ON-LINE PETITION HAS ALREADY GATHERED MORE THAN 10,000 REGISTERED SIGNATURES
by John Charlton
(Nov. 3, 2009) — Evidence and accusations that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has placed agents in the offices of Congress, has sparked the founder of ACT! for America to petition for a federal investigation of CAIR.
ACT! for America is a political advocacy organization founded by Brigitte Gabriel, a journalist who grew up in the Middle East and who knows first-hand the nature of the Islamic religion.
Her organization describes itself thus:
ACT! for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America. We are committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam.
In the shoot-out in Michigan last week involved, one of the shooters killed had known ties to CAIR. But the more troubling evidence and accusations are contained in a new book, The Muslim Mafia, featured in news articles at World Net Daily.
CAIR, it is alleged, is an octopus-.like organization which serves to foster, defend, and organize the Islamicization of the United States.
The petition proposed by ACT! for America, reads in full:
We Call on the U.S. Government to Conduct an Immediate and Thorough Investigation into the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the Interest of National Security
We are GREATLY CONCERNED about past and ongoing activities by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and look to our U.S. Government to immediately commence a thorough investigation into the organization, including its leadership, affiliates and activities.
We REMIND our elected officials that CAIR has documented ties to the terrorist organization Hamas and that CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial (a trial that ended with guilty verdicts on 108 counts of funneling $12 million to Hamas).
We REMIND our elected officials that CAIR has individuals either under its current or former employ, or as its affiliates, who have direct ties to terrorism both in the U.S. and abroad: such as Nihad Awad, CAIR’s current national executive director, who participated in a meeting about how to disguise payments to Hamas terrorists as charity; Abdurahman Alamoudi, a CAIR director who is now serving 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism; and Omar M. Ahmad, CAIR’s founder and former chairman, who was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case, to name but a few examples.
We are deeply CONCERNED at recent reports that CAIR has worked to undermine U.S. law enforcement by tipping off suspected terrorists under investigation, and by directing Muslim-Americans to not cooperate with the F.B.I.
We are DISMAYED that, despite these facts, CAIR continues to be the primary group consulted by both media and government agencies with regard to the Muslim-American community.
In the name of true transparency, therefore, we REQUEST that Congress and the Administration support the following investigative actions:
- The U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE share with each member of the U.S. Congress an executive summary of the findings that led them to name CAIR as a co-conspirator in a terrorism case.
- The House Sergeant at Arms work with all Members of Congress and their top staff, particularly those Members who sit on the House Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Committees, to perform background checks on staff under their employ, considering evidence that CAIR has strategically worked to place staffers there.
- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service perform a full and thorough investigation into the business activities of CAIR, specifically their lobbying activities, to judge if they are in violation of their federal non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Further, we REJECT all attempts by CAIR to discredit those who call for a formal investigation into their organization by falsely arguing such action is “anti-Muslim.” This has been an oft-used distraction tactic of theirs, and it is time it came to an end. This issue is about CAIR and only CAIR.
We REMIND our elected officials that their primary responsibility to our nation’s citizens is to PROTECT AND DEFEND, and we therefore URGE them to take immediate action on this matter.
ACT! for America is collecting signatures on-line, and will present the petition to key members of Congress and the Federal Government.
Brigitte Gabriel is the author of They Must Be Stopped, an impassioned plea to defend American against Islamic terrorists and their goal of world domination, as well as of Because They Hate, an autobiographical account of the hatred promoted by Muslims in the Middle East towards Christians, Jews, and other non-muslims.