Monday, November 2, 2009

"It's Radical Islam, Stupid" - CAIR in the cross hairs

In an essay, "It's Radical Islam, Stupid" released on Hudson New York, Steven Emerson once again puts CAIR in the cross hairs.
In 1993, a secret meeting of the Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee—mostly senior Hamas leaders--was held in a Philadelphia Marriott. The group discussed new ways to secretly funnel money to Hamas and of creating a new public relations organization to deceive the American about their true objectives of helping Hamas.

Less than a year later, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was created to serve as a front group for Hamas. Since that time, it has morphed into a quasi legitimate “Islamic civil rights” group portrayed in some circles as the equivalent of the NAACP. For 14 years, CAIR got away with the lying to us about who they are, justifying Islamic terrorist attacks, legitimizing suicide bombings, presenting speakers who had been Holocaust deniers, making incendiary presentations about the United States and urging Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR claims that that there is no such thing as radical Islam, but rather a secret cabal to attack all of Islam, while secretly receiving millions of dollars from Saudi financiers and attacking terrorist prosecutions as somehow an “attack on Islam.”
Emerson cites numerous examples of the media's and politician's soft-peddling on CAIR but explains:
There is a much larger pattern here that just the apologia or selective amnesia for CAIR. The free pass given to radical Islam has become a pandemic. The Goldstone Report, which pur- ported to document “Israeli war crimes” in the war with Hamas in January, was one of the most dangerously one-sided, dishonest reports ever produced by the United Nations. Naturally the New York Times played it as a lead item on the front page without any skepticism by their reporter, who is known to take CAIR hand outs.
Read the full essay, It's Radical Islam, Stupid.

1 comment:

Joachim Martillo said...

What kind of lawyer are you, Stephen?

Gaubatz Jr. broke an agreement (without a court order) to cause CAIR serious monetary and non-monetary harm.

I am not a lawyer, but a long time ago, AT&T trained me to function as a paralegal in the international court system.

My legal training alone makes me really offended by the Gaubatzes' behavior, but the whole affair is indicative of something far more sinister: Scare-Mongering Muslim Interns, Undermining Democracy.

It is worthwhile to point out that Muslim American officials are nothing new to the US government: First Muslim American Government Official.