Wednesday, March 26, 2008

(photo: Craig Porter, Detroit Free Press)

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means, kids! Yet another CAIR official indicted!

The latest CAIR con is none other than former CAIR-Michigan director Muthanna al-Hanooti, who has been indicted for spying for Saddam Hussein and lying to the FBI (courtesy IPT). Hanooti is accused of working for Iraqi intelligence and coordinating trips to Iraq for congressional delegations while serving as CAIR director.

UPDATE: Read the NEFA Foundation’s Spot Analysis, “Muthanna Al-Hanooti and Life for Relief and Development

Heres the report by Niraj Warikoo of the Detroit Free Press:

An Iraqi-American from Michigan who worked for a Southfield charity has been accused of working as a spy for the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein, according to a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Muthanna Al-Hanooti was charged with several counts, including conspiracy to work on behalf of a foreign government and making false statements to the FBI. Al-Hanooti used to work for Life for Relief and Development, a Muslim charity based in Southfield that works in Iraq and other countries. That charity was raided by federal agents in Sept. 2006.

According to the indictment, Al-Hanooti would travel to Iraq and meet with conspirators of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The indictment says that Al-Hanooti was rewarded with 2 million barrels of oil for his work.

The indictment also alleges that Iraqi intelligence officials used an intermediary in Michigan to help fund a trip to Iraq taken by U.S. members of Congress in 2002.

Al-Hanooti was active in other local groups. He was former head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations and the president of Focus on American and Arab Interests and Relations.

CAIR: Hate and Terror would like to officially welcome Mr. Al-Hanooti to the long line of convicted and indicted CAIR officials who have betrayed their country and pledged themselves to Islamofascist thugs.

More on Al-Hanootis indictment and his past position with CAIR from the Investigative Project.

Exit question: How many more CAIR officials must be indicted for working for terrorist states and aiding terrorist organizations before the establishment media finally turn on their Islamist allies?

Thank you.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

CAIR’s Congressional Perjury

Today’s second installment of the Investigative Project’s 10-part exposé on the Council on American-Islamic Relations brings to light an incident of congressional perjury involving one of CAIR’s founders and current leaders. On September 10, 2003, refusing to testify under oath before the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad submitted his testimony in writing.

As part of his testimony, Awad stated thus:

MYTH: In a recent congressional hearing, Mr. Emerson proclaimed that, “. . . [CAIR] received some of its initial seed money from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLFRD). . .”

FACT: This is an outright lie. Our organization did not receive any seed money from HLFRD. CAIR raises its own funds and we challenge Mr. Emerson to provide even a shred of evidence to support his ridiculous claim. In fact, it is known that our DC headquarters was funded largely by a loaned grant mortgage from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), a multinational financial institution similar in nature to the World Bank. (page 19)

But in fact, it was Awad that was engaged in an outright lie, because Emerson and his associate Matthew Epstein who testified that same day had a copy of the $5,000 seed money check from the Holy Land Foundation to CAIR, which they presented to the Senate subcommittee:

Nihad Awad: Congressional Perjurer
CAIR: More lies, hate, and terror

Thank you.