Hailey Branson-Potts is not a real journalist; she works for the fake news site known as the Los Angeles Times. That’s why she doesn’t tell you that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials 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. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) A California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI, and a Florida chapter distributed pamphlets with the same message. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates.
Branson-Potts doesn’t think it fit to print that the Hamas-linked CAIR operative she relies on in this story, Hussam Ayloush, recently called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
Nor does fake journalist Hailey Branson-Potts tell you that CAIR and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes,” including attacks on mosques. She doesn’t explore the possibility that this letter is more faked hate fabricated by Muslims to tar Trump, even though there are precedents. This letter simply doesn’t ring true for a variety of reasons: one is that the claim that Muslims are the new Jews, targeted by the same irrational hatred that led to the Nazi genocide of the Jews, is a talking point of Leftist pundits — the sort of thing that would be in the mind of a Leftist or Islamic supremacist hoaxer when reaching for some way to smear Trump and portray Muslims as victims. Also, calling Muslim men “dogs” is suspicious: to call someone a dog is a grave insult in Islamic culture, but not so common among non-Muslim Americans: a loutish American man might call a woman he finds unattractive a “dog,” although even that is passé now; but a non-Muslim genocidal yahoo calling Muslim men “dogs”? It doesn’t ring true. But Branson-Potts (and, in her defense, every other establishment propaganda media journalist) doesn’t even explore the possibility that the letter is a hoax.
Fake journalist Branson-Potts likewise omits the fact that the SPLC tars any group that dissents from its extreme political agenda as a “hate group.” Significantly, although it lists hundreds of groups as “hate groups,” it includes not a single Islamic jihad group on this list. And its “hate group” designation against the Family Research Council led one of its followers to storm the FRC offices with a gun, determined to murder the chief of the FRC. This shows that these kinds of charges shouldn’t be thrown around frivolously, as tools to demonize and marginalize those whose politics the SPLC dislikes. But that is exactly what they do. Its hard-Left leanings are well known and well documented. This Weekly Standard article sums up much of what is wrong with the SPLC.
“Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump sent to multiple California mosques,” by Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2016 (thanks to Darcy):
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection of local mosques after letters that threatened the genocide of Muslims and praised President-elect Donald Trump were sent to multiple California mosques this week.
The letters were sent to the Islamic Center of Long Beach and the Islamic Center of Claremont, CAIR’s greater Los Angeles chapter said in a statement. The same letter also was sent to the Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose, according to CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter.
The handwritten letter, which was photocopied, was addressed to “the children of Satan” and called Muslims a “vile and filthy people.”
“Your day of reckoning has arrived,” the letter states, according to CAIR-LA. “There’s a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And, he’s going to start with you Muslims.”
The letter, signed only by “Americans for a Better Way,” said Trump was “going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the jews [sic].”
Acts of hate tear at the fabric of who we are as a nation. — Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer
Both the Los Angeles and Bay Area chapters of CAIR have called for increased cooperation with law enforcement agencies to protect mosques.
Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR-LA, said in an interview that the Claremont and Long Beach Islamic centers received the letters Wednesday. The groups were debating whether to go public with the letters, he said, because they did not want to encourage copycats or create panic. But once they learned of the letter sent in Northern California, they wanted to inform the public and encourage police to look into the matter, Ayloush said.
Ayloush said people at the L.A. County mosques were “disheartened that anyone would address fellow Americans, fellow human beings, in such a hateful, dehumanizing way.”
“You always want to trust that most people are good, that your neighbors have been good, and that has been our experience,” he said. Still, he said, the letters and the tone of the campaign season has left local Muslims concerned for their safety.
Ayloush said the “irresponsible, hateful rhetoric” of the Trump campaign has fueled “a level of vulgarity, vile hatred and anger among many self-proclaimed Trump supporters.”
“I’m not saying [Trump] created racist people,” he said. “He normalized it. While he might say he’s not responsible, and I respect that, I remind President-elect Trump that he has a responsibility to act as a president for all Americans.”…
Anti-Muslim incidents jumped 67% in 2015, according to newly released FBI hate crime statistics. There were 257 reported bias crimes against Muslims last year, compared with 154 in 2014.
A spate of bias incidents that followed Trump’s presidential election victory has drawn serious concerns from police and human rights activists.
The Southern Poverty Law Center last week reported 701 incidents of harassment since Trump’s win, with most occurring in the first three days following the election. Of those, 206 incidents were anti-immigrant and 51 were anti-Muslim….