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Documentation first compiled by KBC News February 2017 (a work in progress)

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Who's Who in Japanese-American Tule Lake committee and
Documentation of Japanese American ties to Muslim “terrorist group” CAIR

Who is CAIR: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/cairprofilestand.html

and: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6176

Board of Director Hiroshi Shimizu President (San Francisco)
https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/2974-cair-sfba-helps-launch-dialogue-on-immigrant-rights.html  “CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”

director Barbara Takei  Chief Financial Officer (Sacramento)
http://www.lifeorliberty.org/blog/summer-fall-2012-outreach-production-awards
by
Konrad Aderer, director
“Enemy Alien, the story of imprisoned Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti, touches on the resistance of Japanese American incarcerees at Tule Lake Segregation Center as a precedent for Farouk's struggle. What sets Enemy Alien apart from other documentaries on the targeting of Muslim immigrants from the beginning was its theme of resistance rather than passive endurance of injustice and abuse. Farouk was not a hapless cab driver focused on the American Dream, but a dedicated activist and open critic of U.S. policy. Likewise, the stories featured in the Tule Lake Documentary upend the dominant narrative of how Japanese Americans coped with their incarceration in World War II. Rather than quiet acceptance or the patriotism of military service in the decorated 442nd regiment, these men and women embody courageous resistance which was met with severe reprisals and armed violence from the U.S. government…At the opening session, Tule Lake Committee member Barbara Takei asked the No-Nos and renunciants in the audience to stand and be recognized by the hundreds of other participants, who heartily applauded them. This was an epochal moment in the Japanese American community, where the need to show “loyalty” led to the exclusion and ostracism of the “no-nos.”  On September 8, I went to Los Angeles for a screening of Enemy Alien at Japanese American National Museum, co-presented by CAIR-LA. On that trip I interviewed eight former Tule Lake incarcerees in Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles.
…The Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, CA hosted Connecting Communities, a screening of Enemy Alien followed by a panel discussion to launch The Stories of Palestinian Diaspora, an alliance between the Buena Vista Community Institute (BVCI) and the Arab Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora (AMERD) project at San Francisco State University.
   This major breach of the growing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement pointed up the need for more outreach and sharing between the Asian American and Palestinian communities. (disclosure: CAAM awarded a James Yee Fellowship for the development of Enemy Alien)

At CAIR-LA's annual banquet, I was honored to receive a "Courage in Media" award for Enemy Alien. They also presented me with a certificate establishing the Criterion Project to help people unjustly detained, "In memory of Farouk Abdel-Muhti, and all those who have died in the struggle for liberty and justice."

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1411322: The Jerusalem Fund 
“Friday, June 14, 2013 - 6:30pm
The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

http://www.lifeorliberty.org/events/enemy-alien-palestine-center-dc
The Palestine Center
Event listing & reservations
    A Japanese American filmmaker confronts his own family legacy of World War II incarceration as he joins the fight to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian-born activist detained in a post-9/11 sweep of Muslim immigrants. Inspired by his grandfather’s unauthorized photographs of life in the camps,
filmmaker Konrad Aderer turns the tools of surveillance back on the government, giving audiences an unprecedented glimpse behind the veil of the Homeland Security State. The charismatic Farouk organizes resistance among his fellow detainees, but as brutal abuse from immigration and prison officials begins to take its toll on his health, the fight for his freedom becomes a fight for his life.
    Director Konrad Aderer will be present for discussion after the screening.
    The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, D.C. Funding for operational expenses is derived from investment income. This, together with donations from private individuals throughout the U.S., supports our humanitarian grants.
    The Palestine Center, the educational program of the Jerusalem Fund, gives voice to the Palestinian narrative through policy briefings, lecture series, conferences, symposia, scholarly research publications and an extensive research library. The Center’s analysis emphasizes a Palestinian perspective on the peace process, the Right of Return and final status negotiations, elections, international law, media coverage of Israel and Palestine and U.S. foreign policy in the region.

