CAIR Seeks Informant Identity in Terrorism Trial in Cal

Editor’s Note – Many think that the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and its local unit in California (CA-CAIR), uses our nation’s legal system against itself in a practice called ‘lawfare‘ in many ways.

terror-suspects-ralph-de-leon-and-arifeen-gojaliUsually it uses the court to silence its critics, but in this recent instance, it appears to be using it to identify a secret informant in a terrorism trial in Riverside, California. However, the identity is being closely held so even ‘lawfare’ is not working.

Therefore, they have made a plea to the public to help reveal the informant through their own contacts and acquaintances. In fact, if they find out who the informant is, they will not commit not to release the identity.

Their claim that the identity of the informant is crucial in achieving a fair trial fails on its face. If it is so important to their defense, why will they not commit to keep it secret? Don’t answer that, it was a rhetorical question of course.

It gets better though, the defendant identified by the DA as the leader of the conspiracy has a federal public defender who is not working in cooperation with CAIR. But that does not stop CAIR from injecting itself.

There are four suspects are accused in the case:

Three of the men — Ralph Deleon, Arifeen Gojail and Miguel Santana Vidriales — previously pleaded not guilty, but they had to re-enter their pleas when prosecutors added a Southern California man suspected of being the ringleader of the plot to the indictment.

The government accused Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona of inviting his co-defendants to visit his native Afghanistan and meet with terrorists. Gojali, Deleon and Santana were arrested the day they were suspected of leaving to meet Kabir in Afghanistan.

What is clear to critical thinkers and those who watch CAIR closely, this is merely a ploy to send a message – they want to silence their critics, and obviously silence those in their community that may reveal their allegiances, practices, secrets, and nefarious goals.

Artist's rendering of Miguel Santana Vidriales
Artist’s rendering of Miguel Santana Vidriales

Remember, CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in  the Holy Land Foundation case and supports(ed) Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Investigative Project on Terrorism confirmed this in 2010:

… a letter circulating on Capitol Hill affirming federal law enforcement’s belief that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the product of a Hamas-support network in the United States.

Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich sent the letter last month to four members of Congress who asked for details last fall on how CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror-finance trial against the Holy Land Foundation and its former officials.

CAIR tries so hard to manipulate our system, and produces prodigious amounts of propaganda across the country. They know how to manipulate the low-information populace but every time they are confronted, the fail miserably, ask Allen West.

See Video at the end of the following article for a good look at how facts ruin CAIR arguments at every juncture:

COURT: New twist in terror case

As trial gets underway, Islamic rights group seeks information on the FBI informant who sparked the case to ensure defendants get a fair trial

BY RICHARD K. De ATLEY – Press Enterprise

An Islamic rights organization has asked for the public’s help in gathering information about a secret FBI informant whose claims led to a homegrown terrorism conspiracy indictment, with trial set to start Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Riverside for two Inland men charged with plotting to meet with the Taliban and al-Qaida and murder Americans overseas.

An attorney for the Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday the organization “can’t say we won’t” expose the identity of the informant, if it comes across verifiable information.

Artist's rendering of Sohiel Omar Kabir
Artist’s rendering of Sohiel Omar Kabir

“It will come down to what is in the best interest of our community,” said Fatima Dadabhoy, senior civil rights attorney for the Los Angeles office of CAIR.

The organization asked for those with information to call its Anaheim office’s civil rights hotline, or call the federal public defender investigator’s office in Riverside.

The federal public defender investigator’s office is not working in cooperation with CAIR, said Jeffrey A. Aaron, the deputy federal public defender who is one of the attorneys representing Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona, whom prosecutors have identified as the leader of the conspiracy.

Dadabhoy said her organization believes the FBI has used confidential informants to entrap people, and that a majority of terrorist plots are fabricated or provoked by the FBI.

“We want to make sure that our community is aware,” she said. “When the FBI sends in people with this criminal background into our community, we want to know how they are acting and who is vulnerable to them. Our best way is to identify this and the tactics that are being used.”

U.S. Attorney spokesman Thom Mrozek declined to comment Monday. The FBI also declined to comment Monday, citing the pending case.

In court papers, defense attorneys have described the FBI informant as a “convicted drug trafficker” who has been paid “‘over’ a quarter million dollars” and was being allowed to stay in the United States, although he should be deported for his felony conviction.

The CAIR-Los Angeles news release issued Sunday said the amount paid to the informant is now $356,645 and that the informant’s conviction was for trafficking pseudoephedrine, a decongestant used to make methamphetamine.

Whether the informant – referred to as a “confidential human resource” in court papers – will testify during the anticipated 20-day trial is unknown; like many documents in the case that started in late 2012, the government’s witness list is sealed.

Dadabhoy said she knew of no existing positive identification of the informant. “There is no picture of him. If there is information, then maybe we will put together an advisory for the community about who this person may be,” she said.

The case broke in November 2012 with the arrests of Kabir in Afghanistan and three others – Ralph Deleon of Ontario, Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside and Miguel Santana of Upland, who authorities said were about to leave for the first leg of their trip from the United States to Afghanistan.

