March 31, 2006, - 1:28 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Hmmm . . . more curious things about Jill Carroll and those who are “elated” about her release. We’ve already commented about her anti-American views. What a “coincidence” that all of these groups share one thing in common: They’re all extremist Muslim groups in the U.S. who endorse terrorists and terrorism.
Today’s Detroit Free Press has an article by resident Islamist reporter, Niraj Warikoo.
He quotes not only officials from HAMAS front-group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), but also Khalil Jassem (the article says “Jensem,” but it’s Jassem), head of LIFE for Relief and Development, who is overjoyed by Carroll’s release and says he helped get her released.
As we’ve repeatedly documented, LIFE is a charity that openly gave millions to HAMAS’ Jordanian operations but was raided by U.S. troops in Iraq for financing Falluja-style insurgents, a purpose hinted at a secret Los Angeles LIFE fundraiser in 2004. When it was founded, its registered agent had ties to Al-Qaeda. One of its officials wrote an anti-Semitic book claiming the U.S. is a Zionist plot. LIFE has always openly opposed the War in Iraq and conducted the pre-War trips of three liberal Congressman to meet with Saddam, financed by an American agent of Saddam.
(Until the 2004 arrival of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz” to Detroit, LIFE was under investigation by Customs agents. But no more. Abu Moskowitz put a stop to that. Then, there’s the problem of U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey Collins and Stephen Murphy III openly feting the group.)
Jassem says he worked his “contacts” in Iraq to get Jill Carroll released and to send two Muslims to Iraq to lobby for the release. By contacts, he must mean the insurgents he appears to be funding.
In another Free Press piece by Warikoo, Abed Hammoud, head of the openly pro-HAMAS and -Hezbollah Congress of Arab American Organizations, is quoted as “celebrating” Jill Carroll’s release. (Hammoud is a Wayne County prosecutor and reporter Warikoo is believed to have written Hammoud’s campaign literature in his failed run for Mayor of Dearborn.)
If all of these Islamist groups that privately hate America, openly endorse terrorists, and oppose our efforts in Iraq are so overjoyed about Jill Carroll’s release, that should tell you something. As in, she ain’t on America’s side.
What is it about Carroll, in particular, that brings out all this effort and elation by extremist Muslims who wouldn’t lift a finger for any of the American contractors or soldiers held hostage? Ask yourself that.
The answer is quite obvious. Jill Carroll’s extremist buddies tell us everything we need to know about her.
Is Jill Carroll endorsing the Iraqi Islamic Party? Sure looks like it (see below). So nice that she likes them more than her loyal translator, who was murdered by her “kind and generous” kidnappers.
Not exactly an impartial journalist thing to do, even writing the letter on Iraqi Islamic Party stationery. Oprah gushing is probably up next for her, complete with America-bashing.
****UPDATE, 04/02/06: Jill Carroll’s recanting of the video doesn’t have a thing to do with anything I’ve cited (except perhaps the letter above & she did not recant that–a minor point compared to the other evidence), nor does it change facts. See my response to all the blind, deaf, and dumb Jill Carroll worshippers. Facts regarding Jill Carroll’s real views are stubborn things.
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