Thursday, March 23, 2006

CAIR Didn't Win This One

(All emphases by Always On Watch)

Exciting news! CAIR's lawsuit against Anti-CAIR has been dismissed. Below is the announcement by Andrew Whitehead:

Statement By Anti-CAIR’s Andrew Whitehead Regarding Dismissal of CAIR Libel Suit

As you know, the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a $1.35 million libel suit against me because I made the following statements:

• “Let there be no doubt that CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of Sharia law in America.”

• CAIR is an “organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks to overthrow Constitutional government in the United States and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own Constitution as protection.”

• “ACAIR reminds our readers that CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries.”

• “Why oppose CAIR? CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic terrorists. CAIR is not in the United States to promote the civil rights of Muslims. CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the United States and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy along the lines of Iran. In addition, CAIR has managed, through the adroit manipulation of the popular media, to present itself as the ‘moderate' face of Islam in the United States. CAIR succeeded to the point that the majority of its members are not aware that CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations. In addition, CAIR receives direct funding from Islamic terrorists supporting countries.”

• “CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Constitution and the installation of an Islamic theocracy in America.”...
The parties in CAIR's lawsuit have settled. And check this out:
"The policies and procedures of Anti-CAIR (ACAIR) have not changed in any way as a result of the CAIR lawsuit settlement. ACAIR, and ACAIR’s founder, Andrew Whitehead, will continue to work to expose and present to interested parties any information regarding CAIR that they feel is of importance."
I have previously written about CAIR, here and here.

35 Comments:

At 3/23/2006 10:31 PM, Blogger Pastorius said...

Well then, is that a tacit admission to the charges Whitehead has made against them, or what?

 
At 3/23/2006 10:44 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh I am SO glad to hear this. This is GREAT news. You know how I feel about CAIR. The fact that they're trying to use our system to undermine it just galls the hell out of me.

Boy howdy. I want to throw some salt in their wounds RIGHT NOW! Bastards.

 
At 3/23/2006 11:02 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Constitution and the installation of an Islamic theocracy in America.”...Tru tru!..they 'hide' behind the libs and their self hating PC'isms..its enuf to make u sick..groan.

 
At 3/24/2006 5:28 AM, Blogger Mark said...

This is great news, Always. Some common sense at last, perhaps?

 
At 3/24/2006 6:43 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Mark

This is not aimed at you but The FirstAmendment is sacred to Conservatives. This would have been different in the UK.

 
At 3/24/2006 7:25 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beak,
What just happened with the lawsuit is a victory for free speech. Remember what happened with Michael Graham last summer? He's got a better job now, but the process which led to his firing concerned me very much.

CAIR dropped two or three of the points in the libel suit last year. That alone was a hopeful sign for Anti-CAIR. I was hoping that the resolution which just occurred would indeed happen.

I hope that what just happened with take some of the teeth out of CAIR. CAIR frequently seeks to muzzle those who say things which CAIR deems "inappropriate," even in letters to the editor. Also, CAIR funds a lot of "educational" programs here in the United States. Maybe now libraries and schools will take a closer look at materials recommended and/or placed by CAIR.

"Islamophobia" is one of CAIR's battle cries.

 
At 3/24/2006 7:30 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Monica R wrote an excellent report about CAIR here. I hope that others will take the time to read the report.

 
At 3/24/2006 7:31 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

WTU,
Just recently, CAIR teamed up with the ACLU in Florida. Sharing officers, I believe.

 
At 3/24/2006 7:34 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pastorius,
Andrew Whitehead is well-sourced with his material.

I don't know all the details of the resolution of the case, but two things come to mind:

1. A tacit admission by CAIR, as you mentioned.

2. CAIR didn't want to be exposed in open court.

 
At 3/24/2006 7:55 AM, Blogger friendlysaviour said...

Brilliant!
Thank goodness for common-sense!
I hope we see more of the same.
The common enemy is flawed with it's boldness and convinced by it's flimsy
reliance on a tissue of words,..the dragon has vulnerabilities and is not unstoppable.
A victory then, for the greater Common Good.
It is the normal practise in this sort of libel-case when the challengers realise they do not have a leg to stand on, for them to scuttle away with their tail between their legs.
It is more than a tacit admission by CAIR, it is a complete climbdown, and indicates how sCAIRed CAIR are of their PUBLIC MASK slipping down their noses for all to see the monster behind!
Congratulations, Andrew Whitehead, and a big thankyou from all.
Without brave researchers and writers we may be left in the Darkness of a dismal future where lies triumph and terror rules.
I drink a toast to this significant victory, and I hoped CAIR had to dip into their bulging pockets, significantly.

 
At 3/24/2006 9:04 AM, Blogger Avenging Apostate said...

Always on Watch,

2. CAIR didn't want to be exposed in open court.

I am thinking that if CAIR was going to be exposed through this lawsuit, we're at a loss now. Because they managed to save their butt here. But I am not that up-to-date on the CAIR issue, maybe you can enlighten me.

 
At 3/24/2006 9:06 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Always

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At 3/24/2006 10:30 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

My, my. Another "menace" defeated. I have a suggestion, AOW. Have your students read Camus' "The Plague" and discuss it in light of our current hysteria (but you must be fair and note that many more muslims than westerners are currently being consumed).

I just think that Camus' is a little closer to people's idea of a thinker than Daniel Pipes. At least I hope so.

"The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits...our citizens work hard, but solely with the object of getting rich. " Camus gores a lot of oxen.

 
At 3/24/2006 10:41 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

This is indeed a victory for Andy Whitehead and ACAIR. I could never forget how hard-headed Andy was when we were stationed up in Iceland together. Most of you may not know any of this, so, hat's off to AOW and her blog here, for this is a scoop about Andy Whitehead that most of you never knew anything about before.

Let me tell you the story of a man who had to go to Iceland to leave his family behind because his son has health problems, and the Navy couldn't accommodate him being there. Andy stuck out that tour in Keflavik Iceland through thick and thin and barely managed to ever come home during his tour up there. He was very lonely being there. Most of us brought our families with us to Iceland, and Andy was basically up there alone.

We used to have Andy over for dinner sometimes, and of course, Andy's passion, and mine, was the lengthy hikes we used to take together during our off-time hours from our duties at the Naval communications center there. Ask Andy Whitehead about his favorite sandwich shop we used to attend down in Keflavik and he will quickly tell you the name of the place: Olsen Olsen!

Andy, being the hard-headed, stubborn guy that he always was, never took any crap from anyone. He could clearly read the bullshit between the lines, especially from some of the seedy officers we encountered up there during our tour, and he'd let people know how he thought about them. Always prepared, Andy could win any debate, be it political, historical, hands down, and you'd walk away thinking to yourself, this guy's a smart man.

You see, during Andy's career in the Navy, he quickly learned what most of us figured out during our careers: that "no" could come from one individual who thought they knew the rules & regs, but often didn't, as someone else would say "yes," and that was the person that knew what the heck was going on. Like most of us, Andy had to often defend his position clearly at times during his naval career. Andy and I witnessed how some of the kids in the Navy were treated by their Chiefs, and we'd see plenty of hypocrisies going on behind their backs.

As leading Petty Officers of our respected departments, Andy and I learned that it was far more important to take care of your sailors, the kids who worked directly for you, for they will take care of you in the long run if you took care of them. Our people were our finest asset. It was sad that most chief petty officers in the Navy never figured that one out!

We learned that taking care of others often meant making sacrifices on your own. This was Andy Whitehead's mantra during his naval career. The people liked and admired Andy.

This is why Andy Whitehead was often read the wrong way by the chiefs and some of the officers. This is why he appealed to others as being a hard-headed guy; but deep inside, Andy had a damn good reason for doing everything that he did.

Andy retired from the US Navy with no ceremony. I was bitter over that. No one even offered a ceremony of any kind for Andy. When I retired, I had a ceremony, but the tears that I shed during my own retirement process went partly out to him. I always felt that Andy got the shitty end of the stick during his life. Andy is a tough old bird and he is probably the best friend I ever had during my naval career; he still is. You see, he's that kind of guy that anyone could look up to; he could gain respect from anyone that ever listened to what he had to say, and all of it was good advice.

When 9/11 came, we were shocked. I lost some people I knew at the Pentagon; Andy lost a friend as well at the Pentagon. Andy and I joined online with a group called Anti-Jihad International, a multi-national but small group of like-minded individuals that came together to oppose Islamism and their cause of fascism.

Eventually, I became known as US-Kafir and led the North American branch of this group and Andy helped me out a lot. But eventually, Andy I soon came to learn that there were some members of AJI in our midst that were interested in starting up some violent retaliations against Muslims. Andy and I used to joke about being in prison orange. So, with that, we had to bow down and move away from AJI because we realized that violence was not the way to battle Islamists. We knew already that the way to fight them was to defeat their evil dialogues and intolerance toward other men and religions (Islam is not a peaceful religion and is the most intolerant of all religions).

