October 04, 2006

CAIR’s Catholic Blood Money

Folks, in October of 2001, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a CAIR financier, offered New York City a check for $10 million dollars to go towards relief efforts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. With great integrity and righteousness, the check was rejected by the Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, on the grounds that the money was attached to anti-American political statements made earlier by Bin Talal, concerning America’s relationship to the Middle East. Now, the D.C. based Islamic terrorist-apologist lobby CAIR just passed off $5,000 to the Catholic church. An excerpt from CAIR’s Catholic Blood Money:
On Sunday, September 24, 2006, Ahmed Bedier led a delegation of Muslims from his organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in a visit to the St. Paul’s Catholic Church of St. Petersburg, Florida. At the end of the visit, Bedier handed a check for $5000 to the pastor of St. Paul’s for the repair of churches that had been damaged recently in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, over one sentence spoken by the Pope. The money was for a good cause, but accepting the money came with a price.

Pope Benedict XVI, in a speech he gave during a trip to Germany on September 12, quoted a 14th Century Byzantine emperor as saying, “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” This set off a firestorm across the Muslim world, resulting in violence. Enraged crowds took their frustrations out on symbols of Christianity. This included the murder of an Italian nun and the firebombing of churches located in the West Bank and Gaza.

Taking advantage of this sensitive situation was CAIR, an organization that pawns itself off as a “civil liberties” group, while having numerous ties to Islamic extremism, including links to individuals convicted for terrorist crimes. At a press conference, on Thursday, September 21, Ahmed Bedier, the Director of CAIR’s Tampa office, and Rev. Robert Gibbons, the Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, held aloft a large poster-board check for $5000 bearing CAIR’s insignia. The money was said to be for the half-dozen churches that had been attacked, five of which were firebombed and shot at, the other doused with gasoline and set aflame.

It was a disquieting scene as Ahmed Bedier stood side by side with a high-ranking Diocese official. Exactly two months prior to the event, Bedier hosted a radio show where all three of his guests lauded Hezbollah, a group that is found on the U.S. State Department’s list of terrorist organizations. One of the guests went as far as to label the group “heroic.” One must question if Rev. Gibbons was aware of this fact.

The check, which CAIR described as “seed money,” was made out to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a humanitarian relief program run by the Catholic Church, based in New York City. Additionally, a CNEWA fund was created in CAIR’s name, to raise further monies.

In order to make a donation to the fund, people have been asked to forward their checks to the CNEWA office under the title, “CAIR Palestine Damaged Churches.” The term “Palestine” denotes statehood and seems to have been injected into the fund’s address purely for political purposes. If that is the case, the Catholic Church is being used for nothing more than to make a political statement, and being as such and the fact that the church accepted the money, the implication is that the church is in full agreement with the statement.
Please pass this information on to your Catholic friends. No church anywhere should accept blood money from any group who knowlingly or unknowingly parades "Palestine" as a legitimate nation. "Palestine" is a manufactured entity. It was a region where both Jews and Muslims lived but it was never a nation and it was never singularly Islamic.


If it were, then please provide evidence for the existence of three of these Jewish archaeological sites: Joseph's Tomb, Rachel's tomb and the Holiest site in all of Judaism, the remnant Western Wall of our Holy Temple. Don't be fooled. Just because a mosque appears where our Holiest of Holies is, means nothing. If Muslims had their choice, mosques would replace St. Patricks Cathedral on New York's Fifth Avenue. Usurping synagogues and churches and supplanting them with mosques is all part of the Islamic warlord tradition. It is a telling example of Islam's iconoclasty. Islam thrives on symbols and symbolism and reinventing history. "Palestine" has a fabricated neo-history and the use of the word is part of Palestinianism. It only became injected into America's lexicon in 1964 when the detestable Yasser Arafat reinvented and revised the history of the Middle East and the rest of the world, which was already being gobbled up by hippies, communists, Jane Fonda-types, and Black Panthers, all of whom fell for The Big Lie.

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