Tuesday, August 09, 2005

CAIR: pro-terrorist organization

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) tries to portray itself as a group that seeks to promote understanding between Muslims and non-Muslim Americans. Seems harmless enough, especially in this age of fighting Islamofascists that want the rest of us dead. However, let's look at CAIR's profile, shall we? Thanks to the Investor's Business Daily for their research.

First of all, these people have vehemently opposed the War On Terror from the beginning. Now, they have "come out strongly against police profiling of young Muslim men behaving suspiciously at train stations." Well, I may not hold any degrees from any Ivy League colleges, nor did I marry a ketchup heiress, but I think my senses are functioning properly in that I've seen pictures of the terrorists that have attacked us here and abroad. They're all of Middle Eastern descent. Therefore, logic says we should...randomly search little old white ladies' shoes?
The terror-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, says two New York officials' push for such targeted profiling on city subways is offensive and ignorant.

"Terror comes in all shapes and sizes," insists Wissam Nasr, director of CAIR's New York branch.

Never mind that eight young Muslim men bombed London's tube. Or that 19 young Muslim men attacked New York in 2001. Or that every suspect on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists is a Muslim man, with nearly half going by the name Mohammed.
Cool, IBD's observation here confirms that my last successful eye exam was accurate. Whew! Continuing...
CAIR should know better than anyone who does fit the terrorist profile. Three of its own officials were recently convicted of terror-related crimes. One even worked for Hooper. He's now in prison for conspiring to kill Americans.

A lawsuit filed against CAIR by the family of former FBI official John P. O'Neill, who was killed on 9-11, charges that the group, which evolved from a known Hamas front, is "a key player in international terrorism."

Congress is investigating CAIR and has repeatedly invited its executive director to deny the mounting terror charges under oath. But Nihad Awad, a Palestinian American, refuses. If CAIR is not tied to terrorism, why not clear the air at a televised hearing?
Yes, why not?
Tellingly, CAIR after 9-11 refused to single out al-Qaida or Osama bin Laden for condemnation. After the London bombings, it endorsed an anti-terror edict so broad it was meaningless -- and one that was loaded with qualifiers.

Instead of condemning attacks against British or American or Israeli non-Muslims, it hedged by denouncing "all acts of terrorism targeting civilians" and "innocent lives" -- leaving non-Muslims to wonder if they fall into those categories, knowing that jihadists don't necessarily consider them innocent or civilian.
How about that? Looks like CAIR is getting Clintonesque with its word-parsing.
Hooper is also on record claiming CAIR receives no "support from any overseas group or government." But land records revealed in the book "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington" put the lie to that claim.

It turns out that an anti-Israeli foundation run by the crown prince of Dubai owns the very deed to CAIR's headquarters located almost in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol. The foundation has held telethons to support families of Palestinian suicide bombers.

Against these facts, it's hard to trust anything CAIR says regarding the fight against terror.
Like I've stated on countless occasions, until the peaceful or moderate factions of Islam confront, rat out, and destroy the radical elements of their religion (and said radical elements includes CAIR), they will continue to suffer the stigma being attached, fairly or not, to the religion of Islam.