The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, March 20, 2008
CAIR Intentions More and More Evident
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in the past week has lobbied Congress about conditions in Hamas-controlled Gaza and urged support for convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative, Sami Al-Arian. CAIR was silent in the wake of the Yeshiva attack in Jerusalem in which a Palestinian gunman murdered 8 students in cold blood, and has never called on Hamas to stop its indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.
Talking to government officials about the humanitarian situation in Gaza is not, in and of itself, problematic. But CAIR's efforts must be viewed in the context of their recent actions, and, more importantly, CAIR's glaring omissions.
On Al-Arian, who is engaged in yet another hunger strike while he again attempts to evade a subpoena to appear before a grand jury, CAIR writes:
His attorneys say an earlier plea agreement freed him from further cooperation with the government.
Yet the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in January that Al-Arian's plea agreement did no such thing – a development of which CAIR is very well aware.
So riddle me this: why is it that the FBI is having "sensitivity sessions" led by these enemies of the US? Why has our government given this organization legitimacy by including it in "dialogues". This is a terror-front organization. Period.