Dallas Islamic leader, former CAIR board member deported

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is likely to find itself the target of more criticism after a Dallas immigration judge ordered one of their former board members deported due to terror connections.  Nabil Sadoun, a leader in the Dallas Islamic community, had already left the United States for his native Jordan at the time of the ruling and Judge Anthony Rogers said that by taking such action he had waived his right to appeal the case. Dallas-Fort Worth NBC news reports:

“In court, the judge made vague references to the government’s voluminous motion to deport him, including alleged involvement with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The judge concluded Sadoun lied on government forms when he denied he was a member.

The judge also indicated there was evidence Sadoun contributed to the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was the largest Islamic charity in the United States. Prosecutors convicted the group of funneling money to terrorist groups and several of its leaders were sent to prison. In the case, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator.”

The U.S. govenrment has not publicly made available the information it used to prosecute its case against Sadoun.

This is not the first time that CAIR or Texas Islamic leaders have come under legal scruntity for connections to terror organizations.  In 2008 Ghassan Elashi was convicted with four others in the Holy Land Foundation trial.  Ghassan Elashi, besides being on Holy Land’s board, was the founder of the Texas chapter of the Council for American Islamic Relations and had been previously convicted of funding Hamas in 2005.  Elashi was sentenced to sixty-five years for his role in the Holy Land Foundation charity.

Sadoun resigned from CAIR’s board a number of months ago.  When Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s National Communications Director, was asked why Sadoun left Hooper provided little insight simply saying, “Board members come on, (and) they leave.”

  • tomdoff

    Y’know, anyone who opposes the status quo is now considered a terrist…OOOOPS! Tea Partiers, prepare for deportation!

  • tomdoff

    Damned good thinking! To deport all the terrists here in the US. And, especially, in view of our financial situation, to deport them after they have left the country. Make them pay for their own tickets and expenses. Don’t stick the poor taxpayers with yet another unnecessary expense.

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  • rick013

    cair* is a terrorist organization period. What is more surprising is that our tax dollars go to these groups in the form of aid, grants, and gifts by our own government. Don’t believe? Check out the US Budget approved by our idiotic congress.

    *Not worthy to be capitalized.

    • Kian Mead

      Agreed – shame the republicans listened to him for 7 years as well. Least the obama president managed to convict him.

  • sunnyr

    Why does this bunch of militant goofballs get away with so much subversive activity before the idiots in our Government say ENOUGH??? CAIR should be disbanded and all scuzballs deported!! We should not have to put up with their ap-cray!!

    • Kian Mead

      AS well as christian crap. Agreed

  • des1

    Anyone who isn’t aware of CAIR’s ties to Muslim extremists is just too dumb or naive to make public commentary. You couldn’t find a story less shocking (unless Obama decided to make this guy a Czar).

    • sunnyr

      Don’t give the Bozo any idea’s!

    • Kian Mead

      A lot of christians who follow his idea of creationism, gay rights and womens rights… Their biggest enemy is secularism.

  • tomdoff

    Geez, yet another rabid member of the republican base is fleeing the country. Don’t forget, these are the folks who ‘made’ The Dummy. Remember, they made the pile of rubble he stood on with the bullhorn, the high point of his ‘career’. I’ll bet Ol’ ‘G.W.’ is gonna miss Nabil.

  • thephranc

    And these are the people advising our government on how to deal with muslims. Fox guarding the hens house

  • xfiler93

    Is this a surprise to anyone? This entire so called “organization” is most likely full of fellow terrorist sympathizers and others who have had some shady contact or affiliation with terrorists in one form or the other. This group bears close watching…I hope the FBI is doing just that.