Since that conference, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has published a report on Mustapha's background and it is - to say the least - beyond disturbing. Check out this portion of what should be his rap sheet:
*Mustapha misrepresented his leadership role in the Islamic Association for Palestine, Hamas' U.S. propaganda arm, while testifying under oath during a 2004 deposition, according to court records and IAP documents.I wrote about the conference at which Clapper and Mueller were questioned about Mustapha HERE but after discovering how extensive Mustapha's nefarious past is, take another look at how both men addressed the questions about being so cozy with him despite that past.
*Mustapha raised more than $100,000 for CAIR and another group closely tied to the radical Muslim Brotherhood – the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as recently as August 2010.
*He also appeared at an April 2010 CAIR fundraiser and raised more than $240,000.
*As a member of the band al-Sakhra, Mustapha performed at fundraisers for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which the federal government shut down in 2001 because of its ties to Hamas. In addition, Mustapha spent at least four years as a paid HLF fundraiser and was named as an unindicted conspirator in the 2008 HLF. It ended with the conviction of five foundation officials on charges they funneled millions of dollars to Hamas. Mustapha was shown in a video exhibit in the 2008 HLF trial singing "O Mother, Hamas for jihad," and calling for resisting Israel with a "machine gun and a rifle."
*He hosted a fundraiser in July 2009 for Viva Palestina, a British charity that raises money for the Hamas-run government in Gaza. Mustapha appeared at the Mosque Foundation with George Galloway, the former British Member of Parliament and Viva Palestina leader.
Giving these guys the benefit of the doubt would almost necessarily require an acceptance of that old saying about keeping your enemy closer than your friends. In light of the reports coming out about Able Danger and the CIA knowing about Mohammed Atta a year before 9/11, I'm not a subscriber to that philosophy at this point.
Speaking of Able Danger, Verum Serum had a nice piece on it as well.
Read the entire IPT report.