via Sharpton to headline Hamas-front fundraiser.
Al Sharpton, a close Obama adviser, will headline the event sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a suspected Hamas front group whose executive director has recently come under NSA surveillance. CAIR lists Sharpton as its “keynote speaker” on its website.
In recent years, Sharpton and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad have pledged solidarity on the issue of civil-rights.
Awad, who’s the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his ties to Hamas, joined Sharpton at last month’s funeral for Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Awad has called on Muslims to join African-Americans in protesting the case.
The Justice Department in 2007 named CAIR an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terrorist fundraising trial in U.S. history, a designation a federal judge subsequently refused to overturn in response to a CAIR complaint. Sharpton’s A-list appearance Saturday at CAIR’s annual banquet held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, not far from the Pentagon, will help CAIR raise tens of thousands of dollars.
CAIR, in turn, has supported several of Sharpton’s initiatives, in what is shaping up to be a merger of two racial-grievance giants.
Sharpton earlier this year headlined the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” event creating the $300 million public-private task force that hopes to remove alleged racial “barriers” blocking young black men from succeeding.
Sharpton also stood by Obama in the Oval Office as he signed an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official said. “He gets it.”
However, more than 70 percent of the American public have an “unfavorable opinion” of Sharpton, according to a national poll taken last month by Investor’s Business Daily and Technometrica.
CAIR also has access to the White House, despite FBI concerns. Its officials have made several visits there since Obama took office in 2009.
Also attending CAIR’s banquet is Esam Omeish, a terror-linked director of CAIR’s national board.
As head of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Pentagon-area mosque, Omeish hired the late al-Qaida American cleric Anwar Awlaki as prayer leader at the mosque, which catered to some of the hijackers who flew the plane into the Pentagon. In 2009, the governor of Virginia kicked Omeish off a state commission after a video surfaced of the CAIR official praising violent jihad.
The FBI says it will not do outreach with CAIR until “we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas,” a U.S.-designated terrorist group. In 2007, the Justice Department implicated CAIR and one of its co-founders as “unindicted co-conspirators” in a Hamas fund-raising case, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation. The courts have denied CAIR’s repeated motions for removal from the federal co-conspirator list, which it argues in court filings has damaged its reputation and hurt membership and fundraising efforts.
The fallout from its terror ties is detailed in the bestseller, “Muslim Mafia,” which examines internal CAIR documents obtained from a daring undercover investigation by a former federal agent and his son, who grew an Islamic beard, adopted a Muslim name and identity and took a job as a CAIR intern.
When CAIR asked the U.S. Court to remove it from the “Unindicted Co-Conspirator List” the federal judge, Jorge Solis, wrote in his unsealed ruling, “The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR with Hamas.” The matter was sent to the appellate court which ruled unanimously to keep CAIR on the unindicted co-conspirator list because of the overwhelming evidence against it.
The government provided a massive amount of documentary and testimonial evidence linking CAIR to the Hamas conspiracy for which HLF and its leaders where convicted and given lengthy prison sentences.
Since then, the FBI has cut off all ties with CAIR because of the HLF evidence linking it and its leader Awad to Hamas.
That doesn’t stop Democrats from aiding and abetting the enemy: Democrat Rep. Donates Cash To Hamas-Linked Group
A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.
“Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations.
Sarsour did not say how much money the Democrat donated.
Moran is a Democrat who represents the Alexandria district in northern Virginia. He’s not running for reelection in 2014.
June 2012, a top White House official said administration officials have had 100s of meetings with CAIR. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” George Selim told The Daily Caller, after being asked if his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups. Selim is the White House’s director for community partnerships.
On Capital Hill, top Democrats have accepted large donations from Awad and his allies.
In May 2012, a covertly-taken photograph showed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi standing near Awad at the top-dollar fundraiser. Roughly 30 people attended the fundraiser, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
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