Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?

posted at 10:11 am on June 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Jen Rubin has an exclusive at Pajamas Media regarding the Department of Justice initiative on a “unique opportunity.”  The DoJ will sponsor a booth at an event run by the Islamic Society of North America, an organization last in the news with the DoJ because of its status as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation criminal prosecution.  Five convictions in the HLF case apparently didn’t deter Eric Holder from linking up with a descendant organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rubin reprints an internal DoJ e-mail to its employees asking for volunteers for the booth:

Volunteers needed for unique opportunity. The civil rights division will be sponsoring an information booth at the islamic society of north america convention here at the washington convention center over the july 4th weekend. The division needs volunteers to work at the booth at times on July 3 through July 5. The ISNA convention expects 35,000 to 40,000 visitors and is a huge annual cultural event in the muslim community. The bazaar, where the divisions booth will be, will have more than 500 vendors and groups. The Division is looking for attorneys who can engage visitors in discussions about the Division and non-attorney staff, law students, and student interns who would be willing to hand out literature [sic] and answer basic questions. Acting counsel Eric Treene will hold an orientation session for all volunteers the week before, which will be particularly useful for non attorneys. If you are willing to volunteer for this unique opportunity, please submit your contavt [sic] information along with the dates that you can volunteer to the Human Resources Office email account.

Senator Tom Coburn attempted to stop this kind of outreach to organizations of ISNA’s ilk, but Democrats stripped out his amendment to the appropriations for the DoJ and other parts of the federal government in 2007.  Rubin has plenty of supporting links at the original post; be sure to read it all.

The identification of unindicted co-conspirators intends to inform people of the nature of individuals and organizations so that they can take care to avoid them.  In this case, the very agency which prosecuted the HLF defendants and identified ISNA as a partner in funding terrorist activity now acts as though ISNA is just another community group, making no particular threat to the US, despite its connections to groups funding Hamas and other terrorist networks.  It’s prima facie evidence that this administration does not take the terrorist threat seriously at all, and would much rather get face time with its enablers than to do its job and stop terrorists and their funding.

We have complained about the “law-enforcement approach” to terrorism.  What’s this?  It’s more like the “unenforcement approach”.


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We’re doomed.

moonsbreath on June 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Remember when “unindicted co-conspirator” was a stain on one’s reputation?

myrenovations on June 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Why not? BHO partnered with terrorist Ayers & terror cheerleader Wright for decades.

itsnotaboutme on June 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM

This booth will be popular with the representatives of the Iranian government who are invited to celebrate the 4th of July with us.

Bishop on June 23, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Why are they partnering with an unidicted co-conspiritor?

Obviously it’s because they couldn’t be troubled to find someone qualified who has already been indicted.

EconomicNeocon on June 23, 2009 at 10:14 AM

unindicted terror conspirator

Guilty as hell, free as a bird.

LibTired on June 23, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Did I just wake up in another country?
What the hell has happened in the last 6 months…

right2bright on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

LibTired on June 23, 2009 at 10:16 AM

The event will culminate in a great flag stomping ceremony.

Disturb the Universe on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

What does ‘outreach’ mean? Or the ‘engage visitors’ thingy in the quote?

Will DOJ be recruiting informants? Or will they be explaining how to use the legal system to advance an agenda? Or will they be explaining the US Legal system, and what the laws mean about equal rights for women, or how to protect yourself from discrimination?

Or is the DOJ looking for new hires to fill job openings in the department? Or is this just a PR campaign to highlight the wondrous things the DOJ and FBI do for this country?

Skandia Recluse on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Get your hotdogs right here at Booth #101

cmsinaz on June 23, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Then, that would be meddling.

stenwin77 on June 23, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Will they serve Jerk Pork Sandwiches at the booth?

WashJeff on June 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

getalife could not be reached for comment.

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Sounds like another ass kicking again. Don’t forget to put padding on before dressing.

