And now, with two newly elected Muslim Brotherhood/CAIR-linked congresswomen, one a ‘proud’ Palestinian Muslim herself, support among Democrats for this terrorist group will only increase. In 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned America that the self-proclaimed “Muslim civil-rights” group, CAIR, was really part of the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.
It will come as no surprise to BNI readers that CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, actually functions as the “Special Operations Division” (SOD) of the political department of the HAMAS. Part of the CAIR “SOD” functions is to attack with media propaganda any person or organization who analyzes or criticizes CAIR.
IPT According to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is known “to have ties to terrorism,” and cutting off contact with the Islamist group “should be government-wide policy.” In 2009, Schumer joined with Republican Senate colleagues Jon Kyl of Arizona and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma in writing to the FBI to praise reports that the Bureau had cut off all non-criminal investigative contact with CAIR due to its roots in a Hamas-support network.
However, just a few years later, according to Schumer, D-N.Y., CAIR is to be applauded “for its determination to continue to spread humanity around the world and to cultivate mutual understanding amongst Americans of all backgrounds and cultures … I know that the Council on American-Islamic Relations will continue to serve New York State and the nation for many years to come.”
During the investigation into and prosecution of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), an FBI official explained in a written response, evidence placed CAIR and its founders in a group called the Palestine Committee. “Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and HAMAS, which was designated as a terrorist organization in 1995.”
It was because of those internal records, however, that prosecutors named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land prosecution. CAIR appealed to have that status stricken from the record. It lost. “The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR … the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas,” U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.
CAIR has established roots in the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a group found to be a front for Hamas. In June 2007 federal prosecutors named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas-support trial against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). The “List of Unindicted Co-conspirator and/or Joint Venturers” designates CAIR as a co-conspirator because of its associations with the US Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.
Prosecutors say that the Palestine Committee was created specifically to help Hamas through financial and political support in the United States. CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad (its current chairman emeritus) is listed as an individual committee member and is an unindicted co-conspirator, too. In other cases, CAIR employees have been prosecuted for engaging in their own conspiracies.
Nihad Awad, a co-founder and the only executive director CAIR has ever had. CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad “was a leader within the Palestinian Committee, FBI agent Lara Burns testified during the HLF trial. Ahmad previously served as president of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), Burns testified. The IAP also was a Palestine Committee branch which was devoted to issuing Hamas propaganda, records show.
People at that 1993 Philadelphia meeting attended by Nihad Awad and led by Ahmad discussed Hamas often. Among their principal concerns was how to advocate for Hamas positions without being pegged as terror supporters.
Schumer is simply the latest in a parade of politicians to bless CAIR with his endorsement and the imprimatur of legitimacy. Such accolades are staples at banquets which raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for CAIR chapters throughout the country. The politicians’ endorsements help CAIR establish credibility as an influential organization. That, in turn, helps persuade people to open their checkbooks.
In Illinois, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, a former top aide to presidents Obama and Clinton, were among dozens of politicians, mostly Democrats, who lauded CAIR in messages similar to Schumer’s. Durbin has been especially accessible to CAIR officials. Like Schumer, he now endorses a group he once described as “unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its association with groups that are suspect…”
It’s an astonishing number of people who are charged with safeguarding America, and who should by now know about the evidence tying CAIR to Hamas. Some, like Schumer and Durbin, have expressed knowledge of this fact in the past but still see no problem lending their names, and the credibility of their offices, to propping up a branch of a Hamas-support network.
IPT In August of 2008, a CAIR Houston Banquet featured messages of support from not one, but three members of Congress. In fact, the Congressmen in question were the exact same three who offered support for CAIR’s causes at CAIR Houston’s September 2007 Conference. The 2008 Houston Conference took this support to the next level, as two “Certificates of Congressional Recognition and/or Appreciation” were presented to CAIR.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to CAIR reading:
“You are soundly recognized by the 18th Congressional District for dedication and commitment of the United States that is truly worthy of respect, admiration and accommodation of the U.S. Congress.” “How proud I am to have been associated with CAIR’s legislative work in the United States… We need CAIR and we need all of you supporting CAIR, for it has been willing to stand up and be courageous in time that were difficult. I’m reminded, in 1995 and the first terrorist act on the soil of the United States, so account for anti-Muslim feelings. I joined with my friend and Council member M.J. Khan to join together in Houston to stand up against violence.”
