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October 19, 2009

      CAIR And The Muslim Mafia
     A group of investigative reporters have opened the proverbial can of worms for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The investigative team, organized by Dave Gaubatz and including his son, Chris, and a small band of researchers infiltrated CAIR’s national headquarters for six months and spirited away over 12,000 documents and 300 hours of video that has been compiled into a book that clearly demonstrates CAIR’s plan to cripple and destroy the constitution of the United States from within.

     While CAIR, predictably, has publically accused the Gaubatz team and three congressional representatives who announced the disturbing contents of the book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, of Islamophobia”, “racism”, and “bigotry” against Muslims; the fact remains that a growing, bi-partisan group of representatives has taken the first serious steps towards confronting CAIR.  While CAIR strongly condemns the audacity of members of Congress calling for an investigation of CAIR based on Muslim Mafia's revelations, the simple fact remains that during all of CAIR’s false cries of victimhood, CAIR has not refuted one single charge or accusation made in the book.

     Not one.
     The reason is simple:  CAIR realizes that it cannot defend against the truth.  The Gaubatz team caught CAIR red handed and no amount of CAIR’s whining can hide or disguise the fact that CAIR is a terrorist supporting front group created to advance the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.  Nothing CAIR’s liar-for-hire, “spokesman” Ibrahim Hooper can say will mitigate that fact that CAIR is here to convert our country into an Islamic theocracy; a theocracy that is not only not free, but oppresses every basic human right in the quest for world domination. A domination based on fear, terror, and the subjugation of those not among the “chosen few” who would eventually rule their version of an “Islamic paradise”.

     CAIR’s ability to successfully manipulate the news media is testament to CAIR’s ability to utilize “useful idiots” in the media to further its agenda. Damning facts are consistently either avoided or disregarded by CAIR, and irresponsibly ignored by members of the media who lap up CAIR’s whimpers and ignore CAIR’s critics in the false belief that they are giving “voice to the voiceless”; not understanding that their deliberate silence as to the facts about CAIR are no different than giving aid and comfort to our enemies.
     Long before "Muslim Mafia" (co-authored by Dave Gaubatz and Paul Sperry) was published, however, several members of Congress had warned of CAIR's disturbing origins. One of the first consistent and fearless critics of CAIR has been Democrat Senator Charles Schumer who said: "We know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism…intimate links with Hamas."  Senator Schumer made these statements during a September 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security where the evidence against CAIR was laid out in detail. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad was invited to testify at this gathering, but chose to avoid the meeting and instead submitted a crude and absurd written statement listing CAIR's "accomplishments" and childishly attacking critics.

      Senator Schumer continues to give unapologetic support in efforts to investigate and exclude CAIR from involvement in government programs, including "training" the FBI. In February of 2009, Senator Schumer joined Senators Kyl and Coburn in contacting the FBI to state their support for the FBI severing ties to CAIR saying "We certainly support that action..."

     Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer has also called out CAIR. She recalled an award to CAIR's Basim Elkarra when she researched and learned of his involvement with CAIR and CAIR's ties to Hamas. In addition to recalling the award, Senator Boxer also told CAIR to remove her statement endorsing CAIR from their web site. CAIR blasted Senator Boxer saying her actions were rooted in "Islamophobia."  Senator Boxer made clear her feelings about CAIR when she said:  "To praise [CAIR] because they haven't been indicted is like somebody saying, 'I'm not a crook'"

     When Representative Sue Myrick was joined by congressional colleagues and members of the Anti-Terrorism Caucus at a news conference to announce their request for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate efforts by the CAIR to lobby congress illegally and place CAIR interns in sensitive agencies, CAIR thought they had an easy mark with eager media assistance to vilify these Republican representatives as "attacking Muslims" and deflect the attention away from the evidence of CAIR's dubious ties to terrorism. However, Sue Myrick founded the bipartisan Anti-Terrorism Caucus which consists of over 120 congressional members and includes Representatives Bud Cramer (D-AL), Kay Granger (R-TX), and Jane Harman (D-CA) who are the Caucus co-chairs.  A Caucus statement demonstrates that CAIR is a serious problem for all Americans, not just an issue for one political party:

“Terrorists don’t target Democrats or Republicans. They target Americans, and this is why
we must face this issue as Americans. Members of Congress and the American public must
know the threats we face from radical jihadist terrorists. The Anti-Terrorism Caucus
will give Congress the tools and resources it needs to communicate those threats
to the public, as well as help them make more informed decisions when it comes
to terrorist issues.”

     CAIR's "attacking Muslims" meme is their classic ploy to misdirect the issue away from CAIR's creation for supporting Hamas. Their documented defensive tactic of attacking the messenger because "the credibility of the message depends on the credibility of the messenger" is now in full operational mode. As soon as Myrick and her colleagues made their announcement, CAIR damage-control went into high gear issuing bleating media reports and having CAIR apologists appear on cue to falsely accuse the authors of "Muslim Mafia" and congressional members of being "anti-Islam" and "Islamophobes."

     CAIR has pressed the narrative that author Gaubatz is "anti-Islam" and "anti-Muslim" even though the evidence shows the exact opposite is true.  Gaubatz has risked his life helping Muslims, which includes leading a dangerous mission in 2003 to extract members of an Iraqi Muslim family out of Iraq who now affectionately call Gaubatz the "American Angel".  Gaubatz has also come to the aid of Muslims under assault by CAIR.

     The authors of "Muslim Mafia" make their intentions quite clear: 

“This is not a book about Islam or about Muslims in general. It is about the threat known
from Shariah Islam and violent jihad propagated by a criminal class of Muslims
known as the Muslim Brotherhood or the ‘Ikhwan mafia’...”

      Representative Myrick could not be more specific on who she is targeting:

“Why would anyone allow a group, who the FBI says is tied to terrorism, to influence
national security policy, or any policy for that matter?”...“If the FBI has cut ties
with CAIR, Congress should wake up and do the same.”
     The gauntlet has been thrown and CAIR has, so far, refused to point out any parts of "Muslim Mafia" that are not true. This is further evidence, as if any was needed, that CAIR has once again been exposed as a dangerous organization that supports many who would be happy to kill us if they were given half a chance.
     Members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus have called for hearings. Now is the time for the Caucus to sit as a group and hold some hearings of their own, and once and for all give CAIR’s leadership the spotlight they crave; let CAIR explain away all the evidence compiled against them and just how they really defend “Muslim civil rights” in America.

Andrew Whitehead

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