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CAIR=Terrorist Operative

Submitted by SFC MAC, Aug 19, 2008 08:41

Let me get this straight. CAIR, a known terrorist front, operates carte blanche within the United States. Several of their members have been convicted for ties to terrorist groups, and many are "unindicted co-conspirators".
But they are allowed to exist within the borders of the United States with the State Department's blessing. I am a retired Soldier, former Intelligence Analyst, and Iraq War veteran. Everytime I read about the moronic stupidity of our government bureaucrats, I have to wonder whose side they're on, and if they will ever pull their heads out of their 'sixth point of contact' long enough to get a clue. This kind of crap makes me seethe and raises my blood pressure to astronomical levels.

Unbelievable.

 

An unobscure comment

Submitted by Brian T, Aug 16, 2008 21:09

"The last line of your above quoted testimony statement is obscure, but seems to question my allegiance to my nation and its Constitution."

If Mr Emerson was obscure, then let me be perfectly clear. I challenge your allegiance to your nation and its Constitution.

CAIR has one goal, and one goal only: The elimination of all impediments to the spread of Islam in the United States so that some day the Constitution shall be replaced with Sharia law. You and CAIR prove that this is your goal by your every action. Your primary allegiance is to the ummah, not to your nation. You and CAIR mock the Constitution with your legal jihad meneuvers.

CAIR calling itself a civil rights organization is laughable. Under Corey Saylor's definition of civil rights Hamas and Hezbollah are also merely civil rights organizations.

 

"Have some more money"

Aug 16, 2008 13:16

"What's that , you want to destroy our society because it's corrupt ? Well, that's not your fault, it's ours. Here, have some more money!"

Pat Condell........"Appeasing islam"

 

My response to Corey Saylor

Submitted by Steven Emerson, Aug 13, 2008 15:24

Let's be specific about what was said. In my testimony, I cited an April 2006 CAIR press release titled, "CAIR REPS ATTEND RECEPTION FOR MUKHTARAN MAI," which contained the following:

"CAIR Governmental Affairs Director Corey Saylor told Hughes the (Bin Laden audio) tape (that surfaced in April of 2006) sought to exploit legitimate Muslim grievances and issues to further Bin Laden's own twisted and un-Islamic agenda."

Now Saylor argues that he was not rationalizing violent attacks, yet that is exactly what he and his organization have done for years. In the name of so-called "legitimate Muslim grievances," without defining them clearly, CAIR repeatedly has made statements of ideological support for terrorist groups and their leaders.

Saylor writes: "My assertion, which I believe to be fully in America's national security interest, is that, if our nation takes a leading role in guiding the Israelis and Palestinians to finalizing a just and lasting peace, this will deprive Al-Qaeda and other anti-American forces of a tool they use to bring people into their murderous mindset: the allegation that Americans do not care about Palestinian suffering."

That's an interesting argument from a CAIR officer. If he meant it, he would demand that his organization denounce Hamas and Hizballah and call on them to cease their terrorist campaigns that make peace even more difficult to attain.

Money to Hamas is exactly what bin Laden complained about in that April 2006 audio tape. Hamas took power in Gaza just three weeks earlier after a bloody battle with the Palestinian National Authority. The U.S. and other governments cut off funds to the Hamas government, prompting bin Laden to say ""the opposition to the Hamas government is proof of the crusade against Muslims."

Remember, CAIR was founded less than a year after Hamas members and supporters gathered in Philadelphia in 1993 to discuss ways to "derail" the Oslo Peace Accords. Transcripts from that gathering show the group, including CAIR Chairman-Emeritus Omar Ahmad and Executive Director Nihad Awad, opposed the peace deal for two reasons. Following the Hamas charter, they opposed a peaceful, two-state solution to the conflict. And they feared the Accords, by creating a Palestinian National Authority from the secular Fatah movement, would marginalize the Islamists in Hamas.

This wasn't about Palestinian suffering. It was a political power play that exploits Palestinian suffering to solicit support for the violence it uses to achieve their aims. The meeting starts with Omar Ahmad announcing that it is a meeting of the Palestine Committee. We know from internal records that the Palestine Committee was a U.S. conglomeration of Muslim Brotherhood groups assembled to benefit Hamas.

And we know from an internal Brotherhood memorandum that committee members see their existence in America as "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." (see page 21 of the link)

Remember that CAIR has been named an unindicted co-conspirator and a member of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Hamas fundraising trial in Dallas against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), and federal prosecutors in two separate jurisdictions have linked the organization to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

In February, Saylor wrote to a federal judge on behalf of Fairfax County, Va. police Sgt. Weiss Rasool. Rasool admitted illegally tapping into law enforcement databases to run license tag numbers for a friend who turned out to be under FBI surveillance as part of a terrorism investigation.

But to Saylor, Rasool was someone "eager to promote a substantive relationship between the Fairfax County Police Department and the local Muslim community. His efforts played a significant role in improving trust in a time when mutual misunderstanding could easily severe (sic) all positive ties between these two groups."

