This is no big deal. FDR regularly entertained Fritz Kuhn and other members of the German-American Bund at the White House, didn’t he? “A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House,” by Steve Emerson and John Rossomando for IPT News, October 21:
year-long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT)
has found that scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of
visits to the Obama White House, meeting with top administration
Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.
The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House
visitor log entries. IPT compared the visitors’ names with lists of
known radical Islamists. Among the visitors were officials representing
groups which have:
- Been designated by the Department of Justice as unindicted
co-conspirators in terrorist trials; Extolled Islamic terrorist groups
including Hamas and Hizballah;
- Obstructed terrorist investigations by instructing their followers not to cooperate with law enforcement;
- Promoted the incendiary conspiratorial allegation that the United States is engaged in a “war against Islam–” a leading tool in recruiting Muslims to carry out acts of terror;
- Repeatedly claimed that many of the Islamic terrorists convicted
since 9-11 were framed by the U.S government as part of an anti-Muslim
Individuals from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) visited the White House at least 20 times starting in 2009. In 2008, CAIR was listed
as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist money
laundering case in U.S. history — the trial of the Holy Land Foundation
in which five HLF officials were convicted of funneling money to Hamas.
U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis later ruled
that, “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the
association” of CAIR to Hamas, upholding their designations as
unindicted co-conspirators. In 2008, the FBI formally ended all contact with CAIR because of its ties to Hamas.
In January 2004, Hussam Ayloush,
executive director of CAIR’s Los Angeles office, publicly defended
Palestinian terror attacks in comments before Muslim students at the
University of California — Los Angeles, saying that terrorists were
exercising their “legitimate right” to defend themselves against Israeli occupation.
Ayloush, who was a delegate
to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., casts
the United States as controlled by Israeli interests. At a 2008 CAIR
banquet in San Diego, he imagined “an America that respects and
humanizes religion. It’s an America that is free to act on its values
and not on the interests of any foreign lobby.” In 2004, he said that
the war on terror had become a “war on Muslims.” Ayloush attended at
least two White House meetings.
The logs show Ayloush met with Paul Monteiro,
associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement on
July 8, 2011 and Amanda Brown, assistant to the White House director of
political affairs Patrick Gaspard, on June 6, 2009.
According to reliable sources, Monteiro was White House liaison for
secret contacts with CAIR, especially with Ayloush. IPT has learned that
the White House logs curiously have omitted Ayloush’s three meetings
with two other senior White House officials.
formerly executive director of the Islamic Society of North America,
visited the White House twice — meeting in intimate settings with Paul
Monteiro on June 29, 2011 and July 8, 2011.
Law enforcement first noticed Safi in 1995 when his voice was
captured in an FBI wiretap of now-convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad
leader Sami Al-Arian. At the time of his conversation with Al-Arian,
Safi served as executive director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, an organization listed in law-enforcement and in internal Muslim Brotherhood documents as one of the movement’s top front groups in North America.
Safi also wrote for the Middle East Affairs Journal, produced by the
United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). That group was
established by Hamas deputy political leader Mousa Abu Marzook and part
of the Hamas-support network called the “Palestine Committee.”
Safi has repeatedly expressed
understanding for the underlying causes that provoke terrorism:
“Terrorism cannot be fought by”¦ignoring its root causes. The first
step”¦is to examine the conditions that give rise to the anger,
frustration, and desperation that fuel all terrorist acts.” He also called Palestinian terrorists “freedom” fighters.