Obama Justice Department Saves Brotherhood Fronts

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


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Investigative journalist Patrick Poole has broken a blockbuster story about how the Obama Administration’s Justice Department blocked plans to prosecute a co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and others labeled “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation trial. Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and is requesting answers by April 25.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) were all designated by the federal government as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim Brotherhood front found guilty of covertly financing Hamas. A total of 246 organizations and individuals received the label but have yet to face prosecution. Now, a high-level Justice Department source has informed Patrick Poole that this is because of a decision by the Obama Administration, in what the source called “a political decision from the get-go.” A second Justice Department source substantiated the tip.

A March 31, 2010 report titled “Declination of Prosecution of Omar Ahmad,” referring to one of the co-founders of CAIR, was sent from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. The document claims that Ahmad would not be prosecuted because of fears that jury nullification would result. The source of the information rejects this and says it is just an excuse to not move forward.

Rep. Peter King has confirmed the story and is now putting Attorney General Eric Holder in the hot seat. King writes that he has been “reliably informed” that the decision to not prosecute the unindicted co-conspirators “was usurped by high-ranking officials at Department of Justice headquarters over the vehement and stated objections of special agents and supervisors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the prosecution at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas, who had investigated and successfully prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation case.”

King requests a reply by April 25 but it is unclear what will follow if the response is unsatisfactory. David Rusin, the director of Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, told FrontPage that “if Congress subpoenas Justice Department files on the organizations, incriminating details go public.” Such an investigation would be “a nightmare in the making for groups like CAIR and ISNA, whose very lifeblood has been the ability to camouflage their radicalism with the aid of gullible dupes in government and the press.”

However, Politico reports that the Bush Administration originally decided against prosecuting CAIR in 2004. Poole told the website that this is not necessarily a contradiction, as it just means that “They decided to get the bigger fish after they convicted the smaller fish.”

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  • Renee Rogers-Perry

    I hope their ability to camouflage their radicalism is finally exposed and Peter King is just the person to do it! I don't ever remember a Justice Department that is so political and bias as this one is under Holder. When he said Americans are cowards, that was the last straw for me! This might even lead into other questionable evidence on other questionable cases in this Justice Department that up until now have been hidden! Every day it seems that another story comes out on this administration that I continue to exclaim is "Unbelievable!"

    • dvernick

      You are a billion percent correct Renee.. Everything they do, they find a way to "cover" it. A puppet government with misled sheeple….A perfect combination for the downfall of this nation.

  • Chezwick_mac

    And to think some folks actually still believe Obama has our nation's best interests at heart!

    2012 friends…just one more issue at the disposal of the Republican nominee to hammer home to an awakening electorate what a clueless, spineless poseur this man is.

  • Paul

    Such an investigation would be “a nightmare in the making for groups like CAIR and ISNA, whose very lifeblood has been the ability to camouflage their radicalism with the aid of gullible dupes in government and the press.”

    Oh, obama is anything but gullible. More like extremely stupid, but definitely not gullible. His eyes are clouded only by his hatred of the United States, collectively with that of G. S., his staunch supporter, and his Muslim cohorts, and their agendas… which qualifies him as much more than a willing "dupe".

  • Fred Dawes

    Read Savage new book, the obama racists and CAIR/NAIT/ISNA Are all working to murder americans but yell the boys in washington keep helping our enemies so as i see it the boys in washington are our real enemies, the muslim enemy is doing what IT Did in england, if people do not act like Americans and fight for life this nation will become nothing but a third world hell.

    To any American if you want to stand up and say no to evil start with little things call your bitch in washington and tell that rat what you want, start some little Group call the local cops up and ask if any muslums are working as a cop and who is his or her name, but be nice ask if that city government is work with or for any muslim group and if so ask the city person if he or she is a muslim and have any race or political ties to terrorists or family in any terrorists group here but be nice, and above all other things write and call and ask question to your own government..one other thing buy guns.

  • davarino

    Where are the moderate muslims……anybody, anybody. This country is about to become just like the shiite hole you came from if you dont help us stop these infiltrators.

