… is now under attack from a coalition of some 30 Muslim organizations led by CAIR Tampa Director Hassan Shibly.
Throughout the entire 20 hour class Mr. Kharoba repeatedly stressed that he was teaching Islamic doctrine, theology, and culture as it pertains to Islamist terrorism, not the individual followers of Islam. Yet despite all these qualifiers CAIR and other Muslim groups are trying to paint Mr. Kahroba with all the misleading racial buzz word propaganda they can throw on the wall.
CAIR Florida Director Hassan Shibly, esq.
On June 9, 2012, I attended a “Know Your Rights Civil Liberties Conference” presented by CAIR Tampa Director Hassan Shibly, Esq. Mr. Shibly taught his predominately Muslim audience to be very distrustful of the FBI and law enforcement because they may entrap any Muslim if the opportunity presents itself. It is beyond belief that at his own Civil Liberties Conference, Hassan Shibly tried to violate my civil liberties by saying, “…anyone writing for the purposes of defaming the Muslim community or writing about the Muslim community or like, would be considered trespassing.” Mr. Shibly, who is also an attorney, was trying to violate my free speech with the threat of legal action and intimidation, now he is going after Mr. Sam Kharoba.
During the June 9 Civil Liberties Conference Hassan Shibly quotes Sam Kharoba directly. Mr. Shibly said, “ Sam Kharoba taught that anyone who wears their watch on their right hand is an extremist and you better watch out for that brother, he’s wearing it on his right hand you better watch out for him.” Mr. Shibly’s quote is untrue. I attended Mr. Kharoba’s training class and he told us that a Muslim who wears his watch on his right hand is Shariah compliant, which is a factual statement.
The Case Against Mr. Kharoba
On July 12, 2012 Tampa Bay Online’s Ray Reyes reported, “local Muslims are asking for the removal of a state contracted law enforcement counter-terrorism instructor” named Mr. Sam Kharoba of the Counter Terrorism Operations Center (CTOC).
In a July 2012 letter to Commissioner Bailey of the FDLE, 28 Islamist Groups and 2 individuals are, “requesting that Mr. Sam Kharoba be removed from your approved list of trainers and not be approved to train anyone associated with the FDLE. Officers who received his training should be retrained by someone with appropriate credentials and accurate subject matter content.” The “letter’s” 30 signatories however, did not offer any acceptable alternative terrorism trainers for the FDLE to consider in that letter. Without CAIR providing a single alternative Islamist terrorism trainer to the FDLE it gives the appearance this complaint is nothing more than a witch hunt and Mr. Kharoba is CAIR’s target of convenience.
Muslim Law Enforcement in Kharoba Training:
In Mr. Kharoba’s June 2011 training class, which I attended, there was a high ranking official from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who also happened to be a follower of Islam. During the 20 hours of class time this Muslim officer did not offer any formal objections to either content or presentation.
The Muslim officer did have some minor differences with Mr. Kharoba on some Qur’anic text issues presented on the first day of class. Mr. Kharoba answered every question professionally citing codified Islamic text to back up his statements. This high ranking Muslim police officer appeared satisfied with Mr. Kharoba’s answers and did not file any formal complaints about Mr. Kharoba to the FDLE.
Intended Audience and Context of Mr. Kharoba ‘s Class Material
“The primary audience for this publication (Kharoba’s class booklet) is federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts and detectives who are investigating Islamist terrorism cases.
The needs of law enforcement when investigating Islamist terrorism cases is centered on what motivates those individuals from a doctrinal and cultural point of view. While it is impossible to assign any set of “terrorist characteristics” to all followers of Islamic doctrine. Islamic terrorists have displayed many sensitive unique characteristics and patterns that is vital knowledge our law enforcement community must understand in order to protect those under their jurisdiction.” Sam Kharoba
Mr. Khoraba in his training manual says, “While it is impossible to assign any set of “terrorist characteristics” to all followers of Islamic doctrine.” Mr. Khoraba explains there are no absolutes or monolith notion that all Muslims are terrorists as CAIR, ICNA, and the other signatories are trying to put forward. CAIR, ICNA, etc… appear to be executing a well coordinated deceptive attack to destroy the livelihood and character of Mr. Kharoba by implying he made blanket statements which he did not.
After analyzing the “letter” sent to the FDLE attacking Mr. Kharoba, I was questioning if these 30 signatories are on the side of American law enforcement or the Islamist terrorists Mr. Kharoba is teaching about. Once you understand who some of the groups are attacking Mr. Kharoba, one will better understand there possible motivations.
