As members of the Black Lives Matters movement incite violence against police officers, a controversial U.S.-based Muslim group that was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist-funding case is joining forces.
Leaders and members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations joined Black Lives Matter in a march on the California State Capitol last week, reported Breitbart News.
The rally Sept. 2 targeted a new bill that would expand bans on racial profiling to include “perceived ethnicity.”
Calls to attack police, meanwhile, have been followed by murders attributed to the Black Lives Matters rhetoric.
In Texas, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman linked the “execution-style” killing of white Deputy Darren Goforth in suburban Houston by a black man, Shannon J. Miles, to the movement.
“Our assumption is that he was a target because he wore a uniform,” the sheriff said, according to CBS News.
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Black Lives Matter activists at the Minnesota State Fair chanted “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon” two days before Fox Lake, Illinois police officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was shot to death.
“They’re putting the lives of police officers at risk by encouraging other angry people to hate the police and target them,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a civil-rights leader, WND columnist and author of the new book “The Antidote.” “This is an evil group.”
“I haven’t seen such hate since the New Black Panther Party started going after whites several years ago,” he told WND.
Breitbart Editor Joel Pollack noted that CAIR’s association with Black Lives Matter contradicts the Muslim group’s insistence that its associations with Islamic extremism can be overlooked because it helps law enforcement work with the Muslim community.
Black Lives Matters was born from the controversy over the killing of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown by white officer Darren Wilson, which was followed by nightly protests, rioting and looting. Brown, however, was found by both a grand jury and a Department of Justice investigation to have been the aggressor, attempting to wrest the officers’ gun away after charging him. Just before the incident, surveillance video showed Brown in a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store.
CAIR touts itself as a Muslim civil rights group, but federal prosecutors in 2007 named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund Hamas, and more than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.
FBI wiretap evidence from the Holy Land case showed CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad was at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia. CAIR, according to the evidence, was born out of a need to give a “media twinkle” to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law in the U.S.
As WND reported in 2010, a federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence” to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”