The terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has lost its foothold in public schools and elsewhere, as its “anti-Islamophobia” campaign has been exposed by parents as a Trojan Horse to Islamize students.
CAIR – which stands behind the façade as a group that champions Muslim civil rights – has been dubbed as the “Muslim mafia,” and when concerned parents sued the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) over its curriculum for indoctrinating students with Islamic beliefs, the organization’s connections to Islamic terrorism was brought to attention.
“The school board, in its July 25 meeting, ended a partnership with CAIR that aimed to combat ‘anti-Muslim bullying’ after parents sued, charging the program is unconstitutional because it appears to show a preference for one religion over another,” WND reported. “The lawsuit against the ‘anti-Islamophobia’ campaign later was revised to focus on CAIR’s radical Islamic origin.”
Terrorist supporter through and through
Already exposed for its jihadist roots, CAIR was already identified years ago in court as being a front for the Palestinian-based Hamas terrorist group.
“The United Arab Emirates’ ministerial cabinet had listed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as one of 83 proscribed terrorist organizations – up there with the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS,” Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes wrote in a piece published by National Review in November 2014. “This came as a surprise because the UAE authorities themselves have a record of promoting Islamism; because CAIR has a history of raising funds in the UAE; and because the UAE embassy in Washington had previously praised CAIR.”
Over the past eight years, former President Barack Obama celebrated CAIR as forwarding a new civil rights movement in the name of Islam, being careful never bring up its intimate ties to Islamic terrorism across the globe.
“Can a Washington-based organization with ties to the Obama White House, the U.S. Congress, leading media outlets and prestigious universities truly be an instigator of terrorism?” posed Pipes as the voice of his Philadelphia-based conservative think tank. “Indeed, CAIR incites, funds and does much more vis-à-vis terrorism: It apologizes for terrorist groups: Challenged repeatedly to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups, CAIR denounces the acts of violence, but not their sponsors. It is connected to Hamas: Hamas – designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many other governments – indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight.”
Not in our schools …
The San Diego school board decided to cut ties with CAIR after a legal group and six concerned parents filed a lawsuit in the wake of much backlash from the community that feared SDUSD’s so-called anti-bullying policy – allegedly designed to protect Muslim students – would usher in teachings from the Koran and the celebration of Islamic holidays.
Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDTF) President and Chief Counsel Charles LiMandri filed the lawsuit in federal Court in May to stop the Islamization of San Diego’s public schools.
“It’s our position that the anti-bullying policies should protect all students regardless of ethnicity and affiliation, and they shouldn’t be singling out any religious group for special treatment, as they seem to be doing here,” LiMandri proclaimed after filing the suit, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. “It appears to us that this is a politically correct type of solution looking for a problem. If Muslim students are being bullied, stop the bullying. But you don’t need to implement a program that is favoring Muslim students or one religion over another.”
CAIR sniffed out by FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation severed its relationship with CAIR in 2009 after a 15-year investigation that resulted in the conviction of Hamas fundraisers, with the trial designating CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator. During this time, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was heading the bureau, which had previously worked hand-in-hand with CAIR as the Muslim group conducted its illicit practices to fund Islamic terrorism.
“CAIR previously participated in FBI training sessions and served as a liaison with the Muslim community,” WND’s Art Moore recounted. “CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, who had met with Mueller and other top FBI officials, was found to have participated in planning meetings with the Holy Land Foundation, which saw five of its officials convicted of funneling $12.4 million to Hamas.”
And even though school districts across America such as the SDUSD – as well as numerous colleges and universities – have administered CAIR’s Islamic agenda through curriculum, the Muslim group’s identity as a terrorist-supporting organization has been public knowledge for many years.
“CAIR Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad also was designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case,” Moore pointed out. “At the trial, Special Agent Lara Burns testified CAIR was a front for radical Islamic groups operating in the U.S.”
In fact, decades have gone by with public officials doing little to nothing to protect American citizens from CAIR’s infiltration into society through the schools.
“CAIR’s parent organization, according to FBI wiretap evidence from the terror-funding case, was founded at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia that included Awad,” Moore continued. “The organization, according to the evidence, was born out of a need to give a ‘media twinkle’ to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law in the U.S.”
In an attempt to get off the government’s radar and evade public scrutiny, CAIR did its best to cover up any traces of evidence pointing to its connections with Islamic terrorism.
“CAIR sued to have its name removed from the list of co-conspirators,” Moore informed. “But … in 2010, a federal judge determined that the Justice Department provided ‘ample evidence’ to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group has been involved in ‘a conspiracy to support Hamas.’”
When the FBI decided to cut its ties with CAIR, the fundamentalist Muslim group protested, playing the discrimination card.
“This is an unfortunate legacy of the Bush administration’s misguided and counterproductive efforts to marginalize mainstream American Muslim organizations,” CAIR’s national office expressed to FoxNews.com in a statement in 2009. “It is not surprising that we would be singled out by those in the previous administration who sought to prevent us from defending the civil rights of American Muslims.”
Rep. Sue Myric, (R-N.C.) urged U.S. Congress to also sever relations with CAIR in the wake of the FBI’s decision, as she cited evidence from the book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America to make her case and point that CAIR had clear and present connections to Islamic terrorism.
“Why would anyone allow a group, who the FBI says is tied to terrorism, to influence national security policy, or any policy for that matter?” Myric posed a statement. “If the FBI has cut ties with CAIR, Congress should wake up and do the same.”
It was impressed that – thanks to information attained from an undercover investigation revealed in Muslim Mafia – CAIR’s existence as an agent of jihad should make Congress’ decision to cut ties with the group a no-brainer.
“Now we have proof – from the secret documents that this investigative team has uncovered, coupled with the ones recently declassified by the FBI – that [radical Islamic] agents living among us have a plan in place, and they are successfully carrying out that subversive plan,” Myric announced in 2009 at a news conference in Washington, D.C.
In the face of the SDUSD’s insistence that its curriculum was designed to counter the large threat on its campuses spurred by Islamophobia, FCDF Executive Director Daniel Piedra called the district’s move to Islamize its classrooms Orwellian by nature.
“[CAIR talks about equality, but] it’s really Orwellian because in their philosophy and the school board’s philosophy, they are really saying that all students are equal but that some students are more equal than others,” Piedra asserted, according to WND.
Concerns were brought up in the lawsuit that CAIR was using school multiple resources to indoctrinate students in Islam.
“FCDF said that if it turns out that CAIR was intimately involved in drafting the program, the lawsuit might move forward because students’ rights would have been violated,” Moore explained. “The updated complaint in June by the San Diego parents argued school officials aimed to ‘identify safe places’ for Muslim students and ‘explore clubs at the secondary level to promote the American Muslim Culture’ while similar accommodations were not being given to adherents of other religions who feel bullied or harassed.”
CAIR claims that many Muslim students have been bullied and victimized by Islamophobia are refuted by statistics.
“The amended complaint noted that the school district found only seven reported incidents of religiously motivated bullying of K-12 students between July 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016, and also did not specify the religion of the victims,” Moore informed. “That means only about 0.006 percent of actively enrolled students were impacted, the complaint stated. It also pointed out the 2014 report by CAIR-California that led the school district to adopt its anti-Islamophobia program found that only 7 percent of students reported being subjected to mean comments or rumors about them because of their religion.”