April 8, 2010, - 1:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE: ABC News Reporter on CAIR Story Was CAIR Official!

By Debbie Schlussel

There’s a new low in the blatant bias of mainstream media “journalism.”  ABC News is now employing CAIR officials to “report” on CAIR stories for the network.  Maybe the letters stand for All Bow to CAIR . . . or All Bow to the Crescent.


Sharaf Mowjood: ABC News Reporter on CAIR Story is Former CAIR Official

Do you think ABC News will hire members of the Mossad hit team to report on the assassination of terrorist Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh a/k/a “Abu Abed” in Dubai?  Do you think members of the Religious Zionists of America will get ABC News jobs as reporters on Israel?  Do you think the local Cardinal will get to report ABC’s stories on the priests and abuse?  (Not that any of these groups are dishonest to the point of extreme evil and danger like CAIR is.  The exact opposite.  But you get the point.)

Not a chance.  But, hey, none of ’em are Muslim.

And this interest of journalistic “objectivity” and “impartiality”–if it ever existed at ABC News–fell by the wayside when the  alphabet broadcast network hired Sharaf Mowjood, a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official, as an ABC News reporter.  And it fell even farther when ABC News assigned or allowed Mowjood to “report” on a CAIR-manufactured story:  the FBI shooting death of a Muslim imam, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, during an FBI raid after the FBI entrapped Abdullah and members of his mosque into a stolen merchandise ring.  Abdullah pulled a gun on FBI agents, who had every legitimate reason to respond and defend themselves, including shooting him (or they’d be the ones shot).  CAIR is heavily involved in the controversy, alleging that the FBI somehow set out to murder him from the get-go and that they had their dog bite him first.  But there’s absolutely no evidence of that and a ton of evidence–and witnesses–to the contrary.

Regardless, how can a guy who just left CAIR’s employ be expected to impartially report on the story?  It’s simply absurd.  Boggles the mind.



The story has been a CAIR cause celebre in Michigan and from the CAIR national office, with Michigan CAIR chief, Dawud Walid a/k/a Delano Anthony Willis, Jr. (who has a criminal record), whining about it repeatedly to anyone in the media who will listen.  Moreover, CAIR arranged press conferences and hired Muslim charlatan lawyer Nabih Ayad to represent Abdullah’s alien widow to try to keep her from being deported.  CAIR has been at the forefront of demanding to see Abdullah’s autopsy and associated police reports.

It’s completely absurd and ridiculous for a CAIR official to serve as an “ABC News reporter” on this story.  It would never happen with any other topic.  And ABC–nowhere on its site nor anywhere in the story tells us about Mowjood’s role at CAIR, so I will.

Sharaf Mowjood, a devout and militant Muslim (redundant), was the “Government Relations Coordinator” for CAIR Los Angeles.  He makes no secret of it.  It’s on his bio and on multiple websites in which he identifies and describes himself.

He is also the former Government Relations Coordinator for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles. At CAIR, Mowjood organized and participated in the Get Out the Vote Campaigns, candidate and town hall forums, and Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. He also met with elected officials from the city to the federal level, organizes workshops on voter and civic empowerment, and encouraged youth engagement with local mosque youth groups.

I can’t blame him for having zero ethics to suggest to his new bosses at ABC News that maybe he’s not the right choice for the story and that he does have this recent past on the payroll of CAIR.  I expect that.  He’s from CAIR.  Dishonesty and zero ethics is who they are, what they do.  They’re salivating at the future propaganda he can do for them on the inside of ABC News, assigned to stories in which they’ve staked a major claim.

But I do blame ABC News.  Mowjood’s background, like I said, is well known.  It’s not a secret.  But ABC News doesn’t seem to notice or care.  It’s poor journalism on their part, zero responsibility.  And you have to wonder how many other ABC News reporters recently took money from and were on the payrolls of those they cover.  I’m not just talking “former” Democrat operatives who worked at the Obama White House.  That stuff is known.

The stuff on Mowjood is not known.  And those who read the ABC News story won’t realize who he is and how he’s the most unsuitable person to report on the story for a major news organization.  Just like, for decades, few knew that blatantly anti-Israel ABC News reporter and anchor Peter Jennings was sleeping with Palestinian activist and Arafat aide Hanan Ashrawi.

I wish I could say ABC News was once a respected, terrific news organization that has now lost its way.  But, in fact, it never was a respected or terrrific news organization.  It never found its way in the first place.

