Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Founder Of CAIR
Leader In Hamas

Mr. Marzook also does volunteer work every weeken, cleaing up on the sides of freeways.

For anyone who has trouble understanding why the Council on American-Islamic Relations is not a moderate human rights organizations, here's an interesting little bit of trivia.

Mousa Abu Marzook is now one of the top terrorists with Hamas. He is also the founder of CAIR:

Mousa Abu Marzook was deported from the United States in 1997, due to his activity with Hamas, a group that is on the State Department’s terrorism list. Before leaving the country, Marzook had founded three Hamas-related organizations, the first being the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). The IAP was terminated in 2005, shortly after the group had been held liable for the murder of American teenager, David Boim, during a Hamas terror operation in Israel.

In 1994, three leaders of the IAP created a spin-off organization called the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). One of the three was Nihad Awad, an individual who is today the Executive Director of CAIR. That same year, Awad publicly stated his support for Hamas, and just two years later, in May of 1996, CAIR would coordinate a press conference protesting the extradition order of Marzook.

Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH), stated, “If it were not for Mousa Abu Marzook, a man who has just said that his organization will never recognize Israel’s right to exist, CAIR would not be around today. Because of CAIR’s connection to this individual and the organization he represents, we call on the United States government to act immediately to shut down CAIR and place the group alongside Hamas on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.”

Nowadays, Mr. Marzook writes columns for the Washington Post, and says Israel doesn't have a right to exist (From AP:

CAIRO, Egypt - A top Hamas official said the militant group will not recognize Israel but will abide, for now, by past agreements Palestinian leaders made with the Jewish state. He also lashed out at the more moderate Fatah party for refusing to participate in a national unity Palestinian government.

And, of course, he's towing the party line, because the Hamas Charter itself says Israel has no right to exist, and that Hamas will eventually kill all Jews.

Yes, the founder of CAIR is also in an organization that has as its stated goal the desire to kill all Jews.

That passes for a moderate viewpoint ...

in hell.