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Hamas agents CAIR denies that they are Hamas agents

“Any claim that CAIR is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or any other terrorist organization is absolutely preposterous,” said Hamas-linked CAIR’s Adam Soltani. “CAIR was founded in 1994 in Washington D.C. as a national organization to be a civil rights advocate for American Muslims, to stand up for constitutional rights, for religious freedom, for pluralism, and for every right that we value as American citizens.”

Soltani didn’t mention that, as Discover the Networks reports, “CAIR was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber, all of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and recruitment arm in the United States. Awad and Ahmad previously had served, respectively, as IAP’s Public Relations Director and President. Thus it can be said that CAIR was an outgrowth of IAP. CAIR opened its first office in Washington, DC, with the help of a $5,000 donation from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a self-described charity founded by Mousa Abu Marzook.”

Nor does Soltani mention that “Nihad Awad asserted at a 1994 meeting at Barry University, ‘I am a supporter of the Hamas movement.’” He omits the fact that Omar Ahma was described by prosecutors in the Holy Land Foundation trial as “a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘Palestine Committee’ in America.” DTN also says: “On June 4, 2007, the New York Sun reported that CAIR had been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support both Hamas and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). The federal prosecution document, in naming CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator, described the organization as a present or past member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.”

And: “In the summer 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, it was learned that CAIR’s parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine, had been named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as one of the Brotherhood’s likeminded ‘organizations of our friends’ who shared the common goal of conducting ‘a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.’”

Hamas-linked CAIR's Adam "Pinocchio" Soltani

“CAIR will have a float in the Tulsa Veterans Day parade,” by Russell Mills, KRMG, November 2, 2015 (thanks to Anti-CAIR):

The Veterans Day parade in Tulsa is one of the largest in the country each year, but this year one float in particular is getting a lot of attention.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, applied for and was granted a spot in the 2015 parade.

That doesn’t sit well with some people, including Tulsan Larry Williamson.

“The organization is anti-American,” Williamson tells KRMG. “It’s part of the Muslim Brotherhood, at least it’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee. This is not according to me, it’s according to the FBI.”

He said he doesn’t object to individual Muslims marching in the parade, or even other organizations like the Peace Academy, an Islamic private school based in Tulsa.

“But this particular group, they are anti-American, they are enemies of America in a current war. Americans are fighting and dying to defend against the Jihad. These people are here raising money for Hamas,” Williamson said.

Adam Soltani, Executive Director of CAIR Oklahoma, says claims that CAIR supports terrorism are simply false.

“Any claim that CAIR is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or any other terrorist organization is absolutely preposterous,[“] he told KRMG. “CAIR was founded in 1994 in Washington D.C. as a national organization to be a civil rights advocate for American Muslims, to stand up for constitutional rights, for religious freedom, for pluralism, and for every right that we value as American citizens.”

He said the float is intended to “send a message out there, that as Muslims we are part and parcel of this society, we are part of the fabric of this beautiful country, and we appreciate our veterans. There are many Muslim veterans, including here in Oklahoma – some of which will be on that float, and a part of that parade – and we just want to show our appreciation for those who have served our country and fought to preserve our freedoms and the beauty of our nation.”…

CAIR Demands Muslim Indoctrination of 12-Year-Olds

The terrorist-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is demanding that public school students in overwhelmingly Christian Tennessee be taught that the Islamic prophet Muhammad is the one and only true messenger of God.

No one seems to know why the Volunteer State has become a target of Religion of Peace activists. A 2014 Pew Research Center study found 81 percent of Tennessee residents are Christian, and only 1 percent are Muslims. The national average is 70.6 percent Christian and 0.9 percent Muslim.

But the self-styled Muslim civil rights group is warning Tennesseans about a proposed law that would forbid public schools in the state from teaching the principles of The Religion of Peace and every other religion until the 10th grade. Of course, whether Islam is even a religion per se has become a topic of lively debate. As outspoken ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali says “Islam is not a religion of peace, it’s a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.”

As Hirsi Ali opines and FrontPage readers are painfully aware, Islam is not content to be treated equally alongside other world religions. It insists on supremacy. As the San Ramon Valley Herald reported, CAIR founder Omar Ahmad told California Muslims exactly that in 1998, years before Americans were paying attention to Islam.

“If you choose to live here … you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam,” he said. The report paraphrased Ahmad adding, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” Ahmad also said, “Everything we need to know is in the Koran. We don’t need to look somewhere else.”

Since the 9/11 attacks, and particularly in the Obama era, Muslim supremacists have been crossing the increasingly fuzzy dividing line between bona fide Islamic advocacy and outright Islamist infiltration of American institutions.

Aided by the Left’s relentless agitation for so-called diversity and multiculturalism, which is the crude belief that all cultures are equal, the taxpayer-funded Islamization of America is well underway.

The activism of CAIR, which has ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, comes as FBI director James Comey warns that the head-cutting savages of Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) are using social media “24 hours a day” across the United States to recruit homegrown terrorists. Aspiring jihadists who won’t travel overseas are told to “kill where you are,” he said. “So we have investigations in all 50 states to try to identify, among hundreds of people who are consuming this poison, where are they on the stages from consuming to acting, and how do we stop them from acting.”

CAIR isn’t concerned about terrorism and theocratic totalitarianism as it lashes out at its critics, preying on Americans’ sense of fair play, as well as their belief in equality and religious freedom.

So naturally CAIR is smearing supporters of the anti-religious indoctrination bill as bigots and Islamophobes. Those who follow the news know that there is no such thing as “Islamophobia,” a deliberately vague conceptual vessel into which meaning may be poured. It is a word coined by Islamists to silence critics. This is why CAIR, which the United Arab Emirates has officially designated a terrorist organization alongside Islamic State, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda, wields it like a cudgel.

The apparently popular Tennessee measure, House Bill 1418, “if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all ‘religious doctrine’ until students reach the last three years of high school,” Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

The bill was introduced by Republican Sheila Butt, the Majority Floor Leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and author of several parenting books. Butt is championing the legislation, according to the news report, after parents complained about “what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools.”

“I think that probably the teaching that is going on right now in seventh, eighth grade is not age-appropriate,” Butt said. Students “are not able to discern a lot of times whether it’s indoctrination or whether they’re learning about what a religion teaches.”

Attacking Butt’s proposal, CAIR government affairs manager Robert McCaw predictably sneered:

Islamophobes like Rep. Butt fail to recognize that there is a big difference between teaching students about religion as an important part of world history and promoting particular religious beliefs. The education of children in Tennessee should not be delayed because of anti-Muslim bigotry.

Bigotry, of course, has nothing to do with it.

As Owens writes:

Complaining parents from across Tennessee have expressed alarm in recent weeks because their children in public middle schools are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam in a world history and social studies classes. (The first and most important pillar is roughly translated as: “There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.”) At the same time, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.

One of those worried parents, Brandee Porterfield, who has a daughter in the 7th grade at Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, Tenn., complained when her child came home with schoolwork focused on Islam’s central tenets, including the Five Pillars of Islam.

As Owens notes, Porterfield was alarmed that her daughter was directed by her teacher to write a truncated version of the first pillar, known as the shahada. Porterfield said the teacher directed the child to write: “Allah is the only God.”

Porterfield, who appears to be just one of many angry parents around Spring Hill, said she accepts that knowing something about Islam is essential to grasping world history. But she was alarmed that Christianity was excluded from her daughter’s studies.

“I have big problem with that. From a historical point of view, that’s a lot of history these kids are missing,” Porterfield said. “Also, for them to spend three weeks on Islam after having skipped Christianity, it seems to be that they are making a choice about which religion to discuss.”

One of the taxpayer-supported agents of this Muslim indoctrination, Metro Nashville Public Schools social studies teacher Kyle Alexander, is a living, breathing example of the problem. In an interview with the Tennessean, he defended inflating the accomplishments of the Islamic world before captive, impressionable 12-year-olds.

Demonstrating a superficial, politically correct understanding of Islam, he said, “[t]he reality is the Muslim world brought us algebra, ‘One Thousand and One Nights,’ and some can argue it helped bring about the Renaissance. There is a lot of influence that that part of the world had on world history.”

