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*The Towering Evidence Against the Holy Land Foundation
This behavior and Islamist commentary which exploits personal practices of the Muslim faith in order to make public statements and impose the mandates of one’s personal faith upon general society is classical behavior for Islamists. We saw it with the flying imams and now we see it with demands for the accommodation of an entire school time schedule for Muslim prayer obligations ... Islamist organizations, like CAIR who never met a demand from rigid Muslims they didn’t like, will continue to demand ‘logistical requirements of faith’ all the while intimidating non-Muslims into allowing them to control public spaces and times. Whether cabbies in Minnesota, children at San Diego schools, or women at Michigan fitness clubs, the Islamist agenda is transparent. It’s all about accommodation with no sense of moderation. Necessary for the validity of these demands of accommodation is a deeply rigid uncompromising interpretation of Islam—salafism and Wahhabism. Flexibility and moderation would make these demands generally disappear ...
*What CAIR-Saudi Connection?
*Al-Qaida Angle Emerges in CAIR-Tied Terror Case
of his other friends,
however, are not so fashionable; for instance, his friend Christopher
Paul, who was indicted in April as part of an active al-Qaeda cell in
Columbus. Paul was planning to kill Americans at European resorts and
attacking US military installations overseas ... Al-Akhras’ friend Abdi
was charged with plotting to blow up a Columbus-area shopping mall,
providing material aid to al-Qaeda, and falsifying virtually every
element on his asylum application. Abdi is also accused on lying on a
1999 visa application to fly to Germany and Saudi Arabia, when in fact
he was traveling to Ogaden, Ethiopia for terrorist training ...
This seems to be more than just Ahmed changing the words to hide the truth from the readers, something that Ahmed’s organization, CAIR, does frequently. What he was saying, just as in the previous statements equating Hamas with Muslim religious groups, was that Islamism, a fanatic political movement, is the same as Islam, that they are interchangeable with one another. What we also learn from this is that Ahmed, himself, is a radical Muslim, because, whether what he said was true or not, only a Muslim that has been radicalized would formulate such equations regarding his/her Islamic faith. There is no surprise with this, though, as Ahmed is the leader of an organization that has intimate ties to Hamas, an organization that was created by a Hamas front, an organization that solicited money for Hamas charities, an organization whose Executive Director said he supports Hamas, an organization that had one of its leaders convicted for Hamas-related crimes, and an organization that repeatedly refuses to condemn Hamas as a terrorist group.
*CAIR Membership Falls 90% Since 9/11
The number of reported members spiraled down from more than 29,000 in 2000 to fewer than 1,700 in 2006. As a result, the Muslim rights group's annual income from dues dropped from $732,765 in 2000, when yearly dues cost $25, to $58,750 last year, when the group charged $35. The organization instead is relying on about two dozen individual donors a year ... "This is the untold story in the myth that CAIR represents the American Muslim population. They only represent their membership and donors," ... A February press release from CAIR's Chicago office says it met with Homeland Security immigration officials and made an agreement to "conduct sensitivity training to [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers and possibly prison personnel." Homeland Security officials deny such claims ... "The department does not have a formalized relationship with that particular organization," said one Homeland Security official ... "It is not uncommon for that particular organization to issue a press release attempting to overstate their interaction with the department," ...
*Defining Terror Down
Apparently the media elite spent too much time on the phone with CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) apologists to bother reading the FBI affidavit, which makes it clear they were motivated simply by Islamic jihad (as if that were anything new). It records the men saying they were willing to die killing infidels in the name of Allah. One asks who'll take care of his family. Not to worry, another responds, "Allah will take care of your wife and kids." They watched speeches by Osama bin Laden calling for jihad, videos of jihadi attacks, and videotaped messages from two of the 9/11 "martyrs." Yet the media would have none of it. AP quoted one of their fathers insisting his son "is not a terrorist." Of course not. He's a "mujahedeen," a freedom fighter. And we are the terrorists. A friend of his son confirmed he's a religious man, but he "wasn't violent at all." They never are — until they decide to slit your throat. CAIR immediately issued a warning to the media to "refrain from linking this case to the faith of Islam." And the media dutifully obliged. By defining terrorism down to appease such Muslim groups, they are committing professional malpractice, which is unconscionable in time of war. They're abdicating their duty to report the facts to a public still under threat of terrorism ...
*CAIR’s Grievance Theater, the Flying Imams and 9/11
Seven years earlier in November 1999, two Saudi students on an America West flight from Phoenix to Columbus were detained after landing because they had made repeated attempts to enter the cockpit area of the plane during the flight. In both cases, CAIR rose up to defend the offenders in question and engaged in their now standard grievance theater protest politics ...When it comes to the November 1999 incident, any mention of CAIR’s involvement or defense of the Saudi students has been scrubbed from the organization’s website. It’s no wonder, as the 9/11 Commission Report (page 521, footnote 60) explains that the FBI now considers the incident as a “dry run” for the 9/11 hijackings. And the two men involved? As the 9/11 Commission Report explains, Hamdan al-Shalawi was in Afghanistan in November 2000 training at an Al-Qaeda camp to launch “Khobar Tower”-type attacks against the US in Saudi Arabia, and Mohammad Al-Qadhaieen was arrested in June 2003 as a material witness in the 9/11 attacks. Both men were friends of Al-Qaeda recruiter, Zakaria Mustapha Soubra, who drove them to the airport that day in Qadhaieen’s car. Another friend of Shalawi is Ghassan al-Sharbi, another Al-Qaeda operative that would later be captured in Pakistan with high-level Al-Qaeda leader Abu Zubaida...
*CAIR And Hate Crimes Fabrication
CAIR Chairman Elected to Board of ACLU
*CAIR vs. Human Rights
declared the summit illegitimate because few of the participants are
"practicing Muslims," and those who are, it claims, are merely pawns
playing into the hands of "Islamophobes." "In order to have legitimate
reform, you need to have the right messengers," asserted CAIR spokesman
Ahmed Bedier. And who might that be? The four CAIR executives who have
been successfully prosecuted on terrorism- related charges? The CAIR
co-founder who said the Quran should replace the U.S. Constitution as
"the highest authority in America"? ... Fittingly, CAIR's Bedier balked
when summit delegate Tawfik Hamid, a former terrorist, challenged him
to denounce Saudi sharia law for "killing apostates, beating women and
stoning women." ... Just a handful of reformers gathered in Florida
made CAIR squirm ...
Awad, true to form and right from the CAIR playbook, immediately goes on the offensive to defend CAIR’s so-called “honor”. Awad denied the charges that CAIR has any links to terror groups and claims a “deliberate smear campaign” by individuals whom support Israel are behind efforts to smear the Muslim community and silence its voice ... we believe that the "fall in respect" by the average American for Islam as a religion can be directly tied to activities by CAIR to undermine our country, prepare North America for conversion to an Islamic thugocracy, and CAIR’s obvious ties to radical Islam ...
*Numbers Don’t Lie
An inspection of CAIR’s most recent publicly available IRS Form 990 (2004) shows for that year they received $119,029 in membership dues for that year (line 3). But at $25 per membership (the current rate is $35), that would mean that in 2004, CAIR only had 4,761 dues-paying members – less than 5,000 members out of 8 million Muslims in America. This would mean that CAIR only represents 1 out of every 1,680 Muslims. Even if a lower 6 million Muslim population figure were assumed, CAIR would still only be able to claim representation for 1 out of every 1,260 Muslims for that year ...
*Were We Unfair To CAIR?
Ibrahim Hooper Whines & Dodges the Truth (Salon's Jake Tapper responds)
The rest of Hooper's complaints, however, have no merit, and in fact typify the type of obfuscation CAIR regularly engages in when faced with criticism. Hooper claims I somehow have twisted his words over his inability to offer an unqualified condemnation of Osama bin Laden. He does so by -- again -- refusing to offer an unqualified condemnation of bin Laden. Hooper also never even mentions Hamas and Hezbollah, despite the fact that a major part of the story -- and point of serious concern among Muslim critics of CAIR -- is that CAIR and the AMC tacitly support these groups, which the U.S. State Department classifies as "terrorist" for killing Israeli civilians in terrorist acts and, in the case of Hezbollah, American soldiers. Also notice that Hooper continues to refuse to clarify CAIR's position on the "innocence" of the civilian victims of terrorism. Fundamentalist supporters of Hamas and Hezbollah are known to consider Jews and Israelis evil, and therefore justify murdering them, even children. They do not consider it to be terrorism. But instead of clarifying that that is not the position of CAIR, Hooper writes that that the group does not believe in a "hierarchy in which some civilian victims of terrorism are 'innocent' and others are not." Again, why the obfuscation? If CAIR believes killing civilians -- including Jewish and Israeli civilians -- is terrorism, and wrong, why not just say so? Surely most American Muslims would have no problem condemning bin Laden with no qualifications. Why can't Hooper?