    Or is that what you want?

  • Dispozovdaburka

    One of Obama's best friends is Louis Farrakan!

    I wonder if anyone can check and see how much money was/has/or is promised
    to be donated to the Obama 2012 campaign by the CAIR and the other similar associations.

    • Steve Chavez

      Congressman Keith Ellison was on Hannity last night and this man is definitely not taking his oath of office seriously and must be impeached along with others who are protecting the U.S. from "enemies foreign and domestic!"

      Didn't Ellison put his hand on the Koran while taking his oath?Here in the US, Islam is about a political ideology more than a religious one but Muslims hide behind its religion to further political agendas which is perfectly fine with Obama who only professes to be a Christian only to fool true Christians who won't open their eyes to see this CON-ARTIST-IN-CHIEF!!

      • joesixpack

        Yes, and this bothered me greatly. After all, within our own legal system, the written contract overrides the verbal. So he took the oath of office (A verbal contract) over a document that is hostile to our legal system. (The written contract)

        So he is being true to his and our legal belief that the written document (Koran) overrides the verbal oath. This war is comming closer.

  • Steve Chavez

    Holder too abruptly ended Pay to Play investigations against my former Governor, Bill Richardson! At the time, Bill was being considered for an Obama Cabinet position since he endorsed Obama over Hillary Clinton, aka Bill Clinton who placed Richardson in numerous high ranking positions! There are so many scandals here in NM that have Richardson's name on it. He had a hiring freeze by hired 400 more cronies who were put in positions they had no experience in and removing those that did! Our "Rail Runner" train, aka "The Turtle Runner" which is a train between Albuquerque and Santa Fe and extremely slow and unreliable, was $400 million over budget. Then when the train needed access into the city of Santa Fe, their city council refused but another Pay to Play changed their minds. Wouldn't you get permission before construction? The ridership is low and former Governor Gary Johnson, a possible 2012 Presidential candidate, says the actual cost per passenger is $75 instead of $6. I call it the "Blackhole!" Bill put his cronies in every department!

    The former Secretary of State, Rebecca Vigil Giron, along with several from her office, are under indictment but the latest story is they may get off on "technicalities" due to the incompetence, or political affiliation, by the Democrat Attorney General and son of the former Governor, Bruce King!

    Holder, Obama, and many Democrats, are trashing their oath of office!

  • jacob

    A public organization is starting a signatures collection campaign to oust
    HOLDER from the Justice Dept. and I guess there are enough signatures
    already to send the petition to Congress.
    Perhaps OBAMA will oppose it but we will see if the Republicans prevail or
    give in as they have been doing for a while and not only recently…

    I guess Rep. KING ahould pick up the banner and submit the removal's issue
    giving CAIR and the Brotherhood affiliates this time a run for their money .
    We have seen enough kid glove treatment with these people

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Don't be surprised if you see 15 more Keith Ellisons in the next elections._
    As our president changed the future destiny of American by changing
    "National Prayer Day" to
    Muslim Prayer Day
    _Stealth jihad.
    Didn't even swear in on the Bible.

  • http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/ patti

    California Al-Awda Conference next week….
    Link: http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/arn

  • JosephWiess

    I seem to recall, that after 9/11, we were told that the United States would go after all terrorists organizations, and those who funded or supported them.

    If President Obama and Eric Holder do not bring these murderers to trail, then they have both violated the constitution again. The oath is "To protect and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic." and in my book, anyone who is trying to blow up buildings and destroy our constitution is an enemy. If that grows to include Obama and Holder, then so be it.

  • Fred Dawes

    just one more sign that this government is on the side of our enemies

  • BLJ

    All Obama "CAIRS" about is his muslim buddies.

  • Texasron

    Isn't there any way we can get rid of these guys before the election? Our country can't afford another two years. Impeachment or, ?

  • Matthew Quigley

    Obama and his whole party are the enemy of this nation and our constitution. Holder, Obama and the rest belong behind bars or making big ones into little ones.