Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chicago's Top Cop Speaks at CAIR Fundraiser, Gets Cozy With Hamas

CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy  at CAIR's March 3 fundraiser
(photo by CAIR on Flickr)
March 10, 2012 - The Chicago Police Department is snuggling up to a group that is linked by the FBI to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which are alleged to have ties to terrorists.

Chicago's Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy ("G-Mac") spoke at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Saturday, March 3.

From CAIR's website: "On March 3, 2012 CAIR-Chicago held it’s 8th Annual Banquet, themed 'A Future Without Bigotry.' Among the over 1200 attendees were Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, MPAC spokeswoman Edina Lekovich, author Salahuddin Khan, Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, and Professor John Esposito"

Professor John Esposito, is a jihad denier and alleged "Saudi puppet," says Jihad Watch, and he has been accused of being an outspoken defender of radical Islam.

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha was fired in 2010 by the Illinois State Police as their Muslim chaplain, reported Act For America - Chicago, "after a background investigation revealed that Mustapha was tied to terrorist organizations – namely being the Associate Director of the Mosque Foundation as well as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood."

According to a report by non-profit group Investigative Project On Terrorism (IPT), Chicago's Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy "will speak Saturday night [March 3] at CAIR-Chicago's annual fundraising banquet. In their meeting, McCarthy reportedly said surveillance by Chicago police would not be used in intelligence gathering as it was in New York."

IPT notes that McCarthy was the chief of police in Newark, N.J. "and was informed about NYPD surveillance that took place there." But Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, says IPT, "emphatically ruled out any similar tactics" and quotes Emanuel as saying, "We don't do that in Chicago, and we're not going to do that."

BUT COMPARE THAT to THIS: Just as most Black Americans are glad that police help control criminal gang activity in their neighborhoods, a number of right-minded Muslims support the NYPD's controversial monitoring methods.

On March 5, in fact, a number of Muslims groups showed public support for the NYPD in Manhattan "following revelations the NYPD set up surveillance of Muslim communities in two New Jersey cities and on 16 college campuses," reported

"Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, the president of the American Islamic Foundation," said NorthJersey, "on Monday thanked the NYPD for monitoring extremists as about three dozen supporters cheered and clapped. Jasser, who narrated the documentary 'The Third Jihad,' which warns against the dangers of radical Islam, said the NYPD is doing work that Muslims should be doing."

Jasser, says NorthJersey, is comfortable with NYPD’s intelligence-gathering program if the police do it publicly. Of the police, he said, “maybe they can stop someone before they strap a bomb to their chest.” More at

Editor's note: It seems that Dr. Jasser's organization was incorrectly named by Jasser is the president of The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). 

"By yielding to CAIR pressure," opines IPT, "the city's top police officer will share the microphone with an imam tied to a Hamas-support network which court papers indicate was responsible for CAIR's very creation." During tonight's event, Kifah Mustapha, head imam at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, is being honored with the chapter's "Mobilizer Award."

IPT says that Mustapha is suing the Illinois State Police after being rejected in his bid to become the agency's first Muslim chaplain. The decision followed a report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism showing he raised money for the Holy Land Foundation, which saw five former officials convicted in 2008 for illegally routing millions of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Mustapha sang in a band which frequently performed at  Holy Land Foundation fundraisers. "In a videotaped performance entered into evidence at the HLF trial," reports IPT, "a Hamas caption in shown the background and Mustapha can be heard in the chorus reiterating Hamas' call for jihad:
"O mother, Hamas for Jihad. Over mosques' loudspeakers,
with freedom. Every day it resists with stones and the dagger.
Tomorrow, with God's help, it will be with a machine gun and a rifle."
(see that video here)
Another report, by the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), says this:
"The Islamist pressure campaign against major law enforcement agencies is bearing fruit. They have put the NYPD on the defensive, thanks to some help from deceitful articles in the New York Times. And now, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has even agreed to speak at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group that the FBI has officially cut ties with over its links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood."
AINA's story quotes from the Investigative Project on Terrorism report, which it says "broke the story that McCarthy met with officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where he promised that the Chicago Police Department would not use the surveillance tactics that CAIR has lashed out at the NYPD for using. Outrageously, McCarthy even agreed to speak at a fundraiser for CAIR's branch in Chicago. The event will honor Kifah Mustapha, an imam whose bid to become the Illinois State Police's first Muslim chaplain was torpedoed when his links to Hamas came to light." More at AINA's website...

AINA offers this background summary: "CAIR was labeled by the federal government as an 'unindicted co-conspirator' in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a charity found to be a Hamas front used for fundraising. In 2007, the said that, 'From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists' and 'the conspirators agreed to use deception to conceal from the American public their connections to terrorists'."