Trump to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Organization

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A bill that enjoys bipartisan support is already making its way through Congress. YOU can help speed up that process.

Donald Trump will work to pass legislation designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, said Walid Phares, a foreign policy advisor for the president-elect.

Speaking to the Egyptian news outlet Youm7, Phares said the legislation, which was already approved by the House Judiciary Committee earlier this year and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was held up due to the Obama administration’s support of the group.

Clarion Project spearheaded a campaign to educate legislators and move the bill forward over the past year. The bill currently has bipartisan support.

See below for a list of senators and representatives and their stance on the bill and what you can do to move the bill forward.

In November of 2015, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the bill, which identifies three Brotherhood entities in the U.S. including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“We have to stop pretending that the Brotherhood are not responsible for the terrorism they advocate and finance … We have to see it for what it is: a key international organization dedicated to waging violent jihad,” Cruz told the Washington Free Beacon at the time.

You can read Clarion’s thorough rebuttal of the Brotherhood’s purported “non-violence” policy here.

The bill included is an unprecedented opportunity to educate members of Congress about the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in terrorism. It reviews the Brotherhood’s terrorist history and how it is banned by the governments of Egypt, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Syria. Egypt released videos showing the Brotherhood’s involvement in terrorism and the Egyptian government’s website warns about the Brotherhood lobby in the United States.

The bill also outlines how the Brotherhood is linked to CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

The U.S. designated the Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing—Hamas— in 1997, but the group a whole is allowed to operate in the U.S.

You can tell your representatives to support the legislation in less than one minute by using our online form.

Original Article: Clarion Porject

CAIR Must Stand Trial in D.C. for Massive Fraud

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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously reversed a trial court’s ruling dismissing a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The result of the appellate court’s ruling [1]is that CAIR National, operating out of the District of Columbia, must stand trial and allow a jury to hear all of the evidence of the massive fraud and attempted cover up carried out by CAIR and perpetrated against hundreds of CAIR fraud victims.

In January of last year, Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging that CAIR defrauded hundreds of Muslim and non-Muslim clients, issued a shocking ruling when he summarily dismissed the lawsuit, which was brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Immediately, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) and the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi appealed, asking the D.C. Circuit to reverse Judge Friedman and reinstate the plaintiffs’ claims against CAIR.

The appellate court heard oral arguments in February of this year, and issued its unanimous ruling today.

David Yerushalmi, lead counsel for the five plaintiffs in the two consolidated cases alleging that CAIR hired a fake lawyer who defrauded the CAIR clients, explained the decisiveness of the appellate court’s ruling:

“The Court of Appeals not only unanimously reversed the trial court, sending the case back for a jury trial, but it carefully went through each fact we argued Judge Friedman either dismissed out-of-hand or ignored completely to justify his clearly erroneous ruling, explaining further why each fact supports our claims against CAIR.”

CAIR, a self-described Muslim public interest law firm, was previously named as a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the federal criminal trial and conviction of a terrorist funding cell organized around one of the largest Muslim charities, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). HLF raised funds for violent jihad on behalf of Hamas, and top CAIR officials were part of the conspiracy. In addition, several of CAIR’s top executives have been convicted of terror-related crimes. As a result, the FBI publicly announced that it has terminated any outreach activities with the national organization, which bills itself as “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.”

The pending lawsuits allege that Morris Days, the “Resident Attorney” and “Manager for Civil Rights” at the now defunct CAIR-MD/VA chapter in Herndon, Virginia, was in fact not an attorney and that he failed to provide legal services for clients who came to CAIR for legal representation. As alleged, CAIR knew of this fraud and purposefully conspired with Days to keep the CAIR clients from discovering that their legal matters were being mishandled or not handled at all. Furthermore, the complaints allege that according to CAIR internal documents, there were hundreds of victims of the CAIR fraud scheme.

