But don’t accuse them of being Muslim Brotherhood front groups.
America’s leading Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of America (ICNA), are demanding that the Obama administration take punitive action against Egypt in the wake of last week’s shooting of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators.
“We urge an end to the silence over the ongoing massacres of peaceful pro-democracy activists in Egypt by forces that receive billions of American taxpayer dollars,” CAIR wrote in a press release Saturday.
Apparently burning down churches is considered a typically peaceful pro-democracy form of activism. But since Sunni Muslims are the majority, attacking Christians would be a pro-democratic form of activism.
That’s why democracy gave them the Muslim Brotherhood.
In a similar press release Monday, ICNA appealed to Americans to contact the White House and the secretaries of State and Defense to demand immediate action against “the undermining of democracy and the suppression of freedom of expression in Egypt.”
Oddly enough neither CAIR nor ICNA were particularly concerned when Morsi’s thugs were torturing and killing activists and suppressing freedom of expression.
ISNA was created by Muslim Brotherhood members in the United States. CAIR was part of a Brotherhood network of Hamas-support groups called the “Palestine Committee.” And ICNA’s founders had ties to the Pakistani-based Jamaat-e-Islami, the Indian subcontinent’s equivalent of the Muslim Brotherhood.
These American Muslim Brotherhood-aligned groups looked the other way while Muslim Brotherhood gangs beat up anti-Morsi protesters last December following Morsi’s decree assuming emergency powers and Islamists attacked Coptic Christianity’s holiest cathedral in April.
They similarly had no complaints when media reports showed that many in Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority was barred from voting in December’s constitutional referendum by Brotherhood activists. Silence was also the rule when the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (ENCHR) found 1,137 examples of voting irregularities in Egypt’s constitutional referendum.
Like the rest of the Brotherhood, CAIR and ISNA see democracy as a train. Once they reach power, they get off it. When someone gives them the boot, they begin crying again about democracy.