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 about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (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. A CAIR operative recently called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
But as far as Hamas-linked CAIR is concerned, it is Franklin Graham who is the “extremist.” Right. For eight years now, this unsavory gang of Islamic supremacist thugs has enjoyed immense access and influence in the Obama administration. That access and influence should soon be drastically curtailed.
Franklin Graham should be removed from Donald Trump’s inauguration line up, the US’ largest Muslim civil rights group said on Thursday.
The outspoken conservative pastor and son of evangelist Billy Graham is due to pray at the ceremony next week in Washington.
But the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the president-elect to drop Franklin, who they described as a “notorious Islamophobe”, in order to unite the country.
“If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not to create divisions between faiths,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
“Rev Graham’s ill-informed and extremist views are incompatible with the Constitution and with American values of religious liberty and inclusion.”
A statement from CAIR pointed to comments from Graham in which he called Islam a “very evil and wicked religion”.
Graham also claims Islam is incompatible with American values.
“Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalised – and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad,” he wrote on Facebook in 2015.
“”[T]rue Islam cannot be practiced in this country. You can’t beat your wife. You cannot murder your children if you think they’ve committed adultery or something like that, which they do practice in these other countries,” he once told CNN.
“I don’t agree with the teachings of Islam and I find it to be a very violent religion.”…