CAIR on American patriot’s and the new/old America
Throughout the presidential election process CAIR has been extremely vocal in its opposition and clear hatred of President Trump because, like the mainstream media, they believed the Trump Train would come to a nasty and tearful end. They felt they had the protection of the Obama administration (which of course they did) and that this would continue with Hillary Clinton. Their web-site documents their continued journey of opposition to American values and the American way of life.
Imagine their shock and surprise that Americans still believed in America and America first. Yet they recover quickly as we can see from this communication that they just sent out to their subscribers:
CAIR Decries Appointment of Islamophobe, White Nationalist Bannon as Top Trump Strategist
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/13/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight decried the appointment of anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist and White nationalist “alt-right” extremist Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect Donald Trump.
Bannon, formerly head of alt-right mouthpiece “Breitbart News,” promoted conspiracy theories that “paint a dark and paranoid picture” of American Muslims. Breitbart News traffics in misogynistic and racist stories targeting women, people of color and immigrants.
According to CAIR’s Islamophobia Monitor website, Bannon also hosted a daily radio show in which many of his guests “instigated fear and loathing of Muslims in America” and promoted “racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim content.”
“The appointment of Stephen Bannon as a top Trump administration strategist sends the disturbing message that anti-Muslim conspiracy theories and White nationalist ideology will be welcome in the White House,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We urge President-elect Trump to reconsider this ill-advised appointment if he truly seeks to unite Americans.”
Awad added that Bannon’s appointment adds fuel to the growing fire of racial and ethnic hatred and division in America.
CAIR recently updated its site with information about the extremist anti-Muslim views of a number of potential Trump administration appointees, including Bannon.
It is not only Stephen Bannon on CAIR’s islamophobe hit list
It is interesting if you watch CAIR’s response to the election result below you will see statements of unity, acceptance of the result (very generous of them) and the need for the Trump administration to work with the Muslim community. If this were true it would be a fantastic sea change in their attitude towards America and American freedoms. Freedoms they aggressively claim for themselves but seek to deny to other Americans. They can aggressively attack and seek to destroy the characters of those that criticise Islam, and this is their right under the Constitution, yet those of us that criticise Islam are not afforded this right. Islam is above reproach or criticism and how dare anyone believe they can challenge it in any shape or form?
This press conference on the election result is meant to allay our fears that the Muslim community accepts the result of the election and supports the Constitution. If only that were true. Many of the speakers are condescending and you can see they are wooden and robotic in the delivery of their speeches. Reminds me of Hillary Clinton on campaign, you knew her heart was not in it. If only, this reflected their arrogant and hateful position towards President-elect Trump and his supporters (ordinary Americans) during the presidential campaign. Are we to believe that they suddenly changed their minds and respect and value either President-elect Trump or his supporters? It is obvious that in this news conference they did not want to be there and did not want to speak the words they were forced to speak.
As President-elect Trump staffs his administration, the names of potential appointees are being circulated in the media. Below is a preliminary list of potential appointees, in alphabetical order, and their statements in relation to Islam and Muslims.
Ben Carson – Former GOP Presidential Candidate
- Carson repeated a discredited conspiracy theory about “civilizational jihad,” a fantastical plan about a Muslim plot to take over America.
- Carson declared that after studying Islam: “…you won’t call it a religion, you’ll call it a life organization system.” Prior to that statement, Carson said, “I don’t think most people actually understand what jihad is. They don’t understand the whole apocalyptic vision that they [Muslims] have. When you understand that, you understand what drives an organization like ISIS.”
- Carson said Muslims could embrace American Democracy “Only if they’re schizophrenic,” adding, “I don’t see how they can do it otherwise, because they have two different philosophies boring at you [that contradict each other]. That would be very difficult.”
