Hamas-linked CAIR continues its relentless campaign against anti-terror efforts of all kinds. This is of a piece with its at least outwardly successful campaign to drive the truth about Islam and jihad out of FBI training materials for agents who are supposed to be combating terrorism.
Pamela Geller has the story: Hamas-linked CAIR sent out an alert entitled “CAIR Concerned About FBI’s Use of ‘Outreach’ to Spy on Muslims.” Geller brought this piece of Orwellian audacity back to reality with her headline: “AFDI/SIOA Concerned About Hamas-linked CAIR’s Use of ‘Outreach’ to Spy On, Bully, Intimidate and Lie to Government Agencies Nationwide.”
The Hamas-linked CAIR statement expresses “concern about the ‘chilling effect’ on constitutionally-protected activities that may result from the apparent use of FBI community outreach efforts to secretly gather intelligence on American Muslim communities, groups and individuals.
According to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), “the FBI is using its extensive community outreach to Muslims and other groups to secretly gather intelligence in violation of federal law.”
Clearly any activities that really do violate federal law should be stopped immediately. But note that Hamas-linked CAIR has complained about virtually every step law enforcement has taken to try to stop jihad activity in the U.S. Their complaints have a chilling effect on counter-jihad and anti-terror efforts. And that chilling effect has never come up as a cause for concern in any CAIR statement.