Snowden Enabler Glenn Greenwald's CAIR Connection

While the liberal media establishment have a thinly disguised soft spot for massive leaker Edward Snowden and his enabler Glenn Greenwald, the editorial writers at Investor’s Business Daily offered an incredible take this week on how these men are “aiding and abetting the Islamist enemy.”

They released the names of several Muslim terrorist targets under surveillance by the NSA and FBI in a new expose titled "Under Surveillance: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On." The New York Times lapped it up. IBD revealed how close Greenwald is to a terrorist-defending media watchdog:

One of the FBI's terrorist targets — a subject of a FISA court warrant — is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, a group Greenwald describes as a harmless "civil-rights organization," though the FBI has called it a "Hamas front" and the Justice Department has implicated it in a plot to raise millions for Palestinian terrorists.

A federal judge OK'd warrants to read CAIR chief Nihad Awad's email accounts. The FBI showed Awad may be engaged in "certain criminal activity on behalf of a foreign power." No wonder the agency cut off ties to CAIR and its Palestinian leader.

Greenwald has pocketed thousands of dollars speaking at CAIR fundraising banquets.

"There really is no organization with which I'd rather be spending my time, or with which I feel more at home than CAIR," Greenwald told CAIR's San Francisco chapter in 2012, though a year earlier the same office issued a poster advising Muslims to slam the door in the face of FBI agents asking for help finding terrorists to prevent another 9/11.

"I'm really glad to be a part of anything that CAIR does," he added, "and to support the organization in any way that I can."

His support includes interfering in federal investigations. After CAIR lawyers contacted him, Greenwald took classified investigative information Snowden stole and fed it to Awad, knowing the CAIR leader was the subject of a major terrorism probe.

Greenwald's role in the Snowden saga goes far beyond journalism. He's a paid shill for a terrorist front group. No wonder he and his co-conspirator hide overseas.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis