Kerry lobbied UAE to drop CAIR from terror list

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Michael F. Haverluck (

Obama and Kerry with ArabsWhen serving under the Obama administration, Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied on behalf of two highly questionable Islamic organizations to get the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to remove them from its list of terrorist groups.

Both of the groups – which have had great influence on President Barack Obama’s domestic and foreign policy concerning its handling of Islam and terrorism during his time in office – are based in Washington, D.C., and have posed a major concern for national security.

“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas – and the Muslim American Society (MAS) are two of 83 groups on the UAE’s list because of their connections to the Muslim Brotherhood,” WND reported. “The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) reported Kerry authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobby on behalf of CAIR and MAS, which were designated terrorist organizations on Nov. 16, 2014, along with groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida.”

Advocating domestic terrorists?

Just days after the UAE unleashed its terrorist list to help fight jihad in the global war on terror, a State Department spokesman insisted that there is no connection between CAIR and MAS and terrorism.

“[The State Department does not] consider CAIR or MAS to be terrorist groups, [but we’re] seeking more information from UAE about its decision,” the spokesman impressed, according to WND. “As part of our routine engagement with a broad spectrum of faith-based organizations, a range of U.S. government officials have met with officials of CAIR and MAS. We at the State Department regularly meet with a wide range of faith-based groups to hear their views – even if some of their views expressed at times are controversial.”

The statement made by Kerry’s agency deeply troubled the investigative group.

“[The State Department spokesman’s explanation] had effectively affirmed the Obama administration policy of embracing radical Islamist groups under the euphemism of calling them ‘faith-based groups,'” the IPT stated.

Despite Obama’s and Kerry’s unconditional defense of CAIR, much evidence indicates that preparing for jihad plays an integral part in the groups’ operations in America.

“While CAIR regards itself as a civil-rights organization, according to evidence entered in the terror-financing case, it was founded by figures associated with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood – the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into an Islamic state,” WND’s Art Moore explained. “More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.”

As for the other group, MAS, it reportedly has deep connections with the Muslim Brotherhood – the same terrorist group that Obama helped depose longstanding American and Israeli ally Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt at the beginning of the Arab Spring that saw militant Islamic leadership return to the North African nation.

“The Muslim American Society was formed as the Muslim Brotherhood’s overt arm in the United States,” Moore added. “Co-founder Abdurrahman Alamoudi is serving a 23-year prison sentence for engaging in illegal transactions with Libya and facilitating a Libyan plot to assassinate then-Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.”

Inviting the enemy

IPT notes that the Obama administration frequently invited leaders from CAIR and other militant Islamic organizations to the White House, even though overwhelming proof exists that links CAIR to Hamas and other jihadist groups. It further stated that the State Department’s top officials, along with the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), met with CAIR, which urged the U.S. agencies to coerce the UAE to drop them from its terrorist list.

“The two American Muslim organizations and the U.S. government pledged to work together to achieve a positive solution to the UAE designations,” IPT stated in press release dated December 22, 2014, according to WND. “[This] sordid episode of going to bat for a Hamas-support organization is emblematic of the larger problem of the Obama administration’s inability to pinpoint the heart of the impasse between the Palestinians and the Israelis as unceasing Palestinian terrorism, continued Palestinian subsidies paid to terrorist families, incendiary glorification of terrorists who kill Jews, and massive anti-Semitic incitement in Palestinian schools and media.”

It is noted that Kerry’s response to a letter he was issued from CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad back on May 5, 2015, kicked off his lobbying efforts for the Muslim group.

“Let me reiterate, first, that the U.S. government clearly does not consider CAIR to be a terrorist organization,” Kerry wrote in his reply letter. “As your letter noted, the Department of State rejected this allegation immediately after the UAE designations were announced in November, and we will continue to do so. [U.S. officials] have raised the issue of CAIR’s inclusion on the UAE’s terror list with UAE officials on multiple occasions.”

According to IPT, part of Kerry’s letter is posted on CAIR’s website, however, sources indicated that an understanding was reached between the State Department and CAIR at the time to keep the arrangement under wraps so that Kerry would not be publicly embarrassed for his involvement.

