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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Governor Christie's Dirty Islamist Ties

New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State, with Governor Christie's nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. The Sohail nomination continues Christie's unfortunate pandering to the American Muslim Union and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Passaic County has the second largest Muslim population in the country. And the Islamic Center of Passaic County is the state's largest mosque, and it's the only one run by an an Imam who was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization. But when the United States government attempted to deport Mohammed Qatanani, New Jersey's pols and wannabe pols like Christie, quickly came to his aid. Despite the fact that Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both Al Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.

This is less a sign of his innocence, than of the power and influence wielded by Qatanani and the American Muslim Union. There was hardly a top New Jersey public official who did not come out for Qatanani. And that included both of the major candidates in the governor's race, Governor Jon Corzine and Chris Christie. Christie called Qatanani, "a man of great goodwill" and "a constructive force" and allowed Charles McKenna, one of his associate attorneys to testify on behalf of Qatanani. Afterward Christie tapped McKenna to head New Jersey's Department of Homeland Security. McKenna had spent a good deal of time on Muslim "outreach" and made numerous statements echoing their talking points.

The pioneering terrorism researcher, Steve Emerson called it, "a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption". He stated, "I know for certain that Christie and the FBI SAC had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas." Defending Qatanani required Christie to pit himself against the Department of Homeland Security, which wanted him deported. But the Department of Homeland Security wasn't running for office in New Jersey. Christie was.

The first Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, Mohammad El-Mezain, was convicted of funneling money to Hamas. El-Mezain had actually boasted of raising almost 2 million dollars for Hamas. And his replacement, Qatanani, actually was a member of Hamas. An ordinary politician might have been forgiven for not knowing this, but Christie was the US Attorney for New Jersey. It's absolutely impossible that he would not have known the background of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. Yet Christie attended a Ramadan dinner, in the same place where terrorists had fundraised, and kissed Qatanani on the cheek.

Now Christie has nominated Sohail Mohammed, Qatanan's former lawyer, to a Superior Court judgeship. Sohail Mohammed is a board member of the American Muslim Union, an organization that has interlocking leadership with groups that have fundraised for Hamas and hosted a Hamas speaker. The American Muslim Union is closely interlinked with Qatanani's Islamic Center of Passaic County.

When five Muslims were convicted of plotting to murder US soldiers at New Jersey's Fort Dix, American Muslim Union president, Mohamad Younes, came out in their defense. When El-Mezain, the original Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, was convicted, Younes claimed that he had only been convicted because he was a Muslim. The ICPC and the AMU shared five members in their leadership, which essentially makes them one and the same. Nominating an AMU board member is an indirect payoff to the Islamic Center of Passaic County's own leadership... and to Mohammed Qatanani.

Sohail Mohammed defended suspected terrorist detainees and was the go-to man for local and national media looking for a good quote. He lobbied against the use of both 'Islamic' in descriptions of Islamic terrorists, condemned the television show 24 for depicting Muslim terrorists and made an appearance outside the Qatanani trial. After the massacre of a Coptic Christian family, Sohail Mohammed tried to have some Copts investigated for opposing Muslim attendance at their funeral. And most importantly, Sohail Mohammed was Qatanani's original lawyer when the government began its case against him.

So after helping Mohammed Qatanani escape deportation, Christie then nominated his lawyer to a Superior Court judgeship. Sohail is the second Muslim Superior Court judge in New Jersey after Hany Mawla. And if you want a preview of New Jersey's future, you can see it in Judge Hany Mawla conducting the swearing in ceremony for Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah in Passaic County's Prospect Park borough. And the opening prayer for the event is delivered by none other than Imam Qatanani, leading a prayer in the name of Allah.

There's still an American flag in place and the pledge of allegiance is recited, but those are symbols masking the hijacking taking place underneath the red, white and blue.

There have been setbacks. The Democratic party had to dump Sami Merhi, when some of his comments sympathetic to terrorists came to light. But his friend Mohamed T. Khairullah made it through. A critical flyer mailed out to local households was described as a hate crime and exploited by the media for the sympathy vote. Corzine and the local Democratic machine moved Hawla from a civil rights commissioner to a superior court judge. They put Sohail Mohammed on the same track. Christie could have stood up to the Democratic machine, but instead he sucked up to Passaic's Islamists, first by aiding Qatanani and then by nominating his lawyer to a Superior Court Judgeship.

Some might compare the situation in Passaic County to France with its "no go zones" where the local authorities and non-Muslims cannot enter, but it's actually a good deal worse. The government and the judiciary is being taken over, small pieces of Muslim ruled territory are being carved out and expanded with the support of the state's leading politicians, who trade political support and campaign contributions for something dangerously close to treason. It's not just New Jersey. America is being carved up this way, piece by piece. The areas with the highest Muslim population like Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey are ground zero for the Islamist hijacking of America, using front groups, media friendly spokesmen, lawyers, leadership training and the slow climb up the ladder.

If you wondered why Governor Christie intervened in the Ground Zero Mosque issue or why a New Jersey state employee who participated in a protest against the mosque by burning a few pages from the Koran, lost his job-- you were only seeing the tip of a very large iceberg. In Muslim heavy states such as New Jersey, politicians and law enforcement have been largely suborned. In their attempt to co-opt Muslims, they instead have been co-opted by them. Who is really working for whom? Decide for yourself.

When American Muslim Union president Mohamed Younes was detained in Dubai, he knew exactly whom to call. The deputy director of New Jersey's Office of Homeland Security who offered to vouch for him. Now remember Younes was a member of the board of trustees of a mosque that had conducted fundraising for terrorists and whose Imam had been convicted of raising money for terrorists. But none of that mattered. No more than the IPCC's history mattered to Christie. The very same Sohail Mohammed boasted that the deputy director of New Jersey's Office of Homeland Security is "someone we can call 24/7".

Is this what the people of New Jersey really want in their officials? It doesn't matter, because they're not being given a choice. And that's the worst part of it. Whether you voted Corzine or Christie, you still ended up with a politician who was in bed with the IPCC and the AMU and who was going to nominate Sohail Mohammed to a Superior Court Judgeship. And that denotes a profound level of corruption that should cause intense scrutiny for any elected official from the Garden State who tries to run for national office. That includes Governor Christie who fought one brand of corruption, but surrendered to another, who was willing to stand up to the teacher's union, but not to the terrorist's union.

32 comments:

AvidEditor said...

Great Job on the post. Do you think it was an oversite. Or is he just another dhimmi? It is too bad I had high hopes for him. Guess he is no Allen West.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

He's pandering to a demographic. Most politicians do it. Unfortunately in this case the demographic he's pandering to is a bit explosive.

lemon said...

New Jersey is corrupt from top to bottom.
American politicians are awful. The choice is always between bad and worse. That is especially so in NJ

HermitLion said...

These are discouraging news.

For every politician, judge, and public power-figure today, one only has to 'follow the money', to find the puppeteers pulling the strings.
Unfortunately, it seems that too often these strings lead to muslim money, and money speaks much louder than the public.

It is not an ideological betrayal, but your ages-old, run-of-the-mill personal corruption.

If anyone is interested, I've written about it recently in Political Motives for Islamic Colonization.

Anonymous said...

The elite of America has been anti-American for decades. One more anti-American judge is a drop in the bucket.

scoutxlt said...

I too had hopes for Christie; while we all know the "get along to get along" game these politicians play, this is beyond the pale. It is bad enough when they are getting in bed with the typical corruption at a local level, but we are seeing here an entirely new dynamic, that of an embedded International Terror organization, with known funding ties to the west, that supports & supplies suicide bombers and militant activities all over the middle east. When will they begin not only supporting it there, but harboring it here, if they have not already? It is not only naiveté but treasonous, to support organizations such as these, but even more unbelievable when they actually appoint one of their representatives to The Bench... what, so he can interject with a wink and a nod sharia law...? Thereby contravening United States Juris-Prudance...? Just unbelievable, when will these people learn, this IS the face of the Stealth jihad... in full view!

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Hermit, yes they've learned the weak point of the system

Scout, yes it's unjustifiable. Especially for someone who worked in the thick of this and should know exactly what all this means. But politicians with solid principles are hard to find.

Anonymous said...

So many on the conservative side are saying that Chris Christie would make a great presidential candidate in 2012 and I just scratch my head and think these people are nuts! New Jersey is one of the worst sanctuary states in the country and I could not understand why Christie wasn't addressing this enormous problem. Upon reading this post, more of the puzzle pieces are falling into place. New Jersey has a huge muslim problem with enormous mosques springing up like weeds.
People thought that electing Christie would begin to solve out problems???? Ha......
Watching what is happening in all of our 50 states (as well as the rest of the world) is like watching "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
Daniel Greenfield....please don't go to sleep.....

procinctu.info said...

thanks for post. disappointing but necessary story.

Anonymous said...

Chris Christie is a rabid Bruce Springsteen fan. That alone should be enough to give conservatives cold feet. Yep, Bruce, who charmed us with his tribute to Pete Seeger a few years ago. Too bad Bruce never was the Bruce that Ronald Reagan mentioned in a speech. Too bad Chris Christie isn't what we thought he would be.

Peter F. Doro said...

It's truly amazing the amount of ignorance and unfortunately, just plain stupidity there is regarding this post. If any one of you tin foil wearing, mouth-breathing goons saw Governor Christie on Meet the Press this past week, or any other recent program recently, it's hard not to be impressed and to secretly hope he runs for President. Just a few choice issues he has discussed as of late: eliminating tenure for teachers, forcing the legislature to pass pension reform in the first quarter of the year, and by and all using every avenue available to reduce spending and taxes and to get New Jersey back on the road to fiscal and economic strength. I wish this man was my governor. And yet all you people are worried is some faux news story that can't be found on any even halfway legitimate news site. You people are a joke. And so are these blogs. Pull your tiny heads out of your, I'm just guessing here, but most likely extremely obese a$$e$. If you don't think Christie is the future of the Republican Party, then may have Allah have mercy on your souls.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

No one is arguing that Christie is good on financial reforms, but he's terrible on everything else.

