We now want to give you a little more information on this group and who their leader is.
CAIR was named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, which resulted in guilty verdicts on all 108 counts against the defendants. During the trial, FBI Agent Lara Burns testified that CAIR was a front for HAMAS. As a result of the substantial evidence presented during the trial tying CAIR to the international Islamic terrorist network, the FBI recently cut its ties to CAIR, as has the Columbus Police Department and Police Academy. (H/T COAT)
(Side Note: The American Criminal Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently issued a sympathetic report claiming CAIR was smeared in the Holy Land case. Here is a link to the report.
You can click here for a 2006 video montage & click here for a bibliography highlighting CAIR's activities and why every American citizen should be very concerned about them. As you read the articles and/or watch the video, please keep in mind that the NAACP feels there is nothing wrong with CAIR, but with the Tea Party movement. We would ask you draw your own conclusion about CAIR.
CAIR has a long history of not only supporting terrorist groups but of being blatantly anti-American. After the Fort Hood attacks a fire brand cleric associated with CAIR, Zaid Shakir, not only applauded the attacks on our soldiers, but called for attacks on Fort Bragg...
A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR's inner workings.Shakir has also stated that, "if there is a benefit, civilians are a legitimate target."
Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.
"Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, "If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else." (WND)
Before we go on to who is the current leader of CAIR we would like to note the NAACP has sat silent on CAIR calling for attacks on U.S. military bases & killing of U.S. citizens but felt compelled to condemn the whole Tea Party movement as racist over a small handful of tasteless signs.
And who is the lead man at CAIR? Buckle up & hold your Gadsden Flags tight my fellow Tea Party & 9.12 Sparky's -- it is a State Senator from North Carolina! Yes, you read that right -- a State Senator from North Carolina! And yes, that would be the same North Carolina where Fort Bragg is located.
The current Chairman for CAIR is NC State Senator Larry Fisher. Fisher is also chairman of the Transportation Committee, vice-chairman of the Finance Committee and was a former NC House member.
After serving on Cair's national board for three years and being elected the new Chairman in March 2009, Fisher offered up this completely ridiculous propaganda piece....
That CAIR repudiates any misuse of Islam for justifying violence and is working for pluralistic values of freedom and justice is not propaganda -- but a flat out LIE!
“CAIR exists to uphold the right to liberty that Americans are guaranteed under the Constitution. We will challenge any attempts to erode constitutionally-protected liberties. We will also continue to work to ensure that American Muslims play a positive and productive role in our society.
“In carrying out our mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding, we honor and will continue to learn from groups who have faced similar challenges, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans and many others.
“CAIR embraces the cultural and religious pluralism that is a hallmark of America and repudiates any misuse of Islam to falsely justify violence or intolerance. “We look forward to partnering with the Obama administration to help defend civil liberties and to project to the world the best of our nation’s universal, constitutional and pluralistic values of freedom and justice.” (Muslim Media Network)
Can it get more disturbing? You betcha!
Fisher appears to be accurate in stating that CAIR will be partnering with the Obama Administration. Earlier this year, after the FBI has severed all ties with CAIR, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at an event sponsored by a group affiliated with CAIR.
Given Fisher's long time ties with CAIR and his unabated support for this extremist Muslim group, the FBI severing ties with them over extremist behavior and, federal prosecutors having confirmed these suspicions as true -- one must ask and demand answers to the following questions....
- "How can a sitting State Senator legally & morally be the Chairman of a group that espouses attacks on U.S. bases, soldiers and our citizens as justifiable 'jihad'?"
- "How can & why would, the 'Top Cop' of the United States, AG Holder, speak at CAIR sponsored events and continue having a friendly relationship with a group that espouses attacks on U.S. bases, soldiers and our citizens as justifiable 'jihad'?"
- "How can the NAACP, using any sound judgement, associate with this type of anti-American group?"