The terrorist front group that coerced federal and local law enforcement agencies in the United States to change the way they conduct terrorism training is also wielding its power to control what occurs in the nation’s public schools, including large taxpayer-funded universities.
It’s a distressing power grab by a wealthy and politically-connected group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), that promotes itself as the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy organization. The truth is that CAIR is a terrorist front group with extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists. It was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, known then as the Islamic Association for Palestine. In 2008 CAIR was a co-conspirator in a federal terror-finance case involving the Hamas front group Holy Land Foundation. Read more in a Judicial Watch special report that focuses on Muslim charities.
During the Obama presidency CAIR has flexed its muscle and the administration has caved into its outrageous demands in the name of Muslim outreach. For instance, CAIR persuaded the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims. Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal last summer after obtaining hundreds of pages of FBI documents with details of the deal. JW also published a special report on the arrangement in December. CAIR also worked on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), but the spy agency has refused JW’s request for documents and last month asserted that records of any meetings with the radical Islamic group are classified.