Analysis of 3 of the 30 Signatories on CAIR’s Letter
CAIR – The Council on American Islamic Relations: David Goodhue-AHN Reporter “In 2009 The FBI severed ties with CAIR after a 15 year investigation. “FBI agents say CAIR's executive director, Nihad Awad, was involved in planning meetings with the Holy Land Foundation. Five Holy Land Foundation members were convicted in December of funneling $12.4 million to Hamas. The U.S. government considers Hamas a terrorist organization. Prosecutors in that trial identified CAIR's chairman emeritus Omar Ahmad an unindicted co-conspirator in the case.
CAIR officials unsuccessfully sued to have Ahmad's, (and CAIR’s name), removed as a co-conspirator, and the group is protesting the FBI's decision to sever relations.” Read the case documents here.
The FBI severing ties with CAIR in 2009 and the corroborating federal Holy Land Foundation Trial case proves beyond a shadow of doubt CAIR is tied to terrorism. CAIR’s ties to terrorism begin with it’s founder Nihad Awad, who is still the current Executive Director of CAIR.
Mr. Sam Kharoba is a Jordanian Christian, fluent in Arabic, expert on Islamic Doctrine and Theology teaching law enforcement officers how to understand and investigate Islamist Terrorism. CAIR can not control, influence, or silence Mr. Kharoba, their only other option is to try and lynch him in the court of public opinion first and possibly our court system second.
CAIR is sending a public message that if you exercise your free speech rights against Islamic Doctrine CAIR may attack you publicly and in court. Our elected officials, law enforcement, and our military get the message that if they hire anyone who does not meet CAIR’s approval they can expect to get sued and then be publicly labeled with every nasty vitriolic racial name one can think of. See the last paragraph of this article for confirmation from the Department Of Justice BCOT initiative.
CAIR’s objective in using “legal Jihad” or “lawfare” here in America and against Mr. Kharoba in particular, is that it scares people into silence. The end result is that CAIR and other like minded groups will control who teaches our policy makers, law enforcement, and military about Islamic Doctrine. If you want to understand CAIR, read this federal case , United States V. Holy Land Foundation and come to your own conclusions.
Islamic Circle of North America
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood organization in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution, the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in US history. Recently, ICNA announced that they are embarking upon a $3 million propaganda campaign to promote Shariah (Islamic Law) in America.
ICNA’s handbook , by their own hand, exposes their political ideology and goals as it pertains to North America. The Investigative Project on Terrorism does an in depth analysis of ICNA’s handbook that should be read and devoured by all who read this article.
Here is one example out of the ICNA Handbook that should be troubling for all Americans and a red flag for law enforcement.
3. Implementation of the Islamic Guidance (page 11)
In this stage, Islam is to be truly implemented in the society at all levels. This will require the strength of the organization and its leaders with substantial support of the people of the land.
“Islam is to be truly implemented in the society at all levels” Based on this previous quote it would be in ICNA’s best interests to have Mr. Kharoba removed from Law enforcement Islamist terrorist training. Law enforcement and government policy makers swore an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. ICNA, in their words, say they would like to see another form of government “implemented in the society at all levels.” Sedition is the what comes to mind when an established group wants to change American society at all levels. ICNA should be thoroughly investigated by the authorities for these actionable comments.
Islamic Center of Boca Raton
According to IPT Reports – From 1998 to 2007 the Islamic Center of Boca Raton has been sympathetic to the Islamist terrorist ideology beginning with it’s founder Ibrahim Dremali.
It is troubling to me there are so many Mosques on the list of signatories to this hate filled letter CAIR put out and their profound ignorance of the first amendment.
Objections in The “Letter” about Mr. Kharoba
Mr.Kharoba said, “…Muhammad lived a diabolical life as a Prophet where initially the Qur’anic revelations were peaceful and tolerant but later became radical and militant.”
CAIR conveniently left out the next sentence which states, “Muhammad initially attempted to spread Islam peacefully using Da’wa…when the Da’wa did not succeed, Muhammad resorted to Jihad – violence and warfare to forcibly convert people to Islam.”
These statements are factually accurate based on codified Islamic texts chronicling Muhammad’s life. Muhammad started raiding caravans, attacking nearby cities, and trading in slaves as soon as he arrived in Medina. In fact, the Islamic calendar begins when Muhammad entered Medina, thus named al-Hijra.
