Newsletter #139 – Rabbi Phillip Rice – Flip-Faced?

Stand for Israel or stand with her enemy?

On August 6, 2014, Nashville Rabbi Phillip “Flip” Rice spoke  (starting at minute 55), at a public pro-Israel solidarity gathering in Nashville.

This past March, however, Rice was part of an interfaith panel sponsored by the Tennessee chapter of the Atlantic Institute (the Institute). A CAIR-Hamas representative was also part of the panel.

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The Atlantic Institute is a “spinoff” organization of the Society for Universal Dialogue (SUD).

The SUD used to be known as the Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center. Back in 2013, the SUD and the Iris Foundation shared the same address. The Iris Foundation submitted the failed Knoxville Academy Gulen charter school application. The Iris Foundation Board’s secretary (and proposed President of the failed Knoxville charter school), Suzan Mertyurek, is a board member of Gulen schools in other states.

Growing public awareness about the Gulen charter school network along with reports of the federal investigation of problems associated with these schools may have contributed to the denial of the Knoxville charter school proposal.

The Atlantic Institute works with its partner organizations, the Istanbul Center and the Southeast Turkish American Chamber of Commerce to organize “multiple trips to Turkey.” These trips are designed to influence “figureheads from universities, law enforcement agencies, and faith based community leaders in the Southeastern US.”   The Turkish American Chamber of Commerce takes Tennessee legislators on these trips routinely.

Turkey: “moderate” Muslims who just happen to support the killing of Jews and Israel

Erdogan permitted Hamas to operate out of Turkey to organize the abduction of the three Israeli teenagers who were murdered in June. It was confirmed that Hamas funded the operation.

Turkey is moving away from secularism and toward Islamic rule. For example, it was reported that Sunni Islam religious classes are compulsory in the public schools. Women are increasingly being chastised in accordance with sharia standards. Last week a female journalist who writes for The Economist and a Turkish newspaper, was called a “shameless woman” by Erdogan and told to “know your place” because her question allegedly insulted Islam and Muslims.

In July, Erdogan’s Prime Minister said it was immodest for women to laugh in public.

Erdogan embraces the Muslim Brotherhood whose ideology is being actively promoted by Tennessee jihadis. Tennessee’s Islamists share Erdogan’s vision for a dominant world Islamic power under sharia law. In 1998 he declared: “the mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers.”

There are reports that Turkey’s military is prepared to support another flotilla of aid to Gaza. It is being organized by the same relief organization that tried to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza in 2010. Footage of Israeli Navy commandos being attacked when they boarded the ship disproved the mainstream media’s efforts to characterize the Israelis as the aggressors rather than having to resort to defensive measures.

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Rabbi Flip’s temple calendar at Congregation Micah lists a program called “Moderate Muslims.” On August 15, 2014, Rabbi Flip will talk about “his trip to Turkey with an interfaith delegation.”

Is he going to talk about the Jew haters who voted Erdogan into office or the ones here who want him to believe that they are “moderate Muslims?” Which face will he show at his program? The friend of Israel or her enemy Hamas supported by Turkey?

 

 

 


Newsletter #104 – Has the Jewish Federation Ever Heard of BDS?

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  • Back in 2012, representatives of the Nashville Jewish Federation were quick to applaud Gov. Haslam’s appointment of Samar Ali, noting her “impressive” personal and professional background
  • included in Samar’s professional background is her work as the transatlantic liaison on behalf of her father’s organization the Jerusalem Fund when they were setting up the Palestine Diabetes Institute
  • the Jerusalem Fund refers to the “Occupied Palestinian Territories”
  • Jerusalem Fund director Yousef Munayyer openly advocates BDS against Israel
  • Samar’s father has served on the board of the Jerusalem Fund since 2000, became Vice-Chair in 2004 and from 2005 to present as the Chairman

It seems the Jerusalem Fund’s anti-Israel bent has not wavered much since its founding.  It’s very public advocacy for BDS against Israel makes this organization’s position crystal clear.

Does the Jewish Federation understand the end goal of BDS is to destroy the State of Israel?


Newsletter #39 – Dr. Subhi Ali and the Jerusalem Fund

Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey recently took the opportunity to remind Tennessee leadership that among the reasons the administration was justified in hiring Samar Ali, were the impressive Tennessee credentials of her father, Dr. Subhi Ali.

However, just as with the administration’s repeated omissions with regard to Ms. Ali’s Shariah Compliant Finance credentials, the administration has also neglected to inform Tennesseans about Dr. Ali’s long-standing involvement with the Jerusalem Fund (the Fund).