 

director Satsuki Ina (Sacramento)
http://www.rafu.com/2016/12/a-j-town-community-gathering-against-hate/

http://www.rafu.com/2016/12/a-j-town-community-gathering-against-hate/ Co-emcees Satsuki Ina of the Tule Lake Committee and Jon Osaki of JCYC read a statement from the consortium, which consists of more than a dozen community organizations: “Since and before the elections, there has been a rise in incidents of hate throughout the country, which appear to be emboldened by the misogynistic, xenophobic and racist rhetoric of the Trump campaign. The Southern Poverty Law Center, to date, has documented more than 700 incidents since the elections alone, including physical assaults and racist vandalism. “As a community that knows all too well the effects of wartime hysteria, racial prejudice and the failure of political leadership, the Japanese American community responds, using our own experience as a stark reminder of the effects of the deprivation of civil liberties…
   Zara Biloo,
executive director of the San Francisco chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said that if the new administration threatens people’s rights, “We will protest. It will not be business as usual. We will litigate … We will stand together more so now than ever before.”

http://dennismichaellynch.com/muslim-group-terror-ties-urges-trump-cancel-prayer-scheduled-inauguration/  Muslim Group with Terror Ties Urges Trump to Cancel Prayer Scheduled at Inauguration, 1/18/17

director Roy Ikeda Secretary (East Bay)
http://lifeorliberty.org/
“Submitted by lifeorliberty on Sun, 2013-05-19 13:20
Date: Sun, 2013-05-19
From the Tule Lake Committee (Roy Ikeda)
Stop destruction of Tule Lake site with Proposed Fence
Dear Friends of Tule Lake,
The Tule Lake Committee needs your help. We need letters sent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) objecting to the construction of a proposed fence in the center of the former Tule Lake Segregation Center that would close off to visitors more than half of the area where barracks once stood.

The FAA is considering Modoc County’s application to construct an 8-foot high, 16,000-foot long fence to surround the Tule Lake airport to ostensibly prevent deer and other wildlife from wandering onto the runway, despite scant evidence of incidents with wildlife or people interfering with the crop duster planes that use the airport. Because the airport is located in the center of the former Tule Lake Segregation Site, a fence would destroy not only the physical and historic integrity of the site where 18,000 people were imprisoned, but also the psychological and emotional collective memory of a place that is held within the boundaries of this vast prison camp.

Site tours would no longer be possible and many former prisoners and their descendants would no longer be able to explore the areas where their families were once imprisoned. Visitors would no longer be able to traverse the Site to experience the dimension and magnitude of the Site, to gain a sense of the distances family members walked in their daily routine to eat meals, attend school, do laundry and use the latrines. A fence would essentially prevent a serious appreciation of what life was like during the incarceration.

The FAA is close to completing its evaluation of the impact this proposed fence would have on the historic integrity of the Site. We are urged to solicit letters from as many people as possible to object to the proposed fence because it would destroy the setting, feeling, and association of the Tule Lake Segregation Center site. A fence of that magnitude would cause such a physical alteration to the historic setting of the Site that it would prevent visitors from interacting with the actual physical landscape and from seeing what remains of former structures. A fence would significantly interfere with the personal reflection of former prisoners, their descendants and other visitors who seek an understanding of the conditions under which more than 18,000 people were incarcerated.

Let's not allow Tule Lake, a place that represents the destruction of thousands of Japanese American hopes and dreams, to be destroyed with an unneeded fence. The FAA needs Nikkei community responses about the detrimental effects of the proposed fence. We ask that you write a short letter or email to the FAA describing how a fence surrounding the runway would be a detriment to experiencing the setting, feeling, and association of the site.

Your letter or email should be addressed to:
Mr. Douglas R. Pomeroy, Environmental Protection Specialist
FAA San Francisco Airports District
1000 Marine Boulevard, Suite 220
Brisbane, CA 94005
Email:
Douglas.Pomeroy@faa.gov
Please send a copy to our legal counsel:
Mr. Bryan L. Hawkins, esq.
Stoel Rives LLP
500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: BLHAWKINS@stoel.com

And also to:
Tule Lake Committee
P.O Box 170141
San Francisco, CA 94117
Email:
rhi2511@comcast.net
Updates on the status of the FAA review will be posted on our website: http://www.tulelake.org/
Thank you for your support!
Roy Ikeda for the Tule Lake Committee

