On this the FBI is far more realistic and open-eyed than the White House. What a surprise. More on this story. “Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House,” by Neil Munro in The Daily Caller, March 18 (thanks to Mackie):
White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.
CAIR was publicly applauded at a Mar. 10 White House event by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement, for its work with MTV to counter “bullying.” “Bullying can be prevented if we all take action,” said Jarrett, as she cited the MTV project, and named CAIR as a partner.
After lauding the National Education Association, Cartoon Network and a litany of other Democratic-affiliated advocacy groups and companies that are part of the White House’s “anti-bullying” campaign to reshape children’s opinions, Jarrett thanked MTV for “launching a new coalition that will work to fight bullying and intolerance online.” The coalition partners include the Hispanic advocacy group, “the National Council of La Raza, the Anti-Defamation League, and the [Council on] American-Islamic Relations, GLAAD and many others,” Jarrett said.
“There’s no controversy,” said Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR”s press secretary. To advance CAIR”s causes, including “cyber-bullying,” he said, “we do what we think is necessary”¦what other people do is up to them.”…
“…and if they cross us, we will destroy them,” he might have added under his breath.
Like many other activists in the White House’s campaign, Hooper conflated physical bullying and intimidation with routine spoken and online criticism of ideas and behavior, and suggested that CAIR”s critics were violent. “There’s a cottage industry of “˜Muslim-bashers” who seek on a daily basis to marginalize American Muslims and to demonize Islam,” said Hooper.
Honest Ibe Hooper must know that the ones who are actually demonizing Muslims are people like Khalid Aldawsari, the would-be jihad mass murderer in Lubbock, Texas; Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore; Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland; Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass-murderer; Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer; Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer; Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber; and so many other jihad murderers and would-be murderers who justify their murders by reference to the texts and teachings of Islam. They demonize Muslims far more effectively than anything any non-Muslim, no matter how genuinely hateful, could ever possibly accomplish.
The “˜-basher” phrase was first used by gay-advocates to tar their critics as violent, and is now routinely used by Hooper and other Islamist advocates to portray their critics as violent. “˜Muslim-basher,” Hooper said, is “colloquial American-English for someone who rhetorically bashes Muslims.”
When asked about CAIR”s view of Hamas, Hooper sent a statement saying “we unequivocally condemn all acts of terrorism, whether carried out by al-Qa”ida, the Real IRA, FARC, Hamas, ETA, or any other group.” However, CAIR”s statement is ambiguous because Islamists describe Israeli military operations as “terrorism” and their attacks on Israeli civilians as justified “resistance” or “jihad.”…
Good on you for noticing that, Munro.