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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Anti-CAIR Founder;
My Turn on Civil Rights

On January 6, 2004, I was threatened with a lawsuit for defamation by the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR), an Islamic terrorist supporting front group which has received funding from Islamic
terrorists. The reason I was sued was because I dared to tell the truth about CAIR, its "leadership" and

When I received the letter, I shut down our work for a few days while I examined my options. After a period
of reflection, I made the decision to resume normal operations and I also posted the letter from CAIR's
attorney on the Anti-CAIR web site:

The reason I refused to surrender to CAIR's blatant attempt at intimidation was simple: I believe that all
the information we provide on CAIR is the truth, and that the truth must be defended, in order to
maintain a free society.

When CAIR sued me, it discovered that bringing a bogus "defamation" case to silence free speech is a double
edged sword; just as CAIR could examine and test my material and delve into my works, so I was entitled to
do the same to CAIR. The question, as the discovery process unfolded was: "Who was going to blink first"?
For our legal team the answer was simple: we agreed to answer any/all questions in depth. We had, and have, nothing to hide.

Everything Anti-CAIR does is perfectly transparent, we show our sources (where we can), we name names, and we
provide links that any reader can follow.

When my legal team, headed by Reed Rubinstein, submitted questions to CAIR, we were rebuffed. CAIR finally realized that going after Anti-CAIR was not only a bad decision, it had the potential to show CAIR for what it is: an Anti-American front group for Hamas that was founded by Islamic terrorists.

CAIR ran from the suit they initiated and the case was settled.

Not one word that CAIR objected to was changed on the web site. No corrections were issued. No apology was made.

Why is this important?

Free speech.

Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn has been arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment for allegedly placing a Koran (Islam's Holy Book) in a toilet at Pace University:,0,6882662.story

While most Americans can agree that placing a book in a toilet is disrespectful, is it really a crime?

For CAIR's opinion, we only have to listen to CAIR-NY "Civil Rights Coordinator" Aliya Latif:

"We commend the NYPD for its appropriate handling of this case...we must all be concerned when any actions
cross the line from protected free speech to acts designed to intimidate. Just as there is a difference between someone burning a cross in their own backyard and burning that same cross in the yard of an African-American family, there is a difference between
desecrating a religious text in a private setting and doing so in a setting that will create a hostile learning environment."

(Question: Why does a terrorist founded, terrorist supporting organization need a "Civil Rights Coordinator"?)

Contrast CAIR-NY statement with the following:

"Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

Quote of Omar Ahmad, CAIR co-founder.

What is more threatening, putting a book in a toilet or being told that Islam is in American to dominate all other beliefs?

Why hasn't Ahmad been arrested for a "hate crime"?

What about Nihad Awad, CAIR Executive Director when he publically states:

"I am in support of the Hamas movement."

Awad publically states his support for an Islamist terrorist group that has murdered innocent civilians, including American citizens, and there is no "hate crimes" investigation.

Showing the banality of evil, this from Ahmad:

"Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide...they kill themselves for Islam"

Ahmad celebrates fellow Muslims who commit terrorist suicide bombings as "killing themselves for Islam"...the very same Islam that CAIR consistently claims does not support terrorism.

Or is it only CAIR's particular brand of Islam that supports Islamic terrorism?

From a WorldNetDaily article:

"A group of American Muslims produced a video that shows its members on a New York City street corner declaring Islam's dominance over America as they tread on a U.S. flag and then rip it apart."

CAIR had nothing to say about the desecration of our national flag by a group of Islamist supremacists from the "Islamic Thinkers Society"...the group suffered no consequences for the defilement of the flag and no mention was made of it being a "hate crime". No matter that millions of veterans would disagree; rightly recognizing that the flag represents our country, our values...and our comrades, fallen or wounded in battle; not to mention those battling Islamist terror in foreign lands.

Shmulevich put a book in the toilet. But did he call for his religion to be dominant in America? Did he publically call for support for terrorists who are killing American citizens? Did he salute terrorists who commit suicide attacks? Did he trample our flag in the street?

What Shmulevich did was in bad taste, it was insulting, but it was no crime.

