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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), officially the Washington Trust Foundation (WTF) [2] is an Islamic terrorist propaganda organization based in Washington D.C. whose stated aim is to portray "a positive image of Islam" through public relations and the media.


In 2014, the United Arab Emirates designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.[3] CAIR was founded by three leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), in June 1994.[4]


It has been cited of one of the group's founder Omar Ahmad's alleged 1998 assertion that Islam must one day dominate the U.S.[5]

It was elaborated: 'How Hamas founded CAIR.'[6].

The group's executive director is "Palestinian " American Nihad Awad - a Hamas supporter since March 22, 1994.[7][8][9]

Shortly before his CAIR career, "Palestine" propaganda group (IAP Islamic Association for Palestine) where Awad served as 'public relations director', published malicious anti-Semitic material including by Holocaust denier.[10]

Engaged in 'crudely anti-Jewish,' propaganda in 1999.[11]

In 2021, Awad dropped a quick assertion that Tel Aviv—Israel’s largest city and the place where its independence was declared—is "occupied." Prays for its so-called "Liberation."[12]


In fact, this Islamic lobby has a long record of Hamas, Hezbollah affiliation.[13][14]

It's engaged in fooling the establishment.[15]

In 2020, CAIR claimed that the victims of (9/11 where Arab Muslims massacred close to 3,000 for Jihad) that the Muslims are actually the victims.[16]

As a routine of sowing divisions in the US, after the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, it gave its "input" that it's supposedly: "Hard to imagine ‘black or Muslim defendant in the same circumstances being found not guilty.’"[17] Deceitfully, conveniently linking black and Muslim. As if all Muslims are supposedly linked to/with race issue in America.
(Related: The Black Lives Matter protests have triggered discussions on racism toward Blacks in the Arab and Muslim world. Activists are looking to change attitudes around skin color in their societies.[18])

Description[19]

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an “Islamic advocacy group,” based in Washington, D.C. that describes itself as a “nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization” and “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.”

While the group’s stated mission is to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims,” the group lobbies on national, state and chapter levels, for various anti-Israel initiatives. CAIR regularly issues “action alerts,” encouraging readers to send prepared letters to United States Members of Congress on various issues and pieces of legislation. The group also puts out press releases, writes op-eds and offers speakers as well as videos and studies meant to be used by the media.

As part of its activities the group has fought against the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (AAA), promoted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, demonized Israel and attempted to diminish American support for Israel.

CAIR has also partnered with a wide variety of other anti-Israel groups including Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). The group was founded “in 1994 by several leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a now-defunct organization that was once described by the U.S. government as part of ‘Hamas’ propaganda apparatus.”

Many of CAIR’s leaders have also expressed hatred of Israel and Zionism.

In November 2014, CAIR, along with the Muslim American Society (MAS), was reportedly listed as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Noted People

  • Nihad Awad - National Executive Director "Palestinian" American (earlier, group he was at, promoted hate material including by Holocaust denier.[10])
  • Edward Ahmed Mitchell - Deputy Director
  • Ibrahim Hooper - Communications Director
  • Robert McCaw - Government Affairs Department Director
  • Zainab Chaudry - Director of Maryland Outreach
  • Hussam Ayloush - S. California (Indian Muslim)[20]
  • Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR in Michigan, has spread anti-Semitism and incitement.[21] He also showed support for terrorist Leila Khaled.
  • Zahra Billoo, San Francisco, CA. (A hater[22][23][24][25] and Farrakhan supporter.[26])

Overview

  • CAIR maintains it is simply an Islamic-rights group, but the Justice Department says it is a front group not only for Hamas, but for its parent the radical Muslim Brotherhood – a worldwide jihadist movement that prosecutors say has a secret plan to impose Shariah law on the U.S.[27]
  • "From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists," said assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg in a separate court filing.[27]

The Washington Times calls CAIR a pressure group which is "eager to pull down the nation's homeland security procedures" [19]

CAIR leadership has been criticized for supporting Islamic terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas.[28]

The Co-founder of CAIR, Omar Ahmad, has publicly stated:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran ... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.[29]
Ahmad has claimed he was misquoted, but the experienced reporter and noted terror expert Daniel Pipes, who heard him say it, stands by his story's accuracy.

Spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told the Star Tribune "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future, but I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."[30][31]

CAIR supported the anti-Capitalist Occupy Wall Street-movement.[32]

CAIR wants "prayer rooms" for adherents of Islam in schools.[33]

A 2023 extensive report details decades of antisemitism at CAIR.[34]

Federal Court Designation as Terrorist Group

A federal judge has determined that the Justice Department provided "ample evidence" to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, in fact a front for Hamas. The ruling, handed down July 1, 2010, was unsealed on November 26, 2010.[35][36]

Terrorism

CAIR's "Palestinian" American Nihad Awad, in 1994, declared his support for Hamas.[37] He said:[38]
“I used to support the PLO, and I used to be the President of the General Union of Palestine Students which is part of the PLO here in the United States, but after I researched the situation inside Palestine and outside, I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.”

In March, 2021, this CAIR executive director Nihad Awad and Esam Omeish, a board member at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., offered tributes to a top Hamas leader who died in Ramallah. “May Allah have mercy on you Dr. Akram Kharroubi, you were an excellent brother, friend, scholar and help to others,” wrote Awad. Awad described Kharroubi as a “great figure” who was “kind-hearted, honest in speech, cheerful in countenance, strict in truth, patient with adversity” and had spent his life “in the occupation prisons after leaving work and life in Washington.”[39]


CAIR is registered as a lobbying group and is required by tax laws to report to the IRS contributions over $5,000. The organization skirts disclosure laws by playing a shell game with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) branches. This allows CAIR to hide donations from foreigners, "make it possible to collect millions of dollars from oil-rich Muslim nations without disclosure."[40]


CAIR tends to name right-leaning organizations as "hate groups" and "Islamophobes". In addition they name individuals, "whose primary purpose is to promote prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims and whose work regularly demonstrates Islamophobic themes."[41] Some of the organizations targeted include Fox News, The Washington Times, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Mark Levin Show, National Review, Christian Broadcasting Network, Family Security Matters and the American Center for Law and Justice. Some individuals targeted include Herman Cain, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), David Yerushalmi, Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), Walid Shoebat.

There is controversy over whether they are a civil liberties group or just masquerading as one.[42][43]


As it was noted, as late as in 2022, CAIR not only inspires terrorists. It's historically linked to them."[44]

FL House Bill HR 1209

In February 2024, Florida House passed bill slamming Hamas-linked CAIR. The House Resolution 1209 encourages all state and local government agencies in Florida to “suspend contact and outreach activities” with CAIR, citing the group’s extensive history of terror connections and anti-Jewish bigotry. The non-binding resolution, which was passed 98-15, comes as CAIR faces growing public disapproval over its extremist rhetoric and record of pro-Hamas sympathies in the aftermath of Oct. 7, when Hamas massacred more than 1,200 men, women and children in southern Israel.[45]

CAIR's claims, PR

CAIR has publicly condemned terrorism since their report following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing[46] and since September 11, 2001, has complied a 68-page list of its various anti-terrorism campaigns.[47] Most recently, CAIR joined many Americans in welcoming the death of Osama Bin Laden.[48] However, in the early 1990s CAIR was affiliated with several groups connected to Hamas and several individuals connected to it claimed to support Hamas. Most notable of these is former IAP (Islamic Association of Palestine) officer Nihad Awad, the group's executive director.[4] This, along with the Department of Justice's decision to initially list CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution, has led to confusion [sic] as to whether the group supports Hamas, a known terrorist organization. CAIR claims to address these allegations on its website.[49]

Linked lawyer advocacy for anti Police Molotov Cocktail thrower

Lawyer, Rizvi who had been awarded a law school scholarship sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, helped secure bail for Islamic Molotov Cocktail-Throwing-at-Police NYC lawyer Orooj Rahman, around BLM riots.[50] Description:[51]

On May 30, in the first days of protests and looting in New York City following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Urooj Rahman and her friend Colinford Mattis allegedly gathered gasoline and other materials in order to construct Molotov cocktails.

2020 Orooj Rahman before throwing Molotov cocktail at Police car.

According to court documents, they brought the homemade bombs to the protest, and Rahman is accused of hurling a Molotov cocktail inside the broken window of a police car. The pair also reportedly attempted to distribute the Molotov cocktails to others to encourage them to do the same. After initially being released on bail, the court on Friday ordered both of them back to jail. If convicted, they could face between 5 and 20 years in federal prison and be disbarred. During her attack on the police car, Rahman wore a Palestinian keffiya covering her nose and mouth in imitation of Palestinian protesters. A photo of her that appears in court papers shows her brandishing a Molotov cocktail in one hand while holding the keffiya over the lower part of her face with the other hand. In a video interview with Loudlabs News conducted on a Brooklyn street, Rahman wears a blue medical mask and additionally wraps her keffiya around the back of her neck and over her lower face. This imitation of Palestinian protesters does not appear to be accidental.