*Addressing CAIR 'Empowers Islamists,' Say Moderate Muslims
cannot blindly empower
Islamists, like Gov. Ed Rendell and Rep. Joe Sestak have done, and then
wonder why we are losing the ideological battle," added Zuhdi Jasser,
chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. "CAIR's focus on
apologetics for terrorism, victimization and minority politics is
simply a distraction from their responsibility to lead the battle
within the Islamic community to defeat militancy and theocracy," ...
"As an American Muslim, I have significant concerns with CAIR and their
less-than-transparent agenda,"... "At the core, they present themselves
as a representative of a faith community, but a brief review of all
their materials demonstrates a heavily political agenda long on foreign
and domestic policy criticism and very short on spirituality. "These
politicians legitimize their faith representation and their political
representation of our faith community -- which they certainly do not
for many Muslims," he added. "Those reformers who understand that the
root cause of terrorism is political Islam will have no chance
whatsoever to win the ideological battle over the mosque if the
Islamists are repeatedly endorsed and empowered by our government."
Jasser also called CAIR's condemnations of terror "empty" and
Muslims confront Omar Ahmad as newspaper insists report of controversial remarks accurate
Ahmad told the Muslim leaders – and WND in an interview – the attribution is a "total fabrication" and assured them the newspaper, the Fremont Argus in California, issued a "clarification" after he "challenged" reporter Lisa Gardiner. That seemed to satisfy the Muslim leaders, but Gardiner told WND she continues to stand by the story, and Editor Steve Waterhouse said he's confident she got it right. After hearing that news Thursday, one of the Muslim leaders immediately resurrected the issue with his colleagues, declaring Ahmad and CAIR need to find a way "to extinguish this fire." "She was a good, solid reporter," Waterhouse said of Gardiner. "She was absolutely certain about what she said and what she reported." Gardiner, who now works for a non-profit group, told WND last week she's 100-percent sure Ahmad was the speaker and that he made those statements, pointing out nobody challenged the story at the time it was published eight years ago ... "I think Mr. Omar Ahmad and CAIR need to think hard and figure out a way to extinguish this fire,"... "The above statement is one of the most anti-Islamic, most arrogant, bullying statement[s] made in behalf of Islam. Let's strip this for good."... Critics of Ahmad and CAIR also have pointed to comments he made at a youth session of the Islamic Association for Palestine's annual convention in Chicago in 1999 in which he praised suicide bombers who "kill themselves for Islam," ... "Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide," Ahmad asserted. "They kill themselves for Islam."
*A Defeat For Islamism In America
It would be logical to assume CAIR did not want to expose its finances, its connections to foreign interests, and possibly the beliefs and intentions of its key leadership to legal process. My guess, based on the information we obtained during this case from a variety of sources, is that CAIR may have been most concerned about protecting its funding sources and its foreign backers. In truth, its leadership has been pretty open about ideology and goals ...The Whitehead case has counteracted the tactic of using U.S. courts to stifle free speech by demonstrating that the blowback from a defamation lawsuit – properly defended – is generally far worse than the harm caused by the original statements themselves...
*CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment
Perhaps the most obvious problem with CAIR is the fact that at least five of its employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported, or otherwise linked to terrorism-related charges and activities ...CAIR has also consistently defended other radical Islamic terrorists. Rather than praise the conviction of the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, it deemed this “a travesty of justice.” It labeled the extradition order for suspected Hamas terrorist Mousa Abu Marzook “anti-Islamic” and “anti-American.” CAIR has co-sponsored Yvonne Ridley, the British convert to Islam who became a Taliban enthusiast and a denier that Al-Qaeda was involved in 9-11. When four U.S. civilian contractors in Falluja were (in CAIR’s words) “ambushed in their SUV's, burned, mutilated, dragged through the streets, and then hung from a bridge spanning the Euphrates River,” CAIR issued a press release that condemned the mutilation of the corpses but stayed conspicuously silent on the actual killings ...
*Islam's Flawed Spokesmen
"There is general concern among Muslim intellectuals about how not only CAIR but some of these other organizations are claiming to speak in the name of the Muslim community, and how they're coming to be recognized by the government as spokespeople for the Muslim community in the U.S.," says Ali Asani, professor of Islamic studies at Harvard University. "That troubles people."...
*CAIR Named As Defendant In John P. O'Neill - 9/11 Lawsuit
CAIR and CAIR-Canada have, since their inception, been part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism. These organizations play a unique role in the terrorist network. They emanate from the notorious HAMAS terrorist organization and like so many of the terrorism facilitating charities named and indicted by the United States government they are engaged in fund raising under the guise of assisting humanitarian causes they are, in reality, a key player in international terrorism. The unique role played by CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to manipulate the legal systems of the United States and Canada in a manner that allows them to silence critics, analysts, commentators, media organizations, and government officials by leveling false charges of discrimination, libel, slander and defamation...
*Tampa's Racist Radio
While he underhandedly exploited the occasion of the death of Dr. King to work in CAIR’s pseudo claim of anti-Muslim bigotry, most of what Bedier said was inoffensive and harmless. But no matter the kind words, on this same radio show, another message was being sent -- that of undeniable hatred ... The other two guests were New York imam Talib Abdur-Rashid and Kentucky academic Ihsan Bagby. Both Abdur-Rashid and Bagby are leaders of the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), an African- American Islamist group founded in May of 2000, in response to the arrest of cop killer H.Rap Brown, a.k.a. Jamil Al-Amin. It took little time for the MANA duo to let out invectives directed at the white community and those black Christians that they believe are tools of the whites. The following exchange between Abdur-Rashid, Bagby and Bedier (who felt the urge to chime in with his own prejudice) took place on the radio show and exemplifies this hate talk ...
*CAIR's Al Qaeda Link Exposed
[CAIR] civil rights coordinator Randall Todd "Ismail" Royer faces federal charges that he and others "conspired to provide material support to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda organization and to his Taliban protectors in Afghanistan," according to the Washington Post. Royer is one of 11 members of an alleged "jihad network" based in northern Virginia to support al Qaeda and other Islamist terrorists. Four of the 11 already have pled guilty and are cooperating with federal authorities ...
*CAIR: The 8-Million Muslim Lie
[I]t's a wildly inflated estimate manufactured by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, something that the media could easily refute if they dared — simply by deconstructing CAIR's unscientific methodology. While the number of Muslims is growing thanks to higher birthrates and immigration, it's nowhere near CAIR's claim. Even the most generous independent estimate puts it at half that size, or 4 million ... To come up with its own figure, it hired a "respected scholar" by the name of Ihsan Bagby to lead its "study." But Bagby not only lacks independence — he's a CAIR board member — he's not even a trained demographer. Worse, he admits the number he arrived at is a "guesstimation." ...
*Kicking A CAIR Extremist Off The Human Relations Commission
Ahmad, a Phoenix-based publisher, produces two radical newspapers, the English language “Muslim Voice” and the Arabic language “Arab Voice.” The editorial position of both papers is unapologetically pro-Hamas, including a February 2006 editorial in the “Arab Voice” hailing Hamas’ election victory in the West Bank and Gaza ... Mr Ahmad further complains about the Treasury Department’s closing of the Hamas-linked charity, the Holy Land Foundation, whose leadership is set to go on trial next year for funneling millions of dollars to Hamas ... Ahmad ran an editorial cartoon depicting a moderate member of the Arizona Muslim community as a ravenous dog. That moderate is Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, an Arizona-based physician and activist. And why did Ahmad's paper attack Dr. Jasser? Because Jasser takes the time to monitor and translate Ahmad's publications and alert the local community about his fierce level of extremism ... The Arizona chapter of CAIR, along with several other pressure groups, issued a statement announcing a press conference to state their “demands,” including that the Mayor and City Council of Phoenix revoke Ahmad’s “termination and to reinstate Mr. Marwan Ahmad’s membership on the Phoenix Human Relations Commission.”...
*Sen. Boxer & CAIR Meet - Boxer's Concerns Remain
[A] spokeswoman for the California Democrat said she does not intend to give back the certificate honoring Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The senator also said the concerns prompting her to rescind his service award earlier this month haven't changed ... Boxer and her staff cited concerns about CAIR's positions on terrorist groups, contending that CAIR had refused to label Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations ...
*A Profiling In Courage (Six "Imams" Denied)
Kudos to US Airways. Risking fines and a boycott, it did the right thing this week by removing a group of Muslim men from a flight to protect its crew and passengers ... Then there's the case of Muhammed al-Qudhaieen and Hamdan al-Shalawi, two Arizona college students removed from an America West flight after twice trying to open the cockpit. The FBI suspected it was a dry run for the 9/11 hijackings, ... Defending them was none other than the leader of the six imams kicked off the US Airways flight this week. Turns out the students attended the Tucson, Ariz., mosque of Sheikh Omar Shahin, a Jordan native. Shahin has been the protesters' public face, ... In an Arizona Republic interview after 9/11, he acknowledged once supporting Osama bin Laden through his mosque in Tucson. FBI investigators believe bin Laden set up a base in Tucson. Hani Hanjour, who piloted the plane that hit the Pentagon, attended the Tucson mosque along with bin Laden's onetime personal secretary, according to the 9/11 Commission Report. Bin Laden's ex-logistics chief was president of the mosque before Shahin took over. "These people don't continue to come back to Arizona because they like the sunshine or they like the state," said FBI agent Kenneth Williams. "Something was established there, and it's been there for a long time." And Shahin appears to be in the middle of it ...CAIR asserts the imams are peace-loving patriots. "It's inappropriate to treat religious leaders that way," ...
*CAIR vs. DePaul
Newly released evidence has revealed that the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) worked privately to pressure DePaul University to fire adjunct professor Thomas Klocek for telling Muslim activist students that their views on Middle-East issues were wrong. According to a letter to DePaul’s President from CAIR’s executive director M. Yaser Tabbara, “In light of …Mr. Klocek’s biased remarks, we are requesting that the University…reprimand Mr. Klocek for his conduct by permanently dismissing him from any teaching post at DePaul University.”... John W. Mauck, attorney for Thomas Klocek, said, “These documents confirm our suspicions. Rather than protect academic freedom or even treat Thomas Klocek, a professor with a 14 year spotless track record at DePaul, the university surrendered to behind-the-scenes Muslim activist pressure. At DePaul academic freedom has been subjugated to Sharia.”...
Conyers has also masterminded House Resolution 288, which condemns “religious intolerance” but clearly singles out Islam as needing special protection from such criticism. It states that “it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form,” and “calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.” The bill was referred to the House subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2005, but Conyers, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, could rescue it from legislative oblivion ... William Gawthrop, former program manager for the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Defense Department’s Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), has noted: “There is evidence to support the contention that sources of terrorism in Islam may reside within the strategic themes of Islam,” including “the example of Muhammad, the Quran, the hadiths, Islamic law, the pillars of faith and jihad.” However, “as late as early 2006, the senior service colleges of the Department of Defense had not incorporated into their curriculum a systematic study of Muhammad as a military or political leader. As a consequence, we still do not have an in-depth understanding of the war-fighting doctrine laid down by Muhammad, how it might be applied today by an increasing number of Islamic groups, or how it might be countered.” Conyers’ resolution would effectively end any hope that the Department of Defense or any other agency would begin such study, as vitally needed as it is ...
*Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite Smacks Down CAIR's Bedier With The Truth (pdf)
it became apparent to you
that I was not willing to champion your cause in Washington, you Mr.
Bedier, made the following statement, which is so outrageous I remember
it almost verbatim. You told me that you had done research on me and
found that I was Catholic and then went on to say, "Catholic priests
pose more of a terrorism threat by having sex with young altar boys
than those who flew planes into the World Trade Center." I found
the statement so bizarre that I asked you to repeat it and, without
hesitation, you did. It was at that point that I stood up and told you
that the meeting was over. I also pointed out the fact that the
Catholic priests did not kill 3,000 innocent people, and that we knew
where the guilty preists were located and they were not hiding in caves
... Mr. Bedier, in closing, I know many fine Muslims who would be well
served by your resignation from the local CAIR
office. Your militancy and manipulation of facts does not serve them
*CAIR: How Close To Terrorism?
Elashi founded CAIR’s Texas chapter sometime before October 2000. (CAIR-Texas first appeared as an affiliate on the CAIR national website at that time.) Therefore, it is evident Elashi was a high-ranking CAIR official at the time he committed the pro-terrorist crimes for which he was convicted...Once again, we see that CAIR clouds the issue of its possible complicity in Islamic terrorism with none-too veiled threats against those who attempt to call them to account. Why can’t CAIR stand on the facts? Simple: the facts plainly do not support CAIR’s story... CAIR’s apparent ties to terrorism go beyond the merely rhetorical. Authorities have linked Randall Royer with al-Qaeda. On page 15 of the federal indictment of eleven Islamist terrorism suspects, it is charged ...
*Misguided Muslim Groups
Rather than just condemn the plot and address the scourge of Islamic extremism, Muslim groups such
as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) sought to both legitimize terror and portray Muslims as victims ...Rather than help Muslims in America, most Muslim organizations hinder them. Self-appointed representatives downplay religious extremism and focus more on the image of Muslims rather than on the loss of innocent life. They remain silent on the assault waged on liberalism by Islamists. Most Muslims in America, though, fled the Middle East for the liberal values of their adopted country ...
Hamas For Hipsters
Ahmed Rehab has his own “reality.” Born in Cairo, Egypt, Rehab has been inspired greatly by the violent Muslim Brotherhood organization that was established in his birthplace in 1928. He stated as much, when he described – on his now-defunct personal website – the founder of the Brotherhood, Hassan Al Banna, as a “Contemporary Muslim Individual who influenced me” and when he labeled Brotherhood author and philosopher, Sayyid Qutb, his “Favorite Modern Personality.” ... Ahmed Rehab was also the one to break the story – through this author – that CAIR’s parent organization, the IAP, was no longer in existence. The group had been found liable for the murder of an American boy, David Boim, during a Hamas terror operation is Israel ... Question: How close was Rehab to the IAP – one of three American organizations to be founded by the number two leader in Hamas today, Mousa Abu Marzook – that he knew of the group’s closure before anyone else? ...
*Muslims, CAIR, and the Seeing-Eye Dog Problem
Muslim taxi drivers refusing to allow the guide dogs into their cars is a recurring theme. In July 1997, for example, a New Orleans taxi driver, Mahmoud Awad, got so incensed at his passenger, Sandi Dewdney, trying to bring a dog into the cab that he physically yanked her out of it by the arm while yelling "No dog, No dog, Get out, get out." He harmed her broken wrist. To this, CAIR replied by pointing out that "the saliva of dogs invalidates the ritual purity needed for prayer" and left it to the scholars of Islam to decide whether a guide dog should be allowed in a cab. The judge, after researching Islamic attitudes and finding no support for the driver's claims, called his behavior "a total disgrace." Awad pled guilty to battery and was sentenced to 120 days of community service at the Lighthouse for the Blind ...
*Are We Ignorant Or Are They Violent?
As usual, saying anything bad about Islam means the now-expected rioting and the calling for the death to whoever spoke out of turn. Which is part of my confusion …We’re always told that Muslims mean us no harm (tell that to those in the Towers, the Pentagon, and that field in Pennsylvania). We’re always told that they’re a peaceful lot, and we just don’t understand their culture. If that’s the case, why is it whenever someone disses them or their religion of peace, love, and tolerance, they always riot, burn down buildings, and sometimes kill people? ... Madonna is currently touring the world and performing a mock crucifixion just to tick off the religious. Madonna’s been doing this for awhile, yet I don’t remember one Catholic riot occurring ...
