Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas Front Group CAIR: Money Laundering Out of US Capitol

Our law firm, the American Freedom Law Center, has been engaged in a long and drawn out lawsuit against the Hamas front group, CAIR. Hamas-CAIR has been running a global criminal money laundering operation out of the nation's capitol. "The money laundering scheme was discovered in the course of legal discovery in unrelated federal litigation arising out of allegations by five of CAIR's former clients that CAIR defrauded them by failing to provide the legal services they had been promised. (See here for the latest update in that case."

To avoid reporting these millions of dollars from the dubious Islamist sources and to avoid registering as an agent for a foreign sovereign as required by federal law, CAIR created a separate company called CAIR-Foundation, Inc., to serve as an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization. CAIR itself quit filing any federal tax returns from 2008-2010 and allowed the IRS to withdraw its status as a 501(c)(4), converting itself to a regular for-profit corporation. CAIR also stopped all of its operations and became simply a holding company, transferring, at least on the books, all of its employees and equipment to CAIR Foundation.

What has been revealed in discovery is devastating. I address this issue in my column today at WND, but this is the money....:

CAIR — the Largest Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas Front Group in America — is Running a Money Laundering Operation AFLC,  September 20, 2013.

The largest Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group in America is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). After three years of litigation in federal court in Washington, D.C., AFLC has uncovered facts demonstrating that CAIR has been running a global criminal money laundering operation out of the nation's capitol.

The money laundering scheme was discovered in the course of legal discovery in unrelated federal litigation arising out of allegations by five of CAIR's former clients that CAIR defrauded them by failing to provide the legal services they had been promised. (See here for the latest update in that case).

While CAIR bills itself as the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization, it has been named by the U.S. Department of Justice in federal litigation as a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation criminal trial, the nation's largest terrorism finance prosecution to date, resulting in convictions in 2008 for all five leaders of the terrorist financing ring operating as the Holy Land Foundation Muslim charity. Prison sentences ranged from 20 years to 65 years.

As brought out in the Holy Land Foundation criminal trial, CAIR founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad were participants in the conspiracy, although not formally charged. These two men formed CAIR in 1994 in an effort to create a front organization to further the Muslim Brotherhood goals in this country. But, like many criminal fronts, CAIR itself turns out to be a criminal organization.

Part of CAIR's criminal operations included representing itself to be a public interest law firm created to protect the civil rights of Muslim Americans. In reality, however, CAIR has unlawfully employed non-lawyers to engage in legal services. In one case, CAIR employed a man by the name of Morris Days as its "Resident Attorney" who claimed to represent hundreds of CAIR clients in various state and federal litigation matters. In reality, CAIR and its "Resident Attorney" were not filing any actual lawsuits on behalf of these clients. Moreover, after the fraud was discovered, CAIR attempted to cover-up the whole affair with threats of litigation against the victims and finally with payoffs to other potential witnesses.

AFLC represents five of these former CAIR "clients" who had sought out CAIR's legal services for various matters, including workplace discrimination, immigration, and family law matters. Three of these former CAIR clients are Muslims, including two African Americans and a Pakistani.

Specifically, in 2010, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi filed suit in federal court in Washington, D.C., against CAIR on behalf of these CAIR victims, alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. After several years of legal discovery, which required Yerushalmi to go to court on numerous occasions to compel CAIR to turn over documents, which in turn led the court to warn CAIR's in-house counsel, Nadhira Al-Khalili, that her conduct was unprofessional and would result in the court filing a formal Bar complaint against her if it did not cease. That case is now awaiting the court's ruling on the extent of CAIR's liability.

