Saturday, March 11, 2006

CAIR: Islamists Fooling The Establishment

That's the title of a new article by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, written in the Spring Middle East Quarterly.

Power Line's Scott Johnson has the story. A sampling:

*Perhaps the most obvious problem with CAIR is the fact that at least five of its employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported, or otherwise linked to terrorism-related charges and activities.

*CAIR has a number of links to Hamas.

*CAIR's founding personnel were closely linked to the Islamic Association of Palestine; the Islamic Association of Palestine functions as Hamas's public relations and recruitment arm in the United States.

*CAIR encourages law enforcement in its work -- so long as it does not involve counterterrorism.

*CAIR discourages Americans from improving their counterterrorism skills.

*CAIR has consistently shown itself to be on the wrong side of the war on terrorism, protecting, defending, and supporting both accused and even convicted radical Islamic terrorists.

Any time a major American organization is mysteriously embedded with terrorists and does the things that CAIR does, it is a very serious issue. The implications of this article are uncompromising, and anyone who can should read the entire piece.