Mychal Massie recounts some characteristic behavior from CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper and asks some tough questions at WND (thanks to DC Watson):
Conventional wisdom would dictate if you, your group-organization and/or religion as a whole were viewed with contempt by some, skepticism by many and distrust by nearly all, it would be prudent to try to diffuse ill-will.
But said logic is not part of a reasoned thought process when it comes to the Council on American-Islamic Relations — at least, it doesn’t appear to be part of Ibrahim Hooper’s, their director of communication.
Appearing on my talk show “Straight Talk with Mychal Massie,” Mr. Hooper displayed the character of a petulant child as he feigned indignation so as to cut short the interview that would have forced him to articulate the truth of his position.
In less than five minutes of air time, the person responsible for putting forth a favorable presentation of CAIR hung up, leaving the audience with nothing to warrant a change in opinion of him, his organization or his religion.
I had assured the gentleman prior to his agreeing to appear that I would not seek to embarrass or diminish him, but I also assured him I would ask straightforward questions. His rhetoric almost immediately degenerated into a puerile phonemic tirade, with him accusing me of “advocating genocide” and of saying “every Muslim on the planet is a member of terrorist organization.” He fomented: “You’d kill me, you’d kill my family, you’d kill every member of my mosque …” — none of which had I even remotely suggested. I submit he is in a much better position to know who within his element is a terrorist than I.
CAIR and Mr. Hooper have an obligation to prove senators like Dick Durbin, D-Ill., wrong when he says: “[CAIR is] unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect.” And Sen. Chuck Schumer, when he says: “We know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism.”
Read it all.