This is Mohammad Lutfi, who disrupted the press conference that Pamela Geller, Jamal Jivanjee, Tom Trento and I held last Thursday outside the courthouse where another hearing on the Rifqa Bary case took place. Lutfi also lied about Islamic apostasy law, and is caught lying on the video above about his meeting with CAIR's lawyers.
Pamela also has found him comparing Osama bin Laden favorably to George W. Bush in 2004:
On the other hand, you have Osama bin Laden, a Muslim Arab, saying that the United States is evil, anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and interested in controlling Arab land and oil and in maintaining brutal Arab dictators in power. Bin Laden is recruiting Muslims and Arabs to stand up and fight against their enemies -- that's Israel and America. As an Arab or Muslim listening to both Bush and bin Laden, whom should you believe and whom should you trust?...
The support for Hamas and Hizballah is really no surprise, since CAIR officials have consistently declined to condemn either one as a terrorist group. Nonetheless, CAIR's Ibrahim "Honest Ibe" Hooper seemed anxious to distance himself from Lutfi. He emailed me last Friday, asking, "And you [sic] evidence that Muhammad Lutfi represents CAIR is...??" Of course, I hadn't said that Lutfi did represent CAIR, but in any case from the looks of this video Lutfi himself seems quite proud of his association with the un-indicted co-conspirators.
In the course of our exchange Hooper kindly forwarded me CAIR's statement on apostasy, which appears to affirm the freedom of conscience. But when I asked him to forward me CAIR's specific statement in support of Rifqa Bary's free conscience, he fell silent.