“[Regarding CAIR’s numerous ties to Hamas and other unsavory aspects of its record, Kerry had good reason to believe that the letter could cause a public relations disaster for him,” IPT stated.

In the end, all of Kerry’s attempts on behalf of CAIR and MAS to remove them from the UAE’s terror warning list were futile.

“When the UAE list was published, CAIR, attempting to avoid a public relations disaster, published a FAQ attacking the UAE as a ‘politically authoritarian regime,’” Moore informed. “At one time, however, CAIR apparently had a good relationship with the UAE. In 2006, Awad and CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper led a delegation on a fundraising trip to the Gulf state, seeking millions of dollars from UAE donors. A cable obtained by the IPT through the Freedom of Information Act show that CAIR officials met with top UAE leaders and attended an evening reception ‘in honor of the CAIR group’ hosted by a top presidential adviser.”

Establishing an enduring and influential presence for the Islamic groups within the U.S. has been a priority for the Obama Administration

“UAE press has reported that Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al-Makhtoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, ‘has endorsed a proposal to build a property in the U.S. to serve as an endowment for CAIR,'” the cable read, noting that CAIR was already the recipient of a considerable amount of monetary support from a number of wealthy UAE donors, which includes one who previously pledged $1 million to CAIR.

CAIR a front for the Muslim Brotherhood

Wiretapping evidence provided by the FBI – obtained from the terrorist-funding Holy Land Foundation case – indicates that CAIR’s parent organization was founded during a meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia in October 1993, when CAIR Executive Director Awad attended. Proof was divulged showing that the group derived from a need to provide a “media twinkle” to the Islamic leaders’ agenda to support jihad beyond U.S. borders, while simultaneously institutionalizing Islamic law in America.

“While CAIR has complained of the unindicted co-conspirator designation, a federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided ‘ample evidence’ to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group has been involved in ‘a conspiracy to support Hamas,’” Moore explained. “In 2008, the FBI cut off official contact with CAIR, citing evidence from the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial which documented the connections between CAIR and its founders to Hamas. In a lawsuit CAIR filed in 2009 against an undercover investigative team that published evidence of CAIR’s ties to Islamic jihad, the group alleged its reputation was harmed, and it sought damages in court. But a federal court in Washington determined CAIR failed to present a single fact showing it had been harmed, and the organization gave up that specific claim against former federal investigator Dave Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz.”

CAIR’s evasive language – to stay out of detection as a militant Islamic group – was implied by a federal court.

“[CAIR has been] frustratingly unclear as to the injuries at issue for each of the claims,” the U.S. District Court in Washington declared in a May 27, 2014 ruling. “[CAIR speaks] in broad generalizations, asserting injuries and damages and proximate cause across multiple counts and multiple Plaintiffs.”

With numerous news reports confirming that public school at all levels have implemented curricula indoctrinating students to embrace the Islamic Sharia law in a positive light, it does not come as a surprise that the adoption of Islamic laws in America is a major objective in America.

“CAIR leaders have made statements affirming the aim of establishing Islamic rule in the United States,” Moore affirmed.

He went on to recount the numerous run-ins WND and other conservative and watchdog groups have had with CAIR for exposing their fundamentalist Islamic agenda.

“The Islamic organization long had accused WND and others of ‘smearing’ the Muslim group by citing a newspaper account of CAIR founder Omar Ahmad telling Muslims in Northern California in 1998 that they were in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country,” Moore explained. “But WND caught CAIR falsely claiming that it had contacted the paper and had ‘sought a retraction,’ insisting Ahmad never made the statement. In a telephone conversation with WND in 2003, CAIR’s communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, insisted someone from CAIR’s California affiliate made the contact with the paper. When confronted with the fact that the newspaper’s editors had told WND that CAIR had not contacted them and that the reporter stood by the story, Hooper abruptly ended the call, saying: ‘If you are going to use distortions, I can’t stop you; it’s a free country. Have a nice day.’ Minutes later, however, Hooper called back and said he wanted to change his statement to say, ‘We will seek a retraction, and we have spoken to the reporter about it in the past.’”

According to an interview Hooper had with the Minneapolis Star Tribune back in 1993, he shared his desire to overturn the system of government in the America to make room for an Islamic state to take over.

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” Hooper told the daily. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

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