This afternoon Hamas apologist Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wrote an open letter to the Anti Defamation League (ADL) claiming that ADL has been, "...smearing the good name of an organization with a proud history of standing for justice and mutual understanding..."
CAIR the unindicted co-conspirator named in a terrorist financing trial now underway (see, United States of America v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, et. al. Case No. CR-3:04 CR-240-G , USDC, Dallas, TX) has anything but a good name.
Andrew Whitehead & Lee Kaplin wrote in Front Page Magazine, May 11, 2005 about the conviction of Ghassan Elashi, (Founder of CAIR's Texas Chapter) for laundering money from 1995-2001.
Elashi this month was admonished by Judge Fish, for his outburst in his Texas federal court room for saying, "...this Trial is an extension of a Zionist Conspiracy." ( USA v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Id. I wrote an article at Townhall on 21 Aug. 2007 about Elashi outburst)
Earlier this month, CAIR Attorney Joseph Sandler, sent off a letter to Ron Robinson, Pres. of Young America's Foundation, (YAF) when CAIR learned that Robert Spencer would be addressing YAF Student Conference in Washington, DC attempting to intimidate and stop Mr. Spencer from addressing the conference. (I wrote about CAIR's attempt to stop Mr. Spencer's address at the YAF Conference. My article appears here on Aug. 02, 2007)
In an article that I just wrote here on Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 CAIR It's Love For 9/11 Conspiracy Theories CAIR's Vice Chairman, Ahmad Al-Akhras (who lives in Columbus, Ohio and is a Commissioner of the Columbus Community Relations Commission) participated in a 9/11 Conspiracy conference promoting the theory that the events of 9/11 were an inside job.
In CAIR's Open Letter to ADL, they write, "...CAIR is proud of it's work and associations with many in the Jewish community...After speaking at a CAIR dinner Rabbi Arthur Waskow (described by the Jewish Forward as one of the fifty most influential Jews today) wrote: "Far from showing irreparable conflict between the Jewish community and CAIR, in fact the dinner showed that a seriously-peace committed part of the Jewish community can work with seriously-peace committed part of the Muslim community despite the existence of some violence-supportive people in both communities..."
Rabbi Waskow is part of the Jewish Renewal Movement (not exactly mainstream Judaism and certainly not one of the 50 most influential Rabbi's) which emphasizes individual spiritual experience and subjective opinion over traditional norms. Rabbi Waskow teaches a New Age philosphy of mystical and meditative practices and is involved in liberal social activism. Rabbi Waskow has been a supporter of Cindy Sheehan and Gay Rights. Rabbi Waskow was a contributing Editor to the leftist Ramparts Magazine and has been arrested numerous times at public demonstrations.
In CAIR's letter they criticize Israel for last years Lebanon War between Israel and Islamic fascist terrorist thugs that kidnapped Israel Defense Soldier (IDF) Gilad Shalit, CAIR remains silent about the continued holding of Shalit by Hamas.
The Apologist for CAIR "Reverend" Jim Sutter has written today at his Hatewatch Hall of Shame Site, that critics of Islam are racists.
(I wrote an Open Letter to Sutter at Townhall on Monday, 27 Aug. 2007---Sutter claims that Townhall is a Hate Site in his article published at Hatewatch Hall of Shame, 10 Aug. 2007)
CAIR has a long and undistinguished history of aiding and abetting terrorists, the apologist for Islamic fascist terrorist thugs does not condemn the kidnapping's of innocent IDF Soldiers, the continued rocket attacks launched against Israel or the suicide bombings that have killed or seriously injured innocent people.
Omar Ahmad, Co-Founder of CAIR has said, "Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here you have a responsibility to deliver a message of Islam...Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths but to become dominant. The Quran, the Muslim book of scripture should be the highest authority in America and Islam the only accepted religion on earth." (Should Muslim Quran be USA's Top Authority---World Net Daily, May 01, 2003)
CAIR the apologist and financing front organization for Islamic Terrorist Thugs is likewise intolerant of all other religions. CAIR has no proud history at all and no amount of Islamic propaganda changes these facts.