Research at this time documents that Dr. Ali joined the Fund’s Board in 2000 and in 2004 served as Vice Chair alongside the Fund’s principal founder and Chairman, Hisham Sharabi (discussed below).  From 2005 until the present, Dr. Ali has served as the Chairman of the Fund’s Board.

While couched in the context of “cultural programming”, a review of the genesis of the Jerusalem Fund, its founders and their connections, and the continued political platforms, activities and current day governing board members highlights that nothing has changed – they remain as committed today as they were when the Fund was established, working toward the same objective of turning the U.S. away from its support and alliance with Israel.

I. What is the Jerusalem Fund?

As stated on its website:

The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, D.C.  Funding for operational expenses is derived from investment income. This, together with donations from private individuals throughout the U.S., supports our humanitarian grants.”

The Jerusalem Fund (the Fund) in its current configuration, is comprised of 3 programs – “The Palestine Center”, “The Humanitarian Link” and “The Gallery”.

Despite the Fund’s self-description as “non-political”, a review of its leadership, programming, and issues of focus, reflect overtly pro-Palestinian/pro-Hamas/anti-Israel positions.

“The Palestine Center”, noted as the educational arm of the Fund, offers (with disclaimers displayed), Information Briefs such as the one written by its 2010 intern titled  “Rising support for Hamas and the Roots of its Success in Palestine “ (“One of Hamas’ more distinctive qualities is its emphasis on Islam. In addition to its self-proclaimed role as a legitimate and honest replacement to Fateh, Hamas also acts as a religious alternative to the secular Fateh.”)

In addition to making grants for social services in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” as it is referred to on the website, “The Humanitarian Link” supports the Palestine Diabetes Institute.  As reported in her White House bio, Samar Ali served as the transatlantic liaison during the development of this project.

(Originally named the “Occupied Land Fund”, recall that the Holy Land Foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the U.S., which also claimed it was needed to bring humanitarian relief to needy Palestinians in the occupied territories.  The Holy Land Foundation was successfully prosecuted in 2007 for funding Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations).

“The Gallery” is solely focused on promoting “..the rich culture and national heritage of the Palestinian people, as well as that of surrounding Arab societies.”

II. The Genesis of the Jerusalem Fund –(Sharabi – WISE – PIJ – IIIT – Muslim Brotherhood)

In 1977 Dr. Hisham Sharabi, PhD. founded the American Palestine Education Foundation (APEF) which in 1981 was renamed The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development (the Fund).   Sharabi served as Chairman of the Board until he died in 2005.

In 1991 Sharabi founded the Centre for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP), which was added to the Fund, to “represent a Palestinian perspective in Washington, D.C.”  One example of CPAP’s activities was its 2003 annual conference entitled “Israel’s Policy of Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing”.  As reported by the NGO Monitor, “Hisham Sharabi, chairman of CPAP, set the hostile tone for the daylong seminar with his opening remarks…”  In 2002 CPAP was renamed The Palestine Center.

Sharabi  advocated a Palestinian “armed struggle” if necessary, to end “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza”.  His 1998 paper “The Palestinians: Fifty Years Later”, called for Americans of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim backgrounds to organize using their “constitutional rights as Americans” to “influence a dangerously biased [toward Israel] American policy in the Middle East.”

III. Sharabi and WISE

Equally revealing about Sharabi is his membership on the Board of Trustees of the World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE).  WISE was incorporated by Sami Al-Arian as an Islamic think tank designed to organize seminars and share libraries.

Al-Arian was sentenced on May 1, 2006, to 57 months in prison to be followed by deportation.  At his sentencing hearing, U.S. District Court Judge James Moody called Al-Arian a “master manipulator”, adding, “[y]ou looked your neighbors in the eyes and said you had nothing to do with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  This trial exposed that as a lie.”

WISE was named in a federal indictment as part of a “criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence including murder, extortion, money laundering, fraud and issue of visas, and operated worldwide including the Middle District of Florida.”

WISE is related to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).  PIJ and Hamas are related in that they share the same outcomes but often have not been successful working together in that direction.   

Tarik Hamdi, identified as an officer/staff member of WISE is listed in a federal affidavit as providing material support to Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden and the PIJ.  He left WISE to work for IIIT.  He subsequently left the U.S. and relocated to the Middle East.

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) was identified as one of the funders of WISE.  The IIIT was named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s likeminded “organizations of our friends.”

Other WISE Board members include:

Taha Jabir al Alwani -President, IIIT; cited as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Justice Department’s terrorism prosecution against al-Arian.

