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Posted on 03/21/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
Why Is WA State U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan Working With CAIR?
By WILLIAM MAYER
March 21, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since the DOJ's U.S. Attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers in their various districts, we were more than a bit surprised to find that Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington State, had developed an ongoing relationship with the tainted Islamist pressure group, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR].
According to its website "CAIR-Washington is working with Ms. Durkan's staff to provide feedback and direction for the anti-bullying initiative, as well as requesting assistance on bullying cases reported to the CAIR-WA office..." [source, U.S. Attorney meets with Muslim community organizations and activists]. In a previous piece Will The Anti -"Bullying" Movement Become A Vehicle For Shari'a Enforcement? we explored the complications inherent in developing "anti-bullying" legislation and make it clear that this area of activism is being fully exploited by Islamists in a stealth move to enforce Shari'a.
CAIR, for those not thoroughly conversant with the group's history, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest domestic Hamas terror funding prosecution in U.S. history [U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation]. The conclusion of the trial found all defendants [including a prominent member of the Texas chapter of CAIR, Ghassan Elashi] convicted on a combined total of over 100 charges.1
At the time of his conviction Mr. Elashi was already serving a lengthy sentence due to his conviction on another terror related matter [see, U.S. vs. Infocom, superseding indictment located at, http://fl1.findlaw.com/news.findlaw.com/wp/docs/infocom/uselashi121702sind.pdf]]
CAIR has been named in federal court documents as being closely aligned with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group created by the Muslim Brotherhood, "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling" [source, The Investigative Project: Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas.
Based upon the treasure trove of information regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and its front-groups' strategy to slowly Islamize North America which was presented into evidence at the Holy Land prosecution, the FBI discontinued its relationship with the now undeniably terror-linked group. In order to emphasize the point the agency's Director, Robert Mueller, declared in a House Judiciary Committee proceeding, "We have no formal relationship with CAIR because of concerns with regards to national leadership..." [source, News 9 Oklahoma City, http://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp?S=14328429]
Similarly, the FBI's 56 field offices were instructed to break whatever relationships they had involving CAIR, "We were instructed, we being the 56 FBI field offices, to sever formal relations with CAIR," said James Finch, FBI Special Agent in Charge for Oklahoma City."
Arsalan Bukhari is the Executive Director of CAIR Washington, which maintains an office in Seattle. [source, CAIR Seattle website, http://www.cairseattle.org/our-staff] and it seems an odd prospect indeed for a U.S. Attorney's office to be participating in an ongoing relationship with him - over and above the obviously heavy baggage accruing to CAIR by way of the Holy Land prosecution - in that as part of his community outreach, he urges Muslims to refuse to work with U.S. law enforcement.
"There's nothing to gain from talking to law enforcement," he continues. "There are too many things happening to Muslims recently. "I can't emphasize enough," he repeats, "you have the right to remain silent, so please practice it."[source, Nina Shapiro, A Mystery of Violence, Seattle Weekly News]
This combative stance is part and parcel of CAIR's campaign to "Build a Wall of Resistance, Don't Talk to the FBI." Thus he [and Washington State CAIR] hardly seem reasonable candidates for civic engagement with top DOJ prosecutors.
Mr. Bukhari's history of incendiary statements includes the preposterous assertion that the Simon Wiesenthal Center has an agenda which is "anti-Muslim."
"They accuse the Wiesenthal Center of spreading fear toward Islam by producing or promoting films about extremism within Islam...'The center has an anti-Muslim agenda, to be frank,' contends Arsalan Bukhari, president of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations." [source, Seattle Times, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009259004_training25m.html]
In another instance of CAIR Washington stoking the coals of bigotry and religious hatred, an October 2, 2011 press release by the organization claims, "...the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will join a coalition of community groups at a news conference in Seattle to express concerns about persistent reports that FBI agents are trained to view mainstream American Muslims with suspicion and to view the faith of Islam itself as the source of terrorism and extremism..." [source, CAIR: Seattle FBI Class Handout Linked Arabs, Islam to Nazism, PR Newswire].
The presser offers, as proof of the above allegation that Seattle area law enforcement training material slanders American Muslims, the statement, "A careful comparison of Arab/Islamist propaganda and Nazi propaganda reveals the closeness of these links... I would suggest that the current conflicts are a continuation of Nazi policies carried out by Arabs..."
Nowhere in this language is the American Muslim community, as an entity, mentioned at all, nor is it singled out. The point which it [correctly] makes is the affinity between Arab based Nazi propaganda and the anti-Semitism inherent in Islamism.
For those in doubt of this assertion please refer to Jeffry Herf's Nazi Propaganda For The Arab World 2 which clearly demonstrates the close working relationship before and during World War II between the Third Reich and Arab Islamists.
"...During World War II, the Nazi regime distributed, in Arabic, millions of printed leaflets and broadcast thousands of hours of shortwave radio programs to diffuse its ideology throughout North Africa and the Middle East..." [Herf, preface]
"Herf explores the intellectual, political, and cultural context in which German and European radical anti-Semitism was found to resonate with similar views rooted in a selective appropriation of the traditions of Islam...Pro-Nazi Arab exiles in wartime Berlin, including Haj el-Husseini"...[the war criminal, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem 3]...and Rashid el-Kalani, collaborated with the Nazis in constructing their Middle East propaganda campaign.." [Herf, frontispiece]
It appears then that what CAIR Washington and its leader Mr. Bukhari really desires is not historical accuracy but the censorship of truths which it finds inconvenient.
How a partnership between the U.S. Attorney's office and any local chapter office of CAIR can bear anything but bitter fruit remains to be seen. We submit that the development and maintenance of such relationships constitutes serious grounds for reviewing Ms. Durkan's fitness to hold such a high level DOJ position. For the record, Ms. Jenny Durkin is a 2009 Barack Obama appointee 4.
1. To further flesh out CAIR, please refer this author's March 28, 2011 piece, Village Voice Writer, Tom Robbins Joins CAIR's Stealth Jihad which contains seminal documents used in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, some of which are reproduced below.
"Let's turn back the clock nearly 20 years to the weekend of October 2-3, 1993. Senior American Hamas activists are meeting in a Philadelphia hotel to plan strategy for the group, one of their goals...derailing the Oslo "peace process." Unfortunately for them, the proceedings of the meeting were being wiretapped by the FBI. Future leaders of the organization which came to be known as CAIR were in attendance at the meeting.
Among those present at this 1993 Hamas conclave were Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad, [source, evidentiary material, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/judges/hlf2/09-29-08/Philly%20Meeting%20Summary.pdf] who would, approximately one year later, create the organization CAIR.
As part of its initial funding CAIR received a $5,000 wire transfer from the Hamas entity the Holy Land Foundation, to help establish CAIR's Washington, DC office.
Those present at this meeting were identified - as shown below [excerpted from a document archived by the Investigative Project on Terrorism] by the FBI in the following manner:
"...The 25 person gathering represented, according to the FBI, 'a meeting...among senior leaders of HAMAS, the LLFRD and the IAP.' A FBI analysis further noted: 'all attendees of this meeting are Hamas members' or sympathizers...'"[CAIR-s Origin, IPT referring to HLF document, "FBI Analysis of the Philadelphia Conference, Submitted as an exhibit in Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development v. Ashcroft, 02-442 GK, Exhibit 28 at 1400 (D.D.C)."]
So we must conclude from this evidence that two of the founders of CAIR, Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad [still CAIR's Executive Director, source CAIR website, http://www.cair.com/aboutus/cairnationalboardandstaff.aspx#Nihad_Awad] attended a domestic meeting wherein Hamas planned its long-term strategy. One of the decisions made at the conference was that a new organization needed to be created which could better interface with American society "whose Islamic hue is not very conspicuous," in their words, absent the obvious radical baggage attendant Hamas. [source, characterization of the new organization, http://counterterrorismblog.org/upload/2007/12/93Phillyfinal%5B1%5D.pdf]
Fast forward to November 2008 when it was announced that all 5 of the Holy Land defendants - Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain, Mufid Abdulqader, Abdulrahman Odeh and Ghassan Elashi - had been convicted on all counts.
Of note, Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain, Ghassan Elashi and Mufid Abdulqader were all in attendance at the 1993 Philadelphia meeting, along with two of the founding members of CAIR. Additionally, HLF defendant, Ghassan Elashi, already serving a long sentence in the Hamas-linked Infocom terror prosecution, was a member of the founding board of the Texas chapter of CAIR..."
2. Jeffrey Herf, Nazi Propaganda For The Arab World, Yale Press, 2009
3. Husseini met personally with Adolph Hitler, coordinated attacks against Jewish settlers in "Palestine" and recruited Muslims to join the Reich's SS. He was particularly effective in building a Waffen SS Muslim army in Bosnia called the Hanjar [Sword] Division which carried out a genocidal campaign [replete with horrific atrocities] against Serbian Jews, killing as many as 90% of them.
