In Defense of the Constitution
Anti-CAIR Press Release 016/03
July 21, 2003
CAIR’s 2002 “Muslim Civil Rights in the United
CAIR Related Terrorism Suspect Held; Bail Denied
Daniel Pipes, Extremist?
When is Enough, Enough?
“Muslim Civil Rights in the United States” Report
The Council on American Islamic
Relations (CAIR), has issued its annual “Muslim Civil Rights in the
Report”. Bluntly, the report is the usual hash of half-lies and
fabrications designed to make it appear as though Muslims are
and mentally attacked the moment they step outside their homes.
addition, the report contains some curious comments regarding
Consider the following paragraph:
“Three Muslim charities have
been effectively shut down since December 2001 and are now
engaged in a legal battle against the federal government. On
December 4, 2001, the government
designated the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development
a terrorist organization
and seized its assets. The government accused HLF of supporting
Hamas, a group listed as a
terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State. HLF has
insisted that its social and health
services have been extended to assist Palestinian orphans,
widows and poor persons irrespective
of political views. The group stated it did not condone
terrorism and that it has never offered any
financial support to any party outside its humanitarian mission.”
The government has laid out an
excellent case linking the Holy Land Foundation to Hamas. Instead of
asking the HLF to explain itself, CAIR immediately rises to the defense
of the HLF and
never once raises the question, “What if President Bush is
Think about it, the President of the United States issues an executive
directing law enforcement to close down terrorist groups and their
and immediately CAIR starts screaming, “civil rights” when a Hamas
group is shut down! Why this behavior on the part of “Americas
Islamic civil rights group?”
addition, Global Relief Foundation (GRF) and Benevolence International
were hit with financial sanctions by the Treasury Department
the government having
specified any suspicions about the conduct and financial ties of
two groups. No criminal
charges have been filed against any of the three charities.
These closures have had a wide impact;
roughly 50,000 donors were affected by the closures. These
foundations had established a track
record of effective relief work. They carried out several
development projects in high-need areas
and served refugees and victims of natural disasters. Donors
view such organizations as essential
to the ability of Muslims to practice the religious duty of
zakat (alms giving), a pillar of their faith.
Many Muslims believe shutting religious charities because of
suspicion that some of its associates
or recipients have extreme political views is a form of
profiling that is discriminatory by nature.”
CAIR also defends the Global Relief
Foundation? The United Nations Security Council Sanctions
Committee has directed all member nations close down the GRF and
CAIR says the government doesn’t have a case? CAIR goes on to
lament that 50,000 donors to the GRF
have been affected.
How? Muslims world wide can no longer donate money
to the GRF and CAIR says they’ve been affected as they can no longer
carry out their “religious duty of zakat (alms giving), a pillar of
their faith.” This statement would lead an uniformed reader to
believe that the GRF is the sole Islamic relief organization available
to accept zakat. The reality? Muslims are free to donate at their
places of worship and any number of
One statement is particularly demonstrative of the
mind-set that pervades CAIR:
it has been much more violent-perhaps reflecting the fact that the
terrorists of September 11, unlike those of April 19, were
Every member of the attack group on September
11th, 2001 has been positively identified, their backgrounds and proof
against them presented to the entire world and CAIR calls them
“suspected terrorists?” It makes us wonder if at CAIR board
meetings the terrorists of 9-11 are
referred to as “freedom fighters?”
CAIR then goes on to provide several examples of bias against Muslims:
“12/16/2001 Rabih Haddad, board member of Global
Relief Foundation, a Muslim charity
being investigated by the government, is held and threatened
with deportation for overstaying his visa. In the early days of his
detention he was treated like a criminal and held in solitary
confinement. The man has no criminal record and no charges were ever
filed against him.”
A person overstays their visa, a criminal act, and
CAIR complains that he “was treated like a criminal?” What did
they expect him to be treated as?
“1/8/2001 A family who is moving
to New York from Florida is facing problems with finding a place to
stay because most of the of the places declined
their rental application. The complainant believes the reason may be
to their religion.”
CAIR says it “may” be related to their
religion? Where is CAIR’s renowned sense of fairness? Why
did CAIR choose to include this ridiculous claim of bias in their
CAIR goes on with more chilling claims of bias:
man of Middle Eastern descent reported his car's rear glass window
by an unknown person.”
