Communist puppet organizations were widespread throughout the West during the heyday of the Soviet Union. Peace groups, ban-the-bomb organizations, radical labor movements, advocates for world government — many of these were either organized directly by the KGB or were funded indirectly with laundered Soviet money. Sometimes an organization would be nothing more than a small office with a nameplate on the door, a telephone, a mimeograph machine, and a couple of people to run it. From such locations the party line could be propagated while preserving the pretense that these initiatives were spontaneous home-grown affairs and had nothing to do with the USSR.
And so it is with Islam.
Saudi Arabia — which has more money to spread around the globe than the Soviets could ever dream of — has infiltrated Western countries, particularly the United States, by funding and staffing local “Muslim rights organizations”. The media and academia present these as normal citizens’ groups, but anybody who wants to do the research can trace their funding back to Saudi Arabia and find all the connections to the terrorist networks.
Mapping Sharia is an organization here in the USA dedicated to just this kind of research. According to its mission statement:
Intelligence sources, both public (i.e., “open”) sources and clandestine ones, inform us that al Qaeda and many related, affiliated or kindred Muslim terrorist organizations and operational cells are located in the United States. Some are actively planning and preparing for the next major wave of terrorism on our Homeland. Others are “sleeper” cells, biding time and waiting for the right opportunity and command instructions from overseas.
What we also know from our intelligence sources, and again much of this is public information, is that the ideological infrastructure is already in place for the Islamic assault on American from within America. This includes Islamic mosques, day schools, and social clubs and other organizations openly teaching historical, traditional and authoritative Islamic law or Shari’a.
The premier “Muslim rights group” in the United States is, of course, CAIR:
The largest Arab-American organization is the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR. CAIR is modeled after the ACLU or Anti-Defamation League but its purposes are far more invidious. CAIR has regional offices throughout the US and its public leadership consists of professionals who speak English well and who know how to speak to the American public. What many do not know is that many of CAIR’s senior leadership have been convicted of terrorist-related crimes and have been taped preaching violence or the conversion of America from a constitutional republic to part of a worldwide Islamic Caliphate. CAIR is a classic example of the Islamic organization that has a “legal” veneer covering a quite Islamic-Shari’a-based mission.
It is Islamic law or Shari’a which demands of the Muslim faithful to carry out or support a violent Jihad when circumstances permit. In order to properly assess the threat level across America from Islamic Jihadists, it is first necessary to properly identify the Muslim organizations and mosques teaching and preaching Shari’a, what variety of Shari’a is being taught or preached, and how it rates on a systematic scale measuring the degree to which the specific Shari’a taught or preached is based upon one of the five historical, traditional and authoritative jurisprudential schools of fiqh (or legal interpretation) and to what degree does the particular brand of Shari’a begin advocated call for Jihad, and which aspect of Jihad.
However, like so many Soviet front groups during the Cold War, CAIR has been revealed as a paper tiger. According to Mapping Sharia’s latest news alert, CAIR’s membership has dropped dramatically in recent years. But the real proof that CAIR has jumped the shark is that it has demonstrably engaged in criminal fraud. According to the Mapping Sharia press release:
CAIR Threatens Muslims With $25,000 Penalty If They Reveal CAIR Cover-up Of Morris Days’ Criminal Fraud
For more information:
David Gaubatz, Director of Operations, Mapping Shariah Project
September 3, 2008 — Washington, DC: The Mapping Sharia Project, a research project sponsored by the Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE), is issuing an alert that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-described public interest civil rights law firm, may have engaged in criminal fraud. Mapping Sharia calls for a full investigation by the appropriate government agencies. The victims of this fraud may also be due compensation for their losses and suffering.
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Reliable sources have produced solid information that Morris Days, the Manager for Civil Rights at the CAIR MD/VA chapter, who was widely publicized by CAIR as one of its civil rights attorneys, was in fact not an attorney, and failed to provide services for Muslim American clients who came to CAIR for assistance and who paid for Days’ services. Not only has CAIR not revealed the facts about Days and his fraudulent, criminal behavior, but as of yesterday, September 2, 2008, the CAIR National office in Washington, D.C. continued to post articles at its website naming Days as an attorney. This amounts to a de facto cover-up of CAIR’s involvement in this criminal affair and a perpetuation of the fraud with CAIR’s assistance.
At the same time that CAIR promoted Days as a lawyer while knowing he was not, it continued to solicit donations for its “legal” representation of Muslims in civil rights cases. Prospective plaintiffs who may have been victimized by CAIR’s fraud in the Morris Days affair, as well as any donors to CAIR who feel they have donated to CAIR under false pretenses thinking it was a legitimate and law abiding public interest law firm, should recognize that CAIR controls an extensive real estate asset portfolio, either owned directly by CAIR or by CAIR related companies. These assets are attachable and fair game for damages claims. A list of those assets, estimated at a fair market value between $6.6 million and $10 million, is provided below.