When Muhammad needed money and resources, Allah transmitted through the Archangel Gabriel who transmitted to Muhammad’s ear, Qur'an 8:69 “So enjoy what you took as booty; the spoils are lawful and good.” Allah now declared that what Muhammad steals from others is lawful and good, Muhammad was now religiously justified to steal, rob, kill, and wage war in the pursuit of booty.
The CAIR letter states, “In one particularly stereotypical characterization of all Muslims, Kharoba writes: “Stoning to death is another example of the lack of reformation in Islam. Instead of banning stoning to death, Muslims practice this barbaric act as a sporting event similar to football and baseball games.”
CAIR’s argument is propaganda because Mr. Kharoba does not say that “all” Muslims engage in stoning, much less approve of it. CAIR however, does not deny that stoning takes place or more appropriately that the practice should be banned. In Islamic countries where stoning is still a Shariah compliant legal remedy the physical act of the stoning is a community affair. The public execution acts as a warning to other community members not to engage in unIslamic behavior and more importantly not to make trouble. This fact is an uncomfortable truth and goes on most everyday in “chop-chop square” Saudi Arabia while CAIR, Hassan Shibly, ICNA, etc…. are all silent.
The one complaint that seems to be getting the most traction was taken out of the March/April 2011 Washington Monthly where Mr. Kharoba comments on the life of Muhammad. Mr. Kharoba said, “When I look at the life of Muhammad, I get a very nasty image,” said Kharoba, pausing to look around the auditorium. The audience was silent. “I am talking about a pedophile, a serial killer, a rapist.”
Sadly Mr. Kharoba’s comment is historically accurate based on codified Islamic texts.
The Hadith of Bukhari comments on Muhammad’s pedophilia relationship with Aisha. Most rational people would consider the story of Aisha as a rape by a 53 year old man (Muhammad) against a 9 year old girl (Aisha). Many people don’t know this but Aisha had an older sister Muhammad could have had but instead chose the younger Aisha. It is up to the reader to analyze the Islamic text below and come to ones own conclusions. Read with caution because once you possess this knowledge from Bukhari it carries a heavy burden on an individuals conscience going forward.
Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236:
Narrated Hisham's father:
Khadija died three years before the Prophet (Muhammad) departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old.
The content of the Bukhari Hadith above should create a “very nasty image” in everyone’s mind. For those individuals and groups who defend the indefensible causes me great concern.
Muhammad As A Serial Killer
Muhammad as a serial killer taken from the Hadiths of Ibn Kathir. The massacre of 800 Jews from the Banu Qurayzah tribe in Medina
According to Ibn Kathir:
Then the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) commanded that ditches should be dug, so they were dug in the earth, and they (Jews) were brought tied by their shoulders, and were beheaded. There were between seven hundred and eight hundred of them. The children who had not yet reached adolescence and the women were taken prisoner, and their wealth was seized.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir – The Campaign against Banu Qurayzah
It is worth mentioning here, not all were lucky enough to be beheaded among Banu Quraiza. Those whose lives were spared had a worse fate awaiting them. Again from Haykal:
The Prophet (Muhammad) divided the properties, women, and children of Banu Quraiza among the Muslims after he had separated one-fifth for public purposes. Each man of the cavalry received two shares, one for himself and one for his horse. On that day, the Muslim force included thirty-six cavalrymen. Sa'd ibn Zayd al Ansari sent a number of Banu Qurayza captives to Najd where he exchanged them for horses and armour in order to increase Muslim military power.
CAIR, ICNA, and various Mosques Acted As They Should
I believe CAIR, ICNA, various Mosques, and individuals who were signatories on the letter attacking Mr. Kharoba were acting appropriately and as they should have according to Islamic doctrine and theology.
Any attacks on Muhammad from a Muslim or non-Muslim is a very serious offense that falls under Islamic blasphemy laws and in many countries is a capital offense. Imam Abu Hanifa was the founder of the Hanafi school of Fiqh had this to say about anyone speaking against Muhammad.
"Muslim speaking against the Messenger of Allah [Muhammad] (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) should be executed and if it is a non-Muslim who doesn't have a contract he should also be executed."Imam Abu Hanifa
Since CAIR, ICNA, and the other signatories on the “letter” can not exact punishment as Imam Abu Hanifa dictates in America they are now attempting a public lynching of Mr. Sam Kharoba in the press and through a sophisticated intimidation campaign against the FDLE and law enforcement.
