FBI asked to probe posts: 'I suppose dynamite would be considered an
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked the St. Louis, Mo., office of
the FBI to investigate apparent threats against a local mosque posted on an
anti-Muslim Internet hate site.
Threatening comments on the Little Green Footballs hate site about a
new minaret being built near that mosque included:
SEE: An Islamic Prayer Tower in St. Louis
1. "I suppose dynamite would be considered an extreme response."
2. "The tower would make a nice target for lots of things... Perhaps
one could start by bombing the thing with pig s**t from a light plane."
3. "Anyone got some RPGs to coat in pig fat?"
4. "Would be a shame if it were to be vandalized or destroyed. Just a
shame I tell you....wink wink STL youth."
"These types of violent comments should not be taken lightly and should
be investigated by state and federal law enforcement authorities," said
CAIR Civil Rights Manager Khadija Athman.
The apparent threats come following an arson attack on a Tennessee
mosque allegedly by three members of the "Christian Identity" movement and
a fire-bomb attack on a Minnesota Muslim business.
SEE: CAIR Applauds Arrests in TN Mosque Arson
SEE ALSO: MN: Investigators Say Fire Could Be Hate Crime
Because of similar bias-related incidents nationwide, CAIR is urging
Muslim individuals and institutions to review security procedures using
advice contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit."
SEE: CAIR Muslim Community Safety Kit
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices
and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the
understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties,
empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Melissa Matos, 636-207-8882;
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or
202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Strategic Communications
Director Ahmed Rehab, 202-870-0166, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR
Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail:
a review of federal criminal court documents, past IRS 990 tax records and Federal Election Commission records detailing donor occupations, reveals that Washington-based CAIR has been associated with a disturbing number of convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes, as well as suspected terrorists and active targets of terrorism investigations.
"Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters," said one FBI veteran familiar with recent and ongoing cases involving CAIR officials. WND
The Amicus brief filed by CAIR had an interesting post written about it at IPT and the actual membership of about 2,000.
August 21, 2007
Much has already been written about the amicus brief filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), naming the CT blog (specifically this post) as part of an effort to defame the organization.
From pp. 36-37 of the brief:
Furthermore, the list of unindicted coconspirators has spread and gained notoriety through non-mainstream media, as well, including various "anti-terrorism" weblogs. These weblogs are often extremely biased and inaccurate in their reporting, leading to even more severe damage to the reputation of the unindicted coconspirators.
See, e.g., Feds Name CAIR in Plot to Fund Hamas, WorldNetDaily.com (June 4, 2007) (stating that CAIR, "which brands itself as a mainstream promoter of civil rights has been named with two other prominent U.S. Islamic groups as an ‘unindicted co-conspirator' in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas"); HLF Trial Update, Counterterrorismblog.org (June 29, 2007) (writing that "prosecutors have recently named [CAIR] and [ISNA] as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in addition to unindicted co-conspirators" and attaching the unindicted co-conspirator list to the article) (emphasis added)
Clearly, nothing the brief cites in its parenthetical about the post in question is either inaccurate or demonstrably biased. It is simply a recitation of facts and straight reporting.
And speaking of facts, CAIR has a history of refusing to address substantive concerns openly and honestly. Instead, CAIR official routinely obfuscate and deflect the issue at hand in the faint hope that the question or criticism will fade away, and this amicus brief is no exception. For example, on page 10, the brief states:
This negative reaction by the American public can be seen in the decline of membership rates and donations resulting from the government's publicizing of CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator.
And finally, the last word from our favorite aunti-anti-cair
In Defense of the Constitution
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- Proven Truths About CAIR -
Let there be no doubt that the Council on American-Islamic Relations
is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded
by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the
implementation of Sharia Law in America.
CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic Terrorists.
CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist-supporting
groups and nations.
CAIR is an organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks
to overthrow Constitutional government in the
and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own
Constitution as protection.
CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by
terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries.
CAIR is not in the to promote the civil rights of Muslims.
CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy.
CAIR receives direct funding from Islamic terrorist
CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to the overthrow
of the United States Constitution and the installation of an
Islamic theocracy in .
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- Read Here -
The Legal Details From Court Documents Of
CAIR's Failed Lawsuit Against Anti-CAIR
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