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CAIRís Extremist Makeover--CAIR may have a new logo, but it's hosting Mohammad Khatami.
Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-7-06 | Joe Kaufman

Posted on 09/07/2006 5:44:01 AM PDT by SJackson

“The change at CAIR starts with a brand new identity that reflects our core values of being.”  These are the words found in the new flash presentation on the website of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).  The presentation introduces a new look for CAIR.  Gone is the boring blue logo, replaced by an equally boring emblem that now includes an Islamic pattern combining four crescents and stars.  Regrettably, while the logo did receive a facelift, the organization is still the same CAIR – the same radical Islamist group that it was when it began more than twelve years ago.

Tomorrow night, September 8th, CAIR will be sponsoring an event featuring the former President of Iran, Mohammad Khatami.  Khatami, during the recent fighting in Lebanon, described Hezbollah as “a shining sun that illuminates and warms the hearts of all Muslims and supporters of freedom in the world.”  Indeed, no matter what CAIR says, the core is still well intact.

Part of CAIR’s core is its co-founder and Executive Director, Nihad Awad.  Awad started the group, along with two fellow representatives from the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), in June of 2004, just three months after Awad publicly proclaimed his support for Hamas.

Another part of CAIR’s core is its National Spokesman, Ibrahim “Dougie” Hooper.  In April of 1993, Hooper told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”  These quotations from CAIR’s two main leaders represent an ideology that has driven the group to the front of the American Islamist community.

The fact that four of CAIR’s former officials have been convicted in and/or deported from the United States, all found to have had ties with Hamas or al-Qaeda, is indicative of the “core values” that CAIR’s flash presentation speaks of, and it is the reasoning behind the speaking invite of someone such as Mohammad Khatami.

Seyed Mohammed Khatami served as Iran’s fifth President, from August of 1997 through August of 2005.  Once thought of as a reformer, Khatami has embraced extremism on a number of occasions, most notably with respect to his views on the terrorist organization Hezbollah.  Less than a month before leaving office, in July of 2005, he stated on Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai), “It is not in Lebanon's best interest to stop the resistance.  We always support this idea.  We believe that Hezbollah has an authentic Lebanese identity.  We love Hezbollah… Hezbullah will remain and will keep its weapons.”  And as reported in the New York Times, during the recent fighting that took place in Lebanon, Khatami likened Hezbollah to “a shining sun that illuminates and warms the hearts of all Muslims and supporters of freedom in the world.”  Also according to the article, Khatami sent a hate-filled letter to Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, which stated, “Zionists’ shocking atrocities in Palestine and Lebanon are a sign of their violent nature.”

 

Khatami’s visit to the U.S. has drawn the ire of many, including that of the Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.  Concerning Khatami’s invitation to speak at Harvard University on the eve of 9/11 (following the CAIR speech), Romney stated, “State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel.”

 

It is obvious that this is not of concern to CAIR, as the group is throwing out the red carpet for the so-called “reformist.”  According to CAIR’s website, in addition to the speech, there will be “a private reception with President Khatami, including a photo opportunity.”

 

The event is being held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Virginia.  This is the same venue that hosted CAIR’s 11th Annual Banquet, in December of 2005.  That affair featured Siraj Wahhaj, a former National Board member of CAIR, whose name appears on the U.S. Attorney’s list of potential co-conspirators to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

 

By bringing Mohammad Khatami, an extremist that supports terrorists, to speak at its event, CAIR has shown that its new image is nothing but a farce, and its new logo is little more than ‘window dressing’ to that farce.  CAIR is no more of a reformer than its Iranian guest.

 

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Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and the host of The Politics of Terrorism radio show.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cair; islam; wot
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1 posted on 09/07/2006 5:44:03 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

cair@cair-net.com


2 posted on 09/07/2006 5:48:32 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: SJackson

Big Bump!

National Union for Democracy in Iran will be holding a news conference against Khatami's visit at Nat'l Press Club in D.C. this morning in 10 mins.
I doubt CSPAN will air it this morning, but hopefully they will later in the day.


3 posted on 09/07/2006 5:52:21 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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4 posted on 09/07/2006 5:56:37 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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Of course cair is hosting an mohammadian lunatic killer.

What's more, they will host macmoud and hugo when they come to America on Sept. 19 to address the un.

We couldn't get so lucky as to have a raging thunderstorm going on in NY on that day...macmoud's pilot gets disorentated and crashes into the un building....(before John Bolton and any American gets there, of course.)

5 posted on 09/07/2006 6:01:44 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: B.O. Plenty

Muslim communities belong in Muslim countries.


6 posted on 09/07/2006 6:18:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

"Of course cair is hosting an mohammadian lunatic killer."

I can understand that...but why has he been invited to speak at a Roman Catholic cathedral in Washington, D.C.? That is much more disturbing.


7 posted on 09/07/2006 6:21:23 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There should not be any muslm countries.

Peace is not possible as long as islm exists.

8 posted on 09/07/2006 6:24:34 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur'an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth"

--Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations), San Ramon Valley Herald, July 1998
9 posted on 09/07/2006 6:29:05 AM PDT by Vision (God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline 2Timothy1)
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To: Vision

They hate the West. Why are they here ?


10 posted on 09/07/2006 6:51:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Cause the livin's good baby. Just enjoy the best, while reducing it to your level of depravity. Don't assimilate. Don't make a contribution and aid the country. Use and abuse it like they're used to, like how they consider their cult a religion. Venomous parasites expending a lot of energy to fool you.


11 posted on 09/07/2006 7:01:04 AM PDT by Vision (God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline 2Timothy1)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Same reason the diplomats do not want to shut the UN down.

The USA is a good place to live. Otherwise they are back in the dessert watching the americans drill oil.


12 posted on 09/07/2006 7:35:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
http://snltranscripts.jt.org/02/02kun.phtml

...[ cut to German Delegate ]

Translator's Voice for German Delegate: Thank you, Secretary Powell, for a very compelling presentation. After hearing it, no member of this council can doubt the gravity of the situation in Iraq. Clearly, the most important thing right now is to do nothing. And the sooner, the better. Does the delegate from France wish to comment?

[ cut to French Delegate ]

Translator's Voice for French Delegate: I, too, commend Secretary Powell on his program here today. Very enjoyable. And those weapons of mass destruction - so unnecessary. But, to conclude our business here today, my government would like to propose the following: That we adjourn this special session of the security council, and all go to lunch at an extremely expensive restaurant, with the U.N. picking up the tab.

[ cut to German Delegate ]

Translator's Voice for German Delegate: The Chair recognizes the delegate from China.

[ cut to Chinese Delegate ]

Translator's Voice for Chinese Delegate: It is the position of my government, that the representatives of the fifteen-member nations of the U.N. Security council - and their friends - now go to lunch at Le Grenoui, with the United Nations paying the exorbitant cost. I yield to the delegate from Iceland.

[ cut to Iceland Delegate ]...

13 posted on 09/07/2006 11:22:39 AM PDT by Stultis
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CAIR






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14 posted on 09/07/2006 10:19:49 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They hate the West. Why are they here ?

Simple answer:
For The Money.

15 posted on 09/07/2006 10:40:06 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SJackson

The new PRopaganda campaign has begun.


16 posted on 09/07/2006 10:43:47 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: kittymyrib

So he can wave his finger in the air, mutter some mumbo-jumbo and make it a Muslim Holy Site?


17 posted on 09/07/2006 10:45:22 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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18 posted on 09/08/2006 6:00:09 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Mid East Ceasefire = Israel ceases but her enemies fire)
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To: SJackson

“The change at CAIR starts with a brand new identity that reflects our core values of being.” These are the words found in the new flash presentation on the website of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The presentation introduces a new look for CAIR...


It's all part of the ruse: Taqiyya and kitman: The role of Deception in Islamic terrorism


Regrettably, while the logo did receive a facelift, the organization is still the same CAIR – the same radical Islamist group that it was when it began more than twelve years ago.


Precisely: CAIR: 'Moderate' friends of terror

19 posted on 09/08/2006 6:02:57 AM PDT by EdReform (Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights - Join the NRA today - www.nra.org)
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It's more than disturbing; it's an outrage.


20 posted on 09/08/2006 6:13:04 AM PDT by EdReform (Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights - Join the NRA today - www.nra.org)
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