A friend (H/T Causing Fitna) actually attended and video taped one of these in Kansas City which was organized by The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, the local affiliate of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA along with Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Students Assn (MSA), and North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), are just a few of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliates named by the Brotherhood in its “Explanatory Memorandum-Strategic Goal for the Group[MB] in North America” and CAIR, ISNA, and NAIT are also listed by the U.S. Federal Court as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the largest terrorist funding trial in American history, The Holy Land Foundation trial of 2008.
For a bit of background on CAIR’s connection to HAMAS I include these two paragraphs from Discoverthenetworks.org website:
CAIR was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and recruitment arm in the United States. Awad and Ahmad previously had served, respectively, as IAP’s Public Relations Director and President. Thus it can be said that CAIR was an outgrowth of IAP.
CAIR opened its first office in Washington, DC, with the help of a $5,000 donation from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a self-described charity founded by Mousa Abu Marzook. In May 1996, CAIR coordinated a press conference to protest the decision of the U.S. government to extradite Marzook for his connection to terrorist acts performed by Hamas. CAIR characterized the extradition as “anti-Islamic” and “anti-American.” When President Bush closed HLF in December 2001 for collecting money “to support the Hamas terror organization,” CAIR decried his action as “unjust” and “disturbing.”
HLF was designated a terrorist organization in December of 2001. CAIR and it’s fellow organizations remain as “unindicted co-conspirators”.[Addendum conluded]
The reason these groups remain “un-indicted” is because we got a new President in 2008 and those indictments were suspended.
A Federal judge ruled on a appeal by the groups that there is indeed enough evidence to tie them to HAMAS, the terrorist organization that received the bulk of the funding collected in the United States, and refused to remove the designation “unindicted co-conspirators” from those groups in the US.
CAIR in particular has been a major player in downplaying any “jihad” or “Islamic terrorist” references in the American media and the US Government lexicon, actually influencing the Pentagon and the DoD, as well as DoJ to redact references to anything Islamic in official reports, such as the Fort Hood terrorist attack by Nidal Hassan, who was openly carrying out his jihad by killing 13 and wounding 30 unarmed military personnel.
These Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in the United States have mostly been working “under the radar” to influence American society for many years now, but have most recently begun to become very open in their activities, due to an Administration who has embraced the Islamic religion as seemingly the “preferred” religion. As they become more open and emboldened we will see more aggressive behavior, as delineated in this explanation of the MB methods.
As these protests against Israel across America heat up, more and more clarity is given to who these people actually are. Take a look at this video of a recent CAIR rally in Miami, Fla., where they are actually yelling, “We are HAMAS!” and calling for genocide on the State of Israel. “Free Palestine” is not simply a chant supporting Gaza or West Bank. It means that all of “Palestine”, as they chant “From the River to the Sea”, meaning from Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. This was the declaration issued by Sheik Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, that the Jews will be driven into the Sea by the Arabs, New York Times, Aug 1, 1948.
Al-Banna founded the Brotherhood in 1928, with the sole purpose of re-establishing the Caliphate which had been deposed just after WW1. HAMAS is one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s military organizations, specifically established in 1988 to “liberate Palestine”, or in otherwords, remove the State of Israel. When one reads the HAMAS Charter it becomes crystal clear that they are not interested in a “two state solution”, especially as long as one of those is a Jewish State. (I have incuded some highlighting and notes on the charter document for your convenience.)
Article 13 of the HAMAS Charter does not mince words concerning their objective: “There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except Jihad. The initiatives, options, and international conferences are a waste of time and a kind of childs play.”
I was privileged to tour Israel with Tom Trento and Mark of The United West last year. Watch as Tom gives a great dissection of what is happening in Israel today. The video is about 20 minutes but at least watch the first 5 or 6 minutes to see what CAIR (HAMAS) is doing to agitate American society on this issue. H/T The United West
For more information on the Muslim Brotherhood click here.