Saturday, August 25, 2007

Is CAIR Really the 'Muslim NAACP'?

This Spring, the Middle East Quarterly published a lengthy article by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment.”

According to the article, CAIR continues to presume to speak for the entire American Muslim community in spite of criticism from many quarters that they are badly compromised as "a radical fundamentalist front group for Hamas,” (according to Stephen Emerson) and an organization that the almost-always wrongheaded Senator Charles Schmer recognizes as an organization “"which we know has ties to terrorism."

Meanhwile, according to Pipes and Chadha,

CAIR, for its part, dismisses all criticism, blaming negative comments on "Muslim bashers" who "can never point to something CAIR has done in its 10-year history that is objectionable." Actually, there is much about the organization's history that is objectionable—and it is readily apparent to anyone who bothers to look.

Fortunately for the rest of us, Pipes and Chadha have bothered to look--carefully. Read the rest of this detailed story here.

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