A couple of weeks afterward, Andy called me up one night and told me that we should take up a peaceful but forceful fight against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). We had come to learn that CAIR was birthed from HAMAS, the terror group that blew up innocent Israeli men, women and children on buses and in restaurants. CAIR was actually a terrorist group in disguise - pretending to be a Muslim civil-rights group, but we knew better. And now, thanks to Andy's efforts, CAIR has dropped their lawsuit against him. I am certain that although Andy may be relieved, he is probably thinking that the mission will stay on its course.

You see, once Andy starts something, he never really finishes it until he himself is satisfied.

Look at what Whitehead has done. He has proven that CAIR is a terrorist group - but still, no government agency, not even the FBI - has shut down CAIR's operations in Washington DC and throughout the world. Even as terrorist-induced cash flows into the coffers of CAIR, we have to sit back and allow our government to pander and tolerate CAIR's very existence. This must stop soon.

Andy is a history buff and has excellent retention/memory skills when it comes down to WWII historical facts. One of Andy's favorite pastimes is studying the uniforms of WWII. He is an avid scale model builder and I remember going over to his room in the barracks on the Keflavik base to see his diarama models. He is a skilled model builder.

The many long hikes we took out in the harsh lava fields near Keflavik, the climbs up Mount Keilir, an ancient table mountain just outside of Kef, and the long hours we used to talk are still in memory.

And now, Andy Whitehead and I are making early plans to travel back to the Keflavik naval base. Tentatively, we're looking at 2008, and maybe even enough time to plan ahead and bring along our sidekick, Gary, who used to hike with us back in those days in 1994-1996.

This will be a reunion worth attending; I look forward to hearing the seagulls cut through the air again. I look forward to being with my friend again out there in the desolate hills and lava fields in Iceland.

I now wish to go and congratulate my friend and wish him all the best. I would highly encourage all of you to email Andy at ajwhithead@anti-cair-net.org and offer your congratulations. That man deserves all the respect and admiration the world has to offer.

Well, what are you waiting for????

 
At 3/24/2006 11:03 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Steve, the people of Iceland must be very grateful. Now, what the hell are you talking about?

 
At 3/24/2006 12:13 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
CAIR's lawsuit wasn't about the money. Rather, it was about what can be said or not be said about Islam and the head honchos at CAIR. I would expect you to be a supporter of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

IMO, Whitehead came out okay on this because he was well sourced. CAIR just couldn't stand up to close examination AND couldn't withstand the discovery process in a court of law.

As to hysteria, there's plenty of it, I'd say. But not enough examination of the core ideology of Islam, nor enough concern about erosion of the freedoms we take for granted.

Camus: our citizens work hard, but solely with the object of getting rich...

Not me, LOL.

I read The Plague a few years back when I was studying the history of the Black Death. Revisiting the book is something I think I'll do--for myself, at this point, especially if I can obtain an audio version; right now, we're getting ready to study Hamlet, so I won't get much else done besides what's already on my nightstand, An Imperfect Lens, which I picked up last night at the local library. Next up for my lit classes is American lit, but World lit might rotate in for 2007-2008. And maybe E. Rice would like to read the book this summer; E. Rice enjoyed Brave New World.

 
At 3/24/2006 12:14 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

FJ,
Paging you here. Hamlet is coming up. Any wisdom to share?

 
At 3/24/2006 12:14 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Steve,
Thank you for that detailed comment. I've sent my email to Mr. Whitehead.

 
At 3/24/2006 1:07 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Apostate,
You make a point about CAIR's not getting exposed in court. However, fear of lawsuit by CAIR has prevented several from speaking out--I know this for a fact.

Some bloggers are relieved over this dismissal of the lawsuit. I am one of those relieved bloggers.

BTW, notice the new link on my right sidebar: "An Apostate Speaks Out." Excellent tool!

 
At 3/24/2006 1:29 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said...

I thought that this had been settled already. Shows that I wasn't paying attention. I think having the lawsuit dismissed was probably the best that could happen. This is a complete victory for freedom of speech and for anti-CAIR.
So can we now call CAIR a terrorist organization?

 
At 3/24/2006 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry always, it's been a while since I've read Hamlet... and I'm sure that most of what I'd have to say is far too Freudian for modern taste and tender minds. Perhaps the significance of the name "Laertes" and its' ties to Greek Mythology point in the general direction Shakespeare went, three hundred years before Freud.

Other philosopher's have different opinions, however. Here's a typical modern thought provoking take...Johnsoi...but I have fewer problem's understanding the ghost.

