The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is continuing to buy Washington, D.C. An internal CAIR memo from 2007 shows an expenditure of $50,000 to, perhaps, place, or attempt to place, two interns inside Congress.
From Dave Gaubatz' website, a memo titled CAIR National 2007 Action Plan:
Gaubatz translates "Fellowship" and "fellows" into "interns." As I was looking around for more information, I found a Facebook page - Congressional Muslim Staffers Association. The association shows 4 members of an executive board, with two "staffers" in the House and two in the Senate:
The Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA) is composed of Muslim staffers in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Library of Congress, Congressional Budget Office, and the Capitol Hill Police.Under the guise of Muslim Americans living freely in our society, America's republic is being dismantled minute by minute. This is a dire situation for "we the people," because we believe that Muslim Americans should live as all free people should live. The problem is, many powerful Muslims have no desire to live the American dream. It is the Muslim faith that controls their dreams, and that goal is to establish a caliphate of the entire world. What better place to start than the U.S. Congress.
CMSA's goal is to effectively represent the Islamic faith and the Muslim American community to Representatives, Senators, Congressional Staff, and other government organizations and officials.
The only Muslim legislator in Congress, Keith Ellison, ignored the fact that a document has actually been discovered saying that $50,000 was spent on two congressional "fellowships." Ellison denounced any investigation, calling it "McCarthyism."
The idea that we should investigate Muslim interns as spies is a blow to the very principle of religious freedom that our Founding Fathers cherished so dearly...Keith Ellison is following the dream expressed by his Muslim faith, which has no similarity to the foundation laid down by the Founding Fathers.
FOX Business has posted a PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX, which uses the words "right-wing" three times in telling this story. It also says that Congress "launched" the book that initiated the reporting on this story. Story after story excoriates those calling for an investigation. One report says:
If screwing up coffee orders and forgetting to change the ink in the copy machine are threats to national security, they may be right.
We hadn't realized congressional interns were now influencing policy decisions but, hey, considering the current state of the federal government, they couldn't do much worse than the clowns running the show now.
Most, if not all, are just college kids who got the opportunity to work in Congress for a few months.
We called Congressman Shadegg late yesterday to try to find out what threat these coffee fillers could actually pose, but he is yet to get back to us.James King writes the above comments. The point, at this time, is not about influencing policy - it's about spying.
Another from Daily Kos:
I don't know what's more offensive, the blatant violation such an investigation would be of the First Amendment or the disgustingly bigoted anti-Muslim sentiment.Ibrahim Hooper, the CAIR spokesman, has said:
"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...But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."CAIR does not hide the goal. Only American Liberals hide the goal. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the War on Terror, yet they call this probe "racist." They describe the organization as similar to a Muslim NAACP. For how CAIR is "fooling the establishment, read this.
The Anti-CAIR website summarizes well, and lest you blow this off as an "Anti-with-no-substance" opinion, think again. CAIR filed a defamation law suit against Anti-CAIR for claims made on the Anti-CAIR website. The suit was eventually dismissed with no capitulation by Anti-CAIR (i.e. removing statements from the website). Daniel Pipes, writing for FrontPageMag said "[Anti-CAIR] won a sweet victory, while CAIR suffered a humiliating defeat." Here's more from Dr. Pipes:
Specifically, CAIR had complained about [Anti-CAIR] calling it a “terrorist supporting front organization … founded by Hamas supporters” that aims “to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the United States.” It also objected to being described as “dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Constitution and the installation of an Islamic theocracy in America.”The Anti-CAIR website is an important read for all who treasure America.
The book, Muslim Mafia, with a forward written by Sue Myrick, is the source for the story; written by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sherry. Chris Gaubatz, the son of David, posed as David Marshall and inlfiltrated CAIR. Chris reportedly has 12,000 pages of documentation and 300 hours of video. Yet, Liberals are not interested in an investigation.
Here are a few quotes from the Statements From Sept. 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security
[CAIR is] unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its association with groups that are suspect..."~ Senator Richard Durbin.
...we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism" "intimate links with Hamas" ~ Senator Charles Schumer
To praise [CAIR] because they haven't been indicted is like somebody saying "I'm not a crook." ~ Senator Barbara Boxer
Time and again [CAIR] has shown itself to be nothing more than an apologist for groups bent on the destruction of Israel and Islamic domination over the West. ~ Rep. Bill SchusterIn 2008, the FBI broke all contact with CAIR. Senators Schumer, Coburn and Kyl wrote in praise the action. Infidels are Cool has that story, along with this report. The link to the actual subcommittee hearing has been taken down, but google the quotes and find them everywhere.
Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), along with John Shadegg (R-AZ), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Paul Broun (D-GA) have called for the House Sergeant at Arms to work with "Staff Directors and committee Chairmen of the House Judiciary, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees to see if CAIR was successful in placing interns in any of said committees since the drafting of this [CAIR's] memo in January of 2007."
In a memo obtained through Paul Sperry’s newest book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, CAIR lays out plans to place interns in the Committees on the Judiciary, Intelligence, and Homeland Security for the purpose of influencing policy.The House Anti-Terrorism/Jihad Caucaus co-chairs are - well, I'm not sure. I've contacted Rep. Myrick's office and expect an email soon. The original co-chairs were Kay Granger (R-TX), Jane Harman (D-CA) and Bud Cramer (AL) who has retired. The group now has over 120 members. (Note: A reader named "Craig" came by to say that he cannot take me seriously since I included Cramer in the list of co-chairs. - so Craig, that's fixed. What do you object to now?)
The U.S. Senate also has an Anti-Terrorism Caucaus. Members are Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), James Inhofe (R-OK), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Richard Burr (R-NC).
One last comment about CAIR from Steve Emerson:
Recently, we lightly mocked the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for its quick condemnation of Al-Qaeda No. 2 man Ayman Al-Zawahiri's slur of President-Elect Barack Obama as a "house Negro." Way to take the hard stand, folks.I'm asking Liberals, why would you object to investigating CAIR buying interns?
Our point was serious though. If CAIR wants to be accepted as the mainstream Muslim-American civil rights advocacy organization that it claims to be, it must take an unequivocal stand against terror from all actors, including those who kill, and those who enable the killers, in the name of Palestinian liberation.
It has never done so. And evidence unveiled at the Hamas-support trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) shows why. CAIR was born of an effort to support Hamas in America – its founders part of the Palestine Committee who agreed in 1993 that a prospective peace deal was bad and who saw the need for a new organization to bring their message, surreptitiously, to Washington.