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ADL Responds To CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group's Leader Speaking Next To [fascist] Hezbollah Flag
ADL ^ | Sep. 2007

Posted on 09/03/2007 9:52:08 AM PDT by PRePublic

ADL Responds To Open Letter From CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group's Leader Speaking Next To Hezbollah Flag

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Teror_92/5122_92.htm

ADL Responds To Open Letter From CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group's Leader Speaking Next To Hezbollah Flag



New York, NY, August 30, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in response to an "open letter" from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) suggesting that their organization has "acted numerous times … to condemn terrorism," today released a photograph of CAIR's executive director speaking at a podium next to a known anti-Semite and the flag of the terrorist group Hezbollah.

Glen S. Lewy, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, issued the following statement:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has once again squandered an opportunity to unequivocally condemn terrorists – such as Hezbollah and Hamas – by name and to address its past affiliation with the Islamic Association for Palestine, whose ideology is rooted in virulent anti-Semitism.

The August 29, 2007, "Open Letter from CAIR to ADL" is yet another weary tactic by CAIR's leadership to divert attention from its troubling roots and disingenuous record. CAIR Chairman Parvez Ahmed and Executive Director Nihad Awad continue to willfully ignore legitimate questions.  Attacking ADL will not make the real issues go away.
 
An organization that purportedly seeks to enter into dialogue with ADL should firmly denounce the anti-Semitic rhetoric and support for terror organizations that regularly occur at rallies, instead of sponsoring and joining them.

ADL's 94-year history supporting the civil rights of all in this country, including Muslims, and our record of teaching respect for all religions through interfaith and diversity education programs is unparalleled.  Unfortunately, CAIR has shown that it is not a legitimate partner in this vital work.

In the attached photo released by ADL, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad is shown delivering a speech under a Hezbollah flag during a rally on April 20, 2002 in Washington, DC.  To his right stands Imam Abdul Alim Musa, the anti-Semitic head of Masjid Al Islam mosque. 


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1 posted on 09/03/2007 9:52:10 AM PDT by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

Well, my goodness....;)


2 posted on 09/03/2007 10:09:41 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: PRePublic

Gee, who could’a known? Maybe at his morning prayer prostration, Jorge Arbusto could ask the President of CAIR how such a picture could have be Photoshopped...


3 posted on 09/03/2007 10:15:02 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: PRePublic
CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad...to his right Imam Abdul Alim Musa...

Never mind what flag some moron waves over their heads.
Just read their names.
'nuff said.

4 posted on 09/03/2007 10:43:47 AM PDT by XR7
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To: PRePublic
CAIR, ANSWER and it’s leaders suck but we have to demand truth in advertising here on Free Republic. The hezbollah flag the ADL claims this guy is “standing next to” while giving a speech is being hand held and waved by some idiot behind him. The title and article suggest the flag was part a permanent fixture of this rally, that the CAIR leader knew it and purposefully stood under it to give this speech and in effect was an endorsement.

That possibly the CAIR spokesman and the leader of some mosque next to him are anti-semetic is real surprise too. Who’d a thunk?

Now, The CAIR guy probably is anti-semetic and might support hezbollah, but the picture itself is not proof of this, as the story would like you to believe. With all the juicy evidence of CAIR’s shady affiliations and disguised intentions out there, I don’t see the need to reach like this on a photo that seems indeterminate.

Before the knee jerks start calling me a hezby lover, I think we all should value truth on FR above blind devotion to any cause. If I'm wrong about this, please point it out.

5 posted on 09/03/2007 10:50:39 AM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

I am glad to see the ADL is starting to take an intrest in CAIR.

I myself think a US policy of legally deporting and denying entry to those who are jihad supports or sharia law advocates is where we should be going.


6 posted on 09/03/2007 11:07:46 AM PDT by sandbox (Name the enemy// Win the war.)
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To: Bob J

I am glad to see the ADL is starting to take an intrest in CAIR.

I myself think a US policy of legally deporting and denying entry to those who are jihad supports or sharia law advocates is where we should be going.


7 posted on 09/03/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT by sandbox (Name the enemy// Win the war.)
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To: Bob J
BOB J, YOU ARE WRONG, IMHO. "waved by some idiot behind him"
The flag is being held by the person next to him, NOT BEHIND HIM!!! The CAIR guy even seems to be recognizing that person by looking at him. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU BOB?
8 posted on 09/03/2007 12:11:16 PM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: sandbox

Well, my error, the guy in the white shirt is a different guy, but I’m still convinced that the CAIR Speaker to the right, is aware of the hezbo flag to his right. If not, he must me blind.


9 posted on 09/03/2007 12:13:35 PM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: W04Man

Possibly, but my point is the flag is not part of the stage setup. The guy with the flag could have walked up and started waving after he started speaking. Early in FReeper activism, we would have nazis show up unexpected at our rallies. We would give them the bum’s rush but not before a few pics were snapped by our enemies and then used as “evidence” that FR was a neo-nazi organization.

I’m not covering for Awad, just pointing out the picture doesn’t support the premise of the article. IMHO, it makes the ADL look a little less than stellar.

Just trying to call ‘em as I see ‘em.


10 posted on 09/03/2007 3:12:48 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: sandbox

Unfortunately, while an argument could easily be made that violent jihad supporters should get the heave ho, I got a feeling that sharia law supporters will be protected as free speech.

Advocating sharia law is not the same as imposing it, although given the chance I’m sure many supporters would have no problem with it being enforced at the business end of a gun.


11 posted on 09/03/2007 3:16:36 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: W04Man

BTW - It looks like the guy speaking is a good 10-15 feet in front of the hezbollah waving jerk. That image to the right looks like a big screen projection of him.

If not, he must be a giant of epic proportions.


