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Apr
28

US Attorney General Confirms Decision Not To Prosecute CAIR Leader: Says Decision Not “Necessarily About CAIR”

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POLITICO is reporting that the US Attorney General has confrmed that under his tenure, the US Department of Justice made the decision not to prosecute an important leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) but that the decision was made only in respect to the individual involved and “‘wasn’t necessarily about CAIR.” According to the report:

Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Tuesday that on his watch the Justice Department decided not to prosecute a key leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. However, confirming a report last week on this blog — Holder noted that Bush-era officials also made an earlier decision not to proceed with the case. ’The decision that was reached in this administration was the same that was reached in the Bush administration — a determination made that for a variety of reasons, looking at the facts and the law, a prosecution would not be appropriate. A review was done of that decision in this administration and the conclusion was reached that that earlier decision was an appropriate one,’ Holder said in response to a question at a wide-ranging briefing for reporters. Holder said the ‘decision wasn’t necessarily about CAIR as it was about a guy, an individual.’ The attorney general did not name the person in question. However, in a letter to Holder earlier this month, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the decision pertained to CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad and came over the objection of Dallas-based federal prosecutors handling the investigation.

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A previous post reported on a Pajamas media website report that according to a high level but anonymous source in the US Department of Justice, plans to prosecute leaders of U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations, including at least one of the founders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), were abandoned at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly the White House.

Documents released in the Holy Land Trial have revealed that the founders and current leaders of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as identifying the organization itself as being part of the US. Brotherhood. A recent post discussed an interview with the Deputy leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in which he confirms a relationship between his organization and CAIR. Investigative research posted on GMBDW had determined that CAIR had it origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and it leaders have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of terrorism by the US. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a “war on Islam.”In 2009, a US federal judge ruled that the US Government had produced “ample evidence” to establish the associations of CAIR and other U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations with the Holy Land Foundation, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas.”

Documents released in the Holy Land Trial have revealed that the founders and current leaders of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as identifying the organization itself as being part of the US. Brotherhood. A recent post discussed an interview with the Deputy leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in which he confirms a relationship between his organization and CAIR. Investigative research posted on GMBDW had determined that CAIR had it origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and it leaders have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of terrorism by the US. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a “war on Islam.”In 2009, a US federal judge ruled that the US Government had produced “ample evidence” to establish the associations of CAIR and other U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations with the Holy Land Foundation, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas.”

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