"Weich's letter to U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick and her colleagues points to two excerpts of trial testimony from FBI Special Agent Lara Burns. Both deal with conversations leading up to CAIR's original formation.
"In one, she reads from transcripts from a secret 1993 gathering of Hamas supporters in Philadelphia where the group talks of creating a new organization with a fairly innocuous sounding name. She read comments from Holy Land Foundation President Shukri Abu Baker explain the new entity should present a benign face compared to existing Islamist groups:
"'And let's not hoist a large Islamic flag, and let's not be barbaric-talking. We will remain a front so that if the thing happens, we will benefit from the new happenings instead of having all of our organizations classified and exposed.'
"In the other, Burns describes an exhibit which shows CAIR listed on a Palestine Committee agenda within weeks of its 1994 creation."
Really though, that is not proof, as such comments do not have to mean how the Zionists want the world to take them. In addition, I would want to know more about FBI Special Agent Lara Burns. What's her ideology and religion, etc.? What "special" affinity does she have for the Zionist, war-criminal Project for instance? She may have none, but I would still want to know. I have long-since reached the point where I never simply take the Zionist/Mossad word for anything, and the linked site is Zionist through-and-through.
At any rate, I'm not convinced that Hamas should be viewed as more terroristic than is the Zionist Project. In fact, I'm quite sure it shouldn't.
Also, there is this: "Cross examination of government witness FBI Special Agent Lara Burns began Wednesday in the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) trial in Dallas, Texas. Abdulrahman Odeh's lawyer, Greg Westfall, was the first to cross examine Agent Burns. Westfall made the point that many of the 400 exhibits the government introduced into the record via Agent Burns were prior to the January 1995 designation of HAMAS [as a terrorist group] by President Clinton."
Now, that matters even if only on the mundane level. You will notice that "The Investigative Project on Terrorism" didn't offer up any countervailing arguments. That's an example of why I don't trust them and neither should you.