This is something that I hope becomes just the first of many.
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Honest Ibe Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements.
“Protesters in Norman allege ties to terrorism,” by Meredith Moriak in The Oklahoman, January 24:
NORMAN — People saying a Muslim advocacy group has bonds with terrorists protested at the University of Oklahoma on Saturday.
As the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, prepared to screen a documentary on Islam, about a dozen people with Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate assembled to protest what they said were the other group’s ties to terrorism.
“I’m not against Muslims and I’m not racist,” said protest leader Cindy Crenshaw. “I’m protesting CAIR. They have proven ties to terrorists and court cases where leaders are in jail.”
Kevin Calvey, a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, noted that the founder of the Muslim group’s Dallas chapter was sentenced to 65 years in prison for his terrorist connections.
“It galls me as a veteran that they portray themselves as a group fighting for civil rights and people buy it,” Calvey said.
Oklahoma CAIR chairman Michael Aziz Gipson said, “People who are protesting are totally doing this as a self-serving effort. It is a throwback from the ’50s and ’60s and is dividing instead of uniting.”
Oklahoma Chapter Executive Director Razi Hashmi said struggles for Muslims are not new.
“There are always going to be obstacles when struggling to achieve rights for all,” Hashmi said….
Clarification: “There are always going to be obstacles when struggling to achieve
rights for all through deceptive means the imposition of Sharia and the subjugation and dhimmitude of non-Muslims.”