-FJ

 
At 3/24/2006 1:40 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

* “Let there be no doubt that CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded
by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of Sharia law in America.”

* CAIR is an “organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks to overthrow Constitutional
government in the United States and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own
Constitution as protection.”

* “ACAIR reminds our readers that CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by terrorist
supporting individuals, groups and countries.”

* “Why oppose CAIR? CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic terrorists. CAIR is not in the
United States to promote the civil rights of Muslims. CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion
in the United States and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy along the lines of Iran. In addition,
CAIR has managed, through the adroit manipulation of the popular media, to present itself as the ‘moderate'
face of Islam in the United States. CAIR succeeded to the point that the majority of its members are not aware
that CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations. In addition, CAIR receives
direct funding from Islamic terrorists supporting countries.”

* “CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Constitution
and the installation of an Islamic theocracy in America.”

I would have to say that this is a major defeat for CAIR. It's good to see the good guys win now and then.

 
At 3/24/2006 1:45 PM, Blogger Avenging Apostate said...

Always on Watch,

You make a point about CAIR's not getting exposed in court. However, fear of lawsuit by CAIR has prevented several from speaking out--I know this for a fact.

Some bloggers are relieved over this dismissal of the lawsuit. I am one of those relieved bloggers.


I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the information. I guess being outside the US puts me at a slight disadvantage with things related to CAIR. At the same time, thanks to bloggers like you who keep people like me informed.

BTW, notice the new link on my right sidebar: "An Apostate Speaks Out." Excellent tool!

Thank you very much for that. What can I say--I am honored. My goal is that people know enough about Islam that next time whenever someone is asked/told/invited to convert to Islam they flatly reject or think about it atleast 10 times and then reject. Whatever floats their boat, people should just stay away from the death-cult.

 
At 3/24/2006 2:08 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Iran Watch,
So can we now call CAIR a terrorist organization?

Well, at least we can call CAIR an organization with terrorist-funding connections as far as the founders are concerned.

I wonder who audits CAIR's corporate accounts? Hmmm....

And at least one of CAIR's officers has made it plain that the goal is to make the United States a caliphate under shari'a law.

The recent case of Adbul Rahman makes quite clear what shari'a law means and that shari'a is in direct conflict with our Bill of Rights.

 
At 3/24/2006 2:10 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

AA,
I guess being outside the US puts me at a slight disadvantage with things related to CAIR.

One can't be everywhere at once.

I hope that more and more people will read your blog articles, which expose the death cult of Islam.

 
At 3/24/2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
Yes, a major defeat for CAIR. But I'm certain that more battles will pop up.

The dismissal of the case against Anti-CAIR sets a good precedent for future legal conflicts, which amount to attempts at censorship on the part of CAIR.

 
At 3/24/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

FJ,
I'll check out the info. I'll also remember the Laertes connection you mentioned.

most of what I'd have to say is far too Freudian for modern taste and tender minds

I'm sure that our class discussions of Hamlet will touch on those matters, but just barely for this particular group. Besides, Epstein's Friendly Shakespeare and Cliff's Notes offer some alternate interpretations. Of course, Cliff's isn't the best of references. Others are available on the web.

Many of the students have seen Mel Gibson's version of the play. I also have the video of the Laurence Olivier version--safe.

 
At 3/24/2006 7:27 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

This is good.
MissingLink is a happy devil today.

 
At 3/24/2006 10:08 PM, Blogger Raven said...

Can't we sue CAIR as citizens? For being a terrorist supporting network???

LOL

I say...we all start a ANTI CAIR blogroll and burst...

 
At 3/25/2006 11:44 AM, Blogger Mike's America said...

That is good news.

I wonder what the details of a "mutually agreeable settlement" are.

 
At 3/25/2006 12:58 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mike,
I think the exact terms are confidential. However, Anti-CAIR can continue to publish its web site. Part of CAIR's motivation was to shut down Anti-CAIR's site. Didn't happen!

 
At 3/25/2006 3:30 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

I was very happy to hear about this. I just wish that more Americans would have the courage to fight anti-free speech sue happy organizations like CAIR.

This case may also serve as a blue print for defending oneself against this organization.

If only the press would have the courage to look into CAIR and who they are.

 
At 3/26/2006 4:32 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

This is great.
Somehow I just get this feeling that the tide is changing.

 
At 3/27/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Today, CAIR made a point of announcing on CBS morning news that the Koran does not condemn apostates. ***sigh***

 
At 3/28/2006 11:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Today, CAIR made a point of announcing on CBS morning news that the Koran does not condemn apostates.

Bullshit!

 

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