Rumblings from assorted contacts have been heard – ever since this blog’s inception – that Obama Inc. is Allah deep in recruiting Muslims for postings at the State Dept. And even though the head “foxette”, Huma Abedin, has been front and center herein, the rest of the saga has yet to be told at these pages, until now. Tie-ins to “this and that” had to develop.
So now that a proper investigation into Benghazigate is off and running, a long overdue public airing is coming full circle. With Americans reeling from Boston’s jihad, it behooves outing another Islamic putsch into the American body politic – a dagger straight into its heart – which will surely blow back with another urban jihad.
Yet before we head to the core of the matter, do recall what has been cited here and there:
The Islamist-in-Chief has been assiduously propping up the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia from the onset of his first term, and his “outreach” in Cairo (with the Brotherhood Mafia sitting front and center and Mubarak a “NO show”) must be seen as our reference point…our green bow and arrow – https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/13/coming-full-circle-the-planned-empowerment-of-the-muslim-mafia-aka-brotherhood-via-egypt-most-populous-arab-country-under-the-guidance-of-barack-hussein-obama-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.
In this regard, the “Arab Spring”, really an Arab Nightmare, is playing out all over the Mid East and beyond. Its tentacles reach into western interests, wherever they reside. As such, Boston was their opening shot for urban jihad – https://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/18/muslim-brotherhood-mafias-stealth-jihad-emerges-from-the-shadows-straight-into-bostons-heart-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. It goes without saying, placing lipstick on an Islamic pig via State’s postings will hardly tame the Muslim beasts in far off lands. For if this is their goal, surely the first line of inquiry should be: does the applicant have ANY connection to “this and that” Islamic terror-tied group, even those who are indicted (some non-indicted) co-conspirators to the Holy Land Foundation trial, yes, THAT trial…the one in which tentacled terror hydras (mostly) operated out of 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia! You know, the same jihadis who lecture FBI, local law enforcement, Pentagon employees and every official organ in between – http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3672/muslim-brotherhood-us-government. For some much needed background and disinfectant, commence your journey herein:
‘HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (HLF)’
- U.S-based Islamic charity shut down by authorities in 2001 for funding the terrorist group Hamas
Established in 1988 (under the name “Occupied Land Fund”) by Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain and Ghassan Elashi, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) was a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable trust headquartered in Richardson, Texas. It also maintained branch offices in New Jersey, California, and Illinois. Its name change took place in 1992.
Calling itself America’s largest Islamic charity, HLF purported to be a source of help for needy Palestinian Muslims in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Authority (PA). “Our mission,” stated its website, “is to find and implement practical solutions for human suffering through humanitarian programs that impact the lives of the disadvantaged, disinherited, and displaced peoples suffering from man-made and natural disasters.” In reality, however, the Foundation was a major financier of the terrorist organization Hamas.
In its earliest days, HLF received a $200,000 cash infusion from Ghassan Elashi’s brother-in-law Musa Abu Marzook, the Hamas senior political leader and Virginia resident who would be deported in 1997 for his involvement in six terror attacks in Israel that killed 47 people. By 1989, HLF had already sent nearly $1 million to Marzook and Hamas co-founder Ahmed Yassin (to the latter through an account called the Islamic Center of Gaza — another ostensibly charitable entity used by Yassin to finance Hamas activities).
HLF’s precursor, the Occupied Land Fund, was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Also named in the Muslim Brotherhood document were:
- American Trust Publications
- Association of Muslim Social Scientists (of North America)
- Audio-Visual Center
- Baitul Mal Inc.
- Foundation for International Development
- International Institute of Islamic Thought
- Islamic Association for Palestine
- Islamic Book Service
- Islamic Centers Division
- Islamic Circle of North America
- Islamic Education Department
- Islamic Housing Cooperative
- Islamic Information Center (of America)
- Islamic Medical Association (of North America)
- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
- Islamic Teaching Center
- ISNA Fiqh Committee (now known as the Fiqh Council of North America)
- ISNA Political Awareness Committee
- Malaysian Islamic Study Group
- Mercy International Association
- Muslim Arab Youth Association
- Muslim Businessmen Association
- Muslim Communities Association
- Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada
- Muslim Youth of North America
- North American Islamic Trust
- Occupied Land Fund (later known as the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development)
- United Association for Studies and Research
Suspicious of its terrorist ties, U.S. federal authorities began monitoring the Holy Land Foundation in 1996. On September 5, 2001, federal anti-terrorism agents raided InfoCom Corporation, the company that ran the HLF website. According to defectors from the conspiracy, the HLF web server was used also by the American Muslims for Jerusalem. the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Association for Palestine, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S. and Canada. As Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz writes, “All these organizations drew from the common financial and technical pool at HLF. All shared a single administrative and technical contact for the maintenance of the web server. They had been erected as political shells around the Hamas hydra-head represented by HLF.” (Support for Hamas had become illegal in 1995 as the result of an executive order by President Bill Clinton and subsequent congressional action.)
On December 4, 2001, the Bush administration seized all HLF assets and records because of its Hamas connections. Said President Bush at the time: “Hamas has obtained much of the money that it pays for murder abroad right here in the United States, money originally raised by the Holy Land Foundation. The Holy Land Foundation … raised $13 million from people in America last year. … Money raised by the Holy Land Foundation is used by Hamas to support schools and indoctrinate children to grow up into suicide bombers. [It] is also used by Hamas to recruit suicide bombers and to support their families.”
