Saturday, January 15, 2005

CAIR Scare Watch

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an organization to keep an eye on.

Intimidating public schools and network television (the latter being more shameful in its acquiescence).

CAIR has succeeded in intimidating a Tennessee public high school into changing their dress code to allow the Muslim headscarf. . . .

But as Amir Taheri makes quite clear in this article from 2003, the hijab is not a religious garment at all. It’s a political statement. And that, of course, is why CAIR is so active in pushing for its legitimization.

Also philandering with the US State Department.

And we learn:

Two of CAIR’s founding members, Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both previously worked for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a group which has “acted in support of” Hamas, according to a federal judge’s August 2002 ruling. Tellingly, during a 1994 speech at Florida’s Barry University, Awad, who is now CAIR’s Executive Director, stated, “I am in support of the Hamas movement.”

Propaganda is an important wartime tool, and CAIR is taking it to a high art.

Vigilence is the order of the day when groups have leaders supporting terrorists.