In the midst of gathering evidence to prove the plaintiffs' case, AFLC discovered a massive criminal money laundering organization run out of CAIR's D.C. offices. The scheme was created in 2005 by CAIR, which at the time was an IRS-approved 501(c)(4) lobbying organization. CAIR's problem was that as a registered lobbying group it had to report to the IRS the source of funds received over $5,000. The specific problem was that CAIR was receiving millions of dollars from oil-rich Gulf Arabs, the same sources who were also financing the Muslim Brotherhood to prepare for the "Arab Spring" and even Al Qaeda operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. CAIR's expensive headquarters in the nation's capitol was financed with a one million dollar grant from a Saudi Arabian bank. At one point, CAIR even sought one million dollars from Libya's now dead strong man, Moamar Ghaddafi, in an effort to distribute to Muslim Americans Qurans with an Islamist translation and commentary together with Muslim Brotherhood literature.

To avoid reporting these millions of dollars from the dubious Islamist sources and to avoid registering as an agent for a foreign sovereign as required by federal law, CAIR created a separate company called CAIR-Foundation, Inc., to serve as an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization. CAIR itself quit filing any federal tax returns from 2008-2010 and allowed the IRS to withdraw its status as a 501(c)(4), converting itself to a regular for-profit corporation. CAIR also stopped all of its operations and became simply a holding company, transferring, at least on the books, all of its employees and equipment to CAIR Foundation.

The result is that CAIR now receives millions of dollars from foreign Islamist sources every year, but only has to report the amounts of its income and not its sources. CAIR then transfers these monies to CAIR Foundation as loans or grants, and CAIR Foundation then only has to report its source as CAIR. The result is a criminal money laundering operation that allows CAIR to funnel millions of dollars from dubious foreign sources into a lobbying group fronting as a charity without the legally required disclosure of sources.

Indeed, CAIR is so brazen about its operation that it maintains only one website for CAIR, which does not even mention CAIR Foundation. In this way, CAIR receives smaller donations from presumably Muslim Americans made payable to "CAIR," thus allowing CAIR to decide which "CAIR" will get the money. These small U.S. donations are then deposited into CAIR Foundation's bank account, which in turn reports these small innocuous donations to the IRS. The big money transfers from the Gulf, however, are conveniently deposited in the CAIR bank account, which does not require any disclosure of the source of the funds. This presents no problem to the Gulf Islamist terror financiers because they are obviously not looking for a U.S. tax deduction. What CAIR does not explain of course is why a Gulf Arab would be transferring these kinds of sums to a holding company that has no employees or operations.

An interesting, but as yet unanswered question is why the IRS would have registered CAIR Foundation as a legitimate 501(c)(3) organization in 2005? An even more intriguing question is why, in 2012, the IRS re-registered CAIR Foundation as a legitimate 501(c)(3) charitable organization, particularly after it had lost its status because it failed to file the organization's federal tax reports (on IRS form 990) for three consecutive years and in light of the obvious illegal use of CAIR as a money laundering front? This, at a time when the IRS was improperly holding up conservative and pro-Israel groups' applications for the same 501(c)(3) status causes even heightened concerns.

CAIR's criminal financial operations raise a whole host of questions the IRS and the Department of Justice should be investigating. The obvious question to be asked now is whether the IRS can get past its politically-motivated witch hunt of the Tea Party and pro-Israel groups and whether the Department of Justice will finally prosecute CAIR and its founders for their direct and indirect involvement in the material support of terrorism.

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  • babsan

    That's a given now with Obama as a member and 6 in the administration.What do you expect from a Muslim?

  • withheld

    Why are you so critical of CAIR, when your own government allows casinos and other organized crime networks to operate freely all over the country? CAIR does not support "legal" prostitution, child trafficking, pornography, gaming and other horrible crimes of violence that exploit children, teens, and females. Casinos do. Have you ever been to Nevada - harry reid's home state? Money laundering is not even called money laundering in a casino - it's "operations." That's your american govt. at work.
    They run horrible child porn, child prostitution, mustang ranches LEGALLY all through Nevada. Nevada - Reno - hosts the "WORLD"S PORN CONVENTION" every year.

