The month of October was a busy one for the Council on American Islamic Relations.
They set a new high water mark with 37 separate broadcasts featuring CAIR. October had a little bit of everything: trying to get people fired, announcement of a new hate crime report, Hamas connections, intense political activity, a soulless self-promotion, and a strange cooperation with the media in all of this.
TV newscasts may contain things that are literally fake news. Things such as Video News Releases, which are
“a video segment made to look like a news report, but is instead created by a PR firm, advertising agency, marketing firm, corporation, or government agency. They are provided to television newsrooms to shape public opinion, promote commercial products and services, publicize individuals, or support other interests.”
Apparently, this is a sort of Wild West right now, with TV pushing the boundaries between news, propaganda, and commercials. Here is a discussion of “fake news” from 2006!
However, using VNR’s to inject political messages into the news as news is exactly what local TV newscasts are not supposed to do.
Many of CAIR’s TV appearances look unnatural and make one suspect they are fake news. Several of CAIR’s TV appearances look like something crafted by the reporter/ or station, with the case of Sharon Dickson being the most outstanding. For CAIR to get on the news 37 times in one month, the stations have to be complicit. They want CAIR on their show.
This first example from California is a good illustration of that.
CAIR gets on the news to condemn anonymous racist bathroom graffiti (one broadcast).
This October 2 broadcast is about anonymous racist graffiti in the Sacramento City College bathroom. In this case, we have N-words and swastikas. But, nothing to do with Muslims, Islam, or CAIR. However, the reporter says:
“There has been no official statement from the city of Sacramento, the Council on American Islamic Relations did release a statement tonight blaming the Trump administration for giving a green light to racism.”
In this case, KOVR posted on-line only one of three separate broadcasts of CAIR’s message about Donald Trump and bathroom graffiti.
Furthermore, CAIR wants to be the new blacks. So that is why they would want to be included in this story. But, why the station would let them inject a political statement into the news three separate times is a mystery. Is there anyone in favor of anonymous racist bathroom graffiti?
CAIR not only wants to be the bathroom police. They want to police your Facebook posts as well.
How many times have we read stories about CAIR not liking something, and calling for someone fired?
For a further example of CAIR wanting to police your Facebook wall, the day following the bathroom graffiti story, CAIR took exception to some of Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso Facebook posts. One was essentially saying that Allah is not Yaweh. Grasso also had a post urging a Ban on Islam in public schools, And, another weighed the value of the four Americans lost in Benghazi vs 200,000 Syrians refugees.
To put it plainly, these are Grasso’s personal views, and there is no indication he is treating people unfairly anywhere. He has friends in the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council, and made a statement to them. But, CAIR is claiming credit for this, saying that Grasso apologized to them. This is another example of CAIR using the media to get someone fired. They are the Sharia police.
CAIR Kansas Releases Hate Report (one broadcast)
The media is happy to report on CAIR releasing reports about hate. However, they will never actually read these reports, or question CAIR’s findings. It is just assumed as fact that Americans are racist bigots who are attacking Muslims.
While CAIR is looking for things to be offended by, they are also having VNR’s produced to push Muslims down our throat in Dallas/Ft Worth. “Meet-a Muslim Monday” has to be a straight up VNR, with identical broadcasts on two different networks being the giveaway. Nevertheless, there doesn’t seem to be a demand for CAIR sponsored perky young Muslims who are just like you. There was no second round of “Meet-a Muslim Monday”.
More Graffiti (one broadcast)
But, CAIR did not have to wait long before there was another case of graffiti in the news. Someone is leaving swastikas and tampering with windows in back of a San Jose, California dentist’s office. Although it could just be kids, but who knows since the security camera shows nothing. CAIR has nothing to do with this story, the station just felt like putting them on the broadcast.
By the second week in October there was a new CAIR sighting. This time in Chaksa Minnesota, about 12 minutes west of Eden Prairie. According to the Star Tribune,
“Eden Prairie has the third largest Somali population in the Twin Cities, next to Minneapolis and St. Paul, according to the city, with an estimated 3,500 to 5,000 residents.”
In light of this, when Scream Town proprietor Matt Dunn publicly posted a policy of no tolerance regarding Somali behavior at his Chaska area fun house, CAIR leaped into action. Indeed, it did not matter that Dunn made this statement in the wake of Somalis attacking people and shutting down other venues like ValleyScare Halloween. CAIR had Scream Town shutdown, and called for a “probe”. Dunn apologized profusely, and repeatedly in an effort to save his business.
Chaska Somali Teens Drown (one broadcast)
To be sure, CAIR might have continued to persecute Scream Town owner but for the accidental drowning of two Somali teens in the very same Chaska area. This interrupted the Scream Town news cycle.
The murder of Jamal Khashoogi was an opportunity for CAIR to get on the news. (one broadcast)
Nihad Awad was friends with Khashoogi. They were both close to the MB’s. Additionally, both Awad, and Khashoogi supported Hamas. The project they were working on together was called Democracy for the Arab World Now. Here we see another CAIR connection to Hamas, but getting people to connect these dots is like picking up water with a sieve.
Granted the word “barbaric” was in the play, but so was the rest of the world at that time. It is clear where CAIR is going with this. They are the Sharia police, don’t get in their way. They are teaching this to their children. There were four separate, but identical broadcasts of his story. It went as far as Florida and Iowa.
Meanwhile, in Ohio (one broadcast)
Remember, CAIR is very mainstream in Ohio. CAIR has three sub-chapters in Ohio. They regularly lobby the state capital. CAIR is very politically active in the state, and in other states as well. They are helping to write legislation, and are getting bills past. Again, they are very political.
But, learning that CAIR is unveiling a system to help first time voters does not alarm anyone in this broadcast. In general, it is very hard getting people in Ohio to accept the truth about CAIR. Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel tried to tell the truth about CAIR. In support of his statements, Mandel sent nearly 120 pages of court filings showing CAIR’s connections to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood to station WCMH. In response, the station responded with the opinion of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the vox populi.
One thing about stories like this, there is seldom any follow up. Collecting a large cash out of court settlement doesn’t look as nice as fighting for the underdog.
This references the John Grasso affair. The man that police are looking for went to talk to the CAIR office about John Grasso. There is no indication in the security camera footage that he threatened anyone. CAIR honcho Robert McCaw looks like he has the situation well in hand.
By the end of October news of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting broke. CAIR used this tragedy to get on the news 9 separate times. CAIR has nothing to do with this story. Sometimes it was quite awkward attaching them to the synagogue shooting. One station even added CAIR’s tagline about being the world’s greatest Muslim organization at the end of the “heartfelt condolences”.
Among the broadcasts was a reference to the CAIR staffer being threatened. This is a far cry from being shot to death in a synagogue, but we are not supposed to notice that.
But, CAIR so much wanted to be a part of the tragedy, and the message was clear. This is a tragedy that belongs to all of us. It affects us all.
Are other groups using tragedy to promote themselves on TV as often as CAIR?
It is important to realize that exploiting tragedy, and misfortune is a reoccurring feature of CAIR’s TV appearances.
Here are just a few examples of CAIR using other people’s misfortune to get themselves on the news.
- Tampa connection to New York City attack causes pain for Muslims
- WGN: Calls for Change As Fallout From United Airline Video Continues https://www.cairchicago.org/blog/blog/2017/04/wgn-calls-change-fallout-united-airline-video-continues
- Egyptian American Horrified By Mosque Attack « CBS Chicago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FizGZICEQhM
- Swastika graffiti spotted on Mandeville synagogue wwltv com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvRulJlL_40
CAIR isn’t anybody’s friend. They are petty, vindictive, self-promoting, and without class.
Where was CAIR when a Muslim beat a Hasidic man in the street?
When will CAIR “stand shoulder to shoulder” with the Jewish people in response to the hate sermons given by American imams? https://gellerreport.com/2018/10/us-imams-spew-jew-hatred.html/
And then as fate would have it, and as if to underscore the point that CAIR is in it for themselves, the Nation of Islam mosque received a bomb threat. Although CAIR called for yet another “probe” they never condemned or even mentioned Farrakhan’s hate speech against Jews and White people. Also, notice that Muhammad Mosque 36 is NOI, a fact the station never mentioned.
We know stations will broadcast segments that are basically commercials. But, this is not a new flavor of Pringle’s, or Starbuck’s or a sale on airline tickets. This is the news promoting a hostile political message. Every night, somewhere in the country CAIR is on the news.
The revolution will be televised. Therefore, resist it while you can.
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