Designated Terrorist Group CAIR is demanding that Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz cancel an appearance at an event featuring Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, whom CAIR calls a “hate group leader.”
CAIRThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate, to cancel his scheduled appearance at a conference in New Hampshire later this week because the event is hosted by a group with ties to white supremacists and other speakers include the leader of a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated ‘hate’ group.
Sen. Cruz will reportedly speak at the “New England Freedom Conference,” to be hosted by the Young America’s Foundation on March 27 and 28 featuring Robert Spencer, aco-founder of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the website Jihad Watch, both of which have been designated as a “hate group” and part of an “Anti-Muslim Inner Circle (as has BNI) by the radical leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
In a special report, the independent national media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), identified Spencer as one of the “Dirty Dozen: America’s Leading Islamophobes” who systematically “spread fear, bigotry, and misinformation.”
Ted Cruz accuses Barack Hussein Obama of being an ‘apologist for radical Islamic terrorism:’
CAIR and several Muslim Brotherhood front groups also demand that Republican Presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, fire Jordan Seculow of ACLJ, whom they call an “anti-Muslim” activist as his PAC advisor.
CAIR A coalition of leading American Muslim civil liberties, human rights, faith, and cultural organizations sent a letter today to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his Right to Rise PAC requesting that Jordan Sekulow be removed from his position as senior advisor to the PAC because of hislong history of supporting anti-Muslim legislation and ‘Islamophobic’ causes.
(No, it’s because of ACLJ’s long history of helping Christians who are being persecuted in and ethnically cleansed from Muslim countries, advocating for anti-sharia legislation in many states, working to stop the Ground Zero Victory Mosque and supporting Israel )
The letter, sent by the US Council of Muslim Organizations* (USCMO), reads in part:
“We the undersigned American Muslim civil liberties, human rights, faith, and cultural organizations respectfully request that Jordan Sekulow be removed from his position as senior advisor to the Right to Rise PAC because of his history of supporting anti-sharia legislation and anti-Islam causes.
“Sekulow is executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), an organization that in 2011 published an anti-sharia pamphlet titled ‘Shari’a Law: Radical Islam’s Threat to the U.S. Constitution,’ which falsely correctly claims that ‘devout Muslims cannot truthfully swear the oath to become citizens of the United States of America.’
“Also in 2011, Sekulow appeared on CBN News to offered ACLJ’s assistance to state legislators who were, ‘serious about writing a law from stopping judges from being able to use Sharia law in court.’ He said ACLJ will ‘walk you through this.’ These comments were in response to a CBN report on efforts around the country to ban Sharia law, including disturbing legislation in Tennessee that Sekulow and ACLJ supported. …
“In 2012 Sekulow and ACLJ supported Oklahoma’s 2012 ‘Save Our State’ Amendment, which prohibited state courts from considering foreign law or Sharia when making rulings. Sekulow supported the bill with an essay titled: ‘In defense of Oklahoma’s Sharia ban.’ …
“In 2010, Sekulow and ACLJ filed a lawsuit to prevent the construction of the Park51 Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan objecting to its two block proximity to the site of the World Trade Center.
These Muslim groups in America, most of which are nothing more than front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood include: US Council of Muslim Organizations members include: American Muslims for Palestine (APM); the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA); the Islamic Center of Wheaton, the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA); the Muslim American Society (MAS); the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA); the Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA); United Muslim Relief; The Mosque Foundation; the American Muslim Alliance (AMA); Baitulmaal; The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed); The Nation’s Mosque.
Jordan Sekulow discusses the Muslim beheading of a Christian woman in Oklahoma because she refused to convert to Islam:
Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) today renewed its call for the Obama Regime to “act without delay” to prevent more civilian deaths and regional instability in the Middle East and North Africa following new reports of groups tied to ISIS carrying out brutal massacres in Yemen and Tunisia.
In a statement,CAIR said: “We condemn these deadly and monstrous attacks carried out in Yemen and Tunisia by supporters of ISIS. These acts of violence only demonstrate how far ISIS’s violent ideology has set itself apart from Islam, a religion of mercy reflected the true nature of Islam as a religion of hatred and violence as verified by the quran.
Awwww, too bad CAIR, in response, the Obama Regime has ordered the U.S. military to evacuate about 100 Special Operations forces members in Yemen due to that country’s deteriorating security situation. Good, it’s time we stopped defending and dying for Muslim ingrates. Let the civilian deaths and regional instability continue to rise.
Designated terrorist group CAIR is already calling for a ‘hate’ crime investigation. (Sheesh, I wonder how much that family is costing Washington state taxpayers?)
