May 13, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Professional Islamist Basim Elkarra, Exec. Director of Sacramento CAIR, was trounced in yesterday’s Sacramento, CA, Twin Rivers School Board race.
Pulling barely over 40% of the vote, it wasn’t even close. This despite a relatively huge war-chest funded by Sacto’s top Marxist legislators and the local media’s.fawning coverage of his campaign.
As this writer noted in an April 29 piece, referencing a mysterious flyer directed at Mr. Elkarra’s candidacy:
“There seems to be a bit of controversy surrounding Basim Elkarra’s run for the Sacramento area’s Twin Rivers School Board. Knowing Elkarra's MO, we find it unsurprising that something of this nature might surface in such close proximity to the election….Regarding the flyer, we find it oddly coincidental that a document of this nature would simply materialize knowing the predictably knee-jerk reaction with which the Sacramento press would respond – outrage, allegations of bigotry, Islamophobia etc., all of which tend to cast Mr. Elkarra in the role of victim.” [source, William Mayer, Basim Elkarra, CAIR Sacramento Director, Runs For Twin Rivers School Board , PipeLineNews.org]
Elkarra has a history of making unsubstantiated claims regarding bigotry he has allegedly suffered, below from a 2007 dust-up.
“…[Paula]…ZAHN: The next story we're bringing out in the open is about a man who says he's working to overcome the intolerance felt by many Muslims in America. His efforts were recently singled out for praise by a U.S. senator. But that praise has now been taken back and replaced by controversial allegations that the organization he represents is actually supporting terrorists.
ZAHN (on camera): Basim Elkarra says he's received hate mail, including a death threat, since the controversy erupted. Senator Boxer's office tells CNN the FBI has investigated and the death threat is not credible.
ZAHN: A statement from the senator quotes a former FBI counter terrorism official as saying CAIR's activities, quote, "effectively give aid to international terrorist groups." [source, Paula Zahn Show, transcript January 8, 2007, CNN]
CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator/joint venturer is U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation for Foundation and Development [a fraudulent Muslim charity] the nation’s largest and most successful prosecution of HAMAS’ domestic funding operation.
In judicial proceeding following the HLF case, CAIR was specifically linked to Hamas by Federal judge Jorge Solis. "'The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling'" [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas]
Though having taken no official position on the race, we nonetheless applaud the voters of the Twin Rivers School District for having seen through Elkarra’s victimhood charade, now if only a bit of that wisdom would rub-off on Sacramento’s legacy media…
Update: It has come to our attention that a number of ballots have not yet been counted, so it is possible, though unlikely, that Elkarra could still win the seat, since almost all of the untallied votes would have to break in this candidates favor. Given the Democrat machine nature of Sacramento politics such a turn about can't entirely be dismissed.
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