During the interview, Rahman justified the violence taking place against the police. People are so angry and frustrated over the deaths of Eric Garner, George Floyd, and too many others, she said, that the only answer is violence: "This s--t won't ever stop unless we f—king take it all down, and that's why the anger is being expressed tonight in this way. These people have so much pain – we all have so much pain from how f—ked up this country is towards black lives. This has to stop. And the only way they hear, the only way they hear us is through violence, through the means that they use. We've got to use the [slave] master's tools, that's what my friend always says."

When asked if she had heard that some police officers were hurt that night, Rahman again justified violence and blamed the mayor for not pulling the police back. Violence would continue, she warned, because "nothing else works." She also asserted that no reform of the police would be sufficient and declared, "It's not gonna be enough until they defund the police."

Rahman has a history as both a supporter of the Palestinian cause and an anti-police activist from her student days at Fordham Law.

Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek, a former Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) New York attorney and board member, In March 2022, Last month, she sent "All love and support to the magnificent" - to infamous[52][53] racist Zahra Billoo. In Apr 2022 at an Al Awda anti Israel demonstration she glorified Jihad and terror groups.[54]

Salaedin Maksut

Salaedin Maksut, Executive Director of CAIR-NJ, on May 11, 2021, played into anti Semitic tropes, a rant that included somethingabout "money"[55] and the racist Arab-Islamist ironically used the R word on his victims.

Jihadist John Allen Muhammad & CAIR's propaganda

The mass murderer Islamic terrorist, Nation of Islam member, John Allen Muhammad with his disciple Lee Malvo (2002), before jihadi drawing[56] were publicized, CAIR, propagated as if it was not.[57] related to Islamic terrorism.

Loonwatch

CAIR was behind 'Loonwatch.com' hate site dedicated to smearing and defaming any foe of jihadi violence and active 2009-2018 and was widely cited by Leftists and jihad enablers, even in the establishment media. [58]

Lady Al Qaeda / cyanide

Mainstream Muslim groups, such as: CAIR,Especially, the Islamist lobby: CAIR.[59][60] American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), the Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CSJ), and the Muslim American Society PACE, held a "Free Dr. Aafia Advocacy Day" in Washington D.C., where they met with congressional offices and lobbied for[61] the release of 'Lady Al Qaeda' - Pakistani "scientist" Islamic terrorist Aafiya Siddiqui, who plotted to carry out mass murder via chemical attacks[62] in NY, among other crimes. The racist Muslim demanded that any juror at her trial take a DNA rest to test if he or she is Jewish.[63]


In a November 11, 2021 panel that was streamed live on YouTube, CAIR-TX Panel on Aafia Siddiqui – Siddiqui’s Attorney Marwa Elbially: U.S. Government Lies on "Large Scale" Like with Jessica Lynch; Activist Linda Sarsour: Siddiqui "Embodies" a Political Prisoner.[64]


See related: Muslim bigot Malik Faisal Akram

With neo-Nazi Baker

CAIR-sponsored fund-raisers and conferences featured former neo-Nazi leader William Baker[20] and racist jihadist cleric Wagdy Ghoneim.

At a 1998 CAIR event, Ghoneim sang, "No to the Jews, descendants of the apes." And, after he was deported in 2004 for overstaying his visa, Hussam Ayloush, CAIR's Southern California director, called Ghoneim's removal from the U.S. "a dent in our civil rights struggle."[37]

CAIR FL

A 2019 report:[65]

Hamze's SFMF is an umbrella group for a number of Islamic organizations in Florida. Both SFMF and several of its member-bodies boast ties to extremist operatives. On June 2, for example, just a week before the Group Violence Initiative event, SFMF promoted an event featuring hardline Islamist speakers and hosted by one of its member-organizations. The Islamic Foundation of South Florida's "Grand Iftar" featured prominent Islamist activist Yusuf Abdallah as a keynote speaker. In February, Abdallah was the subject of international news coverage after it emerged that he was to share a stage with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, despite Abdallah's well-documented history of violently-themed anti-Semitism. On his Facebook account, Abdallah posted a "very beautiful" story about a 'resistance hero' named Zharif al-Tawl, who took revenge against Jewish "gangs" by providing guns to "kill more than 20 jews" and "fire rockets at Tel Aviv."

This dangerous rhetoric is typical of the company that SFMF officials keep. Before leading SFMF, Hamze served as the "executive and operations director" of the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Under his watch, in July 2014, CAIR-Florida sponsored a pro-Hamas rally in Miami, at which participants chanted "We are Hamas! We are Jihad!" CAIR has repeatedly denied involvement, yet CAIR was listed on Facebook as a sponsor of the event and CAIR affiliates organized and attended the event.

In fact, Hamze's SFMF and CAIR-Florida continue to share officials. For example, Wilfredo Ruiz is an Executive Committee Member for Public Relations at SFMF, and also the communications director for CAIR Florida. Ruiz's history, like many others at CAIR and SFMF, is riddled with working with pro-Hamas and anti-Semitic groups. In an article Ruiz wrote for a Spanish Islamic website, he offers an anti-Semitic conspiracy that the Talmud, an ancient Jewish text, [sic] instructs Jews to [falsely claimed] "throw dead dogs and monkeys" at the graves of Jesus and Mohammad. In another instance, Ruiz 'liked' a Facebook post denying the Holocaust and claiming "Hitler was not to [sic] bad after all."

Currently, SFMF's Facebook is managed by Abdur Rahman al-Ghani, who offers similar extreme rhetoric. He has used his personal Facebook page to denounce Jews, calling them "demonic" and "the most evil on earth."

Azza Abuseif

CAIR-AZ Executive Director Azza Abuseif defended Gaza born "Palestinian" racist 'Cannibalism posting doctor', Pediatric Radiologist Dr. Fidaa Wishah, who was fired from her job at a children's hospital last week after accusing Israel of "cannibalism" on social media.[66]

Abubakar Osman / Sadiqq Abu Osman

CAIR-MN Official Abubakar Osman, or Sadiqq Abu Osman, posted on Facebook back in 2008: “i wish hitler was alive to f*** up the jewish ppl.”[67][68][69][70]

Pro-Pakistan propaganda

CAIR is involved in pushing Anti-Hindu and Pro-Pakistan propaganda.[71]

Hate

Hate crime rationalization

In 2019, it kind of justified San Diego Neo-Nazi synagogue attack and Muslim children singing about beheading Jews in Philadelphia.[72]

On Campus

Due to CAIR lobby hateful activism, in large part, it is "how CUNY became America's most anti-Semitic university."[73]

In May 2023, Islamic commencement speaker Fatima Mousa Mohammed slammed City University of New York (CUNY) Law for supporting ‘fascist’ (sic) NYPD, oppressive systems.[74] (Despite CUNY record of radical left). YouTube[75] "initially took the speech down but then after an uproar by radical leftist groups supporting Defund Police. Especially after protest by Islamic lobby CAIR, they reposted the vile speech back online.

Activism for racists

In 2022, Cair fought against the firing of a racist Arab Palestine "activist" - Natalie Abulhawa. [76]

Sexual discrimination and harassment

In an apparent fear of discovery of rampant sexual discrimination and harassment inside the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the lobby in Jan 2022, dropped its lawsuit against whistleblower, which was about trying to silence those who have spoken out, and to frighten others into silence.[77]

Amira Elghawaby

In Jan 2023 Justin Trudeau announced a new “special representative to "combat" "Islamophobia," CAIR linked[78][79] Amira Elghawaby. Her office will have a budget of $5,6000,000,[80] according to spokesperson from the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen.

Conservative reaction:[81]
Trudeau again chooses to divide Canadians by appointing someone who has made anti-Quebec, anti-Jewish, and anti-police remarks. He must appoint someone who can unite all of us in the fight against racism and Islamophobia.

In 2019, bigoted Amira was on panel with infamous Imam Qadhi who bases his views on authentic Islamic doctrine. Ysair Qadhi implied that the J.. are "evil people despised by the creation," called Jews and Christians "filthy" and "impure." [82]

At barbarians attack Oct 2023

File:Ahed Tamimi arrested (6.Nov.23)

At the barbarian Iran/Hamas/PIJ onslaught Oct 2023, (attacking villages and a large concert, massacring youth, torching families alive, decapitation babies, snatching women and children and the elderly as hostages, suffocating shelters full of people, mutilating bodies, mass rape while laughing - all under Allah Akbar cries), which led to Swords of Iron, within hours of footage of the cruelty, the Islamic looby Group CAIR, put out a statement to renege on Abraham Accord and put maximum pressure on Israel.[83]

On Oct 30, 2023, Arab ‘Palestinian’ Ehad Tamimi to Jews: ‘We will slaughter you and you will say that what Hitler did to you was a joke. We will drink your blood and eat your skull.’[84][85][86] Days after her arrest,[87] CAIR called on Biden to demand Israel release Ahed Tamimi. [88]

Pilot Ibrahim Mossallam removed from service (at United), amid anti-Semitic claims after he posted messages supporting terror group Hamas’ vile slaughter of 1,200 Israelis hours after the Oct 7 invasion, calling it ‘resistance by brave people. The Arab-Muslim is also the board vice president for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Israel Relations.[89]


As Hamas terrorists spilled across the southern border of Israel, raping women, massacring concertgoers, beheading farmhands, and burning children alive, the leader of the most influential American Muslim lobbying group in the country attacked the Jewish state.[90]


CAIR executive director ‘happy to see’ Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack. Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Muslim civil rights organization, defended the Oct. 7 attack while claiming Israel has no right to self-defense. At a conference hosted by American Muslims for Palestine (Nov.24.23).


