CAIR’s Campaign Against the Truth

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The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) is continuing its relentless pressure on federal and local elected officials to suppress the truth about the radical Islamist agenda and the dangers posed by homegrown jihadists.

The latest example is CAIR’s campaign, announced on November 15th, 2011, in which fifteen of its chapters nationwide have filed 87 separate public records requests regarding alleged “Islamophobic” training of local, state and national law enforcement personnel. CAIR said it was seeking information about state-level programs that may have used federal taxpayer dollars to fund what it called “anti-Muslim trainers.”

CAIR as usual is turning the truth on its head. It accuses its opponents of the very hate speech that is CAIR’s own normal lingo.

CAIR’s Los Angeles California branch issued a press release regarding the alleged Islamophobic training that it is seeking to de-fund. The Communications Manager of CAIR’s Los Angeles, California branch is Munira Syeda, whose name appears on the press release. She evidently believes in freedom of speech for her organization’s point of view, but not for contrary points of view.

For example, Syeda defended the actions of a group apparently belonging to the radical Muslim Student Union, who were found guilty of disrupting a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. Ambassador Oren was speaking about U.S.-Israel relations in February 2010 at the University of California, Irvine when the instigators stood up in succession, shouting epithets such as “killers” and asking, “How many Palestinians did you kill?” They persisted in their loud heckling, despite calls to behave from campus officials. This was not about exercising the right of free speech. The Muslim students would have had an opportunity to ask pointed questions or make their statements during the Q&A session that was scheduled to follow the speech. It was about disruptive conduct aimed at censoring others’ right to freely speak, listen and exchange ideas, in violation of California law.

The CAIR Communications Manager supported this “heckler’s veto” when used to shout down attempts by representatives and supporters of Israel to communicate. But she has no problem trying to quash peaceful, non-disruptive protests against Islamist events where violent jihadist sympathizers are speaking.

For instance, Syeda condemned a rally protesting an Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) fundraiser held at the Yorba Linda City Council Community Center in Orange County, California last February. One of the speakers at the ICNA fundraiser was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, Siraj Wahhaj, who was once quoted as saying to an audience of Muslims in New Jersey, “[T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.” He has also reportedly talked in the past about violent jihad, complete with references to arming black ex-cons in the inner cities with Uzis. Another speaker, Malik Ali, had been captured at one point on video inciting Muslim university students with these words: “They [Jews] know this is a new day. … What do we do? Might be another 9/11.”

There was good reason for some members of the Orange County community to be upset by the prospect of such hatemongers speaking in their city council community center. But they did nothing to interfere with the speeches. According to The Orange County Register, many in the crowd of protesters waved U.S. flags and carried signs saying, “God Bless America” and “No Sharia Law.” A small number of protesters stood about fifty yards from the community center entrance. They booed, yelled “go home” and chanted “no Sharia law” as attendees entered the building. Among their signs were ones that said “ICNA supports Hamas and Hezbollah.” Nobody was reported to have actually entered the community center and disrupt any of the speeches, as the Muslim students had done during Israeli Ambassador Oren’s speech.

One of the most vociferous of the protesters was Councilwoman and Republican Party Vice Chair Deborah Pauly, who was particularly upset with the two violent jihadist sympathizers on the ICNA guest speaker list. She told protesters rallying outside of the Islamic Circle of North America fundraiser: “Let me tell you what’s going on over there right now – make no bones about it – that is pure, unadulterated evil. … I know quite a few Marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise.”

Strong, even offensive, words – yes. But they were delivered outside the event being protested and involved no heckling of ICNA speakers inside the hall.

Nevertheless, CAIR-LA and other Islamist groups sought to have the councilwoman officially censored by the city council for simply expressing her opinion. Other than conceding that some of the speakers at the ICNA fundraiser were “controversial,” the CAIR-LA Communications Manager Munira Syeda reserved her criticism for the protesters.

