Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Group Accused Of Terrorist Ties Hosted Carson's D.C. Fundraiser

As the Indianapolis airwaves and voters' mailboxes become filled with messages urging you to support 7th District Democratic congressional candidate, you might want to consider who is helping finance Carson's campaign. As Advance Indiana reported yesterday, a nationally-known Muslim activist with anti-Israel views, organized a recent fundraiser for Carson in our nation's capital, a fact that has gone unmentioned in local news media reports. What I find particularly troubling about this fundraiser is the host for the fundraiser. As the Muslim Link reported:

Dozens of Muslims flocked into a small town house on Capitol Hill to take a big step, last week. Their goal, to raise funds needed to elect Andre Carson of Indianapolis, IN as the second Muslim to the halls of Congress.

The Carson for Congress fundraiser was held last Wednesday night, February 6th doors from the national headquarters of the Muslim civil rights organization, CAIR.

So who is CAIR? The Council On American Islam Relations, also known as CAIR, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror case. As Front Page magazine reported last year:

It started out as an investigation into U.S.-based financing of Hamas terrorist operations, which was bad enough. But as federal investigators developed a matrix of suspects, they discovered a possible 9/11 connection.

The Holy Land Foundation terror case has already touched the top Muslim lobby in Washington -- the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- which U.S. prosecutors recently named as an unindicted co-conspirator.

A former senior CAIR official is among five indicted figures in the major terror-funding case. It turns out he is related by marriage to a key suspect in the conspiracy -- a radical Muslim cleric and activist who authorities have linked to al-Qaida.

In fact, they say the cleric is closely connected to the spiritual adviser to the 9/11 hijackers.

Federal investigators have learned that imam Mohammed El-Mezain -- who goes on trial next month with one of CAIR's founding board members -- once lived in the same small Colorado apartment complex with another imam accused of preparing some of the hijackers for their "martyrdom" operation.

El-Mezain and imam Anwar Aulaqi later moved to San Diego, where Aulaqi held closed-door meetings with the al-Qaida hijackers. The two radical clerics also organized pilgrimages to Mecca together, including one made just months before the 9/11 attacks.

Have you heard enough? According to WorldNetDaily, the group's former chairman has said, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant." Investor's Daily Business described CAIR as "the PR machine of militant Islam." Challenging the group's claim to be the "right messengers" for American Muslims, the magazine replied: "And who might that be? The four CAIR executives who have been successfully prosecuted on terrorism-related charges? The CAIR co-founder who said the Quran should replace the U.S. Constitution as 'the highest authority in America'?" Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a member of Carson's own political party, rescinded an award she gave to a CAIR official according to Newsweek. "After directing her staff to look into CAIR, Boxer 'expressed concern' about some past statements and actions by the group, as well as assertions by some law enforcement officials that it 'gives aid to international terrorist groups,' according to Natalie Ravitz, the senator’s press spokeswoman," the magazine reported. And two other prominent Democratic senators had this to say about CAIR:

Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat who has been steadfast in his efforts to uncover the nexus of Hamas front groups in the U.S., was ruthless in his portrayal of CAIR as part of an international terror network. In his opening remarks, Senator Schumer stated that prominent members of CAIR—referring specifically to Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmed—have “intimate links with Hamas.” Later, he remarked that “we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism.”

Even Senator Richard Durbin, who has made common cause with some of America’s Wahhabi-backed groups, came down hard on CAIR. In his final comments he conceded that CAIR is “unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect,” and requested that the committee seek the testimony of mainstream Muslim groups in its place in the future.

Will you hear more on this from our local news media? Don't count on it.


Anonymous said...

Militant Islam is infiltrating the inner city urban African American communities all across the United States. These groups find recruiting African American converts relatively easy and Indianapols is no exception.
American prisons are directly targeted from within, particularly thru a loose black supremacist organization known as The 5 Percenters. Interestingly enough is that Andre Carson was and is still involved to some degree with the 5 Percenters due to his Hip Hop industry contacts.
Militant Islam, in less than 10 years, will have a strangle hold within the black community. This is where they are gaining their converts and promoting their agenda.
It is well documented in FBI files from all over the country that the 5 Percenters are the first level organization operating in the prisons and are a direect threat to prison security.
The means of promoting Americanized militant Islam is spread thru the Hip Hop world from which Andre Carson came.
Scary? No doubt about it!

Anonymous said...

I am fascinated by how the Indianapolis Star editors constantly complain about the influence of money in politics, but the only thing they report on in their newspaper is how much more money Andre Carson is raising than his Republican opponent. If the newspaper fears the influence of too much special interest money as it has complained of in the past, why doesn't it provide any analysis of the sources of the candidate's funding and give meaning to their readers on what is motivating these special interests to contribute to Carson's campaign? It might have more value to the voters than simply playing the numbers game of rating a candidate's performance based on how much money his campaign has raised.

Anonymous said...

Very good work. Doing the work that a large city newspaper should be doing is not easy !

Anonymous said...

Carson's advocacy of positions forwarded by groups such as CAIR is a disgrace to the American representative system. It's on an equal footing with elected representatives who bend over to the will and manipulation of organizations like AIPAC.

Any representative/candidate who knowingly accepts donations or who advocates policy positions that are advanced by a foreign lobby should be automatically banned from public office. Additionally, elected officials who have implemented policy/legislation at the urging of foreign organizations should face investigation and potential prosecution for acting under the influence of foriegn powers.

We can start with Andre Carson. But let's not forget the numerous officials on both sides of the political aisle who've accepted donations and who've promoted policy based upon the input of numerous foreign lobbies, including Turkey, Pakistan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Canada, China, the UK, France, and numerous other states. They've successfully influenced US representatives to shape policy based upon needs that are not representative of US voters.

Carson and his affiliation with CAIR is reprehensible. But he's not a unique case. If Americans understood the true extant of foriegn influence on US policy, we'd probably all drop what we're doing immediately and head to Washinton in order to physically remove Congress and the White House before any further damage is done.

Anonymous said...

Excellent observation Shorebreak. It was also duly noted on this blog that one of the first major contibutors to Andre Carson was an American based Pakistani Muslim lobby group.
The Indianapolis news media better get their heads out of their respective asses and start asking some serious questions about Andre Carson's cadre of anti-American bagmen dropping blood money in MY Congressional district!
This just isn't downright shameful it's bordering on the criminal.

Anonymous said...

You want to know what's really scary? These are just the groups we KNOW about that Carson is in bed with. Cash is harder to trace.
And Evan Bayh has the guts to cut a commercial with this guy?

MissouriDemocrat said...

Evan Bayh is a joke too. I saw his commercial last night and thought outloud to my friend who gathered for Primary Results from Texas..... If this man really thinks Andre is qualified and competent we need to send him to Richmond State Hospital for evaluation. Intellegence? Not if he thinks Andre is our answer.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the money was returned to Carson in the form of an individual contributoin.

Carson is still a member of Islam, just not openly.