KUOW SeaTac police are now investigating a report from an Ethiopian mother named Asha Gobana. She claims she was outside a 7-Eleven store earlier this month when a man made anti-Muslim comments, then pointed a gun at her. The man allegedly told Gobana that all Muslims are killers and that he doesn’t trust them.
Gobana says “I can’t even answer when he say the f-word, and he’s holding the gun … I can’t even talk what happened to me in that time. I’m completely shocked.” She says her life has changed since the attack. She’s afraid to walk anywhere. And she no longer lets her kids ride the city bus.
(Gee, I bet there are many people who would be willing to contribute to plane fare for you and your herd of 10 to go back to Somalia where you’ll be much safer)
Needless to say, Muslims are outraged and calling it a “witch hunt.” CAIR is activating its army of Muslim Brotherhood litigation jihadists as we speak.
HUFFPODesignated terrorist group CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations of New York board member Zead Ramadan says,
“If there was someone who was an Islamophobe and they know they can make your life miserable, they can just accuse you,” Ramadan said. “They can call the authorities and accuse you or accuse of having seen you say or do something that might be adequate to get you on a list like this.”(One can only hope!)
New York State could have a new terrorist registry if senator Thomas Croci has anything to do with it.
Croci proposed the bill on February 25 to create a terrorist registry modeled after the Registration of Sex Offenders which could apply to thousands of individuals tracked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
If passed, the registry would give the public online access to a list of individuals in their area who may or may not be convicted terrorists. Stephen Downs, founder of Muslim advocacy group Project Salam, responded to the proposed bill in an interview with Capital New York, saying,
“We work with people who have been called ‘terrorist’ merely for donating money to a (Muslim terrorist-linked) charity, or for offering social hospitality to a friend, or traveling abroad (to Muslim terrorist-supporting countries) without any intention of engaging in violence against anyone.”
Imam Abdullah takes the occasion of CAIR/Muslim Brotherhood Capitol Day to hand Florida senators and representatives literature about the phony Republican shill for Islam and agent of influence, Grover Norguist.
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone but I think Imam Abdullah is actually a Mossad spy.
According tothe event website, four potential presidential candidates are expected to attend: Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).
One of the event’s main sponsors is Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, a key group in the U.S. counter-terrorism network. Gaffney is a highly respected terrorism expert whose well-documented writings and popular 10-video series on the Muslim Brotherhood regarding Muslim infiltration of all aspects of American life have been used in the creation of many US national security policies.
The summit also features former Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin. Boykin has said that “[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America,” that Islam is a “totalitarian way of life,” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians. He said, “Walk down the street in Dearborn, MI and you would think youj are in Damascus or Beirut.”
As the below video shows, CAIR has a special hatred for Gen. Boykin:
Another event speaker, former FBI Special Agent John Guandolo, refers to America’s mosques and Islamic centers as “barracks” and correctly claims “it is a permanent command in Islam for Muslims to hate and despise Jews and Christians.”
CAIRNeedless to say, CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations will do everything in its power to discredit these speakers and pressure the candidates not to attend. (Ain’t gonna happen, though)
“Our country doesn’t benefit when our political leaders espouse prejudiced views,” said Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s department to monitor and combat Islamophobia. “For candidates to appear with and legitimize bigots is, at best, un-presidential.”
Doesn’t matter what you call yourselves, Dougie – ‘Islamist,’ ‘Islamofascist,’ or ‘Muslim,’ – the answer is NO. Only the ‘dhimmi’ Associated Press bowed to the strong-arm tactics of CAIR and redefined its (correct) definition of “Islamist.”
CAIR The Associated Press (AP) added the term “Islamist” to its influential Stylebook in 2012. That entry read:
“Islamist — Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.”
That same year, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) approached AP about modifying the reference, suggesting that AP change its Stylebook to incorporate language similar to that used in the reference to “fundamentalist,” which states that the label should not be used unless a group applies the term to itself.
CAIR urged media outlets to drop the term because it has become journalistic shorthand for “Muslims we don’t like” and because it is used in an almost exclusively pejorative context and is often coupled with the term “extremist,” giving it an even more negative slant. (But ONLY the AP complied)
Phony Islamophobes routinely use the term to disingenuously claim they only hate “political” Islam, not the faith itself. Yet they, and the media, fail to explain how a practicing Muslim can be active in the political or social arena without attracting the label “Islamist.” (Not true, lots of people and organizations use “Islamist” to refer to all kinds of abhorrent Muslims)
In a 2013 update emailed to online Stylebook subscribers, dhimmi AP modifiedthe “Islamist” reference to:
“An advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Do not use as a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists. Where possible, be specific and use the name of militant affiliations: al-Qaeda-linked, Hezbollah, Taliban, etc. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.”
