The Council on Islamic Relations has been caught celebrating the horrific Islamic terrorist attacks in Israel, once again exposing their open support for violence and anti-Semitism. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad shamelessly boasted about his happiness regarding the attacks at a Muslim-American conference, drawing applause from the attendees. This brazen display of support for terrorism and violent anti-Semitism is alarming and completely unacceptable.
It’s important to note that Awad is not just a low-level member of CAIR; he is actually one of the co-founders. The fact that such a prominent figure within the organization is openly advocating for terrorism is deeply troubling. What’s even more concerning is that earlier this year, the White House hosted CAIR for a “listening session” on “Islamophobia” and has been seeking their advice on combating anti-Semitism. The Biden-Harris Administration has even listed CAIR as one of the groups advising on countering anti-Semitism, which is absolutely mind-boggling.
CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad at AMP Convention: I Was Happy to See the People of Gaza Break the Siege on October 7; They Were Victorious; the People of Gaza Have the Right to Self-Defense – Israel Does Not #Hamas #Gaza #Palestinians @CAIRNational @NihadAwad pic.twitter.com/WDbSRjFJo0
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This is not the first time that CAIR has been linked to supporting Islamic terrorism. In the 1990s, the organization was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) case and has had long-standing ties to Hamas. The Department of Justice presented evidence during the trial that the HLF intentionally hid its financial support for Hamas behind the facade of charitable donations. The case also included testimony about Hamas material being found in zakat committees, and HLF became the primary fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee in the U.S., created by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas.
It’s absolutely outrageous that an organization with such troubling ties to terrorism and anti-Semitism is being given a platform and influence within the current administration. The fact that the Biden-Harris Administration is seeking advice from a group like CAIR is deeply concerning and raises serious questions about their commitment to combatting extremism and supporting our ally Israel. This kind of association with organizations that openly support terrorism and anti-Semitism should be condemned and completely rejected. It’s time for our leaders to prioritize the safety and security of our nation and its allies over pandering to groups with such troubling affiliations.