Got Charmin!

hawkman on June 23, 2009 at 10:26 AM

I hate Holder almost as much as I hate Obama.

Is anyone else not yet convinced that both Obama and Holder are not simply un-American but anti-American?

BuckeyeSam on June 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Acting counsel Eric Treene will hold an orientation session for all volunteers the week before,

And Mr. Treene says “Yes, some of these people are conspiring to kill us, but let’s not focus on that right now”

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM
+1

cmsinaz on June 23, 2009 at 10:33 AM

We’re doomed.

moonsbreath on June 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Holder & Obama are doomed.

izoneguy on June 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Skandia Recluse on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

What does ‘outreach’ mean?

Please tell us how we can give you taxpayer money

Or the ‘engage visitors’ thingy in the quote?

Please stop by with a suitcase to pick up your cash

Or is this just a PR campaign to highlight the wondrous things the DOJ and FBI do Obama does for this country?

It is always about Obama there can be only ONE

LincolntheHun on June 23, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Remember when “unindicted co-conspirator” was a stain on one’s reputation?

myrenovations on June 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM

It ranks right up there with tax cheat as a necessary qualification to work in this tainted corrupt and incompetent administration.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Holder must follow up his non-prosecution of the voter intimidation perpetrated by his beloved New Black Panther Party.

“Get ready to be ruled by a black man – cracker….”

Kuffar on June 23, 2009 at 10:37 AM

What the hell has happened in the last 6 months…

right2bright on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

I really believe that the Obama Presidency is a test on the American Will and Spirit. Can we overcome this, will America capitulate, is this country on the road to ruin? It isn’t enough to have an opinion or write about it in a blog. People have to both wake up and stand up. Edmund Burke said it best “Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.”

Tommy_G on June 23, 2009 at 10:38 AM

And Mr. Treene says “Yes, some of these people are conspiring to kill us, but let’s not focus on that right now”

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who.

Prediction: Obama will involve Bill Ayers in some way (appoint him to a government position, czar, whatever), thus outing the fact that he’s been close to and working with him all along.

Daggett on June 23, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Holder & Obama are doomed.

izoneguy on June 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Clearly you don’t understand how this works. Anytime there is too much heat Obama simply kicks the czar or official under the “Yes We Can” bus and keeps on down the highway to the full-blown dictatorship he is looking to establish.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Holder & Obama are doomed.

izoneguy on June 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM

True, however, they’re doing a lot of damage before he can be voted out.

moonsbreath on June 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?

Because it’s not legal for them to wed?

pifactorial on June 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Obviously in the Obama-nation world, terrorists are the good guys.

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This is going to take a long time to clean up.

darktood on June 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM

How is this more important than policing Cheerios?

This administration is a sick joke on America.

hillbillyjim on June 23, 2009 at 10:42 AM

I believe the head of INSA spoke at the DNC Convention in Denver. President Ego has has a long record of being connected to those who heart INSA.

freeus on June 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Obama and Holder share the same basic outlook as these Islamic terrorists: they all hate Whitey.

pseudonominus on June 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM

*INSA=ISNA Sorry.

freeus on June 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Prediction: Obama will involve Bill Ayers in some way (appoint him to a government position, czar, whatever), thus outing the fact that he’s been close to and working with him all along.

Daggett on June 23, 2009 at 10:38 AM

That would be a tough one to justify to the public, but nothing would surprise me now. He’ll ingratiate him into the administration slowly. Ayers is probably in charge of distribution of the “We’re Sorry” gift bags for the trade show.

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

We have complained about the “law-enforcement approach” to terrorism. What’s this? It’s more like the “unenforcement approach”.

This would be the “community organizer” approach.
Here’s the wiki definition of community organizing:

Community organizing is a process by which people living in proximity to each other are brought together in an organization to act in their common self-interest. Unlike other forms of more consensual “community building,” community organizers generally assume that social change necessarily involves conflict and social struggle in order to generate collective power for the powerless.

