The terror-linked Islamic group CAIR named a Muslim Brotherhood front organization in America and designated an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history is backing their man at the National Security Council, H. R. McMaster.
CAIR’s endorsement is the death blow to the argument that McMaster is not compromised, clueless and/or complicit.
The UAE designated CAIR a terrorist group.
McMaster embodies everything that President Trump campaigned against.
Much, but not all of this evidence, was documented in United States v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development et al., 3:04-cr-00240-P (N.D. Texas) (“HLF”). I have personally invested hundreds of hours reading written documented evidence and listening to audio-taped evidence that had been introduced at the trial.
The evidence shows that CAIR is a criminal terrorist organization. This conclusion is shared by the United States government. The Department of Justice named CAIR in the federal criminal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which concluded with multiple guilty verdicts, as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive conspiracy to fundraise for, and otherwise pursue, the terrorist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestine Committee, a public relations and fund raising arm of Hamas in the United States. See generally HLF. Specifically, CAIR was named as one of the organizations formed by the defendants and co-conspirators to create the appearance of legality in the effort to raise funds and public support for Hamas and its jihad abroad. As the evidence in the HLF trial demonstrated, these plans were part of the 1993 Philadelphia planning meeting carried out by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas operatives, a meeting which the FBI secretly recorded pursuant to a lawful court order, the entire transcript of which was introduced into the record at the HLF trial. Two of the key participants at this Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas planning meeting were Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad. Ahmad co-founded CAIR, along with CAIR’s executive director Awad, in 1994 soon after this meeting. Ahmad served as CAIR’s chairman of the board until 2005 and Awad still serves as CAIR’s executive director.
 See, e.g., the NEFA Foundation website which provides detailed links and context for the court documents in both the first HLF trial (ended in mistrial) and the second trial (ended in guilty verdicts) at http://www.nefafoundation.org/
 See government’s List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers here: http://www.nefafoundation.org/
 Court documents for the second trial available at:
 The transcript is available from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, website (see link in note 15 above) in 18 parts as Government Exhibits “Philly Meeting,” Nos. 1-18 and posted under the documents introduced into evidence on Sept. 29, 2008.
 See a true and correct copy of the Philly Meeting Summary Chart introduced into evidence at the HLF trial, attached hereto as Ex. C. Ahmad (aka Omar Yehia) was named, along with CAIR, as an unindicted co-conspirators in the HLF trial.
 Government’s Memorandum in Opposition to CAIR’s Motion for Leave to File a Brief Amicus Curiae Instanter and Amicus Brief in support of the Unindicted Co-Conspirators’ First and Fifth Amendment Rights at pp. 2-3. Available on line at:
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 For a hypertext link to a copy of an FBI letter memorializing this formal distancing, see this article at The Investigative Project on Terror, at:
CAIR DEFENDS H.R. MCMASTER, CLAIMS ‘ISLAMOPHOBES, WHITE SUPREMACISTS’ BEHIND EFFORT TO REMOVE HIM
August 10, 2017, by Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart:
The Council on American Islamic Relations is backing President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster, claiming over social media that “Islamophobes” and “white supremacists” were behind attacks to remove him from the White House.
In a tweet sent this week, CAIR wrote, “Islamophobia Watch: Islamophobes, white supremacists launch campaign to oust H.R. McMaster after he fired…” and linked to a Newsweek article titled, “Why Is the Alt-Right Attacking H.R. McMaster?”CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial and Hamas financing case that resulted in the FBI discontinuing its working relationship with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge concluded that the government had found “ample evidence” to link CAIR with Hamas. Additionally, Breitbart News has previously reported that several of CAIR’s board members, employees, and former employees “have been jailed or repatriated for various financial and terror-related offenses.”
Breitbart has also noted that CAIR presented itself as a “civil rights voice for American Muslims” and “was founded by members of the Palestine Committee (PALCOM), an organization ‘established to support Hamas.’” In addition to that, “Nihad Awad, currently CAIR’s executive director, was previously an official at PALCOM.” Awad has a long history of pro-HAMAS statements, according to critics. CAIR has posted its defense online.
In their article, which was tweeted out by CAIR, Newsweekreported that “The alt-right’s beef with McMaster stems from his firing of Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the NSC’s senior director for intelligence programs; Rich Higgins, the NSC’s director for strategic planning; and Derek Harvey, the NSC’s senior director for the Middle East.”
Higgins was fired on July 21 after he wrote a memo in May complaining that globalists and Islamists were obstructing Trump’s plans. Part of the memo, acquired by the Atlantic, argued that a “Maoist insurgency” had led “Islamists [to] ally with cultural Marxists” in order to undermine America.
The Atlantic noted that Higgins had also “pushed for declassification of documents having to do with radical Islam and Iran.”
Meanwhile, the Conservative Review presented the argument against McMaster, going so far as calling him a “land mine” in what they perceive as President Trump’s “self-immolation” and danger of becoming “a lame-duck president.” It stated:
Trump often complains about all the obstacles inhibiting his success — from the media and Democrats to establishment Republicans and “deep state” administrative officials shooting at him relentlessly.
But that is no excuse to self-immolate and step on a grenade, or worse, bring the shooters into his own home base to mow down the president’s most loyal supporters. McMaster is that land mine. It’s time to get rid of that obstacle or risk becoming a lame-duck president.
On Monday, the Center for Security Policy called for the firing of McMaster for “disloyal and subversive behavior,” and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) announced it was reviewing McMaster’s positions, actions, and statements on Israel.
Last week, Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick expressed concern about McMaster’s approach towards Israel, writing:
According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constantly that a country named Palestine existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews.
Many of you will remember that a few days before Trump’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו and his advisers were blindsided when the Americans suddenly told them that no Israeli official was allowed to accompany Trump to the Western Wall.
What hasn’t been reported is that it was McMaster who pressured Trump to agree not to let Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall. At the time, I and other reporters were led to believe that this was the decision of rogue anti-Israel officers at the US consulate in Jerusalem. But it wasn’t. It was McMaster.
And even that, it works out wasn’t sufficient for McMaster. He pressured Trump to cancel his visit to the Wall and only visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial — ala the Islamists who insist that the only reason Israel exists is European guilt over the Holocaust.
- McMaster Promoted Terror-Tied CAIR Mustafa Javed Ali Who BARRED Ayaan Hirsi Ali Talk at NSC
- McMaster calls Israel “illegitimate,” “occupying power”
- H. R. McMaster letter told Susan Rice she can KEEP HER SECURITY CLEARANCE
- EXILE: McMaster Being Moved to Afghanistan?
- McMaster FIRES Another Top Counter Jihad Official at National Security Council
- McMaster suggests Trump won’t say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ in speech in Saudi Arabia
- Unfit for Duty: Gorka and McMaster
- McMaster Drags Trump Into the Swamp
- McMaster breaks with Trump on “radical Islamic terrorism,” claims terrorists are “un-Islamic”
- NSA pick McMaster told the National Defense University that “the Islamic State is not Islamic”
- Top Trump Officials Behind Anti-Trump Leaks to Media
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.