Friday, October 22, 2010

CAIR: A Foreign Influence on NPR?

NPR mikeAdam Savit of the Center for Security Policy has written a post for Big Peace that follows the money trail from the Sheikhs of Araby through CAIR to the pockets of National Public Radio.

And what did the sheikhs get for their hard-earned petrodollars? Well, for one thing, they managed to get Juan Williams canned for admitting his nervousness about sharing an airplane with members of the Religion of Peace.

Here are some excerpts from what CSP found:

By now most of the world knows about NPR’s shameful firing of Juan Williams for candidly stating his thoughts about Muslims. But what about CAIR’s role in the matter? As the most high-profile Muslim Brotherhood front organization in the United States, CAIR was quick to suggest “professional consequences” for Juan Williams’ exercise of free speech. Late last night the Center for Security Policy distributed the following press release to place the Juan Williams episode in the context of CAIR’s greater goal: to enforce “deterrent punishments” against anyone who dares discuss Islam, Jihad and Shariah Law publicly.

WASHINGTON, DC: On October 21, 2010, the Center for Security Policy sent urgent alert notices to Juan Williams, news analyst for Fox News and recently fired news analyst for National Public Radio (NPR); Vivian Schiller, President and CEO, NPR; Roger Ailes, President, Fox News Channel; Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Channel; and the Inspector General of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), regarding a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), warning that they may have been the target of an influence operation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which resulted in the firing of Williams.

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Center for Security Policy President Frank J. Gaffney Jr. said, “CAIR’s position that journalists like Williams should normally ‘suffer the professional consequences’ apparently created a hostile climate which may have led to Williams’ firing. Since CAIR’s beginnings in 1994, they have conducted targeted influence operations in the U.S. attempting to censor any criticism of Islam, jihad, and Islamic Shariah law. Their targets have included dozens of reporters, elected officials and ordinary citizens, but they have never registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.”

The Center’s CAIR Observatory project tracks CAIR’s apparent violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The FARA states that organizations paid by a foreign principal to engage in activities to “influence any agency or official of the Government of the United States or any section of the public within the United States” must register as a foreign agent and report such activity to the Department of Justice. CAIR has never registered.

CAIR received $325,000 from the Saudi Arabia-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to demand opposition to speech that they consider “Islamophobic.” The OIC’s “Ten Year Plan” calls on the U.S. government and other nations to enact laws “including deterrent punishments” to counter this so-called “Islamophobic” speech. The U.S. government funds NPR, which fired Williams, through Corporation for Public Broadcasting grants. [emphasis added]

According to Gaffney, “The foreign payment of $325,000 to CAIR, and the OIC ‘Ten Year Plan’ guidance to CAIR to demand ‘deterrent punishments’ — or as CAIR’s Nihad Awad put it, ‘professional consequences’ — appear to have directed CAIR’s influence operation targeting NPR, which may have led to NPR firing Williams.”

Mr. Savit mentions that CSP has sent formal notifications to Juan Williams, Vivian Schiller, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and the Inspector General of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, explaining that CAIR’s actions may constitute illegal influence under FARA. The appropriate office of the Justice Department has also been notified.

So things could get interesting yet again for CAIR, America’s most popular unindicted co-conspirator Muslim interest group.

Go over to Big Peace to read the rest of the article and watch the videos about CAIR.

2 comments:

her said...

Interesting recent twist. . .

Appeals Court removes "unindicted co-conspirator" status for CAIR, ISNA, NAIT via JihadWatch.org

whereas:

Judge: Feds violated US Islamic group's rights via Politico

Quote: "NAIT asked the appeals court to unseal Solis's opinion and to strike the part linking NAIT to HLF and Hamas. However, the appeals court declined to erase or vacate that part of Solis's opinion, which found there was "ample evidence to establish the association of ... NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association of Palestine ('IAP') and Hamas."

and

Quote: "CAIR and ISNA did not appeal Solis's ruling, the full text of which remains under seal pending implementation of the appeals court's opinion."
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Since CAIR and ISNA did not appeal Solis' ruling, how does anyone interpret this decision to mean both CAIR and ISNA were removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Trial?

FWIW . .. actual online link to list of original un-indicted co-cons was removed, but not before being reproduced

1389 said...

From NPR's admittedly shortsighted point of view, it's all about the Benjamins. In that regard, they've evidently been cutting their own throats:

NPR Sorry About WHAT?...LOL