Defense of the Constitution
014/05 May 2, 2005
CAIR & Ghassan Elashi: Partners in Islamic Terrorism?
On April 13, 2005, Ghassan
Elashi, founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Texas
(CAIR – Texas) chapter, long-time associate of CAIR's top leadership,
and beneficiary of CAIR fund-raising support, was convicted
on Islamic terrorism related charges in Dallas, Texas.
According to the federal
indictment, Elashi was laundering money for Islamic terrorist
organizations from 11/95 through 4/01 (pages 21 & 22).
Dating back to the early
1990s, Elashi had close ties to CAIR's leaders. Elashi founded the CAIR
– Texas chapter sometime before October, 2000 (CAIR – Texas first
appeared as an affiliate on the CAIR National web site in October
it is evident Elashi was
CAIR official at the time he committed the pro-terrorist crimes
which he was found guilty by a jury of our fellow American
We think Elashi's
conviction is very bad news for CAIR. Its ties with Elashi are
too deep, and the evidence of CAIR's complicity too obvious, for CAIR
to spin out of this one.
As one example, during the month of September
2001, just after the Islamic terrorist attacks of 9-11, the CAIR
website contained a section titled “What you can do for the victims of
the WTC and Pentagon attacks”- that solicited contributions to the
“NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund.” Only problem is, this so-called
“Relief Fund” did not ever
exist…the link provided by CAIR led a contributor directly to
And just who was the head
of the Holy Land Foundation?
(The Holy Land
Foundation has been shut down by the federal government as a terrorist
front group; trial is expected to begin next year.)
believes that CAIR, Elashi, and other CAIR officials,
employees have combined, conspired, and made common ground with Islamic
terrorist individuals and groups.
believes that CAIR’s proven ties to the Islamic Association of
Palestine (IAP), and its support for Elashi, Holy Land Foundation, and
other Islamic terrorist groups clearly show CAIR's true colors.
In light of all these facts, we
ask why anyone, any media organization, politician, or government
agency , would ever care about CAIR's opinion?
Elashi going to prison, and the Holy Land Foundation about to go to
trial, we wonder - might federal prosecutors be closing in on CAIR?
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