- Carson said, “I agree,” following South Carolina GOP chairman Matt Moore’s message to Muslim students at Carolina State University: “You are as American as me and Dr. Carson and Ben Watson. You guys should know that,” and “I despise any anti-Muslim rhetoric in this country.” Carson had been seated next to Moore, when Moore made the statement.
- When Syrian Muslim refugees became a campaign issue, Carson said, “Bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger and we cannot put our people at risk because we are trying to be politically correct.” Carson also compared Syrian refugees to rabid dogs.
- When shown a poll indicating that 51 percent of likely U.S. voters would not be willing to vote for a Muslim for president, Carson said “I’m surprised it’s only 51 percent” and laughed.
- Robert Dees, Carson’s key foreign policy advisor, “strongly suspects that all Muslims are terrorists and that the United States should have a military strategy based on Christian evangelism.”
- Speaking on Meet the Press, Carson said Islam is not consistent with the U.S. Constitution. He also said he would not vote for a Muslim for President. Even after it was pointed out that Article VI of the Constitution prohibits such religious tests for public office, Carson refused to alter his stand and later added that the next president should “be sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Qur’an.” Asked about his Meet the Press remarks during a CNN interview, Carson added, “I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam. If they are not willing to reject sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran.”
- Carson has said he would appoint a Muslim to the Supreme Court if they reject “Sharia,” or Islamic religious principles.
- In an interview with Breitbart, Carson said followers of radical Islam, “have the same goal as they did when Mohammed was around. They want to dominate. And they want everyone else to submit to them.” The false notion that violent extremists represent the authentic teachings and practices of Prophet Mohammad is a common Islamophobic trope.
- Displaying a lack of familiarity with Islam during an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Carson opined that violent extremist Sunnis and violent extremist Shias could unite against the United States. A commentator in the conservative National Review noted that this assertion is “one that many foreign policy experts would likely dismiss entirely.”
- Carson initially said he saw video of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey after the 9/11 terror attacks. He later saidthis recollection was a “mistake.”
Chris Christie – New Jersey Governor
- Following Islamophobic criticism of his nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a New Jersey Superior Court judge, Christie pushed back. Commenting on the baseless fear some were spreading about Islamic religious principles Christie bluntly stated, “This Sharia law business is just crap. It’s just crazy, and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.” Of the nominee, Christie stated, “He is an extraordinary American who is an outstanding lawyer and played an integral role in the post-September 11th period in building bridges between the Muslim American community in this state and law enforcement.”
- At the height of the Park 51 controversy during the summer of 2010, Christie spoke admirably about the Muslim community in the United States, stating, “We cannot paint all of Islam with that brush. We can’t paint all of Islam with the Muhammad Atta brush. We have to bring people together.”
David Clarke – Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke discussed his support for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods, and suggested that U.S. law enforcement has already been successfully invoking this type of policing. “We have to get over the notion that these [Muslim communities] are no-go zones.”
- Asked if he supported Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) proposal for police patrolling of Muslim neighborhoods to monitor for Islamic radicalization, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said, “sure,” and added that “we already are” doing such patrols and in New York City in particular, police are looking for “hot spots,” for “evidence of radicalization.”
Jeff Sessions – Alabama Senator
- “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.” Sessions warned Americans to “slow down” on foreign born admissions into the United States, particularly those with Islamic backgrounds.
- “President Obama will not say the words [Islamic extremism]. Neither will Hillary Clinton, who would like to be the commander-in-chief of the United States military forces. Frankly, somebody who cannot understand the clarity of this threat and the need for honest talk about it — the need to protect America — is disqualified to be president. They just simply don’t get it, and that’s not acceptable anymore,” Jeff Sessions said.
- “[Trump] said a temporary ban until we figure out what’s going on and I think that’s a legitimate analysis here. It is time for us to review what we’re doing, put aside political correctness, reject the idea that we can’t even say that radical Islam is the driving force behind this terrorism.”