An “unknown person” breaks the window of a
Muslims’ car and it rises to the level of a bias crime? Now CAIR has
the capability to read the mind of an “unknown person?”
CAIR can just look at a broken window and deduce it was broken
due to the religious beliefs of the car owner?
CAIR provides another curious claim of bias:
The rear glass of a Muslim man's car was shattered while parked in his
driveway. He believes the incident is bias-motivated, although he
said he does not know of any neighbor with anti-Muslim sentiment.”
How can CAIR possibly defend this as an
example of another bias crime against Muslims?
CAIR then relates the problems faced by Muslim
inmates in the prison
“3/22/2001 An administrator reportedly
discriminated against Muslim inmates. Many times they would order
materials and the prison would receive it but the administrator would
let them get it."
CAIR provides zero examples of what the inmates
were ordering. Was it pizza? Perhaps some wood working
tools? Is CAIR aware that in American prisons, inmates
are strictly limited on what items they can order for delivery?
Prisons, by necessity, must strictly control all items coming into the
for safety/security reasons?
And finally, one of our favorite examples of anti-Muslim
“4/28/2001 A Muslim
couple were not allowed to visit a relative because one of them refused
to remove her hijab.”
Does this mean that CAIR advocates local
authorities using their police powers to force homeowners to grant
admittance to unwelcome relatives? ACAIR
feels that homeowners may refuse entry to their homes to anyone
at anytime without having to fear the police. Does CAIR
really want the government to force homeowners to accept unwelcome
visitors in their homes?
Related Terrorism Suspect Royer Held; Bail Denied
As reported by the
Daily Press U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema has denied bail
to alleged terrorist Mr. Randall T. "Ismail" Royer on the grounds that
his possession of an AK-47 style rifle and more than 200 rounds of
was “problematic” She stated, regarding the AK-47 style rifle
“It is not consistent with mere target practice.”
This new ruling is significant considering that a
U.S. magistrate judge had ordered his release last week without
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mr. Gordon Kromberg emphasized Mr. Royer’s
role in a conspiracy to lend aid to terrorist groups fighting India in
the Kashmir region.
We congratulate the prosecution team in its
efforts to keep Mr. Royer behind bars where his presence can be
trial. The seriousness of the charges (detailed in ACAIR
press release nr. 15,
dated July 11th, 2003) against Mr. Royer, and his proven connection to
the terrorist supporting CAIR group, warrant that the people of the
States be protected until such time he is tried.
Once again, the Council on American Islamic
Relations, (CAIR), an Islamist terror supporting group, has attacked
the nomination of Mr. Daniel Pipes to the United States Institute of
Peace (USIP). CAIR issued an “action alert” on July 17th,
accusing Mr. Pipes of being
an “Islamophobe”. CAIR listed approximately 20 reasons why Mr.
should not be nominated to the board.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 23rd to discuss the nomination
of Mr. Pipes
to the USIP.
ACAIR has watched CAIR’s
attempts to smear Mr. Pipes over the past few months. We put the
following questions to CAIR:
1. How many times has Mr. Pipes advocated/apologized for
2. How many times has the top leadership of CAIR called for
Islamist terrorist acts or apologized for them?
ACAIR feels the answers
to these two questions, along with Mr. Pipes extensive resume on the
subject of the Middle East, will put to rest any concerns Americans may
have that he will be both fair and objective while a member of the
is long past time that the vacancy is filled so that the USIP can get
with its important work promoting peace.
ACAIR feels that the strongest
recommendation for the approval of Mr. Pipes nomination is the fact
that CAIR is opposed to it.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 23rd to discuss the nomination
of Mr. Pipes
to the USIP. For those concerned, we suggest the following:
(Please, be FIRM and POLITE!)
1) Contact the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
chairman to request that Daniel Pipes nomination be approved. Contact:
Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor
and Pensions Committee, 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington,
TEL: (202) 224-5375, Majority Staff: (202) 224-6770, Minority Staff:
(202) 224-0767 FAX: (202) 228-5044 E-MAIL: email@example.com
(Attn: Stephanie Monroe)
COPY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Contact the committee member who represents your state to ask that
Pipes' nomination be approved.