Basheer Nafi – was charged with “conspiracy to murder, maim or injure persons outside the United States.” and a significant leader of the PIJ. In 1996 he was deported from the U.S. back to England for visa violations. In 2003 the FBI indicted Bashir Nafi in abstentia, in connection with the U.S. PIJ  cell.

Mazin an Najjar a founding member of WISE, was arrested on secret FBI evidence that he was supporting terrorism and was deported from the U.S. in 2002. In a one-sentence summary, Judge McHugh stated that al Najjar was “associated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and a threat to national security.”

Ramadan Abdullah aka Ramadan Shallah – Currently on the FBI Most Wanted List, co-founder of WISE, and listed as a “Specially Designated Terrorist”.  He was named the leader of PIJ in 1995.  Shallah was indicted in a 53 count indictment in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. The Rewards For Justice Program, U.S. State Dept., is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Shallah.

The Jerusalem Fund:  

Subhi Ali – Sharabi – WISE – PIJ – IIIT – Muslim Brotherhood

 


Newsletter #25 – it’s the political shariah….

 

As discussion continues on the subject of the recent ECD appointment and the questions it raises for Tennessee in the global marketplace, it is imperative to understand that the issue is not with Samar Ali the person, but rather, what she and all information reported about her, describe as her professional expertise and political issues of focus – the very information, in fact some of the most relevant professional information about her, NOT reported by Governor Haslam.

See for example:

Global Islamic Finance Magazine- “White House Welcomes Shariah Finance Specialist” “http://www.globalislamicfinancemagazine.com/?com=articles_list&aid=842

“President Obama has announced his appointment of Shariah Finance Specialist Samar Ali to serve as one of the 13 fellows of the White House. Ms Samar Ali is an attorney who specialises on Islamic Shariah compliant finance and regularly advises clients on Islamic transactions and was founding member of first U.S delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum.”

2010 6th World Islamic Economic Forum conference booklet bio, p.70 http://www.mcb.org.uk/wief/Documents/6WIEF%20Brochure.pdf

“Samar Ali is currently an Associate with the firm Hogan & Hartson,LLP. She regularly counsels clients on project finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, Middle East hotel transactions, Shariah-compliant transactions and international business matters. During her tenure at Hogan& Hartson, she has also served as a founding member of both the firm’s Abu Dhabi office and its Islamic Finance Group.”

2009 5th World Islamic Economic Forum Conference booklet bio, p.64

http://www.mcb.org.uk/wief/Documents/5WIEF%20Brochure.pdf

“Samar Ali is currently an associate with Hogan & Hartson LLP in Abu Dhabi and is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Islamic Finance Practice Groups. As a lawyer, she regularly counsels clients on project finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and international business matters.”

White House bio –2010-2011 Class of White House Fellows 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/white-house-appoints-2010-2011-class-white-house-fellows

“Samar Ali, Waverly, TN. Samar Ali is an Associate with the firm Hogan Lovells US LLP.  She is responsible for counseling clients on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari’a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters.  During her time with Hogan Lovells, she has been a founding member of the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.  Prior to that, she clerked for The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for The Honorable Edwin Cameron, now of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, where she also worked extensively on editing his book Witness to AIDS.  While in Nashville, Samar led the YMCA Israeli-Palestinian Modern Voices for Progress Program, and is currently the transatlantic liaison for the development of the Palestine Diabetes Institute.  She is a founding member of the first U.S. Delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum, and has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.  She is also a three-time Southeastern Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Champion.  Samar received a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and a B.S. in Political Science with Honors from Vanderbilt, where she served as the first Arab-Muslim student body president.”

Press Release from Hogan Lovells- Hogan Lovells Associate Appointed White House Fellow

http://www.hoganlovells.com/newsmedia/newspubs/detail.aspx?news=1626

“WASHINGTON, D.C., 24 June 2010 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that associate Samar Ali has been appointed to serve as one of 13 White House Fellows for 2010-2011. To be selected to this prestigious program, applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and leadership, a record of remarkable early career professional achievement, evidence of leadership skills, and the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government.

Ali’s practice in Abu Dhabi with Hogan Lovells US LLP focuses on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari’a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters. Before joining Hogan & Hartson in 2007, Ali worked as a summer associate for the firm and as a legal intern for the Islamic International Arab Bank. She also served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Edwin Cameron, now of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Prior to that, Ali led the YMCA Israeli-Palestinian Modern Voices for Progress Program, and is currently the transatlantic liaison for the development of the Palestine Diabetes Institute. She is a founding member of the first U.S. Delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum, ..”