    Why do you have so much hatred toward CAIR, and not toward your own Oval Office or your own government for supporting casinos? Every single casino, even the Indian ones, is tied to a mafia family. There is NO casino without a family / crime ring behind it. It is like the front porch to the backroom activities - murder, assault, sexual assault, prostitution, child trafficking. The real money makers. And on the "light" side, casinos / gaming support and foster gambling addiction and alcoholism. In fact, most casinos demand that staff "PUSH" alcohol "aggressively" to all patrons. Where do you think money laundering STARTED, to begin with... ? with organized crime trying to avoid formal channels.

    Not with Muslims. Or groups like CAIR. I am a Muslim, a single mom with a young child, age 8, violently kidnapped, assaulted, and murdered - or believed to have been murdered, we cannot yet find any body, of my young son - by AMERICANS. There were heavy threads of both child porn / child trafficking, and US AIR FORCE involvement, at the scene and in retaliatory incidents afterwards.

    CAIR did not kill my son. Or rape my son. AMERICANS DID. Americans caused MY CHILD to suffer, not Arabs, not Muslims, not terrorist. Americans in my mind, are garbage and filth and violent animals. Not worth letting live.

    And to a little child trafficking victim, Americans are the real terrorists, not CAIR. Get off your (Jewish?) high horse about CAIR, and start examining your OWN HOUSE - the black -led Oval Office, who cares more for blacks and their own calendar day, than about real human rights for anyone non-black; who will do nothing about "real" terror such as torture, child trafficking, murder or rape or trafficking of little children. Who makes such a fuss in the media about chemical weapons ... in countries that the US gave or sold the weapons to, in the first place. Who are the "real" terrorists in this world? The US dropped two nuclear bombs, killing far more than Syria has; it does not speak of that. The US piloted horrific biological programs - at Aberdeen here in Maryland - that bred anthrax and worse, then said "ouch" when it got let loose on its own Congress. Who do you think anthrax was being bred to be used on ... FREEDOM outpost - enemy soldiers? Nope .. civilian populations.

    Because it is well known, as well as codified on executive policy briefings, that the "real" target and goal of ANY biological endeavor (weapon) - arguably, of the entire US NBC program - is civilians. Because it is impossible to contain spread or scope. And the US knows very well that other weapons currently under development - many of which violate international rules of war, even if not biological in nature - are now being developed specifically to target CHILDREN. Because, since John Yoo first formalized this concept - of using harm or intense suffering or torture or sexual assault or murder of CHILDREN to coerce or control parents - after Sept. 11 (altho US intel research was already well underway in locations like huachuca, seattle, sites in SC, VA, MD); the US has ACCELERATED research into new weapons targeted exclusively at causing pain and intense terror or suffering - playing on "age appropriate fears" of CHILDREN and TEENS.

    Even though it violates international law to ever target a child or teen.
    What sick, mentally ill monsters you Americans are.

    You would never find a Muslim developing such abominations. And our Imams do not rape little boys. If CAIR needs to launder money - and I say this as a Muslim, and as a mother with an intelligence background and murdered little boy (at least, I hope he is murdered rather than being held captive, alive and suffering somewhere; America can't be bothered to even look for him, they hate Muslims and torture witnesses that badly - than more power to it!
    So what ? Who cares? If we are not supposed to care about murdered little 8 yr olds, or torture, or slaughter or rape of innocent civilians in Iraq, over 230,000 since Sept. 11, by Americans ... WHY should we care about money laundering by CAIR - or anyone? Do you know the only reason the US enacted recent AML provisions? (FATCA, etc) ... because it is broke, cannot manage its money well, (having spent too much of it on illegal weapon development, slaughter of civilians, and defending predator priests and others), and wants to gain control of more funds, and wants the ability to be able to tax more funds. There is no correlation between money laundering and violence, outside of casinos and organized crime; and no correlation between the absence of money laundering, and peace or safety or morality. The US Army does not launder funds. But it tortures, uses helicopters to kill civilians picking up wounded, and was said to have participated in "heroic" measures to try to stop some of us from elevating torture and other war crimes. in some venues. The Air Force does not launder, but a white male going in and out of Offutt AFB / Stratcom, and then in and out of DNI HQ here, quite possibly, is named by witnesses as associated with my sons' murder. CAIR did not taunt, rape, murder my son. Or kill our pets and leave notes for me to "shut up."