*CAIR’s Catholic Blood Money
At a press conference, on Thursday, September 21, Ahmed Bedier, the Director of CAIR’s Tampa office, and Rev. Robert Gibbons, the Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, held aloft a large poster-board check for $5000 bearing CAIR’s insignia. The money was said to be for the half-dozen churches that had been attacked, five of which were firebombed and shot at, the other doused with gasoline and set aflame ... On September 25, on WTVT-Tampa’s ‘Your Turn with Kathy Fountain,’ Bedier lashed out at the Pope, the figure whose picture adorns the website of the CNEWA, the group CAIR is raising money through. Bedier angrily stated, “He said his intention was to start a dialogue. Well, if you want to start a dialogue with someone, you don’t start it off by slapping them across the face and calling them names and say, ‘Well, now let’s talk.’” It seems CAIR was acting in the same disrespectful manner towards Catholicism’s most revered, as it was accusing the Pope of acting towards Islam’s most revered ...
*CAIR Doth Protest Too Much
As usual, CAIR is casting itself in the role of defender and spokesman for all Muslims. In so doing, it portrays the latter as a community of victims who are defamed anytime someone points out that there is an ideology - call it Islamofascism - that masquerades as a faith, yet is distinct from Islam. What utter rubbish ...By making a distinction, on the one hand, between those Muslims in America, and elsewhere, who are peaceable, law-abiding and tolerant, and, on the other, Islamofascists who are killing and intimidating them as a precursor to dominating the rest of us, Mr. Bush is doing the exact opposite of what CAIR's Ahmed claims: "equat[ing] the religion of peace [Islam] with the ugliness of fascism." He decidedly is not "feed[ing] the perception that the war on terror is actually a war on Islam." To the contrary, he is indicating that those who use Islam to justify and provide political cover for their totalitarian aggression are at odds not only with America but with Islam, itself ...
*CAIR, Assault And Videotape?
An attendee of the “Stop the Terror Rally” sponsored by the Council for America-Islamic Relations – Ohio held at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Friday July 28 says she was twice assaulted by CAIR’s National Vice-Chairman, Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras, when she asked too many questions about the organization’s apparent support for Hezbollah terrorists. Fortunately, she caught it all on tape ... At 5’3” and 100 pounds, “ciaospirit” is not a physically intimidating figure. Yet she says Dr. Al-Akhras assaulted her a second time as she was filming him as he addressed the rally ...
*A Saudi Turki in Miami [Bobs & Weaves On CAIR]
Kaufman: Recently, you participated in an event sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), held at the Mosque Foundation, in Bridgeview, in April – Chicago… Both of these organizations are entities that have been known to have affiliations with Hamas. As Ambassador to the United…Prince Turki: If they did have these affiliations with Hamas, do you think your government would let them exist?
Kaufman: Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.
Prince Turki: Believe me, if your government says they have anything to do with Hamas, they would have shut them down.
Kaufman: These things have been reported.
Prince Turki: Reported by whom? Your government is the authority on these issues. The Kingdom does not support Hamas as a terrorist organization or any otherwise. We have not sent money to Hamas, nor do we send money to Hamas. What we do is we support the Palestinian people.
Kaufman: If these two organizations [CAIR and the Mosque Foundation] are found to have been supportive of Hamas, would you denounce them, like you eventually did bin Laden?
Prince Turki: That is for your government to find out. That is for your government to decide ...
*The ABC's Of Radical Islam
ABC then parrots the CAIR line that there are 7 million Muslims in the United States. Where did that number come from? In 2001, CAIR commissioned a survey, which fraudulently claimed, "Estimates of a total Muslim population of 6-7 million in America seem reasonable in light of the figure of 2 million Muslims who associate with a mosque." ABC, and other gullible members of the media, have uncritically swallowed and regurgitated this figure ... Last year, the Pew Center for Research conducted its own poll on American Muslims in May 2007, which stated, "The total Muslim American population is estimated at 2.35 million, .. If CAIR can't even be trusted on the most basic of figures, why trust any of their other numbers? And how can anyone trust ABC if they cite a Hamas- front group as a source rather than the Pew Center? The ABC story was linked to a Primetime broadcast in which an actor posed as a bakery shop worker who berated a Muslim customer wearing a hijab with intense bigotry. The stunt was a test to see how other customers would react ... The issue is not the sociological experiment, but the network's sanitizing and parroting of a radical Islamist organization's misleading statements. In the past year, the U.S. Justice Department tabbed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case; described it as "affiliated with Hamas' in a related filing; and, in December asserted "CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists." Only ABC can explain why it ignored these facts in buying into propaganda from a Hamas front group ...
*CAIR Fifth Columnists and Multiculturalists
In the realm of terrorism, the threat to America is not just concerning dirty bombs and terror cells. It’s not just about planes flying into buildings or suicide vests. No, the threat is a lot greater than that – a solid infrastructure finely cultivated into our society, paid for, at least in part, by Saudi royalty. It was created not to promote the values of our nation, but, instead, to impose Islamic law. A large part of that infrastructure is the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR. On one fine spring day this month, two institutions that we as Americans rely on – one from each of America’s coasts – gave CAIR the things that it so ardently craves and needs to survive -- cover and legitimization ...
*Does "Free Darfur" Harbor Genocide Supporters?
At least two organizations that labor on behalf of the persecuted people of Darfur—The Wilberforce Forum and the Institute on Religion and Democracy--declined to join the 160-member Save Darfur Coalition because of its decision to include The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR),... “Frankly, I think CAIR’s role in this is to scrub up their image. Where’s the money? Where’s the heavy lifting? I don’t see them risking their reputation and money to help the people of Darfur,” ...“They (CAIR) have worrisome ties to terror groups, and in the past they have denied the existence of slavery in Southern Sudan. That’s why we didn’t join the Coalition, ...”
*CAIR (CAIR-Canada) Loses Another Lawsuit
Through the dedication of my family and many committed civil libertarians, including courageous colleagues of Muslim background, we prevailed against CAIR-CAN and Dr. Khan. CAIR-CAN and Dr. Khan dropped their suit, cold. No damages, no costs, no apology, no clarification ... It is for others to decide why CAIR-CAN balked at the prospect of proceeding to trial. It is unknown whether this unease stemmed from concern about the detailed review and disclosures that would derive from such proceedings. Or whether the collapse of its mother organization’s US $1.35 million libel case against the American Anti-CAIR organization ,[played a part]. We do not know whether it was the unearthing of a December 2003 court document in which Dr. Khan had sworn to CAIR-CAN’s subsidiary status in relation to the troubling US CAIR group. Perhaps it was a concern that, on the witness stand, CAIR-CAN officials would be asked to answer the questions I had asked about that relationship on CFRA radio ...
*CAIR And Islamic Jihad
of the blog comments offered
prayers to the Wultz family. Others dealt with the terrorist
groups’ reactions to Wultz’s injuries. In an interview with Aaron
KleinWorld Net Daily, Abu Ayman, a PIJ leader, said, “Our hero believed
in Allah and died while fighting for Allah but your pig was killed in a
restaurant in an area full of prostitution.” And Abu Nasser, a
leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the other group responsible for
the attack, stated, “This is a gift from Allah. We wish this
young dog will go directly with no transit to hell.” With
comments such as these and others made before them, posters on LGF were
understandably upset. CAIR
strangely left all of that out. Why?
*Saudi Charity Begins...Nowhere
Instead of blaming America and the West, as CAIR constantly does, it could initiate the establishment
of a new Muslim foundation with a similar mission to that of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This new Muslim foundation could supply immunization, HIV and anti-malarial medication, and medical means to reduce cervical cancer incidence and deaths in poor Muslim countries, feed millions of refugees from Muslim atrocities in Darfur, and generally “bring innovations in health” to Third World Muslim countries ... Yet, despite all this wealth, Muslim charities do not focus on alleviating the suffering of millions of poor Muslims and provide for their economic development the way the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) does. Instead, Muslim charities, led by the Saudis, continue to pour billions into madrassas to spread Wahhabism and hatred of the West around the globe – and not only in the Muslim world ...
*The Truth About Hamas--And Its Followers
By coincidence, just as the Anti-CAIR and Harris lawsuits were being shut down, Yale University Press released the most detailed study of the Hamas terror group ever offered to readers without a security clearance. The book is Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad; the author is Matthew Levitt, the chief intelligence officer of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and one of the world's leading experts on Hamas... The Post excerpts described Hamas's indoctrination of young people, Hamas' electoral strategy in the Palestinian Authority and the close co-ordination between Hamas' social-welfare projects, its terrorism and its overall ideological mission of building a global Islamic caliphate ... Nobody associated with CAIR-Canada has been charged with any criminal misconduct. Internal CAIR-Canada documents uncovered during CAIR's litigation against the National Post suggested, however, that 70% of CAIR-Canada's revenues were forwarded to CAIR in the United States...
