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 Court rebuffs defamation suit from swarm of Muslim organizations

July 18, 2009    By Drew Zahn    2009 WorldNetDaily

The full Texas Second Court of Appeals yesterday rejected an attempt by a coalition of seven Islamic organizations to further their defamation lawsuit against an online writer and have him branded as less than a "real" journalist. 

As WND reported, after Joe Kaufman wrote an article for the online FrontPage Magazine exposing terrorist connections in two American Muslim groups, he was sued by a swarm of Islamic organizations, none of which he had even mentioned in his article.

The lawsuit technique is called by some "legal jihad" or "Islamist lawfare," and the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Kaufman in the lawsuit, claims Muslim advocates are using the strategy to bully online journalists into silence.

"The lawsuit against Kaufman was funded by the Muslim Legal Fund for America. The head of that organization, Khalil Meek, admitted on a Muslim radio show that lawsuits were being filed against Kaufman and others to set an example," claims a Thomas More statement on the case. "Indeed, for the last several years, Muslim groups in the U.S. have engaged in the tactic of filing meritless lawsuits to silence any public discussion of Islamic terrorist threats."

And though a three-judge panel of the court had unanimously dismissed the case, the Islamic groups sought an "en banc" opinion, meaning a ruling from the entire court of seven justices.

The Texas Second Court of Appeals, however, issued a "per curiam," or entire court, opinion yesterday, upholding the panel's decision to dismiss the lawsuit.

Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented in a statement, "It is gratifying to see our client's First Amendment rights being upheld by this entire Texas Appeals Court. We do not yet know if these Islamic groups will try another appeal to the Texas Supreme Court, but this ruling is an indication of how strong this First Amendment case is."

As WND reported, Kaufman's troubles began in 2007, when he wrote the article criticizing two Islamic groups for hosting a "Muslim Family Day" at Six Flags over Texas, a Dallas-area amusement park. The Islamic Circle of North America and the Islamic Association of North Texas, Kaufman revealed, had funneled money to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and al-Qaida.

"While using images of cartoon characters and sponsoring events at amusement parks may seem innocuous, the danger that the Islamic Circle of North America poses to the United States, Canada and others is clear," Kaufman wrote. "As a faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization looks to impose Islam on Western society, and as a donor to a terrorist organization, the group is a willing participant in the act of violence."

And while neither the ICNA nor the IANT claimed libel, seven other Muslim organizations – the Islamic Society of Arlington, Texas, Islamic Center of Irving, DFW Islamic Educational Center, Inc., Dar Elsalam Islamic Center, Al Hedayah Islamic Center, Islamic Association of Tarrant County and Muslim American Society of Dallas – cried foul, bringing the defamation suit against Kaufman.

"This frivolous lawsuit is an example of the legal jihad being waged by radical Islamic organizations throughout our nation," Thompson said. "These lawsuits are aimed at stifling the free speech rights of Americans who dare to expose their agenda. They intentionally file lawsuits to intimidate reporters who seek to expose their agenda. By making it costly to defend against their lawsuits, they hope journalists will refrain from writing about the threat to our nation."

The organizations suing Kaufman also asked the court to deny him certain legal protections granted to traditional journalists, claiming that as an Internet writer, his right to seek a quick and inexpensive dismissal of the case didn't apply.

The case set up a battle, not only between Islamic advocates and those that would question their political connections, but also between organizations that fly low under the mass media's radar, enjoying little public scrutiny, and the burgeoning field of Internet journalism that often investigates places the mainstream media ignores.

A three-judge panel of the Texas Second Court of Appeals, however, not only ruled that the Muslim organizations had no basis for claiming defamation – since Kaufman didn't name or point to them in his article – but also declared that online journalists do merit the same status and legal protections that their more traditional media peers enjoy.

The opinion of the court, written by Justice Terrie Livingston, overturned a lower court's denial of Kaufmann's motion to dismiss the libel claim before a time-consuming and expensive trial.

Listing seven different reasons for the court's decision, Justice Livingston wrote, "We conclude that an Internet author's status as a member of the electronic media should be adjudged by the same principles that courts should use to determine the author's status under more traditional media."

The court did not, however, uphold that all Internet writers – such as bloggers – should be afforded the protections traditional journalists enjoy.

Kaufman, the court noted, has written for a variety of national publications since 1995, has appeared on several television news networks and in writing for FrontPage Magazine, was writing for a separate online news source with the freedom to accept or reject his article.

The court concluded, "We believe that these facts and circumstances, establishing Kaufman's journalistic background and his notoriety outside of the parameters of the article and graphic at issue and FrontPage Magazine's broad readership and its existence as a news/commentary medium that is independent from Kaufman's articles, are sufficient to qualify Kaufman as a member of the electronic or print media and to qualify FrontPage Magazine as an electronic or print medium."

Furthermore, the court ruled, that the Muslim organizations' contention that an Internet author could "never" qualify as a member of the media "would make as little sense as an inverse rule that a print author (such as someone distributing their own photocopied musings) would always qualify as such."

Yesterday's decision by the entire court affirmed the panel's decision with few words and no commentary, stating simply, "It is the opinion of the court that the motion for rehearing should be and is hereby denied and that the opinion and judgment of June 25, 2009, stand unchanged."

