When I heard that the leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations demanded Donald Trump apologize for having a protesting Muslim woman ejected from the candidate’s rally in South Carolina, first I laughed.
Then I realized Donald Trump should be demanding that CAIR and its executive director, Nihad Awad, apologize to America.
What for? Let me count the reasons:
- CAIR and Awad promote terrorism:More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged with or convicted of terrorism-related crimes. One FBI official said: “Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters.”The Department of Justice named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, the largest terrorist fundraising case, which convicted the charity of funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. When CAIR appealed being named a co-conspirator to terrorist fundraising, a federal judge in 2010 affirmed there was ample evidence for the decision and agreed that CAIR had been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.” In 2009, FBI Assistant Director John Miller wrote to then-Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., confirming that the bureau had “suspended any formal engagement” with CAIR field offices around the country, explaining the move came “in part as a result of evidence gathered through FBI investigation and presented in connection with the Holy Land Foundation trial.”In November 2014, the United Arab Emirates, a Muslim nation, named CAIR as one of 82 designated terrorist organizations around the world, placing it in the company of al-Qaida and ISIS.
- CAIR is an offshoot of the radical international Muslim Brotherhood:In the Holy Land Foundation case in 2008, a document presented as evidence was a “100-year plan” by the Brotherhood to destroy the U.S. and Western civilization from within “so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”According to an FBI memo written by the former head of the bureau’s counterterrorism division, Awad is a member and leader of the terrorist group Hamas. FBI wiretap evidence showed Awad attended an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders in Philadelphia. All attendees of the meeting were Hamas members, according to the FBI.
- Awad claimed on Saudi TV in 2013 that Muslims discovered America:”There are historical accounts according to which the Muslims preceded Columbus, who is said to have discovered the U.S.,” claimed Awad. “Some documents and accounts indicate that Muslim seafarers were the first to reach the U.S., [so] the bottom line is that Islam played a part in the establishment and development of the U.S.”
- CAIR leaders told Muslims they are in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country.In 1998, Omar Ahmad told the gathering of Muslims: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” and, “The Quran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”Omar Ahmad’s statement was reported by the Fremont Argus newspaper in California in 1998. Both the reporter and editor stood by their story despite repeated denials by Ahmad.
- Awad is a person of interest to both the FBI and the National Security Agency.The FBI obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to monitor Awad’s electronic communications, records show. Starting in November 2006, agents in the bureau’s Washington field office began collecting messages from at least two of Awad’s CAIR email accounts and at least one of his personal email accounts. Attorneys at the FBI’s National Security Branch convinced the Justice Department’s Office of Intelligence and a FISA Court judge that the agency had probable cause to investigate Awad as a terrorist target who “may be engaged in certain criminal activity on behalf of a foreign power.”
- Awad said Muslims are in the best position to “run” America.In a 2000 speech to the Islamic Society of North America, Awad told his Muslim audience: “Muslims in America are in the best position to show Islam and to show action and to show vision – not only for a Muslim school, how it should be run, but for an entire society, how it should be run. Who better can lead America than Muslims?”
- CAIR’s IRS tax exemption was terminated and it has consistently failed to file 990 reports on where its funding originates.Former Rep. Wolf told the IRS commissioner in a 2011 letter made public: “It is my understanding that CAIR repeatedly failed to file its annual disclosure report, Form 990, for at least the last three years. Compliance with this law is the only assurance the public has that an organization claiming tax-exempt status is not abusing this privilege. Given CAIR’s status as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing case, this failure to comply with federal disclosure laws is all the more troubling.”
- CAIR fabricates Muslim “hate crimes” and exaggerates them for its own political purposes.See the long list of fabricated Muslim “hate crimes” claimed by CAIR – without apology!
- CAIR blamed “right-wing extremist” for the fatal attack in Benghazi.CAIR tweeted this message to explain the Benghazi attack: “Meet The Right-Wing Extremist Behind the Anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Deadly Riots.” The message included a link to a blog post by anti-Zionist activist Max Blumenthal, son of Hillary Clinton pal Sidney Blumenthal, which contended “the rioting was provoked by an obscure, low-budget anti-Muslim film called ‘The Innocence of Muslims.'”
I could go on, but isn’t this enough?
Isn’t it about time somebody with guts stood up to this charade?
How about calling a jihadist a jihadist for once?
I think Trump’s just the guy to do it.
Don’t back down, Donald. Turn the tables on these monsters posing as “civil rights activists.”
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