So… just what is FARA anyway? Well…FARA is the ‘Foreign Agent Registration Act’ of 1936. It is a little known disclosure statute, requiring entities or individuals acting in the U.S. on behalf of a “foreign principal” to register with the DOJ Department Of Justice.
By de Andréa
So does this mean that all spies and infiltrators must register as spies and infiltrators? In other words those that would advocate the overthrow of the American government by force or vioalnce? Seems silly doesn’t it? In someways, it seams as though it kind’a abrogates the idea of ‘spyhood’. Maybe that’s the idea. And wouldn’t this Include Obama? I mean isn’t he an infiltrator, working for a foreign entity as well as overthrowing our Republic and replacing is with a Communist Muslim regime? Oh well! Nothing good lasts for ever anyway, right?
Originally passed to identify Nazi spies and infiltrators in America in the mid thirties, (but as it turns out its much more than that) FARA is still alive, ‘not well’, but still alive today. After the threat of Nazism was over it was used to register and identify Soviet Communist infiltrators and spies. But why isn’t it used to register and identify Islamic spies and infiltrators??? Could it be’ that we are so deceived by this very warm and fuzzy “peaceful Nation of Islam” that we just don’t see them for what they really are? We weren’t deceived by Communists or Nazis, well…maybe just a little! Hopefully this may be about to ‘Change’.
The following is a comparison of an Islamic infiltrating spy organization to recent indictments violating FARA
What does (CAIR) the Council on American Islamic Relations, Anna Chapman, and Rep. Mark Siljander Have in Common? According to FARA, they are all unregistered “Foreign Agents”
Late last month, provocative pictures of Russian spy Anna Chapman, (truly eye candy), graced newspapers and blogs worldwide. The stories featured scandalous accounts of “spying”, infiltration, and “espionage.” But despite the insinuations, the ten Russian “spies” in question were never charged with spying or espionage. Fox News reported that instead, the Russian spies in American custody were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and “failing to register with the Department of Justice as Foreign Agents under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).”
FARA, first enacted in 1938, is a disclosure statute requiring entities acting in the U.S. on behalf of a “foreign principal” (in this case the Russian government) to register and make periodic disclosures of their relationship.
Below, Anna Chapman is flanked by former Congressman Mark Siljander and CAIR Communications Director and Islamic Terrorest, Ibrahim “Dougie” Hooper.
“CAIR” is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the organization that was named as a co-conspirator in the Muslim Brotherhood and Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism financing Federal trial in history that resulted in 108 guilty verdicts.
As recently as February of this year, even though I brought it to the attention of the FBI 5 years ago, the Department of Justice finally affirmed that CAIR is a front organization in the United States for the terrorist organization Hamas.
CAIR the Council on American Islamic Relations is in fact another U.S.-based entity that among other things, has been accused of violating FARA by the Center for Security Policy and other leading intelligence and counter-terrorism organizations. So why hasn’t it been indicted under FARA??? Maybe Obama is right America is already an Islamic State.
The CAIR Observatory.org website (http://www.cairobservatory.org) documents that CAIR has received $6.6 million in cash and loans and $54.5 million in pledges from foreign principals based in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait; they have met and coordinated with representatives of those foreign principals on more than 30 occasions; and have carried out over 70 major political and propaganda operations on behalf of those same foreign principals.
Shortly after 9/11 CAIR released a carefully qualified statement: “We do not support directly or indirectly, or receive support from, any overseas… government.” Unfortunately for CAIR, FARA § 611 (b) defines a “foreign principal” far more broadly than just a foreign government. It can also be a foreign political party, partnership, association, corporation, organization, or even an individual based outside of the United States.
For a 72-year-old law, the FARA statute is very much alive and kicking in 2010. It is in the news nearly every week now. Under funded and underestimated, the attorneys in the small FARA office are trying to protect America’s security, in spite of an increasingly politicized extremist ‘Sharia tolerant’ DOJ environment.
Just last week former Congressman Mark D. Siljander of Michigan (an Islamic State) pleaded guilty to violating FARA in connection with his work for a foreign organization; namely the Islamic American Relief Agency, a.k.a. the Islamic Africa Relief Agency (IARA), a non-governmental terrorist organization based in Khartoum, Sudan. The IARA paid Mr. Siljander $75,000 in exchange for his lobbying efforts to have its name removed from a U.S. Senate Finance Committee list of terror-supporting organizations.
The Siljander FARA violation case is nearly a point-by-point match for CAIR’s work as an agent for “foreign principals” in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of the Dubai Ports scandal of 2006. As part of a senior CAIR delegation to Dubai in May 2006, Board Chairman Parvez Ahmad stated, “If the image of Islam and Muslims is not repaired in America, Muslim and Arab business interests will continue to be on a downward slide in the US.” CAIR was meeting with Khalaf Al Habtoor and other wealthy Dubai businessmen to solicit up to $50 million in donations to fund a public relations campaign in the US. CAIR’s Ahmad assured the audience, “Do not think about your contributions as donations. Think about it from the perspective of rate of return. The investment of $50 million will give you billions of dollars in return for 50 years.”
Within days of the fundraiser UAE Minister of Finance Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorsed a proposal to build an endowment property for CAIR in the U.S. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said, ‘The endowment will serve as a source of income and will further allow us to reinvigorate our media campaign…”
Furthermore, in 2007 CAIR received $325,000 in cash from another “foreign principal” based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). This mammoth pan-Islamic NGO composed of 57 governments is known for its “10 Year Plan of Action,” calling on all governments worldwide to institute “deterrent punishments” for the “crime” of “Islamophobia.” This is the same OIC that annually sponsors (and passes) resolutions in the U.N. General Assembly to prohibit “defamation of religions” (i.e. Islam). Barack Obama controversially appointed Rashad Hussein as a special US envoy to the OIC this year. The $325,000 transferred to CAIR was earmarked to fund a major OIC conference on “Islamophobia” at Georgetown University, (once a Christian University, now an Islamic University).
The ten Russian spies acted as sleeper agents for the Russian government. They received “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from Moscow. They were indicted under FARA by the Department of Justice in 2010.
Former Congressman Siljander lobbied members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to remove the Islamic Africa Relief Agency (IARA) from their terrorist sponsor list. He received $75,000 from the Sudan-based NGO for his services. Siljander was indicted under FARA by the Department of Justice in 2008, and pleaded guilty in 2010.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has lobbied for “foreign principals” and has conducted dozens of political influence operations in the US on their behalf. Conclusive documentation at the CAIR Observatory website has been posted proving that CAIR has received $6,698,454 in cash and loans from “foreign principals” since their founding in 1994.
So how close is CAIR to being indicted under FARA? Well… despite proof that CAIR is a tax exempt terrorist organization, and not a Muslim Charity as it advertises, it has become so deeply embedded in American Society, that it has been protected by the Obama administration and the FBI.
The next few months however may tell. On February 2, 2010 Politico.com reported that FBI agents issued a grand jury subpoena seeking internal CAIR documents. Lynn Haaland, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the DOJ’s National Security Division was listed as an “interested party,” indicating that FARA may have been a factor in the investigation.THE BOTTOM LINE: Ten Russians, one former congressman, and CAIR were all paid by foreign donors. The Russians, the congressman and CAIR all followed their paymasters’ orders.
The Russians and the congressman got chump change compared to CAIR’s billions in foreign funding.
The Russians were indicted and deported. The ex-congressman was indicted and plead guilty. What might be in store for CAIR?
Or are we still too blindly deceived to see, hear, read, and understand… the obvious?