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., provided the lead attorney to represent Kaufman at no charge

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 How news media protect Muslim Mafia

October 22, 2009    By Art Moore    WorldNetDaily

Coverage of lawmakers' charges ignores terror ties

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow mocks Republican House members who concerned about the influence of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Capitol Hill

Is the Council on American-Islamic Relations merely a civil rights organization exercising its constitutional right to lobby on Capitol Hill like hundreds of other non-profit organizations?

That's the way Politico and other mainstream news outlets have portrayed CAIR – despite the FBI's decision this year to cut off ties to the Muslim group after its designation by the Department of Justice as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the largest terrorist-finance case in U.S. history.

In its coverage of a press conference on Capitol Hill in which four Republican House members presented an internal CAIR document revealed in the new WND Books release "Muslim Mafia" that shows the group sought to place interns in the intelligence, homeland security and judiciary committees, Politico characterized the document as a "fairly straightforward public relations and lobbying strategy."

There was no mention of the undisputed fact that along with CAIR's designation as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, many of its leaders and prominent supporters have been convicted in terrorism-related cases.

FBI officials have testified CAIR's parent group, the Islamic Association for Palestine, was founded as a front group for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. And evidence from the FBI presented at the Holy Land trial showed CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad and founder Omar Awad participated in a three-day summit in 1993 of U.S.-based Hamas members and supporters.

Wiretaps revealed Ahmad argued for using Muslims as an "entry point" to "pressure Congress and the decision makers in America" to change U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York – who has described CAIR as an organization "which we know has ties to terrorism" – formally supported the FBI's divorce with CAIR in a letter to the agency's director signed with Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

In 2007, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California withdrew an award to the head of CAIR's Sacramento chapter, citing "concerns" about the group's associations. She explained her office had not thoroughly researched CAIR.

Internal e-mails, according to "Muslim Mafia," show CAIR debated going "all out against" Boxer in a smear campaign but decided against it because she's a popular Democrat, and CAIR didn't think it could make an attack "hurt her enough."

The Politico story, despite its lack of any reference to the controversy surrounding CAIR, apparently has become a template for some media.

A follow-up story by TPMMuckracker cited Politico's context-free description of the internal CAIR document as "a fairly straightforward public relations and lobbying strategy."

WND asked one of the bylined reporters of Politico's Oct. 14 story, Jake Sherman, why he didn't mention Justice Department and FBI assessments of CAIR, allowing the Muslim group's spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper, to freely mock the lawmakers' claims.

After receiving no response Monday following a phone call and e-mail, Sherman replied to a follow-up e-mail saying all questions should be addressed to his deputy managing editor, Tim Grieve.

Grieve received an e-mail with the question Monday evening but did not respond. When WND reached him by telephone Wednesday, he asked WND to contact Kim Kingsley, Politico's media director.

Kingsley has not responded to a phone call and e-mail.

'Despicable' event

In other coverage, Salon.com's Glenn Greenwald defended CAIR by calling the lawmakers' news conference Oct. 14 "one of the most despicable domestic political events of the year."

Vanity Fair quoted only the last paragraph of the CAIR strategy memo, which covered the relatively mundane goals of taking advantage of "Wiki" and "intranet." The article made no mention of the first paragraph, which names homeland security, intelligence and judiciary committees as targets of their influence.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow opened a mocking eight-minute segment on the lawmakers' press conference with a clip of the Joe McCarthyesque character Sen. John Iselin from the 1962 movie "The Manchurian Candidate," comparing his rants about communist infiltration to the four House members' claims.

With no reference to the fact that the book specifies its claims are specifically about CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent of al-Qaida and Hamas, Maddow made it seem as if the lawmakers and "Muslim Mafia" authors were alarmed simply because there were Muslims on Capitol Hill.

With heavy sarcasm, she intoned that the Congress members demanded CAIR be investigated because it "does things that every other D.C. public relations and advocacy operation does, but they do it," she said, pausing for effect, "while being Muslim."

Maddow quoted only the second part of the CAIR memo's top paragraph, which states the group's goals of holding a "lobby day" and placing interns in congressional offices.

The CAIR internal document obtained during the "Muslim Mafia" undercover investigation, says: "We will focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community. (For example, congressmen on the judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees.) ... We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in congressional offices."

The four Republicans who presented the document were members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus, Reps. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., John Shadegg, R-Ariz., Trent Franks, R-Ariz., and Paul Broun, R-Ga.

According to "Muslim Mafia," internal CAIR communications and other documents reveal that CAIR has strategically placed operatives inside the federal offices of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., among others.

There are now as many as 50 Muslim activists working on Capitol Hill today, according to the book.

Counterintelligence officials say their growing presence raises alarms, because a stated goal of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood is the infiltration of key government agencies and institutions like Congress.

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 Shiite complains CAIR's Sunni honchos regularly discriminate

October 23, 2009    2009 WorldNetDaily
 
Muslim ex-employee: CAIR's the real 'anti-Muslim bigot'

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations says it represents all Muslim Americans, but former Muslim employees say it discriminates against Shiite Muslims and female Muslims – even as it accuses critics of being "anti-Muslim bigots."

According to internal documents uncovered in the bestseller "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America," top CAIR officials discriminated against Shiite Muslim employees working out of CAIR's national headquarters.