According to court documents, CAIR knew or should have known that Days was not a lawyer when it hired him. But, like many criminal organizations, things got worse when CAIR officials were confronted with clear evidence of Days’ fraudulent conduct. Rather than come clean and attempt to rectify past wrongs, CAIR conspired with its Virginia Chapter to conceal and further the fraud.

To this end, CAIR officials purposefully concealed the truth about Days from their clients, law enforcement, the Virginia and D.C. state bar associations, and the media. When CAIR did get irate calls from clients about Days’ failure to provide competent legal services, CAIR fraudulently deceived their clients about Days’ relationship to CAIR, suggesting he was never actually employed by CAIR, and even concealing the fact that CAIR had fired him once some of the victims began threatening to sue.

While Judge Friedman agreed that Days and CAIR’s Virginia chapter were liable for fraud, he concluded, after improperly weighing the evidence, that CAIR National in D.C., the named defendant in the lawsuit, was not responsible for Days’ fraudulent conduct. The appeals court, however, found that Judge Friedman was wrong on each and every fact raised by the plaintiffs, concluding, contrary to Judge Friedman, that each fact supports finding a direct relationship between CAIR National and Days.

David Yerushalmi, who is also AFLC’s co-founder and senior counsel, remarked:

“CAIR engaged in a massive criminal fraud in which literally hundreds of CAIR clients have been victimized. In his ruling, Judge Friedman inexplicably ignored material facts that establish CAIR National’s liability and then engaged in a transparently disingenuous ‘weighing’ of the factual evidence he did address, which is patently improper when evaluating cross-motions for summary judgment. We are thankful that the appeals court has rectified the trial court’s errors. Now, at long last, our clients will go before a jury and get their day in court.”

Robert Muise, co-founder and senior counsel of AFLC, added,

“This ruling is a significant victory. Not only does it reinstate our claims against CAIR, but it makes plain that we have an incredibly strong case to present to a jury. In short, CAIR has no way out. It is a fraudulent organization, and we will get a chance to prove that to a jury.”
Original Article: Pamela Geller

Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know About the Council on American Islamic Relations

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The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), perhaps imprudently, placed itself at the forefront of media coverage on the Muslim killing spree in San Bernardino. In effort to peddle politically expedient myths like “workplace violence,” CAIR desperately tried to displace blame and de-link the self-evident connection of Islam with the Syed Farook’s lethal motivations.

The Islamic lobbying group was so eager to exonerate Islam that it featured and counseled the murderer’s family in its press conference. Naturally, social media lit up with incredulity:

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Here are 5 things you need to know about the Council on American Islamic Relations:

1. CAIR is listed as a terrorist group by foreign governments.

Surprisingly, Arab governments are willing to admit what the Obama administration is not: CAIR is not just a lobbying group, but an organization that fosters and promotes radicalism and perhaps even terrorism.

“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was one of 82 groups around the world designated terrorist organizations by the United Arab Emirates, placing it in the company of Al Qaeda, Islamic State, and others,” reports Fox News.

“[The list is] a clear message to the world about the UAE’s stance against terrorism, extremism and fanaticism, focusing on and putting a cordon around all subversive entities that seek to undermine the security and stability of the state and seeks to protect the community from extremist ideology,” declared a senior Emirates official.

The UAE is unequivocal in its stance against CAIR. “We cannot accept incitement or [terror] funding when we look at some of these organizations. For many countries, the definition of terror is that you have to carry a weapon and terrorize people. For us, it’s far beyond that. We cannot tolerate even the smallest and tiniest amount of terrorism,” stated UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

CAIR has been placed between a rock and a hard place as a result of the UAE’s unwavering denouncement of its activities. “The designation of CAIR by a Muslim Arab country puts the organization in a difficult spot. CAIR cannot attack the UAE as bigoted Islamophobes, as is its usual strategy with its critics,” explains The Clarion Project, an anti-extremist non profit organization.

2. CAIR is cozy with the Obama administration.

The U.S. based pro-Muslim group “enjoys close ties with the Obama administration,” according to Fox News. “[CAIR] has held hundreds of meeting with White House officials on a wide range of community issues and has sought to present itself as a mainstream Muslim organization.”

