Trump must allow CAIR to vet his appointments to his administration

The arrogance of CAIR knows no bounds.  They believe that top appointments to president elects cabinet must have their approval and that those that do not meet their standard of supporting radical Islam should be disallowed from holding office:

“Senator Sessions’ past statements and troubling views on issues impacting American Muslims and other minority communities make him unfit to serve as attorney general,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

Nihad Awad, a supporter of Hamas, has the audacity to pass judgment on a long-standing public servant who has served his country with distinction over the past 30 years.  A Muslim supremacist, who actively supports terrorists, has the arrogant confidence to declare that if he finds a person wanting, then the person is wanting.  What he does not realise is that the days when he has the ear of Presidents (including Bush) is over and a new sheriff is in town who will go after the criminals, bandits and supporters of Islamic terrorism.

Supporters of Islamic terrorists and the  Muslim Brotherhood should feel fearful that Senator Sessions’ will become America’s AG.   They should be quaking in their boots and Americans should rejoice that at last the world will have at least one administration that will go after radical Islam wherever it is found.  Many of us in Europe are hoping that Trump’s victory (along with BREXIT) will bring in a sea change in thinking and policy where citizens are protected by their elected representatives and Western culture is robustly defended.  We can only live in hope and work towards making this hope a reality.

The CAIR press release goes on to say:

Awad said CAIR is also calling on all Americans to urge members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to question Sen. Sessions about his past anti-Muslim statements, current associations with anti-Muslim hate groups and his views on a number of civil rights issues during next week’s confirmation hearing.

This is a prelude to a raft of slurs against Sen. Sessions (a rehash of various Democratic slurs) and nothing more.  Michael I. Krauss comments on The Law Professors’ Scandalous Statement Against Jeff Sessions:

Character assassination is so unworthy of our profession – what an awful example to set for the budding lawyers who are our students!

We see time and time again when Islam and its supporters, the liberal left, have nothing to say they resort to character assassination.  What else do they have?  The rest of their release follows:

TAKE ACTION: See Phone Numbers and Call Script Below

SEE:Attorney General Nomination Hearing

CAIR has already expressed its concerns to members of the committee, and now the Washington-based civil rights organization is urging community members to do the same by contacting all members of that committee to urge that they question Sen. Sessions about the following issues of concern:

1. Question Sen. Sessions on His Support for Trump’s Religious Test to Ban Muslims Traveling to the United States

In December 2015, Sessions voted against and publicly lashed out at a nonbinding amendment seeking to prevent a religious litmus test for people entering into the United States. The amendment had been offered by ranking Senate Judiciary Committee Member Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

During that vote, Session said: “Many people are radicalized after they enter. How do we screen for that possibility, if we cannot even ask about an applicant’s views on religion? Would we forbid questions about politics? Or theology?”

Following the horrific shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sessions also warned Americans on FOX News Sunday in June 2016 to “slow down” on foreign born admissions into the United States, particularly those with Islamic backgrounds. “It’s a real part of the threat that we face and if we can’t address it openly and directly and say directly that there is an extremist element within Islam that’s dangerous to the world and has to be confronted.”

2. Question Sen. Sessions About Upholding the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)

In the past 10 years, the DOJ has opened 51 Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons act (RLUIPA) investigations, filed seven lawsuits under RLUIPA’s land-use provisions and participated in 40 privately filed lawsuits. A number of these cases have been in support of the right of religious minorities, including Christians, Jews, Muslim, and Sikh communities. RLUIPA protects individuals, houses of worship, and other religious institutions from discrimination in zoning and landmarking laws.

In December 2016, the Center for Security Policy published “a practical primer for assessing mosque land use applications” entitled Mosques in America: A Guide to Accountable Permit Hearings and Continuing Citizen Oversight. Given Sen. Sessions close associations with the Center for Security Policy, CAIR questions Sessions ability as Attorney General to support the right of American Muslims to construct houses of worship in the same manner one would expect him to support other religious communities.

3. Question Sen. Sessions Over His Association with Anti-Muslim Hate Groups

In 2015, Sen. Sessions accepted the “Keeper of the Flame” award from the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy, whose leader Frank Gaffney has asserted his belief in the conspiracy theory that President Obama is Muslim, writing “. . .there is mounting evidence that the president not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself.”

The FBI said a Center for Security Policy report is based on “outdated information” and “overstated” any threat Muslim observances pose to America.

