The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been claiming for years to be not merely the nation’s preeminent Muslim civil rights group, but a defender of the civil rights of all Americans.
In addition to denouncing alleged acts of “Islamophobia,” representatives of the organization have been quick to condemn acts of antisemitism, police shootings of African Americans, anti-LGBTQ violence, and so forth, while expressing solidarity with every “progressive” cause under the sun.
But peer beneath CAIR’s carefully-crafted press releases and publicity stunts and it’s clear that the group’s reactionary Islamist roots are as strong as ever.
OTTAWA — Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s one-time communications director admits he was inaccurate when he suggested a Canadian Muslim group had ties to a terrorist organization.
Jason MacDonald makes the admission as part of a settlement in a libel suit launched two years ago by the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
The lawsuit was prompted by comments MacDonald made to the now-defunct Sun News Network after the council complained about a controversial rabbi who accompanied Harper on an official trip to the Middle East.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, aka CAIR, has helped launch a series of protests across the country and plans lawsuits related to President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration.
The orders are designed to keep Americans safer from terrorism by temporarily barring visitors from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan from entering the U.S. without “extreme vetting” and banning refugees from these countries for at least 30 days.
CAIR announced an intention to sue President Donald Trump over his executive order banning most immigrants from Syria, and other countries that lack certain vetting standards and have issues with terrorism. Overnight, refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States are now being detained, and have also filed legal actions. The ban is perceived by some as a partial Muslim ban. Either way, at any trial, the law supports Trump’s order, and CAIR or others are likely to lose, completely, conclusively and quickly.
FBI’s pre-election sweep of Muslim Americans raises surveillance fears
Council of American Islamic Relations received about 100 reports of FBI agents visiting homes before Trump’s win, asking about personal details and al-Qaida
“We see people mobilizing like there’s no tomorrow,” said Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of Cair. “We wouldn’t be having these conversations about how to improve things if Hillary Clinton got elected.”
Do you know that in 2014, the United Arab Emirates listed CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) as one of 80 terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda, ISIS, al-Shabab and Boko Haram? The UAE isn’t fooled by CAIR’s posture as an Islamic civil liberties advocacy group. It cited CAIR for its promotion of extremism, financing of terrorism and links to the Muslim Brotherhood. So why has Jewish Voice for Peace, a supposed “Jewish human rights organization,” just accepted the first-ever CAIR “Defender of Liberty” award?
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has organized the Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) annual ‘Day of Dignity,’ an event advertised as assisting those in poverty, since October 2013. More than helping those in need, though, doing events such as these help to hide the fact that these two groups, CAIR and Islamic Relief (IR), are associated with international terror and, in at least one case, crude racism. It is a sinister exploit of phony altruism and community service to further the cause of radical Islam.
Donald Trump will work to pass legislation designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, said Walid Phares, a foreign policy advisor for the president-elect.
Speaking to the Egyptian news outlet Youm7, Phares said the legislation, which was already approved by the House Judiciary Committee earlier this year and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was held up due to the Obama administration’s support of the group.
“Ayloush may be the most vicious of the CAIR leaders. So far as I know, for example, he’s the only one of them to bandy about the term “Zionazi,” as evidenced in his e-mail below, dated March 18, 2002.”
The DFW Council on American-Islamic relations says at least 14 local Muslims have been contacted by FBI agents. CAIR claims the Muslims are being asked questioned related to that possible threat.
CAIR’s local executive director says the phone calls and in-person visits from FBI agents, have put the Muslim community in North Texas on edge. It prompted her to create a PSA of sorts on social media. That video has since gone viral.
Federal law enforcement officials reported concern Friday over vague threats of an al-Qaida terrorist attack that could come today in an attempt to disrupt Tuesday’s U.S. elections. Three states – New York, Virginia, and Texas – were identified as potential targets.
So it makes sense that FBI agents in eight states reportedly wore out some shoe leather during the weekend, knocking on doors of people with family connections to Afghanistan or Pakistan – both operating bases for al-Qaida. One of those questioned reportedly is a youth group leader. Others were doctors.
A Palestinian man shot dead Sunday after waging a terrorist attack that killed two people in Jerusalem and wounded five others was hailed as “the Lion of Jerusalem” and a martyr by an official with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Mesbah Abu Sbeih, 39, engaged in “self-defense,” Deek wrote Monday on Twitter. That is “…*not* an attack. Reporting otherwise perpetuates a false propaganda.”
American Islamists routinely criticizelaw enforcement sting operations involving Muslim terrorism suspects as “entrapment” and condemn the use of “agent provocateurs.” But the role of an FBI informant last week in thwarting a planned bombing attack by a militia group targeting the Somali Muslim immigrant community in Kansas failed to evoke a similar reaction.