While it is true that Muslim countries had an impact on world history, it isn’t quite as Alexander described. For example, algebra. President Obama made the same claim in his fact-averse 2009 speech in Cairo that was calculated to flatter Muslims. As Ann Coulter indignantly retorted at the time:

Operating on the liberal premise that what Arabs really respect is weakness, Obama listed Muslims’ historical contributions to mankind, such as algebra (actually, that was the ancient Babylonians), the compass (that was the Chinese), pens (the Chinese again), and medical discoveries (would that be clitorectomies?).

Education officials have been taking their cues from the White House.

Throughout his presidency Barack Hussein Obama, who has described the Muslim call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset,” has been obsessed with boosting self-esteem in the most backward countries on the planet. The president even made the space agency NASA into a Muslim outreach organization.

NASA chief Charles Bolden told Al-Jazeera in 2010 that he was tasked “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.”

Michael Griffin, who ran NASA during George W. Bush’s presidency, shot back:

NASA was chartered by the 1958 Space Act to develop the arts and sciences of flight in the atmosphere and in space and to go where those technologies will allow us to go. That’s what NASA does for the country. It is a perversion of NASA’s purpose to conduct activities in order to make the Muslim world feel good about its contributions to science and mathematics.

The kind of indoctrination Griffin references is legion. Universities, think tanks, and media outlets are armed to the teeth with Islamic propaganda, some of which is funded by U.S. taxpayers and Islamists overseas. For all we know, public school teaching plans in Tennessee and other states are already being based on these heavily biased materials.

Islamophile Carl W. Ernst, Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides a resource page on so-called Islamophobia on his taxpayer-supported website. It encourages readers to gorge themselves on self-serving drivel from the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for American Progress. It refers readers to the Bridge Initiative: A Research Project on Islamophobia at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, the Institute for South Asia Studies offers “K-14” lesson plans.

Resources for combating Islamophobia abound on the Internet.

There is the University of Pittsburgh-based three-state Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS). There is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) booklet, “Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims: Addressing Islamophobia through Education.” There is the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. There is “Teaching Tolerance,” a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. There is the teacher guide, “Islam in Asia: People, Practices, Tradition,” put out jointly by the University of Washington and the Seattle Times. Portland State University provides “Middle East Teaching Tools: Resources for Educators,” which is intended “to support education about the Middle East at the K-12 level.” There are resource pages on the website of Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and on the websites of many other institutions of higher learning.

In “Islam: Empire of Faith,” taxpayer-supported PBS soothingly reassures Americans that “[i]n contrast to many other religions, the basic practice of Islam is simplicity itself. The believer worships God directly without the intercession of priests or clergy or saints.” PBS even provides suggested lesson plans for 5th graders.

Meanwhile, there have been other incidents involving the teaching of Islam in Tennessee.

As Owens reports:

Since the fracas about Islam in middle school erupted across Tennessee earlier this school year, state education officials have insisted that the Islam curriculum is purely secular and designed to inform students about history.

Last month Maury County Public Schools middle school supervisor Jan Hanvey told The Daily Herald, a newspaper out of Columbia, Tenn., that students learn about the Five Pillars of Islam during a one-day segment of the seventh-grade curriculum.

Students also study Buddhism and Hinduism, the former social studies teacher noted.

However, at no point do Tennessee middle school students study Christianity per se. There is not, for example, one class day dedicated to the basic Jesus story.

Hanvey promised that Maury County students would eventually come across a reference to Christianity when history teachers reach the “Age of Exploration” in eighth grade. Then, students will hear about Christians persecuting other Christians in some countries in Western Europe.

Tennessee has also been targeted by Muslims in other ways in recent years.

In July, Kuwaiti-born Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, killed four U.S. Marines on military property in Chattanooga. In February, Islamic State urged its supporters to assassinate American-born Yasir Qadhi, a professor at Rhodes College in Memphis. In 2013 Sunset Elementary School in a Nashville suburb pandered to Islamic sensibilities by banning pork. The prohibition was lifted a day later after parents complained.

And in the age of Obama, classrooms across America have become both metaphorical, and to a lesser extent, literal, battlegrounds for Islamists.

Binghamton University anthropologist Richard T. Antoun was stabbed to death in his office in 2009 by Saudi-born graduate student Abdulsalam al-Zahrani. Antoun, reportedly a Unitarian Universalist, was on the three-member doctoral dissertation that was to judge Zahrani’s thesis. Likely a jihad supporter, Zahrani “was all the time shouting in Arabic, shouting threats, insulting this country for no reason,” according to his roommate.

