Here is yet another indication of the deeply ingrained mendacity of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
In “CAIR”s Reputation and Incredibly Fluctuating Membership Roll,” the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) notes that in CAIR’s amicus brief in the Holy Land Foundation terror charity trial, CAIR complains:
This negative reaction by the American public can be seen in the decline of membership rates and donations resulting from the government’s publicizing of CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator.
Yet just two months ago, CAIR claimed just the opposite, in the words of cofounder Nihad Awad:
Our membership is increasing steadily, as is our donor base, annual budget, and attendance at CAIR events around the country promoting interfaith understanding and respect for civil liberties.
So which is it, Nihad? Is your membership and donor base increasing steadily, or declining? Will you and your colleagues just say anything if you believe it is to your advantage? Can you explain, in the light of self-contradictions like this, why any government or media organization should accord your group any credibility at all?