Book: “CAIR coached a mosque leader in Western Maryland not to cooperate with an FBI investigation of suspicious activity”

More from Muslim Mafia. “Book Exposes CAIR’s Exaggerations, Efforts to Stymie Law Enforcement,” from IPT News, October 15

A new book claims to give readers an inside look at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), arguing everything from its claims of financial and political clout to its genuine agenda are rooted in deception.

Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America is based in large part on access to CAIR operations obtained by Chris Gaubatz, the son of co-author P. David Gaubatz. Using an alias, the younger Gaubatz spent six months as a CAIR intern in 2008.

Working under the name David Marshall, Chris Gaubatz worked closely with CAIR leadership including Executive Director Nihad Awad, Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, and Legislative Director Corey Saylor. Chris Gaubatz claims to have walked out with 12,000 pages of documents (most of which he had been instructed to shred) and 300 hours of clandestine video.

Among the findings from co-authors Gaubatz and Paul Sperry: that CAIR wildly exaggerates its membership numbers, that it is plagued by budget problems and dissension, and that it is financially dependent on a small network of wealthy Persian Gulf-based donors. In many cases, the book adds precision to general facts about CAIR that already are in the public domain. […]

Muslim Mafia claims that CAIR relies on two dozen wealthy supporters, many of them from Persian Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, for 60 percent of its $2.7 million annual operating budget, including one donor who contributes $600,000 a year.

The authors point to notes from a 2006 board meeting where Awad reported that the Washington public-relations firm Hill and Knowlton had put together a “business plan” to help CAIR raise money from other Gulf states. State Department records obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism show that that year, CAIR officials, with Hill and Knowlton in tow, sought huge donations from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. […]

In January, the Investigative Project on Terrorism broke the news that the FBI had cut off access to CAIR after evidence in the HLF trial showed CAIR founders were part of a Hamas-support network in the U.S. In a subsequent letter, an FBI official said questions about CAIR’s relationship to Hamas led to the conclusion the agency could “not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner.”

Anecdotes in Muslim Mafia won’t help the organization return to the FBI’s good graces. It offers examples of CAIR’s efforts to impede federal investigations related to terrorism despite its claim to be a partner to law enforcement.

For example, Chapter Six details the way CAIR coached a mosque leader in Western Maryland not to cooperate with an FBI investigation of suspicious activity.

Likewise, a 2004 investigation was thwarted when the FBI raided the Institute for Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Merrifield, Va. on suspicions of terrorist activity. But when the agents from the Bureau’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrived, the book claims, the building had been cleaned out because CAIR had warned institute officials of the raid.

Another chapter is devoted to the case of former Fairfax County,Va. Police Department Sergeant Mohammad Weiss Rasool, who pled guilty to illegally searching a federal database in order to tip off a terror suspect about an FBI investigation.

“He’s a habitual liar and a traitor,” a senior FCPD official said of Rasool. “He disgraced the uniform.” As CAIR’s representative on the police force, Rasool traveled into the District of Columbia to meet with CAIR Executive Director Awad. A CAIR visitor log published on p. 325 of the book, documents one of Rasool’s visits in 2005.

The log is among numerous examples of internal CAIR documents cited in the book. Among them is a 2007 letter thanking Awad and CAIR for “the additional contribution of $9,000 to be used for the legal expenses relative to Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s case.” [Emphasis added]

Al-Amin was convicted in 2002 of killing a Georgia police officer. CAIR and other Islamist groups have touted his case, but the book shows CAIR gave directly to his legal fund. […]

So far, CAIR has not challenged the veracity of the claims in Muslim Mafia. Instead, it has focused on the authors’ political backgrounds and minimized the findings. “All they can come up with is that we are political active?” Hooper asked in a Politico story. “The terror threat is that Muslims are politically active?”

That seems a deliberate attempt to misstate the issue, which is not whether Muslims should be employed on Capitol Hill or anywhere else. It is whether CAIR is an honest and reliable broker for American Muslims. The record, already long and detailed before Muslim Mafia‘s publication, shows CAIR habitually engages in deception about its activities. The book reinforces that conclusion with internal examples.

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  1. says

    From article…Another chapter is devoted to the case of former Fairfax County,Va. Police Department Sergeant Mohammad Weiss Rasool, who pled guilty…
    “He’s a habitual liar and a traitor,” a senior FCPD official said of Rasool.

    “He’s a habitual liar and a traitor,”…

    Reminds me a lot of another Rasool I know of…

  2. says

    That seems a deliberate attempt to misstate the issue, which is not whether Muslims should be employed on Capitol Hill or anywhere else.

    It isn’t? Looked at rationally, the ideal situation would be no Moslems employed anywhere in the United States of America, because they insherently are bad for freedom.

    *** 66:2 ***

    (The issue is) whether CAIR is an honest and reliable broker for American Muslims.

    No it isn’t.

    CAIR’s seditious behavior was, is, and will continue to be a fair and honest brokerage of the interests of American Moslems.

    Trouble is, the lying and manipulations and whining and begging and deceptions and subverting and law suits and oily press conferences and all the rest of the doggerel emitting from this scumbag operation is what Moslems do, it’s who they are.

    *** 4:142 ***

    So let’s give Hoop and the rest of the CAIR gang of merry Moslem activists a tip o’ the cap for that.