Duke University Law School – “Careers in the Middle East: an overview with Samar Ali”

When: 01/13/2012 at 04:00 PM to 01/13/2012 at 05:00 PM     “Samar Ali, an associate in Hogan Lovells’ DC office and White House Fellow in 2010-2011, will be speaking about the path that led her to a career practicing transactional law with a focus on the Middle East. Ms. Ali assisted in establishing Hogan Lovells’ Abu Dhabi office, and her practice areas include cross-border transactions and Shari’a compliant transactions. Ms. Ali will also be available to answer students’ questions. For more information, contact Daniel Koehler at dwk8@duke.edu.

Each source includes her professional expertise in Shariah Compliant Finance.  Additionally, she was part of the 2009 British delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) before she organized and participated in the first U.S. delegation to the WIEF.  And note that her international business experience as referenced in her former law firm’s press release, was based in the Abu Dhabi officewhich she helped to establish. 

Proponents of shariah law say that Islam dictates a complete way of life. Shariah adherents in Tennessee have affirmed publicly that they cannot pick and choose which parts of Shariah to follow. (see, Newsletter #13 Muslim chaplain to the MSA at Vanderbilt).

Even a cursory scan of the Shariah advisors who are integral to making the Shariah Compliant Finance (SCF) engine run, confirms that SCF is, as with everything Shariah, to promote Shariah.

What’s the problem with SCF?

1.    – Deceptively marketed as “ethical investing”, “interest-free”, “socially responsible”.

2.    – Lack of full disclosure to investors regarding all aspects of Shariah.

3.    – Funnels money to jihadi terrorists through “zakat” (Islamic charity or tithing and is one of the five pillars), which according to SCF, can only be directed to charities approved by authorized Shariah advisors/scholars.

4.    – Shariah law identifies 8 categories of permissible “zakat” recipients including, jihadi combatants “those fighting in Allah’s cause” as well as survivors of those that die in the fight.  For example, the 9-11 Commission report documented that zakat was used to fund al-Qaeda.

5.    – Tainted revenue, ie, earnings of SCF found to have come from activities or sources that are “haram,” or unislamic, must be “purified” through donations to Islamic charities, approved by the Shariah advisors.  For example, it could be revenue generated by an investment in a forbidden industry such as Western defense, pork or alcohol production. This proscription applies to any and all transactions and institutions involved with SCF.

6.    – At least 80 Muslim charities have been designated by the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.K. and even the U.N., as funding terrorism.

Examples of Shariah advisors utilized in the SCF industry:

Sheikh al-Qaradawi, describes SCF as “jihad with money”. (He was quoted in 2006 stating, “I like to call it [zakah] jihad with money, because God has ordered us to fight enemies with our lives and our money.”) al-Qaradawi, affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and reputed to be the most prominent Sunni Shariah scholar, has been banned from the U.S. and Britain because of ties to terrorism and reported ties to Hamas.  He served 2 years as a board member of the Islamic Society of Boston.  He serves as President of the Saudi charity “Union of Good”, an umbrella group of 53 Muslim charities that has been designated as a terrorist entity by U.S. Treasury Department. In a statement aired on Al-Jazeera TV on January 28, 2009 during the Gaza war, al-Qaradawi said the following regarding Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust:

“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption…The last punishment was carried out by [Adolf] Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them…Allah Willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.” MEMRITV.org, Clip no. 2005, Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)

Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo, is considered the leading authority on Shariah finance in the U.S. and serves internationally as a Shariah advisor.  Among his credits is his statement attesting to the accuracy and authenticity of the English translation of the Reliance of the Traveller.  DeLorenzo is the Shariah scholar who has worked to uncouple and deliberately obscure the relationship between the Shariah and SCF –  “[i]n order to be more readily understandable to regulators in Muslim-minority countries, such as the U.S. and Europe, there is nothing wrong in using another term, like ‘Ethical Advisory Board’”.(Abana Review, Fall 2002).  He has served as the Secretary of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), (formerly the Fiqh Council of the Islamic Society of North America).  Former FCNA President, Muzamil Siddiqui is an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism trial and FCNA trustee Abdurrahman Alamoudi is serving a 23-year sentence for terrorism-related activities.  FCNA leaders have appeared at conferences honoring al-Qaradawi.

