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Islamists accused of letting fake lawyer take cases

A brief filed in federal court in Washington is alleging that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is “a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation’s largest Muslim-American civil rights organization.”

The filing is from the American Freedom Law Center, whose co-founder, David Yerushalmi, is representing clients who reportedly sought legal advice from a CAIR representative who was not a lawyer.

The two civil lawsuits were filed earlier alleging that CAIR, which was named by the U.S. Justice Department as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, was aware that its “resident attorney” and “manager for civil rights” at a now-defunct Maryland-Virginia Chapter, Morris Days, was not a lawyer and failed to provide legal services for Muslims to came to CAIR for help.

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The complaint alleges CAIR purposefully conspired with Days to keep the clients from discovering that their legal matters were being mishandled or not handled at all, according to Yerushalmi, who is representing several plaintiffs in the argument.

When the cases were filed, he said, “CAIR has engaged in a massive criminal fraud in which literally hundreds of CAIR clients have been victimized, and because of the CAIR cover-up, they still don’t realize it. The fact that CAIR has victimized Muslims and non-Muslims alike demonstrates that CAIR is only looking out for CAIR and its ongoing effort to bilk donors out of millions of dollars of charitable donations thinking they are supporting a legitimate organization.”

The cases are in the federal district court for the District of Columbia. They contend CAIR knew or should have known Days was not a lawyer when it hired him. Further, when CAIR officials were confronted with evidence of Days’ fraudulent conduct, the complaints say, they conspired to conceal the fraud.

A new brief filed in the case is supported by hundreds of pages of evidence and is asking the judge to find CAIR liable for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The AFLC today reported, “The brief and supporting evidence overwhelmingly demonstrate that CAIR was involved in a massive criminal fraud and cover-up that injured numerous client-victims who had looked to CAIR for legal assistance, yet the CAIR ‘attorney’ allegedly handling their cases was in fact not an attorney.”

“The evidence has long suggested that CAIR is an organization set up by the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas to further its aims of stealth jihad in the United States,” Yerushalmi said.

Five former CAIR clients filed two lawsuits, which followed an earlier lawsuit in which it was alleged CAIR’s activity amounted to racketeering. While the court in that case said the conduct was fraudulent it was not a technical violation of RICO.

Robert Muise, co-counsel in the lawsuit and co-founder and senior counsel of AFLC, commented: “The overwhelming evidence marshaled in this case will finally put to rest the myth fabricated by CAIR’s PR machine and perpetrated by a complicit media that this is a legitimate Muslim-American civil rights organization. This lawsuit strips away CAIR’s veil of legitimacy.”

Rogues gallery of terror-tied CAIR leaders

As former FBI agent Mike Rolf acknowledges in “Muslim Mafia,” “CAIR has had a number of people in positions of power within the organization that 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 disturbing number of 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.
Nihad Awa

CAIR’s founder Ahmad, while claiming to be a moderate and patriotic American, reportedly told a group of Muslims in Northern California in 1998 that they are in America not to assimilate, but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country.

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” a local reporter paraphrased him as saying. “The Quran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Ahmad insists he was misquoted. However, the reporter stands by her story, and an FBI wiretap transcript quotes Ahmad agreeing with terrorist suspects gathered at the secret Philadelphia meeting to “camouflage” their true intentions.

He compared it to the head fake in basketball.

“This is like one who plays basketball: He makes a player believe that he is doing this, while he does something else,” Ahmad said. “I agree with you. Like they say, politics is a completion of war.”

Hooper, CAIR’s communications director, also has expressed a desire to overturn the U.S. system of government in favor of an Islamic state.

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” Hooper said in a 1993 interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

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