Nancy Pelosi’s Secret CAIR Fundraiser

Neil Munro at The Daily Caller reported Friday that “Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement. The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.”

For Pelosi to appear at a fundraiser with Nihad Awad is as revolting, and should be as newsworthy, as if she had appeared at a fundraiser with David Duke or Bull Connor. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.

With a rap sheet like that, every self-respecting politician on both sides of the aisle should shun CAIR. Yet the political Left is so corrupt and willfully blind about the threat of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism that it is unlikely Pelosi hesitated even for a moment to appear at the fundraiser. And if she did, her suspicions would likely have been assuaged by the fact that, from her perspective, Awad and Hamas-linked CAIR had all the right enemies: “right-wing extremists,” Christians, Zionists, even Christian Zionists. The mainstream media likewise treat this Hamas-tainted group as if it were the respectable civil rights organization it portrays itself to be in its propaganda – and since they also portray Pelosi as if she were a political figure worthy of respect, it is not surprising that she would subscribe to the same view of CAIR that they have.

And Pelosi is by no means alone among Democrats in her dalliances with Hamas-linked CAIR. As long ago as 2006, the close relationship between Keith Ellison, who in 2007 became the nation’s first Muslim congressman (D-MN), and Awad was a matter of public record. Awad, who notoriously said in 1994 that he was “in support of the Hamas movement,” spoke at fundraisers for Ellison, raising considerable sums for his first congressional race. According to investigative journalist Patrick Poole, Ellison has appeared frequently at CAIR events since then. Poole also explained that “according to Justice Department, Awad is a longtime Hamas operative. Multiple statements made by federal prosecutors identify Awad as one of the attendees at a 1993 meeting of US Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee leaders in Philadelphia that was wiretapped by the FBI under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. The topic of discussion during that 1993 meeting was how to help Hamas by working in the U.S. to help sabotage the Oslo Peace Accords.” But none of that fazed Ellison, or Pelosi.

Nonetheless, there is one small hopeful sign that even a figure as thoroughly compromised as Nancy Pelosi realizes that there is something not quite kosher about fundraising with Nihad Awad: the fact that the event was secret, held back in May, and only coming to light now. Apparently even the most politically correct liberal Democrats realize that collaborating too publicly with as unsavory a group as Hamas-linked CAIR could be, if not political suicide for Leftists, then at least liable to lead to a firestorm that they would rather not have to endure.

This phenomenon is akin to Barack Obama posing as a convinced and enthusiastic supporter of Israel during his third debate with Mitt Romney, as outrageous as his stance was after nearly four years of contempt for our only reliable ally in the Middle East. Leftists clearly know that they can only hang on to power by concealing their most egregious collaborations with and capitulations to the forces of the jihad, whether violent or stealthy.

This is not a hopeful sign unless the defenders of freedom against that jihad can learn to capitalize upon it, which so far they have not been able to do. But it does at least indicate that, even in these dark days, all is not lost, not yet, and not by a longshot.

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  • Mary Sue

    Wow I knew Pelosi was stupid, but this is amazing. I HOPE she gets a brain cell and has an OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE moment.

    Not sure what to make of Keith Ellison, whether he's a Useless Idiot, or One Of Them.

    • kafir4life

      Ellison is an islamist.

      • Mary Sue

        Oh, he's hardcore, after all? Crap.

    • cmdorsey

      Keith Ellison is RIGHT NOW submitting bills to destroy the constitution and is trying to replace it with sharia law. Chris Fields is running against him. ELLISON MUST LOSE

      • Mary Sue

        ugh, introducing Sharia? I hope that doesn't fly.

  • EthanP

    CAIR is already saying that if Obama is re-elected, it will be because Muslim Americans will overwhelmingly vote for him.


      Muslims vote overwhelmingly for Jihad.

    • Neils60

      Unfortunately, most Jews are voting for the "chosen one", too, with encouragement from David Harris, Ed Koch, Alan Dershowitz, etc. My response, "Go Mitt and Paul!"

