Jihad Watch : My latest in PJ Media:
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) weighed in Saturday on the Confederate flag controversy, calling for
the banning of the offending ensign at the Lorain County Fair in
Wellington, Ohio. But why would an Islamic advocacy group that doesn’t
even consider itself American at all (hence the hyphenated
“American-Islamic” in its name, as if they were two distinct entities)
care to enter into a conflict over America’s racial divide?
CAIR’s officials claim that
it’s because of their concern for civil rights. CAIR-Cincinnati
Executive Director Karen Dabdoub explained: “Those who wish to traffic
in racist symbols that only serve to marginalize their fellow Americans
should not be permitted to do so in a public facility at a community
celebration. Instead they should seriously consider putting their time
and talents toward positive pursuits that make their community stronger
and more inclusive.” How the community could become more inclusive by
exclusion, she didn’t say.
Meanwhile, CAIR’s notoriously
prickly National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper was more direct:
“Symbols glorifying and honoring white supremacy, slavery and treason
should be repudiated by all Americans, not put on display at mainstream
venues. Those who reject white supremacy and racism can best demonstrate
that rejection by avoiding any enterprise that seeks to profit from
It is important to remember
when reading these statements that CAIR is not actually as high-minded
and opposed to “hate” as Dabdoub and Hooper would have you believe.CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Hooper himself), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.)
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CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. CAIR’s Hussam Ayloush in 2017 called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. CAIR’s national outreach manager is an open supporter of Hamas.