At last the whole truth is coming out about this malignant group.
“CAIR Exposed: Part 1: As IAP Offshoot, CAIR Followed Pro-Hamas Agenda From the Start,” by Steven Emerson for IPT News (thanks to all who sent this in):
From the Hamas ties of its founders in 1994 to its solicitous stance toward accused terrorists today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demonstrated that its actual mission is far removed from the civil rights advocacy it claims to pursue.
Still standing as perhaps the clearest evidence of CAIR’s insidious role, two key leaders of the group attended a 1993 meeting in Philadelphia called by Hamas members and supporters to devise a strategy for torpedoing the Oslo Accords aimed at Middle East peace.
An analysis of secret recordings of the meeting led the FBI to conclude that the gathering was held “to determine”¦ [the participants’] course of action in support of Hamas’ opposition to the [Oslo] peace plan and to decide how to conceal their activities from the scrutiny of the United States government.”
Coupled with their support for the jihad in the Middle East, the attendees recognized the critical importance of domestic lobbying in the United States. One discussed encouraging the Islamic community “to be involved in the political life of this country,” adding, “We should assist them in this task. This will be an entrance for us to put, through the Islamic community, pressure on the Congress and the decision makers in America.”
That’s where CAIR came in. Participants in that 1993 meeting discussed tailoring their message to an American audience, speaking of outright deception at times and of softening their rhetoric at others, as the following exchange between CAIR founders Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad shows:
Awad: What is important is that the language of the address is there even for the American. But, the issue is how to use it…..
Omar Ahmad: There is a difference between you saying “I want to restore the ’48 land” and when you say “I want to destroy Israel”…..
Awad: Yes, there are different but parallel types of address. There shouldn’t be contradiction. Address people according to their minds. When I speak with the American, I speak with someone who doesn’t know anything. As for the Palestinian who has a martyr brother or something, I know how to address him, you see?
This context helps explain why federal authorities have tied the CAIR to Hamas in three separate court filings in the past year. Prosecutors place CAIR on the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee.” An internal Palestine Committee document in 1994 lists CAIR as one of its “working organizations” along with IAP. Other records show that committee was created to advance the Hamas agenda within the United States.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism has assembled a thorough dossier on CAIR’s origins and activities which we present in installments during the next two weeks. You can read today’s segment here.
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