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Vermont Democrats Elect Nation’s First Muslim Party Chair with DEEP TERROR TIES TO AL QAEDA, media ecstatic

Vermont Democrats Elect Nation’s First Muslim Party Chair with DEEP TERROR TIES TO AL QAEDA, media ecstatic

The enemedia is all aflutter with feverish enthusiasm at the appointment of America’s first Muslim party chair with extensive deep terrorist connections. NBC News declares, “Nation’s First Muslim Party Chair, Sends ‘Strong Message to Trump.” Actually it sends a message not just to Trump, but to all Americans, that the Democrats are the party of jihad and terrorism. All news reports and Google search results have been scrubbed of Gill’s known terror associations.

Post-9/11, Gill gave a seminar to young Muslims gathered in Washington for the annual conference of the terror-tied Muslim Students Association, which was founded by leaders of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. The topic: “Muslims in North America: Political Activism.” Gill gave the youth there tips on how to “cultivate the society for Islam.”

Gill has long worked to infiltrate the political process. Back in 2007, he ran for State Senate on the Republican ticket. Despite the powerful backing of powerful Islamic fixer Grover Norquist, the GOP voters wisely rejected him. A number of Norquist Muslim proteges “failed despite the ringing endorsements and behind-the-scenes maneuvering of Norquist, who founded the Islamic Institute” (where he met his “Palestinian” wife) with the express purpose of promoting such Muslims into positions of power. Having failed to gain traction with GOP voters, Gill jumped over to the party of jihad. Usurping the election process, the Democrats named him Chair of the Vermont Democratic Party.

Here is some background on Faisal Gill. Faisal Gill worked with Abdurahman Alamoudi at the American Muslim Council. America’s largest Al-Qaeda funder, Alamoudi is also a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups. He is currently imprisoned for large-scale terrorist funding. He is the founder and former executive director of the terror-tied American Muslim Council (AMC), the founder of the American Muslim Foundation (AMF), and was an influential member of other Islamic political and jihad funding “charitable” organizations.

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He was an agent of influence in Bush’s Department of Homeland Security, owed, in large part, to Grover Norquist.


Excerpt: Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington

by Paul Sperry:

Here’s what Treasury had to say about him in 2005:

“Alamoudi had a close relationship with al-Qaida and had raised money for al-Qaida in the United States.”

Gill [hauled in] thousands of dollars in campaign donations from a still-active Alamoudi-tied network of suspected terror fronts raided by federal agents after 9/11.

Virginia state records show that Mena Investments, Reston Investments and Sterling Management Group Inc. gave a combined $3,000 to Gill. The Herndon, Va.-based entities are part of the so-called Safa group, a pro-jihad Islamist network which remains under active federal investigation for tax fraud, money laundering and terror financing. (Even Democrat lawmakers in past elections have had to return Safa’s terror-tainted gifts. But Gill, an alleged Republican, had no problem keeping his.)

All three entities are run by M. Yacub Mirza, who like Gill is a native of al-Qaida hotbed Karachi, Pakistan. (Many of the supporters Gill packed into the nominating convention spoke Urdu, the language of Pakistan, while others spoke Arabic, some even shouting “Allah Akbar” as Gill spoke.) Mirza is said to act on behalf of Saudi millionaire and al-Qaida financier Yassin al-Qadi, and also was closely associated with al-Qaida bagman Alamoudi.

Mirza hasn’t been charged with any crimes, but his financial activities recently raised red flags at Wachovia Bank. After he funneled $150,000 to a shady Muslim charity, Wachovia closed the charity’s bank accounts due to suspicious activity related to possible money laundering.

This is who helped underwrite Gill’s campaign.

And there may be more to that story. While Gill and his campaign were raking in cash from the Safa group, his own personal fortune escalated rapidly. The source of his newfound wealth remains a mystery. At the time, the 35-year-old Gill had just opened a law practice with a partner fresh out of law school, and the firm had no bankable revenue stream.

