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DEFENDING THE WEST
Kowtowing to CAIR – this time in Tampa
Exclusive: Pamela Geller describes revelatory bus ads scheduled to run this month
The mainstream media in Florida glowingly reported
recently on how Tampa’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Board
of Directors reversed its earlier refusal of a bus ad from the Florida
chapter of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
They generally misrepresented the new “acceptance” by HART, making the
HART board look like a bunch of big hairy Islamophobes for rejecting
Hamas-CAIR’s cynical and deceptive #myjihad ad campaign.
Yet true to form for the mainstream media, they haven’t had a word to
say about our new AFDI ad campaign that tells the truth about CAIR and
offers help for girls who fear they might become the victim of an
Islamic honor killing. Despite the fact that the Florida media wrote
about the new CAIR campaign, literally running CAIR’s press release as
if it were news, not one, not one Florida paper reported on our new ad
Fearing what? That their readers might learn something true about CAIR and its real motives?
CAIR’s new campaign advanced “embracing diversity,” but there is no
such diversity in their real agenda: imposing Shariah. There is no
diversity under the Shariah, as evidenced by the recent Muslim massacres
in Kenya, Nigeria, Peshawar – this slaughtering of kuffar was going on
at the same time CAIR’s campaign was announced.
As Robert Spencer has pointed out, CAIR is not really the civil-rights organization it claims to be: “CAIR is actually an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case – so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has ever been implemented.”
Our honor-killing ad features heart-rending photos of girls who have
been murdered in honor killings and offers help to girls who are
threatened. It is part of our ongoing campaign to raise awareness and
bring a stop to the phenomenon of honor killing. These girls have
rights, too, they’re human beings, and yet they’re completely forgotten
in our politically correct culture. We’re standing for the human rights
of these girls.
Our CAIR ads are a response to CAIR’s own ad campaign. Samantha L.
Bowden, communications and outreach director of CAIR-Tampa, said: “We
got to set the record straight of who we are and what we do.” I totally
agree. We do have to set the record straight on who CAIR really is and
what they do. That’s why we are running our ads.
Our AFDI ads feature several prominent critics of CAIR, as well as
victims of the harassment that has been characteristic of the
organization’s response to those it perceives as standing in the way of
its aims. These include:
1. Muslims who came to CAIR for legal help and are now suing CAIR for mishandling their cases and defrauding them:
a. “It was devastating. I was taken by someone who was supposed to
care and represent my needs.” – Bayenah Nur, who went to CAIR for help
and is now suing CAIR
b. “CAIR represented itself as the nation’s premier civil-rights law
firm to defend Muslims. Instead, they defrauded me and then cheated me
afterwards.” – Iftikhar Saiyed, a Muslim who went to CAIR for employment
2. Lawmakers and law enforcement officials who have told the truth about CAIR:
a. CAIR “has ties to terrorism” and “intimate links with Hamas.” – Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
b. “CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to
international terrorist groups.” – Steven Pomerantz, Former FBI chief of
3. Revealing statements by CAIR’s own leaders:
a. “WHO CARES?” – CAIR’s National Communications Director Ibrahim
Hooper when asked if American Muslims were among the Kenya mall jihad
b. “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to
become dominant,” and “The Quran, the Muslim book of scripture, should
be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted
religion on Earth.” – CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board Chairman Omar
4. A victim of CAIR’s opposition to counterterror efforts:
“[CAIR operatives] lie about my life most of the time and try to
destroy my character, my capability, and my trust in the community.” –
Abdirizak Bihi, Somali Muslim anti-terror leader in Minnesota who tried
to stop recruitment in his state by al-Shabaab, the murderous jihad
terror group behind the Kenya mall massacre and was attacked by CAIR for
The ads have been submitted to Tampa transit officials and will begin running on buses on Oct. 21.
Has CAIR condemned the slaughter of non-Muslims under the Shariah?
Have they addressed the oppression and subjugation of non-Muslims under
the Shariah? Are they creating programs within Muslim communities to
denounce jihad? What has CAIR done about the 80 percent of U.S. mosques
that teach and preach jihad? Nothing. Just the opposite: They deceive
and dissemble in the cause of jihad.
But we’re countering with the truth.
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