Monday, June 11, 2007


With CAIR, ISNA as Unindicted Co-Conspirators in Terrorism Case, Will USG Policy Toward them Change? By Douglas Farah How many organizations designated as uninindicted co-conspirators interrorism-related cases still get invited not only to participate, buttoplay lead roles in major U.S. government events? Not many, but there seems to be an exception for the Islamist-MuslimBrotherhood groups, who stand front and center in upcoming DepartmentofJustice events and recent events with the Department of Defense. It is hard to believe the word has not gotten out in governmentcircles, butmaybe is hasn’t. In an event that past largely unnoticed, the U.S. government, in open court filings, for the first time named several of the most prominent Islamist groups in thecountry,(including CAIR and ISNA) as unindicted co-conspirators in the upcoming prosecutions of those associated with the Holy Land Foundation (itself as specially designated terrorist entity by the U.S. government). The filing also for the first time identified ISNA, NAIT, and MAYA aspartof the U.S. structure of the Muslim Brotherhood. It listed CAIR as amemberof the “US Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.” Being named an unindicted co-conspirator is not an accusation of guilt,butit does have interesting connotations. The inclusion of any on the list of unindicted co-conspirators means this: because the defendants and those listed people/entities communicated about matters within a conspiracy designed to provide material support to Hamas, all of those particular communications are admissible in court as exceptionto the hearsay rule. So it is not insignificant. Nor is the formal link to the Brotherhood.Whilethe MB is not a designated entity, and there is plenty to debate overthewisdom of such an action, it nonetheless clearly espouses a radicalIslamistview, particularly on re-establishing the caliphate, rolling backwomen’srights, depriving non-Muslims of religious rights etc. These U.S. groups have long denied ties to the Brotherhood. Now thegovernment has formally said otherwise. With enough people from these organizations in jail and underinvestigationfor terrorism-related activities, the addition of these groups asentities,(as well as numerous individuals affiliated with the organizationsnamed) should be enough to change government policy from one of embracing them as “moderates” to at least extreme caution. But no, we fail again to defend ourselves. Alan comment: Wonder why? A cannibal was walking through the jungle and came upon a restaurant operated by a fellow cannibal. Feeling somewhat hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu... + Broiled Missionary: $10.00 + Fried Explorer: $15.00 + Grilled Republican: $20.00 + Baked Democrat: $100.00 The cannibal called the waiter over and asked, 'Why such a price Difference for the Democrat?' The cook replied, "Have you ever tried to clean one? They're so full of shit, it takes all morning." (But the terrorists love them and got them elected).

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