jihadist propaganda

‘The Jews did it’ 9/11 truther Imam will lead ‘Islam on Capitol Hill’ prayer on 9/25

Michelle Malkin asked “Who’s behind “Islam on Capitol Hill?” today. Part of the answer is Sheikh Ahmed Dewidar who, shortly after 9/11, implied Jews were complicit in the mass-murder of the 2,976.

On June 6, 2005, the Steven Stalinsky wrote about it in the New York Sun:

Within weeks of September 11, 2001, an Egyptian sheik serving as Al-Azhar University’s representative in America and an imam at the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City, Muhammad al-Gamei’a, was interviewed at an unofficial Al-Azhar University Web site, www.lailatalqadr.com. Sheik al-Gamei’a returned to Egypt shortly after his interview was translated. Many of his friends in the interfaith community were shocked at what this “moderate” said.

In the interview, he claimed the Jews were behind the September 11 attacks and offered the following as evidence: “four thousand Jews did not come to work at the World Trade Center,” and “Jews control decision-making in the airports and in the … White House and the Pentagon.” Another outrageous statement: “Muslims do not feel safe even going to the hospitals, because some Jewish doctors in one of the hospitals poisoned sick Muslim children, who then died.” Sheik al-Gamei’a also predicted the collapse of America.

Almost four years after Sheik al-Gamei’a made headlines, another influential Egyptian-born New York imam gave a series of interviews to the press in his homeland. He also did not expect his words would be translated by MEMRI.

An imam at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan and a lecturer on Islamic studies at Manhattanville College, Ahmad Dewidar, was recently called “the face of the next generation of Muslims in America.” He has met with President Bush, Mayor Giuliani, Governor Pataki and U.N. Secretary-General Annan.

Recently, Dr. Dewidar attended the annual Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Egypt, where he gave a series of interviews. In one that aired on MBC TV on June 9, he discussed the spread of Islam in America. He referred to sermons he had heard in 1995 that stated, “We are going to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become Muslim House.” To view the broadcast, visit www.memritv.org.

On June 15, Dr. Dewidar was interviewed by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Web site, www.ikhwanonline.com. When asked about how the attacks of September 11, 2001, impacted the spread of Islam in America, he said that he witnessed hundreds of Americans converting to Islam. Hinting at an American government conspiracy related to the attacks, he said, “Whether or not these events were planned, or pinned on the Muslims, or something else – [it] provided an opportunity for [the American government] to legislate dubious laws that restrict the growth and presence of Islam in the U.S.”

Regarding American skepticism toward Islam following September 11, 2001, he said, “The media – most of which is under Zionist control – has helped to spread this perception.” Later in the interview he said that “the Jews” control the press. When asked, “What is the extent of the Muslim community’s influence on American society?” He answered, “The Zionist community numbers only 3 million, but they control the government, the politics, the economy, and the media in the U.S.”

Also while speaking to the Web site of the Muslim Brotherhood, he denounced President Bush’s policy in the Middle East, claiming it was dictated by Natan Sharansky: “This Jew has despicable goals, and we see their effects today in America’s actions in the region, imposing its opinion and its outlook on democracy, education, and political involvement on our countries.”

Dr. Dewidar and Sheik al-Gamei’a’s interviews shared some themes, such as blaming Islam’s poor image in America on a Zionist-controlled press. They also both said the Zionists control political decision-making and economic institutions. Both were extremely positive on the future of Islam in America and discussed a trend of Americans converting to Islam following September 11, 2001.

Maybe Dr. Dewidar will have fellow 9/11 truther Van Jones MC the event.

9/11 family member comes face to face with evil: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

Lorraine Arias-Beliveau’s youngest brother Adam Arias was killed in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In yesterday’s New York Daily News, she described her close encounter with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and her reaction the next day, while still on Guantanamo Naval Base, when President Barack Obama announced Gitmo would close:

I could hardly believe my eyes when he came into focus: Khalid Shaik Mohammed, the man who boasted of having masterminded the attacks. He sat there in front of us, preening his beard. Did he seem humbled or chastened? Hardly. He looked like, deep inside, he was laughing in our faces.

