“CAIR”s Remembering Whom?” at Commentary’s blog, Daniel Halper asks a pointed question:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a ceremony today in Cooper City, Florida to remember the attacks of seven years ago. The keynote speaker was Altaf Ali, executive director of CAIR”s Florida chapter. This is the same man, who only months ago, refused to denounce Hamas as a terrorist organization; all the while, he stood next to a representative of CAIR who emphatically stated that “Hamas is not a terrorist organization.” Since a transcript of today”s event is not available, one can only wonder whose deaths CAIR”s “solemn ceremony” today in Florida was meant to remember.
I once spent a purgatorial hour on a radio show in the company of CAIR’s delightful Hussam Ayloush, and he repeatedly refused my point-blank requests that he condemn Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist organizations.