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Islamists: Actions of our fake 'attorney' outrageous

A group of Islamists in the United States, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, has admitted that actions by an “attorney” in one of its offices were outrageous, according to a filing in a legal battle over the liability that stems from the fact the man represented as a “resident attorney” wasn’t a licensed lawyer.

The case, which consolidated several earlier complaints, alleges 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 who came to CAIR for help.

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The case 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 David Yerushalmi, of the American Freedom Law Center.

The legal team alleged CAIR “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.”

While CAIR has told the judge in the District of Columbia court that the claims simply should be dismissed, the AFLC said in its most recent filing that CAIR itself admitted the representative’s actions were a concern.

“Days was wrong for what he did. But the outrage at his actions – which defendant shares – is not enough to establish defendant’s liability,” the team defending CAIR told the court, according to the AFLC filing.

“Defendant clearly let this Freudian slip get past them, and the reason defendant’s team of lawyers did not even take note is that they all know, quite viscerally, that there is no jury in America that would not find this kind of fraudulent and deceptive behavior outrageous,” the filing by the AFLC said.

“And, precisely because lawyers are fiduciaries of the highest order, the public and defendant’s peers, sitting as jurors, would most certainly consider defendant’s behavior in the cover-up just as outrageous – if not more so – than Days’ outrageous conduct.”

The AFLC asked for the judge simply to determine the liability, and a jury then could set damage levels for the plaintiffs who thought their cases were being handled properly by a licensed attorney when they decided to work with CAIR.

CAIR, a self-described Muslim public interest law firm, previously was named as a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the federal criminal trial and conviction of a terrorist funding cell organized around one of the largest Muslim charities, the Holy Land Foundation, the AFLC said.

“HLF raised funds for violent jihad on behalf of Hamas, and top CAIR officials were part of the conspiracy. In addition, several of CAIR’s top executives have been convicted of terror-related crimes. As a result, the FBI publicly announced that it has terminated any outreach activities with the national organization, which bills itself as ‘America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization,'” the AFLC said.

According to court documents, CAIR knew or should have known that Days was not a lawyer when it hired him. The case also alleges CAIR officials covered up the problem.

Yerushalmi, who is also AFLC’s co-founder and senior legal counsel, sai, “Currently, there is little doubt in my mind that the court will deny CAIR’s motion for summary judgment, which means that at the very least all of our counts will survive, thereby forcing CAIR to face the music before an American jury for their fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

Robert Muise, AFLC co-founder and senior legal counsel, added, “The evidence in this case will finally put to rest the myth that CAIR is a legitimate Muslim American civil rights organization when in fact it is little more than an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood and a recipient of huge donations from operatives of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).”

The complaint also alleges that in addition to covering up the fraud scheme, CAIR forced angry clients who were demanding a return of their legal fees to sign a release that bought the client-victims’ silence by prohibiting them from informing law enforcement or the media about the fraud.

Rogues gallery of terror-tied CAIR leaders

As former FBI agent Mike Rolf acknowledges in the book “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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