      • zalukas

        Most American born Jews you mean. When I arrived here and met some of them, the most shocking aspect that stood out, that they didn't read much. I mean they are trained professionals and such. But they don't read as a cultural pastime. A Broadway Show is pinnacle of culture to them.
        Many, too many, never anything in regard to Jewish history, besides generalities or US history in depth for that matter. They appear as bumpkins to us Jews, who have love for reading and learning not associated with career. I wrote what I saw , no more no less. Still looking for signs of an intelligent Jewish life here, but alas. Just Pavlov dog equivalents so far, besides this blog and couple others.

        Go Mittens, our lives depend on you.

  • adinakutnicki

    Understanding the Red/Green alliance is key to intuiting the motives behind the Radical/Islamist-in-Chief, as well as his surrogates.

    Armed with this knowledge, those who believe in freedom and liberty can beat them back. If not, then there is little to do, but wait to submit. It is THAT serious.

    Here's just a few tidbits, but there are many good sites to glean proper info from -

    Hope this clarifies things a bit.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

      • adinakutnicki

        Thanks, didn't know it was broken!

        Adina Kutnicki, Israel

        • Mary Sue

          yeah, it was broken. Interesting stuff!

  • john spielman

    If CAIR has its way , sharia law would be the law of the land.
    Let's see what would sharia law look like in San Francisco which Pelosi represents: No more gay pride parades, hanging of all practicing homosexuals from lighty posts, women forced to where niquabs or burqas etc.
    Pelosi must be suffering from Alzheimer's disease.


      "If CAIR has its way , sharia law would be the law of the land."

      G-D FORBID!

      • LindaRivera

        If OBAMA, CLINTON, Pelosi, GEORGE SOROS have their way, sharia will be the law of the land!

        • Mary Sue

          It's hard to pin down how exactly this would benefit Soros. I wonder if he's actually in the dark about what the leftist Islamists are all about. Maybe not, but you never know.

          • LindaRivera

            It has been reported in articles many times that leftist billionaire, George Soros, is directing things behind the scenes.

          • Mary Sue

            Yeah I know he's doing it, I'm just not sure why he'd throw his lot in with Radical Islamists rather than say, just average run of the mill atheist commies.

          • Reverend Ken

            Just like he did in Germany. He should have hung with pals at Nerumburg.

    • Larry

      Pelosi is suffering from something much worse and insidious than Alzheimer's, she is a leftard.

      That means she checked her brain in a box somewhere many years ago and forgot where she left it.

    • Mary Sue

      I remember something I read years ago, and I forget which book(s) it was, but someone had said that the communists' incrementalism starts with making a particular country more and more permissive. And that once they get full control, suddenly they clamp down and then nobody has any freedoms. The permissiveness was just a baited hook, a means to an end, not an end in and of itself. It is all a trick.

  • Asher

    The Left….United in Hate with Islam….very clear!

  • R.C.

    Nancy Pelosi and her those of her ilk in the Marxist democrat party–are not self respecting–but rather self hating wh*res!

  • statesrightsNOW

    none dare call it treason

  • LindaRivera

    The traitors who are in our government are paid by the taxpayers to represent and PROTECT America. Instead, the traitors HELP and support totalitarian, colonizing Islam and Muslim terrorists.

    Our treasonous leaders have placed Muslim Brotherhood operatives and organizations in positions of great power within our government. The stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in America is the DESTRUCTION of civilization and global Islamic conquest. The TRAITORS in our government are eagerly working to make that goal a hideous reality.

    VOTE the dirty TRAITORS out!

  • BS77

    It's the stupid, gullible lemming voters…..prompted by the hacks and shills for the left in the Orwellian media….This is the state of our nation….a vast cashocracy generating automated responses from thoughtless voters.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Spencer wants to dictate to the Democratic Party that they are allowed to court Jews and Zionists for political money and support, to pander to them in exchange for votes, but that they are forbidden to court Muslims and Islamists for the same. Mr. Spencer is a "former" Communist, so this skews his credibility just a little bit. What he has to do, and what he fails to do, is make these two competing groups of separatist Semites look different in a stark relief. How is the demand for preferential treatment by one group of NPT non-signatory, aggressive expansionist, religiously fundamental, self-righteous, ethnic nationalist Semites supposed to be held up over that of another group? One might try to use the "terrorism" canard, but terrorism exists on all sides. How can Mr. Spencer really expect Americans to stomp on Muslims but hail the Jews? It makes no sense.