At a conference hosted by American Muslims for Palestine on Nov 24, 2023: CAIR executive director ‘happy to see’ Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack. Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Muslim civil rights organization, defended the Oct. 7 attack while claiming Israel has no right to self-defense.[91][92][93]


White House removes CAIR from national strategy on antisemitism 12.7.23


As CAIR - Nihad Awad (Nov 24) shocking statement - became public, a White House condemned[94][95] "shocking, antisemitic statements" from the Council on American-Islamic Relations executive director and the White House removed CAIR from national strategy on antisemitism.[96]

Fake "hate crime" promotion

Hesham A. Ayyad.PNG Lying Hesham A. Ayyad in Hospital.jpeg

Left:Hesham A. Ayyad, is charged with lying to police about being the victim of an anti-Palestinian hate crime; Right:Lying Hesham A. Ayyad in Hospital

In 2023, CAIR defended promoting the anti-Israel bogus "hate crime" by racist Arab "Palestinian"[97] Hesham A. Ayyad.[98][99]

See also

References

  1. Policy, C. f. (2016). C. A. I. R Is Hamas: How the Federal Government Proved That the Council on American-Islamic Relations Is a Front for Terrorism. (n.p.): CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. [1]
    On an October day in 1993, men from around the country had gathered together in the meeting room of a Philadelphia Hotel. They came from different places and they worked in different fields but they all had one thing in common. Membership in a covert organization, known as the Palestine Committee, with a single goal, to do whatever it took to support Hamas, a group formed by the secretive Muslim Brotherhood to wage a violent jihad against Israel and the Jewish people. Since it's founding the Palestine Committee had committed itself to raising millions of dollars for, and spreading propaganda on behalf of, Hamas in the United States.The members of the Palestine Committee feared that the signing of the Oslo Accords would soon lead the U.S. government to designate Hamas as a terrorist group. They knew that to continue their work, they would need help. A new organization, designed to defend their interests, push their message and keep law enforcement off their back. That organization would come to be called the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR. But there was one thing the members of the Palestine Committee didn't know. The FBI was recording every word they spoke as they conspired. The transcripts of the infamous so-called "Philly Meeting" would become key primary evidence in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, the massive Hamas terror finance trial that would lead to convictions on all 108 charges against key Hamas financiers. The federal judge in that trial would rule that the government provided "ample evidence" for associating CAIR with Hamas, and for its status as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case.This book features original Holy Land Foundation trial testimony of FBI agent Lara Burns as she walks acting district attorney Barry Jonas through the events leading up to, and during this historic moment in counterterrorism. Annotations from the Center's experts as well as excerpts from key sections of the infamous wiretaps supplement the trial testimony.The Archival Series is an effort by the Center for Security Policy to provide policymakers and the general public access to the original source documents that form the basis for understanding the nature of the Muslim Brotherhood's operations in the United States.
  2. CAIR Gets a Name Change, Moonbattery.com, September 24, 2013
  3. Days before UAE terror designation, CAIR awards jihad terror leader, JihadWatch.org, November 20, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 CAIR's Pro-Hamas Press - Front Page Magazine, December 05, 2006
  5. Art Moore, "Did CAIR founder say Islam to rule America?", WND, December 11, 2006.
  6. How and Why Hamas Founded CAIR, Mosaic Mag., Apr 15, 2019
  7. Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict, JC, October 7, 2014.
  8. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), ADL, 05.03.2022
  9. Nihad Awad stated, "After I researched the situation inside and outside Palestine, I am in support of the Hamas movement ..." [2]
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Rosen, "Hillel Blasts Harvard Awardee Over His Former Organization’s Support for Terrorism, Holocaust Denial", TabMag, Nov 14, 2017.

    Nihad Awad’s previous employer had strong ties to Hamas and published anti-Semitic screeds...

    In the early 1990s, the letter continued, “Mr. Awad was the public relations director for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) which published and distributed a monograph entitled ‘America’s Greatest Enemy: The Jew! And an Unholy Alliance!’”

    According to an autobiographical essay published in 2000, Awad joined the IAP shortly after the Gulf War and worked for the organization through the spring of 1994 before leaving to start CAIR that summer. Sometime prior to August of 1994, the monograph referred to by Fingerhut, a shockingly anti-Semitic pamphlet containing the work of a noted Holocaust denier, was published, bearing the group’s logo on its cover.
  11. D Pipes, [American Muslims for Jerusalem: Radical] Islam's American lobby, September 20, 2001. [3]. [4].
    The pattern was set at AMJ's first major event, a fundraising dinner in November 1999, which one participant has described as "crudely anti-Jewish." Speakers like Nihad Awad and Abdurahman Alamoudi vied with one another in verbally assaulting....
  12. Steven Emerson, IPT Exclusive: CAIR's Awad Considers Tel Aviv "Occupied," Prays for its Liberation, IPT News, December 1, 2021;
    Steven Emerson, Zahra Billoo’s anti-Semitism unleashed with CAIR’s backing, JNS, Apr 18, 2022. Billoo and her boss, CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad, don’t believe that Israel should exist. At least, Billoo comes right out and says it. Awad plays it coy, dropping a quick assertion that Tel Aviv—Israel’s largest city and the place where its independence was declared—is "occupied."</blockquote>
  13. I. Chernick, Ilhan Omar to speak at banquet for group known for terrorist group support, JP, Feb 19, 2019.
    CAIR has a long history of affiliation with Hamas and Hezbollah. It was reportedly a co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in US history, which went unindicted.
  14. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at DiscoverTheNetwoks
  15. CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment, by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006, pp. 3-20
  16. CAIR: Muslims Are the Real Victims of 9/11, PJMedia, Sep 11, 2020.
  17. CAIR Says ‘Nearly Impossible to Imagine Acquittal of a Black or Muslim Defendant’ Engaged in Same Conduct as Kyle Rittenhouse,” by Ismail Allison, CAIR, November 19, 2021
  18. racism in the Arab world, DW, July 6, 2020
  19. Council On American Islamic Relations, Canary Mission
  20. 20.0 20.1 From Nazis to Schuller to Arabs, OC Weekly, Jan 22, 2004
  21. Steven Emerson, IPT Exclusive: CAIR Leader's Consequence-Free Anti-Semitism, IPT News July 23, 2019.
  22. J Puder, The Jew-Hate of 'American Muslims for Palestine', FPM, Jan 5, 2022.
    Welcome to CAIR’s Zahra Billoo - and her anti-Semitic bigotry and hate speech.
  23. John-Paul Pagano @johnpaulpagano Tweeted (Jan 16, 2022):
    A sample of what campaigning for Aafia Siddiqui sounds like, by @MEMRIReports. CAIR, whose official Zahra Billoo recently fulminated against “Zionist synagogues,” has been active on her behalf.
  24. Zahra Billoo’s Hateful Speech Reinforces CAIR’s Antisemitism Problem, Combat Anti-Semitism, Dec 16, 2021
  25. CAIR backs leader after ‘virulently anti-Semitic’ speech attacking mainstream Jewish entities, J. World News, Dec 15, 2021.
    ..."textbook vile, anti-Semitic, conspiracy-laden garbage"...
  26. IPT Exclusive: CAIR's Billoo Blasts SPLC Over "Black Civil Rights Groups" Criticism, IPT News, April 24, 2019.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Unsealed ruling reveals 'ample evidence' tying group to terror
  28. Sen. Boxer Recalls Award to Muslim Activist - Newsweek Terror Watch - MSNBC.com December 29, 2006.
  29. 'CAIR Founded by "Islamic Terrorists"?' FrontPageMagazine.com; July 28, 2005
  30. Discover the Networks, Mar 28, 2011; [5]
  31. The Roots of Violent Islamist Extremism and Efforts to Counter it: Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, July 10, 2008. p. 134
  32. https://dailycaller.com/2011/10/23/islamic-group-joins-with-occupy-wall-street/
  33. [6] Townhall, June 5, 2016
  34. Extensive report details decades of antisemitism at CAIR, JNS, June 16, 2023.

    CAIR has been in the news of late, following the revelation that the White House brought the group in as a partner on its national strategy on combating antisemitism.

    That move, history professor Gil Troy, recently told JNS, is like recruiting “male chauvinists for the next women’s rights initiative,” or inviting “some butchers to National Vegetarian Day.”

    Emerson told JNS that CAIR’s participation in the White House antisemitism strategy is “one of the greatest deceptions in national security in modern times.”

