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011/08 July 8, 2008
Council on American-Islamic Relations Resigns
The chairman of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has
Citing concerns that included frustration over
CAIR’s failure to be more “proactive and positive in its promotion of
Muslim civil rights”, to be “more inclusive of younger, less-religious
Muslims and encourage regular turnover of leadership ranks to ensure an
infusion of new ideas”, Parvez Ahmed has left the organization he
served for many years.
A careful reading of the reasons for Ahmed
leaving the organization raises several questions:
Would CAIR target a “younger,
less-religious Muslims” and “encourage
regular turnover of leadership” to cover its terrorist
Ahmed’s statement, “I also wanted to
send a message that a change in leadership is needed at the highest
level, that we need some new blood at the board and executive levels”
would seem to indicate some kind of factionalism may be developing in
the highest levels of CAIR. If so, what does this portend for the
future of CAIR?
Or, is it just possible, that the top
leadership of CAIR was in opposition of Ahmed’s plans for “new blood” because they feared for their jobs?
Where else would people who
back Islamist terror, support Islamic terrorist groups and
individual terrorists find a job?
Was the rift religious in nature?
Ahmed says he was targeting “less-religious Muslims”; would
these “less-religious Muslims” fit into the current board’s idea of
what it is to be a “true” Muslim in North America today?
Let’s not forget that CAIR is largely funded
supporters and terrorist-sponsoring countries…are these
ultra-radical Islamic funders of CAIR willing to support a group that
isn’t in line with radical Islam?
The article closes with the following Ahmed
quote: “The values of Islam and the
values of America are complimentary." If this comment by
Ahmed is what he truly believes, it is no wonder he and CAIR parted
Ahmed can do much to reform CAIR by telling the truth about CAIR’s
terrorist origins, the truth
about CAIR’s active support of Islamic terrorists and the terror-money sources of
Ahmed’s pronouncements ring hollow ...
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