DOJ source says Government's Muslim "Outreach" jeopardized active terror investigations Last Thursday, I reported here exclusively at PJM on a DOJ memo dated March 31, 2010, from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. The memo effectively ended the prosecution of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad in addition to the prosecution of other prominent American Muslim leaders for helping support the Hamas terrorist organization. This decision, according to my source, was not made based on the overwhelming evidence that had been compiled over the past decade by the U.S. attorneys office in Dallas, but was made due to potential political embarrassment for the Obama administration and out of fear of inflaming the American Muslim community. Assistant Attorney General David Kris: In all my years working for the U.S. government I have rarely seen anything as mystifying as our outreach to Muslims. Do we really need it? Sure. We need to be reaching out to the Muslim leaders who are working to prevent radicalization, not the ones who are making it happen. But that isnt what were doing. Instead were having countless meetings from the Cabinet level on down with groups and individuals that we know are bad guys and who weve repeatedly said in court are actively working to support terrorist groups overseas. We even had [FBI General Counsel] Valerie Caproni meeting regularly with these Hamas guys to get their guidance. What advice do you think they were giving her? And she knew exactly who she was dealing with. It was the FBI who went into federal court and said that CAIR is Hamas. But at the same time that FBI agents were testifying in the [Holy Land Foundation] trial that CAIR is a Hamas front there was serious disagreement inside DOJ and the FBI about whether we should continue to work with CAIR or cut them loose. So now we do both. We say publicly that we dont have an official relationship, but CAIR still has most of the staff in [Attorney General Eric] Holder and [FBI Director Robert] Muellers offices on speed dial. Dont think for a minute that we stopped dealing with them. And what exactly is our end game for doing this? Nobody knows. Are we getting anything by reaching out to CAIR? Of course not. Now think for a minute about what were doing in any other context. Thirty years ago we didnt have government liaisons to the IRA. The FBI doesnt have an interfaith outreach program to the Mafia. Janet Napolitano doesnt sit down and have lunch meetings with the Mexican drug cartels. And we dont appoint members of the Crips and Bloods to our advisory boards on gangs. Well, not yet, at least [laughs]. DOJ source says Government's Muslim "Outreach" jeopardized active terror investigations - Jihad Watch We know who the New Hate groups are now.