Muslim Brotherhood front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy organization, today called on President-elect Donald Trump not to appoint retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser because of his history of anti-Muslim comments and associations. Media reports indicate Trump has already made that decision and it is Flynn.
CAIR Earlier this year at a Texas event hosted by a leading anti-Islam activist group, ACT for America, Flynn compared Islam to “a cancer” and said that faith of 1.6 billion people worldwide “definitely hides behind being a religion.”
“A person who believes the faith of one fourth of the world’s population is a ‘cancer’ should not be advising the president on anything, let alone on our nation’s security,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
“We urge President-elect Trump not to appoint General Flynn to any administration post, and if he already has made that decision, to find another candidate who does not hold such bigoted views.” (Eat your heart out, CAIR, this is one president who doesn’t take orders from terror-linked groups in America. In fact, he will probably kick your organization out of America)
DALLAS NEWSThe contents of Flynn’s book, How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, was a main topic of discussion. He took special interest in discussing what he called the dangers of Shariah law in Texas. “Islam is a political ideology,” Flynn said. “It definitely hides behind being a religion.”
Flynn said that earlier in the day he met with Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, who has been a polarizing figure in the public debate over Islam and the treatment of Muslims since rumors of an illegal Shariah court at the Irving Islamic Center began spreading in 2015. “Beth is incredibly brave,” Flynn said. “Vote for her for anything.”
He likened Islam, a religion with 1.6 billion adherents worldwide, to “a cancer” and said that documents recovered from terrorist organizations instruct followers to “get into the bloodstream of the opposition,” which Flynn said means to attack Western nations.
Flynn described himself as a scholar of American history and of religion. He said he had focused many years of study on the influence of religion on the Founding Fathers. “This Islamic ideology was something they wanted nothing to do with,” he said.
Audience members expressed concern about the United States’ plan to resettle Syrian refugees in Texas and elsewhere. Texas had attempted to block the resettlement, but in June a federal judge dismissed a lawsuitagainst the resettlement agencies. (That won’t happen under Trump)