WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to drop an anti-Islam lecturer at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA) in Elkridge, Md., who wrote on an Islamophobic hate site that he “renounced Islam and began the quest to find the real God.” (reza kahlili:”Why I Renounce Islam and Choose Christ)(reza kahlili:” WND)(reza kahlili:8/24/11)
That lecturer, “Reza Kahlili,” a pseudonym for a man who says he is a former CIA operative in Iran, also claims that Iranian agents are “coordinating operations out of [American] mosques and Islamic centers,” that Iran already has nuclear weapons, and that Iranian agents have infiltrated the United States through the “Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Students Association.” (Daily Caller, 7/22/12; Washington Times, 10/27/11, Los Angeles Times, 7/6/12, American Thinker, 2/23/12)
A program coordinator for Iran instruction at JCITA confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Kahlili is a paid lecturer for the DoD-chartered academy. His lectures are audio-only, allegedly to protect his identity. The newspaper called Kahlili “one of the most influential and outspoken voices in the U.S. advocating the overthrow of the Iranian government.”
“This is yet another unfortunate example of our nation’s military and counterterrorism personnel being trained by individuals who weaken America’s security by promoting their own religious and political agendas,” wrote CAIR national Executive Director Nihad Awad in a letter sent to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
CAIR chapters in Florida recently held news conferences in Tampa and Pembroke Pines to ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to stop using a notorious anti-Muslim bigot as a counterterrorism trainer.
SEE: Fla. Police Accused Of Anti-Muslim Training http://tinyurl.com/d5e6nhj
Last month, CAIR welcomed a decision by the U.S. military to stop using a target depicting a Muslim woman wearing a religious head scarf (hijab) and verses from the Quran to train Navy SEALs at the new close quarters combat range at Joint Base Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va.
CAIR also recently called on the Department of Defense to dismiss an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., who taught fellow officers that only a “total war” on Islam would protect America, that they should use “Hiroshima” tactics, target civilian populations, and abandon the Geneva Conventions. The instructor of that course was later relieved of his teaching duties.
SEE: U.S. Military Instructor Suspended Over Islam Course http://tinyurl.com/734q6sk
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has also called on the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security and Congress to provide oversight for apparently widespread anti-Muslim bias in the training of law enforcement, security and military personnel nationwide.
SEE: CAIR Asks Sec. Napolitano to Probe Use of Islamophobic Trainers http://tinyurl.com/3qgb5uu
Video: CAIR Decries Anti-Muslim Police Trainers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5y7zX8RU
Obama Orders Clean Up of Islamophobic Terror Training http://tinyurl.com/74ozglm
An 80-page report by Political Research Associates (PRA), titled “Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private Firms, Public Servants, & the Threat to Rights and Security,” details a systemic failure to regulate content in counterterrorism training.
SEE: Manufacturing the Muslim Menace http://tinyurl.com/4qeretq
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Related Story By: Reza Kahlili
-The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, demands the Department of
Defense drop me as a lecturer at the Joint Counterintelligence Training
A Monday press release said CAIR sent a letter to Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta requesting the dismissal of Reza Kahlili, my pseudonym, “who wrote
on an Islamophobic hate site that he renounced Islam and began the quest to find
the real God.”
It cited articles I wrote referring to Iranian agents who
had coordinated operations out of American mosques and Islamic centers and
warning that Iranian agents have infiltrated the United States through the
“Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Student Association.”
“This is yet another
unfortunate example of our nation’s military and counterterrorism personnel
being trained by individuals who weaken America’s security by promoting their
own religious and political agendas,” wrote CAIR national Executive Director
Nihad Awad in his letter.
CAIR’s attack surprises me. In becoming a spy
for the CIA while a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, I not only risked my
life but those of my loved ones to protect the security of America and the free
world and raise awareness of the brutality Iranians suffer under a regime that
has no mercy, even for women and children.
As an American citizen, I have
the right to convert to whatever religion I wish. I converted to Christianity,
finding love and the true God. How is that Islamophobia? Or does CAIR support
laws such as those in Iran where converts can be imprisoned or executed for
renouncing Islam and finding Christ? Should I be persecuted in the United States
because I am now a Christian?
My activity, which CAIR wants censored,
focuses on Iranian human rights and the vicious violations of basic decency
committed by a tyrannical regime, brutality that has been documented by human
rights organizations worldwide.
But more importantly, the Islamic regime,
along with its proxies, seeks to destroy Israel and poses a major threat to
America and the free world.
Shouldn’t CAIR be more interested in
protecting the sanctity of the mosques and, therefore, value my information on
how Iranian agents are abusing such worship sites? Or is just stating such facts
considered a crime by CAIR and automatically constitutes
Perhaps CAIR does not know that I do not teach about Islam
at the Counterintelligence Training Academy. I teach on the activity of the
Revolutionary Guards and its intelligence operation.
Does CAIR approve of
the Islamic regime in Iran? Does it support imprisonment and torture of men and
women who seek freedom? Does it approve of the tens of thousands of executions
of political prisoners since the 1979 revolution? Human Rights
Watchwarned that state hangings in Iran this year could reach more than
Does it approve of execution of minors, the rape of children or
the stoning of women on the charge of adultery? Does CAIR approve of cutting off
hands and feet for stealing? Does CAIR approve of a man having four wives with
no legal rights for the women? Does it approve of lashings for women who do not
completely adhere to Islamic hijab?
Does CAIR dispute Iran’s support with
its terrorist proxies, Hezbollah, Islamic jihad and others or the murderous
regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad? Does it dispute that international courts seek
the prosecution for terrorist activities committed by members of the Islamic
regime, including the current defense minister,Ahmad Vahidi, who is wanted by Interpol for the Jewish Community
Center bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994.
Perhaps CAIR does not
know that I worked for the CIA – not only in Iran but in Europe – and with
Iranian agents within a mosque. Perhaps CAIR does not know that much of the
information that is not disclosed in my articles for security purposes is then
given to the FBI. Perhaps CAIR does not know that even today through my contacts
with Revolutionary Guard members, I provide information to protect America and
the free world.
Is CAIR interested in the security of America, and does it
not want to do whatever it can to weed out terrorists posing as ordinary
Muslims? Does it not hurt the Islamic community when acts of terror are
committed, such as 9/11?
I have detailed my life in my book, “Purchase at Amazon – A Time to Betray,and I challenge CAIR to read
it and determine whether I promote Islamophobia.
So I ask: What is it
that has CAIR and the appeasers of the regime so infuriated? Is it perhaps the
dream of a free Iran?
Reza Kahliliis a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s
Revolutionary Guards and the author of the award winning book, Amazon – A Time to Betray. He is a senior Fellow with EMPact America, a member of the Task
Force on National and Homeland Security and teaches at the U.S. Department of
Defense’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA).
see: DEFENSE URGED TO FIRE EX-MUSLIM IRAN EXPERT