Saturday, October 17, 2009

CAIR in the Capitol

Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), citing the book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America,called for the House sergeant at arms to investigate whether CAIR had been successful in placing interns on key panels. The lawmakers are specifically focused on the House Homeland Security Committee, Intelligence Committee and Judiciary Committee.

“If an organization is connected to or supports terrorists [and] is running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related offices, I think this needs to be made known,” said Broun, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee. “So I join my colleagues here today in calling for action.” (“House Republicans accuse Muslim group of trying to plant spies”). responded that “This might actually be the most despicable domestic political event of the year.”

Oh, there’s a mouthful. Even more despicable than the betrayal of Poland and the Czech Republic? the diddling over Afghanistan? the witch hunts against the CIA? and the slanders at every level against Obama’s critics?

But I understand where Salon is coming from. After all, writes columnist Glenn Greenwald, “CAIR is a non-profit organization of American citizens who are Muslim and their ‘mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.’” Greenwald’s source: the mission statement on CAIR’s wesbite. And we all know that if any group had something nefarious in mind, wouldn’t they mention it in their missions statement?

Simply say the magic word, “civilrights,” and win a pass on being an unindicted co-conspirator in supporting the Palestinian terror group, Hamas.

But says Greenwald, quoting Curly,

“These House members highlight CAIR's status as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Muslim charity case without noting that one of the most powerful groups in Congress has actually been directly involved in an espionage case against the U.S., while numerous other corporations which receive substantial largesse from Congress have been convicted of all sorts of serious wrongdoing.”

For ten points, which two groups is Greenwald talking about? (I know, it’s too easy).

Israel and Halliburton IS RIGHT! And, if you can follow the steel-trap logic of “previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator,” Greenwald, it directly follows that because other powerful groups lobbying Congress have been, rightly or wrongly, found to have engaged in wrongdoing, we are prohibited from showing concern about CAIR’s status as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-funding case. In fact, while we can prosecute Justice Department lawyers for doing their job drafting memos, pointing out that the Muslim Brotherhood has their creatures advising congressmen in the very Capitol is a superlatively despicable act.

If you think CAIR is harmless, here’s how they look to us here in Dearborn.

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