The folks at the Shark Tank captured this clip, in which CAIR’s Nezar Hamze tries to sandbag retired Lt. Col, Rep. Allen West on the subject of radical Islam. That, as you’ll see in the video, was a mistake. Hamze’s opening argument is ridiculous, West knows his facts, and it’s clear that Hamze is really only interested in grandstanding and playing for emotion. When West claims, with great credibility, that he put his life on the line to defend the rights of Muslims (in Iraq), the crowd goes wild.
Now, since CAIR is out trying to ambush heroes like Rep. West, let’s take a look at what CAIR actually is. Their clever, cuddly name masks the fact that the Council on Islamic American Relations is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood. The FBI identified them as such in court documents years ago, based on internal Muslim Brotherhood documents.
In testimony Tuesday, FBI Agent Lara Burns reported before the jury in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was listed as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, right alongside HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). Agent Burns further testified that CAIR received money from HLF – a claim that Nihad Awad blatantly denied in a congressional testimony in September of 2003.
Burns also said that both Omar Ahmed and Nihad Awad, CAIR co-founders who today serve as CAIR’s chairman emeritus and executive director, respectively, were also listed as individual members the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee in America.
There’s more at the link. As part of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, here’s what CAIR is supposed to do in America:
The memo calls on the Palestine Committees, to work to “increase the financial and the moral support for Hamas” to “fight surrendering solutions,” and to publicize and focus on “the savagery of the Jews.”
-“Collecting of donations for the Islamic Resistance Movement from the Ikhwan and others.”
-“Bringing to the media light the case of [HAMAS founder] Sheik Ahmad Yasin and his ailing condition.”
-“Making use of what relationships the Ikhwan have in all fields and gatherings to serve the cause.”
Note that last one, and then flashback to this, from CPAC: