Nothing, nothing whatsoever in this story about how Hamas-linked CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. Nothing in this story about how CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Not a word about how several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. No hint here that CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. No indication whatsoever that its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.
Instead, we hear that a civil rights organization is charging “McCarthyism.” What is really happening is that a recognized Hamas front is trying to block the asking of legitimate questions. For if there really is Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the government, and Hamas-linked CAIR succeeds in blocking an investigation of it, who will emerge as the winner? The Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators. Funny thing how everything CAIR does seems to redound to the benefit of jihadis and Islamic supremacists.
“Muslim Rights Group: Bachmann Playing ‘Six Degrees of Separation Drinking Game’ with National Security,” by Dana Hughes for ABC News, July 18 (thanks to EH):
A Muslim human rights group has issued a strong response to the allegations from House Republican members that longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s family, as well as other prominent Muslim-Americans working within the U.S. government, have ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Corey Saylor, a spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR, calls questioning the loyalty of “patriotic American Muslims” based on what he says are old anti-Muslim conspiracy theories “beyond the pale.”
Five GOP members of Congress, including former presidential candidate Michelle Bachman, sent letters to the Inspector General offices for the State Department, as well as the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, questioning whether Abedin and other prominent Muslims are part of a plot by Islamic extremists to infiltrate the U.S. government.
“America wants a serious national security conversation,” says Saylor. “Michelle Bachmann is giving us a six degrees of separation drinking game .”
CAIR, a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group founded in 1994, is not alone in its condemnation. Today veteran Republican Senator John McCain gave a spirited defense of Abedin, calling the allegations against her “ugly” and “sinister.” He chastised his GOP colleagues in the House saying that no one, “not least a member of Congress,” should launch such a “degrading attack against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of that they stand for.”
State Department deputy spokesperson Patrick Ventrell also shot down the accusations, calling them “preposterous.”
Saylor says that Abedin and the other Muslim officials listed in the House letter are American citizens who are “asking what they can do for their nation,” and now Bachmann “seems to be punishing them for the sin of offering that service during a Democratic administration,” he says.
In addition to Abedin, the letters also cite Mohamed Elibiary, an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security named in the letter, as also having possible ties to extremists. Last year Elibiary was given an award by the Society of Former Special Agents for his counter-terrorism work with the FBI.
“Now his contributions have been rewarded by Bachmann questioning his patriotism,” says Saylor.
Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison, the only Muslim member of Congress, has sent letters to Bachmann demanding she and her GOP colleagues produce evidence backing up their claims. Ellison told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the allegations are “the worst of guilt by association,” said Ellison. “It is a stark affront to American values.”…