White House Door Open to CAIR
by IPT News • Jun 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm
A White House aide has acknowledged "hundreds of examples" of face-to-face meetings between Obama administration staffers and officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
These happened despite CAIR's well-documented roots in a Muslim Brotherhood-created Hamas support network. The record is so deep that the FBI cut off its outreach to CAIR, and a federal judge ruled there was "ample evidence" cementing the connection.
George Selim, director of community partnerships for the White House, responded to a question from Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro during an event Thursday. He declined to discuss the issue further.
In Munro's article published today, Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson slammed the White House for engaging "the group with the worst record of deception and the deepest ties to terrorists."
While CAIR officials deny it, records obtained by the FBI place the group and its founders squarely within a Hamas-support network operating in the United States called the Palestine Committee. That includes the presence of CAIR founders Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad at a 1993 conference in Philadelphia called to discuss ways to "derail" a U.S.-led peace initiative between Israelis and Palestinians.
Participants in that conference often spoke of the deal's impact on Hamas and how they have to hide their agenda when discussing the issue to Americans.
Nothing in CAIR's history indicates it ever withdrew from that network, which leaves the FBI wondering "whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS."
But embracing CAIR may be part of a broader political strategy, especially in battleground states with large Muslim populations like Michigan and Illinois, Munro wrote.
He also referred to anti-Semitic views espoused by CAIR Michigan Director Dawud Walid, which were exposed earlier this week by the IPT. Walid preached about a slaughter of Jews by Muhammad's army. "It was a correct" decision, Walid said.
Reader comments on this item
Obama cannot be trusted to protect America's best interest
Jan 22, 2015 15:43
It is very troubling that President Obama is pandering to interest groups like CAIR instead of doing what's right for America. President Obama is far and away the most blatantly anti-Israel president we have ever have. He fails to correctly recognize who our allies are and who our enemies are. Releasing large numbers of dangerous Islamic militants in the middle of a fullscale global war against them makes absolutely no sense. These released prisoners will very likely return to what they were doing before they were captured. Yes, they will probably plan and perform more jihadist terror attacks against us. President Obama is determined to impose a dubious and one-sided agreement with Iran on the nuclear arms issue. He doesn't want Congress to have a say because Congress and the public won't like what they see. When all the facts are exposed if they ever are, we will probably learn that the White House foreign and national security policies have been severely corrupted by the almighty dollar. President Obama is pandering to organizations like CAIR because of their deep pockets of money.
Jun 9, 2012 18:32
Is there anybody in our government that is on our side anymore? I feel like I'm adrift on a bamboo raft in the middle of the Pacific ocean without a life preserver.