A Night of Hamas "Heroes"
In an article he had written for ‘The Minnesota Daily,’ an independent newspaper at the University of Minnesota where he was active at the time in the Muslim Students Association, Awad discussed his experience in Bosnia. He wrote admiringly of the soldiers of the Bosnian Army, who he said, “courageously [stood] up to the might of Serbian tanks and planes” and who “wore patches carrying the Islamic declaration of faith.” ...It was around this time that Nihad Awad got involved with the Islamic Association for Palestine, or in Awad’s words: “After the Gulf War was over, I was offered a job with the Islamic Association for Palestine as their public relations director.” He took the job, ... The Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) is widely regarded as the “primary voice in the United States” of the terrorist group Hamas. The IAP was founded by Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, a “senior political leader” of Hamas ...
CAIR: Respected or Feared?
You might think that with this kind of potential public relations baggage, CAIR would be running for cover. But you would be wrong because CAIR is not just the most respected Muslim advocacy group
in the United States, it's also the most feared. Attack CAIR and you could get sued or threatened with
a lawsuit or a boycott, as a number of media entities and companies have discovered ...
*CAIR For Governor?
This is not the only time Congressman Davis has been associated with Al-Arian. Only one year after the Al-Arian campaign contribution surfaced, in March of 2004, Davis had been a featured speaker at an event sponsored by the Tampa Bay Muslim Alliance (TBMA), an organization co-founded by Al-Arian. The event, the Eighth Annual Islamic Charity Festival, also featured then-candidate for U.S. Senate and former University of South Florida (USF) President, Betty Castor. According to incorporation papers, Al-Arian was a Director for TBMA from its June 2000 inception till the time of his arrest. Three of the individuals that had been involved with TBMA, during Al-Arian’s tenure, Husain Nagamia*, Rasheed Hakki and Hakim Aquil**, are still with the group today ...
*Darfur, Sudan: “We Don't Have Enough Knowledge Of The Situation To Make Judgments." Why doesn’t CAIR’s voice have the knowledge to make a judgment today? Could it be that a racist, genocidal regime in Khartoum, being Wahhabi Arab Muslim, meets CAIR’s approval? Is it just possible that the Darfur Muslims “aren’t Muslim enough”? That the Darfur Muslims don’t gallop about the hinterland murdering, raping, stealing, cutting off various body parts, and enslaving other Muslims while spreading the “Islam is peace” message of their Wahhabi oppressors? ... Isn’t it odd that CAIR, “America’s premier Muslim Civil Rights Group”, will say nothing in defense of non-violent Muslims who are being systematically “cleansed” by militant Islamists?...
*Telephoning The Enemy
By its own court filings, then, CAIR conclusively established its multiple communications with persons suspected of connections with terrorists. More than merely denying CAIR's request for GETS privileges, the American government should consider cutting the organization's telephone lines in the event of a national emergency ...
*FBI 'Bridges' to Terror
Starting in 1995, in his position as chief of the FBI’s counter-terrorism section, O’Neill became absorbed with tracking the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and his global network of terrorists. But that search ended, shortly after a plane slammed into the building that he was stationed at, the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It was there that John Patrick O’Neill lost his life, while trying to do what he did best – be a hero. In an act that could only be seen as a way to dishonor his memory, the organization he gave his blood and guts for took part in an event being sponsored by one of the defendants in the lawsuit for his murder... In Estate of John P. O'Neill, Sr. et al. vs. Al Baraka Investment and Development Corporation, it is stated, “Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada (collectively, CAIR), have aided, abetted, and materially sponsored al Qaeda and international terrorism …
*'Cancer In Its Midst'
Night after night, I see Muslim national organizations like the Council for American-Islamic Relations,
or CAIR, cry out over and over about anecdotal victimization while saying and doing absolutely nothing about the most vile hate-speak and actions toward Jews and Christians in the Muslim world. It is the most self-serving of outrage ... When I hear a sermon in a mosque about the horrors of Israeli occupation, I know that the political arena has taken over the spiritual one. When I see the actions of suicide bombers praised or excused by religious leaders, I know that this politicization is complete. But the current Muslim leadership in groups like CAIR and others want only to talk of victimization. So, it is now high time for a new movement by Muslims in America and the West ...
*CAIR April Fools
Once every year, CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations gathers its followers in various ‘hot spots’ around the nation to raise money and flaunt its homemade status as a “civil liberties group,” in an attempt to convince the world that they are something which they are not...Since CAIR has been
in existence, it has lost a Civil Rights Coordinator, a fundraiser, a Director of Community Relations,
and a founding Director of its Texas Chapter, all through conviction or deportation. CAIR is currently the defendant in a lawsuit put forward by the family of an FBI agent for his murder, during the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Bringing Ahmed into its organization, the ACLU gives CAIR the legitimacy it both craves and needs to survive ...
*Anti-CAIR Files Discovery Documents
Defendant and Counterclaim Plaintiff Andrew Whitehead, by counsel and pursuant to Rule 4:8 ... Ask that the Plaintiff and Counterclaim Defendant COUNCIL ON AMERICAN - ISLAMIC RELATIONS, INC, ("CAIR") answer the following Interrogatories in writing and under oath within twenty-one days after receipt ...
Supporting Front Group CAIR
Wants Investigation Into FBI Shooting Of Pistol-Packing Cleric Who
Agents During Arrest
Will Expect You To Do Their Work...Does Little Primary Research...Fears
Charges Of Inaccuracy"
Thanks to CAIR, 42 brave American Soldiers were gunned down by an Islamic nut in Texas. That’s right, thanks to CAIR...
In a previous column I noted my brief, but telling run-in with a CAIR representative on a discussion involving racial profiling after 9/11 on a Los Angeles radio program. What always gets me going is when any, yes, ANY fringe group tries to compare their inconvenience to what blacks went through prior to and during the civil rights era. There is no comparison, unless you are ready to be called a racist to make you back down....Now while most have no problem with the understanding of any religion, in this case it doesn't seem like dialogue was encouraged; just demands. As far as protecting civil liberties, that sounds nice especially considering how civil liberties are approached in some of the countries Muslims escape to settle here...That's right; I said it. ESCAPE...
*CAIR Rep Dawud Walid Skirts Criticism of Hamas Comments
It's not surprising that Walid wanted to avoid the issue, considering the heat that his organization, CAIR, has taken for its ties to Hamas..."CAIR has been identified by the government at trial as a participant in an ongoing and ultimately unlawful conspiracy to support a designated terrorist organization, a conspiracy from which CAIR never withdrew"
*The Hijab That Wasn't*CAIR's Double Standard
Indeed, much of what CAIR produces is not all it appears to be — as was graphically illustrated this week by a misadventure in photo retouching at CAIR’s website. A photograph posted at CAIR’s website depicted “leaders of the interfaith community gathered for an interfaith candlelight vigil…to mark the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.” One of these leaders — who appeared to be Samina Faheem Sundas, editor of the American Muslim Voice — was standing prominently between the male speaker at the podium and two other Muslim women. Those women were standing submissively with hands clasped in front and eyes cast downward, hijabs showing prominently in the picture. But there was something suspicious about the hijab worn by the woman resembling Sundas: she wasn’t actually wearing one. The one she had on in the picture was crudely drawn on her head by a retoucher. What’s more, two women in the crowd also sported drawn-on hijabs. Someone at CAIR evidently thought that posting a photo of bareheaded women would cast doubts upon the organization’s Islamic correctness...
*Sheik Abdul Hadi Palazzi On CAIR And Hamas
Though it claims to represent moderate Muslims, Palazzi calls the Washington, D.C.-based lobby group the "U.S. section of Hamas." ... CAIR president "Nihad Awad is a leader of Hamas in the same way that Sami al-Arian was a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad," ...
*CAIR's Ismail Royer Pleads Guilty
At the time Mr. Royer committed crimes, he was in a leadership position at the Council on American-Islamic Relations,... It should be noted that years earlier, as a student, Royer worked a short period with CAIR before he joined Bosnian Forces fighting Serbs in 1994. ... We believe we know why Mr. Royer is “persona non grata” at CAIR, but we'd like to see the general MEDIA ask CAIR why they have turned their backs on Ismail Royer, and how his guilty plea affects CAIR?...
*Whose Side Is CAIR On?
