Remember: 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.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. 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. Ayloush himself in 2017 called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
And now Ayloush is repeating the familiar Leftist/Islamic supremacist claim that Israel is the equivalent of the Islamic State. This involves minimizing the atrocities of the latter and fabricating atrocities for the former, but as Muhammad said, “war is deceit.”
“CAIR Official Calls on US Government to Investigate American Jews Who Join IDF,” by Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner, May 24, 2018:
A top official at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said last month that the US government’s Countering Violent Extremism program should investigate young American Jews who enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.
According to a transcript provided to The Algemeiner on Thursday by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hussam Ayloush, the executive director of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of CAIR, said at an April 20 event, “You know how many hundreds of Jewish American kids are recruited to join the Israeli occupation army? Hundreds. Every year. They leave their country, leave America, to go join with an army that is engaged, with no debate, in major violations of human rights, and maybe some would argue, and I’m one of them, war crimes.”
“And yet,” he said, “people in America leave this country and go there. No one has ever established a CVE program to see why would normal Jewish American kids leave their homes and join to be part of an army committing war crimes. Why? But none of that is happening. They go to the American Muslim community.”
The CVE was created under the Obama administration in an attempt to head off acts of terrorism by dealing with the sources of violent extremism and countering the ideologies behind it.
The Los Angeles Chapter of CAIR told The Algemeiner that it had no comment on Ayloush’s speech.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper — associate dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center — told The Algemeiner, “CAIR is welcome to characterize the citizen army of the democratic Jewish State of Israel as war criminals. He can do so because he lives in the world’s greatest democracy, the United States of America. But it is nonetheless a lie.”
“There are many young Jewish adults from the US, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere who have volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces,” Cooper continued, “because since May 14, 1948, it has been the first line and only line of defense to protect the citizens of Israel from violent attacks by Arab armies and terrorist groups bent on annihilating every Jew living in the Holy Land. It has succeeded in defeating multiple Arab armies in multiple wars and more recently it has had to deal with suicide terror, missile attacks, and violent ambushes of civilians by Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists, backed by their paymasters in Tehran.”
“In the 21st century, the world’s largest Jewish community resides in the the State of Israel and it is admirable that young people around the world are ready to give up two years of their lives to protect their fellow Jews,” he added.
Regarding Ayloush’s statement that the CVE should get involved in the issue, Cooper asked, “Why aren’t these young people ‘investigated’ upon their return to the US? Simple, there is zero evidence that any of them are motivated by hate of any group, only by love to protect their fellow Jews. They weren’t taught to hate growing up in the US and they weren’t taught to hate Arabs or Muslims in Israel.”
“Perhaps,” Cooper continued, “CAIR should focus on those imams in the US who do hate Jews, whose spew such hate from pulpits in this country and other democracies including England, France, and Germany.”…