Islam doesn't allow killing of "innocent people" Sheryl Siddiqui wrote in a commentary published in the Oklahoma Gazette on September 20th. Last year in another interview, Siddiqui claimed only God has the right to take life. I wonder if she would enlighten me and other misinformed and ignorant Okies just how The Atlas of Islamic Conquests, sold at Islamic bookstore in the U.S., fits in the context of her claim. I assume these Islamic battles for power involved fighting, which is messy and many people are often killed. Were these conquests islamically sanctioned or were they a stain that reflects badly on Islam's history? This book could be a useful resource about Islam's history of Islamism also referred to as political Islam and its belief in the relentless pursuit to spread Islam and gain power to enforce Islamic supremacy over a region or a country or an empire. Islamism dominated Islamic history. I've seen where lessons on caliphates were taught at Oklahoma mosques so they seem to be proud of this history of Islamic supremacy. More Americans should study how a long series of Islamic supremacist leaders, called caliphates, ruled over others.
Razi Hashmi, the director of CAIR's chapter in Oklahoma has been giving six opportunities to address troubling facts about CAIR. Since November, he has either bragged about CAIR (OETA interview), called other liars here (Newson6) and here (interview) or distanced (OU Daily) CAIR Oklahoma from CAIR,or refused to answer questions (News9) or claimed critics are misinformed (Edmond Sun).
Hashmi's darts are all over the place.
In U.S. vs. SabriBenkahla CN 07-4778 on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th District on page 58, footnoted at the bottom, it's clear what the concern is about CAIR: From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other Muslim Brotherhood affiliates to support terrorists and used deception to do so!
Former state representative Kevin Calvey, James Lankford, Johnny Roy, Mike Thompson, and Rick Flanigan are vying to win the Republican spot in the 5th District Congressional primary for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mary Fallen. Clark Duffe is the Independent candidate. No Democrat has announced.
Today, after reading a new article about CAIR in the Edmond Sun by Mark Schlachtenhaufen it became abundantly clear most of these candidates don't know what the heck they are talking about regarding an organization that is the outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas infrastructure in America! I write this because it is very important to point out the only candidate in this congressional race who did his homework about CAIR is Kevin Calvey.
The Sun even called the FBI in Washington and got their response to this highly controversial Islamic organization:
“CAIR has been advised of the reasons behind our suspension of formal partnership,” the FBI stated. “These reasons include the fact that CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in United States v. Holy Land Foundation and CAIR’s failure to answer our questions about a connection between their executives and Hamas. Until these questions are answered, the FBI does not consider CAIR an appropriate partner for formal liaison activities.”
CAIR's National Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, responded to the Sun by saying: “It is particularly galling when we hear these kinds of smears because we know what we do on a daily basis. He said he hoped American leaders would stand by CAIR when these smears happen. Hooper is reportedly a former employee of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP) which was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood (U.S. vs. HLF Exhibit 003-0003, page 5), an internal MB document used as an exhibit in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding trial. On their website it states Hooper has been with CAIR since it was founded. CAIR's founders, Nihad Awad, its former president Omar Amad and Rafeeq Jaaber were all employees of IAP.
Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate, a newly formed group of concerned Oklahomans who educate others about the troubling history of the Council of American Islamic Relations or CAIR, were interviewed (video) Friday night by Oklahoma City News9 after a recent, but former, CAIR board member Nabil Sadoun was officially deported after he already had left or fled the country. The judge made it clear he had lied about his ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
But, CAIR leaders refuse to talk about it. Their communication director, Ibrahim Hooper, called these Oklahomans "bigots" after they publicly expressed their concerns. Does he seriously think that hurling the "B" word at others works to their advantage?
On or about January 22, 2010, Razi Hashmi the Director of the chapter of CAIR in Oklahoma was interviewed on OETA. He was asked a question about the reputation of CAIR's national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Hashmi bragged how highly credible and reputable CAIR was (see video clip below). The newscaster did a poor job of follow-through since there are volumes of damaging documents about CAIR from which he could have continued the questioning. CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding trial and named in U.S. vs. Benkahla as founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood who conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists.(page 58 at the bottom). The FBI severed ties with them and several congresssional members have called for an investigation. It has been reported CAIR National hasn't filed their taxes since 2006. Furthermore, CAIR withdrew a lawsuit after they failed to provide information about their financial backers (CAIR vs. Andrew Whitehead). A lawsuit by CAIR Canada was also withdrawn.
Following a public protest organized by Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate on the 23rd of January at the University of Oklahoma Hashmi distance himself from CAIR and said we are the Oklahoma Chapter of CAIR. In a News 6 interview he said the evidence is a bunch of lies that have been fueled by the Internet. And when he was asked by Dr. Bruce Prescott about specifics of the lies made against CAIR, Hashmi generalized that whole problem was caused by the extreme right wing.
So, on four recent occasions, Razi Hashmi has skirted the truth about CAIR.
Dr, Bruce Prescott heads Mainstream Baptists which is located in Norman, Oklahoma. He has a weekly radio show on the Internet and last November he interviewed Razi Hashmi, the Director of the CAIR chapter in Oklahoma shortly after the Ft. Hood shooting. Hashmi read a statement from CAIR National about the attack during the interview.
There is one two minute segment in the roughly 20-25 minute interview I found disturbing (see audio/video below). First, Dr. Prescott said how important it is for us to do our own research to be sure we have accurate facts. Unfortunately, I don't believe he practices what he preaches - which should become apparent. Listen to Hashmi label CAIR critics as extreme right-wing fringe groups who fear monger with lies. But Hashmi was asked for specifics about their lies. Hashmi never answered the question. Yet, Dr. Prescott bite into Hashmi's generalization hook, line and sinker.
Anti-CAIR, headed by Andrew Whitehead, is the group Prescott referred to prior to Hashmi's response. He could have been speaking in general terms about CAIR critics, but I don't think so.
For those of you who don't know, CAIR sued Anti-CAIR in 2004 and then dismissed their suit with prejudice during crucial discovery requests by Whitehead's counsel that sought details on CAIR’s finances, its relationship to Hamas, and its ties to Saudi Arabia and other Islamic radicals.
Today, it 's like the suit was never filed! CAIR can't file a lawsuit against Anti-CAIR again over the issues they claimed libeled them. Andrew Whitehead reports the "terms of the settlement are confidential. However, no apology was issued, no retraction or corrections made, and the statements that triggered CAIR’s suit remain on the ACAIR website." One of the statements that brought the suit stated: "Let there be no doubt that CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of Sharia law in America.”
If this is wholly inaccurate why did CAIR dismiss the lawsuit? There are more legal details here which I encourage others to read, especially Dr. Prescott. CAIR National buckled when it came to releasing their financial backers, it appears. And, now it has come to light they haven't filed their taxes since 2006! I also sent Dr. Prescott a personal note about my concerns.
I encourage Dr. Prescott, Rashi Hashmi or anyone else to let me know if I ever write anything that is not factually accurate so I can correct it. I can make mistakes for I am only human but be sure to include a proof source to back up your claim.
In this interview segment Hashmi also said people shouldn't necessarily assimilate in America!
It was pretty obvious, after a protest was held by Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate last Saturday night, that CAIR's Oklahoma director, Razi Hashmi, was on the defense. He actually tried to distance himself from the organization he works for by stating "we are the Oklahoma chapter of CAIR”.