Hamas-linked CAIR would rather defend Muslims accused of plotting jihad and killing Americans than defend a Muslim who was willing to expose potential jihadists (i.e., an apostate).
As one commenter mused:
…this looks exactly like what the Italian Mafia was doing from the 1950s through the 1980s. Identifying informants to protect a specific group’s actions, especially in suspect circumstances. Fatima Dadabhoy, senior civil rights attorney for the Los Angeles office of the Council on American–Islamic Relations, noted, “It will come down to what is in the best interest of our community.” One must wonder exactly what he considers a “community?”
The American community, in which terrorism and killing Americans is wrong? Or some extremist Muslim communities, in which terrorism and the killing of Americans is supported and praised?
Last week it was reported that, Former Inland defendants now expected to testify for government:
Tuesday, [U.S. District Judge Virginia] Phillips said she was concerned that a protective order had been violated when an amount allegedly paid to secret FBI informant in the case had made its way into a news release from the Council on American-Islamic Relations-LA – the local office of a national Islamic rights organization.
The organization said in the release it was seeking information about the informant, and an attorney for the group said CAIR-LA “can’t say/we won’t” expose the identity of that person, if it comes across verifiable information.
And this week the evidence that Hamas-CAIR has fully infiltrated the U.S. government and exposed an FBI informant, via TERROR TRIAL: Informant ID’d in Inland conspiracy case – Press Enterprise.
Nine days after an Islamic
terrorists rights group called for help to identify the undercover FBI informant in an Inland terrorism conspiracy case, his name was mentioned in open court Tuesday.
Jeffrey A. Aaron, a deputy federal public defender representing Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, of Pomona, asked about the status of the informant before testimony resumed in the trial before U.S. Distict Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside Federal Court.
Aaron posed his question in court, outside the jury’s presence.
Aaron identified the informant as Mohammad Hammad, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan De Witt confirmed the name when shown a 2002 federal criminal drug case with Hammad named with 41 other defendants.
De Witt told Phillips on Tuesday that Hammad was hospitalized with an undisclosed condition and may face surgery. She declined to give additional details after the court hearing.
The Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (LA-CAIR) claimed the informant was used to entrap the defendants, and issued a public appeal Aug. 10 for help in identifying him, saying he was paid more than $356,645 by the government for his work.
Without being identified, Hammad had earlier been described by defense attorneys in court papers as a convicted drug felon who should have been deported for his offense. Filings did not mention his country of origin.
Court records show Hammad was sentenced in Los Angeles Federal Court on Aug. 2, 2007, to 42 months of prison and five years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephederine with knowledge that it would be used to make methamphetamine.
“It is interesting that his name has been revealed, we will see if other information is generated from this,” said Fatima Dadabhoy, senior civil rights attorney for LA-CAIR.
“We understand when informants are important to use, but when they become agent-provocateurs, that becomes a problem,” said Dadabhoy.
The government has said the payment amount claimed by LA-CAIR was misleading, because the Kabir case was not the only one for which Hammad was being paid.
It’s not clear whether Hammad will testify in the Inland case.
“We are waiting to see if we need to call him at all,” De Witt told Phillips on Tuesday . Hammad is believed to be 41 years old, based on previous trial testimony.
Government prosecutors said the alleged plot by the case’s four original defendants to travel to Afghanistan in the late fall of 2012, join al-Qaida and kill American service personnel was a serious endeavor that began in 2010. It was well underway, they said, before the informant infiltrated the group in February 2012.
Kabir, along with Ralph Deleon, 25, of Ontario, are on trial on five conspiracy counts that allege they plotted along with Arifeen David Gojali, 23, of Riverside and Miguel Santana, 23, of Upland to join the Taliban and al-Qaida and “engage in violent jihad” against American military personnel and bases overseas.
One report stated Gojali and Santana have plead guilty, another stated they were no longer listed on the indictment. Multiple sources stated they would testify against the remaining two jihadis:
Two Inland men who faced charges in a homegrown terrorism case are now expected to testify against the two remaining defendants on trial in Riverside Federal Court for conspiracies that include plotting to murder Americans overseas.
The disclosure came Tuesday as defense attorney Jeffrey A. Aaron complained during a morning court session to U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips that prosecutors waited until the last minute to give him a large file of recorded jailhouse conversations and emails generated by Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside and Miguel Santana of Upland.
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