Skip to comments.CAIR Repudiates Praise for Fort Hood Shooter(The Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Posted on 11/09/2009 2:10:27 PM PST by mdittmar
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today repudiated online remarks by a former Virginia imam praising Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 13 people and wounded 29 others in a shooting spree last week at Fort Hood in Texas.
The posting on the web site of Anwar al-Awlaki called Hasan a "hero" and said American Muslim groups, like CAIR, that condemned the Fort Hood attack are "hypocrites" and traitors to Islam.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
"As American Muslims said with one voice when this cowardly attack first occurred, no ideology could ever justify or excuse such violence. To call the alleged killer a 'hero' makes a mockery of every Islamic principle of justice. The twisted and misguided views in Anwar al-Awlaki's posting are not those of American Muslims and do not reflect mainstream Islamic beliefs or sentiments."
Immediately following the attack at Fort Hood, CAIR issued a strong condemnation of the deadly shootings and urged the nation to remain calm and unified.
SEE: U.S. Muslim Group Urges Calm, Unity After Fort Hood Shootings
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787 or 202-341-4171, E-Mail: email@example.com
SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations
CAIR’s leadership may not support it, but CAIR’s membership does.
NO. Thsi is typical Islamic deception. Lying to infidels is allowed and encouraged. CAIR, the teleprompter, Hasan, etc are all part of the Muslim Brotherhood which is financially backed by the Saudis.
CAIR is right for once. I hope they continue to stand up against terrorism, and I hope it is not just empty words.
That pic certainly sums it up.
They need to be. Silence implies approval; and it's hard to play a victim when you give implied conscent.
This is all deception and people fall for it. CAIR is part of the Muslim Brotherhood which is financed by the Saudis. MB’s job one is exporting Islam to the west for takeover.
People need to wake up.
Sounds like Hope and Change. No, CAIR is lying. They play off each other. Hide and watch.
Wow - it only took them four days to say anything.
How long did it take them to back up the “flying Imams”?
Child of the Father of lies.
CAIR is a islamic terrorist organization.
In the past 8 years and 2 months, this is the firt time that I can recall that cair put out an unequivocating denunciation of an islamic terror attack. It is the right thing to say but I can’t help thinking that they sense an ugly mood about the country and they know they are no where near ready for the final battle, hence they pour the tequilla (I know it’s not spelled like that just being silly) and buy some more time.
CAIR coming out against Islamic terrorism? I don’t believe it!
CAIR was for the praise before they were againt the praise.
CAIR is GLOATING
They issued a similar statement around 18:00 Thursday.
Muslim leadership talking from both sides of the mouth. In other words, in public condemm the actions, in private praise the actions.