April 10, 2006, - 11:06 am
By Debbie Schlussel
When the big pro-illegal alien protests happened, a couple of weeks ago (and again, today), I thought it was common knowledge that Muslims and Arab activist groups urged attendance and attended in not so small numbers. Apparently, it is news to some.
After the protests, Monica Piper from Free Republic sent me this photo of members of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) in the Detroit protest and linked to some of my work over the years on this group.
But it was not news to me. I’ve been writing about ACCESS (See also, here, about ACCESS’ sponsorship of the Michigan Divestment Conference regarding Israel) and its work–some of it illegal–on behalf of illegal aliens for years, including Medicaid fraud and evading federal agents looking for foreign students. And, by the way, despite this, top Immigration officials (from ICE-Immigration and Customs Enforcement, like Michigan/Ohio Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz”) officials constantly attend ACCESS events and dinners.
(In an article in which he lies about having served in Vietnam–he did not–ACCESS founder and chief, Ismael Ahmed blames me for losing his election bid for Democratic Regent on the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Part of the article is plagiarized by the author, Jack Lessenberry, a journalism professor who also neglected to verify the Vietnam claim.)
I’ve also been writing about the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR’s “work” against tougher immigration standards. And then-Arab Senator-and CAIR supporter–Spencer Abraham’s work (at the behest of Arab American Institute’s Jim Zogby) to oppose computer tracking of immigrant students (BEFORE 9/11).
As for CAIR AND ACCESS, the photo below shows not only CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid (to the right of Muslim Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick, Mother of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick), but ACCESS President & Lawyer/ACLU Board Member Noel Saleh, a Plaintiff is the ACLU NSA lawsuit and a lawyer on the ACLU lawsuit against the Patriot Act. (Saleh is the goateed, sunglasses-wearing White man standing just behind him.)
Saleh openly stated he gave money to Hezbollah and represents a number of accused terrorists. He has been thrice-disciplined (once-suspended) by the Michigan Bar. As for Walid, I saw him cheer on the Imam of the Hezbollah Mosque when he and federal officials declared that Hezbollah was not a terrorist group. Cheeks-Kilpatrick recently took a propaganda junket to the Middle East paid for by the extremist American-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
These are the friends of unlimited illegal immigration. They are not America’s friends.
(Thanks to Michelle Malkin on the tip for the photo of Walid, Saleh et al at yesterday’s rally.)
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