THE IMPORTANCE OF A MULTIFAITH MOVEMENT FOR JAPANESE AMERICANS AND MUSLIM AMERICANS TODAY
https://www.pacificcitizen.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/140_JUNE_3-16,_2016.PDF

“During this year’s Florin JACL and CAIR-SV Manzanar (Japanese) Pilgrimage, Lin traveled with eight former incarcerees, two Buddhist priests, eight Muslim Americans, 20 youth and 12 other teachers, civil rights lawyers, professors and diverse community organizers….” To learn more about Islam and the
Council on American Islamic Relations, visit
www.cair.com.

Is Care a Terrorist Group? National Review 11/28/14: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393614/cair-terror-group-daniel-pipes  “…the United Arab Emirates’ ministerial cabinet had listed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as one of 83 proscribed terrorist organizations, up there with the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS… It is connected to Hamas: Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many other governments, indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight…”

director Ken Nomiyama (Newport, RI), TuleLake Committee promoting stopping security fence on the Tulelake airport to keep out people and animals.

https://ca.cair.com/sfba/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CAIR-CA-2016-Civil-Rights-Report.pdf
CAIR California Civil Rights Report 2016
page 21-22
A few of the partners:
Japanese American Citizens League
Muslim American Society (MAS)
Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative
Muslim Leadership Council of San Diego
Muslim Legal Fund of American (MLFA)
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Muslim Student Association (MSA) West
Palestine Legal

Soros Money, Muslim Advocates Leader, Helped Weaken Homeland Security Policies
An IPT Investigation
by John Rossomando, IPT News October 7, 2016
http://www.investigativeproject.org/5669/soros-money-muslim-advocates-leader-helped-weaken
“…The HLF trial substantiated deep connections between American Islamist groups such as the Islamic Society of North America, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a Hamas-support network created by the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.”

TuleLake committee director Stan Shikuma
http://www.rafu.com/2016/07/jacl-council-passes-resolution-supporting-tule-lake-national-historic-site/  “…The Tule Lake Committee opposes the Tulelake Municipal Airport’s plans to build an eight-foot-tall, three-mile-long fence within the camp site, and also opposes “the ‘poison pill’ language inserted into the House bill, which entangles the renaming of the site with the separate issue of stopping the destructive expansion of a municipal airstrip in the middle of the former civil rights site.”The JACL National Council went on record as saying, “The JACL opposes enactment of the restrictive provisions of Sections 3, 5 and 6 of H.R. 4387.” The council also “supports the enactment of S. 2412 in order to redesignate the site as the Tule Lake National Historic Site” and “encourages all JACL members and supporters to lobby their members of Congress accordingly.” The resolution was spearheaded by Stan Shikuma of the Tule Lake Committee…”

http://www.fightbacknews.org/2011/2/21/theme-fighting-against-fear-promotes-unity-between-japanese-americans-and-american-muslims
TuleLake committee board member Jimi Yamaichi spoke on “concentration camp at Tule Lake”, and CAIR executive director also spoke at   ‘Fighting against fear’ at San Jose event, promoting unity between Japanese Americans and American Muslims

 
ALL ABOUT
CAIR
CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment

by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006, pp. 3-20
http://www.meforum.org/916/cair-islamists-fooling-the-establishment
“…Terrorists in Its Midst: Perhaps the most obvious problem with CAIR is the fact that at least five of its employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported, or otherwise linked to terrorism-related charges and activities….Links to Hamas: CAIR has a number of links to the terror organization Hamas, starting with the founder of its Texas chapter, Ghassan Elashi, as noted above…”

Larry Whalon, superintendent of Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, asks Manzanar committee (CAIR partner) for comments on Tule Lake Management Plan
https://blog.manzanarcommittee.org/2016/11/24/tule-lake-gmp-comments/

