At least the Tribune didn't quote CAIR--oh wait, that's because CAIR is a part of this group. From my earlier post:
The Nexus between Barack Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, written by my friend Eric Voogd. Read it all. But note this:How about covering the rising tide of terrorism. Around Chicago.At the end of September 2010, Chicago will become a destination point for the international community’s top Islamic representation which includes the entire top leadership of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) together with the top leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. HYPERLINK “http://www.oicun.org/9/
20100727101615770.html” http://www.oicun.org/9/ 20100727101615770.htmlIn a post 11 September 2001 world, the red flag warning should be most clear that the Muslim Brotherhood is a high level national security concern for both Israel and the United States. The leadership of the OIC, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Brotherhood are meeting at the American Islamic College in Chicago on the 28 to 30th of September 2010.
More. Andrew McCarthy, NRO:The Trouble with Islamic Outreach. The FBI is hosting some bad actors. [Note: Hatem Abudayyeh is Chicago Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network.]
McCarthy links to this Politico article, which starts out this way:
An Arab-American activist who attended an outreach session at the White House complex in April had his Chicago home raided by the FBI last week and appears to be a focus of an unfolding federal terrorism-support investigation.Under the radar. For sure. More:
Hatem Abudayyeh, who serves as executive director of the Arab-American Action Network, took part in a meeting for Arab-American leaders held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 22, according to appointment data posted on the White House website.
“He attended a briefing held by the Office of Public Engagement on April 22, 2010, to update members of the Arab-American community on issues of their concern,” White House spokesman Shin Inouye said.
In a 2006 interview with Fight Back News, an outlet run by Minneapolis activist Kelly, Abudayyeh seemed to disagree rather strenuously with at least some of the U.S. government’s use of the “terrorist” label.Oh yeah, it's just a matter of some old peacenik postcards.
“The U.S. and Israel will continue to describe Hamas, Hezbollah and the other Palestinian and Lebanese resistance organizations as ‘terrorists,’ but the real terrorists are the governments and military forces of the U.S. and Israel,” Abudayyeh said. “The vast majority of the world sees and understands this, and are in full support of Lebanese, Palestinian and worldwide resistance to Israel and the U.S.’s naked aggression, war, imperialism and occupation.”
Fennerty said he was surprised to hear Abudayyeh was invited to a White House event. “He runs like a social-welfare office that helps people get citizenship, apply for benefits, welfare if they’re entitled to it,” the lawyer said.
And can the Chicago media ask why this guy got government grants? $457,000 plus since 1998.
...Debbie Schlussel with more on Abudayyeh. And his wife, a real piece of work.
...unbelievable on his wife in clueless PBS documentary 2004 (presumably taxpayer financed too):
Naima Saadeh Abudayyeh, the bride from Palestine, has trouble getting a job because her English is poor and ends up working at a Jewish child-care center in the Chicago suburb of Skokie. An older sister complains that she's nurturing children who will eventually become "our enemy," but Naima loves all children and shrugs off the criticism. She worries more that her husband, a political activist, is working such long hours protesting against Israel that she rarely sees him. After September 11, his activism gives Naima another cause for worry when the office of the organization he heads is fire-bombed.I find one report of that. A lot has happened since then. Hasn't it.
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