CAIR: War on Terror Is Made Up

On February 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent out a newsletter with the subject line, “Creating America’s War on Terror.” The message is that the U.S. government is victimizing Muslim Americans under the guise of a made-up war on terrorism. The Islamist terror threat is the creation of a money-seeking FBI. In making its case, CAIR linked to a radio segment on an interfaith-themed radio show.

Since the war on terror began, CAIR and other groups with Muslim Brotherhood origins have depicted it as a war on Islam. Its newsletter linked to a February 7 segment on Interfaith Voices, a radio show carried on over 60 stations across the country. The summary of the show is as follows:

The FBI gets billions of dollars every year to fight terrorism–and they can’t come back empty-handed. That’s the conclusion of investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson, who documents how the FBI is hiring thousands of informants to infiltrate American Muslim communities and strike up conversations with anyone they believe might harbor a terrorist thought. If all goes according to plan, these would-be radicals agree to carry out a violent plot – a plot they wouldn’t be able to pull off without government help.

A look at the show’s archives shows why CAIR would be a fan. John Esposito, one of its foremost defenders, was the guest booked to discuss the alleged overuse of the term “Islamist.” On March 16, 2012, the show was about “Christian Zionism” and the “unholy alliance between Christians and Jews.” The guest was Max Blumenthal, an author that rails against the “Islamophobe” critics of the Brotherhood legacy groups. The show was replayed on December 21.

The newsletter also links to an article alleging that a Muslim charged with planning to attack a bank in Oakland as an act of jihad suffers from mental problems. It reports that he has a history of substance abuse and paranoia and was bipolar. He also has said that he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of experiences with drug cartels.

The executive-director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, Zahra Billoo, a supporter of Hamas and the elimination of Israel, suggested that the FBI committed entrapment. She is quoted in the article as saying, “Did the FBI take a [mentally ill] aspirational terrorist, make him an operational terrorist and then thwart their own plot?”

The goal, just like with CAIR’s fight against the word “Islamist” and its “MyJihad” campaign, is to shift blame away from ideology. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar affects about 5.7 million American adults each year and 7.7 million suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Waging armed jihad isn’t exactly a common symptom. This happened because of ideology, even if mental instability made him more susceptible to it.

CAIR’s newsletter also linked to a New York Times editorial and included the quote, “New York City police routinely selected Muslim groups for surveillance and infiltration, even when they did not sponsor unlawful or terrorist acts and were not accused of contributing to them.”

The NYPD did not pick Muslim groups or individuals at random to investigate. As I wrote when the controversy began, the NYPD came under heavy criticism for its surveillance of Muslim Students Association (MSA) chapters. The MSA was founded by Muslim Brotherhood ideologues and is listed in a 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.”

The NYPD didn’t look into MSA chapters solely on this affiliation. The NYPD had specific reasons for their concern and information available in the public domain showed extremist tendencies in at least some of these chapters. Though CAIR and the Brotherhood legacy groups tried to rally the entire Muslim American community behind them, a group of about 20 Muslim American activists held a pro-NYPD rally.

CAIR’s newsletter is just its latest effort to convince Muslim Americans that the U.S. security agencies are out to get them and they need CAIR to defend them. The Brotherhood legacy groups went into propaganda overdrive when the U.S. government began investigating and prosecuting organizations linked to Hamas and the Brotherhood like the Holy Land Foundation. Imam Mohamed Magid, the current President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), accused elements of the U.S. government of being “intent on dismantling Muslim organizations and bringing them down.”

The Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of financing Hamas and five of its officials were convicted. ISNA and CAIR were labeled unindicted co-conspirators in the trial and as entities that were/are part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. Again, they cried foul and went to court.  In 2009, a federal judge upheld the labels because of “ample evidence” linking them to Hamas.

This is an ongoing campaign. ISNA has even held interfaith events about the “Islamophobia Network” in churches. In September, Hatem Bazian of American Muslims for Palestine spoke at Zaytuna, America’s first Muslim college, alongside Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir.

Bazian told the students that a “military-industrial complex” is behind the “Islamophobic production industry.” He said:

Those who are working on Islamophobia, they believe that the more hatred we have of Muslims in here, the more that we have reflexive hatred of Muslims abroad, thus authorizing or making the need for military action and the death and destruction more palatable to us without having to think we are actually killing humans.

