Posted by: Debby Durkee | April 18, 2011

DOJ isn’t prosecuting Muslim Brotherhood.

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DOJ isn’t prosecuting Muslim Brotherhood.

Former federal prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, says that Obama’s Department of Justice under Eric Holder has put a hold on the prosecution of groups in the United States who have been raising money for terrorist organizations. McCarthy says Obama has extended olive branches to the Muslim world since his Cairo speech in June of 2009 and that this administration is basically coddling the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization that looks to be taking over in Egypt and under the guise of Hamas already has in Palestine.

…(Obama’s 2009) speech was specious: a whitewash of the legacy of Islamic savagery, the expurgation of violent injunctions from Islamic scripture, historical ignorance of the Jewish claim to Israel, and even the adoption of “resistance” as the euphemism for Palestinian terrorism — a touch that must have brought a smile to the faces of Hamas and the president’s pal Rashid Khalidi, the former PLO mouthpiece turned Columbia professor.

More interesting than the speech, though, was the guest list. The Obama administration made a point of inviting prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood…this really was an olive branch, more like the Corleones having the Tartaglias over for a sit-down. The ramifications rumbled through both Egypt and the United States.

At the time of Obama’s speech, the Brotherhood was banned in Egypt, since they had been behind the assassination of Anwar Sadat.

…Now, of course, after more than two years of what passes for Obama’s foreign policy, gone is Mubarak — a despot to be sure, but a staunch American ally against terrorism, and one who kept the peace with Israel for 30 years. Poised to fill the power void is the Brotherhood, anti-American Islamists who seek to disappear Israel (for starters) but who lull progressive elites by smearing the catnip of democratic rhetoric over their pursuit of a sharia state.  Snip —

In 2008, not long before Obama’s Cairo speech, the Brotherhood was proved to be the prime mover in the biggest terrorism-financing conspiracy ever prosecuted by the Justice Department — specifically, by the Bush-era U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas. Five defendants were convicted in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) case of routing tens of millions of dollars to Hamas during the intifada. As its charter attests, Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. Since its creation in the late 1980s, Hamas’s sustenance has been the top priority of the Brotherhood’s U.S. operatives…

Using documents seized by the FBI from a Brotherhood leader, prosecutors proved that the organization considers itself to be engaged in a “grand jihad”… The goal, in the Brotherhood’s own words, is to destroy Western civilization from within by sabotage. The Brothers seek to accomplish this through companion organizations they’ve embedded in the West, groups like the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations).

…As the evidence showed, HLF, ostensibly an Islamic charity, was a piggy bank for Hamas. Not only was it run out of the office space jointly shared by ISNA and NAIT, money for Palestinian jihadists was routed through an HLF account that ISNA and NAIT maintained. Moreover, CAIR was created in the mid-1990s largely because changes in U.S. counterterrorism law made life difficult for groups already on record as Hamas sympathizers. With a clean slate and camouflaged as a civil-rights organization, CAIR would use media savvy to promote the Islamist agenda.

All of this information about the Brotherhood and its American tentacles was very fresh when Obama spoke in Cairo. It was not rumor, innuendo, or “Islamophobia.” It was evidence that had convinced a jury to convict several members of a terror-financing conspiracy. Yet, once the Obama administration took the helm, not only was there no further action taken against the unindicted coconspirators; Obama’s outreach to the Brotherhood in Egypt was coupled by similar outreach to the Brotherhood’s American accomplices. Indeed, in July 2009, just a month after the Cairo speech, the White House dispatched Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s old Chicago friend and close political confidant, to be the keynoter at ISNA’s annual convention.  Snip –

Relying on “a high-ranking source within the Department of Justice,” (Patrick) Poole (of Pajamas Media) reports that a top CAIR official and several other HLF accomplices have been spared from indictment thanks to the intercession of attorney general Eric Holder’s minions. There is said to be a mountain of evidence collected over the course of a decade, but the political decision not to prosecute means it may never see the light of day — and these Islamist organizations and their operatives will be able to continue passing themselves off as moderate Muslim champions of social justice, just like the Brotherhood.

Poole asked why his source was coming forward at this point. The answer was chilling:

Until we act decisively to cut off the financial pipeline to these terrorist groups by putting more of these people in prison, they are going to continue to raise money that will go into the hands of killers. And until Congress starts grilling the people inside DOJ and the FBI who are giving these groups cover, that is not going to change. My biggest fear is that Americans are going to die and it will be the very Muslim leaders we are working with who will be directly or indirectly responsible.

I would ask why the media doesn’t seem very interested in this story, but I already know the answer. Not only are they afraid of repercussions from Muslim groups (they’ve already shown themselves to be cowards), but they don’t see any evil when it comes to this administration. When the next terrorist attack comes to the United States, you can add to the list of public officials to blame like Obama and Holder, the mainstream media for dropping the ball on reporting about terrorism.

As far as the Obama administration’s coddling of the Muslim Brotherhood, you can just add them to the number of America’s enemies this bunch has lined themselves up with, from Hugo Chavez to Russia to China, this bunch has bowed to them all. Anywhere they can find a group or a country that hates this country, you’ll find Obama and his buddies opening wide the gates of the U.S. Please read all of McCarthy here:  http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/264869/audience-listening-andrew-c-mccarthy?page=1

Patrick Poole’s source had this to say:

To say things are different under Obama and Holder would be an understatement. Many of the people I work with at Justice now see CAIR not just as political allies, but ideological allies. They believe they are fighting the same revolution. It’s scary. And Congress and the American people need to know this is going on.

It remains to be seen how Congress, the American people, and the establishment media — who always seem eager to rise to the defense of CAIR and the other terror-tied Islamic groups — will proceed.

If the president and Holder’s Justice Department see our enemies as their political allies, what does that tell you about the bunch in charge in Washington, D.C.? If you see an enemy of your country as an ally, then aren’t you an enemy of the country? You can read Patrick Poole’s Pajamas Media report here: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/did-obama-and-holder-scuttle-terror-finance-prosecutions/

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