By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER
18:49 - July 10, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] a Saudi funded1., Hamas associated2. front group, has succeeded in forcing the U.S. Navy to remove a target image featuring a woman terrorist brandishing a weapon from one of its gunnery ranges.
This action has been taken despite the image's relevance in military training given that women jihadists are frequently employed by by the likes of Hamas, al-Qaeda, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and numerous others in a variety of murderous activities including suicide bombing - as referenced in the lead image.
The Navy's senseless and cowardly concession has, rather than ending the dispute, emboldened the Islamists at CAIR.
About the controversy, Nihad Awad, CAIR's long-time National Executive Director said in a statement to US News:
"We welcome the Navy's prompt action to address community concerns and hope this incident serves as a reminder that credible scholars and experts need to be consulted when designing training materials relating to Islam and Muslims for our nation's military personnel..." [source, Muslim Group Turns Up Heat on Navy Over Target Images, http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/dotmil/2012/07/05/muslim-group-turns-up-heat-on-navy-over-target-images]
Despite the Navy's mea culpa, CAIR - per its usual MO - has become even more unreasonable in its demands while the multiculturalists over at DOD quake in their boots. The subtext of Mr. Awad's statement calls for CAIR to sit as a star chamber, deciding what is and what is not permissible activity at the Department of Defense. Does he propose then, that in the event Israel should decide to level Iran's nuke facilities, that CAIR should have veto power over whether or not that effort is assisted by the U.S. military?
The mind reels.
There is an obvious lesson to learn here which Team Obama refuses to acknowledge.
Jihadists of both the kinetic variety [Islamist violence] as well as the stealthy cultural subversives represented by CAIR, ISNA, NAIT etc., can neither be reasoned with, nor can they be bought off even by absurd propitiations that are entirely inappropriate to whatever feigned damage has been alleged. Enough, to these ideologues is never enough, what they really seek is total capitulation.
They want the West to roll over and surrender.
This is not idle imagining. We know for a fact that the MB's American leadership has authored highly detailed written plans outlining how "civilization jihad," should be carried out. The MB's methodology and official documents proving this contention were presented as evidentiary material during the successful prosecution of domestic Hamas funding in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. 3.
CAIR has manufactured this controversy solely to advance the organization's cultural jihad, plain and simple. The facts as CAIR represents them, are completely irrelevant.
1 Regarding CAIR willingly accepting blood money.
"...CAIR is frequently criticized for receiving $500,000 from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men. That money was donated specifically to CAIR's Library Project, a program designed to distribute a set of books on Islam...to libraries so that people can learn more about Islam..." . [source, CAIR document, http://www.cair.com/Portals/0/pdf/Dispelling_Rumors_about_CAIR.pdf]
Thus, CAIR proves - with its own documents - that its critics thesis is entirely correct, that the organization has received major Saudi funding, in this case a fat check from the Saudi Islamist, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. So tainted is Talal's reputation [consider his suggesting that the U.S. was in part responsible for al-Qaeda's 2001 jihadist attacks] that Mayor Rudy Giuliani refused, post 9/11, to accept the oil sheik's $10M "gift," offered to the city while ground zero was still smoking.
The CAIR Library Program, is not the noble undertaking that the organization suggests. Such giveaways are da'wa operations, intended to gain Muslim converts. Additionally, this distribution was entirely uncontrolled, with CAIR having no idea as to what purpose this literature would be put by its recipients. For all it knew, some individuals might have simply been interested in desecrating these Qur'ans. This lack of judgment says a lot about CAIR's political motivation, bespeaking a desire to propagate Shari'a regardless of the potential consequences to its apparently not-so-sacred literature.
We might surmise that if these free Qur'ans were somehow abused, CAIR would be first in line crying "Islamophobia!"
As one reads forward in the above linked document you will find an admission that one of the organization's founding members andits current Executive Director, Nihad Awad, supports Hamas.
"...In response to a direct question from an audience member about social programs in the occupied territories, Awad said, "I'm in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO..."
Literally translated this means that Awad supports both Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, an umbrella group comprised of a host of violent Islamist groups including Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine..
Further along Awad refers to the Palestinian "refugee" camps, which are intentionally kept impoverished by Hamas, the PLO and the rest of the world's jihadists for political purposes, so the moniker "occupied territory" can be applied. The Arabs have made the decision that these poor people will be forced to suffer in order to further their own crass ends, many of which revolve around vilifying Israel. He does so, ignoring the fact that much of this land came under Israeli control after Egyptian forces lost what has become known as the "Six Day War," They are no more "occupied" than is California, the majority of which was at one time controlled by Spain.
You start a war completely unprovoked, you lose...so sorry.
Of note, Awad remains CAIR's Executive Director despite his record of - in the best possible light - dissembling, "Nihad Awad is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States..." [source, CAIR website, http://www.cair.com/AboutUs/CAIRNationalBoardandStaff.aspx]
2. Regarding CAIR being associated with Hamas, a federally designated foreign terrorist organization [FTO, reference, State Dept. document, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm], Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 post prosecution decision arising out of the Holy Land case, was very clear in associating CAIR with Hamas:
"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 Dist. Court filing, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2340/federal-judge-agrees-cair-tied-to-hamas]. Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Israel through Islamic jihad.
Of additional interest, please note the below image, a photocopy of a check presented to CAIR in the year of the organization's founding, 1994, courtesy of none other but the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, now unquestionably proven to have functioned as a Hamas funding mechanism.
Even dullards at this point should be able to connect the dots.
One of these documents was authored by Mohammed Akram [dated 5/5/1991] a high ranking official in the political structure of both Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Here we have an authentic [unchallenged in court by the defendants] Muslim Brotherhood blue print for subversion entitled - An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America. Within its 32 pages [half in Arabic, half in English] we see set forth a very detailed methodology designed to subvert the Western democracies from within.
This threat doctrine/strategy reads in part:
"The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. …
Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack..." [source, Government exhibit GX3-85, https://www.pipelinenews.org/images/GX3-85.pdf]