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See where Islamists want Muslims censored
Posted By Bob Unruh On 01/25/2012 @ 10:43 pm In Front Page,U.S.,World | No Comments
Islamic activists have launched a campaign blasting a documentary that was narrated by a dedicated Muslim to alert the freedom-loving people of the world that there are a few bad apples among Allah’s ranks.
The stunning development arose this week when the New York Times published several reports on city officials and their participation in “The Third Jihad,” which explores the existence of radical Islam in America and the emerging risk that a “homegrown jihad” poses to national security, Western liberties and the “American way of life.”
It is narrated by devout Muslim American Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, who is on the board of the Clarion Fund, which released the project. He practices internal medicine and nuclear cardiology in Phoenix.
The project introduction clearly states, “This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are radical. This film is about them.”
The New York Times reported that nearly 1,500 city police officers, “from lieutenants to detectives to patrol officers” apparently were shown the film over the past year or so. It would alert them what to watch for if they would encounter some radicalized Islamist who may pose a threat to the Big Apple, which took a body blow on Sept. 11, 2001, from such terrorists when nearly 3,000 people died as the Twin Towers were struck by jets, then burned and collapsed.
But that’s too much for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which announced today it would hold a news conference on the steps of New York City Hall Thursday to call for the resignations of New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne for allowing their statements to be used in the video or for allowing the officers to see it.
A spokesman for the group whose national affiliate was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial several years ago said the city officials had said their comments were only incidental, but it turned out they were recorded during an interview.
The New York Times called it a “hateful film” and noted that the “diverse Muslim community” already was upset with city police after the Associated Press reported a surveillance program watching for such radicalization.
“The film shows some of the grisliest jihadist terrorist attacks in recent years and argues that the real agenda for Islamists in America is to infiltrate and dominate the country,” the newspaper said.
In actuality, the film reveals that radical Islamists driven by a religiously motivated rejection of Western values, cultures and religion are engaging “in a multifaceted strategy to overcome the Western world. In contrast to the use of ‘violent jihad’ and terror to instill fear in ‘non-believers,’ The Third Jihad introduces the concept of ‘cultural jihad’ as a means to infiltrate and undermine our society from within,” according to producers.
The concerns largely are corroborated by the authors of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s seeking to Islamize America.” The book reveals the “insidious and well-funded efforts” of the Muslim Brotherhood “under the nonprofit guise of CAIR to fully support the international jihad against the United States.”
Clarion Fund spokesman Alex Traiman told WND that it’s ironic that Islamists perceived by many Americans to be radical are using a video about radical Islam to prevent that message from being disseminated.
“If you look at this situation … and you’ve seen the film, you realize this episode could be a chapter inside the movie,” he said in a telephone interview.
“They’re actually using this film as a tool to try to take down [New York's warning to cops],” he said. He described New York City’s police department as one that has “recognized the severity of the threats” from radical Islam for some time.
A statement released by the Clarion Fund noted that the New York Times stories contained a series of inaccuracies.
Producer Raphael Shore stated, “We regret that the film has been taken out of the counterterrorism training program of the NYPD. The New York Times stories are proof positive that the Clarion Fund’s high-quality and impactful documentaries touch very sensitive nerves.”
Shore said the campaign is nothing more than an attempt “to stifle an important debate about the internal state of the Muslim community in America, and whether politicized Islam and indoctrination pose tangible security threats.”
He said the public should watch the production, and then make its decision.
Clarion noted that the use of the film first was reported in the media about a year ago, and now “CAIR is taking credit for the ‘investigation’ which led to the New York Times’ coverage.”
But the organization’s statement revealed that both CAIR and the Times are failing to address the issue that the message is carried by a devout Muslim “who has a significant record of serving the United States of America, as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy and as an attending physician to the U.S. Congress.”
“The film’s message urges the Muslim community to look within itself to root out the indoctrination that affects a minority of Muslims,” the Clarion Fund explained, and “The documentary is founded on credible evidence presented by the FBI of a ‘Manifesto’ published by radicals calling for the implementation of extremist ideology-both violent and politicized-within the United States.”
It’s no surprise that CAIR objects to the content, officials said, since it is singled out inside the DVD for its “direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, open support for Hamas, and links to terror financing.”
Because of those links, the FBI formally ended all ties with CAIR.
That New York should be concerned was confirmed in a 2007 police intelligence report that confirmed, “New York City continues to be the one of the top targets of terrorists worldwide. Consequently, the NYPD places a priority on understanding what drives and defines the radicalization process.”
Among the interviews in the project are then-Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Kelly.
But the Clarion Fund said the Times also blasted the use of a “doctored” photo of the White House with an Islamic flag atop in the DVD.
“The photo is one of many pieces of documented footage from Islamist sources. Yet the New York Times implies that the filmmakers were the ones to manipulate the photo,” the Clarion Fund statement said.
In a publicity release company statement, CAIR quoted the CAIR-NY Civil Rights Manager Cyrus McGoldrick saying that the use of the film was “poor judgment,” but the lack of truthfulness by city officials over the “Islamophobic training film” is a step beyond.
“This situation necessitates their immediate resignations,” he said in the PR release.
Rogues gallery of terror-tied CAIR leaders
WND previously has reported on a number of people in positions of power with CAIR who have been directly connected to terrorism and have either been prosecuted or thrown out of the country. According to another FBI veteran familiar with recent and ongoing cases involving CAIR officials, “Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters.”
A review of the public record, including federal criminal court documents, past IRS 990 tax records and Federal Election Commission records detailing donor occupations, reveals that CAIR has been associated with a convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes, as well as suspected terrorists and active targets of terrorism investigations. The list is long and includes:
FBI agents arresting CAIR founding director Ghassan Elashi in 2002.
Muthanna al-Hanooti, wearing traditional headgarb
“Al-Hanooti collected over $6 million for support of Hamas,” according to a 2001 FBI report, and was present with CAIR and Holy Land officials at a secret Hamas fundraising summit held in 1993 at a Philadelphia hotel. Prosecutors added his name to the list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land case.
Although Al-Hanooti denies supporting Hamas, he has praised Palestinian suicide bombers as “martyrs” who are “alive in the eyes of Allah.”
Imam Siraj Wahhaj
“Muslim Mafia,” citing co-author’s Sperry’s previous book “Infiltration” as well as terror expert Steven Emerson’s research, reports that Wahhaj, a black convert to Islam, is converting gang members to Islam and holding “jihad camps” for them. With a combination of Islam and Uzis, he has said, the street thugs will be a powerful force for Islam the day America “will crumble.”
Wahhaj was a key speaker at CAIR’s 15th annual fund-raising banquet in Arlington, Va., in 2009.
Investigators suspect the funds were intended for Palestinian terrorists via a U.S. front called WISE, which at the time employed an official who personally delivered a satellite phone battery to Osama bin Laden. The same official also worked for Jaghlit’s group.
In addition, Jaghlit donated a total of $37,200 to the Holy Land Foundation, which prosecutors say is a Hamas front. Jaghlit subsequently was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the case.
Awad’s and Dahduli’s phone numbers are listed in a Muslim Brotherhood document seized by federal investigators revealing “important phone numbers” for the “Palestine Section” of the Brotherhood in America. The court exhibit showed Hamas fugitive Mousa Abu Marzook listed on the same page with Awad.
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