CAIR Reveals It’s True Nature; Now What?
In previous posts I have pointed out the considerable evidence that CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is an American-based front organization for radical Islamic terrorism. Since CAIR promotes itself as a peace-loving group that exists only for the protection of the civil rights of Muslim-Americans, and that it raises funds only for humanitarian reasons, it would seem important that it take pains to disassociate itself from any activities that look terrorist-related.
As time goes on, and as American citizens slowly wake up to the fact that we are in a war to the finish with savages whose only common characteristics are that they are Muslim, and that they do not hesitate to kill anyone who might stand in their way, the essential question is: is this a minority faction of Muslims, or do most Muslims support the aims and techniques of Al-Qaeda. My views, as expressed here many times, are 1. that the Islamofascist butchers represent only a small minority of the more than 1.3 billion Muslims world-wide and 2. that CAIR is a terrorist-front organization that must be taken down.
It wasn’t so long ago that the idea that America and the west faced a deadly threat from well-organized and well-financed fanatics was pooh-pooed by many Americans – particularly if they were liberals, and that the threat, if there was one, could be handled by the criminal justice system. Many non-Muslim Americans still believe, however, that CAIR is strictly a civil-rights organization. A recent legal action may serve to put that misbelief to rest.
An anti-CAIR website (ACAIR) was sued by CAIR; this week the case was settled out of court. The following is an excerpt from the respected website, PowerLine:
“Yesterday the New York Sun reported that "CAIR settles a libel suit against critic," the critic being Andrew Whitehead. At his site, Whitehead lists the statements he has made about CAIR that formed the basis of CAIR's libel claim:
*“Let there be no doubt that CAIR 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 is an “organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks to overthrow Constitutional government in the United States and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own Constitution as protection.”
*“ACAIR reminds our readers that CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries.”” PowerLine
The three statements in italics above are three of many statements on Whitehead’s ACAIR website that CAIR charged were libelous. THE END RESULT OF THE SETTLEMENT WAS THAT THESE STATEMENTS CAN CONTINUE TO BE SHOWN AS IS ON WHITEHEAD’S SITE. IN OTHER WORDS, EITHER THEY ARE THE TRUTH OR CAIR DID NOT WISH TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO PROVE THEM WRONG.
And from another well-respected website, Jihad Watch, on the same lawsuit:
“The group's lawsuit, filed in a Virginia state court in March 2004, accused Mr. Whitehead of libeling Cair by calling it "a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists." The suit also charged that Mr. Whitehead falsely claimed Cair was founded by supporters of a Palestinian Arab terrorist group, Hamas, and that the organization favored the "overthrow of the United States Constitution" and the imposition of Islamic law, known as Shariah.
In June, Cair amended its suit against Mr. Whitehead, dropping its challenge to several of the statements, including the claim that the group was started by Hamas members and has received funds from terrorists.
Mr. Hooper said that despite the withdrawal of the suit, his organization, which describes itself as "a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group," still contends that Mr. Whitehead's assertions are false. "We've always denied them. We continue to deny them," the spokesman said.
Mr. Rubenstein said Cair's interest in settling the suit intensified late last year just as a judge was considering whether the group should be forced to disclose additional details about its inner workings, including its financing and its alleged ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups.
"It would have opened up Cair's finances and their relationships and their principles, their ideological motivations in a way they did not want to be made public," said Mr. Rubenstein, who represented Mr. Whitehead without charge.” Jihad Watch
If Muslim-Americans who are defending and supporting CAIR do not force a complete change in CAIR’s leadership, finances and mission, they will have no-one to blame but themselves when this organization and everyone associated with it become widely recognized as terrorists and dealt with accordingly. Those of us who have some sense of history know that this war between western culture and Islamofascism, as it pertains to the United States, is just getting started.