4. In order to establish Ms. Durkan's perspective on this matter, PipeLineNews.org did query her press aide, who declined to comment, instead referring us to the DOJ's Washington, DC Office of Public Affairs, which offered the following, wholly non-responsive one-line statement, "The department takes civil rights complaints seriously, and will often receive information from a number of different organizations, including CAIR."
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The truly mendacious nature of Team Obama once again shines forth. Holder should already be under federal indictment.
Is there something wrong with Freep today?
It’s like the site is set to crash.
I had that problem last night. Not yet today...
And to think that as an out lesbian, she would be stoned to death in a Muslim country.
The site is responsive now, must have installed a new hamster.
I don’t think her being a lesbian is of any relevance here, though, as you note, fundamentalist Muslims do not treat homosexuals very tenderly.
The real issue is why on earth has the FBI rejected CAIR and yet the DOJ itself seems perfectly ok working with a Hamas linked group.
Funny, Holder goes after states who enforce federal immigratin law, but gives a big thumbs up to federal prosecutors who make nice with CAIR, ISNA and the rest of the alphabet soup Islamist groups.
Why Is WA State U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan Working With CAIR?
BECAUSE SHE IS A DEMOCRAT. That is why.
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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT NEWS: "CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. EMBRACES HAMAS FRONT" (SNIPPET: "CAIR has been described as a front for Hamas by federal law enforcement.") (March 2, 2012)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "TERROR IN TAMPA - CAIR DENIAL" (SNIPPET: ""We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?" Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old immigrant who plotted a suicide terror attack in Tampa, told a confidential informant. When the informer tried once more to dissuade him from his plans, by asking whether he wanted to get married and have children, Osmakac replied that he would build his family in Paradise." SNIPPET: "Despite Osmakac's commitment to carry out multiple deadly attacks, CAIR officials went on the offensive against the FBI for capturing another "innocent" Muslim.") (January 9, 2012)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "AMERICAN ISLAMISTS AND IRANIAN PROPAGANDA" (SNIPPET: "Tune in to Press TV, the Iranian government's English-language broadcast outlet..." SNIPPET: "Watch long enough and you'll also see a parade of American Muslim activists, all lamenting their problems with government policies and decrying the plight of life here for Muslims. In the past 12 months, representatives of American Islamist groups have appeared on Press TV for interviews more than 35 times, the most recent example taking place Tuesday. Most of those included representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who appeared at least 29 times. Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) officials appeared at least six times.") (November 16, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "ACLU AND ISLAMISTS vs. THE FBI" (SNIPPET: "The FBI assessment was clear in its description of the radicalization process as being far more than mere innocent constitutionally protected religious and political activity, but rather, it noted such activities may be part of the process leading to the radicalization that results in jihadist terror. The ACLU letter, joined by several Islamist organizations including CAIR, MAS and ISNA, cherry picks elements from the assessment, takes them out of context and offers them for slanted criticism.") (October 12, 2011)
WASHINGTON POST.com (AP): McLean, VA - "U.S. CITIZEN BELIEVED TO BE ON NO-FLY LIST DETAINED IN BRITAIN FOLLOWING TRANS-ATLANTIC CRUISE" (SNIPPET: "Michael Migliore, a 23-year-old Muslim convert and dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, had been trying unsuccessfully for months to fly to Italy to live with his mother." SNIPPET: "Gadeir Abbas, Migliore's lawyer with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, had challenged Migliore's placement on the no-fly list, saying he had been denied due process.") (September 12, 2011)
KOINlocal6.com (AP): McLean, VA - "ACQUAINTANCE QUESTIONED IN PIONEER SQUARE BOMB PLOT DETAINED IN GREAT BRITAIN" (SNIPPET: "An Oregon man who traveled by train and boat from the West Coast to England because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list has been detained in Great Britain." SNIPPET: "He believes he's on the list because he refused to cooperate with FBI agents who wanted to question him after an acquaintance was charged in a plot to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.") (September 12, 2011)
Video uploaded by OfficialACLJ (FOX NEWS.com): "Ground Zero Mosque Organizers' Fundraising Deadline 9/10" (SNIPPET: "Jordan Sekulow appeared on Fox News to debate CAIR over the Ground Zero Mosque organizers' insensitive fundraising campaign set to culminate on September 10th - the day before the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.") (Added August 22, 2011)
