CAIR Condemns Anti-Semitism…Or Not

On December 13 and 18, Islamist Watch contacted Afaf Nasher, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) New York branch to ask for comment on a video from the December 8 anti-Israel rally in Times Square. As multiple video clips show, protesters were caught screaming the popular Islamist chant, “Khaybar, Khaybar ya Yehud! Jaysh e Muhammad sa ya’ud!” (“Khaybar, Khaybar, O you Jews! The army of Muhammad is returning!”)

The phrase refers to a battle fought by Muhammad and his army against a tribe of Arabian Jews (in which the tribe was largely exterminated) and is now used to threaten modern Jews with a similar fate.