“We demand” is the operative phrase used by CAIR to target people they want to destroy. CAIR’s cancel culture works on the famous and not-so-famous alike. The term “Islamophobic” is thrown around like so much confetti at a New Year’s Party.
What is CAIR? The Council on American Islamic Relations bills itself as a Muslim advocacy and civil rights organization. Yet instead of promoting “civil rights” for everyone, they will target anyone who opposes special rights for Islam. They are even willing to fire one of their own if that person begins cooperating with outsiders. In December of 2021, they fired Romin Iqbal, a former director, and legal counsel, for allegedly recording CAIR meetings and giving them to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
“Islamophobia” = Term Invented by the Muslim Brotherhood
As previously reported at RAIR Foundation USA, “The term Islamophobia was invented in the 1990s by a Muslim Brotherhood front group to help export blasphemy laws to the West. Similarly, the term “Hate speech” is the Marxist version of Islamic blasphemy laws.
The “Islamophobia” and “hate speech” scams are insidious because they shut down the most important of American values, freedom of speech.”
The mere mention of the term “Islamophobia” is often enough to destroy the person who makes an off-the-cuff remark about Muslims. Take the example recently of Rep Lauren Boebert, whose comment about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) not having a “backpack” was enough to put her in the crosshairs of CAIR and the Muslim members of Congress. As a result, they want her stripped of her committee assignments, an action that nearly deletes a Congress member’s ability to do anything.
As a reminder, the term “Islamophobia” used by CAIR and other jihadis, even other leftist groups, to target their opposition is a term that is used interchangeably with “slander” in the Quran. Slandering their prophet carries an extremely harsh penalty, so they believe they are justified in getting people fired or their reputations destroyed.
As an example, they set out immediately to destroy President Trump after he issued a travel ban on some Muslim countries early in his presidency. Never mind that Obama did the same in 2015; Trump was immediately labeled an “Islamophobe” and “racist.” That targeting continued for his entire four years in office and moved into “white supremacy” when no such situation existed. The Islamophobe label is extremely effective – and keep in mind that Black Lives Matter, an admittedly Marxist group, and CAIR often work together to target people and police.
CAIR’s Cancel Culture
Nihad Awad, the Chief Executive Officer of CAIR, continually pitches the destructive Islamophobic narrative.
“A law signed by President Obama in Dec. 2015 required additional security for arrivals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Sudan and any other country designated by the Department of Homeland Security as a source of legitimate terrorism concerns.
Two months later, Obama’s DHS added Somalia, Yemen, and Libya to the list of “countries of [terrorist] concern.”
Awad of CAIR said Monday that Trump’s new order “still stigmatizes the faith of Islam and Muslims. It does not make America any safer. But it does make America less great.” CNS News
CAIR also spends time and money targeting speakers who oppose their position. Take the case of Counterterrorism Expert John Guandolo and his team from Understanding The Threat (UTT). They train law enforcement and countries in the dangers of Muslim jihad, using Guandolo’s knowledge of the Quran and its meanings. CAIR will not tolerate informed opposition and often uses local media to target them and prevent them from speaking or training people to a proper understanding of Islam. They appear to have far more influence over governments and media the last few years than they once did. Events have been canceled when local media uses the label “Islamophobic” as a weapon to force compliance. The labels of “racist” or “hate speech” go a long way toward destroying reputations. Hate speech is the leftist equivalent of blasphemy and operates by the exact mechanisms.
A letter targeting Mr. Guandolo signed by several Muslim organizations, including CAIR, is at this link.
“In a letter dated August 14, 2014, addressed to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, 75 progressive and jihadi organizations called for “immediate action to end the use anti-Muslim training materials inside the federal government, and singled out UTT’s founder John Guandolo, noting he continues to train law enforcement officers across the country….”
CAIR hunts people, searching for anyone who opposes Islam
CAIR’s Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper justifies literally hunting for the opposition as “we have to know what’s going on.” He stated it requires CAIR to “monitor the various news sources.” CAIR keeps a database of people opposed to their agenda, and even if people say something against Islam in a small town, they’ll pick it up. They don’t seem to care whether or not that person is just an ordinary citizen who makes a remark or a public figure.
CAIR targets law enforcement as well, using the same tired rhetoric that Black Lives Matter has used to foment ire and hate against police. Jaylani Hussein, one of CAIR’s directors, is fond of using a megaphone to stir up the crowd and has a habit of showing up during BLM protests to help advance their labeling tactic against police. It’s part of that “monitoring” the news situation that Hooper spoke about.
CAIR is tied to Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. It was an “unindicted” co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood- an organization listed as terrorists in many other nations, even Muslim ones such as Egypt. CAIR denies any connection to either organization, but the connections are real and were established in court. They all have an agenda, and that agenda ultimately is to destroy the United States and all the non-Muslims within it.
“The Ikhwan [brothers] must understand that their work in America is 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.” Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal of Muslim Brotherhood 5-22-1991 (The first few pages of this memo are in Arabic, you have to scroll down further to find it in English.)