What we then saw unfold was less of a trial than a farce. Mohammed dismissed his council — only to call them back. He sat there at the table, in front of his personal computer, complaining about something he had read in The Wall Street Journal — holding up the newspaper for the rest of us to see.

Before long, the scene was overwhelmed by a steady stream of what sounded to me like legal minutiae and trivialities. It was sickening. It was surreal.

I will never forget what interrupted that: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s defense declaring to the court that their client was requesting a cushion because his seat in the van had been too hard. A debate unfolded: the prosecution claimed the cushion had already been provided; the defense insisted he had not received one.

Was this really happening? I went outside for air. My on-base escort followed and asked me what was wrong. “Three thousand people are dead and they are arguing over a cushion,” I answered.

Then came a two hour break — one for lunch, the second for the defendants’ specially protected hour of prayer.

It wasn’t long before the circus resumed. Back at trial, Mohammed burst out with this (according to my notes): “I did it I said I did it! I am proud I did it for jihad!! We say we are guilty just sentence me!”

The words were chilling but something cut even deeper to my core: his gaze. Mohammed turned to make eye contact with us. We stared back.

Before long, court was dismissed, and we were informed that, due to the inauguration of the new President, there would be no hearings the following day.

The following morning we heard the news over CNN: by order of the President, all the proceedings were now on hold… READ THE REST.

That courtroom discussion about a cushion for a self-confessed mass-murderer’s derrière was no joke. It is but one product of a so far successful campaign conducted on behalf of Islamic terrorists by their profiteering lawyers. Their tales of torture, abuse, starvation, and deprivation has been knowingly furthered by human rights organizations, newspapers, and media outlets.

No pun intended, the end result of their propaganda may well be terrorists moved to America’s prisons in or near civilian populaces, attacks conducted to free them, al Qaeda trained jihadists released on bail onto America’s streets pending trial, the granting to some among them permanent resident status, and the public disclosure of America’s secrets during their trials in our federal courts.

Was it really a propaganda campaign? Yes.

American lawyer drops his drawers for al Qaeda; Updated — lawyer and firm part ways

Bumped to the top and updated, 9:45 AM, July 26:: David Remes, Who Dropped His Pants in Yemen, to Leave Covington [scan down]

First, the original post (July 16, 2008)

Covington & Burling lawyer David Remes

The caption for that Reuters photograph reads:

Sanaa, Yemen: US lawyer David Remes, who represents 16 Yemeni prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, takes his trousers off during a press conference. He was demonstrating what the typical al Qaeda lawyer wears while on a date with his clients. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

I made up everything after the word ‘demonstrating’ and before the word ‘photograph.’

It is accurate to say that David Remes traveled to Yemen, stepped in front of an Al Jazzera microphone, and dropped his pants to demonstrate “the mistreatment suffered by his clients.”

He acted like a fool yet al Qaeda’s American lawyers have no shame; they routinely spread jihadist propaganda and lie to their own country. Go ahead; click here to see the unedited version, unedited except for an application of the most appropriate color. Now he is all set for the next ‘hate our troops’ rally.

Hat tip to the Jawa Report.

Updated, 9:45 AM, July 26:

According to the Law Blog at the Wall Street Journal: David Remes, Who Dropped His Pants in Yemen, to Leave Covington:

David Remes, who made Law Blog headlines last week for removing his pants at a news conference in Yemen, is leaving the firm, according to the Legal Times, which reported the news over the weekend. Remes will reportedly devote himself exclusively to human rights litigation.

Remes reportedly announced his resignation from Covington on Friday. “My departure is the inevitable outcome of my human rights work at the firm in the past four years, which became a consuming passion,” he said in a statement. Remes said in his statement that he had informed the firm in May of his intention to leave.

I believe the last sentence about as much as I believe the propaganda Mr. Remes espouses on behalf of his terrorist clients. Yet they say the good lies always contain an element of truth. Perhaps him publicly dropping his pants only sped up his departure.