Manzanar (Internment camp) partners with CAIR
https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13506-muslims-and-japanese-americans-take-11th-annual-pilgrimage-to-manzanar-wwii-detention-camp.html
Muslims and Japanese Americans Take 11th Annual Pilgrimage to Manzanar WWII Detention Camp
“(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/28/16) In the wake of fear-mongering against Muslims, immigrants, and refugees during this tumultuous political season, Muslim and Japanese Americans will travel together on a 3-day 350 mile bus pilgrimage to the former WWII Manzanar concentration camp to learn from the past and counter the growing ignorance, bigotry, and divisiveness in our country…”

How The Japanese American Community Should Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
https://blog.manzanarcommittee.org/2016/12/07/ja-community-1207/
“Indeed, the racial profiling and the talk that no Muslim can be trusted, that all Muslims are terrorists, and even that all Muslims in the United States should be rounded up and incarcerated in refugee camps—even a “Muslim registry”—is exactly the same as what happened to our community almost 75 years ago.”


John Kerry tried to remove CAIR from terror list, WND 1/23/17
http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/john-kerry-tried-to-remove-cair-from-terror-list/?cat_orig=faith
CAIR spokesman Hooper: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” Hooper said in a 1993 interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”  “More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.”

COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS FILES LAWSUIT CHALLENGING TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER
http://abc7.com/politics/cair-files-lawsuit-challenging-trump-executive-order/1728940/

CAIR to Trump: Drop Franklin Graham from inaugural prayers
 http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/cair-to-trump-drop-franklin-graham-from-inaugural-prayers/#w1yQHP2FLX5EMimA.99

CAIR California Annual Report: Bridging Communities: CAIR-LA partnered with the Japanese American Citizens League, Kizuna, the National Japanese American Historical Society, and Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress to develop Bridging Communities—a program that aims to build solidarity and partnership between youth from both communities. P 14-15
http://ca.cair.com/downloads/2012-2013_AnnualReport-web.pdf

TuleLake Committee files lawsuit to stop the fence at airport, P 5, August 8, 2014, Pacific Citizen
https://www.pacificcitizen.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/88_WEB_AUG._8,_2014_ISSUE.PDF

https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fyi/2017/02/07/japanese-american-incarceration-events-teaching-resource/   Bellevue College Bulletin: 2. Seattle Public Library

Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today

Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 3:30 p.m.

Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104 - Join us for Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today, a presentation and conversation examining Japanese American incarceration during World War II and how it relates to racism today. Presented in partnership with Densho, CAIR-Washington State and ACLU of Washington.  Feb. 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. To mark this anniversary, Densho executive director Tom Ikeda and Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will discuss the correlation between the Japanese American past and the treatment of law-abiding American Muslim children and families today. The presenters will also talk about what Seattleites can do to prevent harassment and discrimination of American Muslims in their community

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/08/25/islamophobia-reminder-japanese-american-internment/89214694/   Islamophobia: A reminder of Japanese-American internment, Cincinnati.com 8/25/16

https://asamnews.com/2016/08/29/enquirer-going-from-citizen-to-enemy/ Enquirer: Going from Citizen to Enemy 8/29/16. “Members of the Japanese American community joined with Muslims and Sikhs in the Cincinnati area to draw parallels between the current climate faced by South Asian Americans with that felt by Japanese Americans during World War II.”

RESISTANCE REMEMBERED, RECOGNIZED AT TULE LAKE, July 31, 2016 - https://www.rafu.com/2016/07/resistance-remembered-recognized-at-tule-lake/  Last paragraph: “At the convention on July 12, JACL passed a resolution in support of the establishment of the Tule Lake National Historic Site and for protecting and preserving the entire historic site.” (the entire site includes more than 6000 acres, including the Tulelake Airport. The TuleLake Committee is suing the Tulelake airport, City of tulelake and Modoc County to ‘stop the security fence’ which prevents fatal accidents on the runway. They want to acquire the airport property in addition to the more than 1400 acres they’ve already taken.)

https://bcsfba.wordpress.com/about/ Bridging Communities, San Francisco Bay Area. Partnership of The JACL (Japanese American Citizen’s League), CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)  SFBA, and the NPS.”

Who is CAIR: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/cairprofilestand.html

and: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6176  “CAIR promotes a radical Islamic vision, as evidenced by the fact that its co-founder Omar Ahmad told a Fremont, California audience in July 1998: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

 

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