Its own employees who identify with that minority sect of Islam were demoted and harassed by CAIR, one internal complaint reveals.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg says CAIR was founded by leaders of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, which has established a subversive base inside America with massive funding from Saudi Arabia, a Sunni religious police state which openly discriminates against both Shiites and non-Muslims. CAIR is led by Sunni Muslims and has received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations tied to 9/11.

"CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists," Kromberg said in a court filing.

Former CAIR workers say the unindicted terrorist co-conspirator doesn't really represent all Muslims, even as it sues other employers for discriminating against Muslims.

"CAIR's constituency represents an even broader base" than Arab, South Asian, or African-American Muslims, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad claims. "Many Muslims turn to it for help when facing job or religious discrimination."

But where do CAIR employees turn when they've been discriminated against by CAIR? Tannaz Haddadi found out the hard way, according to "Muslim Mafia," co-authored by former federal agent P. David Gaubatz and investigative journalist Paul Sperry.

A Shiite Muslim, Haddadi says she was "completely dishonored and mistreated" by senior CAIR managers because of her religious background while working in the membership department at CAIR's national office in Washington, located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

"I have been a victim of both gender and religious discrimination," she wrote in a blistering four-page letter to Awad and then-CAIR Chairman Omar Ahmad, who recently stepped down from CAIR's board after the Justice Department named him an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in the largest terror finance case in U.S. history.

"At first glance," Haddadi added, "it may appear unusual to claim discrimination while working for a civil-rights organization. It may seem even more unusual that I am a Muslim claiming religious discrimination while working for a Muslim organization."

But, Haddadi continued, "I have struggled for two years – along with others – with frustration and acts of discrimination."

She says the discrimination against her started several years ago when then-CAIR operations director Khalid Iqbal tasked her to update CAIR's internship application form by adding a section asking applicants to identify which sect of Islam they belong to.

It appeared that CAIR was devising a religious litmus test for applicants, and Haddadi told Iqbal, a Sunni Muslim, that she felt uncomfortable making such a change. That upset him, she says, and led him to quiz her about her own beliefs.

"This is where he discovered that my background is Shia," she said, "and from that point his attitude changed towards me."

Soon, Haddadi says she was demoted to part-time receptionist, according to the book. She spent the next couple of years answering phones.

"I have been frustrated with discrimination at CAIR for two years," she complained to CAIR's front office.

Haddadi says hers was not an isolated case. CAIR has engaged in a pattern of gender and religious bias against employees.

"CAIR has it's [sic] own secret history of discrimination before Mr. Iqbal came, that has caused many employees to quit and very few to come back," Haddadi wrote in the March 19, 2001, letter.

When she threatened to file a formal complaint of discrimination with the EEOC, she says she was told not to complain, because her mistreatment was "for the sake of Allah."

With that, Haddadi decided to resign.

CAIR declined comment. However, at least three other office workers allegedly witnessed acts of discrimination against Haddadi, according to "Muslim Mafia." They include CAIR's office manager Nancy Hanaan Serag, CAIR civil-rights coordinator Joshua Salaam, and CAIR executive assistant Isra'a Abdul-Rahman. All three signed Haddadi's letter.

Attempts to reach the witnesses for comment were unsuccessful.

CAIR's leaders have slammed "Muslim Mafia" authors Gaubatz and Sperry as "anti-Islamic bigots" for exposing the inner workings of the Saudi-funded front group.

The FBI has cut off ties to CAIR pending the results of an "ongoing" investigation of Awad's and Ahmad's ties to Hamas and other terrorists.

Congress has also called for an investigation of CAIR, which has targeted sensitive homeland security committees in a hostile influence operations campaign, according to other documents revealed in "Muslim Mafia."

Leaders of the Congressional Anti-Terror Caucus last week warned that CAIR and its secret plan to infiltrate Congress poses a threat to national security. Internal memos show the group has aggressively lobbied to kill the USA Patriot Act and other post-9/11 terrorism-fighting measures.

After Haddadi left CAIR, she took a job as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.

However, in 2005, Haddadi left her job as a senior aide to the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, D-Ohio, after it was reported that Haddadi made anti-Jewish remarks on a Northern Virginia mosque's Internet message board.

Haddadi then became a lobbyist for the Center for Community Change, a liberal activist group.

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 Marriott urged to cancel CAIR banquet

Imam who seeks demise of 'filthy' U.S. featured speaker at fundraiser

October 20, 2009    By Art Moore     WorldNetDaily

Imam Siraj Wahhaj

A nonprofit activist group that "alerts Americans about the threat of radical Islam" has launched a campaign to urge a Washington-area hotel to cancel its hosting of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' annual banquet this week, which features a controversial Muslim imam who foresees a violent overthrow of the "filthy" U.S. government assisted by jihad warriors armed with Uzis.

The New York City-based Clarion Fund points out co-keynote speaker Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing investigation, was featured on a panel in 2005 titled, "Replacing the Constitution with the Koran: 'Conquest or Conversion' through Islamic Propagation."

Clarion Fund spokesman Alex Traiman said his group is urging citizens to send a letter to the host hotel, the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va., through a special website.

"The theme of this year's conference is 'Leading the Change,' but we must ask ourselves what 'change' they are leading," said Raphael Shore, founder of the Clarion Fund, producers of the films "Obsession" and "The Third Jihad".

