Hamas-linked CAIR is routinely presented in the mainstream media as a civil rights organization. Its consistent pattern of encouraging Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement is never mentioned. The egregious Detroit Free Press “reporter” Niraj Warikoo, who never saw a jihadi or Islamic supremacist he didn’t like, also doesn’t bother to mention that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case “” so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed the poster above telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR has opposed every anti-terror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented.
In April 2010, Gregory Mansfield walked into the FBI office in downtown Flint to warn the government that his daughter might be getting into trouble.
Nicole Mansfield “” who was raised Baptist as a child and grew up watching NASCAR races “” had embraced Islam a couple of years before that and her political rhetoric was starting to worry her father.
He had heard about the case of Colleen LaRose, known as Jihad Jane, a white woman born in Michigan who converted to Islam (like Nicole) and had been arraigned the previous month on terrorism charges. And now Nicole “” or Nikki as the family called her “” was talking about going to the Middle East, possibly Dubai.
On May 29, Gregory Mansfield’s worst fears were realized when his 33-year-old daughter was killed in Syria, reportedly by government military forces. Photos of her bloodied body and Michigan driver’s license were broadcast around the world.
Nicole Mansfield was the first American known to have been killed in Syria’s civil war, which has dragged on for more than two years, claiming more than 100,000 lives. Her death comes at a time of intense debate over whether the U.S. should support the Syrian opposition, which Mansfield was working with.
A Syrian government TV station claimed Mansfield was with the Al-Nusra Front, a branch of al-Qaida, but another Sunni Islamist group, Ahrar al-Sham, told the Telegraph of London she was fighting with them….
Growing up the daughter of a staunch Republican autoworker, Nicole Mansfield loved going to car races with her grandparents, listening to boy bands like New Kids on the Block, and rooting for sports teams as a cheerleader at her middle school. She read the Bible.
But Mansfield’s worldview took a sudden shift five to six years ago when she converted to Islam. The Flint woman started wearing conservative Muslim dress that covered her entire body except for her face. She entered into a series of relationships with Arab immigrant men, and her ideas about foreign policy changed, especially when it came to Israel.
“She said that (Israel) oppressed people,” recalled her father.
Nicole would say that “the best way of life was to be a Muslim,” said her grandmother Carole Mansfield, 72, of Burton.
“I told her she was looking… for trouble,” the grandmother added.
In March, Gregory Mansfield tried one last time to persuade his daughter to quit obsessing about the Arab world and Islam.
He called and left a voice mail, pleading with her: “What are you doing? Where are you at? Don’t make me go back to the FBI about this.”
“I got no response,” he said. “After that, everything was just literally shut off.”…
“O believers, take not your fathers and brothers to be your friends, if they prefer unbelief to belief; whosoever of you takes them for friends, those “” they are the evildoers. Say: “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your clan, your possessions that you have gained, commerce you fear may slacken, dwellings you love “” if these are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger, and to struggle in His way, then wait till Allah brings His command; Allah guides not the people of the ungodly” (Qur’an 9:23-24).
On a sunny day last November in downtown Flint, Nicole Mansfield chanted “Free, Free Palestine” as she waved a sign that read “In Solidarity with Gaza.”
A video of the protest posted on YouTube by Nicole’s daughter shows her dressed in a flowing black robe called an abaya with an Islamic head scarf colored red, white, and green, matching those of the Palestinian flag. The demonstrators were protesting Israel’s attacks on Gaza, carried out in response to Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel….
During this time, Gregory Mansfield grew increasingly worried about his daughter’s future, so he contacted the FBI. Shortly after that, Nicole traveled to Dubai, but returned after several weeks.
Back in the U.S., Nicole now had FBI agents on her trail, according to her father.
“She”d go make U-turns, they”d make U-turns” Gregory Mansfield said. “She”d pull into a parking lot, they”d pull into a parking lot.”
At first, Nicole brushed it aside, thinking “it was kind of … hilarious,” her father said. But it bothered her enough that she contacted the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group.
Nicole met with Lena Masri, a West Bloomfield attorney who works for CAIR. Masri told the Free Press she met with Nicole twice, but refused to say why.
CAIR sent a letter last year to the FBI asking them to stop trailing Nicole, alleging they were harassing her, said Gregory Mansfield. Masri would not comment on the letter.
After Nicole went missing this spring, family members contacted CAIR, seeking help. CAIR told them to file a missing person’s report with authorities, Masri said.
Now, CAIR has again gotten involved in the case, Gregory Mansfield said. Since Nicole’s death, CAIR has contacted family members, telling them not to speak with the FBI, which is investigating the case.
But Mansfield said he told the FBI agents “I”m going to work with you guys because I believe you guys are trying to do the right thing.”
“We need some answers.”
A FBI official told the Free Press: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death and have spoken to family.”…