BCOT – Building Communities of Trust Initiative
Respect and Trust for any group or individual is earned not given. Respect and Trust will not be earned by nice talk and sensitivity training. The Islamist terrorists despise weakness in their opponents (us) and BCOT is weakness personified.
CAIR is using the BCOT initiative as the foundation for their case against Mr. Kharoba. In 2010 under President Obama, BCOT was started. In the CAIR letter attacking Mr. Kharoba it states the signatories are active in BCOT. It is troubling there are self confessed terrorist supporter groups active in BCOT even though our government advisors are not concerned.
The BCOT initiative’s greater mission is to build a development of trust between law enforcement and minority communities with a focus on targeting violent extremists. Sounds all warm and fuzzy but unfortunately real life is not always so sanitary and nice.
Imagine J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI initiating a “building communities of trust” program within the neighborhoods of organized crime leaders. Hoover put agents inside these organizations and communities in order to disrupt and destroy them, he did not try to be politically correct and sensitive towards those who broke the law or were seditious to the United States.
One member of the BCOT Advisory Committee is named Muhammad Elibiary. Patrick Poole reports on 12/1/11 in PJ Media, “Mohamed Elibiary had downloaded Texas Department of Public Safety reports from a sensitive DHS database and shopped those documents to at least one left-leaning media outlet claiming that Gov. Rick Perry was running an “Islamophobia” operation.”
Mr. Elibiary’s Freedom and Justice foundation had it’s 501c3 status revoked but as of 12/2011 he was still soliciting tax exempt donations. Click here for more details.
Watch this VIDEO of Rep. Louie Gohmert questioning DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and holding her accountable regarding Muhammad Elibiary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUlIQCeToUA Video Source: Creeping Sharia
Muhammad Elibiary was working to manufacture charges of hate and intolerance against a sitting governor using classified documents and farming it out to the media. CAIR and ICNA are working from the same manufactured hate speech to destroy Mr. Sam Kharoba. Racial politics is a very powerful tool and once you get labeled, even if it’s a lie, the victim rarely gets their reputation back.
Muhammad Elibiary is still walking free and the Department of Homeland Security appears to be protecting Elibiary, based on Congressional video above.
I am going to leave you with a cut and paste directly from the President Obama DOJ BCOT initiative. You will learn about appropriate language that should be used so terrorists will not blame the U.S. government for any societal discrimination. Yes, you read that correctly.
All this feel good pop psychology babble is only hampering the effectiveness of our nations Law Enforcement community as they try to work their numerous terrorist cases.
We the people, can not afford to have Islamic Terrorist training experts like Sam Kharoba railroaded out of the FDLE, based on the trumped up charges of CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding case in United States history.
Our government and citizenry must come to the conclusion there are Islamic Terrorists operating within the fabric of our society, government, and military. The fact Mr. Kharoba’s training is effective in combatting Islamist Terrorism scares those who support Islamist terrorism the most. Remember terrorism is not always bombs and bullets. Domestic Islamist terrorism is also getting Islamist friendly public policy initiatives passed, like we see in the BTOC Initiative.
The war against Islamist Terrorism is being fought here in America. It is up to people like Sam Kharoba to educate our law enforcement communities what our adversaries believe, how they operate, and what motivates them to execute terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
Once the basic tenets of Political Islam are taught to law enforcement and elected officials across the country, is the day America will be a much safer place to embrace life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
BTOC is not the answer America needs in these most unstable of times and why the classes Mr. Kharoba provides law enforcement on Islamist Terrorism are more important than ever.
Understand and Use Appropriate Language
and Terminology before Taking Action
To avoid misusing terms such as radical, radicalism, extremist, and violent extremism, the police, fusion center personnel, and analysts must understand the culture of communities that are impacted by their various investigative approaches.
Police officers, crime analysts, and intelligence analysts cannot use race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation as factors to support suspicion and trigger investigations. There is an inherent danger in publicly highlighting the views espoused by violent extremists in such a way that those views are perceived to be held by the majority of an immigrant or minority community. To do so can be counterproductive for law enforcement and could inhibit the development of trust between law enforcement and the community, since it is likely that these communities could find themselves typecast in a prejudicial way , blaming law enforcement and, more generally, the government, for societal discrimination.
Always do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
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