CAIR’s Ismail Royer
Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror?
It was reported in the Washington
Post recently that Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has renewed
his request for an investigation into two institutes that train Islamic
chaplains for the armed forces. This is in
to the recent arrest
of Army Capt. James Yee, an Islamic chaplain attached to the detention
facility located at
While ACAIR commends Senator Schumer for renewing his request, we would point out the following instances where both civilian and military law enforcement authorities failed to take the appropriate action when evidence of a possible Islamic terrorist threat presented itself:
is this significant? Ismail Royer wrote an article for www.iviews.com
(article no longer linked) commenting on the positive aspects of f“tripling the number of
active duty Muslim chaplains available to the U.S. military.”
Who is Ismail Royer? Mr. Royer is a Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) officer who is currently awaiting trial on terrorism related charges. Please see ACAIR press release nr’s 14, 15, 16 & 18 for more information of the activities of Mr. Royer. In addition, this prestigious
Point? GSISS is suspected of being a terrorist front group; Ismail Royer, a CAIR officer writes good things about the school; Capt. Yee, a suspected spy trained at the school. This begs the obvious question: Do the various departments within the federal government even talk to each other? Did the FBI warn the DoD? Why or why not?
contacted the GSISS to confirm
the attendance of Capt.Yee and was referred to the institute’s
attorney, Ms. Donna Scheinbach. When contacted, Ms. Scheinbach
responded “No” to two questions: “Had Capt.Yee graduated from GSISS?”
and “Had Capt. Yee ever attended
Contacted Mr. Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR to ask for their
impressions of the Yee case, Mr. Hooper told us to “Have a nice day”
and hung up the phone.)
2. On January 31,
2002, the Miami Herald printed
an article (link requires payment of
fee) by Carol Rosenberg that starts with the sentence,
“You’re the first-ever American Muslim cleric to minister to a prison camp full of suspected terrorists
and one confides he has a weapon. Do you keep the secret?
Or do you breach religious confidentiality?”
According to Ms. Rosenberg, the Muslim Chaplain-
Interesting? Lt. Saiful-Islam
would look “for a third way”? A
commissioned officer in the
service of the United States Navy, upon discovering the presence of an
weapon among suspected terrorists would look “for a third way”? Lt. Saiful-Islam
A commissioned officer would deliberately hide the fact that a terrorism suspect was holding an illegal weapon in a prison?
This example, from January, 2002 clearly demonstrates that the
armed forces have had a problem with Muslim chaplains for several years.
3. In the May 30, 2002
edition of The Christian Science Monitor is an article by Phillip Smucker entitled, “The US Army’s men in
black…turbans”. The article relates the
story of US Army Sgt. Mike Dickinson, who “keeps a photograph of
We have Sgt. Dickinson, leader of a psy-ops team, putting his country on notice that he may refuse, on religious grounds, to fight those persons he personally does not perceive to be his enemies?
Point? Sgt. Dickinson could be representative of the problems the armed forces may have, and will have, with possible religious extremists as long as the armed forces practice a form of “political correctness” that overlooks the extremism of some followers of the Islamic faith.
ACAIR believes that these few examples clearly indicate that the armed forces may have a problem in the ranks that is only going to get worse before it gets better. Why? What is it about radical Islam that prevents military authorities from taking those steps necessary to root out the perverted followers of Wahhabi Islam?
Why does the Department of Defense rely on Islamic teaching institutions that are under a cloud of suspicion?
Why doesn’t the Department of Defense reach out to more mainstream organizations and get their assistance in training Islamic chaplains for our military services?
members are representative of the society they are drawn from. Are we to believe that the violent, perverted Wahhabi sect is representative of Islam in
ACAIR calls on our elected representatives to step up the pressure on law enforcement and the Department of Defense to exclude the followers of Wahhabi Islam from participating in training programs for the armed forces; to more fully investigate the background of chaplain candidates and to drop the dangerous, politically correct nonsense that is endangering the ability of the armed forces to defend our great country.
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