The name of the change 6

We keep reading that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial in 2007 and 2008. And we keep wondering why it remains unindicted.

Now we have the answer, scandalous but not surprising. It has been obvious from the start of Obama’s presidency that the present US administration is strongly pro-Islam, despite the fact that Islam is waging war on the US.*

Patrick Poole breaks the story at PajamasMedia:

A number of leaders of Islamic organizations … were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade. But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

“This was a political decision from the get-go,” [our DOJ] source said.

“It was always the plan to initially go after the [Holy Land Foundation] leaders first and then go after the rest of the accomplices in a second round of prosecutions. From a purely legal point of view, the case was solid. …

But from a political perspective there was absolutely no way that they could move forward. That’s why this decision came from the top down. These individuals who were going to be prosecuted are still the administration’s interfaith allies. … It’s kind of hard to prosecute someone on material support for terrorism when you have pictures of them getting handed awards from DOJ and FBI leaders for their supposed counter-terror efforts. How would Holder explain that when we’re carting off these prominent Islamic leaders in handcuffs for their role in a terror finance conspiracy we’ve been investigating for years? This is how bad the problem is. Why are we continuing to have anything to do with these groups knowing what we know?

“By closing down these prosecutions … the evidence we’ve collected over the past decade that implicates most of the major Islamic organizations will never see the light of day.”

The FBI still has boxes and boxes of stuff that has never even been translated  … But it’s already been made public that they have copies of money transfers sent by NAIT [the North American Islamic Trust] directly to known Hamas entities and Hamas leaders. …

The actions by the DOJ to crush these prosecutions are just another schizophrenic episode in the U.S. government’s ongoing relationship with Islamic organizations, especially CAIR. After CAIR was named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land trial, the FBI was forced to cut ties with the group. … Yet …  CAIR leaders continue to be regularly received by top DOJ and FBI officials despite the official ban

I asked my DOJ source why they decided to come forward now. The source said:

“This is a national security issue. We know that these Muslim leaders and groups are continuing to raise money for Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Ten years ago we shut down the Holy Land Foundation. It was the right thing to do. Then the money started going to KindHearts. We shut them down too. Now the money is going through groups like Islamic Relief and Viva Palestina. Until we act decisively to cut off the financial pipeline to these terrorist groups by putting more of these people in prison, they are going to continue to raise money that will go into the hands of killers. And until Congress starts grilling the people inside DOJ and the FBI who are giving these groups cover, that is not going to change. … ”

But if the U.S. government publicly acknowledges the terror ties of these groups why do they continue to deal with them?

“We tried to do what we could during the Bush administration. After 9/11, we had to do something and [the Holy Land Foundation] was the biggest target.

To say things are different under Obama and Holder would be an understatement. Many of the people I work with at Justice now see CAIR not just as political allies, but ideological allies. They believe they are fighting the same revolution. It’s scary. And Congress and the American people need to know this is going on.”

The American people need to know that the present leadership of the United States is not just letting Islam wage jihad, not just allowing the funding of Hamas terrorism, but is “fighting the same  revolution”. The Islamic revolution. That is the name of the change Obama and Holder hope for.

But how will they be informed of this when most of the media, being themselves complicit in “the revolution”, are unwilling and unlikely to tell them?


*Further to this, from Corruption Chronicles:

In the Obama Administration’s continuing effort to befriend Muslims, the United States will for the first time host an international Islamic forum held annually in the Middle East and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline the three-day event. …

Bringing the Islamic forum to the U.S. is simply the latest of many Muslim outreach efforts for the administration. In the last year alone Napolitano discussed national security matters with a group of extremist Muslim organizations, the nation’s space agency (NASA) was ordered to focus on Muslim diplomacy and Clinton signed a special order to allow the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties long banned them from the U.S. …

The Justice Department also created a special Arab-American and Muslim Engagement Advisory Group to foster greater communication, collaboration and a new level of respect between law enforcement and Muslim and Arab-American communities.

  • GTChristie

    Jillian: After a slight delay [apology here]:

    The more we engage with an opposing force (faction, group, etc), the more we can learn about their strengths and weaknesses, procedures, etc. Proximity allows observation, infiltration, and behavior pattern recognition. This becomes leverage for disrupting the enemy — call it operational
    : using the enemy’s own behavior against him. A crude example, repeatedly used against us, is the use of hostages and human shields to leverage our respect for innocent lives.

    Proximity and engagement can yield understanding of weaknesses in the enemy, exploitation of those weaknesses, and eventual degradation of his capabilities.

    Then comes the sting. Imagine a respectable (“moderate”) Muslim leader or cleric is suddenly outed as a spy, operational handler of terrorists, or terror financier. Or imagine a deep intel profile reveals a “respectable” group’s connections to terrorist events, or to known terrorists, etc. In the public mind — even the sympathizer’s mind — revealing something sinister, previously hidden, casts doubt upon the motives and worthiness of the enemy cause. An example would be revealing that a madrassa takes children from their well-meaning parents and turns them into suicide bombers. Unless I am the most radical terrorist to begin with, I might think twice about sending a couple of my sons off to any madrassa in the name of a free education.

    Overall, when we understand any network of relationships, we can understand its procedures and analyze its vulnerabilities. Engagement and proximity are necessary tools to setup and compromise the enemy in this fashion.

    So the idea I had in mind in my comment was infiltration and documentation of conspiracy networks, followed by “stings” that bring them down.

    My more general thought is, we are not devious enough in compromising and degrading our enemies. We tend to think like cowboys, not guerillas.

    • George

      You’re so right GTChristie. You see , nowadays we don’t confront the enemy and “take em out” upon sighting which is how we won past wars . Today , it’s all about trying to be PC . You CANNOT fight a POLITICALLY CORRECT war. It doesn’t work and has never worked. The purpose of a soilder is to kill people and destroy things. The purpose of engaging in a war with the enemy is to destroy the enemy by ANY means necessary. There is NO such thing as being fair in war because the enemy will use any means to destroy us if he gets a chance but here we are trying to show such compassion for those who will gladly anihilate us if given the opportunity. How utterly assinine , foolish and stupid.

    • Jillian Becker

      Thanks, GTChristie. Stings are very satisfying if they come off. I like your plan, and it might work. But as you imply, it’s not likely to be tried.

  • cheongyei

    Sad that the average American Joe (or Jack, or Jill) does not understand the threat inherent in the ‘holy’ book of the average Mo.
    Western civilization is at risk due to the sheer numbers of adherents to the musslimm faith. Isslamm (which means ‘submit’) expects EVERYONE to submit or to be dealt with.
    Until the liberal-trained and brainwashed politically correct fools realize this, the scourge will continue to spread.

  • I like the idea that we know who these Islamic groups are and what they’re up to, and that we’re engaged with them. I also like that we know where their money goes, and so on.

    I also like the idea called “the sting.”

    • Jillian Becker

      Your comment is interesting, GTChristie. Please say more. How do you visualize “the sting” bringing the guilty men to justice? Do you think that’s what the DOJ and FBI are intending? When? Why not charge them now as the evidence is there? We’d like to know your possible scenario(s).