Although the 2009 mass-shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, did not take place in a classroom, the shooter, U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, used classrooms to advance jihad and attack the Global War on Terror.

He once gave a medical lecture to fellow psychiatrists in which he called for Muslims to pour burning oil down the throats of infidels and slice their heads off. Studying for a master’s degree in public health, “[h]e was put on probation early in his postgraduate work … for allegedly proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues[.]” While other students in an environmental health course examined topics like mold and water contamination, Hasan’s project was about “whether the war on terror is a war against Islam,” a classmate said.

At his 2013 court-martial, Hasan bragged about his crimes. He said he “switched sides” and that “we mujahideen are imperfect soldiers trying to establish a perfect religion in the land of the supreme god.” Evidence showed Hasan had been in contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born jihadist who, before he was killed by a U.S. Hellfire missile, was a senior al-Qaeda operative.

A fortnight ago Chris Harper-Mercer shot and killed eight classmates and his Jewish instructor at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. His manifesto has yet to be released. Although no publicly available evidence shows Harper-Mercer, a collector of overpriced Nazi-SS paraphernalia, was influenced by Islamofascist groups, Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Harper-Mercer murdered the bulk of his victims the same way that Muslim terrorist groups like Kenya’s Al Shabaab do. The 26-year-old man reportedly asked those present if they were Christian. Those who answered in the affirmative were shot in the head.

Like Harper-Mercer, Al Shabaab asks people their religion and executes them on the spot if they give the “wrong” answer. Notably, Alek Skarlatos, a devout Christian who helped prevent a jihadist attack on a packed train in France this summer, was registered as a student at Umpqua. Hours after the attack he told TV host Ellen DeGeneres that he would have been on campus if he hadn’t been in Los Angeles to appear on “Dancing with the Stars.” “I had classes picked out and everything,” Skarlatos said.

Robert Spencer reported last year that Sudanese cleric Muhammad Al-Jazouli said in a sermon that if the United States conducts airstrikes on Islamic State fighters in Iraq that all U.S. embassies and interests would become “legitimate targets.”

Relying on the work of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Spencer wrote that the Muslim leader said schools in the U.S. are fair game for jihadists:

Oh Americans, if your armed forces land in Iraq once again, this will mean a new phase in targeting you – your tourist resorts, your embassies in our Arab capitals, your diplomatic delegations, your universities and schools, your coffee shops and restaurants, your airplanes and ships, your shops and companies.


If a single American plane flies over Iraq in order to strike at ISIS, it will be one of our most obligatory religious duties to support the nucleus of the righteous caliphate, by turning all the American embassies and interests into legitimate targets. Play a role in defending the nucleus of the caliphate!

The U.S. has yet to re-invade Iraq, but it has been carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State.

As you read this, would-be killers may be preparing to honor the cleric’s wishes.

Although it happened in France, one young would-be terrorist just took action for Allah in school.

The Daily Mail (UK) is reporting that a 15-year-old student attacked his teacher in a French classroom while screaming the jihadist battle cry “Allahu Akbar.” The unidentified pupil shot his teacher with a BB gun after reportedly “devising a plan to kill his literature tutor and die a martyr.” A week after devising the plan, the boy “brought a knife and airsoft gun and grenade to Oehmichen Technical School in the city of Chalons-en-Champagne, France.”

And when it happens again, stateside or not, young American public school students will be asked to define deviancy down as they ponder the real “root causes” behind the attack and are cautioned against judging the terrorists too harshly. Islamophobia, U.S. foreign policy, the continuing, stubborn existence of Israel, capitalism, the exploitation of the Third World, poverty, or unemployment drove the jihadists, youngsters will be told.

But the clock is ticking. As Muslim values are inculcated in young Americans, toleration of Islamism is likely to spread. In fairly short order it may be too late to retrieve young American minds from error.

by Matthew Vadum

Ben Carson in Hamas front group CAIR’s Crosshairs

Robert Spencer///If Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has any say in the matter, whoever the next President is, it won’t be Ben Carson. “He is not qualified to be president of the United States,” fumed CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper, no doubt an unimpeachable authority on who is and is not qualified to be President, on Sunday. “You cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you will represent all Americans, of all faiths and backgrounds.” What views? Carson said: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” He said that this was because Islam contradicted important Constitutional principles.

CAIR, designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, sent out an email Sunday saying it would hold a news conference demanding that Carson withdraw from the presidential race for daring to say these things. “Mr. Carson clearly does not understand or care about the Constitution, which states that ‘no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office,’” said CAIR top dog Nihad Awad. “We call on our nation’s political leaders – across the political spectrum – to repudiate these unconstitutional and un-American statements and for Mr. Carson to withdraw from the presidential race.”

But the problems with a Muslim being President aren’t religious, they’re political. Islamic law infringes upon the freedom of speech, forbidding criticism of Islam. Islamic law denies equality of rights to women. Islamic law denies equality of rights to non-Muslims. If a Muslim renounced all this, he or she could be an effective Constitutional ruler, but in today’s politically correct climate, no one is even likely to ask for such a renunciation. Instead, no one even acknowledges that these really are elements of Islamic law.


No one, that is, except the Muslim clerics who agree with Carson. Syrian Islamic scholar Abd Al-Karim Bakkar said in March 2009: “Democracy runs counter to Islam on several issues….In democracy, legislation is the prerogative of the people. It is the people who draw up the constitution, and they have the authority to amend it as well. On this issue we differ” — because in Islamic thought, only Allah legislates.

Abd Al-Karim Bakkar was reflecting a common view. Pakistan Muslim leader Sufi Muhammad said in May 2009: “I would not offer prayer behind anyone who would seek to justify democracy.” Mesbah Yazdi, leader of the Shia Taliban in Iran, said in September 2010 that “democracy, freedom, and human rights have no place” — in Islam, that is. Australian Muslim cleric Ibrahim Saddiq Conlan said in June 2011: “Democracy is evil, the parliament is evil and legislation is evil.”

In January 2013, the Saudi Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Nassir Al Barrak declared: “Electing a president or another form of leadership or council members is prohibited in Islam as it has been introduced by the enemies of Moslems.” The idea of popular elections, he said, “has been brought by the anti-Islam parties who have occupied Moslem land.”

 Faizan A Syed

Some Muslims in the West hold these views as well. In April 2015, Muslims in Wales plastered Cardiff with posters reading: “Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their whims and desires. This leads to a decayed and degraded society where crime and immorality becomes widespread and injustice becomes the norm. Islam is the only real, working solution for the UK. It is a comprehensive system of governance where the laws of Allah are implemented and justice is observed.”

And two Muslim groups in Denmark last June called on Muslims to boycott the elections that were held that month. One explained: “We are committed to being active participants in our society, but it has to be on Islam’s terms, without compromising our own principles and values. Democracy is fundamentally incompatible with Islam, and it is a sinking ship.” The Grimshøj mosque in Aarhus agreed, issuing a statement saying that “people should stay clear of the voting booths. We have concluded that only Allah can pass laws, as he says himself in the Koran that this is so.”

Tunisian author Salem Ben Ammar wrote last month: “‘To hell with democracy! Long live Islam!’ One hundred percent of Muslims agree with that. To say anything else is apostasy from Islam. These two competing political systems are antithetical to each other. You can’t be democratic and be a Muslim or a Muslim and be a democrat. A Jew can’t be a Nazi and a Nazi can’t be a Judeophile.”

Question for Hamas-linked CAIR’s Hooper and Awad: are all these Muslims “Islamophobes” for saying that Islam and democracy are incompatible, or is that honor reserved only for Carson (and other infidels)? And are either or both of you cognizant of the irony of pretending to uphold Constitutional values while demanding that a man drop out of the Presidential race for the crime of exercising his freedom of speech? Are either or both of you aware that you have thereby just become poster children for how correct Ben Carson really was?

Carson was right. But now the media sharks, ever eager to do the bidding of Hamas-linked CAIR and other Islamic supremacists, will be circling – and hungry. If he is forced to drop out for saying things CAIR doesn’t like, it will be just one more nail in the coffin of the free society that CAIR disingenuously professes to love and support, but which it is actually doing all it can to subvert.