When CAIR dispatched its robust legal and PR task force to publicize and sensationalize the fake news story of Ahmed “The Clock Kid,” President Obama took the bait, inviting the now disgruntled Qatari resident to the White House.

Even the Emiratis are dumbfounded by the Obama administration’s sycophancy. “The noise (by) some Western organizations over the UAE’s terrorism list originates in groups that are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and many of them work on incitement and creating an environment of extremism,” suggested UAE State Foreign Affairs Minister Anwar Gargash. The Foreign Affairs Minister insisted that CAIR is indeed part and parcel of the Muslim Brotherhood lobby.

3. CAIR is directly connected to Hamas.

Hamas, the Islamic Palestinian death cult, or as Obama calls them Israel’s “partners in peace,” is perhaps the most well-known terrorist group in the world, behind ISIS and al-Qaeda.

The Muslim jihadist regime has run roughshod over Gaza since it seized power in 2005 after Palestinians first held a fully democratic election. Financed and trained by Iran, Hamas is the prime instigator of violence against Israeli citizens, firing unguided rockets at densely populated civilian centers in Israel.

Unsurprisingly, CAIR is essentially an offshoot of the terror group. In fact, Hamas “indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight,” according to National Review. “In 1994, CAIR head Nihad Awad publicly declared his support for Hamas; the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas front group, contributed $5,000 to CAIR; in turn, CAIR exploited the 9/11 attacks to raise money for HLF; and, this past August, demonstrators at a CAIR-sponsored rally in Florida proclaimed ‘We are Hamas!’”

4. Federal prosecutors have investigated CAIR for alleged criminal activity, filing lawsuits against the lobbying group.

According to National Review, “Federal prosecutors in 2007 named CAIR (along with two other Islamic organizations) as ‘unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint venturers’ in a criminal conspiracy to support Hamas financially. In 2008, the FBI ended contacts with CAIR because of concern about its continuing terrorist ties.”

In addition, CAIR’s individuals members have been involved in terrorism and other jihadist enterprises. “At least seven board members or staff at CAIR have been arrested, denied entry to the U.S., or were indicted on or pled guilty to (or were convicted of) terrorist charges: Siraj Wahhaj, Bassem Khafagi, Randall (“Ismail”) Royer, Ghassan Elashi, Rabih Haddad, Muthanna Al-Hanooti, and Nabil Sadoun,” reports National Review.

5. CAIR has launched a jihad of censorship against human rights activists, women’s rights advocates, and liberal Islamic reformers.

CAIR is notorious for its witch hunts, tracking down and blacklisting anyone who dares to criticize the very idea of Islamic theology. The group’s main tactic is verbal slander. Black feminist and ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a frequent target of CAIR’s vitriol, despite her lived experience as a victim of forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

The group’s jihad against dissent is a time-honed ritual. “As reliably happens when CAIR plays its tired ‘Islamophobia’ card, universities across the nation cower — especially universities with active Muslim Students Association chapters,” notes National Review.

In fact, CAIR vehemently opposed the release of the women’s rights advocacy film, Honor Diaries, on the basis that it was “Islamophobic.” For anybody with a beating heart, the film Honor Diaries should not be controversial.

“Honor Diaries is an important film that explores the brutality and systematic inequality faced by women in Muslim-majority societies. It features both believing Muslim women, like Dr. Qanta Ahmed (whose compelling essay about the film was published here at National Review Online yesterday), and former Muslims like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the renowned author and human-rights activist,” explains National Review. “The purpose of Honor Diaries is to empower women by shining a light on the hardships they endure — including “honor” killings (i.e., murders over the perception of having brought shame to the family by violating Islamic norms), beatings, genital mutilation, forced marriage — particularly of young girls – and restrictions on movement, education, and economic opportunity. The film highlights authentic Muslim moderates struggling against the dead-end of Islamic supremacism.”

Original Article: The Daily Wire