Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR (Council on anti-American Islamic Relations) expands its attack on Dr. Zudhi Jasser, an American Muslim and former U.S. Naval Officer for telling the truth about Islam that seditious terror-linked groups like CAIR don’t want the American public to hear.
CNS Having failed in an earlier attempt to scupper the appointment of a prominent anti-Islamist Muslim to a statutory international religious freedom watchdog, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is actively trying to have him removed from the post.
CAIR Press Release CAIR called on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to investigate one of its own members for seeking to deny religious rights to Muslim military personnel. USCIRF Vice Chair Zuhdi Jasser appeared on Fox News (below) to speak out against the Pentagon’s recent broadening of religious rights for minority faiths. While supporting those broadened rights for Sikhs and Jews, Jasser decried the expanded rights as they applied to American Muslims.
He claimed the Obama administration is “bending over backwards for political correctness,” which will lead to what he called “litigation jihad.”
Today the CAIR litigation jihadists repeated its request to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to investigate one of its own members, this time for being funded by the same group that backs a number of notorious “Islamophobes.”
In a letter sent today to USCIRF Chairman Dr. Robert P. George, Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, wrote in part:
“We are writing today to expand upon the concerns regarding Dr. Zuhdi Jasser that were expressed on our letter to you dated January 24, 2014. Additional information has come to light regarding the financial dependence of Dr. Jasser’s American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) on groups known for promoting Islamophobia in the United States.
“Tax filings for the New York-based Abstraction Fund reveal that between 2010 and 2012, Jasser’s organization accepted $45,000 in grants and contributions. In 2012, 82 percent of the Fund’s total $1,982,930 contributions and grants went to groups known for their active role in spreading anti-Islam prejudice.”
CAIR lists among its renowned “Islamophobe” groups: Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism, Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch, Daniel Pipes, Spencer and Geller’s Stop Islamization of America, whom CAIR condemns because notorious far left wing communist group, Southern Poverty Law Center, listed them as ‘hate’ groups.
Jasser, a practicing Muslim, was featured in that report as an enabler of anti-Muslim bigotry. The report noted that Jasser heads a group that “applauded” an anti-sharia amendment to Oklahoma’s state Constitution that would have implemented state-sponsored discrimination against Islam. (No, it upheld the Constitution’s provision that no foreign law will supersede American law)
Jasser also narrated “The Third Jihad,” a
propaganda fact-filled film created by the Clarion Fund, which depicts Muslims as inherently violent and seeking world domination, (with examples backed up by quotes from the quran). Ray Kelly, former NYPD police commissioner also appeared in the film.
In 2012, a broad national coalition of 64 far left and Muslim organizations and individuals sent a letter to Senators Inouye, McConnell and Durbin expressing “deep concern” at the appointment of Zuhdi Jasser to USCIRF.
In 2013, CAIR published a major report, “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States,” which identifies 37 organizations (including Bare Naked Islam) dedicated to promoting the type of anti-Islam
In concluding his letter to USCIRF, Saylor wrote:
“CAIR values, advocates for and has pursued legal action to protect free speech and freedom of expression (No, they always do the opposite, attempting to stifle free speech whenever it’s criticism of Islam). Dr. Jasser has every right to advocate for the causes and organizations with which he chooses to align AIFD. At issue here is the reasonable concern that arises regarding Dr. Jasser accepting financial support from anti-Muslim groups while he is serving on a commission advocating for religious freedom.
“Given the expanding evidence of AFID’s financial dependency on groups funding anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States, we do not believe Dr. Jasser can act as an honest voice regarding religious freedom domestically or internationally.”