John Bolton – Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute, former Ambassador to the UN
- Bolton is the chairman of the Gatestone Institute. The Institute’s president is Nina Rosenwald whose Abstraction Fund is a major source of funding for hate groups in the U.S. Islamophobia Network.
Mary Fallin – Oklahoma Governor
- Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed an anti-Islam bill into law on April 22, 2013. The bill was sponsored by Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, who had previously been reprimanded by the Oklahoma House for disparaging women and ethnic minorities. The wording of the bill is clearly lifted from American Laws for American Courts, authored by David Yerushalmi at staffer at the notoriously anti-Islam Center for Security Policy.
Lt. General Michael Flynn – Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
- In June 2016, Lt. General Flynn, a retired United States Army lieutenant general, was appointed as an adviser and board member for ACT for America, a core element in the U.S. Islamophobia network.
- “Radical Islam metastasising throughout the world. What keeps me up at night is the sobering realisation that evil exists. The radicalisation of Islam and its barbaric cause that uses modernity to influence potentially millions around the world to join their cause should keep us all up at night,” he said.
- “Let us not fear what we know to be true. Let us accept what we were founded upon. Our Judeo-Christian ideology built on a moral set of rules and laws. Let’s not fear, but instead fight those who want to impose Sharia law and radical Islamist views.”
- “They [radical Islamists] want to impose their way of life on us. On the West and principally the United States of America.”
- “It’s not in their [Muslim’s] conscience, life like we understand life. It just isn’t”
- “I don’t see Islam as a religion. I mean, I see it as a political ideology. I’ve studied it, I’ve looked at it, I see it as a political ideology.”
- Additional Islamophobia rhetoric can be found here and here.
Mike Huckabee – Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate
- As a Fox News host, Huckabee falsely claimed that Muslims believe “Jesus Christ and all the people who follow him are a bunch of infidels who should be essentially obliterated.” Huckabee also referred to Islam as the “antithesis of the gospel of Christ.” He also seemed to compare Muslim prayer being allowed in a church to the showing of pornographic films.
- He called Islam “a religion that promotes the most murderous mayhem on the planet in their so-called holiest days.” He said, “the Muslims will go to the mosque, and they will have their day of prayer, and they come out of there like uncorked animals—throwing rocks and burning cars.” He declared, “Radical Islam is a threat to all civilization.” “The greatest threat to civilization today is the radical Muslim ideology that would take us back to the seventh century and to kill anybody who disagrees with that,” he added. “It’s a regressive worldview, and it’s a worldview that actually believes we should not have education and revelation, nor should we have individual freedoms and liberties.”
- “If Islam is as wonderful and peaceful as its adherents say, shouldn’t they be begging us to all come in and listen to these peaceful sermons? Shouldn’t they be begging us all to come, and listen, and bring the FBI so we’d all want to convert to Islam?” “If there’s something so secretive going on in there that somebody isn’t allowed to go and hear it, maybe we do need for sure to send somebody in there and gather the intelligence.”“So, if it’s a public place, and people are invited to come, how does it violate anybody’s First Amendment rights that somebody shows up because they might want to just listen in and see is there something that is a little nefarious?”
Newt Gingrich – Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- Gingrich has advocated a Muslim-specific religious test for eligibility to remain in the United States: “We should, frankly, test every person here who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.”
- Gingrich told a South Carolina town hall that he would only support a Muslim for the presidency if that person would “commit in public to give up Sharia.”
- Gingrich told an audience that he feared that by the time his grandchildren reach his age “they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”
- Gingrich believes that Sharia is the “mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States.”
Rick Perry – Former Texas Governor
- In 2005, Governor Perry participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a Texas mosque. He also worked to create the “Muslim Histories and Cultures” program “which has trained scores of teachers who have taught thousands of Texas students” the basics of Islam.
- In 2011, Perry held a Christian prayer rally “using his office’s prestige, letterhead, website and other resources to promote it.” Muslim and Jewish groups raised objections to the event use of public resources for an event that did not provide a platform for all Texas faiths.