While CAIR welcomed AP’s move as a step in the right direction, concerns about the use of the term remained. In a statement, CAIR said: “The key issue with the term ‘Islamist’ is not its continued use; the issue is its use almost exclusively as an ill-defined pejorative.”
There are few, if any, positive references to “Islamist” by the media and few attempts to actually define the term or outline what criteria are used when applying the label. (Nothing about it IS positive)
The unremitting linkage of the term “Islamist” to violence and denial of religious and human rights harms interfaith relations worldwide, unjustifiably links the entire faith of Islam to the violence of a tiny minority minority of extremists and some Muslim governments (10% of Muslims are considered “extreme” which equals approx 150 million Muslims. Tiny?) and serves to alienate the vast majority of Muslims who know their faith does not endorse violence and resent being tarred with the same brush as terrorists. (If the label fits…)
Like these ‘non-violent’ Islamists in Britain?
When the term “Islamist” is used to describe both those engaged in wanton acts of violence and those engaged in peaceful political participation, the line between the two is blurred and peaceful faith-based activism is stigmatized and made the subject of suspicion. And the media’s use of “Islamist” is not equivalent to its use in academic circles, in which depth of analysis offers a less subjective definition.
By not dropping use of the term, the media are making a political and religious value judgment each time it is used. The bottom line: Every journalist must determine whether there is such a thing as a “good” Islamist. If they answer is “no,” then the term is clearly a pejorative and should be dropped. (When pigs fly, Dougie)
On March 5th, the anti-Islamization group, Britain First, posted a photo to its 600,000 followers of a Muslim man holding up a sign that read: “Boycott bigotry and kill all non Muslims.”
DAWUD WALID of CAIR
Yorkshire Standard However, online groups were quick to find out that the image was taken from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). It depicted executive director Dawud Walid, a humanitarian and human rights advocate whose reputation they have sullied for cheap financial gain.”
Walid said: “Britain First used a photoshopped picture of me at a rally, where I carried the sign “Boycott Bigotry.” I reported this defamation to authorities in the UK.
NOTE: Walid has been mentioned countless times on this blog, and is known for supporting terror groups like Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups, while at the same time being rabidly anti-semitic. See some of his Tweets below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/6/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today said the Los Angeles Times has named its National Executive Director Nihad Awad as one of the nation’s “new civil rights leaders.”
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER, COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS, AGE: 53, WASHINGTON, D.C.
CAIR is the nation’s most prominent Islamic advocacy organization, making Awad, its leader, one of America’s foremost Muslim voices in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks. The group monitors hate crimes and discrimination against Muslim Americans and pushes news releases and action alerts on issues affecting Muslims.
Awad has been an outspoken opponent of blanket surveillance of Muslims, and his own email account was allegedly tracked by the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 2006 and 2008, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, (Nihad Awad is center photo) academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. Many of the email addresses on the list appear to belong to foreigners whom the government believes are linked to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah.
“I’m outraged as an American citizen that my government, after decades of civil rights struggle, still spies on political activists and civil right activists and leaders,” Awad told the Intercept, the news organization that broke the story. “I’m really angry that despite all the work that we have been doing in our communities to serve the nation, we are treated with suspicion.”
IRAQI MUSLIM GUNNED DOWN IN DALLAS: Right on the heels of the shooting deaths of three Muslims in North Carolina last month, it probably isn’t safe for Muslims to live in America anymore. Better stay in your home countries. Or go back. We wouldn’t want to lose any more of you in such a terrible way.
Dallas News Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, who had just moved to northeast Texas from Iraq, was shot about 12:30 a.m. outside at the Walnut Bend Apartments near Walnut Street and Audelia Road. Relatives reported two men fatally wounded al-Jumaili in a hail of gunfire after the family walked past them.
Police are investigating whether the shooting was a hate crime because al-Jumaili was Muslim and his wife was wearing an Islamic headbag. Neighbors Asad Obaid, 22, and Omar Khattab, 30, said they plan to move out of the complex because of the shooting.
Republican lawmaker Sheila Butt in Tennessee suggested forming an NAACP for white people (NAAWP) and designated Islamic terrorist group CAIR is demanding that Republican leaders repudiate what it considers a “racist” Facebook post.