    The new report, which is slated to come out in paperback in two weeks, is organized thematically, corresponding to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

    Much, but not all, of the report documents extensive allegations and reporting about CAIR that is already public. One new item is an FBI agent’s affidavit, which Emerson obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. That document names Omar Ahmad, co-founder of CAIR, as “one of the leaders of Hamas.”

    From the origins of CAIR, which was founded in 1994, and its closeness to Hamas to the organization today, some 30 years later, the report details many anti-Israel statements from leaders of the group. One example: Nihad Awad, CAIR co-founder and executive director, referred to Tel Aviv as “occupied” in 2021, noting “It will be free later.”

    To Emerson, the report not only implicates CAIR, but also those who stand by idly, or who support the group.

    “This book is as much an implicit indictment of the media and half the members of Congress who have legitimized CAIR as it is as an indictment of CAIR itself,” he told JNS. “We live in the age of citizen-warriors, but the weapons we citizens carry are knowledge. That’s what this book provides.
  35. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Ruling
  36. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
  37. 37.0 37.1 Unfit Print, The New Republic, March 26, 2007
    One Muslim advocacy group's not-so-secret terrorist ties
    MacFarquhar gets off on the right foot, noting, "Several federal officials said CAIR's Washington office frequently issued controversial statements that made it hard for senior government figures to be associated with the group." But he cites none of these "controversial statements." Nor does he mention the CAIR-sponsored fund-raisers and conferences featuring former neo-Nazi leader William Baker and jihadist cleric Wagdy Ghoneim. (At a 1998 CAIR event, Ghoneim sang, "No to the Jews, descendants of the apes." And, after he was deported in 2004 for overstaying his visa, Hussam Ayloush, CAIR's Southern California director, called Ghoneim's removal from the U.S. "a dent in our civil rights struggle.")
  38. C.A.I.R., ADL.
    Nihad Awad, IAP’s public relations director and contributing editor of the IAP publication Muslim World Monitor, became CAIR’s executive director. During a panel discussion at Barry University in Florida, in March 1994 Nihad Awad said: “I used to support the PLO, and I used to be the President of the General Union of Palestine Students which is part of the PLO here in the United States, but after I researched the situation inside Palestine and outside, I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.”
  39. Abha Shankar, "US Islamist leader eulogizes Jordanian who predicted ‘Palestinians will rid world of Jews’", JNS, Feb 10, 2022.
  40. CAIR collects millions from foreign donors thanks to non-profit shell game, TheDailyCaller.com
  41. CAIR releases ‘Islamophobia Report’: See who made the list, BizPacReview.com, September 20, 2013
  42. CAIR Instructs the Police about Islam, 6/3/2010
  43. Middle East Quarterly, 2006; CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment by Daniel Pipes
  44. CAIR Not Only Inspires Terrorists. It's Historically Linked to Them, Newsweek Jan 23, 2022.
    A recent report from the Council on  report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), "Islamophobia in the Mainstream," is a case study in projection—the psychological process of attributing one's own defects to others. In this case, the defect is hate, and the target is an all-too familiar one: the Jewish people and their allies.

    It is not difficult here to discern the hater from the hated: Just days after CAIR issued its report, Malik Faisal Akram pursued CAIR's antisemitic agenda by entering a Texas synagogue with a gun. In a speech delivered to a Muslim audience in November, the executive director of CAIR's San Francisco office, Zahra Billoo, identified "Zionist synagogues" like Congregation Beth Israel and all "polite Zionists"—essentially all Jews—as "your enemies," both Islamophobic and opposed to "human rights." Billoo further advised those listening and watching to "fight back."

    Rather than disavow her hateful and antisemitic remarks, CAIR claimed that Billoo was "misquoted" and the victim of an "online smear campaign." Sadly for CAIR, the video is available for all to see...
  45. Florida House passes bill slamming Hamas-linked CAIR. Benjamin Baird, February 11, 2024, JNS.

    A controversial “Muslim civil-rights and advocacy” organization experienced a major blow to its reputation last week after the Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to denounce the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The rest of the county should follow suit and permanently blacklist this Hamas-linked Islamist group.

    Introduced by State Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay), [7] House Resolution 1209 encourages all state and local government agencies in Florida to “suspend contact and outreach activities” with CAIR, citing the group’s extensive history of terror connections and anti-Jewish bigotry. The non-binding resolution, which was passed 98-15, comes as CAIR faces growing public disapproval over its extremist rhetoric and record of pro-Hamas sympathies in the aftermath of Oct. 7, when Hamas massacred more than 1,200 men, women and children in southern Israel.

    CAIR is no stranger to public disgrace. Throughout its tumultuous history, the Muslim nonprofit has faced legal scrutiny and survived multiple scandals, yet somehow remains the media’s go-to Islamic organization for any topic dealing with Muslims or the Middle East. Until recently, CAIR even belonged to a White House taskforce dealing with antisemitism.

    In remarks delivered from the House floor, Fine noted that “this resolution seeks to follow the lead of a number of other states, and the FBI, and other countries around the world,” which have implemented policies forbidding contact with CAIR. Legislatures in Arkansas and Louisiana passed similar anti-CAIR bills years ago, and the United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR as a terrorist organization in 2014, citing its links to the Muslim Brotherhood, a global Islamic supremacist movement that includes Hamas.

    The case against CAIR is laid out in 121 damning lines of text that make up HR 1209, which is supported by a robust staff analysis of the facts. The bill describes CAIR’s involvement as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a landmark terror finance case targeting the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a charity that was shut down and labeled a Specially Designated Terrorist Organization for funneling more than $12 million to Hamas. CAIR received startup money from HLF, and CAIR board member Ghassan Elashi was sentenced to a 65-year prison term for his part in the terror finance scheme.

    Florida’s anti-CAIR bill does not mention how Hamas recently bartered for Elashi and his co-defendants’ release from federal prison with the lives of hostages captured in Israel.

    The resolution provides details of other CAIR officials who were likewise convicted or deported for terrorism-related offenses. They include Randall (“Ismail”) Royer, who was “indicted on charges of conspiring to help Al-Qaeda and the Taliban battle American troops fighting in Afghanistan;” and Bassem Khafagi, a community-affairs director for CAIR who was convicted of bank and visa fraud and “deported to Egypt after he had funneled money to activities supporting terrorism.”

    ([8] Nihad Awad. Credit: VOA Photo by M. Elshinnawi via Wikimedia Commons).

    All told, seven CAIR officials have been arrested, convicted or deported for terrorism-related offenses.

    Hamas’s deadly Oct. 7 attacks have only further radicalized CAIR and cemented its support for violent “resistance.” In a recent example, HR 1209 references a Nov. 24 speech from CAIR founder and executive director Nihad Awad, who told an audience: “The people of Gaza only decided to break the siege, the walls of the concentration camp, on October 7. And yes, I was happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land … .”

    “I’m not the only one who found this statement offensive,” Fine told his colleagues. In fact, the White House publicly disavowed CAIR after a recording of Awad’s speech was publicized.

    Reached by email, Fine said the bipartisan support for the resolution shows that CAIR has “no place in this state.” However, he is worried about those who refuse to denounce CAIR in the face of overwhelming evidence.

    “What we should be concerned about is those who stood with terrorists by voting ‘no,’” he said.

    Democratic Florida State Reps. Angie Nixon (D-Jacksonville) and Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) were among the 15 legislators who voted against HR 1209. The pair were recently targeted in a Florida GOP political advertisement that denounced their appearance at a CAIR press conference in November, where they called for a “ceasefire” in Gaza. A week earlier, Nixon and Eskamani were the only House members to vote for a ceasefire resolution that drew bipartisan fury from House members, who stood together and turned their backs on Nixon in a dramatic display as she defended a bill that some legislators complained was antisemitic.

    However, the most outspoken opponent of HR 1209 was State Rep. Christopher Benjamin (D-Miami Gardens), who spent 10 long minutes defending CAIR from the House floor. His arguments appeared to be lifted straight from CAIR’s “dispelling rumors” webpage, which is filled with half-truths and inaccuracies regarding the nonprofit’s origins and involvement in terror prosecutions.

    Benjamin isn’t exactly a dispassionate observer. He is a steadfast ally of the South Florida Muslim Federation (SFMF), a coalition of regional Islamic institutions that includes CAIR. In January, the two-term legislator was scheduled as a guest panelist at an SFMF conference that was canceled by the hosting Marriott Coral Springs Hotel following a backlash from locals. The two-day conference would have featured speeches from notorious antisemites and include a youth discussion about “finding hope from our past” in the Islamic “conquests of … Jerusalem.”

    Benjamin agreed that Awad’s statement regarding Oct. 7 was “reprehensible and morally deplorable,” but insisted that his colleagues should condemn the individual, not the organization. Fine shot back that “if the heads of our organizations spoke like that, they’d be gone.”

    “Six weeks after October [7th]—the deaths of 1,200 Jews, people who were burned, people who had their head (sic) cut off with farm equipment, babies that were lit on fire—he said it made him ‘happy’ and he still has the job,” Fine responded.

    Many of the accusations set forth in HR 1209 are old news, Benjamin argued, and besides, “CAIR-National and CAIR-Florida are not the same things,” he added.

    “[Y]ou can say that it doesn’t happen in Florida,” Fine answered, “but in 2020, CAIR-Florida invited a convicted terrorist—someone they knew who was a terrorist, someone who used to work, by the way, for our state university system—to be one of their featured speakers.”

    Fine was referring to Sami Al-Arian, a former University of South Florida professor who was convicted of providing material support to Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a designated terrorist organization, and was later deported to Turkey. As the keynote speaker at a CAIR-Florida webinar in August 2020, Al-Arian slammed Muslim American groups that “dance with Zionists” and “infiltrate our community.”

    Despite its checkered past, CAIR continues to enjoy a bewildering degree of respect from politicians and journalists. State legislatures from Texas to California have passed resolutions praising the Islamist nonprofit, and San Diego County regularly pays for CAIR’s fundraising banquets.

    Reporters continue to ask CAIR to comment on issues involving hate crimes and anti-Muslim bias. In a bizarre twist, news outlets increasingly call on CAIR to provide expert commentary in response to antisemitic incidents.

    “One of the things we need to realize is that much of the mainstream public has no idea how evil CAIR is,” Fine said in an email. “They hear an innocent-sounding name—Council on American-Islamic Relations—and think, ‘What could be wrong with that?’”

    He continued: “It is incumbent upon the rest of us to make sure that these terrorist sympathizers find no quarter in Florida.”
  46. The CAIR's North American Muslim Resource Guide
  47. CAIR anti-terrorist campaigns
  48. [9]
  49. CAIR document addressing internet rumors
  50. Brent Scher, "Former Obama Intelligence Official Helps Secure Bail for Molotov Cocktail-Throwing NYC Lawyer", Washington Free Beecon, June 3, 2020.
    Rizvi entered the legal field after a career in the Obama administration's intelligence community, where "her high-value work would often inform the President's Daily Briefs," according to her bio at the Islamic Scholarship Fund. The group gave Rizvi a law school scholarship sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a radical anti-Israel organization that has been tied to the funding of global terror networks.
  51. Urooj Rahman: Molotov-Lobbing Attorney, IPT News, June 12, 2020.
  52. Muslim leader Zahra Billoo’s Comments, ADL SF, December 8, 2021.
  53. canarymission.org Zahra Billoo
  54. Ariel Behar, New York rally's blatant support of terrorism, INN, 24.04.22.

    The Al-Awda rally made a clear statement that the group sees killing of Israeli civilians as "resistance" worth hailing and that its goal is the end of Israel.. Op-ed.

    "But we say unapologetically and boldly: Hamas are freedom fighters! PFLP are freedom Fighters! Islamic Jihad are freedom fighters! Fatah armed forces are freedom fighters! All of our people in Palestine are freedom fighters," Lamis Deek, an attorney and Al-Awda's New York representative exclaimed Saturday...

    At an American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) rally last May, Deek portrayed Israel as a global threat and "threat to all of us on the streets." As long as Israel exists, "we risk the resurrection of apartheid in South Africa, we risk the resurrection of colonization in Algeria." Deek is also a former Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) New York attorney and board member. Last month, she sent "All love and support to the magnificent" Zahra Billoo, CAIR's San Francisco chapter chief, after anti-Semitic remarks by Billoo led to her removal as a keynote speaker at San Mateo County's RISE 2022 women's leadership conference.

    Deek's outward praise for terrorist organizations fits into a broader pattern of strident and vitriolic hatred towards Israel.
  55. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), ADL, 05.03 2022.
  56. John Allen Muhammad #1181.

    John Allen Muhammad along with his 17 year old partner, Lee Boyd Malvo, carried out the 2002 D.C. sniper attacks, killing 10 people and wounding several others in the Washinton area. Most of the shootings were made with a high powered rifle from inside the trunk of Muhammad's vehicle, which had been modified with heavy window tint, a hinged rear seat that provided easy access to the trunk from the passenger compartment, and a hole that had been cut into the trunk lid just above the license plate. Born John Allen Williams, Muhammad joined the Nation of Islam in 1987 and later changed his surname to Muhammad. Drawings by Malvo describe the murders as part of a "jihad."  [...] Police also found the following items in the Caprice: a global positioning system receiver; a magazine about rifles; an AT & T telephone charge card; ear plugs; maps; plastic sandwich bags; a rifle scope; .223-caliber ammunition; two-way radios; a digital voice recorder; a receipt from a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, grocery store, dated September 27, 2002; an electronic organizer; a plastic bag from Big Lots; a slip of paper containing the Sniper Task Force telephone number; and a list of schools in the Baltimore area. Moreover, police found LaRuffa's laptop computer, onto which Muhammad had loaded “Microsoft Streets and Trips 2002” on September 2, 2002. In the software program, maps had been marked with icons, including some with a skull and crossbones. Icons indicated where Walekar, Lewis-Rivera, Seawell, Brown, Meyers, and Franklin had been shot. There was also a document entitled “Allah8.rtf” that contained portions of the text communicated to police in the extortion demands. In total, Muhammad was accused of shooting sixteen people and killing ten of them...

    One of Malvo's psychiatric witnesses testified that Muhammad, a member of Nation of Islam, had indoctrinated him into believing that the proceeds of the extortion attempt would be used to begin a new nation of only pure black young persons somewhere in Canada.
  57. Michelle Malkin, Laconia Daily Sun, Dec 13, 2003.

    From the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism.

    CNN downplayed Muhammad's religious conversion — calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: "There is no indication that this case is related to Islam or Muslims." Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper railed against conservative commentators such as the indomitable Mark Steyn, who had taken note of Muhammad's Islamic faith and his reportedly expressed anti-American sentiments after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    Roeper also ridiculed National Review columnist James Robbins for astutely observing that the sniper was acting "like a jihadist warrior." Roeper smugly concluded: " . . . an awful lot of conservatives really, really wanted the snipers to be terrorists. But they were wrong. I'll say that because they never will."

    Now it is time for Roeper, CAIR and the militant Religion of Peace propagandists to face the facts once and for all. A chilling stack of evidence, introduced by Malvo's own lawyers last week at his capital murder trial, exposes accused sniper Malvo as an unrepentant Muslim extremist. He may not have been a card-carrying member of al Qaeda, but as Claremont Institute fellow John Hinderaker notes on Powerlineblog.com, Malvo was more of a "freelance" Islamofascist — as legions of aggrieved fanatics around the world are.

    Malvo's violent drawings and anti-American and anti-Semitic rantings show him to be every bit as blood-thirsty, hatemongering and martyr-craving as any Sept. 11 hijacker or Palestinian suicide bomber. Among Malvo's jailhouse artwork, (online  [10]):

    Exhibit 65-006: A self-portrait of Malvo in the cross hairs of a gun scope shouting, "ALLAH AKBAR!" The word "SALAAM" scrawled vertically. A poem: "Many more will have to suffer. Many more will have to die. Don't ask me why."

    Exhibit 65-013: The word "INSHALLAH" above a portrait glorifying "Muammar Kaddafi" as "The Liberator" dressed in full military regalia.

    Exhibit 65-016: A portrait of Saddam Hussein with the words "INSHALLAH" and "The Protector," surrounded by rockets labeled "chem" and "nuk" (sic).

    Exhibit 65-043: Father and son portrait of Malvo and Muhammad. "We will kill them all. Jihad."

    Exhibit 65-056: A self-portrait of Malvo as sniper, lying in wait, with his rifle. "JIHAD" written in bold letters.

    Exhibit 65-057: A drawing of the Twin Towers burning with a plane flying toward the buildings. Captions: "JIHAD ISLAM UNITE RISE!" along with "America did this" and "You were warned." Portrait of Malvo as sniper labeled "Believer" and portrait of Osama bin Laden labeled "prophet." A poem: "Our minarets are our bayonets, Our mosques are our baracks (sic), Our believers are our soldiers." The American flag and the Star of David drawn in cross hairs.

    Exhibit 65-067: A suicide bomber labeled "Hamas" walking into a McDonald's restaurant. Another drawing of the Twin Towers burning captioned: "85 percent chance Zionists did this." More scrawls: "ALLAH AKBAR," "JIHAD" and "Islam will explode."

    Exhibit 65-103: A lion accompanies chapter and verse from the Koran ("Sura 2:190"): "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you and slay them wherever ye catch them."

    Exhibit 65-109: Portrait of Osama bin Laden, captioned "Servant of Allah."

    Exhibit 65-117: The White House drawn in cross hairs, surrounded by missiles, with a warning: "Sep. 11 we will ensure will look like a picnic to you" and "you will bleed to death little by little."

    Exhibit 65-133: Reference to "Islamic counter attack force . . . ICAF."

    Exhibit 65-114: Self-portrait of Malvo as sniper. Rant says "they all died and they all deserved it."

    Exhibit 65-101: Malvo's thought for the day: "Islam the only true guidance, the way of peace."

