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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Israel at War—We Should CAIR

The the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been a darling of the Democrats (and a few uninformed members of the GOP) for at least the past 30 years Dems and their trained hamsters in the propaganda media often characterize CAIR as a "moderate Islamic advocacy group" that espouses "co-existence and moderation." If the Democrats [1] actually believe that nonsense, they are guilty of stupidity and naivete. More likely, they did what all leftists do all the time—retreated into fantasy thinking and convinced themselves the CAIR is not a threat. 

My first post on CAIR (as I noted earlier in the "Israel at War" series was in 2006. I wrote:

The MSM (i.e., the propaganda media ) 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.
And what is the truth?

  • CAIR is a front group for HAMAS and other islamist death cults.
  • CAIR is supported financially by those same terrorist groups and countries.
  • CAIR is in the US to promote radical Islamist thinking and encourage the institution of Sharia law, first in Islamic communities and ultimately, throughout the U.S.
And yet, the Democrats and their propaganda media allies persist in labeling CAIR as moderate.

MEMRI recently publicized a speech given by Nihad Awad, the executive director of CAIR, who spoke at the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) convention in Chicago on November 24, 2023. Here's a part of what he said (since removed from the CAIR website):

“The people of Gaza only decided to break the siege, the walls of the concentration camp, on Oct. 7. And yes, I was happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land, and walk free into their land, that they were not allowed to walk in. And yes, the people of Gaza have the right to self-defense, have the right to defend themselves. And yes, Israel, as an occupying power, does not have that right to self-defense.”

I suppose I could spend a few paragraphs fisking his words, but what's the point. Like everything associated with palestinian claims and history, it's lies all the way down. CAIR promotes and amplifies those lies because it has the support of a major U.S. political party and their media shills.

It's interesting that Nihad Awad, like his allies among hard-left Democrats, believes his own bullshit. Later in the speech he stated:

"Israel did not scare them [Hamas], because they knew their heaven is in Gaza, and if they would like to die, they will go to another heaven. That is the faith of the people of Gaza. That is why Gaza and the people of Gaza were able to transform everyone who is watching – they have learned from these people. Those who felt bad for Gaza – they don't understand the equation. Those who thought that Gazans are less than those who can help them, they are mistaken. They are mistaken. The Gazans were victorious."

Maybe he should ask the "poor, suffering palestinians" whether they still feel "victorious." TBH, I would be surprised if the 57% of palestinians who support Hamas (and its atrocities) feel that way at the moment. But then again, Islamists tend to be fantasy thinkers, much like their Democrat admirers. In their fantasy world, it's all about "victims" and the "oppressed," so obvious atrocities are easy to rationalize.

So let the palestinians feel "victorious" as the IDF wipes out Hamas. Let them stew in their own hatred of all Jews. Let them become the world's longest-term "refugees" (from where, exactly?). Let them be parasitic "victims" who live solely on continuous welfare provided by the West. Let them and the spokespeople continue to build their edifice of lies.

Until they recognize that Israel will NOT cease to exist at the whim of Islam, let them reap the rewards of their "victory." 

I don't CAIR. 


[1]  CAIR was named an advisor to the Biden Administration as they developed guidelines for their fight against "Islamophobia."