That's an argument usually only made by mobsters and Clintons.
That's a truly impressive argument. Usually it's only made by mobsters and Clintons.
CAIR tried to run a fundraiser by smearing Nina Rosenwald of the Gatestone Institute which publishes material CAIR doesn't like about honor killings, Hamas and Islamist power in Europe. Its experts include such notorious Islamophobes as Irfan Al-Alawi, Khaled Abu Toameh, Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Salim Mansur and Raheel Raza.
Somehow in the middle of the fallout from the attack, CAIR's director of Islamophobia found himself explaining that if CAIR were doing anything illegal it would be in jail.
Corey Saylor, Director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, noted, “Like every public institution, we have our critics.”
“If CAIR were involved in illegal activity, then we would be in jail. Instead, CAIR is a legally operating U.S. entity.”
Speaking of CAIR and illegal activity...
There's another letter circulating on Capitol Hill affirming federal law enforcement's belief that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the product of a Hamas-support network in the United States.
Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich sent the letter last month to four members of Congress who asked for details last fall on how CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror-finance trial against the Holy Land Foundation and its former officials.
He included trial transcripts and exhibits "which demonstrated a relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders, and the Palestine Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and HAMAS, which was designated as a terrorist organization in 1995."
Nihad Awad: Executive director of CAIR. Wiretap evidence from the Holy Land case placed Awad at a Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in 1993 that was secretly recorded by the FBI. Participants hatched a plot to disguise payments to Hamas terrorists as charitable giving. According to FBI transcripts, Awad was recorded discussing the propaganda effort during the meeting.
Omar Ahmad: Founder of CAIR and chairman emeritus. U.S. prosecutors named Ahmad as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case. FBI special agent, Lara Burns, testified at the trial that Ahmad was also at the Philadelphia meeting. Prosecutors also designated him as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee” in America.
Bassem Khafagi: CAIR’s former community relations director, was arrested for involvement with the Islamic Assembly of North America, which was linked to al-Qaida. After pleading guilty to visa and bank fraud charges, Khafagi was deported.
Abdurahman Alamoudi: Another CAIR director, Alamoudi is currently serving 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism. according to the U.S. Treasury Department, Alamoudi, who was caught on tape complaining that bin Laden hadn’t killed enough Americans in the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, was one of al-Qaida’s top fundraisers in America.
Mousa Abu Marzook, a former CAIR official, was designated by the U.S. government in 1995 as a “terrorist and Hamas leader.” He now is a Hamas leader in Syria.
Randall Royer: Former civil rights coordinator for CAIR. In 2004 Royer began serving a 20-year prison sentence for aiding al-Qaida and the Taliban against American troops in Afghanistan.
Clearly CAIR is not involved in illegal activities because some CAIR officials are still not in jail.