CAIR wants a veto against politicians and their supporters who dare to strongly, but peacefully, protest a radical Islamist event outside of the event venue. At the same time, CAIR defends the anti-Israel Muslim Student Union hecklers’ veto, exercised inside the event venue by interfering with the Israeli ambassador’s right to deliver his speech to an audience that wanted to hear what he had to say without rude interruptions.

This same double standard underlies CAIR’s campaign to block federal and local elected officials from incorporating into their law enforcement training programs the truth about the radical Islamist agenda and the dangers posed by homegrown jihadists. CAIR is looking for a veto over who should be allowed to train law enforcement personnel and what should be taught. It wants no expert critics of Islamists and their anti-American agenda to participate in training programs that are supposed to educate law enforcement personnel about the ideological source of some of the real security dangers they are facing. CAIR is particularly afraid of someone like Nonie Darwish, who grew up in a strict Muslim home in Egypt and lived the first thirty years of her life under the yoke of sharia law.

The Obama administration and local enforcement agencies are succumbing to the Islamists’ pressure. Indeed, instead of learning the truth, law enforcement personnel are beginning to be spoon-fed the Islamists’ propaganda. For example, in Tulsa, Oklahoma recently, a police officer was punished for refusing to attend a mandatory Muslim prayer session that was supposed to help him understand Islam!

Here is a better suggestion for helping law enforcement personnel to learn about Islamic ideology, which goes beyond exposing them to Muslim religious prayers and other faith rituals. How about, as a start, requiring law enforcement personnel to familiarize themselves with the member handbook of the Islamic Circle of North America – the Islamist group which had invited violent jihadist sympathizers to speak at its California fundraiser?

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  • Adrian

    Please stop using the term 'radical'. This distinction has no basis in reality, it is a Western invention. 'Radical' Muslims are adherents to the faith and devout Muslims. I made a comment on Al Jazeera one time pointing this out, and a Muslim replied calling the description of Muslim 'radicals' as "invented categorizations of the Muslims by the West" (Her words not mine). The only real distinction is those who use violence to advance Islam, and those who don't, say CAIR and the makers of All-American Muslim. Muslims are trying to conquer the West and Muslim immigration has to be stopped.

    • Beth

      "Please stop using the term 'radical'

      agreed

      Murderers- is a better term

    • randy

      What about the christians who conquered north america? All christians should be kicked out.

      • intrcptr2

        Does that include those "injuns" who (voluntarily) converted, like the slave woning Cherokee?
        Or how about all the mestizos in Latin America?

        Although, if you're offering to go first, best wishes.

      • Sharia Is Shitake

        God allows His followers to conquer pagans who worship false Gods…that would include anyone following Islamist mantra who pray to a black stone in the middle of mecca five times a day.

      • Blaze Pascal

        What about the muslims who conquered the entire christian middle east.

      • James

        Sorry to say, trolly, but your idotic attempt at trolling this site will get you nowhere.

    • Stephanie Berg

      Keep it coming. One day, perhaps just one day, your scare tactics might work and we might be able to drive all the Muslims into the sea ;)

  • Beth

    The officials have committed treason:

    Article. III. Section. 3.

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, GIVING THEM AID AND COMFORT. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses (the koran is on the internet for ALL to see) to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    Have they not? Where are the lawyers? the judges? Are they not protectors of the koran? simply because it is called a 'holy' book? (yep, I believe that is the case – simply because they have not done their own homework:)

    Koran (chapter and verse given for proof)

    047.004 Beheadings
    033.052 Gang Rape of female 'infidels'
    005.041 Racism
    005.033 Crucifixions
    008.067 Treason

    How does a person who claims to be a "Human Rights" defender STILL defend those words of the koran?

    You are finished un – once enough people begin to ask that question.

    • Sharia Is Shitake

      Excellent points! This really gets to the ROOT OF THE PROBLEM with the followers of Muhammad!