    IF CAIR NEEDS TO MONEY LAUNDER, I'M SURE IT HAS A GOOD REASON. LEAVE IT ALONE. FOCUS ON YOUR OWN BLACK-LED, OR WHITE LED, OVAL OFFICE AND PENTAGON AND DNI AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS THAT BREED THINGS LIKE ANTHRAX, DEVELOP SPECIALIZED TORTURE TACTICS TO PLAY ON "THE UNIQUE FEARS OF LITTLE CHILDREN," .Who rape 13 yr olds and then stab / slash to death the parents and grandparents, in front of the child, then kill the child, whilst. laughing. (Marines). Who make a little boy - mine - scream for his mother: "mom, are they going to kill you mom!" under horrible violence.

    That is one very brave 8 yr old.
    and I tell you what, as a Muslim mother still stranded in the US - I would gladly give groups like CAIR my last dollar, of the few I have these days, just to kill Americans.



  • mike slaney

    they have been doing this for years and the F.B.I. has known about it, read "Muslim Mafia." It's called blind eye politics!

  • garyrose

    Forgot Black Panthers and Larazas Military Brown Berets being Trained to.Take over U.S.A at American Taxpayer Expense Got That WAkeup REAL Americans its TIME NOW

  • ConnieK

    Do we the people not have any power unless it comes from a left wing group???

  • JS

    Obama's speech at the UN on 9/24 was full of threats for Syria's Chemical Arsenal. But not a word about all the Terrorism havoc created by Al Qaeda who is supposed to be on the run according to Obama. Kenya's shopping mall massacre is still fresh. Why this protection to Muslim Brotherhood. Looks like Obama is a Muslim pretending to be a Christian.

  • AnnaGraceS

    barry hussein obozo leads this pack of muslims in our government appointed by barry hussein shared by LittleMoos and the Most Rev. Gregori:

    The following Muslims are in the high reaches of the Obama government:

    1. Rashad Hassen, Ambassador to the 52 Nations Organization of Islamic Conference.
    2. Dalia Mogahed, Obama speech writer.
    3. Aril Alikhan, Homeland Security Asst. Secretary of Policy Development.
    4. Azizah al-Hibri, US Commissioner on International Religious Freedom.
    5. Kareen Shora, Senior Policy Advisor Homeland Security.
    6. Youssif Aboul, Teaches at the National Defense University.
    7. Jocelyne Cesari, Teaches at the National Defense University.
    8. Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Advisor.
    9 Salam al-Marayati, US Representative to UN Delegation on Human Rights.
    10. Eboo Patel, Advisor to Council on Faith Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

    11. Huma Abdin the famous Huma Abdin, who is former and disgraced Congressman, Anthony Weiner's wife and Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff when Hillary was Secretary of State. Huma has very close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. We have Muslim Brotherhood members in just about every highly sensitive department of the US, from The Dept. of Homeland Security to NSA, from the CIA to the FBI, and all branches of the military.
    barry hussein is a member of the muslim brotherhood himself. Congress is afraid of him and they refused to do what needs to be done to remove him from our White House. I have written dozens and dozens of letters and made thousands of phone calls demanding that this muslim fraud be IMEACHED or arrested for T R E A S O N to no avail!! Now I'm adding that every Congressman is being watched by We the People and they will be considered in the next elections by voting them out of office!!

  • J J

    Sure, why shouldn't we pay for our own destruction?? I have always felt that this was Obama's real intent when he ran for the office of president.

  • $53697879

    F Hobama Choom.

  • giant33

    Our kids and grandkids are in big trouble. May their can do better then their stupid parents that let this happen to this once great nation. God help us.

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    Malik Obama still raising cash?

  • USMC 64-68

    Dear Leader is no different than F.D.R. who put communists in the highest levels of our gov't. Birds of a feather . . .

  • gavinwca

    Must be using the White House bank account, or the house bank, possibly the Federal reserve bank to laundry their Muslim Brotherhood Jihadist blood money