CAIR ASKS JUDGE TO HIDE HAMAS TIES IN
Lawsuit against investigators could backfire on
World Net Daily 7/18/18
Ahead of a trial, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is
asking a judge to prohibit an author and an investigator from
mentioning in court the D.C.-based group’s Hamas and Muslim
to a response filed in federal court in Washington this week,
that evidence is relevant to the defense of former Air Force
special agent David Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, whose
undercover investigation collected internal CAIR documents and
recorded conversations that were published in the WND Books
Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to
Serving as a CAIR intern, Chris Gaubatz gathered some 12,000
pages of documents that were headed for a shredder at CAIR’s
national office in Washington, just three blocks from the U.S.
Capitol building. The information published in “Muslim Mafia,”
co-authored by David Gaubatz and investigative journalist Paul
Sperry, documented CAIR’s founding by members of the Muslim
Brotherhood, the group that spawned al-Qaida and Hamas and
stated in writing its intent to undermine Western civilization
and ultimately bring America under Islamic law.
CAIR filed suit in 2009 claiming,
among other things, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of
contract, trespass and violation of the Electronic
Communications Privacy Act. But in the lawsuit, CAIR does not
allege libel or defamation and has never defended itself against
the book’s claims.
A trial has yet to be scheduled in the case, which has been
delayed for a decade by numerous CAIR legal maneuvers.
Support WND’s legal fight to expose the Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas
front in the U.S., the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
In the response to CAIR’s attempt to squelch any discussion of
its radical ties in court, the Gaubatzes’ legal team argues the
defense is partly based on whether or not CAIR is a criminal
entity upon which no intern would form a “fiduciary
relationship” of trust.
CAIR contends Chris Gaubatz’s collection of documents and
recording of conversations amounted to a breach of his duty to
the organization, but in the brief, attorney Daniel Horowitz
argues CAIR’s claim is based on the assumption that it actually
is the “human rights organization” it purports to be.
The defense, Horowitz says, will demonstrate to the jury that
CAIR’s “public face” as an heir to the legacy of Martin Luther
King Jr. is “a veneer and a subterfuge,” noting the refusal of
CAIR leaders to renounce violence.
“The evidence of ‘CAIR’s’ connection to a hidden, Hamas/Muslim
Brotherhood agenda is directly relevant to ‘the promises made’
by CAIR to Chris Gaubatz as an intern,” he writes. “It contrasts
the representations made by CAIR self-defining as a genuine,
dedicated civil rights organization with the reality that its
core function was to be a hidden Hamas-based operation.”
CAIR was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted
co-conspirator in a plot to fund Hamas, and an Arab Gulf state
designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.
In March, as WND
reported, a federal judge in
Washington, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, issued several orders in
favor of the defendants, including allowing them to distinguish
in court between various CAIR incorporated entities that have
been formed since it was established in 1994. Congressional
investigators have alleged CAIR is creating shell entities to
hide foreign donations in violation of federal law.
Horowitz argues “a criminal has a very limited expectation of
CAIR also is seeking to bar any evidence that attempts to
“exploit and attack Islam.”
But Horowitz points out the book “Muslim Mafia” never
“denigrates a religion.”
“It only attacks extremism under the guise of religion and that
is not a ‘catch phrase’ that hides bigotry, it is fundamental to
the book,” he writes.
He points a notice among the first pages of the book titled “A
NOTE OF CAUTION FROM THE AUTHORS.”
It states: “This is not a book about Islam or Muslims in
general. It is about the threat from Shariah Islam and violent
jihad propagated by a criminal class of Muslims known as the
Muslim Brotherhood or the “Ikhwan mafia.” This secretive
organization dominates most established Muslim groups and
mosques in America while exploiting, manipulating, and even
victimizing law-abiding Muslim Americans. Only a small share of
the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are part of this dangerous
group. This book is about them.”
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