Miami.CBSlocal.com: Fort Lauderdale, Florida - "Rep. West's Response to CAIR Letter: 'NUTS!'" -Reporting Gio Benitez (SNIPPET: "West has not fully explained his position, but in other letters to CAIR Florida, he has said he is neither anti-Islamic nor anti-Muslim. The line West wrote has historical significance. During World War II, General Anthony McAuliffe famously wrote a one-word letter to the Germans in response to a surrender ultimatum. The word used: "Nuts!"") (August 15, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "CAIR REP SPEAKS ON HAMAS TV" (SNIPPET: "It is not the first time a senior CAIR official appeared on hostile foreign media channels to criticize American policy and attitudes.") (August 5, 2011, 6:35 pm)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR LOSES IRS STATUS" (SNIPPET: "CAIR has 30 state chapters throughout the country, many of which have their own non-profit designations which remain active.") (June 22, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "REPORT: OIC USED CAIR TO ROUTE MONEY TO GEORGETOWN" (SNIPPET: "Georgetown University was set to receive $325,000 from the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), via a scheme that would have used the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a middleman, according to Patrick Poole at Pajamas Media. The intended purpose of the money was to promote a conference on Islamophobia, a form of racism that the OIC wants to see criminalized throughout the world.") (June 15, 2011, 6:17 pm)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "COMPELLING TESTIMONY, POLITICAL THEATER AT RADICALIZATION HEARING" (SNIPPET: "CAIR attracted its own attention during the testimony. King displayed a poster published on the group's San Francisco chapter website, first reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which urged Muslims to "Build a Wall of Resistance. Don't Talk to the FBI." While CAIR officials later removed the poster and claimed it did not reflect the organization's policies...") (March 10, 2011)
JAMMIE WEARING FOOL - blog: "MOSQUE ARSONIST CAUGHT..." (SNIPPET: "Officials say a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Marietta mosque he had attended." SNIPPET: "...Tamsir Mendy was arrested...") (July 8, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR's Emerging News Network" (SNIPPET: "In three separate instances in less than a month, reporters working for national news organizations have written stories compatible with CAIR's agenda without acknowledging their personal histories with the group. In two of the three cases, the reporter had been a full-fledged CAIR employee. In the third, the reporter had received a CAIR scholarship while a student.") (May 17, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR's SHRILL ATTACK ON THE IPT" (SNIPPET: "So it was a little surprising to see a hastily assembled response to Wednesday's story, which called CAIR out for its paranoid response to the controversy surrounding RevolutionMuslim.com's threat to South Park producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Rather than simply condemn such intimidation outright, CAIR officials voiced concern that the threats might be some conspiratorial effort to make Muslims look bad.") (April 30, 2010)
WASHINGTON POST.com: "VIRGINIA DRIVER DENIES LICENSE PLATE HAD CODED RACIST MESSAGE" (SNIPPET: "Story says the numbers 14 and 88 on his plate were not references to a white power slogan or "Heil Hitler," as the Council on American-Islamic Relations theorized, but an homage to his favorite NASCAR drivers: Tony Stewart, who drives car No. 14, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives No. 88. Story applied for the vanity plate in March 2009, shortly after Earnhardt changed his car number from 8 to 88 and Stewart changed his from 20 to 14.") (April 29, 2010)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE PULLS OUT OF PENTAGON PRAYER EVENT" by Allie Martin (SNIPPET: "Plans called for Graham to be part of an ecumenical service at the Pentagon during the National Day of Prayer event set for May 6, but after groups such as the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the Council on American Islamic Relations complained about statements Graham had previously made about Islam, the Army announced it had withdrawn its request for the evangelist to speak.") (April 25, 2010, 5:00 am)
PRESS AND GUIDE.com: Deaborn, Michigan - "Islamic Groups Moving Forward On Their Own Probe of FBI Incident here" (SNIPPET: "The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it will conduct its own forensic investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah during an FBI raid on a Dearborn warehouse.") (March 26, 2010)
SFGATE.com (AP): Los Angeles, Ca - "GOP CONGRESSMAN ASKS LA SHERIFF ABOUT MUSLIM GROUP" (SNIPPET: "Indiana Rep. Mark Souder asked Baca why he attended fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations during a subcommittee hearing on local law enforcement and homeland security on Wednesday.") (March 17, 2010)
DANIEL PIPES.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com): "CAIR ATTACKS THE FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE" by Daniel Pipes (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations is up to its usual assault on the discussion of Islam. Its Philadelphia chapter is holding a press conference on March 17 at which it plans "to announce the launch of a nationwide campaign to challenge anti-Islam bias in a series of children's books that the Washington-based Muslim civil rights group says promote 'hostility toward Islam and suspicion of Muslims'.") (March 16, 2010)
WorldNetDaily.com: "JUDGE ORDERS DEPORTATION OF EX-CAIR BOARD MEMBER Rules Jordanian living in U.S. since 1993 lied on visa application about terror links" (SNIPPET: "Last fall, Sadoun was issued an order to appear in immigration court on charges he violated immigration laws and omitted critical information on his application for an visa in 1993, officials told the Dallas Morning News. The government alleged Sadoun had failed to disclose involvement with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which have been designated terrorist organizations.") (February 20, 2010, 7:40 pm)