Immigration, global warming and now terrorism.

"Pull your tiny heads out of your, I'm just guessing here, but most likely extremely obese a$$e$. If you don't think Christie is the future of the Republican Party, then may have Allah have mercy on your souls."

Is this really the argument you want to be making here?

Always On Watch said...

In my view, overall neither of the two major political parties in the United States "get it" about Islam. The politicians of today, especially the younger politicians, have been taught throughout our educational system that Islam is a-okay. The imprint is strongly made in their minds.

I don't discount corruption as part of the picture as well.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Pete, if you don't think it's a problem, I suggest you move to one of the metro areas in the US that are rapidly turning into "----istans." Ever been to Dearborn, Michigan which is known throughout the Muslim world? Ever been to southeast Michigan, period, which has the largest concentration of Arabs(who are almost all Muslim) outside the middle east in the entire world?
Once Muslim judges get put on the bench, they look the other way when Islamic law is mentioned. It has already happened in state courts. There is already at least one Muslim on the Federal bench, it's just a matter of time before the same thing happens there.

Anonymous said...

Where's the connection between the allegations against his clients and their lawyer? Ans.: There is none.

If we ever get to the point where attorneys who represent (allegedly) heinous criminals are associated with their (allegedly) heinous crimes, we can throw our system of criminal jurisprudence out the window.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

As I've already mentioned, he's not just a lawyer, he's also a member of the AMU.

Jace Carlson said...

Disappointing. Christie is a shining light and an example of how to handle entrenched unions and ideas that are killing our country. For all of his successes, however, he failed here, and badly.

My hope is that this was pandering to a wealthy constituent base and not a philosophical statement. If he does, indeed, support Islam and Sharia, then we are in trouble. Christie is the polar opposite of Obama politically, and could go far because of that. If he is in bed with Islam as much as Obama, however, then he is no better -- and in many cases worse -- because people won't see him coming.

JohnGaltFLA said...

Thank you for pointing out this information. While many might find the truth distasteful, it is refreshing to see the blogosphere, while it is still allowed to function, printing undeniable facts which the MSM and "conservative" media will not touch. Kudos to you.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

thank you, for now the window of the internet is still open

Anonymous said...

Christie, Holder, Ozero...wish Holder would follow up on islamist terrorists as much as the NY/NJ mafia.
from the land of obummer

Anonymous said...

This association of Christie's with the nation of Islam didn't just happen overnight. Wasn't he the NJ State Attorney General and you mean to tell us that no one knew of his association with these radicals? This country is so screwed if we as Americans don't start being more vigilant and start standing up for what is right for our country.

Callahan23 said...

Thank you Sultan for this excellent article that shines such a glaring light on this pol Christie. Wonder when he is to scuttle ... ///

Nila said...

Anyone who supports CC is either blind or a RINO. Have you seen his cabinet members or some that he's nominated but went away due to shame! What do you CC supporters know about his stance on RGGI, which is Cap & Trade? I don't have time to repeat all his liberal views but two answers - Paula Dow and the Sharia Law Judge he gave tenure to. And no, it's not the same guy!!! He sux!

Lucy Obrigada said...

SALAMI and mustard to Sohail Mohammed .
do his feet smell like Salami?

Anonymous said...

Just another pos politician. Please Texas SECEDE

Anonymous said...

NJ is not the only corrupt State~ In fact, the entire U.S. gov., lock, stock & barrel is corrupt!

You haven't noticed that Obama is pushing thru islam? He bows to all.

Obama, a man for All Seasons.

Gloria Stewart said...

The article about Governor Christie was excellent as were the comments. I would like to add another thought.

It is in the long run not important whether Sohail Mohammed could be characterized as a radical Muslim. There may be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. There is only Islam. No Muslim should be appointed to a court in any jurisdiction. At the end of the day he will serve Islam, not the United States. The nature of Islam makes it incompatible with the values of Western Civilization.
Gloria Stewart

ArianaH said...

Just ran across this blog on Christie. Then, read comment by Peter Doro. I got it Peter. Don't know why no one else did. Great post.

Halycon said...

Wow this article made it onto CNN!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0U_WQyFC1k&feature=relmfu

Anonymous said...

In this original post, on the 9th paragraph it specifically reads, "And if you want a preview of New Jersey's future, you can see it in Judge Hany Mawla conducting the swearing in ceremony for Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah in Passaic County's Prospect Park borough. And the opening prayer for the event is delivered by none other than Imam Qatanani, leading a prayer in the name of Allah." Can somebody explain to me where they see an Imam or prayer being done in this youtube video?

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

1.30 onward

Anonymous said...

The Hagarites deliver gold and votes and, in return, they have carte blanche to establish their Caliphate in New Jersey.

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