CAIR has repeatedly stated in the past that it is committed to partnering with law enforcement to battle radical Islam. However, instead of congratulating the FBI for capturing two Muslims who posed a threat to public safety and cast the Muslim community in a bad light, CAIR seems to be more concerned about "entrapment" and "informants."... Does CAIR believe the use of undercover agents to identify and arrest violent extremists before they harm innocent Americans is a problem?...
*Terror in the Skies, Again? Praying In The Skies
In an attempt to better understand a Muslim's need to pray on airplanes, I called the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and spoke with Ibrahim Hopper, director of media relations ..."If Muslims can't pray in the bathroom," I asked, "then why did the man tell a flight attendant he was praying in the bathroom?" "He probably said he was getting ready for prayer," Hopper reasoned, adding that men on the Cyprus flight were "likely making wudu in the bathroom." Wudu is the Islamic ritual of cleansing oneself with water before prayer. And because wudu involves washing the body (feet, face, arms, ears, nose), Ibrahim Hopper suggested that was why there was "bumping on the walls."... Siddiqui elaborated: "This morning, early, I was in Indianapolis. I prayed in the airport there. When it's time to pray, we [Muslims] pray. I sometimes pray in my seat. Prayer can be amended on airplanes...And as for wudu, Siddiqui clarified that "you can do that on the plane or on the ground." So, according to a well-respected Islamic scholar, Muslims can pray on planes without locking themselves in a bathroom and banging on the walls. Why, then, is CAIR defending suspicious behavior in the name of religion? And why are airlines unwilling to prosecute passengers who disobey flight crews in the name of religion?...
*We Have Right To Know Truth About CAIR
In less than five minutes of air time, the person responsible for putting forth a favorable presentation of CAIR hung up, leaving the audience with nothing to warrant a change in opinion of him, his organization or his religion. I had assured the gentleman prior to his agreeing to appear that I would not seek to embarrass or diminish him, but I also assured him I would ask straightforward questions. His rhetoric almost immediately degenerated into a puerile phonemic tirade, with him accusing me of "advocating genocide" and of saying "every Muslim on the planet is a member of terrorist organization." He fomented: "You'd kill me, you'd kill my family, you'd kill every member of my mosque"... – none of which had I even remotely suggested. I submit he is in a much better position to know who within his element is a terrorist than I...CAIR may think it fair to accuse anyone who questions, doubts or seeks validation of their integrity of suggesting every Muslim is a terrorist. But in reality, it is fair to raise the question of how a devout Muslim can also be a loyal citizen
of an infidel state like America...
*Michael Graham, Killed In Action
It must be said as well that some of CAIR’s associates have gone beyond providing covering fire in the War of Ideas for terrorists, their causes and Saudi and other funders. In fact, three of the organization’s officials – Ghassan Elashi, Bassem Khafagi and Randall Royer – have been arrested in recent years and charged with direct involvement in terrorism-related activities. CAIR’s troubling behavior and associations precipitated a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, chaired by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), on the eve of the second anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. In the course of this hearing called to explore “Terrorism: Two Years After 9/11, Connecting the Dots,” Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that CAIR has “intimate links with Hamas,” and “ties to terrorism.” Even Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), who has long defended dubious American-Muslim organizations, noted that CAIR is “unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect.”...
*A Muslim Against Terror (& CAIR)
I denounce the so-called Islamic organizations such as CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations), which constantly tells Muslims in America that they are in danger from some sort of non-existent plot to defame Islam. These fear-mongering organizations succeed because their followers are too ignorant of their own religion and history to see them as liars and hypocrites. CAIR should be helping Muslims to become part of the “American Fabric,” to co-operate, and integrate into our society. Instead, CAIR pushes Muslims into a kind of emotional helplessness, trying to force upon them the unpleasant gratification of feeling themselves victims, and then filling them with a sort of lurking, sardonic consciousness that the “victim” is stronger than the “victimizer.” In the end they want the victims to pull down their victimizer like a pack of hyenas on an unwary lion… America. The victimization by America, however, is false. The real victimizer is CAIR itself. Expose their Wahabbi Saudi backed agenda. Muslims are not in danger from or in America.
America and Muslims are in danger from CAIR ...
*Nihad Awad Snubs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security
CAIR Executive Director, Mr. Nihad Awad, quotes an interview with a past director of counterterrorism for the CIA in which the former director clearly states that both Hamas and Islamic Jihad have an infrastructure in the U.S. and he uses this as a defense against the accusations made by Mr. Emerson? Is Mr. Awad implying that CAIR approves of the presence of these two Islamist terrorist groups in the United States? If so, Mr. Awad seriously underestimates the amount of anger and disgust this will engender among Americans toward both he and CAIR ... Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad have terror murdered Americans abroad, both are present in our country today, both are a clear and present danger to our safety and security and yet we should accept their presence because a former CIA counterterrorism director says, “…has never targeted Americans here…it would be counterproductive to their cause. (T)heir focus is Israel and occupied territories.” ...
*CAIR's Phony Fatwa
For starters, the fatwa never defines "innocent lives" and condemns killing someone "unjustly." This represents a hole big enough to drive a Hummer through. Terrorism expert Steven Emerson said, "It [the fatwa] does not condemn by name any Islamic group or leader. In short, it is a fake fatwa designed merely to deceive the American public into believing that these groups are moderate. In fact, officials of both organizations [FCNA and CAIR] have been directly linked to and associated with Islamic terrorist groups and Islamic extremist organizations. One of them is an unindicted co-conspirator in a current terrorist case; another previous member was a financier to al-Qaeda."..."CAIR has repeatedly attacked the prosecutions of Islamic terrorists arrested and/or convicted since 9/11 and has attacked the government's freezing of Islamic terrorist fronts as part of a 'war against Islam' by the United States. CAIR has led protests against the deportation of radical Islamic clerics who have called for jihad or who have been fundraisers for Hamas."...
We now find ourselves fighting a new enemy. An enemy that mocks us as they hide behind our Constitution; an enemy, entrenched and protected by a phalanx of attorneys and sycophants, ready to pounce at the first sign of our weakness; an enemy that demands that the police power of the state defend their “rights”, but would deny these same rights to other Americans; an enemy that accepts funding and support from foreign countries that support terrorists...We don’t listen to the ranting of Osama Bin Laden, why must we listen to the provocative, insulting statements of Mr. Nihad Awad? “I support Hamas!”, ... indeed you do, Mr. Awad and "thank you" for reminding us...
*CAIR's Chairman Omar Ahmad Denied Retraction
Once again, Mr. Ahmad is caught telling the truth about CAIR and he doesn’t enjoy being exposed. His attempt to seek a retraction was cut short, and we at ACAIR look forward to Mr. Ahmad accusing the Tri-Valley Herald of “Islamophobia” - the standard CAIR response to reporting about topics that they dislike....We encourage other newspapers in America to take up the standard set by the
Tri-Valley Herald and report the truth about CAIR...
*CAIR: Refusing To Tell The Truth About Royer
On Tuesday, 15 February, the popular Fox Television program “Hannity & Colmes” had Ahmed Bedier, Communications Director for the State of Florida Council on American – Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) as a guest...We believe the facts show that Randall Royer, who recently was convicted of terror-related activity on behalf of America's enemies, was actually engaged in illegal, pro-Islamist terrorist activity while he was working for CAIR...
At the Islamic Association of Palestine's third annual convention in Chicago in November 1999, CAIR President Omar Ahmad gave a speech at a youth session praising suicide bombers who "kill themselves for Islam." "Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam-that is not suicide ... They kill themselves for Islam, ..."
*The CAIR-Terror Connection
Besides the Holy Land Foundation, Ghassan Elashi was also involved with CAIR. In fact, Elashi was one of the founding board members of CAIR’s Texas chapter. What this means is that CAIR didn’t just stick a link to the Holy Land Foundation on its website, but instead, CAIR was directly linked to the Holy Land Foundation itself!...
