Now Judicial Watch has taken on the shariah-promoters.
Judicial Watch announced last Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf seeking information about communications between them regarding an Islamic mosque and cultural center that Rauf plans to build a few blocks from Ground Zero.
Now Washington, D.C.-headquartered Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, has filed a petition with the New York State Supreme Court asking it to force Bloomberg to comply with a public records request for communications he had with Rauf and controversial Muslim groups, Judicial Watch said in a statement.
Judicial Watch filed a freedom of information request with Bloomberg’s office on Aug. 19. The Mayor’s office indicated it would supply the information in 20 days and failed to do so.
“Mayor Bloomberg’s support for the Ground Zero mosque needs to be fully explored. New Yorkers are going to want to know how closely he’s working with the radicals supporting the Ground Zero mosque,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is troubling that the Mayor’s office cannot be bothered to comply with the open records law. What is the Mayor’s office hiding?”
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Judicial Watch is asking for:
•All records of communication between the Office of the Mayor and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf concerning the Cordoba Initiative’s proposed Cordoba House project.
•All records of of communication between the Office of Mayor Bloomberg and any of the following entities
1. Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR);
2. Islamic Society of North America (ISNA);
3. International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT);
4. American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA);
5. American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC);
6. Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).
This list sets off so many alarm bells it’s deafening.
As documented in the landmark Team B II report, Shariah: The Threat to America, CAIR, which was founded by the leaders of the terrorist group Hamas, and ISNA were unindicted co-conspirators in the case that found that the nice-sounding-named Holy Land Foundation was a fundraising arm of Hamas. As shown in the diagram below, ISNA and IIIT are offshoots of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. The MPAC is also an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Team B II, “The Muslim Brotherhood is the root of the majority of Islamic terrorist groups in the world today.”
The Muslim Brotherhood has two goals: impose shariah in every country; and re-establish a global caliphate.
ASMA (#4 on the list above) is a perfect illustration of the bizarre nexus of radical Islam and the radical Left. Discover the Networks reveals that some of the major funders of this organization, which was founded by Rauf and is run by his wife, Daisy Khan, include the Ms. Foundation (!), the Sister Fund and the Global Fund for Women, leftist organizations all. Another big ASMA funder is the U.N. Population Fund, which is radically pro-abortion.
The ADC, meanwhile, has defended Palestinian “martyr” operations (i.e., suicide bombings) in Israel, and has received Saudi (i.e., Wahhabi) funds. The ADC lobbies against U.S. aid to Israel, and has frequently made common cause with the ACLU, in projects such as suing people they deem to be insensitive to Arabs, and lobbying against the Patriot Act. ADC leaders have defended the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah as legitimate groups that deserve recognition.
Even if Mayor Bloomberg is found not to have direct ties to the six radical groups listed above, his close ties with Imam Rauf would indirectly link him to them. It was ISNA and IIIT that published Imam Rauf’s insidious book What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America, which had been published previously in the Islamic world as — are you ready for this? — A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa [proselytization] from the Heart of America Post-9/11.
ISNA’s and IIIT’s roots in the Muslim Brotherhood certainly show in that triumphalist title. But that’s not the worst of it. ISNA and IIIT are just two of the more prominent Muslim Brotherhood front organizations. Team B II has documented that “the Muslim Brotherhood has, as a matter of historical fact, established, built and maintained control over most of the prominent Muslim organizations in America.”
Does Mayor Bloomberg know what a tangled web he’s gotten involved with? Does he know these groups’ real identity as front organizations for the Muslim Brotherhood? Does he know what the Muslim Brotherhood stands for? Does he care?
Thank God that Judicial Watch is digging into this.
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