The “common self-interest” is the destruction of America. The “social change” is about the triumph of Islam over Christianity. The “conflict and social struggle” they are engaged in is called jihad. Any questions?

johnnybgood on June 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

What else would you expect when you have a muslim in the White House.

Sporty1946 on June 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM

We need to make the Muslims/terrorists happy. A happy Muslim is a friendly one.

seven on June 23, 2009 at 10:53 AM

That would be a tough one to justify to the public

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

That’s why I’m making the prediction. He seems to love to upset as many of his philosophical opponents as possible. I think he gets sick pleasure from it.

Daggett on June 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Did I just wake up in another country?

No, you woke up in an alternate reality called ObamaLand. And the ObamaZombies are hungry desperate for brains.

RandyChandler on June 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM

USA: Gun-free Victim full zone

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM

The only question now………..with or without Vaseline?

Either way, we’re going to experience a lot of hurt.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Daggett on June 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Good point and you’re right. One must never underestimate his perverse mentality.

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Why is the criminal Holder still unindicted?

He will not survive a 4 year tern as a free man.

Amazed on June 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?

To quote Clinton “Because I could.”

Mojave Mark on June 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM

It’s not the ‘unenforcement’ approach, it’s the ‘indirect support’ approach.

amkun on June 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Obama is not a muslim.

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Really scares me to think of this great nation being governed by dhimmis. Scares me even more to think that so many of our population think The Big Dhimmi in the White House is a “Great Man.”

Gang-of-One on June 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM

…despite its connections to groups funding Hamas and other terrorist networks.

Do you realize that the white house is also funding Hamas? What is that up to now, about $900,000,000 in “aid” so far?

Wine_N_Dine on June 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Why not? BHO partnered with terrorist Ayers & terror cheerleader Wright for decades.

itsnotaboutme on June 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM

And Dear Leader is eager to talk with the terrorist sponsoring thugs in Iran.

rbj on June 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM

This makes me very nervous. Watching Obama’s response to the Iranian revolution, has had me wondering why (beyond his over-weening narcissism and over-inflated self regard) he is so confident that he is going to get somewhere in negotiations with the Iranians when other more experienced negotiators have failed (for years). What card does he have up his sleeve that makes him willing to ignore all these horrors and take flak for it? The only conclusion I can come to is–Israel. He is planning to throw Israel under the bus for good and all. I’m not sure what that would look like, but maybe offering to cut off US weapons/parts sales to Israel in exchange for Iran cutting off its nuke program? Or maybe threatening Israel that it will cut off weapons/parts sales unless it dismantles its nukes, in exchange for which Iran would dismantle its nukes? Call me paranoid. . . PLEEZE!

Or maybe he’s going to offer to build for free (shovel-ready project) a gas pipeline to Iran from the US, and control of our refineries, since we won’t be needing gas any more. Just kidding. He wouldn’t do that would he?

smellthecoffee on June 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?

Because it’s not legal for them to wed?

pifactorial on June 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Hahaha…wait…ewww.

jgapinoy on June 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM

If we don’t help the terrorists win, the terrorists will have won. Nuance.

Loxodonta on June 23, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?

Because the rest of us are “a nation of cowards”.

jgapinoy on June 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM

I think “O” Dumbo is loading the goverment with closet Muslims!!!!!!!

Rick007 on June 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Islamist sympathizers in our midst.

echosyst on June 23, 2009 at 11:23 AM

If any of the DoJ personnel attending have security clearances, their attendance at this gathering should be reported as “adverse information”.

fyzycyst on June 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Obama is not a muslim.

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009

That’s right. He’s an apostate. Sic em, Achmed.

SKYFOX on June 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Do you realize that the white house is also funding Hamas? What is that up to now, about $900,000,000 in “aid” so far?

Wine_N_Dine on June 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Yes, but the amount is really much higher. Dick Morris was on with Hannity last night, and he discussed how Sharia law along with Sharia connections to our banks, are exporting a TRILLION of our dollars to Hamas. So, this goes way beyond the amount you cited.

