CAIR Rep Speaks on Hamas TV
by IPT News • Aug 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm
The executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spoke on a Hamas-linked television channel, telling Arabic-speaking viewers that right-wing ideologues are fueling violence against Muslim Americans. It's not the first time that a CAIR official has hyped American Islamophobia to hostile foreign media sources.
According to a summary issued by the government's Foreign Broadcast Information Service, CAIR's Executive Director Nihad Awad appeared via telephone with the head of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood group, the Islamic Action Front, and others for a July 23 broadcast of Hamas-linked Al-Quds TV.
Discussing the terrorist attack in Norway and right-wing extremism, Awad said American hostility towards Muslims was bound to turn into violence. The Norway attack marked the beginning of a wave of violence against Muslims and left-wingers in the West, he said. Right-wing media in the West is living in a state of self-denial by claiming Muslims are dangerous and that their incitement isn't fanning violent hate.
As a consequence, Awad said his organization asked President Obama to stop U.S. intelligence agencies from allowing right-wing ideologues to "train" political and military leaders about Islam.
On the same program, a Hamas spokesman was cited blaming Anders Breivik's attack on an "ongoing instigation of the Zionist enemy and Zionist lobby against the Palestinian people" and their allies.
Ali Abu al-Sukkar, the head of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council, also spoke by phone about the Zionist lobby's role in militarization and instigation against Muslims. To al-Sukkar, violence against Muslims in the West should be considered a part of Western attacks on Islamic countries, and thus a clash of civilizations. It is also part of the Western double standard of blaming Islam for attacks by Muslims but not Christianity for Christian extremists.
It is not the first time a senior CAIR official appeared on hostile foreign media channels to criticize American policy and attitudes. "It's really a disturbing situation where, primarily right-wing extremists are exploiting and promoting anti-Muslim sentiment for their own political gain," spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told Iran's state-run PressTV on June 6th. "And I think we're going to see more and more of it leading up to the 2012 elections." Hooper added that anti-Muslim sentiment is raging in America.
He made similar comments to PressTV on Wednesday.
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Submitted by Catmann, Aug 7, 2011 13:07
It amazes me that our elected officials pander to CAIR and other organizations claiming to represent Muslims. As far as I'm concerned if they don't like the conditions here I'm sure that an Islamic nation would love to have them.
Muslims create the conditions which create Islamophobia with their encouragement of Sharia, their hatred of Jews, honor killings, pedophilia, slavery, terrorism, violence on campus, demands for special treatment and failure to assimilate. Then they whine when someone treats Muslims like Muslims treat non-Muslims.
It shouldn't be surprising when the west and particularly the U.S. reacts to this kind of behavior. CAIR should work on encouraging its constituency to adopt western values and laws, not the other way around.
Submitted by akw, Aug 6, 2011 19:25
"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qu'ran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."
----Omar Ahmed CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations) Founding Chairman
I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future... But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education.
----Ibrahim Hooper, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Spokesperson
"It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated; to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet."
----Hassan al Banna, (1906 – 1949) teacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood
"The Ikhwan (Muslims Brothers) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
---- by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991, Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Muslim Brotherhood in North America
"One day, millions of [Muslim] men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory."
–--- Houari (Mohamed) Boumedienne, President of Algeria, 1965 – 1978, in a 1974 speech at the UN