A national security consultant went undercover as a research intern for the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and was able to obtain pertinent documentation relating to the illicit activities that go on between CAIR and the terrorist group Hamas.
National security consultant and undercover operative at CAIR, Chris Gaubatz, testified before the Senate Oversight Judiciary Committee on his findings:
“During my time conducting undercover research as an intern for Hamas, both at CAIR MD/VA in Herndon, VA, and CAIR National in Washington DC, I preserved documents that revealed Hamas doing business as CAIR: conspired to cover-up fraud committed by one of their immigration attorneys; discussed coordinating with Bin Laden and his associates; placed staffers and interns inside congressional offices -conspired to influence congress, specifically judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees; impacted congressional districts, tasking each Hamas Chapter office with influencing at least two legislators.”
Gaubatz also claimed he ordered books from the Saudi embassy “on the virtue of jihad and martyrdom” and worked “with a Muslim law enforcement officer to influence a major terrorism investigation by accessing a classified federal police database and tipping off the suspect.”
Additional witnesses testified before the committee with the warning that the Muslim Brotherhood influence found its way into the federal government and law enforcement (one example of is the father of the Muslim student who was denied wearing a hijab at The Citadel, Nezar Hamze, is not only a member of CAIR, but a law enforcement officer in Florida). Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser testified before the committee and said,
“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) are two of those Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups in America. They have typically generically renounced the use of terror and violence, but they have never taken a public position against the ideology of Political Islam (Islamism) and have as a matter of policy sought to obstruct any emphasis on the role of ‘radical Islam’ and Islamism in radicalization. They both have also been some of the primary antagonists to efforts by law enforcement to understand and mitigate the real stages of radicalization of Muslims in America.” Dr. Jasser noted that CAIR and other similar groups “spearheaded a successful effort to purge the NYPD of their seminal counterterrorism documents endorsed by our American Islamic Leadership Coalition.”
Philip Haney, a former Customs & Border Protection Officer, testified on how the administration purged records of terrorism investigations from the agency database. He testified,
“The threat of Islamic terrorism does not just come from a network of armed organizations such as Hamas and ISIS, who are operating ‘over there’ in the Middle East. In fact, branches of the same global network have been established here in America, and they are operating in plain sight (at least to those of us who have been charged with the duty of protecting our country from threats, both foreign and domestic). The threat we face today – that continues growing, despite the willful blindness of those who insist on pretending otherwise – are not the tactical methods of violent extremism, terrorism, or even operative verbs such as Jihad, but rather, the historical and universally recognized Islamic strategic goal of implementing Sharia law everywhere in the world, so that no other form of government (including the U.S. Constitution) is able to oppose its influence over the lives of those who must either submit to its authority, become second-class citizens, or perish.”
The United States government’s National Counterterrorism guide on Hamas has a brief history of the terror group and its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, so the testimony that was given before the Senate Oversight Judiciary Committee by these men just reaffirms what most of the nation has already known, but now there is substantial proof linking the two groups together. Will the testimony given have any effect on the Obama administration and will any changes be made? Sound off in the comments below!