Two conservative attorneys say a radical Islamic group's "Islamophobia" list is nothing more than a "hit list" against anyone who wants to tell the truth about Islam.
As reported earlier by OneNewsNow, the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) recently published what it calls "The U.S. Islamophobia Network." On it are 74 organizations that expose the truth about Islam – including such groups as the Center for Security Policy, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Jihad Watch, and the Middle East Media Research Institute.
David Yerushalmi is co-founder and senior counsel at American Freedom Law Center, which made the "inner core" of CAIR's list.
"This is really just a CAIR hit list. It's not a list of 'Islamophobics,' whatever that term means," he tells OneNewsNow.
According to CAIR, the primary purpose of "inner core" groups is to "promote prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims and whose work regularly demonstrates Islamophobic themes." Similarly, the group defines an "Islamophobe" as "an individual who holds a closed-minded view of Islam and promotes prejudice against or hatred of Muslims."
Yerushalmi continues: "It's a list of people that CAIR and this leftist Muslim Berkeley professor identify as people they don't like" – a reference to CAIR's Dr. Hatem Bazian, who founded the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islamophobia at UC Berkeley.
J. Christian Adams is a former Justice Department attorney who since founded the Election Law Center. He's disappointed that he didn't make the list.
"It's my view that CAIR is essentially a gangster organization," he offers. "They intimidate free speech, they go after individual organizations who tell the truth, they go after people in order to scare and intimidate them. They've published a report that is virtually a hit list."
Adams says CAIR is nothing but trouble and a destructive force for Western civilization.
CAIR is a sneaky snake
Philip Haney, a former officer with the Department of Homeland Security, offered his own description of CAIR and other radical Islamic groups during an interview earlier this week on American Family Radio.
"Some [of those] groups operate like what I call the snake under the door. They slither in and they bite you in the foot – and before you know it, you're dead," he told talk-show host Sandy Rios. "Whereas other groups operate like Godzilla. They stomp on buildings and eat trains for lunch."
CAIR, said Haney, is a "snake under the door" group. ISIS, he added, qualifies as a "Godzilla" group. Either way, he said, they're all working toward the same end: the spread of sharia across the globe.
"Sharia law is being promoted by all [Islamic] groups operating in the world today. Regardless of what spectrum they come from [or] what nation they represent, all of them ultimately have the same goal, which is to promote sharia law in the world," Haney stated.
He continued: "According to the Islamic perspective, Islam is a religion of peace – but only when sharia law is fully implemented everywhere on the face of the earth ... and then it will be a religion of peace. But in the meantime, any opposition to that implementation of sharia law anywhere on the face of the earth is seen as adversarial and can be confronted, up to and including violence."
Haney is author of See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad.