As I have noted periodically over the years, “CAIR” – an acronym for the Council of American-Islamic Relations – is a creation of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.
Now that Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN) has proudly spoken before this group and, while doing so, trivialized the 9/11 terrorist attack that killed 3,000 of us as an instance of “some people doing something”, and President Trump called her out on it, she is whining that she is the subject of threats, including death threats.
I certainly do not condone death threats against someone for expressing his/her views.
But, realistically – like the woman who wears a thong bikini then complains when guys inevitably stare at her, when omar says something like that it is inevitably – and justifiably – going to infuriate a lot of people, including people who make such threats.
With this in mind, I thought I would post the following explanation of how CAIR came into existence – as described in Andrew McCarthy’s 2010 book, titled “The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America” – which I pulled from an article at mosaicmagazine.com:
When 25 [Hamas] members and supporters gathered at a Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia on October 27, 1993, they were unaware that the FBI was monitoring their deliberations. The confab was a brainstorming exercise: how best to back Hamas and derail the Oslo Accords while concealing these activities from the American government? . . . In the U.S., Hamas was [by this time] perceived as the principal enemy of the popular “peace process.” . . .
That was where [a] new organization would come in. . . . The new entity’s Islamism and Hamas promotion would have to be less “conspicuous.” It would need to couch its rhetoric in sweet nothings like “social justice,” “due process,” and “resistance.” If it did those things, though, it might be more attractive . . . and effective. A Muslim organization posing as a civil-rights activist while soft-pedaling its jihadist sympathies might be able to snow the American political class, the courts, the media, and the academy. It might make real inroads with the . . . progressives who dominated the Clinton administration. . . .
Despite its Hamas roots and terror ties, the most disturbing aspect of CAIR is its accomplishment of the Muslim Brotherhood’s precise aspiration for it. Thanks to its media savvy and the credulousness of government officials and press outlets, which have treated it as the “civil-rights” group it purports to be rather than the Islamist spearhead that it is, CAIR has been a constant thorn in the side of American national defense.
I assume regular readers of this blog know about how CAIR came to be. But I wonder how many others just assume it is a mainstream civil rights organization. My guess is that plenty do…and that one of the key reasons is mainstream media not educating them about it.
Oh, one other thing: in her speech to CAIR ilhan omar claimed the organization was formed after 9/11, presumably to protect Muslims from being singled out because of the attack.
That is, of course, not true.
Whether that statement shows her to be an ignoramus or a liar (it’s got to be one of the other)? Your call.