*PC War On Terror
It wasn't the so-called fatwa against terrorism issued by the Fiqh Council of North America and ballyhooed by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Despite the pc-cheers, this fatwa failed to define "terrorism" and "civilian"two key terms that other Islamic rulings have interpreted to condone the killing of Americans and Israelis. Given the two sponsoring groups' links to terrorist organizations (see Steven Emerson's summary at the Counterterrorism Blog), it's worth wondering whether their fatwa applied, for example, to "terrorism" against "civilians" fomented by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad ... Because CAIR -- a Hamas-linked organization with, as Daniel Pipes recently pointed out, "five current or former affiliates arrested, convicted or deported on terrorism-related charges" (DanielPipes.org) -- put pressure on the station to do so. TThhe reaction? As of the Saturday morning after the Thursday night Mr. Graham was suspended, he took to his blog to thank listeners for the 10,000 emails or so that he estimated had been sent to the station
on his behalf. By Tuesday, he was begging people to stop: "The volume of calls and emails is hurting the ability of some very good people to do their jobs, and trust me -- your message has been received."...
*CAIRing for Sami Al-Arian
And yes, Ahmed Bedier has acted as Sami Al-Arian’s spokesman. One Google search on the internet of both their names provides over 200 results… mostly news stories containing quotes from Bedier about Al-Arian and his legal troubles. He was even the motivating force in trying to get Al-Arian’s trial moved out of Tampa!...After the event was over, I went up to Bedier to grill him some more. One of his oversized lackeys, Suhai, patted me on the shoulder and said that, thanks to me, he was even more fervent in his cause. During the event, Bedier had motioned towards Suhai to bring him a camera, so he could take pictures of me and my colleague...
*Islamic Hall Of Shame
The game of claiming to have condemned Islamic terrorism or even radical Islam without actually
doing so is one that has been mastered by many Muslim leaders. Ibish mocks the idea that Nawash
is the first leader of a Muslim political organization to condemn Islamic terrorism and radical Islam, but when he was given the chance to do just that on CNN regarding al-Arian’s call to jihad, Ibish actually defended the accused terrorist. To date, Ibish has devoted more ink to attacking Nawash than all radical Muslims—combined...
*Fake Muslim Hate Crimes: Where's The Apology, CAIR?
"Stunned?" The Muslim lobby's gullible hate crime howlers have been duped before. Muslim self-arsonists and self-grafitti vandals have been a recurring post-Sept. 11 problem....Oh, and still no apology from CAIR and its ilk for continuing to perpetuate the myth of "growing Islamophobic prejudice" and for smearing the most tolerant nation of earth...
*CAIR's Shameful Silence
CAIR’s spokesman was given the opportunity to condemn Hamas and Islamic Jihad by the Washington Post in November 2001. His response was telling: “It’s not our job to go around denouncing.” Asked a similar question about Hamas and Hezbollah by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in February 2002, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper called such queries a “game” and explained, “We’re not in the business of condemning.”
But when Israel is to blame, CAIR seems to be very much “in the business of condemning.” ...
*CAIR's War On National Review
In fact, however, The Life and Religion of Mohammed is not “anti-Muslim hate literature.” It was written over eighty years ago by Fr. J. L. Menezes, a Roman Catholic priest who was a missionary in India. I have read it, and there is nothing inflammatory or inciteful in it; in fact, it is suffused with a pastoral love for Muslims... “Hooper said anti-Muslim rhetoric often leads to discrimination and even violence.” Fr. Menezes calls for no violence. Everything he says about Muhammad is, as I have shown, easily established from Islamic sources. What this charge does is attempt to divert attention from the real violence committed by jihadists today to a chimera of violence against Muslims in America, and thereby silence criticism of Islam and, in particular, investigations of the sources of Islamic terror in the Qur’an and Sunnah...
*CAIR: The Story, ... and the Rest of The Story
Mr. Hemeidan should know that the Muslim experience in America has nothing in common with the black experience of the 60's. For him to say otherwise is an insult to all those Americans who fought the hard battles for civil rights....Islam in America has no one to compare with Dr. Martin Luther King for the simple reason that Muslims are not being oppressed anywhere in the United States today by government policy...
*What Happened To Unconditional Surrender?
As part of its continuing disinformation campaign in America (reminiscent of Nazi, Soviet and Japanese propaganda of the not-too-distant past), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is providing public service announcements to American television stations titled "Not in the Name of Islam."...It is helpful to quote what two prominent senators have said about CAIR: "(CAIR is) unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect," said Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat. "We know (CAIR) has ties to terrorism," added Charles Schumer, New York Democrat ...What if the "moderates" are too intimidated to speak out for fear they will be killed? If that is the case, it is all the more reason to declare total war on the jihadists, because that is what they have declared on us...
*CAIR's Radical Nexus
passionate defense of the Elashis is no coincidence. In fact, the
incestuous connections between CAIR, the Elashi family, and two key
players in Hamas's
*The Muslim Hate Crime That Wasn't
It certainly was a symbol -- a symbol of the knee-jerk penchant among some civil rights groups and their enablers to cry racism, claim discrimination, and criticize U.S. law enforcement authorities for not doing enough to stop "hate crimes."... It turns out, you see, that the burnt Koran was left at the mosque by - a Muslim student. The student said he placed the book and other fire-damaged materials in a bag and left the bag at the Islamic Center with a note, which apparently blew away."...
*CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense
But CAIR is part of the Wahhabi Lobby, so (unlike the mainstream media reporters) we thought it a good idea to take a closer look at the report. We examined in detail some “examples of anti-Muslim hate crime reports received by CAIR in 2004,” on p. 43, plus some “samples” on p. 53 and discovered a pattern of sloppiness, exaggeration, and distortion: ... CAIR cites the July 9, 2004 case of apparent arson at a Muslim-owned grocery store in Everett, Washington. But investigators quickly determined that Mirza Akram, the store’s operator, staged the arson to avoid meeting his scheduled payments and to collect on an insurance policy. Although Akram’s antics were long ago exposed as a fraud, CAIR continues to list this case as an anti-Muslim hate crime...
*CAIR Condemns"24"-Won't Condemn Islamic Terrorists
Instead of kudos, though, “24” has courted considerable controversy. Making the most hay has been CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which bills itself as “America's largest Muslim civil liberties group.” A CAIR spokesman complained to Entertainment Weekly, “They are creating a new stereotype.”... What “new” stereotype? Muslims as terrorists? Blame the news for that one. Wait, no, blame the Jihadists the world over who still wish “death to America.” ...
*CAIR Sponsors Terrorist Suspect/Link To Al Qaeda
While detail checking the federal indictment of eleven Islamist terrorism suspects, ACAIR researchers have found a link between Mr. Randall Royer and Al Qaeda ... ACAIR firmly believes that the conspirators’ alleged meeting with a BIF representative; the proven ties between BIF and Al Qaeda, Mr. Randall "Ismail" Royers' connection to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), all point to the inescapable conclusion that CAIR, at least, colludes and operates with terrorists- and at most, actively supports Islamist terrorism...
*Profile Of Terror
But the case of Muslims at the Canadian border and the ongoing political backlash demand special attention. First, the concerns of anti-terrorism officials are certainly warranted by the radical reputation of the RIS conference. Second, whether or not the grievances of the victims are justified, the involvement of CAIR and another Islamist group, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), points to a much larger problem: radical Islamists seeking to exercise influence over federal policies designed to stop terrorism. And insofar as the security of America’s borders are concerned, such influence cannot be tolerated...
*Jihad On Fox's "24"
Ironically, the two groups behind this apology for the existence of “24” are the groups that demonstrate how the American Muslim community actually does NOT stand firmly beside their fellow Americans in denouncing and resisting terrorism in every form....But in the case of “24,” even Aghdashloo, an Iranian Muslim, dismisses CAIR and MPAC. "They think after what happened on 9/11 that we're going to forget it?" ...
*A Muslim Scholar Takes On CAIR
"So here we have CAIR, representing a religion that has the presentation of proof as a tenet in its holy book telling me that what is acceptable to the majority must take precedence to truth. Or that the voice of the minority must not be heard. No wonder democracy has such a problem being accepted into their interpretation of Islam although they may trumpet about Islam and democracy. I do not think their motives were sinister, but I see a big problem with their approach: it means that if the majority of Muslims think the Jews and Christians are misguided and evil, then they must advocate that. It is similar to their position on the woman's headcovering--which they present as "the Islamic position."...I feel that Muslims who choose to live in free societies must act as if they are in free societies and not seek to subjugate those societies to their often retrogressive and uneducated views of gender interaction, dress codes etc."...
In CAIR’s eyes, then, when a non-Muslim broker responds too emotionally to terrorism, he deserves years in jail and financial ruin. But when a Muslim broker threatens a store, he’s the innocent victim of “negative stereotyping” who deserves release without any punishment at all. The Ehrgott and Okashah incidents fit an ugly Islamist pattern of double standards. Although CAIR presents itself as a civil-rights group, it is just the opposite – an organization asserting special privileges for Muslims and derogating the rights of others...