Sen. Sessions has also accepted the “Annie Taylor Award” in 2014 from the anti-Muslim hate group the David Horwitz Freedom Center and attended the group’s annual “Restoration Weekend” Florida retreat events in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that tracks hate movements in the United States, labels David Horowitz “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement.”

4. Question Why Sen. Sessions Sent a Letter to the National Endowment for the Humanities Demanding Their Justification for Funding the “Muslim Journeys Bookshelf” Program

In October 2013, Sen. Sessions as Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee sent a letter to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in part demanding a justification for why the NEH was “promoting” Islamic cultures at the expense of Christian and Jewish cultures.

The purpose of NEH’s Muslim Journeys program is to “offering resources for exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.”

5. Question Sen. Sessions About Allegations of Racist Comments

In 1986, Sen. Sessions was accused of making racist comments while serving as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, including calling an African-American assistant U.S. attorney “boy.” Sessions has called the NAACP and the ACLU “un-American” and “communist-inspired.”

6. Question Sen. Sessions About Police Reform, Voting Rights, Civil Rights

Sen. Sessions should also be questioned about his views on other critical issues such as police-involved shootings, protection of voting rights, enforcement of hate crimes laws, discrimination in education, and immigration reform.


Suggested Message:

“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am calling to urge Senator [NAME OF SENATOR] to oppose the confirmation of Attorney General Nominee Senator Jeff Sessions and to strongly question him about his past anti-Muslim statements and current associations with anti-Muslim hate groups as well as alleged racist remarks during next week’s confirmation hearing taking place Tuesday, January 10.

Specifically, I urge the Senator to question Sen. Sessions about:

• His support for President-elect Trump’s religious test to ban Muslim travels to U.S.
• Whether or not he would uphold the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
• His association and acceptance of awards from the anti-Muslim hate groups Center for Security Policy and David Horwitz Freedom Center.
• As Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, his demanding that the National Endowment for the Humanities justify why it supported educational programs about Muslims in the U.S.
• Allegations over his calling an African-American assistant U.S. attorney “boy” and him calling the NAACP and the ACLU “un-American” and “communist-inspired.”
• His views on other critical issues such as police-involved shootings, protection of voting rights, enforcement of hate crimes laws, discrimination in education, and immigration reform.

There are millions of American Muslims in the United States making innumerable contributions to our nation’s cultural fabric and economic well-being. The civil rights of all persons in the U.S., including Muslims, should be protected and preserved by the next attorney general.”

Committee Leadership

Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA): (202) 224-3254
Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT): (202) 224-4242

Committee Membership (ordered by state)

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ): (202) 224-4521
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): (202) 224-3841
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): (202) 224-2823
Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-DE): (202) 224-5042
Senator David Perdue (R-GA): (202) 224-3521
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): (202) 224-2152
Senator David Vitter (R-LA): (202) 224-4623
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC): (202) 224-6342
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): (202) 224-3244
Senator Al Franken (D-MN): (202) 224-5641
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY): (202) 224-6542
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): (202) 224-2921
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): (202) 224-5922
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX): (202) 224-2934
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): (202) 224-5972
Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT): (202) 224-5251
Senator Michael S. Lee (R-UT): (202) 224-5444

If you have difficulty reaching senate offices using these numbers, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred.

– END –

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

Our Response

CAIR suggests that their supporters call members of the committee and encourage (pressurize them – Electoral Court anyone?).  What all Trump supporters should do is call each member of the committee (thanks for the contact details CAIR) encouraging the confirmation of Attorney General Nominee Senator Jeff Sessions without further ado (especially if they are your representative).

What this release illustrates is CAIR’s hatred of anything to do with Present-elect Trump administration – because it is full of patriots that understand the danger of Islamic terrorism.  It hates his administration because they know their time of undue influence over American politicians is over and a time of reckoning will shortly be upon them.  The Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliate CAIR should be classified as supporters of Islamic terrorism.

Originally posted 2017-01-06 00:27:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Lived and worked in Muslim-majority countries for over 12 years while working in the international development sector as a senior director/manager. This included South East Asia, East, and West Africa (including the Horn of Africa), the Middle East and Afghanistan. Main interests in life is the study of Political Islam and how this has interacted with non-Islamic civilisations, especially Judeo-Christian civilisations, in history and currently.

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