The campaign follows the release of the book "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America," which cites internal documents obtained in an undercover operation that establish CAIR functions as a front group for the terrorist group Hamas and its parent, the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR itself, along with a number of its leaders, was designated an unindicted co-conspirator in the recent prosecution of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, the largest terror-financing case in U.S. history

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Traiman told WND his group – which has 30,000 people on its e-mail list, along with the names of 50,000 people who purchased its film "Obsession" – already has prompted a substantial number of people to write the Arlington hotel.

'We're just a venue'

A spokesman for the Marriott Crystal Gateway, Thom Puccio, told WND, however, the CAIR event would go on Saturday night as planned.

Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va.

"We're simply providing hospitality services as a matter of hotel operations," Puccio said in response to the Clarion campaign. "In no way do we support or endorse any group or individual by virtue of accepting their business. We are simply carrying out our function as a venue provider."

Puccio, the director of sales and marketing, was asked if there is a line the hotel would draw, however, regarding the types of groups it would host. Would it allow the Ku Klux Klan to hold an event, for example?

"I would not comment on that," he said.

"We're just a venue, we're just an option," Puccio continued. "If there are 50 hotels or 100 hotels in the D.C. area, we're just one of those hotels. It's not a matter of supporting anything regarding any of these groups, whether they be associations or corporations. We're simply providing the space for them to hold their events."

But while you wouldn't endorse any group, Puccio was asked further, are there not certain groups you wouldn't want associated with your hotel, such as the KKK?

"I would not comment on that," he said.

The venue for this year's CAIR conference, the Clarion Fund notes, is adjacent to the Pentagon, which was struck in the 9/11 attacks.

As late as last Thursday, CAIR's promotion of the event listed Wahhaj as a keynote speaker along with White House special adviser Dalia Mogahed.

But by Friday, days after the release of "Muslim Mafia," published by WND Books, Mogahed's name was replaced with civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's.

Mogahed, who is traveling, could not be reached. But her assistant, Jason Bough, told WND that as far as he knew, Mogahed was still scheduled to speak Saturday.

Dalia Mogahed

Bough said he had no idea why her name had been replaced with Jackson's.

CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper did not reply to WND's request for clarification and comment.

Mogahed sparked controversy of her own recently when she defended Shariah, or Islamic law, on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist Muslim group, insisting the majority of women around the world associate Shariah with "gender justice."

Mogahed, senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, was appointed to President Obama's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Former Republican Rep. Paul Findley of Illinois, a supporter of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, also will speak, according to CAIR. In the wake of 9/11, Findley blamed the attacks on America's support for Israel. He released a book shortly before 9/11, "Silent No More," that sought to improve the image of Islam in the U.S. He charged President Bush "overreacted" to the 9/11 attacks, and he claimed Americans had been "misled by the American media, which is controlled by the Jewish lobby."

America's 'worst nightmare'

As WND reported, Wahhaj, a regular CAIR fundraiser and a former member of its advisory board, is just one of many Muslim leaders affiliated with the group who have been named or prosecuted in U.S. terrorism-related investigations.

"Muslim Mafia" cites internal documents that show Wahhaj remains heavily involved in CAIR business. At last year's CAIR banquet, Wahhaj led the fundraising, bringing in $210,000 by the end of the night. In 2006, CAIR's national office enlisted him to work with the group's leadership to raise $1 million.

In a videotaped May 8, 1992, sermon obtained by the authors of "Muslim Mafia," titled "Stand up for Justice," Wahhaj makes it clear that, contrary to CAIR's media guide, he believes jihad means "holy war," not merely a "struggle to better oneself."

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 37-year-old Christian woman accused of blasphemy

October 23, 2009    By Michael Carl    2009 WorldNetDaily

A Christian family's home in Pakistan, burned by rampaging Muslims

After waiting behind bars for four months, 37-year-old Asia Bibi of Pakistan stood recently before a judge in Sheikhupura, where she is accused of blaspheming Muhammad for allegedly saying, "Jesus is alive. Muhammad is dead."

She is charged under section 295-C of the Pakistani Criminal Code, which says, "Use of derogatory remarks, etc; in respect of the Holy Prophet. Whoever by words, either spoken or written or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Hole Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine."

Her case, which was continued until another hearing, is typical of a higher level of attacks on Christianity a nation under increasing influence from the Taliban and al-Qaida.

According to sources for Voice of the Martyrs, Bibi was allowed to spend 15 minutes with her husband, Ashiq Masih, their two daughters and the VOM representative before her court appearance.

She told VOM she prays every day at 3 a.m.

"I thank God that the jail administration has good behavior with me. I don't have trouble from them, but I miss my daughters and family. Please arrange my soon release from this jail," she said.

"Asia is strong in her faith," VOM representatives said.

International Christian Concern's Pakistan analyst Jonathan Racho says the penal code is extreme.

"If I say that as a Christian, I don't believe Muhammad is a prophet of God, the state of Pakistan is saying that I should be killed," he said.

"Pakistani law limits my ability to talk about what I believe," he explained. "The Pakistani penal code is literally against the United Nations Charter of Human Rights which says I should have freedom of religious expression."

The ICC Pakistani analyst went a step further, "If anyone communicates the Gospel message in Pakistan, that person is automatically going against the Pakistani state. That's what Pakistan says with their criminal code."

Some nations are attempting to persuade Pakistan to repeal the volatile parts of the criminal code. The U. S. State Department issued a 2008 report that was critical of Pakistan's human rights record, the British Foreign Office has issued statements addressing Pakistan's human rights record and Canada has also come out strongly in favor of strong human rights enforcement.

However, Animesh Roul, the president of the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict in New Delhi, India, said Western nations have a major obstacle in being able to persuade the Pakistani government.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that Pakistan and the other groups vying for control (in Pakistan) don't really want the United States or any Western nation intervening in what they're doing," he said.

The Taliban's fight for control of Pakistan is making relations with Pakistan more difficult. Aaron Mannes of Counterterrorismblog.org believes the situation will only get more turbulent.

"As the number of Taliban-type groups increases, they will continue to leave a string of human rights abuses in their wake against women, those who don't share their world view and religious minorities," he said.

Now the troubled nation even is trying to expand the influence of its blasphemy provisions.

"The Pakistani government is attempting to use the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to further Islam," said Racho. "They want the U.N. to put their blasphemy provision into the U.N.'s charter on human rights."

He warned that ultimately would mean "any nation that subscribes to the U.N. Charter on Human Rights will also have to enforce the blasphemy laws against Muhammad.

"This means that the Gospel will be illegal according to international law,” he said.

Burned, looted home in Korian village (Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement)

According to a statement from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Pakistan has also been debating the adoption of full Islamic law. The Wilson Center's Bhumitra Chakma and the American Enterprise Institute's Michael Rubin only see the Taliban and other groups continuing to gain influence in Pakistan’s internal operations.

Michael Rubin, the AEI's Central Asian expert, said Pakistan quickly is becoming a "human rights cesspool."

He was commenting on another case, involving Pakistani Christian Nadia Iftikhar, 11, who was beaten by her Muslim head teacher.

Racho said the teacher was quoting from a textbook that read, "We are Pakistanis and all of us are Muslims."

Nadia replied that she, too, is Pakistani but is Christian.

"That made the teacher very mad at her. The teacher was so mad that she grabbed a bamboo stick and began thrashing the girl in a very barbarian way," Racho said.

"As she continued to beat the girl the teacher yelled, 'All Pakistanis are Muslims. You are not a Pakistani if you are a Christian!'" he said. "As the teacher continued to savagely beat Nadia, the teacher yelled, 'If you are a Christian, your homeland is in Europe or in America!'"

The ICC Pakistan analyst added that there is a clear implication in the teacher's actions and words. Since the teacher was quoting from an official Pakistani history textbook, the education and legal systems in Pakistan make no room for alternative religious and cultural views.

The 11-year-old is recovering from her injuries.

WND also reported only days ago that a Pakistani judge had released six more suspects in a series of attacks on Christians in Gojra, Pakistan.

The suspects are accused of the murders of 11 Christians and with burning down more than 40 Christian-owned houses in Gojra.

The action follows last month's order by a Lahore judge releasing 13 other suspects in the case.

WND also reported recently when the European Center for Law and Justice filed a petition with the U.N.'s special rapporteur seeking prosecutions in Pakistan for those responsible for the attacks and killings of Christians.

"We have expressed in the strongest terms possible that the Pakistani government must prosecute acts of violence based upon religion," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the organization, as well as the U.S.-based American Center for Law and Justice.

"Christians are being singled out and murdered because of their faith. Only when the Pakistani government effectively prosecutes those responsible for the acts of violence will attacks against Christians end," he said.

The ECLJ is seeking for the U.N. to call on Pakistan to prosecute those guilty of the deadly attacks on Christians, which have claimed the lives of at least 60 Christians in recent years.

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 FBI intercepts documents on Islamic threat to U.S.

Agents enter law office with warrant for evidence on D.C. Muslim group

November 24, 2009    WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – While attorneys representing the co-author of "Muslim Mafia" were preparing late today to honor a federal court order to return documents obtained from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in an independent undercover operation, FBI agents served a warrant on a Washington, D.C., law office for the same documents.

The FBI agents entered the capital law offices of Cozen O'Connor tonight and issued a warrant for thousands of pages of documents as well as audio and video recordings gathered by P. David Gaubatz and his son Chris in a daring and lengthy undercover penetration of CAIR in which the younger Gaubatz served as an unpaid intern for the group that was labeled an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in last year's Holy Land Foundation trial.

CAIR claimed in a lawsuit that Gaubatz removed its papers and made recordings of employees "without any consent or authorization and in violation of his contractual fiduciary and other legal obligations." A federal judge in Washington issued a restraining order Nov. 3 barring the Gaubatzes from further use or publication of the material – 12,000 pages of documents along with audio and video recordings – and demanding that they return it to the Muslim group's lawyers.

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However, last night the FBI stepped in with a warrant, suggesting the agency wants to see the papers and examine the recordings as part of its interest in CAIR and its Hamas terrorist links, including those involving its founding chairman and acting executive director.

Joseph Farah, chief executive officer of WND and its subsidiary, WND Books, who has been raising money for the defense of his author and son, welcomed the FBI's interest in the papers.

"Obviously, we were prepared to honor the court order from Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly," he said.