*The Truth About CAIR And Terrorism
Two weeks ago, the National Post and I were served with a notice of libel by the Canadian branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR. The Post and I are not alone. Over the past year, CAIR's Canadian and U.S. branches have served similar libel notices on half a dozen other individuals and organizations in the United States and Canada. Each case has its own particular facts, yet they are linked by a common theme...
*Why Is CAIR Suing Anti-CAIR
These statements, CAIR claims, "are false, and were false when made." Further, Anti-CAIR made them "with knowledge of their falsity." The statements are libelous because "they impute the commission of a criminal offense." They allegedly caused injury to CAIR's "standing and reputation throughout the United States and elsewhere."...
*A Bad Day For CAIR
The hearing, titled “Two Years After 9/11: Connecting the Dots,” was focused on the prevalence of the radical Wahhabi Islamic sect among Muslim political groups in the U.S. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad and Chairman Omar Ahmed were invited to testify at the hearing, but both declined to attend. In their absence – and in front of their empty witness chair - the committee heard compelling evidence that Saudi Arabia financially and ideologically supports a network of American organizations that act as the defenders, financiers, and front groups of international terrorists. CAIR has been a major player in this network since its creation in 1994, with a particularly soft spot for the suicide-bombing death squads of Hamas...
*Portrait Of A Wahhabi
In Randall Royer we see the naked face of Wahhabism in America: a vicious, fanatical, terrorism. After his arrest, I and others pursued by him asked ourselves if we had not come close to being fatal victims of his extremism. Was he merely harassing us, or preparing for something worse?...
As it turns out, people did attend this dreadful event. And one of the featured speakers was a representative from CAIR, Iyas Maleh, the President of CAIR’s Dallas-Fort Worth chapter. Maleh said of the June handover of sovereignty to Iraq: “Two years from now we’ll be saying, ‘What have we done? We’ve installed a government that the Islamic people do not see as a legitimate government.'"...
*CAIR's Legal Tribulations
Almost three years after the U.S. government closed down the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, it today indicted this largest of American Islamist "charity" organizations and charged seven of its officers, including Chairman Ghassan Elashi, with providing more than $12.4 million to individuals and organizations linked to Hamas from 1995 to 2001. Charges in the 42-count indictment include conspiracy, providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, tax evasion, and money laundering...
CAIR's Hooper told the Virginian-Pilot that while Whitehead is not CAIR's only critic, "he is one of the most egregious." ...Whenever a group takes a civil-rights stand in the United States, Hooper said, people "will find any way they can to oppose it. That’s just life in the big city...*Jihad At The St. Petersburg Times
*CAIR Condemns Mutilation, Not Terror Murders
CAIR has declared that the militant Islamist terror murdering of Americans is acceptable under Islam as long as the bodies are not mutilated...How many more Americans must die in militant Islamist attacks before Americans wake up the reality of what CAIR supports?...
“As an elected official, you can’t sit down with just anybody,” says Frazier. “If these people would have bothered to check CAIR out beforehand they would have seen that it is a radical group. At the meeting, I made very clear that I wasn’t talking about all Muslims. I was only talking about CAIR. But it was absolutely unbelievable what followed.”...
*Anti-CAIR Files Response to CAIR Lawsuit
Senior CAIR employee Randall Todd Royer, a/k/a “Ismail” Royer (“Royer”), pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan. Royer’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed with CAIR...
*CAIR: "Moderate" Friends Of Terror
CAIR consistently defends other militant Islamic terrorists too. The conviction of the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing it deemed "a travesty of justice." The conviction of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh who planned to blow up New York City landmarks, it called a "hate crime." The extradition order for suspected Hamas terrorist Mousa Abu Marook it labeled "anti-Islamic" and "anti-American."...We are similar to a Muslim NAACP," says spokesman Ibrahim Hooper...
*Masquerading As Mainstream
"...the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which says it was 'established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,' was co-founded by Omar Ahmad, the same person who co-founded the Islamic Association for Palestine-the Hamas front organization which first published the Hamas charter in English - together with Hamas Leader and Specially Designated Terrorist Mousa Abu Marzouk."...
*Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Master Of Deception
As all Americans who are even peripherally familiar with the law know, making untrue statements can be libelous. However, what if the charges are true, that CAIR does indeed support and defend Islamist terrorism? What then? Are we to remain silent in the face of a legal threat from CAIR officers? Just exactly what was Dr. Ahmed’s purpose in making this statement? Is this a veiled threat to anyone interested in investigating CAIR’s true agenda?...
*College Students Win Battle Against CAIR
*Within 48 hours, they had coordinated with College Republican chapters across the Capital district and had received pledges of support from numerous campuses ...The end result? The MSA sent the Republicans an e-mail saying that Soloojee would not be attending the event due to some personal reasons...
*CAIR's "Anti-Muslim" Hysteria
Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi is head of
*CAIR's War From Within
On December 4, 2003, Ibrahim Hooper faxed a letter to the office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, writing, “It is my unfortunate duty to bring to your attention bigoted anti-Muslim comments sent to our office by an officer in the U.S. military.” Hooper then listed several comments by Captain McCall he felt were “Islamophobic.”...To date, CAIR refuses to make public all of the exchanges that occurred on the discussion board prior to Captain McCalls offense to Islam...
*Muslims Condemn Terror Attacks? Really?
"The term 'civilians' does not exist in Islamic religious law," according to Hani Al-Siba'i, head of the Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies in London ...Or this from Syrian-born Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed: "We don't make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity." "We will use your democracy to destroy your democracy."...Or this: Siraj Wahhaj was the Imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York. “Take my word; if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us." ... Perchance it would be beneficial to them if we truly were deaf. Dumb and blind too. Unfortunately for them, we see and hear everything. This routine has far surpassed the stage of being tiresome...
*CAIR Head Refuses To Denounce Terrorists
CAIR also claims to be a (Muslim) civil liberties organization. As CAIR's spokesman should Mr. Hooper not, then, offer an explanation as to why militant Islamists appear to be indifferent to the civil liberties of non-Muslims? If Mr. Hooper is the communication director of CAIR, why is he so unwilling to communicate what he meant when he said that, publicly, CAIR does not support terrorist groups?...
*CAIR-Declared "Hate Crime" A PR Fraud-
Substance In Letter eBay Silica Packet
*CAIR Faults Justice System As Muslim
Guilty To Molesting Boy
Rather than praising law enforcement for rooting out a would-be terrorist from their community, Islamist groups are casting FBI efforts - the use of an informant inside mosques - as an assault on the civil liberties of all Muslim Americans ... Niazi is accused of failing to disclose his links to designated terrorist organizations, lying to officials about his travels to Pakistan, suspected of illegally structuring financial transactions to avoid law enforcement detection ...FBI agents in California sent an informant into an Irvine mosque to record conversations with Niazi...
*CAIR Terror Symp Dawud Walid's Amazing Claim
"Some women may not report crimes to police over fears they may later be asked to remove their veil in court"
*CAIR Frontman Larry Shaw Takes Credit For Lowered Oil Prices
"Where do you think that came from?" ..."You draw your own conclusions," ... "I think maybe in that sense it might have been a benefit and a service for me having been there to speak to the king's advisors and his minister, in a way that they would understand it."
Islamic Center of Hate
in the U.S.A.
*Radio Broadcast On Muhammad
is outrageous and very sad that a representative of the people would
partake in an attack against a global faith," said Ahmed Rehab
new low in the blatant bias of mainstream media “journalism.”
*Another CAIR PR Fraud?
*CAIR-OK Razi Hashmi: No American Muslims
Who Want Sharia Law In U.S.
*CAIR "Not Consulted" And Seething
Tampa Mayor's CAIR Shut Out
11 could not have been carried out entirely from outside [America] — by
Muslims or others.… The entire thing was of a large scale and was
planned within America in order to enable America to control and
terrorize the entire world.”
*CAIR Attacks The Foreign Policy Research
*CAIR Admits Threat To
Cartoonist Molly Norris Comes From U.S. Muslims
*Mosque Arson: CAIR Fascist Ibrahim Hooper Wipes
Egg Off His Face
Arbor Muslim Girl Was Aggressive Combatant
In Fight With African American
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