The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Washington, D.C. based 501 (c) 3 which tells Muslims coming into this country to tell Customs Agents that it’s “none of their damn business” where they’ve traveled to or what their travels were about.
Nihad Awad (second from right), Executive Director and Founder of CAIR, stands to President Bush’s left, when Bush said “Like the good folks standing with me, the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday’s attacks (on Sept. 11, 2001).” Wikipedia.
Apparently it’s none of the U.S.’s business to know where they are from, what Islamist countries they have come from or what they want to accomplish coming into the U.S.A.
The story by Breitbart.com reports that CAIR is calling for Muslim’s to not talk to customs officials while entering the U.S. from Islamist-controlled countries. The story says CAIR directs Muslims to tell U.S. Customs Agents who ask about their travels, that it’s “None of your damn business” and to chant Muslim prayers loudly, instead.
The blog article also explains that the longstanding relationship between the FBI and CAIR had been discontinued once a 2008 court case with an Islamist group that CAIR was associated with, called the Holy Land Foundation, was found to have provided material support to the terrorist group, HAMAS. The Holy Land Foundation was shut down in a raid in 2001.
The FBI cut ties with The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) after the Holy Land Foundation trial where “CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator along with its co-founder Omar Achmad as supporters of the terrorist group HAMAS.
The FBI website describes raiding the Holy Land Foundation;
We raided the organization’s Texas headquarters, seized its assets, and shut down its operation. At the time, Holy Land was ranked as the country’s largest Muslim charitable organization.
With this in mind, I ask the question, why is CAIR still in operation?
We may find a similar question answered by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, who wrote an article published in and online publication, the Middle East Quarterly entitled, “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment” (2006):
That the U.S. government, the mainstream media, educational institutions, and others have given CAIR a free pass amounts to a dereliction of duty. Yet, there appear to be no signs of change. How long will it be until the establishment finally recognizes CAIR for what it is and denies it mainstream legitimacy?
Two examples of the White House inviting CAIR representatives are here and here.
CAIR as a nonprofit collects funds from around the world, supports HAMAS, probably is a front charity for terrorism groups especially HAMAS and tells the government that they can’t have any information that may be related to terrorist activities they may have access to but still has 501(c)3 tax status. This means that since they are recognized as a “charitable organization” here in America, (according to a law group that gives information about starting your own nonprofit here), CAIR’s benefits would include:
- Exemption from Federal income tax;
- Tax-deductible contributions;
- Possible exemption from state income, sales, and employment taxes;
- Reduced postal rates;
- Exemption from Federal unemployment tax; and
- Tax-exempt financing.
Again, how long will we have to endure terrorist-connected charity groups operating in the United States? Isn’t this anti-American and very dangerous to society and to our way of life.
Americans not supporting terrorist organizations should be shouting from the roof tops that supporting terrorist groups is unlawful and treasonous, and hold the White House and our Representatives in Congress’ feet to the fire. How this will ever be explained down through history is anyone’s guess.