CAIR has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas charity case. One would think that would end forever the canny masquerade as a moderate civil rights organization, a charade it has been successfully pulling off for years. However, Reuters is still taking the bait. “Civil rights complaints rose in 2006, Muslim group reports,” by David Morgan for Reuters, with thanks to WriterMom:
WASHINGTON — The number of civil rights complaints by Muslims in the United States jumped 25 percent in 2006, mainly because of a surge in immigration and citizenship problems, a leading US Muslim group said yesterday.
In its annual report on civil rights, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it processed 2,467 complaints last year, up from 1,972 in 2005.
Discrimination complaints against federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, more than doubled to 890 filings from about 380 in 2005 and accounted for more than 36 percent of civil rights complaints.
“This is the first time since 2004 that government agencies represented the highest percentage of complaints,” the council said in the 40-page report, “The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States.”
“This increase was due primarily to the number of cases related to major immigration issues such as citizenship and naturalization delays,” the report said.
Hate crime complaints, including physical attacks against individuals and mosques, rose 9.2 percent to 167 in 2006, compared with 153 a year earlier, the Washington-based advocacy group said in the report.
But hate crimes also declined as a percentage of all complaints, as did other discrimination categories, including racial or religious profiling and verbal harassment.
No mention of CAIR’s having been named an unindicted co-conspirator. No mention of trumped-up hate crimes in previous reports. Just another day at the office for Reuters.