    • Mary Sue

      Are you mentally challenged? Being a former Communist gives him all kinds of credibility!

      The results of said courting of votes is quite a bit worse than courting the Jewish vote, there, schlo. And guess what the terrorists out there nowadays sure as hell are NOT the Jews.

      • Schlomotion

        It sounds like you are just racially biased and religiously bigoted.

        • Mary Sue

          It sounds like you took the blue pill.

          Racially biased? Religiously bigoted? In a pig's eye! :p

          I don't even "get" racial bias, it makes no sense to me whatsoever. I'm against totalitarianism, whatever form it takes.

      • reader

        He is mentally chalenged, he is big on muslim brothers (probably one of them himself) and hence he is a Jew hating bigot. Did I forget anything? No. Nothing important.

    • Western Canadian

      Now children, this is what happens when you use drugs……

    • Ghostwriter

      So sayeth the Jew-hating swine,Schlockmotion.

  • Drakken

    Oh look, sub human making another of a whole litenany of stupid non thinking comments.

    • Schlomotion

      Ooooh, a litenanny! That sounds like fun. With jug bands and writers tearing pages out of Tolstoy!

  • Drakken

    Pelosi should be confronted at every turn with this event and how she can justify hanging out with muslim terrorists and muslim terrorists supporters. She is a traitor and it should be shouted at her at every event she turns up at.

  • pierce

    This lady? scares me and a whole lot more. Her famous statement of "you will have to read it to find out what's in it", regarding ObamaCare, is the dumbest statement I have ever read, or heard. People of San Fran must be idiots to keep sending her back to D.C.

    • BS77

      they aren't dumb….they are liberal indoctrinated lock step Democrat voters…they would vote for a rotten turnip if it ran as a Democrat.

  • Ar'nun

    Any one who surprised by this hasn't been paying attention the last few years. The Democrat Party is basicly just the Muslim Brotherhood's puppet. And like a puppet, Pelosi enjoys the hand being jammed up her rear so the puppet master can easily manipulate her.

    • Mary Sue

      Maybe they're widening it so they can stick dynamite…? ;)

    • bkopicz

      Most disconcerting is if you look at the trajectory of Democratic/Middle-East relationship over the past 30 years you will see a significant distancing away from Israel and embracing of Islamic organizations and states. The anti-Israel views held by extremist on the left just a few years ago have now become part of mainstream Democratic thought; just look at the fiasco that occurred during the Democratic convention when voting for their platform. Foolishly, I did not realize this until the end of the Clinton years. As a once self-described liberal I find much more aligned with the values of today’s conservatives as compared to the left (I can not even call them liberals for numerous reasons). I think it was the author Stein when asked do you old liberal friends ask you what changed you, Stein’s thought was what had caused the change in his liberal friends. The Democratic/Israel separation is not slowing in fact, as far as I can see, it is accelerating. If the enemy of my enemy is my friend then you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know what the friend of my enemy is.

  • Moishe Pupick

    M., 11/05/12 common era

    Nancy Pelosi is a chronic chowderhead who has descended to new lows by hobnobbing with the neofascist jihadis in CAIR. I recall that she once called Tea Party members "Nazis." Pelosi is simply another useful idiot for the cause of global jihad.

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  • RoguePatriot6

    Why hasn't the Southern Poverty Law Center declared or designated CAIR a "hate group"? Isn't supporting the genocide of a race or religious group, "genocide" by definition? Isn't discriminating or marginalizing ____Oooops….silly me, I almost forgot. Jew hatred or anti-semitism is perfectly acceptable by the liberal left, isn't it? Wow, don't know what I was thinking for a moment I almost held the left to their own standards.

    • Mary Sue

      they can't do that. You see, they're too busy tarring Nonie Darwish, Pamela Geller, et al with the Brush of Islamophobia and determined that they are Hate Filled Bigots because they speak out against radical Islam.

      You have to laugh at a group that calls the New Black Panther Party "a RIGHT WING hate group". Well, they got the hate part right…

    • zalukas

      Too scared they may part with their head and brain cell (singular)?

      “Southern poverty law center” , and no one called them on idiotic name?

      And where do I find a Northern, Western and Eastern wealth centers?