Our contributor Patrick Poole blogs a report on the decision of CAIR (The Council on Islamic American Relations) to honor one of the men named as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Just a day after the 9/11 commemoration last week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that Kifah Mustapha will be among their featured speakers at their annual banquet a on Saturday, November 17th at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.
Who is Kifah Mustapha? Well since you asked, Mustapha is currently an imam and associate director of the radical hub The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, IL. In February 2004, the Chicago Tribune published an investigative report, " Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque ", that convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian had been videotaped raising funds in the Bridgeview mosque to wage jihad and commit terrorist acts against Israel. The Tribune article also describes how extremists had taken over the mosque in a leadership coup. Mustapha is now part of that leadership. The mosque had also had another curious guest - Abdullah Azzam, Osama bin Laden's mentor, and co-founder of what became Al-Qaeda. Nice.
Ther's more. Consider the contents of Joseph Myers' article on the evidence revealed in the HLF trial and consider the implications for CAIR's mission in America.