Kollar-Kotelly – who as head of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court made several controversial decisions against the Bush administration's counterterrorism policies – was criticized recently by many security experts for ruling against the military's designation of a Guantanamo detainee as an enemy combatant, allowing the Obama administration to send him home.

"Now," said Farah, "we will have to confer with the attorneys to determine what happens next. Which takes precedence – a federal court order or an FBI warrant? I trust this will be sorted out in the days to come. Personally, I would like to see these papers in the hands of trained FBI investigators. The revelations raised about CAIR in 'Muslim Mafia' have clearly piqued the agency's interest."

In fact, adds Farah, "I would say the nature of this warrant and the way it was served strongly suggests the FBI doesn't want these documents returned to CAIR – where they were destined to be destroyed in the first place. We have always believed, as the Gaubatzes did, that there is valuable evidence here vital to the nation's security."

The FBI's grand-jury subpoena is intended to preserve the status quo and not intended to require the Gaubatzes' legal counsel to turn over the documents immediately – or before notifying Judge Kollar-Kotelly.

CAIR contends the documents were stolen. David Gaubatz insists the research described in his book, including securing the documents, "was conducted professionally and legally" in cooperation with law enforcement officials. Much of the relevant material is already in the hands of the FBI, he said.

The Gaubatzes are being represented by high-profile First Amendment specialist Martin Garbus, most famous for representing Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case. Garbus is teamed with Bernard Grimm of Cozen O'Connor in Washington and Daniel Horowitz in the San Francisco Bay area. Horowitz, a frequent TV legal analyst, represented talk-radio host Michael Savage in his lawsuit against CAIR. Grimm also is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel, CNN and Court TV.

In Gaubatz's book, "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America," he and co-author Paul Sperry present firsthand evidence CAIR is acting as a front for a well-funded conspiracy of the Muslim Brotherhood – the parent of al-Qaida and Hamas – to infiltrate the U.S. and help pave the way for Saudi-style Islamic law to rule the nation.

In the lawsuit, however, CAIR, a self-described Muslim civil-rights group, does not defend itself against the book's claims.

The FBI cut off ties to CAIR in January after the group was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case in Texas, the largest terrorism-finance case in U.S. history. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and other senators have called for a government-wide ban on CAIR.

Garbus told WND he believes Americans have an interest in exposure of the CAIR documents, because they are relevant to federal law enforcement officials' concerns about the group's ties to terrorist operatives that threaten the nation's security.

"The more information you have, the better able you are to form a judgment about the organization," he said.

Garbus said the Gaubatz lawsuit has similarities to his defense of legal author and CNN commentator Jeffrey Toobin, who allegedly violated a confidentiality agreement with Iran-Contra investigator Lawrence E. Walsh in the early 1990s when he published a book about his experience as a member of the prosecution team. Garbus won the case on First Amendment grounds.

CAIR alleges Chris Gaubatz signed a confidentiality agreement when he worked as an intern for six months, but Gaubatz denies it, and CAIR reportedly says it has no copy of any agreement.

In any event, Horowitz says CAIR has bigger things to worry about: "If a grand jury hears even half of what is in the 'Muslim Mafia,' CAIR will be destroyed and its leaders could face massive prison terms."

If you are a member of the media and would like to interview WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah or "Mulsim Mafia" co-author P. David Gaubatz about this story, e-mail press@wnd.com.

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 - God will not send an Army of Angels to defeat Islamist Terror;  He sent you and me instead.

You men, do you have the strength to stand and fight for your families, for this nation, for Christ.  Christianity founded this nation, it is our duty to stand against this Islamist terror, against the jihadist and the Marxist that pervade all aspects of our school systems, that are encouraging our children to hate the very nation that nourishes us all.

It is our duty to stand against the jihadist and the Marxist that have wormed their way into even the major parts of our government.  They are hidden in government positions when they can remain anonymous, yet where they have great influence on the daily function of our lives.   We must rout and destroy them or they will destroy us.

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Muslim women told: For family's sake, commit suicide
Honor killers avoid prison by forcing victims to take own lives

March 29, 2009    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

Turkey's crackdown on the practice of honor killing has resulted in unintended consequences – instead of being murdered by a close male relative for bringing dishonor to their families, Muslim women are being pressured to commit suicide.

And the numbers of "honor suicides" are soaring, reported the UK's Independent.

Despite a 2005 change in the nation's penal code requiring a mandatory life sentence for honor killers, the number of women killed by male relatives is at a record level – more than 200 a year, half of all murders committed in Turkey. But it is that change in the law that has given rise to the growing phenomenon of women taking their own lives. Prior to 2005, killers were able to receive reduced sentences by claiming provocation.

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Elif, 18, from Batman in southeast Turkey, was told by her father she must kill herself so he would not be sent to prison for murdering her after she refused an offer of an arranged marriage with an older man.

"I loved my father so much, I was ready to commit suicide for him even though I hadn't done anything wrong," she said. "But I just couldn't go through with it. I love life too much."

The young woman was forced to flee and go into hiding. Her uncles and other relatives have been hunting her for the past eight months, even conducting an armed raid of a women's shelter where she had been.

"I managed to escape," said Elif. "When I was at school, a few girls I knew were killed by their families in the name of honor – one of them for simply receiving a text message from a boy."