The evidence for the alert has been provided from Muslim American sources. A significant body of evidence has been obtained from these sources, which include individual citizens in several states, as well as Muslim American leaders who no longer support CAIR.
Below are some more excerpts from Mapping Sharia’s damning evidence against CAIR:
THE MORRIS DAYS AFFAIR
In 2007, CAIR publicized and encouraged Muslim Americans to use the services of Morris Days as an attorney (see “Meet Our Resident Attorney!” CAIR MD/VA Chapter Newsletter for March/April 2007 (pdf), in which CAIR stated the following:
“Days, a graduate of Temple University Law School, joined the organization in 2006. He specializes in criminal law and civil rights/social service advocacy law. He has been a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the American Bar Association since 1997. His professional achievements include receiving the Rosa Parks Wall of Tolerance Award in 2005, given by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”
None of these claims were true. Morris Days’ claims to a law degree and membership in both Bar Associations were false. Morris Days is not a lawyer and never has been.
According to sources, Days represented himself as a CAIR civil rights lawyer to Muslim Americans, who paid him directly for legal services. In late 2007, these sources allege that the CAIR MD/VA chapter executive director, Khalid Iqbal, discovered that Morris Days was receiving payments directly from Muslims seeking CAIR’s assistance, and not passing the money on to CAIR. Iqbal was Morris Days’ supervisor and had previously worked in the CAIR national office. Iqbal did not fire Days at that time, nor is there any evidence that CAIR tried to verify Days’ legal credentials at the time. In fact, the CAIR national office posted an article describing Days as an attorney on December 24, 2007 (“Lawsuits End Citizenship Delays”). As of yesterday, September 2, 2008, that article was still posted at the CAIR national website, continuing to perpetuate the fraud that Morris Days was an attorney.
Days continued to work as Civil Rights Manager for CAIR MD/VA, to represent himself as an attorney, and to take money directly for legal services in 2007 and 2008. CAIR continued to employ Days through February 2008, at which time CAIR terminated his employment and shortly afterwards closed the CAIR MD/VA chapter office in Herndon, Virginia.
No evidence has been found that CAIR publicly notified any government agencies or organizations about Days’ lack of legal credentials, including Temple University, the Philadelphia, D.C. and American Bar Associations, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or governmental officials to whom Days had written on clients’ behalf at the EEOC, FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services, Social Security Administration or other federal, local and state offices.
CAIR did reply to some defrauded clients who had complained about providing payment to Days and not receiving services in return. Sources stated that in some cases Muslim Americans were reimbursed what they had paid only after signing statements threatening them with liquidated damages of $25,000 if they revealed any information about the Morris Days affair. Attorneys have advised us that it is possible these “release agreements” are not binding, and people who signed them should consult legal counsel to inquire about their options for pursuing further claims against CAIR. Clients were largely from the Maryland, Virginia and the Washington DC area. They had paid fees ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
List of CAIR Real Estate Assets
The following real estate properties are owned by CAIR or related companies including the Greater Washington LLC and Zahara Investment Corporation. Full documentation of property details, deeds and related filings are available at the Mapping Sharia website (pdf):
Address Square Lot Purchase Date Purchase Price 210 Parker St NE 750 123 4/12/2006 $419,000 203 K St 750 157 2/15/2005 $600,000 205 K St 750 158 2/15/2005 $600,000 208 Parker St NE 750 124 9/11/2006 $410,000 917 2nd St NE 750 125 1/21/2005 $660,000 919 2nd St NE 750 126 7/18/2006 $500,000 923 2nd St NE 750 128 1/6/2006 $1,225,000 929 2nd St 750 156 1/6/2006 $1,225,000 50 E St SE (aka 453 New Jersey Ave SE) 693 83 9/12/2002 $977,786 Total: $6,616,786
The Council on American Islamic Relations, founded in 1994, has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial on funding for Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. Officials who have left their positions at CAIR in the last year include:
- Ahmed Bedier (ex-Director, CAIR Florida chapter)
- Parvez Ahmed (ex-Board Chairman, CAIR national office)
- Khalid Iqbal (ex-Director of Operations, CAIR national office and ex-Executive Director, CAIR MD/VA, now deputy director at the ADAMS Center in Herndon, VA)
- Asra Rasheed (ex-accountant at both CAIR national and CAIR MD/VA)
- Morris Days, (ex-Manager of Civil Rights, CAIR MD/VA)
According to The Washington Times newspaper (“CAIR membership plummets,” June 11, 2007) CAIR’s membership has fallen from over 29,000 in 2000 to fewer than 1,700 in 2006. Complete profiles on CAIR’s associations with terrorist organizations such as Hamas can be found at:
There’s much more information available at Mapping Sharia.