We all cannot forget President Skateboard’s deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

freeus on June 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Instead of Tea Parties we need Pork Rind parties outside these govt/Muslim events, calling attention to what Abu Hussein Obooba is up to.

Akzed on June 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Again, we support the radicals and not the Nedas.

SHAME!

PattyJ on June 23, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Just more of Obama standing with his Muslim Brothers. *sigh*

Obama is not a muslim.

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009

I won’t say he’s a Muslim, even though I suspect it, by what he said in his book, and his heritage, but he’s not a true Christian either. No good, devoted Christian would have a crucifix covered up, when it’s hung in a room where he’d be giving a speech. You either accept Jesus, or you don’t, and Obama had him covered up. Why???

capejasmine on June 23, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Obama erased the Holyland victory when he said during the Cairo speech that he would make sure American Muslims charity/jihad funds would find their destination. That went over Americas head completely because knowledge about Islam is frowned upon, ignored or outsourced to Muslim advisers. (like the Barbi doll said, “Islam math is hard!”)

Sun Tzu would not even deign to notice the West let alone laugh at us.

BL@KBIRD on June 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Do the Uighers get a booth, too?

Does the Taliban have a booth? Is it a no-fire zone, under the new,kinder, gentler rules of engagement?

guntotinglibertarian on June 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Obama, and his supporters, are the most loathsome anti-American TRAITORS. The Department of Justice is traitorous. You could go to Washington D.C., right now, to the halls of Congress, and you COULD NOT come up with 10 members that aren’t traitors of some form or another.

Jeff from WI on June 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Obama, and his supporters, are the most loathsome anti-American TRAITORS. The Department of Justice is traitorous. You could go to Washington D.C., right now, to the halls of Congress, and you COULD NOT come up with 10 members that aren’t traitors of some form or another.

Jeff from WI on June 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Geez, Jeff, you sound like one of those extremists Janet Napolitano was warning us about. Fortunately, we now have a “Cyber-Czar” to root out guys like you.

guntotinglibertarian on June 23, 2009 at 12:06 PM

It’s prima facie evidence that this administration does not take the terrorist threat seriously at all

Not surprising considering this administration regards the Koran as “Holy”, has betrayed Israel, genuflected before the Saudi King, pandered to Islam in Cairo, and hasn’t taken a stand against the Islamofascist almost-nuclear regime in Iran.

In addition to the “Obamateurism of the Day” perhaps HotAir should have an Obama Administration Disgrace of the Day for outrageous things like this.

infidel4life on June 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

http://www.investigativeproject.org/755/of-democrats-and-co-conspirators

PLEASE READ!

If you really want to get the skinny on how bad this is read the info in the link. Not to mention how ISNA is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Remember it was President Ipod who asked for MORE of the members of the Muslim Brotherhood to be admitted to hear his Cairo speech. Remember it is the Muslim Brotherhood which is connected to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and Ayers. And it is the Muslim Brotherhood which was also involved in the speech he gave that the L.A. Times covered up.

freeus on June 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Do the Uighers get a booth, too?

Does the Taliban have a booth? Is it a no-fire zone, under the new,kinder, gentler rules of engagement?

guntotinglibertarian on June 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM

The Taliban booth is set up behind the girl scout booth. They like to use children as cover from enemy fire.

Wine_N_Dine on June 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Geez, Jeff, you sound like one of those extremists Janet Napolitano was warning us about. Fortunately, we now have a “Cyber-Czar” to root out guys like you.

guntotinglibertarian on June 23, 2009 at 12:06 PM

LOLOL..I’m SURE I’m on their list. Who’s that knocking at my door right now?

Jeff from WI on June 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

LOLOL..I’m SURE I’m on their list. Who’s that knocking at my door right now?

Knocking on your door? What a quaint concept. I’m sure gun-owners fall under the no-knock exception these days.

guntotinglibertarian on June 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Knocking on your door? What a quaint concept. I’m sure gun-owners fall under the no-knock exception these days.

guntotinglibertarian on June 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Excellent point!

