Research Academy in Cairo, Egypt – Which
called for “Jihad” against the United States should the US seek to
In the United States, Mogahed cited the following organizations:
1. CAIR – An organization founded by Hamas supporters
which seeks to overthrow Constitutional government in the United States
and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own Constitution as
protection. CAIR consistently demands Constitutional protections
and then readily denies these same protections to those who disagree
2. Islamic Society of North America – Same aim as CAIR.
3. Muslim Student Association – A radical Muslim
organization that imparts Islamist propaganda on college campuses in
the US and Canada. The MSA routinely distorts the truth and seeks
to shut down free speech
on college campus’ when the speaker does not comport with their version
of the “truth”.
What do these organizations and people have
in common? All of them are anti-American and anti-Democratic.
Each one of these groups or people has at one time or another called
for the overthrow of the United States government and its replacement
by an Islamic theocracy. CAIR, once again, defends the
We find CAIR’s keeping company with these groups and people perfectly
in line with their policy of accommodation with Islamist terrorists and
CAIR Attempts to Smear Daniel Pipes, Nominee to the United States
Institute of Peace
Continuing the smear campaign against Mr.
Daniel Pipes, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relation,
www.cair-net.org) reprinted a letter printed in the San Francisco
Chronicle on May 11th, 2003. The letter was co-authored by Mr.
Helal Omeira (Executive Director, Northern California chapter of CAIR)
and Mr. Arsalan Iftikar (Midwest Communications Director for CAIR).
In the letter, the authors cite a 1983
Washington Post book review that states: Mr. Pipes has “a
disturbing hostility to contemporary Muslims” and goes on to say that
Mr. Pipes, “is swayed
by the writings of anti-Muslim writers”.
Once again, CAIR leadership writes a letter
concerning Mr. Pipes nomination that is completely devoid of any facts
to back up their claim that Mr. Pipes is anti-Muslim. In the
the authors fail to cite even one case of Mr. Pipes alleged
position. Could it be that CAIR simply fears having a fair and
member on the board of the US Institute for Peace?
ACAIR notes that while CAIR continually demonizes Mr.
Pipes, they have never asked for a criminal investigation of Mr. Pipes,
nor have they gone after Mr. Pipes in civil court. Surely, if Mr.
Pipes is the “Islamophobe” that CAIR claims him to be, they could find
some legal way to
shut him up? Why haven’t they?
ACAIR strongly supports the nomination
of Mr. Pipes to the board of the US Institute for Peace and urges the
Congress to confirm Mr. Pipes in the shortest time possible so the
carry on its important work.
American Muslims Condemn Riyadh Bombings
On 13 May, 2003, CAIR (Council on American
Islamic Relations) issued an American Muslim News Brief containing
statements made by CAIR regarding the recent terrorist bombings in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In a statement, CAIR condemned “this vicious
attack on civilians” and stated, “We join with the international
community in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the
ACAIR notes that CAIR is largely
when the dead are Americans Islamist terror-murdered in the attacks of
11th, 2001 and points out that CAIR is largely silent regarding
terror-murder attacks on Jews and other non-Muslims world wide. ACAIR
questions CAIR’s attitude towards Islamist terrorist murders, and
out, once again, that CAIR was founded by Hamas supporters.
Was CAIR’s concern for the victims the result
of a new-found “concern for civilians” or a result of the strong
financial support provided to CAIR by the Saudi Arabian
government? How many pieces of silver were paid by the Saudis for
this statement by CAIR?
The blatant hypocrisy of CAIR’s leadership once
again reveals their true agenda.
Trust on Trial, CAIR Re-writes Newspaper Article, Distorts Truth
On May 13, 2003, CAIR (Council on
American Islamic Relations, www.cair-net.org) issued an American Muslim
News Brief containing an article written by Bob Keefe of the Austin
American Statesman on May 5th, 2003. The article in question,
“Trust on Trial” concerns the arrest and detention of Mr. Maher “Mike”
Hawash, an American citizen for the past 14 years.
To read CAIR’s version of events, Mr. Hawash
is an innocent American who was simply arrested for being a
Muslim. While CAIR’s version of the article does show that Mr.
Hawash was eventually indicted on charges of conspiracy to join
al-Qaeda and the Taliban, it fails to paint a complete picture of the
governments case against Mr. Hawash.
ACAIR encourages all interested parties to visit the following
and read for themselves- and ask the question: Why did CAIR find
it necessary to distort the original article in such as way as to
attempt to embarrass law enforcement authorities? Why didn’t CAIR
print the whole article and let readers decide for themselves?
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