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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Israel at War—CAIR

The propaganda media is beginning to panic. Although palestinian activists and their millions of leftist supporters throughout the West have been well-funded and very vocal, it looks like Israel is well on its way to destroying the propagandist's favorite terror group, Hamas.  In their effort to sway public opinion and force Israel to stop fighting (you know, the infamous "humanitarian pause") they trot out their go-to Muslim spokespeople—the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Way, way back in August of 2006, I published my first post on CAIR:

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

Earlier this year [2006], 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.

Seventeen years later and nothing has changed. CAIR remains a Hamas front group, as dishonest and insidious as their terror masters in Gaza. The mainstream media (a.k.a. propaganda media) give these Islamist PR hacks a voice to spew their lies. They also refuse to report how the Left is funneling money to pro-Hamas groups. Disgusting, but not the least bit surprising.


The Left, their trained hamsters in the propaganda media, and far too many Democrats use "Islamophobia" as a doubled-edged weapon. 

First, it's used whenever actual anti-Semitic incidents, driven by Muslim activists and their useful idiots on the Left, are on the rise. Groups like CAIR claim that the real danger is "Islamophobia" and attempt to draw a false equivalence between an overwhelmingly large number of actual anti-Semitic hate crimes and a very small number of anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Second, they use "Islamophobia" as a cudgel against anyone who criticizes Islam, its ideology, its religious leaders silence on Islamist atrocities, its many extremist terror groups, and its predilection for violence.

But because there are so few actual incidents of Islamophobia, groups like CAIR have to invent them.

Andy Ngo posted this report on X:

CAIR does PR for Islam and Islamist terror groups. The propaganda media knows that, but quotes CAIR press releases without questioning their veracity or their overriding intent. All the better to demonize Israel with their lies.