For some of us this is a huge disappointment, no doubt. But Governor Chris Christie told Republicans to “back off” from opposing the ground zero supremacist mosque; not to make a “political football” out of it and not to “paint all Muslims with a broad brush.” He is one of an ever-expanding list of Â useful idiots.
On the imam Qantanani we have quite a dossier, check it out at the bottom of this page.
Cross another one off the Presidential timber list for 2012. A tale of yet another clueless or compromised politician: “Governor Christie’s Dirty Islamist Ties,” by Daniel Greenfield atÂ Sultan Knish, January 16 (thanks to JW):
New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State, with Governor Christie’s nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. The Sohail nomination continues Christie’s unfortunate pandering to the American Muslim Union and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.Passaic CountyÂ has the second largest Muslim population in the country. And the Islamic Center of Passaic County is the state’s largest mosque, and it’s the only one run by an an Imam who was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization. But when the United States government attempted to deport Mohammed Qatanani, New Jersey’s pols andÂ wannabe pols like Christie, quickly came to his aid. Despite the fact thatÂ Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both Al Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty pleato being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States,Â he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.
This is less a sign of his innocence, then of the power and influenceÂ wielded by Qatanani and the American Muslim Union. There was hardly a top New Jersey public official who did not come out for Qatanani. And that included both of the major candidates in the governor’s race, Governor Jon Corzine and Chris Christie.Christie called Qatanani, “a man of great goodwill” and “a constructive force” and allowed Charles McKenna, one of his associate attorneys to testify on behalf of Qatanani. AfterwardÂ Christie tapped McKenna to head New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security. McKenna had spent a good deal of time on Muslim “outreach” and made numerous statements echoing their talking points.
The pioneering terrorism researcher,Â Steve Emerson called it, “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption”. He stated, “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI SAC had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Defending Qatanani required Christie to pit himselfagainst the Department of Homeland Security, which wanted him deported. But the Department of Homeland Security wasn’t running for office in New Jersey. Christie was.
The first Imam of theÂ Islamic Center of Passaic County, Mohammad El-Mezain, was convicted of funneling money to Hamas. El-Mezain had actually boasted of raising almost 2 million dollars for Hamas. And his replacement, Qatanani, actually was a member of Hamas. An ordinary politician might have been forgiven for not knowing this, but Christie was the US Attorney for New Jersey. It’s absolutely impossible that he would not have known the background ofÂ the Islamic Center of Passaic County. Yet Christie attended a Ramadan dinner, in the same place where terrorists had fundraised, and kissed Qatanani on the cheek.
Now Christie hasÂ nominated Sohail Mohammed, Qatanan’s former lawyer, to a Superior Court judgeship. Sohail Mohammed is a board member of the American Muslim Union, an organization that hasÂ interlocking leadership with groups that have fundraised for Hamas and hosted a Hamas speaker. The American Muslim Union is closely interlinked with Qatanani’s Islamic Center of Passaic County….
There is much more.Â Read it all.
- Spot the Taqiyya!
- “Outreach Imam” gets FBI support
- Mohammad Qatanani Update: “Imam’s victory on deportation from U.S. short-lived”
- Terrorist & Immigration Fraudster Imam Qatanani allowed to stay
- Intimidation works: Immigration Fraudster Imam Qatanani can stay in U.S.
- AP shills for Mohammad Qatanani
- Can’t get rid of him. Can’t. Because he’s got hundreds of noisy supporters…