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A new series of videos has been released showing the recent annual banquet for CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, at which officials for the Muslim organization were served with notice of a lawsuit over their activities.
The Muslim lobby previously was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terror-funding case and now has been cited in a complaint alleging a staff member improperly represented himself as a lawyer, apparently defrauding Muslims.
WND reported CAIR officials were surprised at their 14th annual banquet in Washington when lawyer David Yerushalmi arranged for them publicly to be served with legal notice of the claim.
Yerushalmi represents four plaintiffs, two of whom are African-American Muslims, in a case claiming CAIR internal documents reveal hundreds of people were victimized in the fraud scheme.
Dave Gaubatz, a private researcher who investigated the group for its connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and global jihad, served the legal papers. He has released additional video exclusively to WND.
The first segment shows Gaubatz, attired as a Muslim, going into the exclusive banquet event:
The second provides a view of the security forces present at the event:
And a third segment shows Gaubatz’ Muslim research assistant issuing the court summons over the lawsuit to Amina Rubin, one of the executives for CAIR.
WNDS previously reported an additional defendant was served and Yerushalmi said CAIR apparently allowed its registration as a legal entity to lapse, which would mean it is further violating the law by acting as an organization.
Gaubatz reported Khalid Igbal, a former Virginia director for CAIR and now deputy director for the Adams Center in Virginia, was served with a legal summons and complaint several days after the banquet.
Yerushalmi said he has compiled documents from CAIR itself “which demonstrate there are at least 30 other victim-clients who paid money and were victimized by CAIR and hundreds of other victims who don’t even know they were victims.”
A spokesman for CAIR, contacted by WND for a comment, said, “Thank you and have a nice day,” and hung up on the reporter.
Islam expert Robert Spencer, a longtime critic of CAIR, told WND the lawsuit “is an extraordinarily significant action.”
“For years CAIR has used
litigation as a weapon to silence and intimidate both its critics and anyone who has advocated measures to protect Americans against jihad terror. But the convictions of various of its former officials on jihad terror-related charges, as well as Islamic supremacist statements that have come to light from some of its spokesmen, have long suggested that CAIR is quite different from what all too many in the government and the mainstream media take it to be,” said Spencer, director of JihadWatch.org
further suggests that they have not hesitated to use the same tactics
they’ve used with non-Muslims against their fellow Muslims, and is an
important step in exposing this unsavory organization for what it
really is,” he said.
An earlier video documented the delivery of the lawsuit notice:
Gaubatz served legal papers to CAIR Director Nihad Awad at the banquet while Democratic North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw, a CAIR national board member, was addressing the festivities.
The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges Morris Days, the “resident attorney” and “manager for civil rights” at the now defunct CAIR MD/VA chapter in Herndon, Va., was in fact not an attorney and that he failed to provide legal services for clients who came to CAIR for assistance and who had paid for CAIR legal services.
CAIR is accused of purposefully concealing the truth about Days from their clients, law enforcement, the Virginia and D.C. state bar associations and the media. CAIR got irate calls from clients about Days’ failure to provide competent legal services. The group is charged with fraudulently deceiving clients about Days’ relationship to CAIR, concealing the fact that CAIR had fired him for criminal fraud.
Critics allege CAIR is itself an extremist organization that has employed or appointed to its boards of directors and advisers an inordinate number of radical co-conspirators, suspected and convicted terrorists, and other criminals.