Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso is the target of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ latest media blitz.
CAIR wants John Grasso fired for Facebook posts that offend them. These are posts in which Grasso questions the wisdom of bringing in hundreds of thousands of Syrians, teaching Islam in public schools, and pointing out that Allah is not Yahweh.
With the media’s assistance, CAIR’s Zainab Chaudry is telling us that Muslims are now concerned for their safety.
Chaudry goes on to accuse Grasso of saying that Muslims are responsible for 9/11, Islam is responsible for 9/11, Muslims do not belong in our country, and Islam does not belong in our schools.
This is contrary to previous reports, which said that Grasso supported local Muslims, was not against Muslim immigration, but does not want Islam taught in public schools.
“I see a person until proven different” – John Grasso
When asked if he would take down the Facebook post, he said:
“No. Because I believe in freedom of speech, and people have the right to say what they are going to say.”
However, today, Grasso has chosen to take down the posts and apologize to the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council.
The Anne Arundel County Muslim Council is explicitly political and plugged into the Muslim Brotherhood network.
The AACMC’s home page describes its mission statement as:
“The AACMC goal is to empower the Muslims with requisite skills and knowledge to participate politically and socially in their communities and provide support and guidance to their peers. Our Mission Statement includes but not limited to:
- Educating American Muslim in community relations and Interfaith dialogue.
- Role of American Muslim in correcting current misconceptions about Islam especially the role of women in its practices.
- American Muslim can promote the well-being of Muslim community and increase their participation in civic affairs which needed now more than ever.
- Making non-Muslim in America understand the reasons for social practices by Muslim women such as hijaab, niqaab, blind obedience for Allah (SWT) Commands.
- Enabling American Muslims to take care of their needy and aged relatives in non-Muslim communities through expanded social services
We the American Muslim need a forum for the effective enjoyment of the civic and political rights, it is hereby resolved to establish on a countrywide basis League of American Muslim to intensify their participation in all of our nation building activities.” http://aacmc.org/index.html
Guidestar says that the IRS automatically revoked Anne Arundel County Muslim Council’s tax-exempt status for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years.
“This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
Further investigation and due diligence are warranted. This organization is not registered with the IRS.”
The links page of the AACMC’s website shows them linking to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
Anne Arundel County Muslim Council also links to Dar us Salaam, “the largest Islamic Project in America.” This sprawling 66 acre complex has predictably murky financing.
Dar us Salaam publishes “The Muslim Link.” It was here that AACMC’s president Rudwan Abu-rumman said, in the 4/12/2013 edition of “The Muslim Link”:
“Muslims need to be constantly involved in the political arena” (page 5)
Also shown on the AACMC’s links page is the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
The ISB is a piece of work. ISB leaders have amassed a record of support for Islamic jihad causes over the years:
“ . . . including endorsing the Chechen jihad and Palestinian suicide bombings. Its former imam was active in a charity later linked to terror financing including Hamas, the Taliban, and for providing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to Osama bin Laden.”
“Mohammad Adam el-Sheikh, who served two stints as ISB’s imam, from 1983 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2003, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan in the 1970s. He also co-founded the Muslim American Society . . .”
“While in Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency. That group’s parent organization is the Islamic African Relief Agency, which the Treasury Department says provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations.”
The AACMC also links to the Montgomery County Muslim Council, whose mission is:
“Primary: To maximize Muslim participation and political influence in Montgomery County and in Maryland.
Secondary: To establish MCMC as the key political voice of Muslims in Montgomery County”
- Mobilize Muslim community in the county to maximize political participation
- Significantly impact outcome of elections
- Obtain support for our agenda from elected officials and candidates
- Promote election and appointment of Muslims in the county and in Maryland
- Have MCMC recognized as key political voice of Muslims in the county
- Transplant the MCMC model elsewhere within the country”
So CAIR has managed to get John Grasso to apologize to a network of highly political Muslim organizations. CAIR’s access and influence in our society has reached a simply scandalous level.
Nationwide, CAIR is on TV almost every day.
They were on the news 35 times in April this year, 26 times in May, 10 times in June, then 29 times in July, 28 times in August, 27 times in September, and as of this date, October 4, CAIR has received favorable coverage on the news 9 times, 6 of which were devoted to attacking John Grasso.
John Grasso is not apologizing for offending a religion. He is apologizing for getting in the way of a political agenda. The broadcast news media and CAIR are very much a part of this agenda. Call the station to complain when you see CAIR on your local newscast.
It is the very least you can do to save this country.
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