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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why Does NY Congressman Meeks Hire Terrorist-Linked Staffers?

According to the NY Post, Congressman Gregory Meeks scolded immigration officials for questioning a Muslim scholar whose nonprofits have been linked to financing terrorism.  Meeks sent the DHS a letter asking why Anwar Hajjaj faced "unwarranted scrutiny" when he returned to the United States from trips abroad through JFK Airport.

Meek's letter ignored the fact that Hajjaj is accused of having terrorist connections.  For example, he headed the Taibah International Aid Association, a charity that has been accused of funding Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. The group was co-founded by Abdullah A. bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's nephew, who has been investigated for his ties to groups that have funded al Qaeda and Hamas.  But that is only part of the story. What the NY Post isn't telling you is Meek's has this nasty habit of hiring staffers with terrorist ties, Specifically Jihad F. Saleh (who just left his job with Meeks two weeks ago)  and Jameel Aalim- Johnson (former Chief-of Staff)
 Jihad F. Saleh, a top congressional aid to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), helping fulfill the legislative goals established by CAIR founder and former chairman Omar Ahmad, who wanted increased Muslim “influence with Congress,” by using Muslims on Capitol Hill “to pressure Congress and the decision makers in America” to shift U.S. foreign policy. (P. David Gaubitz and Paul Sperry, The Muslim Mafia, p. 183) Saleh is not just a Congressional staff point man, though. He has been working closely with national CAIR official and convert Corey Saylor to increase the Muslim Congressional presence through the CAIR-backed Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA).
Jameel Aalim- Johnson, who was Meek's Chief of Staff until 2008 founded the CMSA, Saleh was a key member. Immediately after 9/11, the group began holding Friday afternoon prayer services on Capitol Hill, to lead their prayers they chose Anwar al-Aulaqi, the same al-Qaeda backed "holy man," now hiding in Yemen,  who was associated with the massacre at Fort Hood, the attempted underwear bomber last Christmas, and the attempted Time Square bombing. The video below of Anwar al-Aulaq delivering a sermon to the CMSA in 2002 while he was still in the US is  from the Investigative Project on Terror.

According to the book The Muslim Mafia (page 185) , Salah is spearheading an effort to bring terrorist sympathizers into the US Government.
Saleh has been conducting seminars for “Muslim Professionals” in order to “capitalize’ on the change in the oval office, and “ensure that Muslim Americans are prominent in the Obama administration”. Unbeknownst to most Washington insiders, Saleh has been collecting resume’s from Muslim Brotherhood front groups such as CAIR and ISNA. Over three hundred resume’s were bound and sent to the Obama administration, in the hopes of placing more moles into governmental positions. The White House has already hired one of the people from the resume book, Dalia Mogahed, an Egyptian born, veiled Muslim, who is now charged with briefing President  Obama what Muslims want from the US.
CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorist funding case and as recently as this past March, the FBI reaffirmed this group's terrorist ties. The ISNA was also identified by the Justice Department at the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial as an unindicted co-conspirator and part of the international terrorist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, when they balked at that designation the FBI released the documents to prove the groups association.

Why is a key congressional staffer, such as Jihad Saleh working with terrorist organizations such as CAIR or ISNA. Another question is why is a congressional Chief of Staff introducing a Congressman to terrorist-linked Muslim scholar? According to the Post article referenced above, Anwar Hajjaj was introduced to Meeks through Democratic lawmaker through Jameel Aalim-Johnson.

In 2007 Aalim-Johnson was involved in some controversy because he tried to run a conference in a Capitol Hill Caucus Room which included terror-linked speakers
Originally scheduled to be held at the Caucus Room in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, the conference had to be moved to Maryland at the last minute because the Sergeant-at-Arms, the officer responsible for security on Capitol buildings, declined to approve the Conference. The conference is the first part of a two part project for the Foundation, which is planning a major march in Washington after Ramadan.
Salaakhan states that he had confirmed the availability of the Cannon Caucus room with Jameel
Johnson, chief of staff for Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY). Salaakhan said that at about 2 pm Friday, August 10, he got a call from Meeks’ office stating that the Sergeant at Arms had concerns about the conference, and would not allow it to take place unless Rep. Meeks attended the event. Johnson responded by telling Salaakhan that this appeared to him to be the red-flagging of a Muslim group and that the Sergeant-at-Arms request that Rep. Meeks be at the conference was “unusual and unfair.”
What was "unusual and unfair" was the speakers invited to attend the conference were involved in terrorist organizations:
One of the scheduled speakers for the Capitol Hill Muslim Mobilization Conference was Anisa Abd El Fattah, a longtime former employee and past president of the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), which one convicted terrorist leader described as "the political command for HAMAS in the United States." The organization was one of the US-based organizations found liable in a $156 million federal court judgment in the death of an American teenager killed in a Hamas suicide attack in Israel.

Fattah was the subject of a recent Pajamas Media article describing her covert attempts to be appointed to the Columbus (OH) Public School Board. Fattah has also co-authored two books with the current spokesman for Hamas, Ahmed Yousef, and was a longtime consultant to terrorist leader Abdurahman Alamoudi. Alamoudi was convicted of conspiring with the Libyan government to kill Crown Prince Abdullah, the Saudi royal heir at the time and now the king of Saudi Arabia.
Meeks responded to his letter defending the terrorist-connected Muslim scholar by telling the NY Post,
"As a member of Congress and a proud New Yorker who deeply feels the loss of all families afflicted by the 9/11 attacks, my No. 1 priority is to do everything in my power to ensure the safety and security of all Americans.
If Meeks truly believed that his number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of all Americans, maybe he should take a little more care in picking his staff. Because based on Jihad F. Saleh and Jameel Aalim- Johnson, because either the Congressman doesn't care about the safety of the country or he simply doesn't do any research on who he hires.

There is more about this story at The Blaze.


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