Just when you thought Hamas-linked CAIR couldn’t get any more despicable: even when Muslims commit a brutal and gratuitous act of violence, CAIR claims victim status.
Said their attorney: “Had their names been John or Bill, Randy or Jason, I don’t think these charges would be standing here today. Because of the Arab ethnicity, I think these charges were brought with the racial animus behind it.” In reality, had their names been John or Bill, Randy or Jason, they’d have been charged with assault and tried for assault, and there might be a news article or two about brutality in high school football, but there would be none of the media attention or hypocritical self-righteousness that we’re seeing in this case.
The Council on Arab Islamic Relations is defending four Michigan High School football players who ignored a referee and assaulted a quarterback, saying the charges are based solely on their race.
On Oct. 21, during a football game between Star Academy and Westland Lutheran High School in Dearborn Heights he quarterback for Westland planned to bow his knee to end the game with a 48-6 victory.
Referees reportedly instructed players not to have contact after the snap. While the quarterback, P.J. Kruse was taking the knee, Star players burst through the offensive line and threw him to the ground. During the ensuing melee, Kruse suffered a grade three concussion.
Following a three month investigation into the incident, The Wayne County prosecutor filed aggravated assault charges against Star Academy seniors Mohamed Ahmed, Fanar Al-Alsady, Hadee Attia and Ali Bajjey.
The attorney for the players, Nabih Ayad said the charges were based solely because the players race. CAIR-MI, the Arab Civil Rights League and the NAACP have sent the prosecutors a letter asking for all of the charges to be dismissed.
In a news conference Jan. 24, CAIR said there was new video that said the incident was “greatly exaggerated” and that no charges would have been filed happened if the players had been any other religion. At this time the organization has not released the supposed video that vindicates the students.
CAIR Executive Director Dawud Walid said “We believe that from the very beginning that, if these young men may have been of a different ethnicity, of a different religion, different skin color, that Dearborn Heights police officer most likely would not have been so aggressive in the means in which he carried out his investigation.”
Ayad said “Had their names been John or Bill, Randy or Jason, I don’t think these charges would be standing here today. Because of the Arab ethnicity, I think these charges were brought with the racial animus behind it.”
He went on to describe the event as simply a post play “skirmish” that frequently happens in football games.
Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy issued a statement denying CAIR”s allegations, saying the department had a strict policy against allowing race or ethnicity to influence any part of the charging process.
Defending the charges, Worthy said, “Our investigation in this case includes a video tape which captured the incident. After a review of the evidence, we have charged the people involved in this incident with the appropriate charges.”
Robert Spencer with Jihad Watch said Ayad’s statement trivializing what happened was incredible. “Really? Players commonly give their opponents concussions in non-game situations?”
Spencer pointed out that if the situation were reversed with non-Muslims assaulting a Muslim student, CAIR would be demanding the players face hate crime charges.
“In this case, they’re trying to portray some thuggish Muslim footballers as victims, both to advance their Muslim victimhood narrative, and to try to intimidate law enforcement officials into being afraid to charge Muslims with anything, for fear of being charged with racial or ethnic or religious bias.”
CAIR”s reaction to the incident follows on the heels of similar incidents where the group has tried to play the victim card.
Following the FBI”s arrest of Sami Osmakac, a Muslim from Kosovo who was a naturalized American citizen, CAIR suggested that authorities may have used entrapment in the case.
Hassan Shibly, executive director for the Council on American Islamic Relations said, “The weapons and explosives were provided by the government. Was he just a troubled individual, or did he pose a real threat?” After Shibly”s comments were reported in the alternative media, CAIR backed down saying they would not pursue the entrapment allegations.
During a series of recent firebombings In Queens, New York CAIR quickly claimed that the bombings were caused by Islamophobia.
While a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the door of the Al-Khoei Islamic Foundation houses one of the most prominent Shiite mosques in New York, the assailant also firebombed a house of a black Christian couple as well as another house which served as a Hindu place of worship.
Following the attacks CAIR called for police to increase patrols around Mosques, however they did not call for similar patrols around houses of worship for other faiths.
Spencer said CAIR”s reaction reveals that the group will not hesitate to use any event to their advantage to portray Muslims as victims in this country.
“CAIR did not mention anything about the Hindus or Christians when they issued their release. This just shows how self-serving their claims of victimhood really are,” Spencer said. “They called for increased police patrols against mosques, but they didn’t say anything about calling for protection for Hindu or Christian places of worship.”…