CAIR and its allies make “Islamophobia” the issue and then interfaith partners and government officials engage them to address it. By addressing it, the issue is giving more prominence and CAIR is given a bigger platform. With this platform, CAIR shouts about the “Islamophobia” of its opponents, continuing the cycle.

The FBI and the other security agencies are not guilty of “creating” a war on terror. They are not bigots that make money by persecuting innocent Muslims. This accusation should result in the isolation of CAIR and its allies, not their embrace.

This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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  • AdinaK

    NOTHING more needs to be said as a rebuttal to CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia's propaganda/legal mouthpiece, than this –

    IF they care to rebut the charges, they are free to contact this American-Israeli blogger. They wouldn't dare.
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Jaladhi

    Of course, all terrorists say that and Islam/Muslims are no exception to that rule!!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "…Islam/Muslims are no exception to that rule!!"

      Statistically you are quite wrong. Islam is exceptional.

  • pierce

    So the War on Terror as George W called it is a figment of his and our imagination according to the Islamist. I am not sure I agree with that assessment. It seems to me that the Islamists are escalating that war, and doing so with the help of some of our own Politicos. To me Islamists/Muslims are the enemy, and becoming more so every day.

  • kafir4life

    The war on terror is real. What's made up is that gutter cult of islam that the terrorist supporters at the terrorist supporting, hamas linked cair and its followers are fond of. Their "prophet" mohamandcheese shat the contents of their holy terror guide following sex with then later a meal of his favorite pig, or "dad" as he was known. islam itself….is made up.
    allahu snackbar!

    • Mach1Duck

      It is not the War on Terror…It is Islam, and until it is declared as the War on Isalm we cannot win it.

      • Drakken


  • Lee Poteet

    Anyone who knows Islamic literature knows that Islam is and has been at war with the West since its inception. Our problem is that too many of our idiot leaders are afraid to acknowledge this and act upon it. Too many of them have been bought off by the Saudis and have been too lazy to do even the minimum reading to know what is going on. The left loves this as they see themselves as the long term beneficiary who in the end will come out on top. They deceive themselves even as they have sought to deceive us.

    • Jaladhi

      You are exactly right. Our leaders are taking us down due the pressure of PC so rampant in all non-Muslim world. It is so bad that nobody can tell the truth about Islam and Muslims. And of course, Muslims and their apologist allies in the West always lie and keep peddling Islam and Muslims as peacefu. But everyone knows Isam and Muslims are nothing but terror for all humanity.

      Tell the truth about Islam and Muslims if you want to survive!!!

  • Mach1Duck

    Let me get this staight. CIAR is accusing the FBI of fabricating terrorist acts by Muslims. Is it not the Muslim represenatives across the globe who issues fatwa's to kill the French…rape women protesting in Tahrir Square in Cario…spin that 9/11, Arab Spring and assination of Sada were Israely plots…have children sing songs slaughtering others who do not believe as they do…decalre that martydom is the loftiest form of Jahid? At home we have an Army Major who kills 13 soldiers in the name of Allah…plans to bomb the NY subway…preaches sedation in their mosque…cause a near riot on an airline. I do not need a break, I need them declared Persona non Grata and sent back to the Ummah.

  • JacksonPearson

    Memo to CAIR: Bullsh*t.

    It is the Muhammadan Muslim doctrine and practice, (Self Protection; Religious Dissimulation; Concealment; Disguise; Deception; Subterfuge) whereby it is considered acceptable to CONCEAL one's true ALLEGIANCE and even IDENTITY in the face of perceived adversity.

    It was Muhammad who 1400 years ago, unilaterally declared TOTAL WAR against all those who do not believe as he did, the UNBELIEVERS. He asserted repeatedly, that the most important and fundamental ART of war is, DECEPTION.

    The word "al-Taqiyya" literally means: "Concealing or disguising one's beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of perceived imminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury."

    The above definition must be clearly explained before any undertaking of this topic is to be continued.

    First, the CONCEALMENT of one's beliefs does NOT mean an ABANDONMENT of these beliefs. The distinction between "concealment" and "abandonment" MUST be clearly understood.

    Second, the word "beliefs" and/or "convictions" does NOT necessarily mean "religious" beliefs and/or convictions, only.

