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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), officially the Washington Trust Foundation (WTF) [1] 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.[2] CAIR was founded by three leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), in June 1994.[3] The group's executive director is a Hamas supporter.[4]

In fact, this Islamic lobby has a long record of Hamas, Hezbollah affiliation. [5][6]

It's engaged in fooling the establishment.[7]

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.[8]

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.’"[9] 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.[10])

Description[11]

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
  • 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)[12]
  • Zahra Billoo, San Francisco, CA.[13][14][15][16]

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.[17]
  • "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.[17]

The Washington Times calls CAIR a pressure group which is "eager to pull down the nation's homeland security procedures" [7]

CAIR leadership has been criticized for supporting Islamic terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas.[18]

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.[19]
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."[20][21]

CAIR supported the anti-Capitalist Occupy Wall Street-movement.[22]

CAIR wants "prayer rooms" for adherents of Islam in schools.[23]

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.[24][25]

Terrorism

CAIR's "Palestinian" American Nihad Awad, in 1994, declared his support for Hamas.[26] He said:[27]
“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.”

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."[28]

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."[29] 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.[30][31]

CAIR's claims, PR

CAIR has publicly condemned terrorism since their report following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing[32] and since September 11, 2001, has complied a 68-page list of its various anti-terrorism campaigns.[33] Most recently, CAIR joined many Americans in welcoming the death of Osama Bin Laden.[34] 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.[3] 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.[35]

Lady Al Qaeda / cyanide

Mainstream Muslim groups, such as: CAIR,Especially, the Islamist lobby: CAIR.[36][37] 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[38] the release of 'Lady Al Qaeda' - Pakistani "scientist" Islamic terrorist Aafiya Siddiqui, who plotted to carry out mass murder via chemical attacks[39] 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.[40]


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.[41]


See related: Muslim bigot Malik Faisal Akram

With neo-Nazi Baker

CAIR-sponsored fund-raisers and conferences featured former neo-Nazi leader William Baker[12] 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."[26]

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.”[42][43][44][45]

Pro-Pakistan propaganda

CAIR is involved in pushing Anti-Hindu and Pro-Pakistan propaganda. [46]

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.[47]

References

  1. CAIR Gets a Name Change, Moonbattery.com, September 24, 2013
  2. before UAE terror designation, CAIR awards jihad terror leader, JihadWatch.org, November 20, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 CAIR's Pro-Hamas Press - Front Page Magazine, December 05, 2006
  4. Nihad Awad stated, "After I researched the situation inside and outside Palestine, I am in support of the Hamas movement ..." [1]
  5. 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.
  6. https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/council-on-americanislamic-relations-cair
  7. CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment, by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006, pp. 3-20
  8. CAIR: Muslims Are the Real Victims of 9/11, PJMedia, Sep 11, 2020.
  9. 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
  10. racism in the Arab world, DW, July 6, 2020
  11. Council On American Islamic Relations, Canary Mission
  12. 12.0 12.1 From Nazis to Schuller to Arabs, OC Weekly, Jan 22, 2004
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Zahra Billoo’s Hateful Speech Reinforces CAIR’s Antisemitism Problem, Combat Anti-Semitism, Dec 16, 2021
  16. 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"...
  17. 17.0 17.1 Unsealed ruling reveals 'ample evidence' tying group to terror
  18. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16384987/site/newsweek/
  19. FrontPageMagazine.com; July 28, 2005
  20. http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=6473
  21. 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
  22. https://dailycaller.com/2011/10/23/islamic-group-joins-with-occupy-wall-street/
  23. https://townhall.com/columnists/kyleolson/2013/06/05/cair-demands-school-accommodate-muslim-prayers-attacks-offsite-voluntary-bible-lesson-n1611968
  24. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Ruling
  25. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
  26. 26.0 26.1 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.")
  27. 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.”
  28. CAIR collects millions from foreign donors thanks to non-profit shell game, TheDailyCaller.com
  29. CAIR releases ‘Islamophobia Report’: See who made the list, BizPacReview.com, September 20, 2013
  30. CAIR Instructs the Police about Islam, 6/3/2010
  31. Middle East Quarterly, 2006; CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment by Daniel Pipes
  32. The CAIR's North American Muslim Resource Guide
  33. CAIR anti-terrorist campaigns
  34. [2]
  35. CAIR document addressing internet rumors
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. '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.
  41. Memri, Jan 16, 2022. [3]. [4].
    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 ...
  42. 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…” [5] 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.
  43. Benjamin Weingarten, "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party," Bombardier Books, Mar 17, 2020. [6]
  44. Steve Postal, Muslim Reform Movement founder opposes Omar, CAIR and Islamism abroad, The Christian Post (via M Z Jasser), May 18, 2019
  45. Sam Westrop, CAIR Official: "i wish hitler was alive to f*** up the jewish ppl", Islamist Watch, April 16, 2019
  46. https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/us-congressional-hearing-hindu-bashing-peddling-fake-narrative-kashmir
  47. 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.”…

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