THE TIMES OF INDIA: Washington - "MUSLIM-AMERICAN BODY ISSUES FATWA AGAINST AIRPORT BODY SCANNERS" (SNIPPET: "The Figh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week..." SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it endorses the fatwa.") (IANS, February 12, 2010, 12:47 pm IST)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE TO HEAR ABOUT POSSIBLE 'HATE INCIDENTS' BY LOCAL OFFICIALS" by Jody Brown (SNIPPET: "Speaking to a group of Christian ministers on January 27, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris stated: "We are growing Christian community -- and don't let anybody shy away from that." And Councilwoman Sherry Marquez has been criticized for posting biblical references on her Facebook...") (February 5, 2010, 3:20 pm)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "GRAHAM SPEAKS TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM" by Chad Groening (SNIPPET: "A messianic Jewish leader is pleased that evangelist Franklin Graham continues to tell the truth about Islam and won't buckle to the demands of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).") (December 17, 2009)
HUMAN EVENTS.com: "CAIR TRIES TO PLANT MUSLIM INTERNS ON KEY HILL STAFFS" by Jed Babbin (SNIPPET: "The CAIR memo says, in part: "We will focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community. (For example, the judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees.) We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices."") (October 14, 2009)
FOX NEWS.com: "GOP LAWMAKERS ACCUSE MUSLIM ADVOCACY GROUP CAIR OF PLANTING SPIES ON CAPITOL HILL Four congressmen are asking for an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations after discovering an internal memo noting the group's strategy." (October 14, 2009)
CAIR.com: "An Open Letter to President Obama and the Muslim World" (SNIPPET: "Unfortunately, today it is quite common to see and hear the faith of Islam denigrated in newspaper columns, on talk radio and in religious sermons nationwide.") (May 29, 2009) (pdf)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "HLF FOUNDERS SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS" (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Palestine Committee legacy. Last year, the FBI decided to cut off communication with CAIR due to concerns about the evidence showing the organization's Hamas roots. "Nevertheless, until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner," wrote Richard C. Powers, an assistant director in the FBI's office of Congressional Affairs, last month.") (May 27, 2009)
Dallas.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Washington - "FEDERAL JUDGE HANDS DOWN SENTENCES IN HOLY LAND FOUNDATION CASE Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization" (May 27, 2009)
SEATTLE TIMES.com: "MUSLIMS CRITICIZE PRODUCERS OF SEATTLE TRAINING PROGRAM" (SNIPPET: ""The center has an anti-Muslim agenda, to be frank," contends Arsalan Bukhari, president of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.") (Originally published May 25, 2009, 12:00 am)
LittleGreenFootballs.com - blog (JAPAN TODAY.com): "CAIR HITCHES RIDE ON JAPANESE INTERNMENT DEMONSTRATION" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The program, titled "Continuing the Legacy," particularly emphasized the striking correlation between historical injustices done to Japanese-Americans and the religious and racial persecution facing Muslim-Americans post-Sept 11. Representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and more than 100 members of the Islamic community came to learn about the Japanese-American experience, show support, and strengthen ties between the two communities.") (May 16, 2008)
AIRPORT BUSINESS.com (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION) (LexisNexis): "JFK SECURITY ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The allegations were reportedly made at a news conference held on 23 August, at which Dennis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union stated that the price for racial profiling is too high to pay. The news conference was convened by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and was aimed at highlighting the case of an Iraqi-born US family, Reuters reported.") (Updated August 25, 2006)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "CAIR, ACLU SUE TO STOP DOMESTIC SPYING PROGRAM" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Detroit suit, which also names the NSA, was filed by the ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greenpeace and several individuals.") (January 17, 2006)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC GROUP CALLS FOR USE OF KORAN TO TAKE OATH" by Melanie Hunter (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is calling on North Carolina judges to allow people to use the Koran when taking an oath, saying the use of the Bible exclusively represents "an inappropriate state endorsement of religion." The request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) comes after Guilford County judges said they would not allow use of Korans in their courtrooms.") (June 21, 2005)
CNS NEWS.com: "FREE KORANS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE" by Susan Jones (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Over the weekend, CAIR held a conference in the Washington area on the causes and remedies of "Islamophobia and anti-Americanism."") (May 17, 2005)