June 9, 2009
By: Dorrie O’Brien
O’Brien Responds to Islamist’s Latest Empty “Poor Us” Cry
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/28/09
Islam: Tarrant County Muslims Denounce Violence and Work with Law Enforcement, and Still They Are Vilified [When you’ve got the wrong of it, people notice. ]
This month, we have read reactions by supporters of ACT! For America from all over the country, including organization founder Brigitte Gabriel, who came to Dorrie O’Brien’s rescue. (See: “Don’t Grow Complacent to Threat of Stealth Jihad,” May 15.)
What was she rescuing me from? Whatever, it wasn’t a rescue. It was a confirmation of what I’d said at the Macaroni Grill on 5/4 to be an accurate portrayal of the Muslim Brotherhood and how it works in the USA.
They [the ones who made comments?] attacked Islam and American Muslims, accusing us [how many is “us” in your usage of the word, Mr. Qaddura? ALL American Muslims?] of being associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. They did not rebut O’Brien’s “factual presentation” about the Muslim Brotherhood, and they disregarded the misleading accusations that O’Brien made about Islam and American Muslims.
Do you notice how often Mr. Qaddura uses the term “American Muslims” as if they were one monolithic organization? And yet he hurls “Calumny! Profiling!” at me, and others-i.e., he was a major force behind the lawsuit against Joe Kaufman in 2007 that’s based on the idea that Kaufman threatened ALL Muslims in Tarrant County, TX, when Kaufman held a protest against Muslim Day at 6 Flags Over Texas-whenever it’s convenient for him to lump all American Muslims into one pot.
He wants to have his cake and eat it, too, seems to me.
I notice that Mr. Qaddura does not rebut the facts in my presentation, either, nor does he straighten anyone out about those misleading accusations.
Gabriel was not among the attendees at the North Tarrant Republican Club’s May 4 meeting to attest to what O’Brien said. I was, with a video camera, where I captured on tape the facts of her presentation for WFAA/Channel 8.
And his point is?
Jim Douglas of WFAA/Channel 8 ran portions of that tape on 5/11/09.
(http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=360265) Mr. Douglas’ piece stayed focused on what I was saying and showing about the Muslim Brotherhood, then it segues over to Mr. Qaddura at a location and time completely removed from the night of 5/4.
Qaddura simply whines about being humiliated and angry at what I said. That is not proof that what I said was incorrect.
What is it Douglas didn’t show, I wonder, that Qaddura is still alluding to that is so factually incorrect and misleading?
The tape is out to the world; either Qaddura should show those horrid portions, or drop the insinuations about what it could reveal if he were to show it.
I wonder if it’s crossed Mr. Qaddura’s mind that he did not have my permission to record my speech, that what I presented is my intellectual property and that he legally had no right to record it. He had no right to give it to Jim Douglas, either.
He is relying on a weak assumption that I wouldn’t dare sue him for that, maybe because he thinks we all run scared of the Saudi money, or he’s simply ignorant of the law.
In fact, I wouldn’t sue him simply because I have nothing to hide. The more people who see his video, the better.
The U.S. government, including the CIA, has never categorized the Muslim Brotherhood as a “terrorist organization.” It is categorized as a “political pressure group.”
And that political pressure is being applied to whom, do you suppose? American elected officials, maybe? And what would the pressure be about? To foil any real information about it from getting out to the general public?
Qaddura is splitting hairs here. The Muslim Brotherhood is the godfather of the major stealth jihad “charitable” Islamic organizations operating in the U.S, which are fronts for funneling money to HAMAS, Hizballah, the Palestinian Authority, etc. ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America, NAIT, the North American Islamic Trust; CAIR, the Council for American Islamic Relations; MANA, the Muslim Association of North America; and MSA, the Muslim Students Association, all have direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
It took me all of 10 minutes to turn up the articles below on the public ‘Net. And the FBI has reams of critical legal evidence from the documents exposed during the Holy Land Foundation Trial in Dallas, TX in 2008 that further prove these articles are true.
That being said, as a spokesperson for the local Muslim community and on its behalf, I denounce any individual or entity in the United States, whether the Muslim Brotherhood or any other political or religious party or group, that is not officially registered with the secretary of state where they office and operate. If any organization is working secretly within the United States, we consider the group illegal and would never accept being associated with it.
Well, then, Mr. Qaddura, you should stop getting sponsor money from CAIR or the MSA or from any of the local mosques for the various public Muslim outreach events you hold in Tarrant County, because you are working with the Ikhwan.
And are you telling me that as the spokesperson for the local Muslim community, that every Muslim in Tarrant County agrees with your take on the Ihkwan?
Which would mean that I could say (which I don’t, actually) that all Muslims in Tarrant County (at the least) are involved with the Muslim Brotherhood through their relationships with CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, the MSA, etc.?
We also denounce any use of violence against any soul. This statement should clarify to Gabriel about where we stand.
A soul is the disembodied spirit of a dead human. I am certainly happy to know you’ll not condone any violence against that.
The Tarrant County American Muslim community has developed a community forum partnership with local and federal law enforcement agencies. For years, we have shared concerns, information and problem solving [this is a meaningless sentence, since I’ve no idea what specific concerns you addressed, information you gave or received, or what problems have been solved, and in what manner and who benefited from any of it]. Every law enforcement agency involved [and that would be which ones, exactly, and who, specifically do you, personally, sit down with and discuss how Tarrant County should be run? I’d like to know those names and titles] in the forum acknowledges that our tight-knit community upholds the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.
Do you know, not once has it crossed my mind as a Christian, that I ought to form relationships with law enforcement to ensure them that I’ve no intention of overthrowing the U.S. Constitution, or replacing it with some Christian book of rules. Nor do I know any Jews who have to keep proving that. Or Hindus, or Buddhists.
I’m sure you recognize that all of these religions are Islamic kafir targets per the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Sira.
We don’t know what more we have to do as citizens.
Well, let’s see. I’m sure you’re going to hate this (from Robert Spencer, December, 2007) but, how about doing this:
1. Focus your indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts.
2. Renounce definitively not just “terrorism,” but any intention to replace the U.S. Constitution (or the constitutions of any non-Muslim state) with Sharia even by peaceful means.
3. Teach Muslims the imperative of coexisting peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis.
4. Begin comprehensive international programs in mosques all over the world to teach against the ideas of violent jihad and Islamic supremacism.
5. Actively work with Western law enforcement officials to identify and apprehend jihadists within Western Muslim communities. [Is that what you claim you’re doing in the above references to law enforcement forums?]
On April 2, at a Republican Forum meeting (where I am a proud member), we hosted guest speaker Robert Bodisch, deputy director of the Texas Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. In his presentation, he talked about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, and that Hezbollah and Hamas are training the Mexican drug cartel at our Texas border.
Bodisch said at the end of his presentation that the information was obtained from “open sources.” I said that “open sources” are nothing but Internet gossip with no factual background [so does that would mean that all the pro-Muslim, mosque-issued blogs and Web sites are simply gossip and have no factual background? I was pretty much thinking that anyway, but thanks for the tip] and that we were told by the law enforcement agencies involved in our community forum [newspapers of old used to call those people “unnamed sources”] that this information was from the North Central Texas Fusion System located in Collin County.
About two months ago, the local American-Muslim community complained [as their designated spokesperson, would that have been you, or would it have been members from CAIR?]to law enforcement agencies [there you go again. What LEAs?] about the Collin County fusion center, which released a bulletin with propaganda similar to Gabriel’s ACT! For America information. The ACLU [oh my, now there’s an unbiased source!] and Texas Observer [one of those gossip bloggers?] exposed the fusion center as the source of “inappropriate police intelligence operations targeting political, religious and social activists for investigation.”
On May 14, a WFAA-TV investigative report uncovered serious questions about the center’s operations and contracting. The center, which is funded by the Texas Department of Homeland Security and Collin County, was reprimanded for the release of the misleading bulletin, and county commissioners decided to put the fusion center’s operations up for bid.
Now this was really intriguing information.
If this fusion center was giving out “propaganda similar to Gabriel’s ACT! For America information,” and you guys wanted it shut down, it was most likely true. But what was it, and what was the real story?
So, I went to work on finding out; yes, sorry, my only sources, other than the Channel 8 piece [LINK] are the pro-Muslim, anti-Republican gossips on the ‘Net.
1): Friday, April 3, 2009
2): Monday, April 6, 2009, Fusion Center Kills Controversial Newsletter =LINK
3): Wednesday, April 8, 2009 What’s Wrong with the North Texas Fusion Center? =LINK
Note: WFAA ran its piece on Monday, May 14.
4): Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Texas Fusion Center’s Spending, Operations Questioned [this is from a CAIR bulletin]
and this LINK
I don’t expect any of you to read all these articles. If you do, though, you’ll find out as readily as I did that the offending official was telling the truth, and that had to be smudged and buried out of existence by any means possible.
The Collin County Fusion Center is just one of hundreds in the USA that acts as a central info point about terrorism activities (among others) in the US for the FBI and DHS and local law enforcement departments (oh my; now he’s got me saying it). Dr. Bob Johnson, who runs the NCTFS wrote a memo, which was probably just another memo in a whole slew of regular memos, that touched off the firestorm that brought Qaddura on the run.
Here is one of the quotes: “Collin County’s fusion center, the NCTFS, came under national criticism last month when its newsletter, the Preventive Awareness Bulletin, used ultra-right websites as a basis for declaring that “mainstream Muslim” organizations were gaining success in endeavors such as establishing a sharia law in the US.”
Another: “One morning in February, more than 2,000 cops, fire marshals, and public health officials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area received a memo-stamped ‘For Official Use Only’-that contained shocking [? To whom?] information: Middle Eastern terrorists and “their supporting organizations” had gained a stronghold in America.”
Another quote: “The missive reads like a rant by a paranoid conspiracy nut . . .”
So what on earth did Johnson say?
It wasn’t until CAIR put out its bulletin that I finally got the skinny: “Last February, Johnson warned of ‘Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups’ infiltrating organizations such as ‘The Council on American Islamic Relations.’ [Yes, that’s incorrect; CAIR IS the stealth jihad terrorist organization.] He spoke of a growing Muslim influence in America, including ‘airport footbaths,’ ‘public school prayer breaks to accommodate Muslim students,’ and ‘hip hop fashion boutiques’ where terrorists go to recruit. He also has warned of terrorists ‘operating in the North Central Texas region . . . meeting at smoke shops and other locations to organize and plan attacks.'”
THIS is the “propaganda” that so upset our local Muslims? Why? What in there isn’t happening? All of it is. And guess what? None of these long-winded articles ever claim that Johnson gave out inaccurate info. Not once. Dr. Johnson sure gets raked over the coals, though.
Fortunately, this center is funded by the government. When citizens complained, our government acted swiftly and stopped it from further misleading our law enforcement agencies and the public.
Oh heavens, Mr. Qaddura, what claptrap. CAIR found a useful idiot to throw all kinds of smoke over the actual memo so it’d get lost in the confusion of finger-pointing at Dr. Johnson. “Our government” personnel acted like the good dhimmis they are and wrung their hands and pointed more fingers . . . but still no one denied the facts of that little memo.
Unfortunately, the government can’t do the same for ACT! For America and other hate-mongering organizations that are funded by their own victims: poor and ill-informed fellow citizens.
“Unfortunately,” Mr. Qaddura? It’s called freedom of speech, and you use it all the time, so it’s your best friend. I’d suggest you be a little more careful about wishing it gone, because you, too, will be muzzled by the very master you obey.
Oh, and I’m one of ACT!’s “poor, ill-informed” victims. If I’m so ill-informed, why are you so fast on the draw to shut me up? If I weren’t right on the mark with my info on Islam, you’d ignore me.
Individuals such as Gabriel prey on their fears and manipulate their minds to sell books, make a buck and laugh all the way to the bank. Nothing personal, but at the end of the day, it’s all about the money.
Prove that. Once again, character assassination is used as a smokescreen. Qaddura has again said nothing, and thereby not refuted anything, about what Ms. Gabriel’s books teach about Islam, and what we ACT! members know and teach others about Islam.
I urge everyone to check the facts about your safety from the government agencies that are in charge of your safety.
I have, and they’re not saying anything good about the Muslim communities in America.
Jamal Qaddura of Arlington is president of the DFW Islamic Educational Center and is a Republican Party precinct chair.
At last, two facts.