Unless its way is to allow Muslim employees of CAIR to be ABC News reporters on CAIR.  And that apparently is ABC News’ way.

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18 Responses

Next ABC will hire a practicing Catholic to report on the church.//////
Or a Republican to report on the Tea Parties.////

pat on April 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Or maybe they could replace a Bill Clinton operative with the wife of an operative for both Bill and Hillary Clinton and hire Christiane Amanpour to replace George Stephanopoulos on their Sunday morning news program,”This Week”

    Oh wait,they did that last month.

    ebayer on April 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      Or maybe they can hire a former senior Democrat political adviser as a chief political correspondent…oh wait…I guess they did that to and hired George Stephanopoulos

      ebayer on April 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm

CAIR, what a joke that is. The Enemy Within will do you in.

dougx on April 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

What a PUKE!

I will no longer watch ABC.

goldenmike4393 on April 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Let’s remember that the late, unlamented (by me) anchorman Peter Jennings, anti-Semite and Israel hater, was employed by ABC news. His anti-Israel bias was always transparent, probably influenced by his relationship with Palestinian dhimmi Christian “negotiator” and “legislator” Hanan Ashwari. It seems to me that ABC is merely continuing its policy of pandering to the Muslim enemy. Same old, same old. The question is: who at ABC was responsible for hiring Mowjood, a known CAIR operative, and why was he not deemed inappropriate to cover this story?

CS: I mentioned Jennings and Ashrawi in this post. Pls. read more closely. DS

commonsense on April 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Doesn’t this just friggin’ figure….when the heck is this going to STOP!

Infuriating…the web they have wove..this country looks the other way, it will be too late at the rate this country of dummies are going.

Diamond Girl on April 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

why the heck are you guys watching ABC and buying stuff from their sponsors…….i don’t mean just watching the news..but i mean all of ABC shows….LOOK YOU CAN CATCH DANCING WITH THE STARS some other way…or just catch the last 10min. on Tues..you know who goes home/who stays…..boycott…..write….I LOVE MY REMOTE…however, i have not stuck my head in the ground thinking this will all go away if i just change the channel…..write the president of ABC NEWS daily, no threats..but let him know what a jerk this guy is and the fact that he has no business on American TV on any channel……………….jmc

pink bunny on April 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm


    I nominate you as the leader of the boycott.

    I haven’t watched ABC in years

    ebayer on April 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I never watch “All ‘Bout Cairing” or ABC…btw, Peter Jennings, that jerk, was a Canadian…(nearly everyone up here has been totally propagandized to be pro-Arab, “the only terrorists are American”, etc., etc.)

J.S. on April 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Excellent post, Debbie.

I also haven’t watched ABC in years. I hope that this gets publicize because I want to see how ABC will try to defend this one.

JeffE on April 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

What can you expect from the network that hired Christiane Amanpour to host ‘Sharia Week’ for them.

Paul D. on April 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

fuck off!

zz on April 14, 2010 at 12:44 am

Bravo on the acronymn, Debbie – “All Bow to the Crescent” (how about “cretins”?)

You also gave us FBI – Famous but Incompetent.

What about CIA?

Mike on November 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Hey J., I worked in the same building as Peter Jennings back in the day, he once asked me to get him a cup of coffee but I was chained to a typewriter and had to say sorry. I envied him, and he really had courage, even the Palestinians liked him. However, he is gone now, and remember he was only a reporter working on only the sound bites we all gobble up now even on PBS and NPR.
I witnessed the demise of United Press International, the sacherin sweet love affairs of viewers with icons such as Morrow, Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley (pardon my spelling on the last two}.
At 65 myself I truly believe the human race is doomed, the messiah is tied up somewhere, maybe he does not want his first or second crucifixion (depending on whether you are Christian or Jewish} televised. If you are Moslem (Sunni, Shia, or ?) I believe all you twits want is his head on a pike.
Life is short, its a shame we spend most of our time and money trying to make it shorter for everyone else.

Ron Wolf on January 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Regardless, how can a guy who just left CAIR’s employ be expected to impartially report on the story? It’s simply absurd.

BytesLand on March 1, 2011 at 1:55 am


demma on March 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Look at their eyes, see the hatred. Where these guys come from their lives would not be worth a camel’s fart if they were seen in their court with a cross, or a Jewish head covering. What is that on his lapel, an ADL button? Here is an idea for a new reality show: Call it “Give me a Break”.

Halal Dolly on September 29, 2011 at 12:36 am

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