  • kaz

    any western population that does not want to be enslaved, then genocided by hate filled muslims will send its muslims home to some holy islamic utopia and let them rage about islamophobia from the perfect muslim haven of their choice. let them rage in some perfect islamastan, suicide bomb other muslims, rape and abuse other muslims, commit perverted acts upon their own children and animals, force their own islamic neighbors to conform to their own vision of the perfect islam. just not here. let them take their criminal tendencies to some place where criminal tendencies are the norm. but not here.

  • LindaRivera

    BARENAKEDISLAM: Faizan Syed, Director of Hamas-linked CAIR-Missouri, wants people who insult Islam on the internet to be punished under sharia law

    “Report anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim content on the internet to appropriate authorities to take action to remove it and go after those who post it online and prosecute and take actions according to the Sharia ruling.”

    Z Truth Take action according to the Sharia ruling? The punishment for insulting Islam (blasphemy) under sharia is death.

    Muslims are invited into our countries to UTTERLY DESTROY OUR FREEDOM, conquer and enslave us under barbaric sharia law where defenseless non-Muslims have NO human rights.

    Koran 9:5 “Kill Jews and Christians wherever you find them”.

    Why are MANY MILLIONS of Muslims-the soldiers of Allah allowed into our countries by Western leaders when the Koran and mosques command Muslims to wage jihad against non-Muslims and conquer our countries? This is sedition and TREASON. Our Second World War Two HEROES fought and died to PROTECT us from CRUEL conquerors.

    Abu Baseer in London: “One of the goals of immigration is the revival of the duty of jihad and enforcement of power over the infidels. Immigration and jihad go together.

    It is the greatest BETRAYAL in all of human history.

    Founder of Islam, Mohammed: “I have been made victorious with terror”, “Wage war on the infidel and kill them until Islam is dominant” (Koran 8:39)

  • κατεργάζομαι



    FACT: ….Over the last 1400 years, 270 million non-believers were murdered by Muslim jihadists.

    Islam destroyed the Christian Middle East and Christian North Africa.

    It is estimated that upwards of 60 million Christians were slaughtered during this conquest.

    Also, half the Hindu civilization was annihilated and 80 million Hindus murdered.

    Islamic jihad also destroyed over 10 million Buddhists.

    In other words, CAIR & Islam is a killing machine.

  • κατεργάζομαι


    Today It's the Gun and the Qur'an (Koran)…
    Tomorrow It Will Be Nukes and the Qur'an

    • Drakken

      Not if we use the gun and the nuke first, Deo Volente!

  • rob

    CAIR is a slick propaganda outfit that practices the islamic art of taqiyya (lying for the purpose of furthering islam). Here's a song I wrote to highlight islamic deception and, at the same time, shine the light of truth on islam. The song is called 'Taqiyya Dance':

    • kafir4life

      That's awesome, Rob!! A few years ago, I found the english translation to the terrorist "call to prayer" that they blast 5 times a day. It's odd, but it's sung to the old "oscar meyer bologna" jingle. I don't think it's a coincidence. It'd be very cool if someone with talent could put it in a video. The translated call to prayer goes like this:
      Our moon god has a first name,
      it's a-l-l-a-h
      Our moon god has no second name,
      it's A-L-L-A-H
      We kill kafr most every-day,
      and if you ask to whom we prayyyyyyy.
      To kill kafir is a-o-k,
      says a-l-l-a-h, oy vey.

      allahu snackbar!

  • Drakken

    CAIR, the muslim jihadist organization that it is, reminds me of the little boy who cried wolf once too often, eventually the wolves are going to eat very well.

  • God Loves

    Jesus died once for all no matter who, that whoever will believe in him should not parish but have everlasting life.

  • Mach1Duck

    This in the news today: "Three British Muslims arrested for planning bomb plot…
    What is your response CAIR? Made up?

  • bkopicz

    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

  • Shayn Roby

    I suppose the Fort Hood incident really was just "workplace violence". I also believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and that there is such a thing as fat-free ham. Speaking of ham, I agree with Glenn Beck. Every terrorist that we catch should have his remains ground up, and mixed with Hormel ham. Put it on You Tube so that they can see what happens when you mess with the good ole USA.

  • Bob Wierdsma

    Does CAIR care about the truth?

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