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November 17, 2009


      CAIR and North American Muslims; The Truth
     The recent Islamist terror attack against American warriors preparing for combat deployment from Fort Hood, Texas, serves as a harsh reminder that the threat of terror from home-grown radical Muslims remains a very real danger to our country.  Major Hasan, the alleged terrorist murderer, appears to have been long under suspicion for his anti-American, pro-radical Islamist statements.
     Following the shooting, many leading mainstream American press outlets blamed Major Hasan's attack on "loneliness"; of being angry over his treatment as the result of his Muslim faith, or his reluctance to support the war on terror by deployment to a war zone.
     What was, as usual, overlooked by the sycophantic press was the stark reality that slapped all Americans in the face at Fort Hood:  Major Hasan committed his terrorist act and did so with the full blessing of his version of “Allah”; the very same “Allah” that motivates Islamist terrorists like those in Hamas and al Qaeda in their demented desire to impose “paradise on Earth” by terror murdering all who disagree with their “religion of peace”.  Even Hasan's radical Islamist Imam, who formerly preached at a Falls Church, Virginia mosque called Hasan a "hero" for his attack.  What version of Islam does Imam Anwar al-Awlaki represent?
      CAIR said it was a "big surprise" this Imam held radical beliefs.  Yet CAIR has no problem inviting speakers to CAIR events who advocate attacking U.S. troops, like American cleric Zaid Shakir who said:
"Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," ...
"If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else."
     Beliefs of religious leaders like Shakir and al-Awlaki appear to be given a pass, and therein lies a major problem: the mainstream press in our country seems unreasonably fixated on the idea that many Muslims are so mentally unstable, so irrational, and so unable to stand up for themselves that excuses must be made for the behavior of radical, militant Muslims; no matter how heinous or despicable that behavior may be. Yes, these radical Muslims - whose minds are perverted with a violent form of political, militant Islam - are so misunderstood that we must excuse them even when they come to murder us.
     When will this madness stop?  How many innocents must be terror murdered before America’s righteous indignation motivates the people to demand our leaders either lead or get out of the way when it comes to dealing with Islamist terror; protected, nurtured and encouraged by Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR?  What is this irrational fear that motivates our so-called leaders to cower at the very mention of the word “Muslim”?  Why must we continually apologize to radical Islam for our very existence?  What is this wicked power Islamists exert over our institutions that causes many of us to fall all over ourselves in our rush to lie prostrate at the feet of radical Islamist groups like CAIR, and ask for forgiveness?
    The real reason radical Islam enjoys the special protections of the press and some of our government agencies?  Fear of reprisal.
     When it comes to the mainstream press, the days of the fearless investigative reporter, backed up by a fire-breathing editor, supported by a news organization worthy of the name are long gone; replaced by “reporters” and “editors” literally afraid of their own shadows.  The North American press, once the envy of the world, is mired in a form of political correctness that undermines the security of our country; refusing to recognize its own appeasement while criticizing those who do the right thing in defending our country. This is cowardice in its worse form; self-imposed. How sick is this?
     The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has repeatedly said that Americans cannot blame all of Islam for the actions of a few. 
     Fair enough.
     However, we can, and do, directly blame CAIR for fostering an atmosphere that lends support and encouragement to Islamic terrorists like Hamas...and Major Hasan. Possibly sensing further exposure of CAIR's dangerous radical ideology that includes claims that America's war on terror is "war on Islam", CAIR appears frantic in making a like-minded Major Hasan out to be anything other than a radicalized Muslim.
     A panting Ibrahim Hooper said: "Why can't the killer at Fort Hood just be a crazy guy?"
     CAIR condemns the Fort Hood massacre; yet CAIR’s own senior officials are on record making statements encouraging or excusing Islamic terror, such as:
"Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide…they kill themselves for Islam."
     Which is true, CAIR condemns Islamic terrorism, or approves it?
     CAIR, the self-described “Islamic civil rights group” threatened to sue Anti-CAIR several years ago over our statements accusing CAIR of supporting Islamic terrorists, Islamic terrorist groups, and Islamic terrorist supporting countries.  When Anti-CAIR refused to back down, CAIR sued.  The result of CAIR’s attempt to silence Anti-CAIR?  CAIR refused to answer discovery questions and ultimately ran away from its own lawsuit. 

     How is it that CAIR, the great “defender of Islam” in America, could not even stand up to two guys and a laptop? 

     What destroyed CAIR’s case?  The truth.

     Yet, the mainstream press and some politicians in this country continue to run and kowtow to CAIR every time a tragedy like Fort Hood happens; willingly lending credibility to a group that has none among the majority of Americans who know better than to believe the propaganda filth perpetrated by CAIR’s Islamist terrorism supporting lapdogs.
     To add insult to the Fort Hood massacre, CAIR is begging for donations for "defending Islam" in the mainstream press; i,e, conning the rubes into believing that the massacre had nothing to do with Islam.  CAIR, an organization that supports terror in the name of Islam, steps over the still-warm bodies of American warriors to make a buck to support their propaganda efforts to destroy our country and support those who will kill us if we give them half a chance to do so.
     Remember that this is the same CAIR that raised cash for the Holy Land Foundation following 9-11 under a misleading donation link that seemed to suggest money was being raised for the American heroes of 9-11.  Imagine their surprise when the duped donors learned their hard-earned cash was being used to fund the very strain of Islamist terror that brought down the Twin Towers.  
     CAIR, the "defender" of Islamic rights in North America, is surely supported by Muslims in North America, right?
     As Frank Gaffney reports, CAIR is actually shrinking, and has been doing so for many years.  According to Gaffney (President of the Center for Security Policy), CAIR’s membership stood at 1,700 in 2006.  Consider that this represents less than .001 of Muslims in North America and it is plain to see that the majority of Muslims in North America do not regard CAIR as their spokesman or as “Defender of Muslim rights”.
     What do North American Muslims know about CAIR that the New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media do not?  Why doesn’t the mainstream media try and find out? 
     Gaffney goes on to point out that not only are CAIR’s membership numbers down, but that support from old friends is down as well.  While CAIR reports that its “banquets” are sold out, the fact is that most of them lose money and old reliable's, such as ambassadors from predominantly Muslim countries, no longer bother to show up to CAIR events.  How curious that everyone seems to be abandoning CAIR, yet it continues to raise money.  Who is donating this money and why?
     Gaffney, to be fair, does point out that CAIR does have at least one “respectable” supporter:
“The one bit of good news for CAIR at the 2009 event – well, in addition to their announcement that
their fundraiser was “sold out” – came from Libya. Not only did the ambassador himself attend
the October 24, 2009 event, but “The People’s Bureau of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya” also took out a full-page ad in the printed program. CAIR can take comfort knowing
that at least Muammar al-Gaddafi cares for CAIR.”

     The terrorist murderer of Lockerbie supports CAIR!  Who knew? … and CAIR repudiates Islamist terror? 
     CAIR says that it is wrong to blame all Muslims for the actions of a few; this is true.  However, it is equally wrong for North American Muslims to remain largely silent, except for a handful, to the terrorist supporting actions of CAIR.  We need to see a Muslim-led protest at the headquarters of CAIR. 

     We need to encourage and see our fellow American Muslims by the score stand up for themselves and against radical variations of Islam, embraced by the likes of CAIR, that are - as described by one American Muslim - "truly a threat" to this country.


Andrew Whitehead



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