Mousa Abu Marzook – Grandfather of CAIRThese ties to terrorism go beyond CAIR's ability to claim plausible deniability with regard to these ties:
The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development was founded by HAMAS leader Mousa Abu Marzook, a man who was deported by the
to United States in 1997. Marzook, who may very well be, today, second in command of HAMAS, also founded, in 1981, CAIR’s parent organization, the Islamic Association for Jordan . Palestine
This is important, when considering the previous questions asked, but – but – there is a much bigger connection to CAIR, with respect to the Holy Land Foundation.
Ghassan Elashi – CAIR Board Member
The Chairman of the Holy Land Foundation, before the group’s closure, was Ghassan Elashi. Elashi, in December of 2002, was charged with “selling computers and computer parts to
and Libya , both designated state sponsors of terrorism.” Syria
Besides the Holy Land Foundation, Ghassan Elashi was also involved with CAIR. In fact, Elashi was one of the founding board members of CAIR’s Texas chapter. What this means is that CAIR didn’t just stick a link to the Holy Land Foundation on its website, but instead, CAIR was directly linked to the Holy Land Foundation itself!
Rabih Haddad – CAIR Fundraiser
Rabih Haddad was a co-founder of the Global Relief Foundation. Before being deported by the United States to Lebanon in July of 2003, Haddad had held various positions with Global Relief, including that of Executive Director and Public Relations Director.
And like Ghassan Elashi, Haddad was also active in CAIR. According to the Quaker organization, the group that runs the large charitable foundation, the American Friends Service Committee, Haddad had served as a fundraiser for CAIR.
Just as in the previous case, this shows that the Global Relief Foundation was not only a link on the CAIR website, but that CAIR was directly involved in the organization."Effective relief work," eh? I suppose so if your idea of "relief" is providing support for suicide bombers. Read more (much more) about CAIR's ties to terrorism here and here.
Considering this evidence, it would be somewhat difficult for CAIR to deny any knowledge of the two pseudo-charities’ nefarious involvements -- involvements that directly led to the murders of innocents abroad. This includes the December 2, 2001 suicide bombing of a bus in Haifa, Israel, murdering 15 and wounding 40 others… and the suicide bombing in an entertainment area in Jerusalem, which took the lives of 11 young people, just a day earlier.
Both incidents occurred, while CAIR was soliciting funds for the terrorist charities on its site. If CAIR was indeed involved, under the Justice Department code stated earlier, it could result in life imprisonment for all implicated.
But while it’s hard for CAIR to run away from its connections to the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation, because of the connections, it’s easy to understand why CAIR tried vigorously to defend and protect the groups.
CAIR called the closure of the Holy Land Foundation “unjust” and “disturbing.” And CAIR described the closure of the Global Relief Foundation as the racial profiling of an organization that “had established a track record of effective relief work.
Now back to Murtha... if one of CAIR's patently obvious (though unstated) missions is to provide financial and other support to terrorism around the world, and if Jack P. Murtha has a 100% rating with regard to voting in CAIR's interests, than again I ask the question: Just whose interests does Jack Murtha really represent?
Are the interests of CAIR really in line with those who reside in Pennsylvania's 12th CD? Could the 100% favorable rating from CAIR be related to Murtha's seditious rhetoric and antiwar stance? Could Jack Murtha's seditious rhetoric be playing right into the terrorist game plan for these United States?
At this juncture, would it really be a stretch to make such a connection?
I think not.