This is not as self-contradictory as it seems: Hamas-linked CAIR is nothing if not consistent. The consistency here is in Hamas-linked CAIR’s ongoing efforts to make people think that Muslims are aiding anti-terror efforts, while in fact opposing those efforts in every particular. Both these tendencies are abundantly established. The goal is to make Muslims appear to be innocent victims of law enforcement “Islamophobia,” while deflecting scrutiny from actual jihad terror activity. “CAIR praises Muslim community for turning in FL terrorist, then criticizes FBI for ‘entrapment,'” by Matt Lacy in the Greeley Gazette, January 11 (thanks to Kenneth):
While praising local Muslims for their help in capturing a Florida Muslim who wanted to blow up area nightclubs, CAIR then criticized law enforcement authorities saying they may have used “entrapment” to catch the bomber.
Sami Osmakac, a naturalized American citizen from Kosovo, identified himself as a Muslim and said he wanted to bomb Tampa nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and guns. Osmakac also railed against Christians and Jews in videos he posted online.
Appearing on Fox 13 out of Tampa Bay, Hassan Shibly, executive director for the Council on American Islamic Relations mentioned that the local Muslim community was receiving a lot of praise from local law enforcement for their role in helping stop a radical Muslim from bombing area nightclubs.
“I met today with the U.S. attorney and the head of the local FBI and they expressed a lot of gratitude and thanks to the Muslim community for its vital role in bringing the suspect to the attention of law enforcement.”…
While praising the Muslim community, Shibly then turned around and criticized the FBI expressing concern about a perception of entrapment with their arrest.
Shibly said, “The weapons and explosives were provided by the government. Was he just a troubled individual, or did he pose a real threat?”
Following the reporting of Shibly”s comments, he has said CAIR will not pursue the entrapment allegations.