  • Anamah

    We are here, and we are going to stop this pest. This is dangerous perverted people and they are going to understand America is not Europe. All of them are really unbearable.

  • kafir

    I liked the picture of the terrorist supporter holding one of those joke toilet paper rolls.

  • montlasky

    Until all "infidels"-non Muslims world wide wake to the fact that Islam intends taking over the world at large and enforcing Sharia law on all of us the sooner we will understand that there are no Non Radical Muslims-just Muslims who are all radicals who are fast pulling the wool over the eyes of admisnitrations into believing that there are Muslims and Radical muslims. TheMuslims are involved in a Jihad against the infidel world and the majority of the Infidels are not vauguely aware of this. Sad but true, regrettably!

  • Mike

    Its time for the infidel armies and citizens to rise and cleanse our country of muslims and their backward way of living. Its too late for Europe. Their citizens and government officials are too scared to do anything about the problem. They'll sink , no doubt. But Americans (non-muslims) have a chance to stand up and fight both intellectually and physically. (More so intellectually because it only takes a few lines of common sense to dispell any argument coming from a muslim) This needs to happen quickly. Americans need to beat back the dark cloud that is Islam. Its slowly creeping overhead.

    • randy

      And it is time for the scummy christians to leave north america for all the murder and enslavement of the natives.

      • Yetwave

        Pack your bags, Randy.They don't want you, either.

  • Al Dente

    One imagines American IED's at and near mosques as a trend of the future.

    • hajid

      yes, planted by muslims who thinks they are better than 'moderate' muslims.

      • blakbird

        planted by anyone ;)

  • Sharia is Shitake

    When will CAIR be indicted for their crimes?! Google: Anti-CAIR for more information!

  • Sharia is Shitake

    EXCELLENT ARTICLE! Keep up the great work! I would like to see more articles like this!

  • BayouCoyote

    All of these filthy koranimals are participants of the jihad against the West.

    All of them.

  • jacob

    I was rollimg on the floor watching TLC's whitewashing of American Muslims…

    But who truly cracked me up was the Catholic moron who converted to Islam
    just so he could marry that Muslim girl, changing his faith the way he changes
    his underwear….
    What he probably wasn't told is that if he ever wants out, his neck is in danger…
    And so, the ignorants among us watching the program will swallow that crap
    line, hook and sinker, he way our government allows African-American jailbirds
    to be converted into Islam by Muslim prison champlains
    As to "Radical" vs. "Moderate" Muslims as pointed out above and which TLC's
    whitewash pretends us to swalllow whole, I would like to ask whether those
    dancing and giving out candy in the streets of QUEENS New York on 9/11 while
    people were jumping to their deaths from the WTC windows, were all of them
    "Radicals" or "Moderates " ??????
    Why isn't this question posed to the Islamists among us ?????

    • Beth

      "I was rollimg on the floor watching TLC's whitewashing of American Muslims"

      Yep

  • Beth

    "changing his faith the way he changes
    his underwear…."

    you are assuming he changes his underwear? (just being a smarta**)

  • jacob

    Just one folish question, if I may ask….
    WHO ARE MAJORITY IN THIS USA ?
    "Infidels" or Muslims ??
    Did we "infidels" sent for them or is it the way around ??
    And on top of it, why do we have to bend over backwards to please them ??
    Are we so damned stupid as not to realize the kind of game this scum is playing
    us for, thanks to our government stupid POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ??

    AND ISN'T IT TIME ALREADY TO LET THE GOVERNMENT KNOW WHO IS BOSS
    IN THIS COUNTRY, WHETHER IT LIKES IT OR NOT ????

  • LindaRivera

    November 19, 2011. WorldNetDaily: Hundreds of Muslims march on NYPD headquarters
    Protesting surveillance: 'We want for you to respect us, and we will respect you'

    Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pag

    On 9/11, 3,000 Americans were cruelly murdered by the followers of Islam at sacred Ground Zero and Muslims demand NYPD stop the surveillance. So that future Muslim attacks will succeed and the suffering and death will be far greater than 9/11 will take place?