Go To: http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
Send copies of correspondence to the other members of the
3) Contact other elected officials in your state to ask that they
support the Pipes nomination.
Go to: http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
4) Announce/forward this press release to anyone you feel may be
interested in having an unbiased, honest broker on the USIP board.
LIST OF OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Edward Kennedy (MA)
Bill Frist (TN)
Mike Enzi (WY)
Lamar Alexander (TN)
Christopher Bond (MO)
Mike DeWine (OH)
Pat Roberts (KS)
Jeff Sessions (AL)
John Ensign (NV)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
John Warner (VA)
Christopher Dodd (CT)
Tom Harkin (IA)
Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Patty Murray (WA)
Jeff Bingaman (NM)
Jack Reed (RI)
John Edwards (NC)
Hillary Clinton (NY)
James Jeffords (VT)
Contact Information for the committee:
428 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6300
(202) 224-5375 - voice
(202) 228-5044 - Fax
Majority Staff #: (202) 224-6770
Minority Staff #: (202) 224-0767
is Enough, Enough?
For the past nine years or so, we Americans have
been playing host to the Council on American Islamic Relations
We have seen CAIR attack our government, defend terrorists and their
groups; refuse to condemn Islamist terrorist acts and deride anyone who
dares disagree with them as an “Islamophobe.”
We’ve sat idly by while Mr. Ibrahim Hooper,
communications director for CAIR has made ridiculous statements
regarding 9-11 such as,
“If Osama bin Laden was behind it, we condemn him by name.”
“If?” Mr. bin Laden was heard and seen on video tape taking
credit for the planning of the attacks and Mr. Hooper equivocates on
assigning blame? Where is your sense of shame, Mr. Hooper?
Where is your sense of basic respect for the dead of 9-11 that you can
defend the terrorist sponsor? Mr. Hooper is an excellent example
of the Ameriphobic attitude of CAIR.
For these many years, CAIR has put out “action
alerts” and press releases that do nothing to celebrate the melting pot
that America has proven to be. Instead, CAIR constantly reminds
us that Americans are racist, biased against Muslims, and a
Christian/Zionist country dedicated to ridding the planet of all
Muslims and taking over their lands.
The United States has provided a good home for
Muslims from all countries, in all fields of work, without
hesitation. How many Muslims have come here, grateful to be free
of the oppressive Islamic governments they have managed to flee?
Despite this, all we hear
from CAIR is how evil the United States is, how we have rogue FBI
just salivating at the prospect of being able to lock up an innocent
simply for overstaying their visa.
CAIR is waiting for the day the United States
becomes an Islamic Republic. They ignore the fact that 99.9% of
(Muslims included) want nothing to do with their particular, hateful
of Wahhabi Islam. While CAIR extols the virtue of Wahhabi Islam, we ask
If Wahhabi Islam has such universal appeal, how is it we never hear
of anyone ever escaping the United States to live in the Islamic
paradise of Saudi Arabia?
Why do we never hear of the smuggling of emigrants from the
United States to the wonderful Islamic Republic of Iran?
Why don’t non-Wahhabi American Muslims call for imposition of Sharia
Why do muslims come to the United States if Americans are so mean
and hateful toward Muslims?
What do peaceful Muslims know about America that CAIR does not?
During the two world wars that America fought in
the 20th century, we faced a whole host of determined enemies and
united beneath our great flag to defeat them. We closed down
their embassies and
front groups in our country and refused to listen to their
let alone lend them comfort. Today, we face a new enemy. An
enemy that knows our Constitution very well. An enemy that is
financed by our enemies in the Middle East, an enemy determined to
us from within, a cancer on the very backbone of our country. This
apologizes for those that attack and murder us; apologizes for the
cowards who slam missiles into our landmarks; apologizes for the likes
Hamas and Hezbollah.
At what point do we understand that we are
involved in another world war, where our attacker claims the mandate of
their god is to destroy us? What kind of religion is it that compels
young men and women to destroy themselves in the name of their
What kind of religion is so evil, so malign, so mean, as to order its
followers to destroy themselves in his name? This is not the God
of the Muslim faith, it is the god of Wahhabi Islam; it is the god of
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