The government’s case brief says the defendants’ alleged conspiracy was underway before they met with the informant in February 2012, when one of them told him of a plan to travel overseas “to engage in violent jihad.”

“We are concerned about this case,” Dadabhoy said. “If there was entrapment in this case, we want to make sure these guys are ensured a fair trial.

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Islamists and the White House – Foreign policy drivers

By Denise Simon

The strange relationships at the White House are starting to reveal some very disturbing trends, especially involving our foreign policy and homeland security. People may believe the ‘Religion of Peace’ players on Capitol Hill are to be brought into the fold to promote better relations, but appears it already has, but not for the good.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has long employed, as her Chief of Staff; Huma Abedin, a Muslim. Huma has been with Hillary Clinton since 1996 and is married to the outed sex twitterer, and former Congressman Anthony Weiner; they just had a baby. Ironically, it was Bill Clinton who presided over the marriage of Huma and Anthony.

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin

Hillary Clinton, in her position as America’s number one diplomat, is the driver of all geo-political matters concerning the US which includes activities involving weapons, terror networks, military/drone missions, and monetary transactions. So as Chief of Staff, Huma has complete access to all confidential and top secret intelligence.

Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef - President of the Muslim World Congress

What is disturbing about her access is that she has deep family ties and likely holds a membership card herself in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Huma’s mother is an active member of the Sisterhood of the Muslim Brotherhood and Huma’s brother Hassan has deep connections with Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef, President of the World Muslim Congress. and Sheik Yusuf al Qaradawi. (See below)

Additionally, Huma was instrumental in ensuring that Ali Mohamed, the famous character who fooled the military and others for years, was not court-martialed as a member of Al Qaeda. He was at one time a member of our own U.S. Special forces as well as being a member of the Egyptian army.

We also know we have Muslim Brotherhood operatives within the White House and the policies of the US government have been quite generous to all objectives in the mission playbook of the Muslim Brotherhood including the Ground Zero mosque, in Anthony Weiner’s old district. It also appears that this influence also helped develop US foreign policy in the ‘Arab Spring’.

Further proof lies in the impact they are having internally. Witness the training program on Islam within the U.S. military, and sensitivity training for the FBI.

Download the PDF of the Army manual for Islam Sensitivity here.

This picture is painting itself. A most frightening and certainly anti-American mural.

This set of relationships also begs the following questions:

Hussam Ayloush and Qaradawi
  1. Who is vetting these people, and how does Huma get that level of clearance?
  2. What is the bottom line agenda of the White House and State Department?
  3. Is Hillary Clinton really presidential material as the DNC is touting?
  4. What will 2012 really bring to America relating to our National Security?

Now we have Sheik Yusuf al Qaradawi – US Mediator to the Taliban talks?

It has also become common knowledge that the White House and the State Department have been in serious talks with the Taliban to come to some agreement where the U.S. which allows and endorses the Taliban as a legitimate political entity while getting the nod of approval to open a headquarters in Qatar.

Now the White House needed a negotiator that was acceptable to the Taliban. So Obama has openly recruited one of these associations, as our mediator with the Taliban. It is almost too hard to believe that this man, Qaradawi, an avowed promoter of terrorism is to be trusted as a negotiator – for the USA! The White House and the State Department are turning our security on its ear. Talk about ‘fundamental change’.

Andrew McCarthy gives us some background on this character, and he has written extensively about him:

For those who may be unfamiliar with him, he is the most influential Sunni Islamist in the world, thanks to such ventures as his al-Jazeera TV program (Sharia and Life) and website (IslamOnline.net).

In 2003, he issued a fatwa calling for the killing of American troops in Iraq. As he put it,

Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will. . . . Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism tells us the following as well:

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations‘ Los Angeles chapter, has said he “cannot think of one Muslim scholar that I know of, that I have ever heard of, who has actually condoned terrorism.” Ayloush added that there “is no debate actually within the Muslim world. There is no scholar who says otherwise.”

That’s odd, since he posed for a photograph with one (at right). Prominent Muslim Brotherhood theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi has a long history of advocating terrorism and violence, which includes praising Nazi persecution of Jews and expressing hope that he could die a martyr killing them.

Qaradawi’s extremism has been a topic of discussion for U.S. diplomats and their foreign counterparts, cables just made public by Wikileaks show.

Even stranger timing

At the same time, a new development emerges where commanders within the Taliban and al Qaeda are in talks with Pakistan to take on American forces in Afghanistan. Once again, is Pakistan a friend or foe?

Also at the same time, there are meetings underway to trade Taliban prisoners or merely give them up. This may relieve some political pressure from the left, and open space at Guantanamo. But in exchange for what? To facilitate the end our efforts in Afghanistan early?

Back and forth, coddling strange bedfellows, maintaining and developing even stranger ties, and easing the infiltration of the federal government. Is this what Obama and Clinton are doing…?

Foreign policy in the hands of Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, and Huma Abedin…seems Islamists have a firm grip.

Edited by Scott W. Winchell