As I said, at least they’re consistent.
Pamela Geller has the report:
Suhail Khan, Tariq Ramadan, John Esposito, the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Karen Armstrong all appeared at the ISNA convention, thereby revealing their true colors. This is what former FBI agent John Guandolo says about ISNA:
- The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest
Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organization in North America, created to be the
“nucleus” for the Islamic Movement, according to MB documents seized by the FBI in Annandale, Virginia in 2004.
- Because of the evidence ISNA is a Brotherhood front, as well as
the numerous financial documents detailing money going directly from
ISNA and their banks to Hamas entities overseas, ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history (US v. Holy Land Foundation), which was adjudicated in 2008 in Dallas, Texas.
- When ISNA filed a motion with the federal court to have their
name removed from the unindicted co-conspirator list, the government
stated that ISNA exists to be a financial support entity for Hamas. The
federal judge agreed stating the government provided “ample evidence”
and left ISNA on the list. A three-judge appellate panel unanimously agreed and left ISNA on the unindicted co-conspirator list.
- ISNA”s two key directors and its President, Mohamed Magid (pictured above), all work with Secretary Clinton and her office. So, the leaders of a Hamas-supporting entity are advising the U.S. Secretary of State.
Here is the official TVC/VAST report on the Hamas-linked Islamic
Society of North America (ISNA) convention, by an eyewitness who managed
to get in:
CONVENTION OFFERS TWO VIEWS OF ISLAM —
PUBLIC PERSONA AND THE TRUTH
Washington, DC — The
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 2012 annual convention offered some
stark contrasts between the Islam portrayed in CAIR press releases and speeches
and the unavoidable facts about Islam’s size and objectives.
A project of the
Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) and the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force
(VAST) monitored several key briefings and presentations at the convention.
Sessions ran the gamut
from “Islamic Finance” to Islam’s Response to Domestic Violence in the Muslim
Community to If You Care About Your Future-I Spy With My NYPD Eye.
criticized President Barack Obama for “letting down” Islam and not doing enough
to advance its cause in America.
One official, CAIR Founder and long-time HAMAS/Muslim Brotherhood
operative Nihad Awad, complained that the White House treats him and other
activists like an ugly step-child.
Awad said that Muslim
names are not published on the official White House visitor’s log.
“Even those who go to the White House and have a reception
that’s great. But their names are
not published on the official list. Why?
Because Muslim money and votes are radioactive.”
Nihad Awad, ISNA Annual Convention September 1, 2012
Panel on Forming a More Perfect Union
The general rule
established in many presentations was “Don’t Talk to the FBI”, don’t allow any
law enforcement to enter your home or business without a search warrant and
never talk with any police without a lawyer present.
of the convention program were devoted to vilifying three law enforcement agencies
— the Intelligence Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the New
York City Police Department (NYPD), and the Joint Taskforce on Terrorism.
the panel on “Working with Law
Enforcement to Uphold our Civil Liberties” was anything but that. All three panelists attacked law
enforcement for using various techniques to monitor individuals believed to be
a threat to our nation’s security.
Additionally, each speaker
cautioned that law enforcement agencies have had too much access to the Muslim
community with disastrous results.
Mike German, former
FBI agent and now ACLU Policy Counsel on National Security,
Immigration and Privacy repeatedly warned against speaking to the FBI and other
law enforcement. German advised ISNA members and allies that when approached by
the FBI ask which division they are in. If they are from the FBI”s Office of Community
Outreach or Office of Public Affairs, German suggested it was probably ok to
speak with them. However, if they
were from the FBI Intelligence Division or the Joint Taskforce on Terrorism –German
warned that they were not to be trusted and advised that individuals needed a lawyer
present when speaking to them.
Ms. Rabia Chaudry also warned the Muslim
community not to speak with law enforcement without a lawyer, stating that there
needed to be some new “rules of engagement.” Like many other speakers at the convention, she
expressed outrage that government officials would dare monitor any Muslims or
suggest their involvement in terrorism.