After Jackson Lee spoke at the CAIR Houston Banquet, a representative from the offices of Congressman Al Green (D-TX) spoke briefly before presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to CAIR Houston on behalf of Congressman Green. To top it off, a letter written to CAIR from Congressman Nick Lampson (D-TX) was read aloud to the audience. Part of the letter read:
“Since 1994 CAIR has been a leading advocate and addresses some of the most important issues facing our nation. CAIR has served a vital function in the Houston area through its dedication to educating communities about Islam and its work in protecting civil liberties, as well as promoting civil rights… I wish you continued success for many years to come.”
Former Presidential Candidate and U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has shown his support for CAIR by sending a video message praising the organization to the CAIR-Chicago 4th Annual Banquet:
“As the Council on American-Islamic Relations meets I want to pledge to you. I continue to pledge for your efforts to make sure that the powerful message of Islam, a message of peace and reconciliation reverberates. I want to make sure that you know that you have a friend in the United States Congress.”
Less than a month after CAIR’s designation in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) expressed his wholehearted support for CAIR at a CAIR-Seattle Banquet:
“I always enjoy being with people like CAIR because you inspire me really to keep fighting… And I think that’s why this kind of an organization is so important for people to understand that you have a right in America to say whatever you believe. And I think you ought to exercise that. That’s being a real American.”
Members of CAIR have done just this: expressed their right to say whatever they believe. It is clear they believe that virtually all U.S. counter-terror investigations are erroneous, flawed, and discriminatory.
The Oct. 19 event drew letters of support and congratulations from 101 elected officials and candidates, nearly all Democrats. That group includes 17 U.S. senators, including likely presidential candidates Cory Booker of New Jersey and California’s Kamala Harris. Other prominent Democratic senators signing salutation letters to CAIR include Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, Florida’s Bill Nelson, 2016 vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine from Virginia and New Jersey’s Robert Menendez.
Member of Congress Said:
“Your focus to educate and build bridges among people are a testament to the truth of America; that we are a more powerful, more secure, and more just nation when we celebrate and embrace our diversity.”
“As our country faces new threats to civil rights, it is crucial that active participation in our democracy be protected and allowed to prosper. CAIR’s efforts to provide American Muslims a voice in the public square and encourage civic engagement are vital as we work to unite against all forms of hate.”
“In the face of intolerant and exclusionary policies, CAIR has steadfastly defended the constitutional rights of American Muslims who aspire to build better lives for their families and contribute to our communities and our great nation. Today, as we continue to promote tolerance and eliminate hate in our society, CAIR’s work remains as important as it was the day of its founding in 1994.”
CAIR’s web site features a page devoted to politicians’ accolades. It features endorsements from 58 members of the House and Senate, 56 of them Democrats. That includes senators Christopher Murphy of Connecticut, Michigan’s Carl Levin, Maryland’s Barbara Mikulski, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota and Virginia’s Mark Warner. Likewise, in the House, approval has come from 17 members of the California delegation, Virginia’s James P. Moran, Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate this fall.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism obtained a copy of the booklet containing all the letters, which can be seen here. Many of them use similar language, likely supplied by CAIR. Most note the event and praise the organization for its civil-rights and anti-bigotry work.
Democrats and their allies are fond of ridiculing their opponents as ignorant rubes who ignore evidence to advance a political view. What do they call this?
Since its founding in 1993, the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has presented itself publicly as a benign Muslim American “civil rights organization.” From that time to this, however, the United States government has known that CAIR actually is an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian franchise: Hamas, a group officially designated since 1994 as a terrorist organization.
New Palestinian Muslim congresswoman Rashids Tlaib openly supports the US Muslim Brotherhood organization CAIR that aims to destroy the USA from within. Tlaib did not don a US flag after she won a seat in the House of Representatives. Instead, she chose to celebrate her win as a representative of the American people in a different way. She wore the flag of a non-country called “palestine.”
Interestingly enough, she received no backlash about “dual loyalty” for a blatant act of loyalty to a different entity besides the USA. Here she is at a recent Muslim Brotherhood event. She gloats at how people voted for her for standing up for values, progressive values. All of these things are values that the Muslim Brotherhood vehemently opposes. She then calls CAIR a civil rights organization. That’s another big lie. As soon as the Muslim Brotherhood gains enough power, it will impose Sharia law and take away rights from naive freedom-loving Americans.
Rashida Tlaib presenting at CAIR Conference
CAIR is established by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee” which is Hamas in America
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