Jeff from WI on June 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

There’s a video clip of Attorney General Holder at a Congressional hearing struggling to describe whom he would and would not consider a terrorist. Check it out here (scroll down for the video): http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/05/attorney-general-assures-congress-only.html

Mervis Winter on June 23, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?

Nothing wrong here folks. Osama bin Obama’s a closet Muslim, also an illegal alien occupying the white house, so why get upset when he sides with terrorists???

byteshredder on June 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

The Obamatolla, and his al-Zawhiri type side-kick, Holder are enabling the stealth jihad takeover of the US.

Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States Koran.

kayo on June 23, 2009 at 12:37 PM

This is rich.

While Janet Neopolitano deems ex-military and Ron Paul supporters to be potential terrorists and while the military issues exams in which perftectly legal protest marches are deemed to be “low level terrorism”, Eric Holder cavorts with militant Muslims.

Lovely.

molonlabe28 on June 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM

It’s prima facie evidence that this administration does not take the terrorist threat seriously at all, and would much rather get face time with its enablers than to do its job and stop terrorists and their funding.

I hear Eric will be hosting a bbq at his home on the 4th and as invited all ISNA members to attend. Although pork has been excluded from the menu Eric and the DOJ will be raffling off a specially made plaque of the twin towers in flames and the proceeds of the raffle will go to a deserving Islamic charity!/obvious sarc however I wouldn’t put it past this admin to take it to this level of disgusting and further!

UN-F-ING-REAL!

Liberty or Death on June 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Will female “volunteers” be required to wear a burka?

NahnCee on June 23, 2009 at 1:12 PM

. . . just don’t know what to say. The inmates are running the asylum. Do these people have any sense at all????

Proud Texan on June 23, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Obama is not a muslim.

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009

True.

I won’t say he’s a Muslim, even though I suspect it, by what he said in his book, and his heritage, but he’s not a true Christian either. No good, devoted Christian would have a crucifix covered up, when it’s hung in a room where he’d be giving a speech. You either accept Jesus, or you don’t, and Obama had him covered up. Why???

capejasmine on June 23, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Obama isn’t a Christian either.

baldilocks on June 23, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Did I just wake up in another country?
What the hell has happened in the last 6 months…

right2bright on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

This did.

Chaz706 on June 23, 2009 at 3:58 PM

We’re doomed.

moonsbreath on June 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM

The hell we are. This will be great stuff come election time. If the GOP doesn’t make O’Bonehead’s AG Holder and this Muslim terrorist craft fair into a campaign commercial then they don’t deserve to win.

Jaibones on June 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Obama isn’t a Christian either.

baldilocks on June 23, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Of course he isn’t a Christian. You can’t be a Christian and a Democrat. It’s impossible.

Jeff from WI on June 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?
Because they were appointed by Obama.Duh.

DDT on June 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Why is DoJ partnering with an unindicted terror conspirator?
Because they were appointed by Obama.Duh.

DDT on June 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Did the unindicted terror conspirator at least pay his taxes?

Jeff from WI on June 23, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Did I just wake up in another country?
What the hell has happened in the last 6 months…

right2bright on June 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Good morning the headline today is we elected a communist for president.

Ed Laskie on June 24, 2009 at 2:30 AM

The Muslim Brotherhood was the original name associated with distribution of the terrorist manual that surfaced right after 9/11 giving instruction to terrorist how to blend in and lay low while waiting to attack us within. Revised copy must say something about taking over US Government or something.

Ed Laskie on June 24, 2009 at 2:36 AM

The booth will be an immigration information desk so that he can get his 5 million Muslims he is missing. Obama’s world view is so distorted and demented. Why did the Americans elect this guy? We have steered so far to left that the wheels are off the ground and we are rolling over. God Help US!!!!

Ed Laskie on June 24, 2009 at 2:42 AM