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, formerly a Shariah judge on the Pakistan Supreme Court for 20 years, is another highly recognized Shariah advisor in the SCF world.  He chairs one of the major SCF industry bodies – the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Finance Institutions and used to head up the HSBC Shariah Council and Dow Jones Islamic Index (which happens to be managed by Muslim Brotherhood unindicted co-conspirator North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)).  He is a central leader with the madrassa that produced the Taliban and he has publicly endorsed suicide bombing.  Among his writings is a book “Islam and Modernism” – “Killing is to continue until the unbelievers pay jizyah (subjugation tax) after they are humbled or overpowered.”  In other writings he states, “For a non-Muslim state to have more pomp and glory than a Muslim state itself is an obstacle, therefore to shatter this grandeur is among the greater objectives of jihad.”  He continues to sit on many Shariah Advisory Boards including Maldives Islamic Bank, Guidance Financial Group, USA, Amana Investments Limited and the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, UAE.

Why are U.S. leaders, banks, investment groups and other financial concerns willing to turn a blind eye to the realities of Shariah Compliant Finance?  Money, money, money?

 

 

 


Newsletter #24 – the Ali family politics

The Governor’s office has suggested that Samar Ali’s father former leadership with the Tennessee Medical Association somehow enhances her candidacy as the International Director for the ECD.

Information about Dr. Ali’s (Samar’s father), political activities not released by the Governor’s office follows.

Dr. Subhi Ali, has been involved for quite some time with an organization called the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development (the Fund), and currently serves as the Chair of its Board.  As stated on its website:

“The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, D.C.  Funding for operational expenses is derived from investment income. This, together with donations from private individuals throughout the U.S., supports our humanitarian grants.”

The Jerusalem Fund is comprised of 3 programs – “The Palestine Center”, “The Humanitarian Link” and “The Gallery”.

Despite the Fund’s self-description as “non-political”, a review of its leadership, programming, and issues of focus, reflect an overtly pro-Palestinian/pro-Hamas/anti-Israel sentiment. “The Gallery” is solely focused on promoting “..the rich culture and national heritage of the Palestinian people, as well as that of surrounding Arab societies.”

“The Palestine Center”, noted as the educational arm of the Jerusalem Fund, is designed specifically to “…give[s] voice to the Palestinian narrative through policy briefings, lecture series, conferences, symposia, scholarly research publications.” With disclaimers on behalf of the Jerusalem Fund and its educational program displayed, the Palestine Center offers Information briefs such as the one written by its 2010 intern titled “The Rising Support for Hamas and the Roots of its Success in Palestine” (“One of Hamas’ more distinctive qualities is its emphasis on Islam. In addition to its self-proclaimed role as a legitimate and honest replacement to Fateh, Hamas also acts as a religious alternative to the secular Fateh.”)

In addition to making grants for social services in the “Occupied Territory” “The Humanitarian Link” supports the Palestine Diabetes Institute.  As reported in her White House bio, Samar served as the transatlantic liaison during the development of this project.

Originally named the “Occupied Land Fund”, recall that the Holy Land Foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. which in 2007 was successfully prosecuted and shut down for funding Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

In the company of the Jerusalem Fund….

Jerusalem Fund Board member Omar Jamil Fayez is a Chicago attorney who is also an officer in the 501(c)(3) The Middle East Cultural and Charitable Society, Inc. (MECCS).  In a 2001 article he wrote that “Today more than two thousand years after the birth of Christ, the Christians of Palestine are once again being threatened by the Jews.”

A past officer of MECCS, Daniel McGowan whose written commentary defends Holocaust revisionism and denial, asserted in an online video that “the 9/11 attacks were simply a reaction to our pro-Israel policies” and called Nobel Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel, “a fraud”.

Another officer in the MECCS is Ali Abunimah, described by “Discover the Networks” as a “Palestinian American [and Board of Director member] for the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network.  He is also a founding member of Al Awda, the Palestinian Right of Return Coalition.

In 2001 Abunimah co-founded and heads as the executive director, Electronic Infitada, a major online media outlet promoting the Palestinian agenda along with BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel.  His former website, ( now only accessible through “wayback”), serves as an archive for his personal writings which are stridently pro-Palestinian and equally hostile toward Israel and the U.S.  In a 2010 entry on his blog he defended Hamas’ policy blocking the International Committee of the Red Cross from visiting Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier abducted in a cross border raid by Hamas and then held captive by them for over 5 years.

Electronic Infitada’s other co-founder and contributing editor wrote an article claiming that the 9/11 attacks were “the biggest gift, wrapped up in silk ribbons and presented on a golder platter, that [the pro-Israel lobby] could ever hope to receive.  A real day of victory and glee for them to see that now they have the entire US populace in the palm of their hands.”