CAIR is on a jihad against free speech, trying to obstruct our AFDI pro-Israel ad campaign in New York. CAIR thugs are calling in all their cards in the
media and the beltway: the millions that the Saudis have given to CAIR have
been spread, and spread thick. Hamas-linked CAIR has demonized
America on official television of the bloody Islamic Republic of Iran, so
it is not surprising that it would resort to tried and true Nazi-like tactics of repeating lies
and defamation about the defenders of America’s freedoms. Like Hitler and Goebbels, Hamas-linked CAIR is trying
to dehumanize its enemy and drive us completely out of the public discourse.
We won’t go.
Not because of intimidation and lies from Hamas-linked CAIR.
It is no accident that Hamas-linked CAIR objects to the word “savage” being
used of jihadis, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt used it of Nazis. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator
in a Hamas terror funding case “” so named by the Justice Department. CAIR
operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and
Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former
CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror.
CAIR”s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief
spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic
supremacist statements. Its California
chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.
Hamas-linked CAIR”s attempt to defame AFDI and dictate to
New Yorkers what messages they can and cannot see is consistent with its long
record of pro-jihad duplicity, deception and thuggery. One member of this unsavory gang has even previously called for these ads to be defaced. Although it has received millions
of dollars in donations from foreign Islamic entities, it has not registered as
a foreign agent as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA),
despite spreading Islamic supremacist propaganda within the United States.
Although it presents itself as a civil rights group, CAIR
actually has numerous links to hateful and violent Islamic supremacist and jihad groups.
founders Omar Ahmad and Niwad Awad (who still serves as CAIR’s executive
director) were present at a Hamas planning meeting in Philadelphia in 1993
where they and other Hamas operatives conspired to raise funds for Hamas and to
promote jihad in the Middle East. CAIR has steadfastly refused to denounce
Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various
crimes related to jihad terror:
— Ghassan Elashi, founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter, in 2009 received
a 65-year prison sentence for funneling over $12 million from the Islamic
charity known as the Holy Land Foundation to the jihad terrorist group Hamas, which is responsible for
murdering hundreds of Israeli civilians
— Mousa Abu Marzook, a former CAIR official, was in 1995 designated
by the U.S. government in 1995 as a “terrorist and Hamas leader.” He
now is a Hamas leader in Syria.
— Randall Royer, CAIR’s former civil rights coordinator, in
2004 began serving a 20-year prison sentence for aiding al-Qaida and the
Taliban against American troops in Afghanistan and recruiting for Lashkar
e-Taiba, the jihadist group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai jihad massacres.
— Bassem Khafagi, CAIR’s former community relations director, was arrested for
involvement with the Islamic Assembly of North America, which was linked to
al-Qaida. After pleading guilty to visa and bank fraud charges, Khafagi was
— Rabih Haddad, a former CAIR fundraiser, was deported for his work with the
Global Relief Foundation (which he co-founded), a terror-financing
In 1998 Omar Ahmad, CAIR’s co-founder and longtime Board
Chairman, said: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith,
but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America,
and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
After he received unwelcome publicity as a result of this
statement, Ahmad denied saying it, several years after the fact. However, the
original reporter, Lisa Gardiner of the Fremont Argus, stands by her story.
CAIR’s spokesman Ibrahim Hooper once said: “I wouldn’t
want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United
States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”
New York deserves
better. ACT NOW for FREEDOM:
- Write to New York’s Mayor Bloomberg thanking him for affirming
the freedom of speech regarding these ads: mbloomberg@ cityhall.nyc.gov
- Write to the MTA asking them to protect the free speech rights of
opponents of jihad violence and hatred by protecting the ads from being
defaced.Write to Joseph Lhota, Chairman, MTA, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 or the general comment email at the MTA website at http://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/mta_nyc.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php
on Monday, September 24, if you see Hamas-linked CAIR thugs defacing or
obstructing view of these ads, tweet us the location at @atlasshrugs, or
email us at email@example.com
to the sites where CAIR”s hate cadres are leafleting and express your
support for the ads.
a photo of your efforts for us to share.
If you have other ideas, let us know. It’s time to organize
and reclaim New York as a city that stands for freedom against lies and