    Ten Americans were murdered at the hands of the Beltway-area snipers. Malvo's lawyers say he was insane and "brainwashed." No more so than your average madrassa student in Jeddah or America-hating cave dweller in Tora Bora. Malvo is, in his own words, a "believer" of Allah and a "soldier" for "JIHAD."
  58. Asra Q. Nomani, The acceptable face of radical Islam, Unherd, February 21, 2023.

    LoonWatch.com was born on April Fool’s Day 2009. At precisely 20:33:38, someone used the pseudonym “Zuhair Thomas” to register the new website with GoDaddy, an internet service provider based in Arizona. What “Zuhair” created was a platform for anonymous character assassins, who used the names of little-known fish species — “Emperor”, “Garibaldi”, “Danios”, “Darter” — to conceal their identities. Their targets were so-called “loons”: anyone who spoke out against Islamic extremism, or in favour of Muslim reform.

    For years, they targeted me, calling me an “Islamophobe”. I am a Muslim. But I had had the temerity to call out Muslim establishment leaders who won’t acknowledge the Islamic extremism lying at the heart of crimes such as those of the Boston Marathon bombers….

    After a decade of research, I have revealed the architects of LoonWatch in my new book, Woke Army. They are none other than officials at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which presents itself as the face of American Islam and the nation’s largest Muslim (so-called) “civil rights” organisation. It is anything but. Rather, CAIR is a front for an extremist form of Islam. (The organisation didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment.) I also discovered that it is not acting alone. Although the internet often makes cancellations seem like spontaneous uprisings, the kind of character assassinations taking place on LoonWatch are targeted attacks by a loosely organised coalition of leftists and Islamist sympathisers. They seek to destroy, in the court of public opinion, anyone who strays from the “progressive” party line….

    The creation of LoonWatch — a watering-hole for these extremists — presented an opportunity to unmask some of the individuals enabling this hate. In 2018, I filed a defamation lawsuit, Nomani v. John Doe et al., winning the power to subpoena internet service providers for the real identities of 48 “John Doe” anonymous attackers. This led me to a treasure-trove of files, including one that revealed the identity of “Zuhair Thomas”.

    His order was recorded in GoDaddy’s internal “Shopper Info” files with the note: “Verified by Fraud Dept — Customer OK”. But data in the documents makes it possible to identify “Zuhair” as Muhammad Tauseef Akbar, a staffer at CAIR’s Chicago chapter, who used the moniker “Garibaldi” to harass critics of the organisation. Over the years, the bills for the account he set up were paid by the credit card of Ahmed Rehab, a longtime official with CAIR’s national headquarters and the executive director of CAIR Chicago. Rehab’s email, home address and work phone number appeared on the documents, although he used “Emperor” as his fake name on LoonWatch. This GoDaddy account also bought other websites on which CAIR critics were anonymously attacked — including IslamophobiaToday[dot]com and IslamophobiaSucks[dot]com….

    Establishment Muslims and their far-Left sympathisers strike more openly now. Earlier this month, on the floor of the Virginia Senate, state Senator Ghazala Hashmi, a Muslim American from India (no relation to Javad Hashmi), hurled the “white supremacist” smear at another Indian-American woman of colour, albeit a Hindu one….
  59. Activists, Muslim groups called for release of 'Lady Al-Qaeda' before terrorist took hostages at Texas synagogue, PM, Jan 16, 2022.
    Siddiqui's allies include mainstream Muslim groups like CAIR.
  60. Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC Tweeted (Jan 15, 2022):
    CAIR has hosted many rallies to free Aafia Siddiqui aka Lady Al-Qaeda, whose supposed brother is holding a synagogue hostage in Colleyville, TX
  61. Jessica Chasmar l, Mainstream US Muslim groups have called for Aafia Siddiqui's release, Fox News, Jan 16, 2022.

    Hostage taker at Texas synagogue allegedly called for Siddiqui's release.

    Just last month, CAIR’s Dallas-Fort-Worth chapter held an event called "In Pursuit of Freedom" at the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas, calling for Siddiqui’s release, claiming she had been "kidnapped, ripped apart from her children, shot at, renditioned to the U.S., and is currently serving an 86-year prison sentence for a crime she did not commit."

    On Nov. 18, the CAIR chapter held an online fundraiser for Siddiqui’s defense team. Days earlier, multiple Muslim advocacy groups, including CAIR, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), the Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CSJ), and the Muslim American Society PACE, held a "Free Dr. Aafia Advocacy Day" in Washington D.C., where they met with congressional offices and lobbied for Siddiqui’s release.
  62. Basil Katz, Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui loses appeal on shooting conviction, Reuters, November 5, 2012.

    She was arrested in July 2008 by Afghan police, who said she was carrying two pounds (900 grams) of sodium cyanide and crumpled notes referring to mass casualty attacks and New York landmarks.

    The day after her arrest, she grabbed an M-4 rifle in her interrogation room and started shooting while yelling “death to America,” the trial jury heard. No U.S. agents or soldiers were hit, but Siddiqui was shot and wounded in response, according to U.S. prosecutors.

    Siddiqui’s defense lawyers, three of whom were paid by the Pakistani government, argued that their client had shot at the U.S. officials in a panic and said the crime lacked any connection to terrorism.
  63. 'Lady Al Qaeda' the woman Texas synagogue hostage-taker wants freed: She planned chemical attacks on Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge and demanded juror at her trial be DNA tested to see if they were Jewish. By Daniel Bates and Alyssa Guzman and Stephen M. Lepore For Dailymail.Com, 21:49 15 Jan 2022, updated 02:54 16 Jan 2022.

    The hostage suspect wants Aafia Siddiqui, a known terrorist who is incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth, freed 

    Siddiqui was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 by forces who found her with cyanide and plans to attack the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building 

    The Al Qaeda operative dubbed ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ bragged to her student friends at the age of just 21 that she would be proud to be on the FBI’s Most Wanted list 

    Siddiqui, who was a biology major at MIT, said in 1993 she wanted to do ‘something to help our Muslim brothers and sisters’ even if it was illegal

    The unknown assailant took the hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville during religious services around 11.30am

    Before the livestream cut off, the unknown assailant can be heard saying, 'I'm going to die. Don't cry about me' 

    The man who stormed a Texas synagogue on the Sabbath and is holding hostages has demanded the release of 'Lady Al Qaeda,' who is serving 86 years in a federal prison less than 30 miles from the hostage standoff.

    The suspect stormed the Congregation Beth Israel, in Colleyville, for Aafia Siddiqui, a known terrorist who is incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth, and he is demanding for her release, according to police sources.

    Siddiqui was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 by local forces who found her with two kilos of poison sodium cyanide and plans for chemical attacks on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building.    The Pakistani-born neuroscientist had bragged to her student friends at the age of just 21 that she would be proud to be on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. She is serving an 86-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, about 25 miles from the hostage site at the Texas temple.

    During her trial, Aafia demanded that every jury member get DNA tested to see if they were Jewish.
  64. Memri, Jan 16, 2022. [11]. [12].
    CAIR-TX Panel on Aafia Siddiqui – Siddiqui’s Attorney Marwa Elbially: U.S. Government Lies on "Large Scale" Like with Jessica Lynch; Activist Linda Sarsour: Siddiqui "Embodies" a Political Prisoner.

    In a November 11, 2021 panel that was streamed live on YouTube by CAIR-TX and that was titled “Injustice: Dr. Aafia [Siddiqui] and the 20-Year Legacy of America’s Wars,” Aafia Siddiqui’s attorney Marwa Elbially said that the U.S. government lies on a large scale. She gave the example of the "fabricated" rescue of American soldier, who was taken hostage by Iraqi forces in 2003. She also said that the fact that Aafia Siddiqui has not become a “household name” for every American and that he has not been portrayed in “stupid TV shows” or “poorly-made movies” is proof that the government never really believed that she was an Al-Qaeda operative.

    Prominent Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, the Executive Director of Mpower Change, said that Aafia Siddiqui is a “political prisoner” like H. Rap Brown, who is serving a life sentence for the 2000 murder of two law enforcement officers, and like Leonard Peltier, who is serving a life sentence for involvement in the murder of two FBI agents. It is interesting to note that in September 2005, Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh also claimed that Jessica Lynch’s rescue had been staged ...
  65. Christina Armes, Broward County Has Another Extremism Problem, American Spectator, June 21, 2019. [13].
  66. Aila Slisco, 'Thirst to Kill': U.S. Pediatric Doctor Fired for Accusing Israel of 'Cannibalism', Newsweek, 6/29/21.
  67. M Olson, CAIR-MN Official says “i wish hitler was alive to f*** up the jewish ppl”, Alpha, April 17, 2019.

    Abubakar Osman, or Sadiqq Abu Osman, posted on Facebook back in 2008: “i wish hitler was alive to fuck up the jewish ppl and add more jewish causalities to the 6 million he killed in the holocaust…” [14] Abdul Basit, who is a member of the Board of Directors for CAIR Minnesota, has also expressed antisemitic attitudes. In a 2016 Facebook post, he suggested that those who “plot” against Bernie Sanders do so because they are Jewish.

    Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has worked closely with CAIR in the past, coming under fire recently for calling 9/11 “something some people did” at a recent event hosted by CAIR in California.
  68. Benjamin Weingarten, "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party," Bombardier Books, Mar 17, 2020. [15]
  69. Steve Postal, Muslim Reform Movement founder opposes Omar, CAIR and Islamism abroad, The Christian Post (via M Z Jasser), May 18, 2019
  70. Sam Westrop, CAIR Official: "i wish hitler was alive to f*** up the jewish ppl", Islamist Watch, April 16, 2019
  71. https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/us-congressional-hearing-hindu-bashing-peddling-fake-narrative-kashmir
  72. Leonard Getz, CAIR-Philadelphia’s Distorted View of Children Singing about Beheadings and of the San Diego Synagogue Attack, PJ Media, May 25, 2019
  73. How CUNY became America's most anti-Semitic university, New York Post, Apr 6, 2023.
    The “cleansing” of Jewish students and lecturers from German ... the portal uses the CAIR-endorsed Jerusalem Declaration....

    Abd Alla was a director at CAIR Minnesota, which pushed the BDS movement under her watch..

    CUNY’s most powerful leaders have had documented ties or allegiances to the Hamas-connected Council on American-Islamic Relations.Google Maps

    Never mind that CAIR’s Minnesota chapter is so extreme that even CAIR national has distanced itself from it.

    In doubling down and commending CAIR’s work, the chancellor also falsely denied Abd Alla’s connection to the BDS movement.

    Overseen by Abd Alla, the portal uses the CAIR-endorsed Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, which the nonpartisan nonprofit education organization StandWithUs has blasted as “deeply harmful,” “intended to cause confusion” and an attempt to “further the spread of antisemitism.”

    Anti-Semitic groups and individuals created the JDA to undermine the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s widely accepted anti-Semitism definition that more than 1,110 entities have adopted or endorsed..
  74. Isabel Keane, Commencement speaker slams CUNY Law for supporting ‘fascist’ NYPD, oppressive systems, Nypost,05/29/2023 .

    A graduate speaking at the City University of New York’s law school commencement called for a “revolution” to challenge oppressive institutions in the US — name-checking the “fascist” NYPD, the military, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the prison system.

    Future lawyer Fatima Mousa Mohammed, a Queens native who was selected by the graduating 2023 class to speak during the May 12 ceremony, praised CUNY for supporting student activism — but said the school still managed to fail students by supporting the NYPD.
  75. Jim Hoft, Ilhan Omar 2.0: CUNY Law School Graduation Speaker and Migrant from Yemen Lectures About “Oppressive Institutions” and “White Supremacy” in Speech, TGP, May 29, 2023.
  76. Natalie Abulhawa, Canary.

    Status: Professional University: TempleOrganizations: SJP ... Pre-University Anti-Semitism

    On May 20, 2013, Abulhawa tweeted: '"Why were you in the kiln?' -Ella 'Because I'm a jew -Sammy."

    On July 25, 2014, Abulhawa tweeted: "One day our children will be learning about the Palestinian (sic. Abulhawa:) holocaust, just like we learned about the Jewish holocaust."

    [16].
  77. CAIR Drops Lawsuit Against Whistleblower, IPT News, January 10, 2022.

    A former employee who alleged rampant sexual discrimination and harassment inside the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was using “disturbingly false allegations” in a “systemic and continuous internet smear campaign” to get people to stop donating to, or working with the organization, CAIR said in a lawsuit filed last spring.

    Lori Saroya’s “public lies are damaging CAIR and the American Muslim community in ways that are significant and long lasting,” CAIR’s lawsuit claimed. But CAIR may have seen that damage as less harmful than a discovery process which could expose organizational secrets. CAIR abruptly filed a stipulation to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled, on Friday. CAIR had told the federal court in Minnesota that it would file an amended complaint by then. Throughout the fall, the two sides fought over CAIR’s refusal to answer a series of defense interrogatories. While CAIR claimed it had provided much of the information, some requests “were interposed solely to annoy, oppress, harass and unduly burden CAIR.”

    The resulting discovery, Saroya’s attorneys argued, would show she was not lying about “sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation against those who raised these issues, gross financial mismanagement, disregard of basic governance requirements and duplicity about its raising of foreign funds, and at whether CAIR has been disingenuous with its Board, donors, chapters and volunteers, as well as the Muslim community at large.”

    For example, CAIR objected to her request for internal investigative reports involving misconduct within CAIR’s national chapters because they “are distinct from the National organization.” But Saroya already produced a sampling of internal communications which challenged CAIR’s assertion. In her initial response to CAIR’s lawsuit, Saroya claimed that Executive Director Nihad Awad nixed the Dallas chapter’s decision to hire a non-Muslim to run the chapter. Awad “found her to be not pro-Palestine enough and [indicated] that her writing on domestic violence was ‘vulgar and disgusting.'” Awad “threatened to dis-affiliate” the Dallas chapter if the job offer was not rescinded­­.

    To keep the incident from becoming public, a CAIR staff attorney suggested paying the applicant $10,000 in two payments spaced five months apart, “with a non-disclosure agreement.”

    “The most serious risk she presents right now is in the form of public pressure and defamatory speech against” the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, Danette Zaghari-Mask wrote. CAIR, Saroya’s response claimed, “spends substantial amounts of donors’ money in order to threaten, intimidate and sue those who have the courage to speak about CAIR’s culture of discrimination and misogyny,” and pay settlements in exchange for their silence.

    While CAIR denies this claim, National Public Radio reported last spring that it spoke with “18 former employees at the national office and several prominent chapters who said there was a general lack of accountability when it came to perceived gender bias, religious bias or mismanagement. Many of those interviewed, both men and women, asked NPR not to use their names for fear of legal or professional retaliation.”

    Saroya ran CAIR’s Minnesota chapter before moving to Washington to work as its chapter development director. In a Facebook post Sunday, Saroya said it was clear that CAIR “dropped its lawsuit before it was forced to produce the documents that demonstrated the truth of what many of us have been saying about the organization, and before its officers and board members had to answer questions, under oath, from my attorneys.”

    “There should be no mistake about what happened here,” she added. “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tried to silence those of us who have spoken out, and to frighten others into silence.

    “But CAIR failed. It lost. We won.”…
  78. Lawfare Project Concerned That Former Leading National Council of Canadian Muslims Operative Amira Elghawaby Participated in Canadian International Council Event in Canada’s Capital, Lawfare Project, Oct 26, 2017.
    Amira Elghawaby, longtime “human rights coordinator” and “communications director” of the National Council of American Muslims (NCCM), formerly the Canadian Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), in an event organized by the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian International Council.
  79. The NCCM - an offshoot of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR has established links to Hamas.
  80. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/amira-elghawaby-islamophobia-representative-1.6726655
  81. Pierre Poilievre @PierrePoilievre: (Jan 27, 2023):
    Trudeau again chooses to divide Canadians by appointing someone who has made anti-Quebec, anti-Jewish, and anti-police remarks. He must appoint someone who can unite all of us in the fight against racism and Islamophobia.
  82. Amira Elghawaby on panel with imam who is anti-LGBTQ-Jewish, 17 December 2019, Eric Brazau.

    Amira Elghawaby will be alongside an American imam known of his anti-LGBTQ -Jewish-Christian statements. As of December 17, 2019 the Canadian Anti-Hate Network declined to respond to the media inquiry...

    Amira Elghawaby, a Board Member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, is about to participate in a panel with an American Imam and scholar, Ysair Qadhi, who appears to hold anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-LGBTQ views. Imam Qadhi bases his views on authentic Islamic doctrine...

    Ysair Qadhi implied that the J.. are “evil people despised by the creation,” called Jews and Christians “filthy” and “impure”..
  83. Largest US Muslim group: ‘Maximum pressure’ on Israel, renege on Abraham Accords, JNS, October 7, 2023.

    The statement from the United States Council of Muslim Organizations came just hours after widespread Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel.

    Instead of expressing condolences to innocent Jewish victims, the United States Council of Muslim Organizations, which bills itself as the “largest American Muslim civil society umbrella organization,” issued a statement urging Arab countries that had normalized relations with the Jewish state to reconsider.
  84. Mossad Commentary @MOSSADil (October 30, 2023):
    Dear Israel,

    Remember Ehad Tamimi? The girl who became the symbol of the Palestinian struggle? Look what she wrote tonight on her Instagram:

    "Our message to the settlers (- all Israelis, per radicals' language): (We) are waiting for you in all the cities of the West Bank, from Hebron to Jenin. We will slaughter you and you will say that what Hitler did to you was a joke. We will drink your blood and eat your skull.

    Come on, we're waiting for you."
  85. David Israel, Turns Out 'Palestinian (so-called) Anne Frank' Ahed Tamimi Is a Nazi After All, JewishPress, October 31, 2023.

    Remember Ahed Tamimi? She was the PA Arab teenager who slapped an Israeli soldier who, obeying the IDF rules of engagement, spared her what any other soldier in the Middle East would have done (Another Tamimi Sent to Jail for Attacking Israeli Officer).

    Remember the poem of praise the popular Israeli songwriter Yehonatan Geffen (nephew of the late Moshe Dayan), who is no longer with us, wrote for her? Oh, I remember...

    Man, I don’t know many people who should be better off dead, but Geffen certainly fits that condition, in light of the following Instagram post by the pretty redhead, which has since been blocked, but my good friend from the settlements WhatsApped it to me anyway, because, you know, the Internet, she don’t forget... We’re waiting for you in all the cities of the West Bank, from Hebron to Jenin We will slaughter you and you will say that What Hitler did to you was a joke We will drink your blood and eat your skulls Come on, let’s go, we’re waiting for you.

    I believe this is one of those occasions when no additional comment is required.
  86. Joanie Margulies, Tamimi: 'We will drink your blood; what Hitler did to you was a joke', Jerusalem Post, November 1, 2023
  87. Emily Schrader - אמילי שריידר امیلی شریدر @emilykschrader

    Ahed Tamimi is a hateful violent Hitler loving Nazi:

    “Come on settlers, we will slaughter you. What Hitler did to you was a joke. We will drink your blood and eat your skulls. We are waiting for you.

    [17]

    (Nov 6, 2023)

  88. CAIR calls on Biden to demand Israel release Ahed Tamimi, Sam Halpern, Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2023

    The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, has called on US President Joe Biden to pressure the Israeli government to release Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi.

    Tamimi, 22, was arrested by Israel on Monday after she posted on Instagram that Palestinians would slaughter Israeli “settlers.”

    “Come on settlers, we will slaughter you. We are waiting for you in all the cities of the West Bank. What Hitler did to you was a picnic. We will drink your blood and eat your skulls,” the post read in both Arabic and Hebrew….

    “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Biden administration to demand the Israeli government release Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and end the ethnic cleansing of the West Bank by government-backed settlers,” CAIR wrote in a press release….

    “If prominent Palestinian figures like Ahed Tamimi and her father are not safe from the Israeli government’s escalating attacks in the West Bank, no Palestinian is safe. [Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu’s openly racist, far-right ministers are completely out of control,” CAIR Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said. “The Biden administration must call for the immediate release of Ahed Tamimi and demand an end to the Israeli government’s escalating attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank.”…

    Additionally, the CAIR deputy director later reposted X posts parroting the debunked claim that Israel hit the Al-Ahli Hospital.
  89. United Airlines removes pilot Ibrahim Mossallam from service amid anti-Semitic claims after he posted messages supporting terror group Hamas’ vile slaughter of 1,200 Israelis hours after the Oct 7 invasion, calling it ‘resistance by brave people. Daily Mail, Paul Farrell. November 21, 2023.

    A United Airlines pilot has been ‘removed from service with pay’ after posting dozens of messages on Facebook expressing support for Hamas in the aftermath of the terror group’s barbaric assault on Israel that killed 1,200 people on October 7.

    United pilot Ibrahim R. Mossallam described the attack on civilians across southern Israel as ‘resistance by brave people who have endured decades of occupation, oppression, humiliation, apartheid, and straight up murder.’

    ‘For all my friends here in FB land with Questions/Thoughts/Assumptions/Critique about what’s transpiring in Palestine, currently in response to the Zionist occupation, please work on expanding your media literacy,’ he added.

    Mossallam said that the US media is ‘heavily politicized and skewed to show a non-occupying narrative of Palestine.’

    The disgraced pilot also argued that the attack on Israel was ‘not provoked’ but rather was a ‘response to years of attacks by the Zionist regime.’

    On Tuesday, United told DailyMail.com that Mossallam was taken out of service with pay as an investigation is carried out. The carrier said that Mossallam was only removed from service on November 20, the same day that his social media posts became public knowledge.

    In addition to his flying career, Mossallam is also the board vice president for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Israel Relations…
  90. Ari Blaff, CAIR Leader’s Praise for Palestinian Terror Should Come as No Surprise, NRO, February 20, 2024.

    As Hamas terrorists spilled across the southern border of Israel, raping women, massacring concertgoers, beheading farmhands, and burning children alive, the leader of the most influential American Muslim lobbying group in the country attacked the Jewish state.

    "All Arab peoples must go out on Sunday, October 8th, and every day, in demonstrations in support of the Palestinians and in rejection of normalization with the ... regime,” Nihad Awad, the executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), wrote on October 7 — before Israel had even responded to the atrocities. The community leader even went so far as to apply Martin Luther King Jr.’s description of a riot as the "language of the unheard" to the events of 10/7.
  91. Timothy H.J. Nerozzi, CAIR director says he was 'happy' to witness Oct. 7 attacks, Israel 'does not have right to self-defense', Fox News, December 7, 2023 .
    CAIR co-founder Nihad Awad also stated that Israel had no right to defend itself from Hamas attacks because it is an 'occupying power'
  92. Gary Willig, CAIR leader was 'happy' to see October 7 massacre, INN, Dec 8, 2023
  93. CAIR executive director 'happy to see' Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack, JewishInsider, Dec 7, 2023.
    President of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Nihad Awad speaks ...
  94. Peter Baker, White House Disavows U.S. Islamic Group After Leader's Oct. 7 Remarks, The New York Times, December 8, 2023
    The director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a speech that he was “was happy to see” Palestinians break out of Gaza on the day Hamas attacked Israel.
  95. White House condemns pro-Oct. 7 comments by CAIR director. By Jerusalem Post Staff.
  96. White House removes CAIR from national strategy on antisemitism, JNS, December 7, 2023.

    A White House spokesman also condemns "shocking, antisemitic statements" from the Council on American-Islamic Relations executive director.

    When the White House announced its new national strategy to counter antisemitism on May 25, it stated that 24 organizations were supporting “the whole-of-society call to action.”

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations was among the two dozen, per an archived version of the page.

    As of 1:51 p.m. on Dec. 7, the archived page continued to reference CAIR, but at some time thereafter, the White House removed that reference.

    ([18] Screenshots on Dec. 7, 2023, of a page on the White House website before (left) and after it scrubbed a reference to CAIR from its national strategy on antisemitism. Source: JNS highlighted CAIR on the left and where CAIR had appeared on the right. Source: Archive.org, White House website).

    Also on Thursday, Andrew Bates, White House deputy press secretary and senior communications adviser, told reporters that the White House condemns “shocking, antisemitic statements” of CAIR’s executive director “in the strongest terms.”

    Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, spoke at the American Muslims for Palestine convention in Chicago on Nov. 24. “The people of Gaza have the right to self-defense,” he said at the time. “Israel, as an occupying power, does not have that right to self-defense.”

    He added that he was “happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land.”

    Thousands of Hamas terrorists invaded the northwestern Negev from the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, killing some 1,200 people and wounding thousands. They took at least 240 Israelis and foreign nationals back to Gaza as hostages.

    “The horrific, brutal terrorist attacks committed by Hamas on Oct. 7 were, as [U.S.] President [Joe] Biden said, ‘abhorrent’ and represent ‘unadulterated evil,’” the White House spokesman said. “Oct. 7 was the deadliest day for Jewish people since the Holocaust. The atrocities of that day shock the conscience, which is why we can never forget the pain Hamas has caused for so many innocent people.”

    “There are families who are in agony mourning loved ones, and there are also families in agony as they do everything in their power to free loved ones being held hostage,” he added. “Every leader has a responsibility to call out antisemitism wherever it rears its ugly head.”

    In June, Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, told The Jerusalem Post that the CAIR should be judged going forward, and not on its “problematic” past.

    JNS sought comment from Lipstadt after CAIR was part of a group statement and released its own statement blaming Israel for being attacked on Oct. 7.

    In response to a question from JNS about whether CAIR still deserved that second chance after its comments on Oct. 7, Lipstadt said: “It is irresponsible and abhorrent to try in any way to justify Hamas’s murder of more than 1,000 Israeli civilians, including through indiscriminate attacks.”

    “The United States stands resolutely in solidarity with the government and people of Israel, as they consider steps to mitigate this vicious, lethal terrorist threat,” she added.
  97. Police: Palestinian-Arab fakes anti-Muslim hate crime in Ohio, Israel National News, Nov 20, 2023.
    After investigation, police say man who claimed to have been struck by pro-Israel driver was injured in a fight with his brother.
  98. Jessica Costescu, CAIR Defends Promotion of Bogus Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime, Free Beacon, November 21, 2023.

    Pressed on its support for Ohio resident who allegedly lied to police, CAIR condemns 'anti-Muslim extremists'.

    A Muslim advocacy group is defending its decision to broadcast the claims of an Ohio man about a bogus anti-Palestinian hate crime. The man, Hesham Ayyad, was subsequently arrested for lying to police after he appeared to have fabricated the details of the crime.
  99. Ari Blaff, CAIR Defends Decision to Promote Disproven Hate Crime, NRO, November 21, 2023

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