In her hometown of Batman – nicknamed "Suicide City" – 75 percent of all suicides are committed now by women.

"I think most of these suicide cases are forced. There are just too many of them, it's too suspicious. But they're almost impossible to investigate," said Mustafa Peker, Batman's chief prosecutor.

Pekar said a woman's fate is usually determined by a family council where the alleged dishonor is discussed and the penalty pronounced. If the woman is to be killed, the youngest family member is frequently ordered to carry out the murder on the belief he will be treated more leniently by the courts. Woman ordered to take their own lives are usually locked in a room with a noose, a gun or rat poison until the deed is done.

Honor killers who are caught and convicted find themselves incarcerated with many others who've committed the same crime, said Mehmet, who was ordered by his family to kill his stepmother and her lover when he was 17.

"There were many other 'honor killers' in prison and we were treated with respect, even by the prison guards," Mehmet said.

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 Taliban executes 2 Christians - Believers were protesting demand they accept Islam

Posted: April 25, 2009     WorldNetDaily

Taliban Islamic radicals have attacked a community of Christians, executing two of them following a rally that protested Muslim graffiti in their neighborhood that ordered them to accept Islam or die, according to an international Christian organization.

The attack in Pakistan follows only by days an expansion of the territory occupied by the Islamic Taliban members.

The report from International Christian Concern said it happened in Taseer Town in Karachi.

The organization, which reaches out to persecuted Christians around the world, said it was told by Asif Stephen, a Christian politician, that the Christians protesting the Islamic slogans say: "We were protesting peacefully and all of sudden, a few militants carrying the latest weapons rushed in. Some of the attackers entered homes and pillaged money and jewelry and abused the women and burned their properties. The elderly were injured and one child fell to the ground and died in my friend's arms."

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ICC said it got reports that Taliban militants went door to door, breaking into Christian homes and dragging the elderly and the women out into the street by their hair.

"The Taliban leaders shouted, 'You infidels have to convert to Islam or die. Why did you wash up warnings inscribed on walls of church and home doors? How dare you to take out procession against Taliban?'"

The terrorists used clubs, iron rods and whips in their attacks, and set homes on fire, ICC said.

"When two Christians resisted, the militants killed them execution-style directly in front of their families. The identity of those killed has not yet been confirmed," ICC said.

A report in AsiaNews said seven suspects were arrested in the attack.

"The Pakistani government has created an opening for terrorists to attack Christians indiscriminately by acceding to their demands in the Swat Valley," said Jeremy Sewall, ICC's director for advocacy.

"Formerly, Christians in the major cities of Pakistan experienced discrimination, but up till now they had not had to fear threats of forced conversion or execution on a wide scale. This attack is a harbinger of worse to come if the Pakistani government continues to cower in the face of Muslim radicals," he said.

The Christians had been protesting because on Monday residents of Taseer Town in Karachi awakened to find pro-Taliban messages chalked onto the walls of two churches.

The message included, "Long Live the Taliban," "Talibanization is our goal" and "Embrace Islam or Prepare to Die."

The Christians staged a protest to try to attract the attention of local government officials, but they did not respond, leaving the door open to the physical attack and executions, AsiaNews reported.

According to a report in the Christian Post, Taliban members also burned shops and churches, leaving dozens more injured.

On the Chowk website, which is set up for volunteer reporters to document their experiences, a statement described the attack as "well-organized and [with] heavy firearms."

"More than 100 masked Taliban intruded in Taseer Colony and attacked Christians with heavy machine guns," the report said. "They [the attackers] said, 'You infidels have to convert to Islam or die. … How you dare to take out procession against Taliban?"

The report said the Pakistan Christian Congress already was seeking help from the United Nations in New York.
 

 Mosque's Imam is a Prison Chaplin

May 22, 2009 -- By PERRY CHIARAMONTE and JENNIFER FERMINO

The imam of the Newburgh mosque where the Bronx-plot terror cell was organized has worked for more than 20 years in the New York state prison system converting inmates to Islam -- and was hired by the radical Muslim chaplain banned for praising the 9/11 hijackers.

Imam Salahuddin Muhammad is the spiritual leader of the Masjid Al-Ikhlas, the Newburgh mosque where the four terrorist wannabes met.

Muhammad also has worked as a prison chaplain at Fishkill Correctional Facility since 1985 -- where alleged Bronx terrorist James Cromitie was imprisoned in 1991.

Muhammad was recruited to work in the prison system by the controversial Warith Deen Umar, who was booted after he reportedly said Muslims "secretly admire" the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Muhammad converted to Islam when he was in prison, said Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem, who has known Muhammad for 20 years. Muhammad served 12 years for robbery, according to a 2003 report in The Wall Street Journal.

Muhammad, who also serves as a chaplain at Bard College, yesterday dismissed his connection to Umar, who was regarded as one of the most influential Muslim clerics in the vast state prison system.

"This brother has his own mind," Muhammad said. "We're not teaching hatred. I love this country."

He said he only knew one of the four plotters, Cromitie, by sight. He said he never met the other three accused.

"I don't teach that stuff," said Muhammad.

But Muhammad is not without controversy.

During a stint as chaplain at the prison in Beacon, Muhammad, a Sunni, sowed division within Islam by referring to Shia convicts who adhered to another branch of the Islamic faith as "infiltrators and snitches" during his Friday sermons, according to prisoner complaints reported in the Journal in 2003.