Yet within 18 months of hanging a shingle, Gill managed to shell out some $25,000 in political contributions, and buy a Washington Redskins skybox adjacent to the owner’s box. Such suites cost upward of $200,000 a year.

What’s more, he purchased a new home for about $730,000. His wife doesn’t work and stays at home with his kids, who are enrolled in private schools. His lavish lifestyle includes membership in the exclusive Capital Society.

It’s plain that Gill has some powerful and deep-pocketed patrons.

Gill blamed [his 2007 loss] on his opponent Paul Nichols for distributing the flier linking him to Alamoudi. He maintains he was “attacked just because I am of the Islamic faith.”

[…]In an effort to hide his ties to Alamoudi, Gill omitted his past employment as a lobbyist for Alamoudi from not only his campaign website but his current resume. As you’ll recall, the omission landed him in hot water at the high-level job Norquist finagled for him at the Department of Homeland Security (in fact, Gill used Norquist as a reference).

In 2001, Gill worked for Alamoudi’s American Muslim Council as governmental affairs director. While there, he helped AMC lobby Congress to repeal the Justice Department’s use of undisclosed evidence against suspected Mideast terrorists in deportation proceedings. He also joined now-confessed terrorist Sami al-Arian in lobbying the White House.

Gill also served as AMC’s official spokesman, and had several meetings with Alamoudi.

That paid stint has been bleached from his current bio, just as it was from the job application form that Gill filled out to obtain his DHS position as senior adviser to the department official in charge of intelligence and infrastructure protection, and to obtain a security clearance covering top secret and sensitive-compartmented information.

Although Gill resigned from the department under an ethical cloud, he insists he was cleared of any wrongdoing.

“All these allegations are false and have been proven to be false,” he claimed.

However, the DHS inspector general didn’t exactly exonerate him. He concluded only that he could find no evidence that Gill had “falsified” relevant information or “intentionally” omitted it.

In fact, former DHS Inspector General Clark Kent Ervin — the official whose office investigated Gill — was troubled by Gill’s ties to Alamoudi, and now questions why he was ever hired for such a sensitive post in the first place.

“Should anyone even remotely connected to terrorism be employed by Homeland Security in any capacity, especially the ultrasensitive area of intelligence and infrastructure protection?”Ervin said regarding Gill in his book, “Open Target.”

Indeed, this former lobbyist for a known al-Qaida terrorist had access to top secret U.S. intelligence involving not only border security, but cyber-security, including new data-sharing programs integrating terrorist watch lists. Actually, Gill still has access to such intelligence. His TS/SCI clearance was never revoked.

The government may want to review his clearance based on other ethical lapses that have come to light since he left the government. Gill has shown a pattern of omission and deception.

After leaving DHS, Gill immediately got into more hot water when he threatened to sue a Virginia blogger critical of a friend who was running for office in Virginia. Gill, who was working as spokesman for his pal’s campaign, in May 2006 fired off a letter from what appeared to be a phony law firm — Gill & Gallinger.

For starters, the letterhead contained a typo: “COUNSLEORS AT LAW.” The fax number listed for the firm’s Washington, D.C., office had a northern Virginia area code — (703) versus (202) for the district — and its “New York” office listed in the letter’s footer did not even exist.

What’s more, the law firm was not registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. And Gill was not even licensed to practice in Virginia.

In other words, he misrepresented himself. His letter threatening legal action under Virginia defamation law was calculated to intimidate the blogger.

Gill is, however, a registered agent for something called Sapentia LLC in Tysons Corner, Va. — which only raises more ethical questions.

Gill’s partner in the lobbying firm is one Asim A. R. Ghafoor. The two go way back, having previously worked together at both Gill & Ghafoor and AG Consulting Group before Gill landed a job in the Bush administration.

None of these partnerships show up on Gill’s resume — for good reason.

Ghafoor is a Saudi lobbyist who has been caught up in U.S. counterterrorism investigations.

According to lobbying disclosure records on file at the Senate, he has lobbied on behalf of Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations including the Saudi-owned al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which the Treasury Department says has acted as a charitable front for al-Qaida. In fact, Ghafoor lobbied Treasury to take al-Haramain and one of its U.S.-based directors off its blacklist and unfreeze their assets.

