The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of deceit, disinformation, defamation and opposition to counter-terror programs by offering up a video full of more of the same. It doesn’t mention, of course, that this “civil rights group” was actually named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case not by Pamela Geller, but by the Justice Department. Hamas-linked 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 the poster above telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR has opposed every anti-terror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented.
The video begins with a voice intoning, “The internment of Japanese Americans…,” as if Muslims were being interned in the U.S., or as if anyone were calling for their internment.
“A repeat of the struggles of the African-American community…” — with a photo of a Southern policeman setting an attack dog on a black protester. Where have Muslims been set upon by police dogs? Then follows a photo of a woman holding a newspaper featuring a headline about segregation. Where have U.S. Muslims been forced into segregated schools, except by their own choosing?
“The NYPD’s anti-terror cops specifically targeted Muslims…” Whom should they have targeted? Methodists? Amish? “Right-wing extremists”?
“It’s almost like a community living in fear within America, despite the fact that they’re American citizens…” The only community living in fear within America is the community of those who are aware of how jihad terrorists have repeatedly vowed to perpetrate more jihad mass murder attacks here. That is not to say that fear is the proper response; resolve in the defense of freedom is. But the idea that Muslims in America, an aggressive, assertive community with tremendous influence in government and the mainstream media, are living in fear is blatant propaganda.
“Islamophobia is not much different than what I went through growing up in Selma, Alabama.” Really? Segregated lunch counters? Segregated schools? I haven’t seen any of those “Non-Muslims Only” drinking fountains.
A young Steve Emerson appears in an eerily prescient clip from the 1990s, in which he says, “Oklahoma City, probably considered one of the largest centers of Islamic radical activity outside the Middle East.” This is labeled “misinformation.” I wonder if Hamas-linked CAIR wishes they could get a mulligan on that one, after last week’s jihad beheading in Oklahoma, the threat of another jihad beheading there, and the revelations about the pro-jihad teachings in the beheader’s mosque.
Later in this video Hamas-linked CAIR crows over intimidating Nike into recalling 800,000 shoes because of the hysterical claim that a logo on them resembled the Arabic script for “Allah”; intimidating the producers of the film “The Siege” into dropping a trailer because it contained depictions of that most fictional of unicorns, Islamic jihad terrorists; and intimidating Simon & Schuster into recalling a book that “portrayed the prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, as a man who despised Jews and Christians and took pleasure in beheadings.”
Did Muhammad despise Jews and Christians? “Narrated ‘Aisha and ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas: When the last moment of the life of Allah’s Apostle came he started putting his ‘Khamisa’ on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, ‘May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.’ The Prophet was warning (Muslims) of what those had done.” (Bukhari 1.8.427)
Did Muhammad take pleasure in beheadings? “‘Abdullah bin Masood found him on the verge of death breathing his last… Ibn Masood then cut off his head and took it to Allah’s Messenger who, on seeing it, began to entertain Allah’s praise: Allahu Akbar.” (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum, 267)