  3. says

    Good to have read this and learn about this book, Muslim Mafia. The more CAIR is investigated, scrutinized and held to account, the better. CAIR is inimical to the interests of democracy and freedom and thus should be looked upon as an anti-American organization.

    Well, for that matter, all of Islam should be considered anti-American, for it surely is. Were the day ever to come when Islam would be the predominant religion of America, it would be the end of an America where democracy (which is more than just majority rule) and liberty are its chief characteristics. And since this is so, Islam as a significantly minor religion in America shouldn’t let anyone think that therefore Islam is OK. If something is rotten, it’s rotten, whether it’s a big rotten or a small one.

  4. says

    Good to have read this and learn about this book, Muslim Mafia. The more CAIR is investigated, scrutinized and held to account, the better. CAIR is inimical to the interests of democracy and freedom and thus should be looked upon as an anti-American organization.

    Well, for that matter, all of Islam should be considered anti-American, for it surely is. Were the day ever to come when Islam would be the predominant religion of America, it would be the end of an America where democracy (which is more than just majority rule) and liberty are its chief characteristics. And since this is so, Islam as a significantly minor religion in America shouldn’t let anyone think that therefore Islam is OK. If something is rotten, it’s rotten, whether it’s a big rotten or a small one.

  5. says

    To the extent that American Muslims are not cooperating with, or even actively obstructing, law enforcement is truly deplorable and unacceptable. Must stop ASAP. U.S. Muslims need to address whatever is happening here ASAP.

  6. says

    The fundamental issue that that the muslim community leadership is setting the example for the flock. If the imamas are acting and saying this then how are we to expect the “moderate muslims” in those communities to stray? This, in general, is the problem with islam and the hope for reformation. So, even though there are muslims that attend mosques that don’t necessarily agree, it is piunded into them and they can not go against the ummah.

  7. says

    Excerpts from “Muslim Mafia” are fast becoming my personal faves on JW! …and contrary to what you believe, CAIR, you are NOT above the law. More Truth about your deception and treachery is finally coming out ..luv it!

  8. says

    Im.mad.as.Hell, I believe Comic Relief saved his comment through using sarcastic quote marks around “moderate Muslims”.

    However, I go further than either of you. We have to move beyond conjecturing about what is a “moderate Muslim” vs. what is not “moderate” and conjecturing about what might be in their minds. Most of the time, we cannot know what is in their minds. Furthermore, even if innumerable Muslims who are harmless might exist, we cannot distinguish them from the dangerous ones with sufficient ability for the purposes of our #1 concern, our safety.

    We thus simply have to assume that all Muslims are equally dangerous — and the danger they pose makes it unacceptable for any of them to remain within the West. Nothing short of this stance is going to make any coherent sense in the coming decades, and nothing short of this stance – and the logical policies that would flow from it — will serve to optimize our safety.

    If the West is going to evolve to this stance of rationality (or, rather, is going to recover its former rationality), living breathing thinking humans in the West have to start taking this stand. It begins by acknowledging its reason. The next step is to communicate it, share, and support others who feel the same way, and keep trying to persuade those amongst us who are either half-assedly halfway there, or in various stages of still being mired in the incoherent but powerful grip of PC MC. Other steps, more pragmatic and concrete, will open up after that, as the movement, bit by bit, person by person, grows larger and larger.

    Unfortunately, though, this process

    a) will take a longer time than many of us are patient for (at least 50 years if not a century)

    b) will probably, and tragically, require several horrific attacks against us by Muslims.

  9. says

    “Among them is a 2007 letter thanking Awad and CAIR for “the additional contribution of $9,000 to be used for the legal expenses relative to Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s case.”

    For those who don’t know, Jamil Al-Amin is a black Muslim convert who was formerly known as H.Rap Brown , a black panther militant who has killed before…a worthless pile of dog squeeze…who should have never been allowed to be released from prison…

  10. says

    “Muslim Mafia claims that CAIR relies on two dozen wealthy supporters, many of them from Persian Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, for 60 percent of its $2.7 million annual operating budget, including one donor who contributes $600,000 a year.

    http://www.motleyrice.com/news/view/9-11-families-blast-proposed-port-sale-to-dubai-company-as-betrayal

    9/11 families blast proposed port sale to (United Arab Emirates) Dubai company as “betrayal”

    NEW YORK – Charging the White House with rewarding a country that was a focal point in planning and financing the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism blasted the administration’s decision to allow Dubai Ports World to operate commercial port operations in Baltimore, Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia.

    “The United Arab Emirates provided two of the 9/11 hijackers and much of the money that paid for the murder of our loved ones,” said Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman, parents of Peter Alderman who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. “It is a betrayal of their memories for the administration to permit America’s ports to be operated by a UAE state-owned corporation……”

  11. says

    . . . If the imamas are acting and saying this then how are we to expect the “moderate muslims” in those communities to stray? This, in general, is the problem with islam and the hope for reformation. . .

    You use of the term “moderate muslims” is unfortunately IMO misleading. There is no such thing as a “moderate muslims”. They are more like what Jesus called lukewarm (Rev 3:16). They go along with who is in power and don’t offer any opposition. They secretly agree with the radical view because they view them as more spiritual.

    I have seen (wish I could give a link) were it is shown how this alleged “moderate muslims” group acts based upon percentage of population they are in a given area or non-Islamic country. Believe me it goes from bad to worse as the percentage increase.

    I think to coin a new word would be “lukewarm Muslims” would be more accurate.