That director, Saudi national Soliman al-Buthe, was blacklisted as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist after his conversations with Ghafoor were tapped by the U.S. government.

Ghafoor has also represented Saudi billionaire Saleh Abdullah Kamel, head of the Dallah al-Baraka Group, a suspected al-Qaida banker.

It should come as no surprise then that this longtime partner of Gill is a self-proclaimed sharia-law advocate.

Once, in an Islamic forum, Ghafoor beseeched Muslims to Islamize America. “We are here for a purpose,” he said. “We are here not to just be nice to people, but to bring Islamic ways to this country.”

Regarding the U.S. system of government, he also stated: “I believe it’s our duty that that is minimized and, Insha’allah (Allah willing), one day eliminated.”

Ghafoor’s entreaty echoes that of Alamoudi, the now-jailed godfather of the Muslim mafia in America, who once told a Muslim audience: “Either we do it now or we do it after a hundred years, but this country will become a Muslim country. If we are outside this country, we can say, ‘Oh, Allah, destroy America.’ But once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it.”

It was Alamoudi who originally bankrolled Norquist’s Islamic Institute — long before authorities busted Alamoudi trying to smuggle a suitcase full of $340,000 in cash into the U.S. from the Middle East. No doubt other suitcases made it through customs, begging the question: Who really supplied the seed capital for Norquist’s project? Who are his other silent partners?

Both Ghafoor and Gill have worked with Norquist at his institute in Washington. Gill, in fact, served as his director of governmental affairs, another position missing from his resume. (Interestingly, Norquist now omits the Islamic Institute from his own resume, even though he founded the lobby group.)

Don’t be surprised if Gill tries, with Norquist’s help, to reinvent himself again, and shows up on another ballot. But don’t be fooled. He says he believes in “patriotism” and the “American dream,” but he’s betrayed not only by the company he keeps, but his own words.

Within months of the 9/11 attacks, Gill gave a seminar to young Muslims gathered in Washington for the annual conference of the Muslim Students Association, which was founded by leaders of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. The topic: “Muslims in North America: Political Activism.” Gill gave the youth there tips on how to “cultivate the society for Islam.”

Does this sound like a patriot who believes in the American dream?

Expedient duplicity shows up elsewhere, as well. On his campaign website, Republican Gill vowed to “crack down on illegal immigration.”

“We need to secure our border, cut off benefits to illegals, and enter into agreements to allow state and local police agencies to enforce immigration laws,” he said.

But while he was talking tough on immigration, he and his law firm were soliciting illegal immigrant clients to defend.

“Even if you or your loved one is already in the process of being removed from the U.S., we can help you qualify for protection from deportation,” Gill has advertised on his firm’s website.

He and his partner Ghafoor also help secure R-1 religious workers visas for Muslim clerics from Pakistan and other al-Qaida hotspots.

Early last decade, the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in America wrote an 18-page manifesto, titled “General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.” Their secret plan was to form legitimate-sounding Muslim NGOs like the MSA and AMC and use them to infiltrate and subvert the U.S. political system. Translated from Arabic, the document reads in part:

“(Our) work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Another document in Arabic found on the home computer of al-Arian states:

“Our presence in North America gives us a unique opportunity to monitor, explore and follow up. We should be able to infiltrate the sensitive intelligence agencies or the embassies in order to collect information.”

In other words, their goal is to infiltrate the U.S. political system and undermine it from within.

Scandalously, they have in Norquist a powerful inside-the-Beltway friend who’s still helping them run influence operations against the government – now under the cynically patriotic guise of GOP

None of this appears in news reports hailing his appointment as Vermont Party Chair. Look at this NBC report.


By Alex Seitz-Wald

Two days before the Trump administration rolled out the new version of what critics call a Muslim ban, Vermont Democrats elected the nation’s first Muslim state party chairman.