- In 2014, Perry was a keynote speaker at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Restoration Weekend Conference.
- In 2016, he said, “The message I want to get out is we are in a war with radical Islam—we are not in a war with all people of the Muslim faith by any sense of the imagination.” “Muslims are our allies, and we need to preserve that and work with them,” Perry said. “It’s one of the real challenges of our time to be able to identify who our friends are, and certainly these are our friends.”
Rick Scott – Florida Governor
- Rick Scott repeatedly refused to answer and dodged direct questions about whether Islam is a religion “that hates America.” Instead, he said, “There are people that love this country. There’s people that don’t love this country. What we do know, and it’s no surprise, is that radical Muslims don’t like our country.”
- In 2011 Scott declined to speak at an event that featuring anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.
Rudy Giuliani – Former New York Mayor
- Giuliani defended policies that treat all Muslims like criminal suspects. Asked whether he supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposals to have police spy on mosques, Giuliani replied, “I was the mayor who put police officers in mosques, in New York and New Jersey.”
- Giuliani called for “unconditional victory” against “Islamic extremist terrorism” and said Syrian refugees into the United States were “going to come here and kill us.”
- Giuliani proposed electronic monitoring tags and bracelets for Muslims on the terror watch list. “I would think that’s an excellent idea,” he said.
- He said, “We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism.”
Reince Priebus – Republican National Committee Chairman
- Priebus called for the resignation of a Michigan GOP official who made anti-Muslim and other bigoted remarks.
- He spoke against Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims. “I don’t agree,” Priebus said. “We need to aggressively take on radical Islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our American values.”
Sam Brownback – Kansas Governor
- Brownback signed an anti-Islam bill into law in 2012.
Sarah Palin – Former Alaska Governor
- Palin defended anti-Islam Pastor Franklin Graham after he called Islam a “a very violent religion.”
- In 2015, Palin posted “SHARIA LAW DESTROYS AMERICA” on Facebook.
Sid Miller – Texas Agricultural Commissioner
Stephen Bannon – Executive Chairman of Breitbart News
Bannon has conducted dozens of interviews, steeped in unfounded claims and conspiracy theories, which “paint a dark and paranoid picture of America’s 3.3 million Muslims and the world’s second-largest faith.” He also hosted a daily radio show where many of his guests instigated fear and loathing of Muslims in America.
Breitbart News pushes racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim content and has defended the Alt Right at length.
Bannon referred to a Muslim advocacy group as a “front group” and “a bunch of lies,” and warned about the threat of “Shariah courts” taking over Texas.
“The mainstream media, all of it, including the Washington Post and the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, are all basically going along the lines of being Shariah-compliant on blasphemy laws,” he said.
I have included their position in full as I want there to be no mistake in the minds of Americans. CAIR holds President-elect Trump’s proposed administration in total contempt and always will. If you look at the great Americans CAIR seeks to destroy, it tells you that all their empty words about loving America are nothing more than smoke in the wind. We call it double speak, Islam calls it Taqiyya.
If you read the above and then look closer at CAIR you will see their contempt for anything to do with our Judeo-Christian culture and civilisation. They receive such support from the left because the left despises our Judeo-Christian roots with a passion. I always remember the Nazi position on propaganda. You can get away with the biggest of lies if you tell them often enough. It is unfortunate for the left/progressives and for Islam we are not all the ignorant morons they think we are.
For those of us who are Christians, CAIR is a clear enemy of our Lord Jesus Christ because Muhammad hated Christ and Christians with a passion (the real Christ). I have a number of pieces on my site on this for those that are interested and the claim that Islam worships the same god as our God would be laughable if it were not so serious.
I would recommend the work of the Center for Security Policy for the real deal with CAIR. This link takes you to an interesting article on CAIR and the recent election.
Originally posted 2016-11-14 23:35:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter