Sunday, August 26, 2007

Silent whine-o-grams, could CAIR finally be exposed?

The daily whine-o-grams have been silent in their HLF trial coverage. Putting a positive spin on the terror funding defendants is becoming an elusive task even for the masters of double-speak. Trial updates for "The Holy Land Foundation Trial: The Family's Perspective" website is straining as the bleak outlook becomes more apparent and the anti-Israel rhetoric is kicked up a notch.

Steven Emerson and the team at CounterTerrorism Blog continue to execute the "dot connecting" in this complicated case. In a "Supplement to Mainstream Reporting" Emerson uncovers the spider web uniting CAIR, hamas and the Holy Land Foundation.

Government prosecutors said they will call their last witness Monday and rest their case. The defense will use semantics to separate the organizations from individuals. Claiming if other people and groups were hamas entities, they would be listed on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Terrorists (SDT) as well. But none of the individuals included in HLF’s speaker’s list, the zakat committees and their board members are separately designated on the SDT list. Using this tactic or loophole as a defense has worked in the Sami al Arian and Fawaz Damra case, who are tangled in this web as well.

Next week is going to be a PR nightmare as defense attorneys try and spin their clients to freedom.


SkyePuppy said...

Thanks for keeping us informed on this!

OCD.Like.Monica said...

Just dropping in to say hello. This was big news when the trial first started, but now I hardly see anything about it on the local news.

janice said...

I'm amazed this trial is going unnoticed in the MSM. Our local paper, Columbus Dispatch, had zero coverage this weekend.

This is going have far reaching implications going forward. A lot of people are going to be revealed as having more to do with nefarious deeds when all is said and done.

Thanks for stopping by OCD-L-M.

PS, I made chicken and dumplings again over the weekend. We love it!

OCD.Like.Monica said...

Well, the trial is right here (I'm not in Dallas, but only about 20 miles away) and they really haven't talked about it much since it began. When it first started they talked about it, but not now. I heard a lot more about the HLF a few years ago.

Glad to hear you are enjoying the C&D recipe. I should make those soon. I haven't made them in soooo long!

OCD.Like.Monica said...

Anonymous said...

Emerson, a Jew who gets it
A perspective of a moderate Muslim

At the risk of sounding anti-Semitic, I want to say this: either American Jews are completely clueless about the internal struggle inside Islam or they are so cowardly, that they are even afraid to voice their opinion. Or maybe it's a combination of both.

Every time there is a development that involves radical Islam, be it a Mayor of New York attending an Islamist parade, DOJ's officials attending an Islamist conference, or a protester being sued for having the balls to expose an Islamist-sponsored event at an amusement park, the American Jewish community is as quiet as a church mouse. It's like it is not even there.

The effect of this silence is devastating. Not for the Jewish community, not yet. That time is still to come. The silence affects the American Muslim community. Every time moderate Muslims are ignored and Islamists are legitimized (by either direct support from government representatives or silent support of the ADL), radicals gain ground. In the current PC climate, moderate Muslims have pretty much no choice but to keep their mouths shut.

Luckily for us, not everyone in the Jewish community is like that. There are some Jews that are speaking out. One of them is Steven Emerson, who has been warning the West about the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism since before PanAm 103. Most of his current work is focused on exposing the radicals masquerading as the moderates – those radicals who are embraced by the DOJ and the Pentagon, by the mayor of New York Bloomberg (Rudy would never get into bed with terrorist supporters) and the Treasury Department, by the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, by the Congress and the White House.

There is a war of ideas within Islam, and moderate Muslims are losing. Most of Muslim clergy and Muslim establishment are paid for by the Wahhabis. Moderate Muslims are being run out of Mosques and community centers, and in many cases are physically threatened. Moderate Muslims have no place in the media or public debate, because the place reserved for Muslims is filled by Islamic radicals, who attempt to make criticizing anything Islamic a taboo. According to the Islamists, a Muslim can do no wrong.
1. When a non-Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslims, he/she is an Islamophobe.
2. When a Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslim, he/she is not a real Muslim, therefore see #1.

This is a tactic used by "moderate" Muslims, the darlings of the government and the media. But how can you call someone who praises bin Laden, or has ties to Hamas, or calls for the elimination of Israel, or wants to replace the Constitution with the Koran a moderate? They are anything but moderates, however nobody except for a few people like Steven Emerson seems to notice that. But even when the Emersons of America appeal to the public, they are often being dismissed as alarmists and racists. Well, they are anything, but. You don't have to be a clairvoyant to predict the future when it comes to expansion of radical Islam and extinction of moderate Muslims. All you need to do is get your heads out of the sand.

Why our government is so forgiving and forgetful when it comes to individuals or organizations with known terrorist ties and anti-American views is beyond me. Why the Jewish leaders are so timid when it comes to the subject of radical Islam is incomprehensible.

I thank God every day for people like Steven Emerson, because they are the last glimmer of hope for moderate Muslims.


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