In a joint press release Parvez Ahmad, the Council on American Islamic Relation's board chair and Agha Saeed national chair of the American Muslim Alliance have demanded the release of self-admitted Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Sami Al Arian, who remains in custody pending deportation.
Ahmad and Saeed have called Al Arian a "political prisoner," stating that he was, "...targeted not for his actions, but for his political views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
However if indeed Al Arian is a political prisoner why did he plead guilty to, "conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad," a direct admission that he was indeed the terrorist which the government had alleged all along?
Further, according to an April 17, 2006 DOJ press release:
"...Former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiring to provide services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad [PIJ], a specially designated terrorist organization, in violation of U.S. law, the Department of Justice announced today...Al-Arian pleaded guilty to Count Four of the indictment against him - a charge of conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad...Al-Arian's agreement with the government calls for a recommended prison sentence of 46 to 57 months in prison, based on a five-year maximum statutory sentence. Al-Arian, 48, who has been in custody since his arrest on Feb. 20, 2003, has agreed to stipulate to deportation to another country by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement once his prison sentence has ended..."
In a weak effort to muddy the waters, CAIR and AMA state, "The Bush administration's evidence in the six-month trial consisted largely of speeches Al-Arian gave, magazines he edited, lectures he presented, articles he wrote, books he owned, conferences he organized, rallies he attended, and news he heard," which is essentially true but was nonetheless sufficient to demonstrate Al Arian's intent and eventually secure his confession.
In offering their support for Al Arian, CAIR and the AMA are in actuality serving as spokesmen for America's stealth jihad lobby which encompasses but is not limited to the following organizations:
The American Muslim Alliance [AMA]
The Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR]
The Islamic Circle of North America [ICNA]
The Islamic Society of North America [ISNA]
The Muslim Alliance of North America [MANA]
The Muslim American Society [MAS]
The Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC]
The Muslim Student Association [MSA]
The Muslim Ummah of North America [MUNA]
The North American Islamic Trust [NAIT]
The Project Islamic Hope [PIH]
The United Muslims of America [UMA]
All of these groups are actively working according to a plan set forth by the Muslim Brotherhood, a program designed to Islamize the United States, using a strategy of incrementalism.
1) CAIR Continues To Call For The Release Of Admitted Terrorist Sami Al Arian