The US front group for a UAE-designated Islamic terrorist group will have a float in one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country.
Surrender in installments.
The subversive organization known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) continues to try to burnish its unsavory image and obscure knowledge of its true nature.
The reality is that “CAIR is 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 Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR has opposed every anti-terror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented.” (Source)
A Muslim nation with ties to 9-11 (Qatar) made a major endowment to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Saudis have funded them with at least 50 million dollars. Post 9/11, they worked furiously to defeat the Patriot Act, and they continue to undermine counter-terror programs here at home.
Terror-tied CAIR has actively sought to smear, defame and destroy counter jihadist activists and anyone who opposes jihad terror, but we hear no condemnation from CAIR of devout Muslims like those tweeting these disgusting tweets below.
In the wake of the jihad attack and murder in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, a CAIR leader blamed America and said that the violence that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya might have been regarded as “the straw that broke the camel’s back in terms of Muslims’ patience with American and Western intervention.”
In light of all that and more (such as what I detailed yesterday here about CAIR’s ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood), there should be no question: CAIR shouldn’t have a float in the Veterans Day parade. To let it have one is a slap at all veterans past and present.
“CAIR will have a float in the Tulsa Veterans Day parade,” by Russell Mills, KRMG, November 2, 2015:
The Veterans Day parade in Tulsa is one of the largest in the country each year, but this year one float in particular is getting a lot of attention.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, applied for and was granted a spot in the 2015 parade.
That doesn’t sit well with some people, including Tulsan Larry Williamson.
“The organization is anti-American,” Williamson tells KRMG. “It’s part of the Muslim Brotherhood, at least it’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee. This is not according to me, it’s according to the FBI.”
He said he doesn’t object to individual Muslims marching in the parade, or even other organizations like the Peace Academy, an Islamic private school based in Tulsa.
“But this particular group, they are anti-American, they are enemies of America in a current war. Americans are fighting and dying to defend against the Jihad. These people are here raising money for Hamas,” Williamson said.
Adam Soltani, Executive Director of CAIR Oklahoma, says claims that CAIR supports terrorism are simply false.
“Any claim that CAIR is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or any other terrorist organization is absolutely preposterous, he told KRMG. “CAIR was founded in 1994 in Washington D.C. as a national organization to be a civil rights advocate for American Muslims, to stand up for constitutional rights, for religious freedom, for pluralism, and for every right that we value as American citizens.”
He said the float is intended to “send a message out there, that as Muslims we are part and parcel of this society, we are part of the fabric of this beautiful country, and we appreciate our veterans. There are many Muslim veterans, including here in Oklahoma – some of which will be on that float, and a part of that parade – and we just want to show our appreciation for those who have served our country and fought to preserve our freedoms and the beauty of our nation.”
Indeed, history shows that Muslims have served and died in every major conflict in U.S. history, dating back to the Revolutionary War.
Muslims, most of whom were brought to America as slaves, fought in George Washington’s army.
The national CAIR organization was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2001-11 investigation into a group called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.
Several members of that group were eventually convicted; one of them was also a founding member of CAIR.
However, CAIR has never been indicted nor convicted of any criminal activities related to terrorism.
Its alleged ties to Hamas continue to be debated, but the group issued a statement in support of a fatwa, or religious edict, condemning terrorism in the name of Islam.
It read, in part:
“There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram or forbidden—and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not martyrs.”
Williamson tells KRMG he’s convinced the group does support Hamas, and said he will not participate in this year’s Veterans Day parade.
More details on CAIR’s Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas ties from this story:
In 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation also cut all its ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations after it came to light that Nihad Awad had participated in meetings with the Holy Land Foundation, another accused in the case. FBI Special Agent, Lara Burns testified at the trial that CAIR was a Hamas front, and the Obama administration has continued with this refusal to work with CAIR. Hamas itself was established by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1988 after the First Intifada or uprising in Palestine.
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