Freedom of speech is my birthright as an American citizen; it is a gift from God codified by our founding fathers in our great Constitution.

To silence my voice would be to silence my soul; no man has, or ought to have, that power.

If we won't stand up for Shmulevich, who will stand up for us when the time comes?

Andrew Whitehead
Director, Anti-Council on American-Islamic Relations Anti-CAIR


The Washington Times

Article published Aug 8, 2007
Terrorists teaming with drug cartels

August 8, 2007

By Sara A. Carter - Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report.

"Since drug traffickers and terrorists operate in a clandestine environment, both groups utilize similar methodologies to function ... all lend themselves to facilitation and are among the essential elements that may contribute to the successful conclusion of a catastrophic event by terrorists," said the confidential report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times.

The 2005 report outlines an ongoing scheme in which multiple Middle Eastern drug-trafficking and terrorist cells operating in the U.S. fund terror networks overseas, aided by established Mexican cartels with highly sophisticated trafficking routes.

These terrorist groups, or sleeper cells, include people who speak Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew and, for the most part, arouse no suspicion in their communities.

"It is very likely that any future 'September 11th' type of terrorist event in the United States may be facilitated, wittingly or unwittingly, by drug traffickers operating on both sides of the United States-Mexico border," the DEA report says.

Rep. Ed Royce of California, ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee, said the DEA document substantiates information that his committee has been given in the past year.

"Hearings I held in Laredo [Texas] last year and this DEA report show that our southern border is a terrorist risk," Mr. Royce said. "Law enforcement has warned that people from Arab countries have crossed the border and adopted Hispanic surnames. The drug cartels have highly sophisticated smuggling and money-laundering networks, which terrorists could access."

Garrison K. Courtney, spokes- man for the DEA, would not comment on the document. However, he said that the DEA, which has only 5,000 active agents worldwide, is sharing information with other U.S. intelligence agencies and working closely with local law enforcement.

"We focus on drugs, but we keep our eyes open for any connection that can aid our other partners in law enforcement," Mr. Courtney said. "Everything we do relies on our ability to gather intelligence. We have said for years that there are shades of gray in the organizations we're dealing with. Intelligence requires us to look at the whole picture. Realistically to leave out a certain set of dots could be a huge mistake."

In the two years since the report was written, other DEA intelligence officials have said they are still struggling to cooperate with and share and gather information from other lead U.S. agencies charged with fighting the war on terrorism.

Lack of information sharing between U.S. intelligence agencies is creating a blind spot in the war on terror and has left the U.S. vulnerable to another attack, the report states.

"We are the eyes and ears when it comes to gathering intelligence on the cartels and smugglers," said the DEA official. "What we know for sure is that persons associated with terrorist groups have discovered what cartels have known all along — the border is the backdoor into the U.S."

According to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report obtained by The Times, nearly every part of the Border Patrol's national strategy is failing.

"Al Qaeda has been trying to smuggle terrorists and terrorist weapons illegally into the United States," the 2006 document states. "This organization has also tried to enter the U.S. by taking advantage of its most vulnerable border areas. They seek to smuggle OTMs [other than Mexicans] from Middle Eastern countries into the U.S."

Peter Brown, terrorism and security consultant, stated that the "biggest element" to the DEA report is the ease with which terrorist cells have taken on new identities.

"The ability for people to completely transform their nationalities absent of their own identities is a dangerous step in the evolution of this cross-border operation," he said. "This is a true threat."

Lending credence to Mr. Brown's concern, an El Paso, Texas, law-enforcement report documents the influx of "approximately 20 Arab persons a week utilizing the Travis County Court in Austin to change their names and driver's licenses from Arabic to Hispanic surnames."

Under the current drug-intelligence collection, analysis and reporting posture, the DEA runs the risk of failing to detect or report the entry of terrorists, weapons of mass destruction or portable conventional weapons into the United States, according to the DEA document.

Many times, smugglers don't know what they are transporting.

"Despite all the pronouncements of the administration that these networks and their funding is being traced," Mr. Brown warned, "progress has been limited, and in certain circles of intelligence, they are nonexistent."


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