    • randy

      What about the native americans that were cruelly murdered by the christians as thier land was stolen?

      • whatever

        You are off topic and contribute nothing to the discussion.
        But in response:what about the native genocides between tribes? the natives kidnapping other natives,blacks and whites,enslaving them and cutting off their foot so they couldn't runaway? selling their children for guns,alcohol and into slavery? forced suicides,extreme racism and starvations? breaking every peace treaty,selling land granted in perpetuim,being given self government then demanding welfare,the deliberate destruction of $200,000 homes built on reservations,the destruction of schools,the never ending rape crisis by natives against natives,the partnerships with Mexican drug cartels,hiding criminal illegals………

  • LindaRivera

    In order to protect our country, why has CAIR and all of the other Muslim Brotherhood groups in this country not been deported? The stated goals of CAIR:

    Council on American-Islamic Relations: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." – Omar Ahmad (CAIR co-founder).

    Addressing a youth session at the 1999 Islamic Association for Palestine's annual convention in Chicago, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) founder Omar Ahmad praised suicide bombers who "kill themselves for Islam," http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ART

    Protecting our nation should be the TOP priority of our leaders.

  • Ghostwriter

    I recently saw a thing on Current's "Vanguard" series called "Islamophobia." It features video of the Yorba Linda protest. But their view is slightly different from this website. They seem to think those fears are overblown. Unfortunately,what happened in New York yesterday would seem to suggest those fears are valid and based in reality.

  • sod

    Should come up with a law (or enforcing the current ones?) to criminalize anyone or organization (include Feds) who supports and/or associated with known terror groups directly or indirectly.

    Sanction all their activities and treat them fairly!

  • BigPat

    Interesting, I attended this Jihadist fundraiser in Yorba Linda last Feb, once I realized the Yorba Linda major had not the spine to shut this event down. Went there armed with a First Navy Jack flag, a still cam and a videocam.

    Yorba Linda had brought in 50 or 60 police from another near-by city to ensure the Jihadists were protected, if needed (seems all their police work was contracted out).

    The number of Jihadists attending this fundraiser was just about equal the number of police ensuring nothing happened.

    The number of American Patriots attending was far greater, if I needed to apply a number I'd say 800 to 1000.

    But they were protected from our violent steps of telling them to 'go home'…

  • http://righthereontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/ Ishmael137

    With every effort to shut down free speech and intimidate critics, CAIR reveals its fascist heart. Even as they demand respect, they commit actions which in America guarantee disrespect, and it has nothing to do with being Moslem. Their basic ignorance of American traditions of honesty, fair play and earned respect will eventually make their group even more marginal and impotent than it already is.

    • kafir

      cair is comprised of muslim terrorist supporters that support islamic terror (islamic terror is that terror which is supported by, suggested, and insisted upon by mad mo, the false prophet of the muslims, and the terror guide he shat). They are connected to muslim terrorist organizations that commit islamic terror, and primarily exist for the purpose of supporting islamic terror as muslim terrorist supporters, and the muslim terrorists they support.

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    i s l a m IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    i s l a m strives for world domination.

    The q u r a n commands m u s l i m s to exercise jihad.

    The q u e r n commands muslims to establish s h a r i a h law.

    The q u e r n commands m u s l i m s to impose i s l a m on the entire world.

    i s l a m is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    i s l a m IS and has remained a death cult from its beginnings.

    i s l a m wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    s h a r i a h law is a law that controls every detail of life in a i s l a m i c society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the q u r a n is the call to j i h a d.

    J i h a d means a lot of things and is a r a b i c for battle.

    i s l a m means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    i s l a m and freedom, i s l a m and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    m o h a m e d 's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes m o h a m e d a P E D O P H I L E!!!

    And you want to base a "R e l i g i o n" on this a z s -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    I STAND with Israel