So, now we know why Christie refused to comment on the Ground Zero Victory Mosque controversy.NY TIMES - One of Christie’s nominees for Superior Court judgeships is Sohail Mohammed, a MUSLIM lawyer who represented many detainees swept up by the government in the post-9/11 period.
The lawyer, Sohail Mohammed, worked in the aftermath of the attacks to try to foster trust between American Muslims and law enforcement, particularly federal officials. He is a board member of the American Muslim Union. Mr. Christie, a United States attorney, was a regular guest at that group’s annual Ramadan dinner and spoke highly of Mr. Mohammed’s work. Chistie hosted an Iftar dinner at the Governors’s residence during Ramadan in August 2010 for Muslim leaders.
Mr. Mohammed was on former Gov. Jon S. Corzines short list of potential judicial appointees, but he was not nominated. He would serve on the court in Passaic County. His appointment requires confirmation by the State Senate. Mr. Mohammed declined to comment.
AP–What should raise a red flag about this appointee is his remarks following the arrest of the 6 Muslim men charged with plotting to slaughter scores of soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J. Their goal was “to kill as many American soldiers as possible” in attacks with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and guns, prosecutors said.
In January 2006, a store clerk in New Jersey saw something. A group of Muslim men had brought him a video showing them firing assault weapons and chanting, “God is Great!” in Arabic. They wanted him to transfer the footage onto a DVD.
And thus began the downfall of one of the most thoroughly infiltrated and documented group of terrorism suspects in recent history –six men from Yugoslavia and the Middle East who were charged Tuesday with plotting to slaughter scores of American soldiers at Fort Dix and perhaps other military installations in the Northeast.
Referring to the Fort Dix Six, Sohail Mohammed was quoted as saying, ”If these people did something, then they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” said Sohail Mohammed. “But when the government says –Islamic militants,’ it sends a message to the public that Islam and militancy are synonymous.”"Don’t equate actions with religion,” he said.
Just what New Jersey needs, a judge who thinks like a Shari’a compliant Muslim and tries to convince us that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.
Sohail Mohammed, an immigration lawyer who represented detainees caught in the post-Sept. 11 furor, watches the Fox series ‘24’ at his office in Clifton, N.J. “Somewhere, some lunatic out there watching this will do something to an innocent American Muslim because he believes what he saw on TV,” Mohammed said.
Apparently, Christie’s nomination of a Muslim lawyer who defended countless terrorist suspects to Superior Court Justice is just the tip of the iceberg regarding his associations with Muslims in America affiliated with Islamic terror organizations.
H/T SULTAN KNISH
New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State, with Governor Christie’s nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. The Sohail nomination continues Christie’s unfortunate pandering to the American Muslim Union and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.
Passaic County has the second largest Muslim population in the country. And the Islamic Center of Passaic County is the state’s largest mosque, and it’s the only one run by an an Imam who was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization. But when the United States government attempted to deport Mohammed Qatanani, New Jersey’s pols and wannabe pols like Christie, quickly came to his aid. Despite the fact that Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both Al Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.
This is less a sign of his innocence, then of the power and influence wielded by Qatanani and the American Muslim Union. There was hardly a top New Jersey public official who did not come out for Qatanani. And that included both of the major candidates in the governor’s race, Governor Jon Corzine and Chris Christie. Christie called Qatanani, “a man of great goodwill” and “a constructive force” and allowed Charles McKenna, one of his associate attorneys to testify on behalf of Qatanani. Afterward Christie tapped McKenna to head New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security. McKenna had spent a good deal of time on Muslim “outreach” and made numerous statements echoing their talking points.
Mohammad Qatanani, left , the imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County is kissed on the forehead by a member of his mosque after it was learned the imam can stay in the United States, despite lying on his application to become a permanent U.S. resident when he failed to disclose an alleged 1993 conviction in an Israeli court for assisting Hamas militants.
The pioneering terrorism researcher, Steve Emerson called it, “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption”. He stated, “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI SAC had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Defending Qatanani required Christie to pit himself against the Department of Homeland Security, which wanted him deported. But the Department of Homeland Security wasn’t running for office in New Jersey. Christie was.
Mohammad Qatanani left, imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, talks to reporters this afternoon as his wife, Sumiah, spreads the word over her cell phone outside the Peter Rodino Building, where they were granted legal residency by a federal judge and will not be deported.
The first Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, Mohammad El-Mezain, was convicted of funneling money to Hamas. El-Mezain had actually boasted of raising almost 2 million dollars for Hamas. And his replacement, Qatanani, actually was a member of Hamas. An ordinary politician might have been forgiven for not knowing this, but Christie was the US Attorney for New Jersey. It’s absolutely impossible that he would not have known the background of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. Yet Christie attended a Ramadan dinner, in the same place where terrorists had fundraised, and kissed Qatanani on the cheek.
Muslim Mayor K KHAIRULLAH of Prospect Park, NJ was sworn into office by Muslim Superior Court judge Hani MAWLA. Notice how he is sworn in on a QURAN, the same book that tells Muslim to convert or kill all non-believers in Islam.