Calvin Freiburger

The Unholy Alliance Again: CAIR Joins with Dems In Assault On Arizona

Posted on June 25 2010 3:00 pm
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.

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Left-wing and anti-American agitation can make for some strange bedfellows. As California mulls a boycott of Arizona over its common-sense immigration enforcement law, Hogue News reports that Council on American-Islamic Relations Representative Basim Elkarra took to the Sacramento Capitol steps to condemn Arizona:

We thank Arizona for bringing the people together. Every time those politicians try to attack the people, we will unite. Doesn’t matter what. Guess what, community? We will always come together. I also wanna address, right over there, we have the Tea Party Express chairman, Mark Williams […] your movement has lost, because the American people have come out against hate. They stand united against hate. I guess any community, and that is the beauty about America. The majority of Americans have rejected you and your racist movement.

It goes without saying that Elkarra is shamelessly lying about the law and the motives of its supporters.  He’s also grossly mischaracterizing the reaction of the American people—the nation stands with Arizona, and even California is on board.

What’s more interesting is that Elkarra pretends to oppose hate, and that the diversity crowd is happy to play along.  Hogue notes:

Cair was named as co-conspirators in a federal trial of members of the Holy Land Foundation. They were charged with funneling $12 million to Hamas and five leaders of the organization were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for material support of terrorist organizations.

The founder of CAIR, Omar Ahmad, and the former executive director, Nihad Awad, both participated in a 1993 meeting with the Holy Land Foundation where they were working on ways to “downplay the group’s terrorist ties.”

According to federal documents, CAIR “has been associated with a disturbing number of convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes.” Story here

In a 2009 press release, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Jon Kyl (R- AZ) applauded the FBI director Robert Muller’s decision to sever its ties with CAIR., of course, has much, much more on CAIR.  A few of the highlights:

– In May 1996, CAIR coordinated a press conference to protest the decision of the U.S. government to extradite Marzook for his connection to terrorist acts performed by Hamas. CAIR characterized the extradition as “anti-Islamic” and “anti-American.” When President Bush closed HLF in December 2001 for collecting money “to support the Hamas terror organization,” CAIR decried his action as “unjust” and “disturbing.”

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