Metro Nashville: Why is an anti-American political organization operating a voting site…

especially one that is politically hostile to the idea that illegal immigrants are lawbreakers who should not be rewarded with amnesty?

So why then is the Nashville headquarters for the National Council of La Raza allowed to operate a voting site?

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Conexion Americas’ building Casa Asafran is a Metro Nashville voting site. Conexion Americas is an official affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Renata Soto, the founder and director of Conexion Americas is the president of the board of the NCLR.

The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is based in the Conexion Americas building. TIRRC, a Soros funded far left radical organization is also an official affiliate of the NCLR.

The Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) and the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) are based in the Conexion Americas building. A founding member and former chairman of AMAC is president of the board of TIRRC.

TIRRC, ACO and AMAC are organizing collaborators with Black Lives Matter (BLM) operating in Nashville.

Paul Galloway, the director of ACO and AMAC is a former director of CAIR Houston. CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution. CAIR raised money for HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization.

CAIR’s executive director has publicly declared support for HAMAS and for Black Lives Matter.

All these political organizations, hostile to our Constitution, are housed in the same facility where people go to vote. It makes you wonder what kind of “help” voters receive there.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

La Raza means “The Race.” Leftist propagandists and “scholars” have disputed the interpretation, but regardless, looking at La Raza’s agenda makes it clear they are Hispanic-centric, invested in identity politics and willingly resort to the violence used by leftist radicals.

The NCLR lobbies for Hispanic racial preferences, bilingual education, mass immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens.

They oppose:

  • securing the southern border

  • cooperation on immigration law enforcement by local, state and federal authorities

They support:

  • driver licenses for illegal immigrants

  • in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students.

The NCLR position statements characterize the U.S. as a nation with widespread white racism and discrimination and the organization has opposed most of the post 9/11 U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

Part of La Razas “Excelencia in Education” initiative was a 2001 goal of creating 50 publicly funded charter schools that teach an ethnically separatist curriculum. Former La Raza president Raul Yzaguirre, Hillary Clintons Hispanic outreach advisor, said “US English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks.”

Voting at the Nashville headquarters for La Raza

According to the Tennessee ACLU, a non-English speaking voter has “the right to bring anyone you choose with you to the polls to help translate.. you also have the right to have a poll worker or anyone you choose assist you in the voting booth, except for your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your labor union.”

La Raza is offering voters a free cup of “cafe rumba roast.” Is any voting advice going along with that free cup of coffee?

LEADERS OF THE “NEW SOUTH” PLAN – PROFILE #3 – Kasar Abudlla

Kasar Abudulla

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  • 1992 resettled in U.S. as an Iraqi Kurdish refugee; placed first in Fargo, North Dakota then relocating to Nashville

  • former Director of Advocacy and Education for TIRRC (Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition)

  • staff member for Welcoming Tennessee initiative

  • Attended Tennessee State University, where she was president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA)

  • 2010 – attended the American Muslim Civil Leadership Institute (AMCLI), funded in part by the George Soros Open Society Foundation. AMCLI works in partnership with the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, which is funded by a $20 million grant from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

  • 2010 – served as representative of the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) at a Nashville Human Rights event and has been cited as an ICN representative by the American Banking and Market News later that same year. The ICN warranty deed shows that they share an address with Muslim Brotherhood organization the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a named unindicted co-conspirator in the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in the U.S.

  • 2011 – founding member of the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), then serving as Secretary/Treasurer

  • 2011 – founding director of The (Muslim) American Center for Outreach (ACO)

  • Obama White House “Champion of Change”

  • YWCA Nashville Domestic Violence Awareness Advocate

  • Director of Community Relations at Nashville charter school, Valor Collegiate Academies

Leaders of the “New South” plan – profile #2 – Daoud Abudiab

Daoud Abudiab

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  • A Palestinian who in 2008, sued the U.S. government to compel approval of his application for naturalization in the U.S. (case No. 1:08-0018). (He publicly lamented several years later that “he was one of the ones that left.”)
  • President, Islamic Center of Columbia and named owner of the property.
  • President, TIRRC board (current). Acknowledged that they are working with Black Lives Matter to “strategize…and build our movement for 2016”
  • Partnered in dawa (proselytizing Islam) with Awad Binhazim (former director of CAIR Austin, TX), the Vanderbilt MSA chaplain who confirmed Islams capital punishment for homosexuality, here and here
  • Past Co-chair and founding member of Tennessee American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) whose board members have praised Muslim Brotherhood organizations, work with the pro-HAMAS group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and illegal immigration advocates and who have opposed every single anti-terrorism measure despite claiming they oppose all acts of terrorism.
  • AMAC leadership has openly supported Obamas unConstitutional actions regarding illegal immigration.
  • Advisor Board member, Atlantic Institute which is a spinofforganization of the Society for Universal Dialogue (SUD), but the Institute’s driving mission is to promote Erdogan’s increasingly Islamized country.
  • Member, Family of Abraham (FoA), the red-green alliance connected to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
  • President and founder, Faith & Culture Center (FCC), the sole focus of which is to market the myth of Islamophobia through a program called “Our Muslim Neighbor,” a project of Religions for Peace USA (RFPUSA), an organization which is tied to Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the U.S.
  • member, Nashville United Nations Association, Cordell Hull Chapter, board of directors
  • Participant at first U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) conference in DC.

The USCMO (U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations) is the self-styled first national Muslim (Brotherhood) political party.Founding members of the Council (many with ties to HAMAS), include unindicted Holy Land Foundation co-conspirator named Muslim Brotherhood organizations, fellow traveler Muslim Brotherhood organizations, and AMP (American Muslims for Palestine), one of the most vocal Muslim Jew-hating organizations in the U.S.

Abudiab in the circle
Abudiab in the circle

The Syndicate Behind Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Propaganda Part 4

Immigrants-turned-advocates talk about “Nashville for all of us” but instead choose to live in enclaves. They complain about being treated as “the other,” but through self-segregation, guard against assimilating into and adapting to American culture.

When they self-segregate its called preserving their culture. When native-born Tennesseans self-segregate, TIRRC and its allied organizations call it racism, bigotry and xenophobia.

Lacking facts, but banking big money, TIRRC’s venomous and hate-filled propaganda relies on innuendo, and unfounded accusations of bigotry. TIRRC claims it can look into the hearts and minds of Tennessee citizens and know that they are motivated by an “underlying intention to persecute newcomers.”

TIRRC self-righteously claims that any advocacy or legislative action consistent with the Constitution or intended to uphold laws passed by Congress, is xenophobic, racist, or targeting Muslims and/or refugees.

TIRRC’s moral blinders also ignore the indelible effect of 9-11, the Carlos Bledsoe, Chattanooga, San Bernadino, Garland Texas, and Boston jihad attacks, the Obama administration’s unconstitutional unilateral amnesties, Metro Nashville’s support for illegal immigration, and the recent confirmation by U.S. intelligence agencies about security gaps in the federal refugee resettlement program.

TIRRC’s campaign has always been to cast immigrants as victims. Whether they are illegal immigrants from our Southern border trying to “reunite their families,” or legally admitted as refugees, that suffer “backlash” from contemptible white nativists.

TIRRC and their allied groups shamelessly tried to co-opt the Chattanooga murders away from the actual victims and their families claiming that “immigrant communities of all faiths and backgrounds” share the same American values.

Speaking through CAIR, TIRRC’s allied groups ACO and AMAC said they were fearful of a backlash, and claimed that the Chattanooga murders put their safety at risk. These claims were never substantiated by either national or state hate crime reports. Predictably, there was no backlash. Instead, interfaith groups stepped up and formed a firewall around Tennessee’s Muslims.

Business as usual.

Truth and accuracy are relative concepts for TIRRC

Our state legislation addressed in TIRRC’s report may be its most ironic section. By TIRRC’s own account, legislators have actively engaged with the very communities TIRRC alleges were or are being “persecuted.” Isn’t this the civic engagement TIRRC claims that makes newcomers feel welcomed?

TIRRC’s self-congratulatory claims are way overblown. Legislators responding to constituency groups is what regularly occurs during the process when bills are shaped and amended. All manner of constituency concerns are accounted for – even when that constituency distorts the truth and accuracy of information provided.

Testimony by national intelligence and security experts and Constitutional scholars repeatedly confirm that Tennessee’s legislators have led appropriately on the issues about which TIRRC and its allied organizations complain.

For example, after the devastating jihad attack of 9-11, almost every state passed anti-terrorism legislation because the federal government would not always prosecute, and because a state can often legislate more severe punishments than the federal government.

Because state governments have a broad fiduciary duty to protect its citizens, the case of Memphis jihadi Carlos Bledsoe, aka, Abdulhakim Mohammed, the first African-American born citizen to commit a successful terrorist act on U.S. soil, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 2010, (upholding the constitutionality of the federal material support statute), the expansion of Tennessee’s criminal code provisions on terrorism, was both sound and rational legislative leadership.

The Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011

In 2009, Memphis native Carlos Bledsoe, who was radicalized both in and outside of Nashville, shot and killed a solider at the Little Rock Army recruiting center. The federal government declined to prosecute him. Arkansas started his trial in 2011, the same year the Tennessee legislature passed, by an overwhelming majority of votes, the anti-terrorism Material Support to Designated Entities Act.

The Tennessean wrote a sensationalistic and factually inaccurate article about the bill, taking snippets of bill language out of context. The Tennessean reported that the anti-terrorism Material Support bill made following sharia law, a felony. The paper never accurately reported the actual language or intent of the bill in context. This article is cited by TIRRC in a footnote to support their narrative of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant persecution.

What did the Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011 actually say?

Predictably, opponents of the bill deliberately avoided the bill’s original and very specific language which only applied to individuals deliberately supporting the commission of a terrorist act. The bill specifically stated that it did not apply to:

the peaceful practice of any religion. Rather, this part only prohibits the knowing provision of material support or resources … to designated terrorist entities, with the intent of furthering prohibited behavior.”

The defined the term “sharia,” precisely the way jihadist terrorists defined it because this was a bill to prevent terrorist acts by cutting off sources of support. The bill, now a state law, prohibits using religious justification as a defense. This is the very same argument made by peaceful followers of Islam, to wit, that terrorist acts committed by ISIS jihadists or others in the name of their religion, does not represent Islam and that these terrorists are not true followers of the religion.

And yet, in keeping with standard leftist hypocrisy, TIRRC and their allied organizations continue to try and smear legislators who tried to insulate peaceful religious observers from being lumped in with violent religious extremists.

The Syndicate Behind Tennessee’s Immigrant and Refugee Propaganda Part 2

TIRRC and its allied organizations

TIRRCs “Countering the Backlash” report alleges that outside organizations have exerted a negative influence in Tennessee pushing and/or inflaming xenophobic, racist, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

But who supports TIRRC? Answer: George Soros and his front group NEO Philanthropy that gave TIRRC close to $800,000. But even before TIRRC became a Soros agent, they were already advocating the most progressively left, open borders, lawless pro-illegal immigration positions, calling it “family reunification.”

Since the Republicans became the majority party in Tennessees legislature, TIRRC has focused on typical lefty political retribution. They have aggressively opposed the voter ID law, trained community organizers and agitators.

TIRRC’s former lobbyists and community agitators have started their own anti-U.S. organizations growing TIRRCs coalition to now include three that are Muslim-centric in mission and defending against the myth of Islamophobia:

American Center for Outreach (ACO) – started by former TIRRC lobbyist, Remziya Suleyman who brought CAIR to Tennessee to lobby against a 2011 anti-terrorism bill claiming it was an “anti-sharia.” Later she admitted that she, “never knew the concept of sharia.” ACO joined with CAIR demanding that the FBI purge its training materials of all references to the Muslim Brotherhood, jihad, sharia law, and Muslims. In 2014, Paul Galloway, took over ACO.

CAIR has targeted Middle Tennessee, as “arguably one of the most Islamophobic areas in America.”

CAIR remains a named un-indicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation prosecution for raising millions of dollars for HAMAS, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. In 1994, CAIRs national director Nihad Awad, a regular visitor to the Murfreesboro mosque, publicly declared his support for HAMAS.

American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) – with TIRRC’s help organized a secret meeting with TN Department of Homeland Security regional advisor, James Cotter.

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AMAC developed a partnership with TNDHS Commissioner Bill Gibbons and was invited to help train homeland security personnel. In 2014 AMAC featured U.S. Attorney Bill Killian who, on behalf of Tennessee Islamists, threatened to suppress First Amendment rights using federal civil rights laws to promote politically correct speech about Muslims. That meeting was advertised to the public and an outraged 800+ people showed up to protest. TIRRC claims that Pam Geller and Robert Spencer organized the protest but that was not true nor needed. People showed up on their own to show the federal government that they would not remain voiceless.

AMAC has taken up other political causes such as Medicaid Expansion and refugee resettlement.

Faith and Culture Center (FCC) – started by Daoud Abudiab, a founding member and former chair of AMAC now serving as chair of TIRRC.

FCC’s sole agenda is the promotion of “Our Muslim Neighbor,” a campaign intended to convince communities that Muslims make good neighbors.

The FCC had planned an Islamophobia conference for the fall 2015, but renamed it after the jihadi murder of U.S. soldiers in Chattanooga. Insisting that the Chattanooga jihad had nothing to do with Muslims or Islam, FCC renamed their event “Our Muslim Neighbor: Creating a Community of Inclusion in Middle Tennessee.”

TIRRC, AMAC and ACO are housed together in Casa Azafran, the building owned by Conexion Americas, a comprehensive and influential Tennessee Latino advocacy organization headquartered in Nashville. The founder of Conexion Americas is also the chair of the radically anti-U.S. National Council of La Raza whose name means “The Race.” TIRRC and Conexion Americas are both local affiliates of La Raza.

La Raza lobbies for Hispanic racial preferences, bilingual education, mass immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens. La Raza’s commentary and position statements characterize the U.S. as a nation with widespread white racism and discrimination. The organization has opposed most of the post 9/11 U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

In Tennessee, lobbyists and members of TIRRC, AMAC and ACO are indistinguishable in their political endeavors and the positions they advocate.

For example, TIRRCs 2012 community organizer, Drost Kokoye, was a founding board member of AMAC, a board member of ACO, and former civic engagement coordinator for ACO. During ACO’s last voter registration drive, Kokoye, a vocal anti-Semite who organized a Nashville pro-HAMAS rally, advised voter registrants that they could misrepresent registration information to better fit a political agenda.

Drost Kokoye’s take on our Constitution:

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Is this TIRRC’s stand too?

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