Tennessean Republican Rep. Sheila Butt’s Facebook post said, “It is time for a Council on Christian Relations and an NAAWP in this Country.” She was commenting on a Jan. 26 open letter from the Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) urging potential Republican presidential candidates to reject so-called “Islamophobia” and reach out to American Muslim voters.
Butt issued a public statement later defending her post. “It saddens me that we have come to a place in our society where every comment by a conservative is automatically scrutinized as being racist,” the statement said. “Instead of realizing my post was actually about making sure that every race, religion, gender, and culture has a seat at the table, liberal groups have once again incorrectly and falsely jumped the gun.”
CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said Butt’s response is not acceptable.
WASHINGTON STATE: Designated Terrorist Group CAIR’s latest addition to its never-ending whineapalooza about anti-Muslim hate ‘crimes’ (mostly graffiti and minor vandalism) and the willing leftist ‘dhimmi’ media who give them unlimited access.
Seattle Globalist “Everything from beatings of women and men… arson attacks, graffiti, death threats …” Arsalan Bukhari, Executive Director of the Washington state Council on American-Islamic Relations (or CAIR) lists recent hate crimes against Muslims in the Northwest states.
Arsalan Bukhari the Executive Director of CAIR-WA
He’s doing so in a low-ceilinged, fluorescent-lit conference room that doubles as a kitchen. But I can’t tell you much more about the Seattle CAIR office because its location is secret — a necessity when your organization receives as many as 10 threats a year. (10 a year? I get at least 10 a month from muslims)
Earlier this month, residents of Bothell woke to a swastika and the words “GET OUT”scrawled in red on the chalk white walls of a local Hindu temple. A nearby school was vandalized with “MUSLIMS GET OUT” alongside another red spray-painted swastika.
In December a cabbie was beaten by his passenger in the Magnolia neighborhood. The man called the driver a “terrorist” and told him “you should go back to your own country” before he punched him repeatedly in the face.
These statistics have some Muslims in our state (estimated to number near 100,000) eager to communicate the devastating impact of hate crimes — crimes defined by the FBI as motivated by “bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation” — on their communities.
Hate crimes against Muslims nationally remain five times higher than before the Sept. 11 attacks. (Yet they are still a fraction of what Jews get)In Washington, hate crimes in general have increased in the past three years. The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs reported almost 300 incidents in 2013 — the most recent year available.
Zahra Abidi is program director for the Zainab Organization, an Islamic center and mosque in Lynnwood that received an emailed bomb threat in September 2012. “When I first saw the email I was angry,” Abidi says. “But the fear hit me there on the street.” (2012? Gee, you really had to do some digging to find that one)
The threat mentioned bombs going off and Mohammad cartoons. The perpetrator was identified and made to enter a “therapeutic alternative to prosecution,” but Abidi says the police response felt casual, especially when compared to police action in similar scenarios.
“They didn’t even come and check our mosque,” says Abidi, “And I said, ‘yeah, if this was a synagogue or a church would you do this? Or if this was a Muslim threatening [to bomb something]?’ ”
Abidi says the threat may have seemed insignificant to some, but the experience has deeply affected her and Zainab. Many members stayed away from the center long after the threat had cleared, and Abidi says she still feels like a target when she’s walking to her car after work.
And it’s not just Muslims who feel like targets. CAIR works with many communities that are attacked for being “perceived as Muslim” including South Asians and Hindus (as Bukhari believes was possibly the case in the recent temple graffiti), Hispanics and African Americans.
Members of one particularly hard-hit group, Sikhs, are often targeted when they’re mistaken for Muslims because of the turbans worn by some followers. Bukhari notes the growing South Asian community in our region and says he sometimes receives phone calls from people referencing a “Muslim community” who, it turns out, are referring to Sikhs.
“Hate crimes and discrimination comes from a lack of understanding and information about who these populations are, as well as a desire to target and other-ize people,” says Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal, who was founder of Hate Free Zone (now OneAmerica), an organization formed after 9/11 to address backlash against immigrant communities.
Jayapal says the xenophobia, prejudice and racism that lead to hate crimes “doesn’t get solved quickly,” but she believes education is key. Abidi and Bukhari agree, and CAIR is working on a program that will offer training and class visits that educate teachers and students about Islam.
In the meantime, Bukhari hopes to communicate to media-makers, law enforcement, politicians and citizens the consequences of even nonviolent, hate crimes.
“It’s not just a building where a few hundred dollars’ worth of damage might have been caused… It’s lives, livelihoods, self-esteem and a sense of security that is affected by these things,” says Bukhari, who urges law enforcement to treat the recent Bothell graffiti as a hate crime. “It’s not a crime just against one person, one building, it’s a crime against a… community.”