Moran probably dismisses CAIR’s links to Hamas, if he has heard about them at all, as something trumped up by the “right wing.” How many other politicians have Islamic supremacists bought and paid for?
“Democrat Rep. Donates Cash To Hamas-Linked Group,” by Neil Munro, Daily Caller, September 28, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.
“Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations.
Sarsour did not say how much money the Democrat donated.
Moran is a Democrat who represents the Alexandria district in northern Virginia. He’s not running for reelection in 2014.
The Islamic group also gave the Democrat a “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the fundraising event, which provided CAIR with at least $350,000.
Critics say the Democrat has repeatedly suggested that Jews are responsible for starting various wars in the Arab countries….
In 2009, a judge confirmed the Justice Department’s decision to name CAIR, its founder and Awad as unindicted co-conspirators in a scheme to smuggle funds to Hamas, which is a jihadi affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.“The purpose of creating the Holy Land Foundation was as a fundraising arm for Hamas,” U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis said at the end of the trial.
Five men in the smuggling ring were sentenced to jail in 2009, including two who were given 65-year sentences.
Subsequently, the FBI stopped formal meetings with Awad because of his ties to Hamas, a 2009 letter from a top FBI official revealed.
According to a July new report, Awad was monitored by U.S. foreign intelligence agencies from 2002 to at least 2008.
Separately, five CAIR employees or employees have been jailed or deported for terror-related offenses….
Sarsour, for example, was lauded as a “Champion of Change” at President Barack Obama’s White House website. “Linda’s strengths are in the areas of community development, youth empowerment, community organizing, civic engagement and immigrants’ rights advocacy,” says the website….
In May 2012, a covertly-taken photograph showed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi standing near Awad at the top-dollar fundraiser. Roughly 30 people attended the fundraiser, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.The cheapest tickets cost $5,000, and the most expensive were $30,800 per couple, according to the event invite from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which used the cash to fund Democratic candidates.
The hosts of the event were DCCC chairman Rep. Steve Israel and two Muslim Democratic representatives, Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Andre Carson….