And he and CAIR cofounder Omar Ahmad are being investigated by the FBI. Which is better than, say, their being consulted by the FBI, which went on long enough. More from the explosive and important book Muslim Mafia. "Hill terror front group investigated by FBI," from WorldNetDaily, October 16.
The Washington field office of the FBI is actively investigating the founding chairman and acting executive director of the nation's premier Islamic-rights group in Washington, based on evidence that emerged from the largest terror-financing case in U.S. history, a blockbuster new book alleges.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with its founding chairman Omar M. Ahmad, were named by the U.S. Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in a criminal conspiracy led by the Holy Land Foundation charity to underwrite Palestinian terrorism.
"CAIR has been identified by the government at trial as a participant in an ongoing and ultimately unlawful conspiracy to support a designated terrorist organization - a conspiracy from which CAIR never withdrew," federal prosecutors wrote in September 2007, according to court documents.
Following the blacklisting, the FBI severed ties with CAIR, a move that sent shock waves throughout the American Muslim establishment.
"Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas," explained assistant FBI director Richard C. Powers, "the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner."
The 15-year-old nonprofit organization's top executives for years had enjoyed virtually unfettered access to the corridors of power in the capital, even meeting with presidents and rubbing elbows with congressional leaders.
Now Ahmad and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad have come under active investigation for their roles in the criminal conspiracy to funnel millions of dollars to Hamas terrorists, according to "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America."...Like Ahmad, Awad, who has turned down congressional invitations to answer questions under oath, remains under FBI scrutiny.
"He's a bad guy - one of Hamas's senior guys in the United States," the book quotes a veteran special agent with the FBI's Washington field office saying.
Ahmad, for his part, abruptly resigned from CAIR's board after his unindicted terrorist co-conspirator designation.
The longtime CAIR chairman, 49, is on record telling a Muslim audience in California that the Quran should supersede the U.S. Constitution as the highest authority in the land.
FBI agents and federal prosecutors "are very actively working to indict" CAIR's national leaders, confirms a U.S. official familiar with the ongoing investigation in connection with the Holy Land case. He says "fresh evidence" emerged from the case, triggering a closer look at both of CAIR's founders and their connections to Hamas....
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