Who cares what CAIR thinks?!
It is well past time for them to roll up their tents, pack their camels and “migrate” their Sharia loving selves back out of America while they still have the opportunity.
Quote Omar Ahmad of CAIR: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s bill seeking to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group is discriminatory, leaders of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) claimed at a press conference on Wednesday.
According to Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and CAIR’s spokesman Ibrahim Hooper, “We believe it has little to do with national security or terrorism.”
Awad sees Cruz’s bill as part of a two-step strategy to designate the Muslim Brotherhood and then attack the groups and their leaders who “Islamophobes have falsely labeled as linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Solid and factual evidence, links CAIR and many other American Islamist groups to the Brotherhood.
A phone book introduced at 2008 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas fundraising trial revealed that CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad and fellow CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee. This committee came into existence as part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to support Hamas in America.
U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis noted in a 2009 ruling that the HLF trial evidence provided “at least a prima facie case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support Hamas.”
Awad defended the Muslim Brotherhood at the press conference, saying it has been “part in parcel of the democratic process” that it believes in democracy. Banning it for ideological reasons “is nothing short of shooting ourselves in the foot as the biggest democracy or the strongest democracy in the world.”.
Senator Cruz’s bill would direct the secretary of state to officially inform Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization.
President Trump has already signed the Executive Order which will curtail immigration and visas from majority Muslim countries such as Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Iran. With the exception of Iran, all of these countries have barely functioning central governments and are in the midst of raging civil wars. They also contested President Trump’s order halting the processing of Syrian refugees and ordering the creation of safe zones inside Syria for them.
Awad cast the orders as “anti-Muslim” and “bigoted”. “Never before in our country’s history (NOT SO FAST, AWAD!, see U.S. Code>Title 18> Chapter12> Subchapter II> Part II>§ 1182, below) have we purposely as a matter of policy imposed a ban on immigrants or refugees on the basis of religion or imposed a litmus test on those coming to this nation”. Awad went on to say, “The orders will tarnish our image in the Muslim world, making us seem uncaring and hard-hearted.” Applicable Laws noted below!
(3) Security and related grounds
(A) In general, Any alien who a consular officer or the Attorney General knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, seeks to enter the United States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in—
(i) any activity (I) to violate any law of the United States relating to espionage or sabotage or (II) to violate or evade any law prohibiting the export from the United States of goods, technology, or sensitive information,
(ii) any other unlawful activity, or
(iii) any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to, or the control or overthrow of, the Government of the United States by force, violence, or other unlawful means,
(B) Terrorist activities
(i) In general Any alien who—
(I) has engaged in a terrorist activity;
(II) a consular officer, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of Homeland Security knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry in any terrorist activity (as defined in clause (iv));
(III) has, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily harm, incited terrorist activity;
(IV) is a representative (as defined in clause (v)) of—
(aa) a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or
(bb) a political, social, or other group that endorses or espouses terrorist activity;
(V) is a member of a terrorist organization described in subclause (I) or (II) of clause (vi);
(VI) is a member of a terrorist organization described in clause (vi)(III), unless the alien can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the alien did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the organization was a terrorist organization;
(VII) endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity or support a terrorist organization;
(VIII) has received military-type training (as defined in section 2339D(c)(1) of title 18) from or on behalf of any organization that, at the time the training was received, was a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or
(IX) is the spouse or child of an alien who is inadmissible under this subparagraph, if the activity causing the alien to be found inadmissible occurred within the last 5 years,
is inadmissible. An alien who is an officer, official, representative, or spokesman of the Palestine Liberation Organization is considered, for purposes of this chapter, to be engaged in a terrorist activity.
Additional Note: Public Law 414 – June 27, 1952 Title II, chapter 2, section 212, sub (a), part (11) specifically states: “Aliens who are polygamists or who practice polygamy or advocate the practice of polygamy” will be considered as “undesirable aliens” and won’t be allowed in the USA.