Image: Vermont Democrats elected Faisal Gill as the nation's first Muslim state party chairman
Vermont Democrats elected Faisal Gill as the nation’s first Muslim state party chairman. Gill will be the Democratic State Committee’s interim chair, making him the nation’s first Muslim state party chairman.Courtesy Faisal Gill

Faisal Gill, who was elected Saturday, said the decision of the Democratic State Committee to name him interim chair is a clear rebuke of Trump.

“To have a Muslim and immigrant to be the state party chair sends a really strong message to Trump and his type of politics that this is not where the country is at,” he told NBC News.

The White House released a new executive order Monday restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries after a federal court halted an earlier version. Trump says the move is necessary for security, but Gill and other critics say it’s merely an attempt to legally discriminate against Muslims.

Gill is an outsider in ultra-white, ultra-liberal Vermont in more ways than one. In a state that is nearly 95 percent white, a Pakistani-born former Republican from Virginia stands out.

“Us and Wyoming keep going back and forth for least diverse,” Gill quipped.

FAISAL GILL (2004-2005) –

White Paper by Patrick Poole:

Former Alamoudi aide Faisal Gill appointed policy director for Homeland Security Intelligence Division, fails to disclose previous employment on background investigation questionnaire

The appointment of lobbyist Faisal Gill, a former aide to Al-Qaeda fund- raiser Abdurahman Alamoudi and protégé of GOP strategist Grover Norquist, to the position of Department of Homeland Security special assistant for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection directorate drew considerable criticism. Prior to his appointment, Gill had no intelligence back- ground. It increased all the more when it was revealed that Gill had omitted his previous employment as director of government relations for Alamoudi’s Ameri- can Muslim Council on the Standard Form 86 required for Gill’s security clear- ance. Gill had been at the forefront of AMC’s political efforts to end the use of se- cret evidence in terrorism deportation proceedings. In his position in the Home- land Security Intelligence division, he had access to a wide range of top-secret in- formation, including vulnerabilities of national critical infrastructure.

After this revelation, Homeland Security issued a statement saying that Gill had “exceeded all requirements” for the policy director position, but an investiga- tion was launched by the department’s inspector general. Media reports also re- vealed that Gill had been temporarily removed from his position in March 2004, but quickly reinstated, following inquiries by the FBI about how he had obtained his security clearance.

Gill was cleared by the department and kept in his position. That prompted Senators Charles Grassley and John Kyl to send a letter to the Homeland Security inspector general asking for clarification about the department’s policies about omitting information from the security clearance background questionnaire and what qualifications were considered in hiring Gill. He resigned his position in January 2005, however, and the inspector general considered the matter closed.

Gill later made an unsuccessful run as a Republican candidate for the Vir- ginia House of Delegates in 2007 and began a lobbying firm, Sapentia. His lobby- ing partner, Asim Ghafoor, former political director for the Islamic Free Market Institute, previously served as the spokesman for the Global Relief Foundation, which was closed by the U.S. government in December 2001 and was listed as a specially designated global terrorist organization for funding Al-Qaeda. Ghafoor was also spokesman for the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), founded by Osama bin Laden’s nephew, Abdullah bin Laden, when it was raided by authorities in June 2004. In 2006, Ghafoor sued the U.S. government for wiretapping his conversations with his fugitive legal client, Soliman al-Buthi, after he had been des- ignated a global terrorist by the Treasury Department in February 2004.


Mary Jacoby, “How secure is the Department of Homeland Security?” Salon, June 22, 2004
Mary Jacoby, “Homeland Security inspector general launches Faisal Gill inquiry,” Salon, June 24, 2004 Frank Gaffney, “The Faisal Gill affair,” FrontPage Magazine, July 19, 2004
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, “Homeland Security Appointee under Investigation,” Fox News, July 25, 2004 Kelly Beaucar Vlahos, “Senators inquire on Homeland appointee,” Fox News, August 13, 2004

Courtesy of The Geller Report

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), editor-in-chief of Geller Report and Amazon best selling author of the here FATWA: Hunted in America , The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.

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