Hussam Ayloush of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was delighted that President-elect Trump was reportedly considering Mitt Romney for Secretary of State:
Given CAIR’s ties to Hamas and relentless opposition to counter-terror measures, this should be enough to move Trump to scratch Romney off his list. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate represents the failed policies of the past; if he becomes Secretary of State, instead of a real change and a realistic approach to the terror threat, we would just get more of the same: more fantasy-based policymaking, more denial and willful ignorance about the motivating ideology of the jihad threat, and more self-defeating policies that enable rather than stymie the jihadis. Indeed, anyone whom Hussam Ayloush thinks would be a great Secretary of State would be a disastrous one.
This is the same Ayloush who, on election night, in his rage and frustration that Trump was winning, let the mask slip:
“CAIR Leader: Overthrow the U.S. Government,” by Daniel Pipes, November 11, 2016:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully presents itself to the media as a benign civil rights organization, comparable to the NAACP or the ADL, a description that conservatives ineffectively rail against. In this light, perhaps a tweet sent out just after midnight EST on Nov. 9 by Hussam Ayloush, long-time head of CAIR’s Los Angeles office, will help awaken the press to CAIR’s true Islamist identity. Ayloush wrote:
Ok, repeat after me:
Al-Shaab yureed isqat al-nizaam.
(Arab Spring chant)
Tweet by CAIR’s Hussam Ayloush just as Donald Trump’s victory became apparent.
That second line is Arabic (“الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام”) for “The people wants to bring down the regime.”
In other words, Ayloush unambiguously and directly called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
Comments: (1) Ayloush may be the most vicious of the CAIR leaders. So far as I know, for example, he’s the only one of them to bandy about the term “Zionazi,” as evidenced in his e-mail below, dated March 18, 2002.
E-mail from Hussam Ayloush referring to “Zionazis.”
(2) Ayloush is not a marginal figure but someone with access to the heights of American power, including the White House. According to an Investigative Project on Terrorism analysis in 2012, he
was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. [and] … attended at least two White House meetings. The logs show Ayloush met with Paul Monteiro, associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement on July 8, 2011 and Amanda Brown, assistant to the White House director of political affairs Patrick Gaspard, on June 6, 2009. According to reliable sources, Monteiro was White House liaison for secret contacts with CAIR, especially with Ayloush.
Further, “IPT has learned that the White House logs curiously have omitted Ayloush’s three meetings with two other senior White House officials.”…