The group was on a list of U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities and unindicted co-conspirators in a Hamas-terror financing trial but that didn’t stop Fort Bend County officials and local law enforcement from joining CAIR in a press conference to denounce violence impacting the country.
From a November 2014 posting on the Clarion Project website:
“CAIR was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity named the Holy Land Foundation for financing Hamas. The Justice Department listed it as an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee; a secret body established to support Hamas.
In a statement to the Clarion Project, Islamic Relief Worldwide said: On November 15, the United Arab Emirates designated over 80 groups as ‘terrorist organizations,’ including Islamic Relief. Islamic Relief is a purely humanitarian organization and categorically denies links with terrorism. We will be engaging with the UAE authorities to seek the removal of this wrongful decision.
The Clarion Project has documented Islamic Relief USA’s history of extremist links. For example, Islamic Relief USA’s Director of Fund Development and Senior National Director, Azhar Azeez, is now the President of the Islamic Society of North America, a group that the U.S. Justice Department designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-financing trial along with CAIR.”
From the Fort Bend County press release publicizing the press conference:
Fort Bend County is considered the most diverse county in the United States. At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Maryam Islamic Center, 504 Sartartia Road, Sugar Land, Texas (New Territory), leaders from the Muslim community in Fort Bend County as well as the Greater Houston Area will join leaders in Fort Bend County in a press conference to denounce recent violence impacting our nation and world.”
You won’t find an exhaustive list of press conference attendees on the Fort Bend County press release however the folks over at the Maryam Islamic Center—the site of the press conference—documented the names of the guests on their Facebook page.
The list is here. Maryam Islamic Center
- Judge Bob Hebert – Fort Bend County Judge
- Sheriff Troy Nehls – Fort Bend County Sheriff
- Trevor Nehls – Constable, Fort Bend County
- Mustafa Carroll – Director, CAIR Houston
- John Healey – Fort Bend County District Attorney
- Doug Brinkley – Chief, Sugar Land Police Department
- Mike Berezin – Chief, Missouri City Police Department
- Ruben Davis – Constable, Fort Bend County
- Mohammed Azeemuddin – President MAS Katy Center