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Associated Press reporter Erik Schelzig contacted me for comment on
CAIR’s libel. He wrote this to me: “I’m a reporter with The Associated
Press doing a story on CAIR’s demands that Panel [sic!] Geller be
dropped from this weekend’s Tennessee Tea Party Convention in
Gatlinburg. They say SIOA is a hate group and should not be represented.
Here is what I wrote to Schelzig: “
Erik, Stop Islamization
Of America [SIOA] is one of America’s foremost organizations
defending human rights, religious liberty, and the freedom of speech
against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to bring elements
of Sharia to the United States. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator
(Holy Land trial), Hamas-linked front for the Muslim Brotherhood in the
Schelzig came back with this: “Thanks for contacting
me. Was hoping to get a comment from you on CAIR’s allegation that
yours is a ‘hate group.’ I assume you reject this, but wanted to get
You’ll notice he didn’t say anything about the clear evidence that
CAIR itself is a genuine “hate group”; instead, he was focused on CAIR’s
defamatory claim that SIOA is one. So I answered:
Ah, I thought I did. CAIR characterizes the defense of
free speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women
— all of which are denied by Islamic law — as ‘hate.’ I don’t.
After all that, not one word of my statement made it into
the report, and nowhere in it was CAIR identified as the unindicted
co-conspirator, Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood proxy that it
Nothing on CAIR’s background. Here are some fast CAIR facts:
- Several officials convicted of terror offenses — notably Ghassan
Elashi, founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter, who was involved in the Holy
Land Foundation Hamas funding case, and Randall Ismail Royer, CAIR’s
former national communications director, who was one of the Virginia
paintball jihadists training to fight in Afghanistan against us forces.
There have been others.
- CAIR officials have repeatedly and consistently refused to condemn
Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
- CAIR has opposed virtually every antiterror measure introduced since
9/11. It was involved in the flying imams case when the imams attempted
to sue the passengers who reported them — an attempt which, if
successful, would have intimidated people and made them afraid to report
suspicious behavior by Muslims for fear of getting sued.
- CAIR’s cofounder and director, Nihad Awad, has declared his support
for Hamas. Before CAIR he and the other cofounder, Omar Ahmad, were with
the Islamic Association for Palestine, which has since been closed down
as a Hamas front. CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the
Holy Land Foundation jihad charity case, which involved funding for
- Omar Ahmad and CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper have both made Islamic
supremacist statements about how they want to see the U.S. ruled by
Islamic law, which denies free speech, the freedom of conscience, and
equality of rights for women and non-Muslims.
Why did Erik Schelzig deem all this unfit to print? Why instead did
he give a hearing to a deliberate campaign to smear me and the Tea
Erik Schelzig is not alone, or unusual. He is just another mainstream
media reporter. And another one is Linsey
Davis of ABC’s World News Tonight. Last Thursday I did a
15-minute segment with Davis. Not long after we finished filming, she
told me that the story would not run on Sunday, as originally planned,
but had been bumped until next week because spokesmen for the mosque
were “unavailable.” Well, I guess the mosque leaders suddenly changed
their minds, because the story did air Sunday night. Daisy (“Let’s
turn 9/11 into something very positive!”) Khan, the wife of the
9/11 mosque imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, was given abundant time to spin her
strands of taqiyya – Islamic religious deception.
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