In July 2004, federal authorities arrested five former HLF leaders: Mufid Abdulqader (the half-brother of Hamas’s supreme political leader, Khaled Mashal); Shukri Abu Baker (HLF’s co-founder and former President and Chief Executive); Ghassan Elashi (HLF’s co-founder and former Board Chairman and Treasurer); Mohammed El-Mezain (HLF’s co-founder and former Board Chairman); and Abdulraham Odeh (HLF’s former New Jersey representative). In a 42-count indictment, these individuals were charged with providing material support for Hamas terrorists to the tune of $12.4 million over a six-year period, and more than $57 million since the late 1988. Two more ex-officials of HLF, Haitham Maghawri and Akram Mishal, managed to escape U.S. jurisdiction and are considered to be fugitives.
According to the indictment, HLF tried to hide its terrorist-financing activities from American law-enforcement by making a few small contributions to innocuous, non-Palestinian entities while reserving the vast majority of its funds for terrorists. As Shukri Abu Baker told his underlings: “We can give $100,000 to the Islamists and $5,000 to the others.” Another HLF program, masquerading as charitable support for needy families and orphans in Palestinian territories, is said to have channeled money to families whose relatives had been killed or captured while waging jihad; some of them were suicide bombers.
In December 2006, two openly pro-Castro organizations — the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Humanitarian Law Project — jointly petitioned a federal judge to dismiss many of the charges brought against HLF.
On July 23, 2007, HLF’s leaders went on trial. Seven principal individuals were charged with twelve counts of providing “material support and resources” to a foreign terrorist organization. Additionally, they faced thirteen counts of money laundering and thirteen counts of breaching the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), which prohibits transactions that threaten American national security. Along with the seven named defendants, the government released a list of approximately 300 “unindicted co-conspirators” and “joint venturers.”
Among the unindicted co-conspirators were groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Hamas, INFOCOM, theIslamic Association for Palestine, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Arab Youth Association, the North American Islamic Trust, and the United Association for Studies and Research. The list also included many individuals affiliated with theMuslim Brotherhood and/or Hamas. Among these were Mousa Abu Marzook, Omar Ahmad, Abdurahman Alamoudi, Yousef al-Qaradawi, Abdallah Azzam, Jamal Badawi, Mohammad Jaghlit, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, and Ahmed Yassin. Thirty-nine directors, employees and representatives of HLF were also named.
On October 22, 2007, after a two-month trial and nineteen days of jury deliberation, Judge A. Joe Fish declared a mistrial because the jury had been unable to deliver unanimous verdicts and had failed to convict on a single count brought against the defendants.
When the government retried the case a year later, prosecutors made several key adjustments. Most notably, they dropped somecounts against particular defendants; they called several new witnesses; and they displayed three exhibits which Israeli military officials had seized from the Palestinian Authority (PA). Those exhibits demonstrated that the PA, like the U.S. government, clearly considered HLF to be a Hamas funder; that an HLF-supported charity committee was fully controlled by Hamas; and that the defendants were well aware that whatever money they were raising in the U.S. was earmarked for Hamas.
On November 24, 2008, the jury convicted five former HLF officials — Mufid Abdulqader, Shukri Abu-Baker, Ghassan Elashi, Mohamed El-Mezain, and Abdelrahman Odeh — of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.
STILL, if State needs any assists, they can ask this blogger for help in ferreting out “this one and that one”. Have a treasure trove of listings of the “who’s who” in Islamic terror activities.
Onto the meat…
‘Report: Obama ‘covertly recruiting’ Muslims as diplomats’
Special to WorldTribune.com
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is said to have been quietly
recruiting Muslims to serve as U.S. diplomats.
Judicial Watch said the Obama administration was hiring Muslims at the
State Department. The fiscal watchdog said the recruitment
was part of the administration’s outreach to Muslims to work for the federal
“The Obama administration is covertly recruiting Muslims to work at the
State Department as Foreign Service officers representing the United States in one of 265 American embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide,” Judicial Watch said.
In a report on Jan. 31, Judicial Watch said the administration sought to
use the new Muslim recruits to bolster Washington’s relations with the rest of the world. The organization said the recruitment was headed by Mark Ward, deputy special coordinator in the State Department’s Office of Middle East Transition.
“Ward held a 90-minute seminar at a recent convention sponsored by two
groups — Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America — with known ties to radical Islam,” Judicial Watch said.
The two Muslim groups have been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. The
Investigative Project on Terrorism identified the Muslim American Society as the U.S. chapter of the Brotherhood, with headquarters in Egypt.
“Besides being a citizenship duty, there are benefits that Muslims can
add to the American Muslim community and the global Muslim world by joining the U.S. Foreign Services,” a statement by the Muslim American Society said in late December 2012. “This session will shed light on the different career opportunities for Muslim youth in the U.S. Foreign Services Department. It will also clear any concerns that many people have feared about pursuing in this career.”
It remains to be seen wherein lies the tipping point, and how much longer their infiltration/penetration will be tolerated. But this much appears to be on the horizon: future urban jihads will not go down as tepidly as Boston’s. In an overall sense, the jihadi tactics may very well be similar, but the response from some Americans more than likely very different. In effect, the jihadists within Washington’s underbelly might be as shocked by “Middle America’s” response, as will Muslim American Islamists “hiding in plain sight” – at least this is what plugged in types have been intimating.
Time will tell.