Not one panelist, in various sessions, acknowledged
the reality of “home-grown terrorism.” Rather, speakers and attendees alike mocked both the
idea and Congressman Peter King of New York for holding Congressional hearings.
Chaudry repeatedly made it clear that the
FBI, NYPD -who she called the “Big Bad Wolf”- and other agencies were not to be
Chaudry works with the Saudi-funded front
group Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, serves as an immigration
lawyer, as well as a board member of the Connecticut ACLU and is
President of the Safe Nation Collaborative. As President of the
is working with the Obama Administration to rewrite the
training manuals used to teach law enforcement personnel about the Islamist
threat to America. She and others also want to ensure the new training manuals
are “culturally sensitive”.
President of the Arab American Institute and co-founder and chairman of the
Palestine Human Rights Campaign continued the rant against law enforcement
and the Obama Administration, complaining that things are “seen through the
lens of Israel.”
Zogby encouraged the Muslim community to
use “old fashioned guilt” tactics to extract what they want from the White
House, Obama Administration and law enforcement as a result of law enforcement
monitoring the Muslim community. He referenced a tough letter he had sent to
the White House as an “ultimatum.
Referring to law enforcement, Zogby stated,
you are “screwing up the world because
you don’t talk to us” and then boldly proclaimed that
is no longer a white world. This world is dominated by us, people
James Zogby, ISNA
Annual Convention, September 2, 2012
Panel on Working with Law
Enforcement to Uphold our Civil Liberties
Zogby a delegate to
the Democrat National Convention, opposed reinstating language in the party
platform recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because he said it was
pandering to the Jewish vote.
Zogby is the brother of pollster John Zogby.
Conference speakers estimated
the Muslim population of America as either “2-3 million” or “7 million”,
depending on which version suited the argument they were making at the moment.
including Suhail Kahn focused on the work of Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and
lawyer David Yerushalmi. An
extensive campaign was outlined to stop what speakers said was a growing public
sentiment against Shariah and challenge Geller/Spencer’s media presence and
busy schedule of public speeches in strategic states.
Of course, ISNA also
included an angry rant about the dominance of Israel on the American political
scene and set a legislative priority of eliminating all U.S. foreign aid to the
state of Israel.
The focus of the
convention’s program was on three key messages:
Islam’s public image and presenting an apologetics course on what to do when
confronted about the facts concerning Islam’s campaign to dominate the West.
the barrage of attacks on the most effective law enforcement agencies (FBI,
NYPD, etc.) and challenge their efforts to stop the use of non-profit front
groups to launder American dollars on their way to arming and supplying
front-line terrorists here and in other countries. (Increasing regulation and scrutiny of electronic fund
transfers is a grave concern to the ISNA attendees.)
efforts to affect official Washington while recognizing that local police and
government officials may be a more fertile ground for winning greater control.
CAIR”s Nihad Awad was
a convention favorite, appearing on a number of panels.
Awad outlined an
elaborate explanation of Islam’s strategy for neutralizing Christian opposition
to the spread of Shariah in America but concluded by stating “Of course, we
won’t say any of this to the public.–¦
“When they [Muslims and Arabs] speak up
on campuses they have opposition. I assure you this opposition is moving. You
know why? Cause it does not make sense any more. It makes sense with only one
group of people. Extremists. Right wing Christians. Misguided. They believe that
god ordains them to support Israel for the next coming of Jesus.
No God – neither God nor Jesus believed in injustice against
Palestinians. We have to remind them it is very Christian, very ungodly, very
un-American to support the State of Israel. We should test their faith. We
should test their faith. But of course, in a way that is more convincing.”
Nihad Awad, ISNA Annual Convention, September 2, 2012
Panel on US Foreign Policy, Palestine and the “˜New” Middle East
“Islam is a
wonderful contribution to America.
The Constitution and Islam are intertwined. America and Islam the joint venture, the integration, the
constitutionality, the history, laws and institution. The best story in the making is Islam in America.”
Nihad Awad, ISNA Annual Convention September 1, 2012
Panel on Forming a More Perfect Union