WHOA! You don’t try to bully one of America’s fiercest defenders of the First Amendment, especially when you have been exposed as a front group for Islamic terrorists by Congress, the DOJ, and the FBI.
Thomas More Law Center The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) attempted to silence a speech by Richard Thompson to the Greater Oakland Republican Club on the internal threat posed to America by Radical Islam by using their customary name-calling intimidation tactics, which have proven successful in the past. This time their tactics did not work.
Thompson, the President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, was invited to speak on Tuesday, April 1st. On Monday, however, CAIR-MI launched a press release demanding that the Republican Club disinvite Thompson, labeling him a “notorious Islamophobe” with a “long track record of fear-mongering.” The Club refused to cave-in to the ploy and the speech went on as planned in a packed room.
Thompson, responding to the Club’s decision not to cave-in to CAIR, commented, “I applaud the Greater Oakland Republican Club for its steadfast defense of the constitutional right to free speech. Sadly, too many groups and individuals lack the moral courage to say “No” to CAIR. And as long as their bullying tactics work on some weak-kneed Americans, they will continue their efforts to restrict free speech.”
Thompson began his speech by informing the audience that they have witnessed first-hand the operation of Sharia law—silencing the free speech right of anyone who dares criticize Islam. Thompson went on to describe CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial where the supposed charity and five of its organizers were found guilty by a federal jury of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Thompson also pointed to the stated plans of one of CAIR’s founders, Omar Ahmad, that Islam is in America to become dominant and the highest authority.
Thompson also quoted a statement from the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, “CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.”