TwitterFacebook

US GIves CAIR a Tour of O’Hare Security

• Views: 1,163

Last week, officials of US Customs and Border Protection escorted representatives of the Islamist front group CAIR (who issued a defense of Hamas today) and other Chicago Islamic leaders on a guided tour of the security facilities at O’Hare International Airport: CAIR-Chicago, Muslims, Meet With U.S. Customs & Border Protection at O’Hare Airport. (Hat tip: Anti-CAIR.)

On Wednesday, June 21, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and intern Susan DeCostanza along with other leaders in the Chicago Muslim Community attended a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations at O’Hare International Airport last week.

The meeting was part of an effort to build relationships between the Muslim community and different government and security organizations that work in the airport in order to proactively facilitate communication, avoid cultural misunderstandings and help to educate travelers about the ways that they can possibly avoid unwanted delays at the airport.

Brian Humphrey, Director of Field Operations, commenced the meeting by introducing the various Customs and Border Protection agents present.

Dr. Hytham Rifai - a well known physician and CAIR-Chicago client - related some personal stories of delays that relatives, friends, and community members have encountered upon re-entering the United States from travel abroad.

Ahmed Rehab outlined the community’s purpose behind requesting the meeting and gave a brief synopsis of the number and nature of complaints that Muslims bring to the CAIR-Chicago office.

Sheikh Kifah gave examples of some of the problems his Mosque constituency have suffered.

Humphrey explained that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents must move through an interactive, online cultural sensitivity course. Humphrey reiterated that if a traveler encounters any difficulties, the agents must follow protocol, and do not have the authority to deviate from that procedure. If a traveler has questions, or believes they are being mistakenly delayed, the traveler should ask to see a supervisor.

The group walked through Customs and Borders operations beginning at the point of entry for passenger arrival to customs stations, agricultural screening, and the interview rooms. The agents described the “Passenger Lookout Override” system that was implemented two months ago, in which a passenger who has the same or a similar name as a person with a suspicious record can be distinguished from the actual suspected person.

This system is supposed to expedite common delays encountered by travelers within the Muslim and other communities who have common names that are similar to people with an actual or suspected tainted record.

CAIR-Chicago looks forward to continuing the relationship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices in the region, and to furthering understanding between the organizations as well as facilitating future communication in order to eliminate problems for Muslim travelers before they even arise.

UPDATE at 6/28/06 9:21:37 pm:

Here’s more on CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab: Death of a Terror Lobby.

In his piece entitled, “‘Double Standardism’: The Case of the Two Books” – a rant against author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie – Rehab openly complains about the American media’s criticisms against books that question the validity of the Holocaust.  In the article, Rehab attributes this to “Jewish control over the media.”  He further writes, “The Muslims protesting ‘Satanic verses’ were given little credibility as they were seen as being biased for their religion. On the other hand the Jews and the Jewish subjects were not seen as such but rather as credible professionals … ”  He then points to an American journalist’s Jewishness as being the reason for his bias.  Rehab writes, “ … he is of course Jewish … ”
 
In a follow-up article, “‘Double Standardism’: The Case of the Two Films,” Rehab ridicules Hollywood for having what he considers to be a pro-Jewish slant.  He states, “ … the movies exploiting the Arabs and Muslims are ‘a bold and uncompromising look behind the closed doors of a hidden world’ … On the other hand, a movie which glorifies the other Semites, the Jews, is a ‘great American classic’, ‘an untimely epic’, ‘a movie-making masterpiece’, and ‘an all-time family favorite’, well whoop-di-di-doo.”  Rehab calls the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a “big mouth organization.”  He ends the piece by railing against Jewish filmmakers.  He writes, “ … the history of the Jewish film producers in particular have shown that they predate on weak minorities by default.”

Rehab, like CAIR, the IAP and Hamas before them, was influenced by the violently anti-Jewish and anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood.  On his personal website, he denotes the founder of the MB, Hassan Al Banna, as a “Contemporary Muslim Individual who influenced me.”  He also lauds two Muslim Brothers, who just happen to be brothers.  He calls Muhamad Qutb one of his “Favorite Writers / Thinkers” and Sayyid Qutb, his “Favorite Modern Personality.”  In Sayyid Qutub’s famous work, Milestones, Qutub states, “Even the Western world realizes that Western civilization is unable to present any healthy values for the guidance of mankind … It is essential for mankind to have a new leadership… Islam is the only system which possesses these values and this way of life.”

Rehab, it seems, took the Brotherhood philosophy to heart.  Further evidence of this is shown in how he describes Harry S. Truman, on his website, as being one of the “Worst Presidents.”  A reason for this was because, in Rehab’s words, President Truman was the “first to recognize Israel unjustly & unjustifiably.”  He ridicules President Truman as “Harry S. Falseman.”

All the articles by Rehab mentioned in this piece have been removed from the internet.

UPDATE at 6/29/06 7:47:48 am:

The Internet Archive saves the day again, with copies of the Ahmed Rehab articles quoted in the above piece. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

Double Standardism: The Case of the Two Books
Double Standardism: The Case of the Two Films
Contemporary Muslim Individual who influenced me
Worst Presidents

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Indy GOP Refugee
Gabby Giffords Completes 11-Mile Bike Ride
(CNN) -- Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone in her recovery from a 2011 mass shooting. She was greeted with cheers and applause at the finish line. Alongside her husband, former ...

1 hour, 2 minutes ago
Views: 41 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake
It's an interesting dilemma - if the harm was small do you undermine the patient's confidence in their treatment? If the harm was great, do you encourage the lawsuit? Also be warned that this is a non scientific, small sample ...

2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Views: 87 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Lumberhead
Marion Barry, District Councilman and Former Mayor, Dies at 78
Despite his faults, Barry is credited with opening the city's government to black citizens; for creating a massive summer jobs program that while wasteful in many cases offered a job or paid internship to any city youth who wanted ...

3 hours, 33 minutes ago
Views: 70 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
teleskiguy
“Chelsea Hotel” performed by Tal Wilkenfeld
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig. She's coming into her own ...

1 day, 14 hours ago
Views: 124 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
FemNaziBitch
History of Laws Concerning Immigration and Naturalization in the United States -WIKI
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.[1] Pursuant to this power, Congress ...

1 day, 22 hours ago
Views: 228 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
MichaelJ
COMFORTABLY NUMB - Peahi Nov 12 on Vimeo
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.

5 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 406 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Romantic Heretic
Money Makes Us Less Rational
Here's an interesting article on scientific studies that demonstrate how rationality and empathy break down is the presence of large amounts of money.

1 week ago
Views: 620 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality
Uncomfortable Xi-Abe Handshake Spawns New Winnie the Pooh Comparison
Asian powerhouses China and Japan have not been on the best of terms lately, following disagreements over who has claim to some islands -- and possible undersea gas and oil fields -- in the South China Sea. So perhaps we ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 1,978 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 4
EiMitch
CollegeHumor: If Call of Duty Were Treated Like A Real Thing
Mildly NSFW (bleeped-out language) CollegeHumor seems to be doing a bit of cross-promotion with CoD: Advanced Warfare. Consider that disclosure. That aside, it was funny because... Actually I can't explain without spoiling it. As for the game being advertised, I ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 914 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Three Chord Monty
Michael Moore defends Bill Maher
"You may not agree with Bill on everything. Yet I'm guessing you love it when he goes after the Uterun Police/Protectors of Child Rapists (also known as The Vatican), or when he brilliantly satirizes the crazy Christian Right which ...

1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 1,316 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 83 • Rating: 1
 Frank says:

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.