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Elahi while he was commenting on the Rifqa Bary case
A lawyer linked through the Council on American Islamic Relations to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood has been identified as the driving force behind the Occupy Orlando protests that have been staged in Johnson Park, according to a video report from Tom Trento of the Florida Security Council and The United West.
The report from the organization that “educates and activates freedom minded people” to strategize the propagation of the exceptionalism of Western civilization over “the totalitarian choke-hold of Shariah Islam” explains that the same attorney who represented the Islam-bent parents in the famous Rifqa Bary dispute obtained the permit for the Occupy Orlando event and was on scene giving directions.
“You’re not going to believe … the evidence … that links this movement with a key Muslim individual who’s associated with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood,” Trento explains on the video. “This individual has assumed a leadership [role] if [he is] not the leader of this movement in Orlando.”
The “Muslim activist lawyer” was identified as Shayan Elahi, who was the losing counsel for the parents of Rifqa Bary in a custody dispute that developed in Florida.
Bary fled the Ohio home of her Muslim parents because she accused them of threatening her after they discovered her conversion to Christianity. She traveled as a teenager on her own to friends in Florida, where eventually she was found.
An extended court case developed because she didn’t want to return to the Muslim environment of her parents’ home, and although the courts ordered her eventually to return to Ohio, she did not return home, and ultimately gained her independence when she turned 18.
Elahi was counsel for Bary’s parents when they were seeking to have her returned home. CAIR also was integral to the parents’ strategies regarding their daughter and the various parties cooperated on the effort.
“So, here we have a Muslim attorney who collaborated with the Council on American Islamic Relations in the Rifqa Bary case, the same CAIR that is an unindicted co-conspirator [in a terror financing trial], the same CAIR that is HAMAS, the same HAMAS that was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood,” Trento’s report said.
“Hmmm … anyone see any red flags here?”
The video report about Elahi’s activities at Occupy Orlando:
The presence of Elahi at the events, and his signature on the permit that was issued for the gathering are not the only indications of a radical element behind the “occupations.”
Trento noted that the “Occupy Orlando” FaceBook page reads; ” … we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America.”
The group MassResistance reported that old-stream media reports on the Occupy Boston protests, “the flood of communist, anarchist, anti-Israel, and similar literature that permeates … is simply ignored.”
The organization’s visit to the scene of the protests found “political ideology of communism, socialism and anarchism, with additions of anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, law-breaking, and other radical advocacy.
“Plus, like so many left-wing venues after a few days, the park they’ve taken over is now filthy and smells of urine.”
In Egypt and in several other countries of North Africa in recent months, uncontrolled demonstrations and protests have led to upheaval, and those factions have been blamed for the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other leaders friendly to the West.
Their replacements have been almost without exception those groups and organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, a faction that has a worldwide Islamic caliphate as one of its goals.
WND left a message at a telephone number listed for Elahi, and a woman said she was not permitted to give out his contact information, but she would take a message. However, the call never was returned.
However, the Florida Independent was able to reach Elahi, who confirmed he was at the protests, “volunteering [his] legal services as just another proud American and a member of the movement.”
The report noted he is the affirmative action chair for the Orange County Democratic Party and he said he is a “well known Democratic activist in town who has handled many high profile cases and was an analyst for [the] Casey Anthony case, as well.”
Trento, however, reveals in his video how Elahi repeatedly tried to intimidate his crew at the Orlando protests, pointedly calling him a “bigot” and a “racist bigot.”
“Anyone think attorney Elahi, who lost the Rifqa Bary case, lost the race for a judgeship, is looking for a place to mark up his first win by co-opting an incoherent movement primarily made up of ‘hippies and anarchists’ so that he can build a political base for his Islamic goals?” Trento asked.
“We attended the ‘Occupy Orlando’ event to analyze and understand this movement, but the anger of an insecure Muslim attorney may have provided for us an important component to understand and defeat the cultural jihad of the Muslim Brotherhood, right here in beautiful, sunny Florida,” he wrote.
He said, “For those with eyes to see, ears to hear and a wee bit of cranial activity, the jury is in, the facts are known and the words ‘Arab Spring’ are synonyms for ‘Muslim Brotherhood.’ Though there is strong evidence for the Ikhwan’s involvement initiating the various revolutions in Egypt and the northern Maghreb, it is indisputable that the Brothers are exploiting the incoherent chaos in these countries and taking a leadership role either overtly or through compliant proxies to move toward a Shariah-compliant state. In the spirit of Rahm Emanuel, the Muslim Brotherhood will never lot a good crisis go to waste.”
Tillison also raised the issue of the city’s concessions for the group, noting that while the permit was supposed to be submitted three days in advance, it actually was submitted and approved for a protest within 24 hours. And the application states the time was supposed to be from 8 a.m. until 8:59 p.m. on Oct. 15, yet the group remains camped there days later.
“Does this mean that the protesters are in violation of city ordinances government the use of city owned park facilities?”
Finally, he wondered about the extended stay, since there are no restrooms on site.