12 posted on 09/03/2007 3:18:43 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: W04Man

It’s hard to tell from this pic.


13 posted on 09/03/2007 3:20:51 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: PRePublic

I can imagine this conversation among CAIR members right now:

“See those troublemaking Zionists? How dare they use such hate speech. The Jews are always causing trouble.”

The ADL isn’t going to mean much to CAIR. My advice is to fight fire with fire: lots of advertisements on television showing dancing Arabs celebrating the falling of the World Trade Center, lawsuits galore whenever anyone says anything negative about any Jew anywhere, complaint after complaint to media hosting CAIR, protests at CAIR rallies, and always, always, always, big billboards with accurate quotes from Islamic leaders about killing Jews, Americans, schoolchildren, and non-believers.

I’m sick of being nice to people who want to kill me and destroy my culture.


14 posted on 09/03/2007 5:10:47 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: Bob J
Bob, You are bending over backwards for Awad. I don’t support that, I think the ADL is justified in showing the picture as a counter to what CAIR was trying to present about them not condoning terrorism.
15 posted on 09/04/2007 2:49:34 AM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: W04Man

Garbage in garbage out. If the pic doesn’t support the premise it makes the ADL look stupid and desperate.

I don’t got a particular dog in this particular fight, I call ‘em as I see ‘em.


16 posted on 09/04/2007 2:56:50 AM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: redpoll

Is your culture American or Israeli?


17 posted on 09/04/2007 3:00:53 AM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

I believe his culture is American, proud of US and also about Israel the true friend of US.
Just as Irish Americans might be proud of Ireland (not just on St. Pat’s day), or Italians of Italy.


18 posted on 09/04/2007 3:54:34 AM PDT by PRePublic (Islamic Hamas kidnapped Johnston & then "freed" him)
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To: Bob J

Bob, YOU HAVE VERY POOR EYESIGHT! (I’m just yelling)


19 posted on 09/04/2007 4:28:04 AM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: Bob J

>>Is your culture American or Israeli?<<

Obviously my culture is American. Half my family is Jewish. The other half is a mix of Catholic and Protestant. Islamists have been calling for the destruction of American culture for a long time, along with a genocide of the Jews. The Islamofascists are no friend to Christians, either.

This means me and my family are a target several times over.


20 posted on 09/04/2007 8:53:13 AM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: PRePublic

bump for publicity


21 posted on 09/04/2007 8:55:11 AM PDT by VOA
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22 posted on 09/04/2007 8:57:46 AM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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To: Bob J
The flag is unimportant - what would be more telling would be transcripts of the speech he gave and of prior speeches he's given.

My bet is that he fully supports what that hamas flag stands for, whether he was aware it was there that day or not.
23 posted on 09/04/2007 9:01:58 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Bob J

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2007/07/the_white_house_cair_and_the_o.php


24 posted on 09/04/2007 9:24:20 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Bob J
CAIR, ANSWER and it’s leaders suck

I just don't grasp libs. What do they think the "plans" Islamists have for them?
After all an infidel is ... just an infidel.

25 posted on 09/04/2007 11:12:08 AM PDT by PRePublic (Islamic Hamas kidnapped Johnston & then "freed" him)
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To: W04Man

Maybe..heheh.


26 posted on 09/04/2007 3:42:23 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: redpoll

Fair enough. I’m American-Irish-Swedish but have no particular affinity to either Ireland or Sweden. They got their problems and we got our own.


27 posted on 09/04/2007 3:43:38 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Agreed, that’s why I didn’t understand using the photo as the centerpiece of their argument. Kind of weak and I’m surethere is much juicier stuff out there on this guy.


28 posted on 09/04/2007 3:44:42 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: PRePublic

Countries don’t have friends, they have interests.


29 posted on 09/04/2007 3:45:41 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: sageb1

I never even hinted I was defending these lunatics, only that the pic didn’t support the contention of the author.


30 posted on 09/04/2007 3:48:39 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: PRePublic

Libs only care about one thing, power. They figure they can fix everything else down the road once they acquire it.


31 posted on 09/04/2007 3:49:28 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: sandbox
I am glad to see the ADL is starting to take an intrest in CAIR.

Foxman must not have seen much of a return on slandering Catholics.

32 posted on 09/04/2007 3:49:52 PM PDT by Hacksaw (Appalachian by the grace of God - Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Bob J
Below is a photo of Awad speaking on April 20, 2002 in Washington, D.C. on a stage bearing the flag of Hezbollah.

And who is Parvez Ahmed? Ahmed was a prominent supporter of Sami Al-Arian, the convicted terrorist financier and head of the North American branch of the terrorist Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/015594.php

April 20, 2002: Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, spoke at a large rally organized by the ANSWER Coalition in Washington D.C. He was standing next to a large Hezbollah flag that was displayed on stage. Many of the speakers at the rally called for Israel to be dismantled and many of the protesters held signs comparing Zionism and Israel to Nazi Germany or chanted violent and anti-Semitic slogans.

http://www.adl.org/Israel/cair.asp

33 posted on 09/05/2007 12:12:38 AM PDT by dervish
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To: dervish

THis is getting ridiculous. I merely pointed out the stage wasn’t “bearing” the flag, but that some guy was waving it behind the speaker. A subtle point but one none the less as I myself have been in the position of bigots infiltrating our events and waving white pride flags as if they were part of our group.

It’s reasonable to assume CAIR and Awad are supporters of Hezbollah, even if they keep it private. So it’s no surprise to see him on the stage with that flag.

However, the assertion in the article is not supported by the pic. Why didn’t the ADL just say he was on stage where a Hezbollah flag was being waved by a supporter? It would have been a more accurate statement and people without a dog in the fight wouldn’t think they were pushing the envelope of truth.


34 posted on 09/06/2007 10:10:55 AM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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