Two of the biggest threats to America – the unprecedented global power grab currently under way in Copenhagen under the pretext of “global warming,” and the ongoing infiltration and subversion of American government by dangerous Islamist radicals – are the focus of major legal challenges by WorldNetDaily.
“The outcome of these two legal battles will affect the lives of every one of our readers,” said WND’s CEO Joseph Farah. “For that reason, we are urging our loyal readers to jump into the fight by helping us right now.”
Battle No. 1: Muslim Mafia
The first fight is against the notorious, terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations. It’s having fits over WND Books’ audacious best-seller “Muslim Mafia,” which used 12,000 pages of internal documents to shred CAIR’s mild-mannered, moderate, mainstream façade and to expose its treacherous Islamist agenda for all to see. (Congressmen right now are calling for multiple federal investigations of the organization, their demands instigated by the release of “Muslim Mafia” whose foreword was written by Rep. Sue Myrick, founder of the Congressional Anti-Terror Caucus.)
In other words, CAIR is in serious trouble – and that’s very good news for America.
After all, CAIR is known by the U.S. government to be a Saudi-funded, terrorist-front group, whose terror connections caused the FBI earlier this year to cut off ties with the organization. The Justice Department has likewise branded CAIR an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history for funding terrorist groups like Hamas.
And yet, the terror-supporting CAIR manages somehow to stay “in business” year after year after year, even placing interns and staffers in key congressional offices, and working ceaselessly to undermine America’s post-9/11 security, according to multiple FBI agents.
However, CAIR is fighting back by suing the book’s co-author, former federal agent and terror investigator P. David Gaubatz, as well as his son Chris Gaubatz, who infiltrated CAIR in a daring six-month undercover operation that netted 12,000 pages of smoking-gun documents.
That’s right. Just as ACORN, when it was exposed as a corrupt, criminal organization by a couple of 20-something researchers, turned around and sued the duo for videotaping them, CAIR is doing the same thing, filing in federal district court in Washington, D.C., a lawsuit against the Gaubatzes.
“This is a battle we absolutely can win,” said Farah, “especially since we have retained the very best First Amendment attorneys in the world – including the lawyer who defended Ronald Reagan – to defend our author and our book. But lawsuits are very expensive and we urgently need our readers to help us fight this radical Islamic group’s attack on us.”
Battle No. 2: United Nations
The other fight is WND’s pending legal challenge to the United Nations.
The U.N. is the prime mover behind the controversial – many Americans now say fraudulent and scandalous – “climate change” mega-conference in Copenhagen meant to rapidly advance global governance and bring about a massive transfer of Americans’ hard-earned money to foreign nations.
To make sure the global power grab goes forward with minimum static, the U.N. is also taking a page out of the Obama White House playbook in claiming one major news organization is “illegitimate” – and therefore denying it press credentials to cover the Copenhagen event and inform its vast readership of what transpires behind closed doors there.
WND, the largest independent English-language Internet news source in the world, applied for press credentials to the Copenhagen event weeks ago, to be represented by senior staff writer Jerome Corsi, an expert on energy and politics and the author of two No. 1 New York Times nonfiction best-sellers. He was flat-out denied.
“First we see Obama attacking Fox News. Now we see the U.N. banning WND from Copenhagen,” complained Ric Grenell, formerly communications director of the U.S. mission to the U.N. and press secretary to four U.S. ambassadors. “I for one would be very suspicious.”
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, echoed Grenell’s sentiment when he told WND: “Over the years, there have been numerous complaints about U.N. efforts to prevent adverse press coverage. Every time it happens, such as denying access or credentials, the U.N. simply increases its credibility problem.”
After WND threatened legal action if Corsi wasn’t credentialed, the event’s media coordinator Axel Wuestenhagen blamed the delay on a backlog of requests. But then, Wuestenhagen did an about-face, writing to WND’s legal counsel that “as a for-profit subsidiary of the nonprofit Western Journalism Center,” WND did not qualify.
He also admitted that the decision to exclude WND from covering the convention was made after consulting with U.N. officials in New York.
However, the stated reason for denying WND press credentials is completely and provably untrue – the same bogus argument made years earlier when the Senate Press Gallery in Washington denied WND credentials to cover the Capitol, a historic press-freedom battle WND ultimately won after the “deniers” reversed their ban when WND threatened to sue everybody involved for abridging its First Amendment rights.
In a personal response to Wuestenhagen, Farah wrote: “WorldNetDaily is NOT, as you mistakenly assert, a for-profit subsidiary of the Western Journalism Center. Neither is it an advocacy organization, though, like all news organizations, it does publish a broad spectrum of opinion – we believe, in fact, the broadest ideological spectrum of any news organization in the world. Neither has WorldNetDaily ever been a subsidiary of Western Journalism Center or any other organization.
“The website WorldNetDaily.com began as a project of the Western Journalism Center in 1997. In 1999, the website was spun off as a completely independent for-profit corporation with no legal connection to its former parent. That was 10 years ago. I speak authoritatively on this subject as the founder of BOTH organizations, though I, like my company, WorldNetDaily, have no connection to the Western Journalism Center today.”
And where did the U.N.’s odd misinformation about WND come from? Wikipedia, which has maligned WND and its founder ever since it came into existence, once labeling Farah a homosexual, another time claiming he was having an affair with a prominent female columnist. Farah has had to threaten to sue Wikipedia to get the website to remove the patently libelous material.
Corsi, as a senior staff writer for WND, has in the past been accredited for coverage of the U.N., including being admitted as a member of the press to cover Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first address to the U.N. as president of Iran as well as for the appearance there of President Bush.
“So what changed between then and now?” asks Farah.
“It’s evident the U.N. is pulling out all the stops for a major global power grab in Copenhagen – and they don’t want any impartial witnesses around to report its shenanigans.”
“We are getting a glimpse now of what it is like living in a totalitarian closed society that doesn’t respect free-press rights – a society that in fact disdains the notion of a free press,” said Farah. “The organizers of the Copenhagen U.N. climate summit tolerate only a faux press that willingly publishes preapproved propaganda disseminated by elitists interested only in solidifying their power.”
Farah warned: “I am very serious about pursuing all possible legal remedies against the U.N. I vow that we will pursue all legal options to ensure that the free press is respected by these unaccountable global institutions.”
With this second lawsuit now taking shape, Farah says: “I hope our loyal readers who rely on WND to report the truth day in and day out, as we have for 12 years, will support this intrepid little news organization now as it takes on giants like the U.N. and the Muslim Mafia. To fight these crucial battles takes a lot of money, so please help us now. Together we can prevail. We need to raise $100,000 in the next few weeks. If we do, I have absolutely no doubt – given the superb lawyers on our side and the powerful legal cases we have – that we can and will win. It’s as simple as that.”