What happens if a woman shows up for a CAIR photo-op without a hijab? No problem! They'll just Photoshop one on!
These photos were kindly sent to me by Jihad Watch reader Ana. Above is a screenshot of CAIR's front page when this photo was featured; it has now been taken down, perhaps while the photo doctorer attends Photoshop classes. The Google cache of the front page is here.
Here is the picture alone:
And here is a blowup showing the crude Photoshop work:
This is a small thing, of course. Just a bit of silliness. But coming from an organization that brands the truth about Islam "Islamophobia" and has never answered uncomfortable questions about its own loyalties and affiliations, it raises larger issues of trust. Why do the mainstream media and many government organizations still give CAIR a free pass as a neutral civil rights group when its commitment to the truth is so manifestly tenuous?
ADDENDUM: The doctored photo is still at CAIR's site. (Thanks to alliswell.)
SECOND ADDENDUM, 11:00AM: CAIR has taken down the picture, indicating that they are paying close attention to what goes on at Jihad Watch. The photo is also now missing from the Google Cache. It looks as if the good folks at CAIR very much do not want you to know about their little adventure in Photoshopping. (Thanks to Dr. Glenn Reynolds.)
THIRD ADDENDUM, 12:30PM: The UNdoctored photo is now at CAIR's site, confirming that not only was the clumsy hijab added to the woman standing next to the speaker, but to two female heads in the audience. In a nice Orwellian touch, the undoctored photo now also appears in Google's Cache of the page. We have always been at war with Eurasia, eh, Ibrahim? Here is the undoctored photo: