by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2021
(Jun. 11, 2021) — [See previous installments in this series here. — Ed.]
CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), a prominent organization in the Muslim Brotherhood, was born in 1993 at a surveilled meeting of Hamas supporters in Philadelphia. Omar Ahmad, one of the founders of the new group, told the rest that, “…you send two messages: one to the Americans and one to the Muslims.” Taqiyya in action.
Immediately following 9/11, CAIR members were often seen in the company of President Bush and were called upon to give the Islamic response to the attack. In doing so, they painted Muslims as the victims, effectively silencing any other view. Stealth jihad.
Though considered a Muslim human rights organization, CAIR seems more focused on depriving non-Muslims of the right to speak the truth of Islam as stated in their law book, the Reliance of the Traveller. CAIR has cautioned its members not to cooperate with the police and has achieved the cancellation of well-known speakers such as: former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Anni Cyrus, Robert Spencer, school board members and many others trying to get the truth of Islamic law out to the public. CAIR also attempted to cancel Raymond Ibrahim’s speech at the U.S. Army War College but were unsuccessful.
Here is a notable quote from CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad that may help to understand CAIR/Islam:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
Two books that are helpful in understanding CAIR, its history and practices are C.A.I.R. IS HAMAS: How the Federal Government Proved that the Council on American Islamic Relations is a Front for Terrorism published by Center for Security Policy Press, and Muslim Mafia by David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry.