For Hamas-linked CAIR, the concept of “hate speech” is just a weapon it uses to marginalize and silence those whom it hates. It doesn’t really have any concern for incitement to violence against people, or else it would be speaking out strongly against these imams. But of course, the staff of Hamas-linked CAIR knows that the call to kill Jews comes from Muhammad himself, and so they’re not going to denounce it no matter what. And the establishment media will, as always, give them a pass.
“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.” (Sahih Muslim 6985)
After three different imams in the U.S. declared in December that Muslims will one day eliminate the Jews, citing sacred Islamic text, a Washington-based Islamic group known for its concern about “hate speech” was noticeably silent.
Various branches of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, including its national office, were contacted for comment by the website Islamist Watch, but the requests were ignored.
As WND reported, the three Muslim imams were recorded citing an Islamic text that prophesies the killing of Jews by Muslims. All three were responding to President Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
A Houston, Texas, imam who urged Muslims to “fight the Jews in Palestine” and “kill the Jews,” tried to repair relations with local Jewish leaders with an apology.
Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of the Tajweed Institute said he was “absolutely and completely opposed to and disgusted by all forms of terrorism, all terrorists, and I oppose anyone who would commit, call for, or threaten violence against civilians.”
But Dayan Gross, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, pointed out that video of the sermon shows the imam basing his statement on the well-known Islamic hadith declaring, “Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews.”
Another Texas imam, Sheik Ramadan Elsabagh of Garland, Texas, posted a recorded prayer on his Facebook page in December calling for Israel’s destruction along with “their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims.”
Islamist Watch said that on Jan. 15, for example, it contacted CAIR’s national office and its Alabama and Georgia chapters to ask for comment on a sermon by North Carolina-based imam Abdullah Khadra but got no response.
CAIR, meanwhile, regularly accuses individuals and organizations that call attention to the group’s radical ties purveyors of “hate speech.”
CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, has claimed that religious minorities in America face bigotry that could lead to a holocaust similar to the one that killed 6 million Jews.
He claimed last year his organization counted $205 million in spending from 2008 to 2013 by an “inner core” of 33 groups in an “Islamophobia network dedicated to stigmatize American Muslims.”
CAIR, however, was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas and was designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, along with groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida.
While CAIR regards itself as a civil-rights organization, according to evidence entered in the terror-financing case, it was founded by figures associated with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into an Islamic state. More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.
CAIR has sued the authors of a WND Books expose, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” which documented the group’s radical ties. A trial in the case is expected to commence this fall.
A CAIR report issued last year claimed 2016 was the worst year on record for American Muslims “when it comes to hate crimes, acts of vandalism, discrimination, attacks on our civil and human rights.”
However, the latest FBI statistics showed anti-Semitic hate crimes were more than two times more common than hate crimes against Muslims, pointed out Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer, who also has noted many of the reports have turned out to be false or faked by Muslims themselves….