Just last week, Saylor played word games rather than directly address Hamas and Hizballah terror in an interview on FOX News:

Corey Saylor: I'm telling you in a very clear fashion – CAIR condemns terrorist acts, whoever commits them, wherever they commit them, whenever they commit them.

David Lee Miller: That's not the same thing as saying you condemn Hamas and you condemn Hizballah.

Corey Saylor: Well I recognize that you don't like my answer to the question, but that's the answer to the question.

In 2007, on the topic of peace in the Middle East, Saylor said, "If America is to play a credible role in Middle East peacemaking, we must listen to representatives of all sides in the conflict, not just to those who represent the Israeli Apartheid lobby."[1]

Sure. If CAIR ever wants to play a credible role in the U.S., it needs to denounce, rather than support and apologize for, terrorist groups like Hamas, Hizballah. CAIR needs to stop receiving funding from donors from Saudi Arabia – an actual, as opposed to an imagined, Apartheid regime. While no country, especially in the Middle East, is perfect, Israel has over 1 million Arab citizens, including Muslims, Christians and Druze. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, has no non-Muslim citizens, no churches or synagogues, all religions aside from Islam have been criminalized, women are not allowed to drive or leave the house without a male chaperone, and the government forbids women from even participating on its Olympic team, in gross violation of international treaties and declarations on human rights, as well as the International Olympic Committee rules themselves, which state: "Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympics Movement."

Saylor, rather than asking for a retraction and an apology, should apologize to the entire country for his work on behalf of a self-proclaimed "civil rights" and "advocacy" group that, in actuality, was founded by Hamas supporters for the express purpose of advancing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.


[1] "CAIR: Congress Asked to Hear Both Sides of Mideast Conflict", February 12, 2007, http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070212/pl_usnw/cair__congress_asked_to_hear_both_sides_of_mideast_conflict

 

Request that you correct a serious factual error

Submitted by Corey Saylor, Aug 13, 2008 15:23

Mr. Emerson:

I am writing to request that you correct a serious factual error in your July 31, 2008, testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.

While you are entitled to your opinion, characterizing my statement to Ambassador Hughes as "a rationalization of the violent attacks against the U.S." is a creative leap rivaling the imagination of the greatest authors of fiction.

In reality, I concur fully with the August 2005 anti-terror fatwa endorsed by CAIR and many other Muslims groups, which reads in part: "Targeting civilians' life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden - and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not ‘martyrs...' Further, I concur with an October 4, 2003 CAIR news release that describes a suicide bombing in a Haifa restaurant that killed at least 19 people, including three children as "particularly loathsome."

On pg. 25 of your testimony, you assert: "Saylor stated that Bin Laden ‘sought to exploit legitimate Muslim grievances.' [Ambassador Karen] Hughes did not challenge Saylor's rationalization of the violent attacks against the U.S. by referring to the motivations of blood thirsty terrorists as ‘legitimate Muslim grievances.' The only way these Muslim grievances could be considered ‘legitimate' would be if one equated the failure of the U.S. to become a Muslim country as ‘legitimate.'"

Callously inserting such patently false allegations into your testimony diminishes the integrity of the record of the U.S. Congress.

It is well known that Al-Qaeda and other anti-American forces exploit Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory to further their own twisted and un-Islamic agenda. As recently as June 3, 2008, Secretary of State Rice acknowledged the occupation when speaking to attendees of an American Israel Public Affairs Committee banquet, stating: "…the only responsible policy is to work with decent Palestinians who want and should be able to end the occupation that began in 1967…."

It is also well-established that many in the Muslim world perceive America's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as favoring Israel.

My assertion, which I believe to be fully in America's national security interest, is that, if our nation takes a leading role in guiding the Israelis and Palestinians to finalizing a just and lasting peace, this will deprive Al-Qaeda and other anti-American forces of a tool they use to bring people into their murderous mindset: the allegation that Americans do not care about Palestinian suffering.

The last line of your above quoted testimony statement is obscure, but seems to question my allegiance to my nation and its Constitution.

I refer you to an op-ed I authored for July 4, 2005 in which I wrote:

"I and many other Americans are deeply disturbed by events in Iraq, by reports of torture and desecration of the Quran in Guantanamo Bay, by Patriot Act abuses, by the rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in our society, and by domestic and international policies that seem to create more problems than they solve.

"But my love for America is not diminished because it is sometimes flawed. I love my nation because, despite its flaws, the majority of its people remain committed to tolerance and respect for one another, whatever their faith or viewpoint.

"After the 9/11 attacks, my neighbors could have turned their anger on me as a Muslim. They did not. They came to me and offered both support and their horror that someone would twist my faith in such an evil manner.

"But of greatest inspiration to me are the words written in 1998 by a Muslim 10th grader living in California. Following the attack on the USS Cole, he wrote a letter to Osama bin Laden. In that letter he wrote: ‘If you are keen to murder Americans, kill us before you kill non-Muslim Americans. Bomb our mosques and Islamic Centers. We are Americans as much as others.'"

Your prompt action in issuing a public retraction and apology on this issue is appreciated. I am BCC'ing appropriate congressional staff to ensure that they are aware of your error.


Sincerely,

Corey P. Saylor
National Legislative Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

 

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