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Monday, August 21, 2006

I Don’t CAIR

The MSM often quotes the views of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and characterizes the group and its spokemen as “moderate” in their views. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Earlier this year, CAIR brought suit against one of its critics, Andrew Whitehead, claiming defamation. The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice.

Whitehead had argued that:

• “Let their [sic] be no doubt that CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of Sharia law in America.”
• CAIR is an “organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks to overthrow Constitutional government in the United States and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own Constitution as protection.”
• “ACAIR reminds our readers that CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries.”
• “Why oppose CAIR? CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic terrorists. CAIR is not in the United States to promote the civil rights of Muslims. CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the United States and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy along the lines of Iran. In addition, CAIR has managed, through the adroit manipulation of the popular media, to present itself as the ‘moderate’ face of Islam in the United States. CAIR succeeded to the point that the majority of its members are not aware that CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations. In addition, CAIR receives direct funding from Islamic terrorists supporting countries.”
• “CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Constitution and the installation of an Islamic theocracy in America.”

When Whitehead’s attorney’s requested “extensive information regarding CAIR’s finances, its relationship to Hamas, its ties to Saudi Arabia, and ties to other Islamists,” CAIR decided to drop the suit. Hmmm. I wonder why?

Islamofascists fight us on a number of fronts, but the most insidious is their use of propaganda and misinformation. CAIR is a master of this tactic. They feed on political correctness and pervert our justified concern for minority rights. Their cynical attempts to "protect" islam from criticism are nothing more than propaganda.

The real problem, however, is that CAIR (and similar organizations) are often aided by the main stream media in the USA, who report their claims without critical evaluation, context, or any attempt at accuracy. Is the MSM complicit or simply incompetent? I would argue: both.