Umar worked for 25 years in the prison system as a chaplain and boasted that they were the "perfect recruitment and training ground for radicalism and the Islamic religion."

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 Hamas executes suspected Fatah traitors in Gaza
Matthew Kalman, Chronicle Foreign Service

Thursday, January 22, 2009

(01-22) 04:00 PST Ramallah, West Bank --

As Israel's last troops left the Gaza Strip Wednesday, Hamas officials conceded that they are executing Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel during the three-week invasion.

In the West Bank, Fatah officials said at least 19 of its members have been executed and many more brutally tortured. Gaza residents say Hamas is using schools and other public buildings in Gaza City, and the towns of Khan Yunis and Rafah as detention centers to interrogate members of Fatah, their political rivals. They said three men have been blinded during questioning and more than 60 have been shot in the legs as punishment.

"They are committing human rights violations in a very brutal manner," Mahmoud Habbash, Palestinian Authority minister of social welfare said in Ramallah. "Not only did Israel perpetrate war crimes, but Hamas also has been targeting innocent Palestinians."

'Kisses to Israeli warplanes'
A leaflet distributed by the Fatah military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, pleaded with Hamas to "respect the blood of the Palestinian martyrs" and urged them to stop pursuing Fatah members in Gaza. The leaflet said Hamas has arrested hundreds of Fatah members since the cease-fire and has threatened to shoot anyone who refuses to surrender.

While Fatah leaders in the West Bank also accused Hamas of stealing U.N. aid convoys, Hamas officials denounced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement for collaborating with Israel and said they no longer recognized his authority since his term officially ended on Jan. 9.

In Damascus, Moussa Abu Marzook, the Hamas deputy political leader, told reporters that senior Fatah officials had "distributed candy celebrating the Gaza offensive, sent kisses to Israeli warplanes" and "guided these planes to their targets." Admitting that suspected collaborators were being executed in Gaza, Abu Marzook said "many people from the former Palestinian Authority viewed the Israeli offensive as an opportunity to rise to power again" in Gaza.

Bitter rivals
Hamas and Fatah have been bitter rivals since June 2007, when Hamas ousted Fatah from Gaza after launching a bloody coup against the Abbas government. About 400 Fatah supporters were killed and many others badly maimed.

Since the 23-day Israeli assault on Gaza ended in a cease-fire Sunday, Hamas has repeatedly accused Abbas of backing Israel and has branded him a traitor and collaborator. On the first day of the invasion on Dec. 27, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal called on Palestinians in the West Bank to overthrow the Abbas government in a "quiet intifada." More recently, Mohammed Al-Ghoul, Hamas justice minister, said Abbas should be put on trial for conspiring against the Palestinian people "in full coordination with the Israeli occupation."

Ihab Ghissin, a spokesman for the Hamas Ministry of Interior in Gaza, confirmed the arrest of Fatah activists. "We have managed to capture a number of collaborators who are now being questioned for their role in aiding the Zionist aggression," he told reporters in Gaza City.

Fatah officials have dismissed the accusations of spying for Israel, pointing out that Abbas has described Israel's three-week offensive as "barbaric and criminal." On Tuesday, Abbas backed an Arab League statement that accused Israel of war crimes. On Wednesday, a Fatah flyer calling West Bank residents to attend mass rallies today to condemn the invasion said "Israeli aggression did not distinguish between Palestinian factions."

David Makovsky, director of the Washington Institute's Project on the Middle East Peace Process, says Hamas has been hurling spy accusations at Fatah since the takeover of Gaza.

"It's clearly more palatable to Hamas to accuse Fatah of collaborating with Israel than to openly admit their desire for raw power over Gaza," said Makovsky.

Hamas proof
But Hamas legislator Salah Bardaweel said he has proof that Fatah helped Israel assassinate security chief Said Siam, commander of the 15,000-strong Hamas Executive Force militia. Siam was killed along with his brother and another senior security official in an air strike last week. Bardaweel said Fatah informants reported directly to Abbas officials in the West Bank.

"We had arrested a number of them prior to the Israeli assault, and we found them with plans showing homes of Hamas' leaders, and places where Hamas stores its weapons. They have admitted their guilt and told us names of their masters, who would, in turn, inform the Israeli intelligence ... to facilitate the Israeli mission," said Bardaweel.

In Gaza City, Fatah activists told spine-chilling stories of retribution.

Relatives of Abed al-Gharabli, a former Fatah security officer who spent 12 years in an Israeli prison, said he was kidnapped by a group of Hamas militiamen who shot him in both legs after severely torturing him.

Ziad Abu Hayeh, a Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade commander, is reported to have been blinded after being abducted from his home in Khan Yunis by Hamas gunmen.

In other cases, Fatah supporters were simply shot in the legs - a favored Hamas tactic during the 2007 coup that drove Fatah out of Gaza.

The crackdown suggests it will not be easy to bring Hamas and Fatah together in a national unity government that many observers believe is the only way to lift international sanctions against Gaza and ensure the speedy flow of goods to a population in desperate need of aid. The European Union has said it will not give reconstruction funds to Hamas, only to the Abbas government.


E-mail Matthew Kalman at foreign@sfchronicle.com.

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