First take a look at what Fred Thompson said about CAIR here;
I've talked before about the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- most recently because it filed that lawsuit against Americans who reported suspicious behavior by Muslims on a U.S. Airways flight. Better known just as CAIR, the lobbying group has come under a lot of scrutiny lately for its connections to terror-supporting groups. This time, though, The Washington Times has uncovered some very good news about the group.
For years, CAIR has claimed to represent millions of American Muslims. In fact, they claim to represent more Muslim in American than ... there are in America. This has alarmed Americans in general as the group often seems to be more aligned with our enemies than us -- which isn't surprising as it spun off from a group funded by Hamas. As you know, Hamas has been waging a terrorist war against Israel and calls for its total destruction. It also promises to see America destroyed. Nowadays, Hamas is busy murdering its Palestinian political rivals.
Even with this history, and CAIR's conspicuous failure to condemn Hamas by name, it has been treated as if represents Muslim Americans by our own government. The good news is that the financial support CAIR claims to have among American Muslims is a myth. We know this because The Washington Times got hold of the group's IRS tax records.
CAIR's dues-paying membership has shrunk 90 percent since 9/11 -- from 29,000 in 2000 to only 1,700 last year. CAIR's annual income from dues plunged from $733,000 to $59,000. Clearly, America's Muslims are not supporting this group -- and I'm happy to hear about it.
Of course, every silver lining seems to have a cloud; and this cloud is that CAIR's spending is running about $3 million a year. They’ve opened 25 new chapters in major cities across the country even as their dues shrank to a pittance. The question is; who’s funding CAIR?
CAIR's not saying. The New York Times earlier this year reported that the backing is from "wealthy Persian Gulf governments" including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Obviously, we have a bigger problem here than the one with CAIR.
Take the asshats to task! I love when I get cc'ed on letters like these. Mama always told me to share my treats so I am running it.
Jim, a concerned American, writes mainstream media reporter a letter at email@example.com and hammers her for supporting Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for kissing CAIR's ass.
Linda!How are you?You don't have to worry too much about giving both the leader of your own state, Governor Ed Rendell, and the Congressman in your own backyard, Joe Sestak a pass their association with the Council for American Islamic Relations. You might remember CAIR as the group named recently by Federal Prosectuors as a terror-funding un-indicted co-conspirator. Remember how Rendell and Sestak attending CAIR fund-raising activities, employed their "tireless" workers for errands, and in Sestak's case, hired full-time staffer Adeeba al-Zeman, and thereby supporting CAIR's stated goal to remove Israel from the map?Ohio's governor Ted Strickland has recently received attention in Front Page Mag, (www DOT frontpagemag DOT com) for his comments at CAIR's Ohio annual fundraiser. Gee, you have to wonder if Rendell was the matchmaker there...Ohio and Pennsylvania are contiguous, after all. Oh, just a thought.Back to the point, though, Linda. It surely seems to me that no one gives a damn about anti-Semtism anymore. Right? I'm pretty sure you don't, since you will not pursue this link of your Governor and your District Congressman's links to this terror-funding group.Probably a small readership for you.Say, I was wondering, do you think it is racial profiling for Hamas, the group federal prosecutors say CAIR has helped raise money for, to attack Jews in Israel every day? Sorry, off topic.Another question: Did you ever get around to asking your county/coverage area Jews what they thought about Rendell's and Sestak's affiliation with an group named by federal prosecutors as un-indicted terror funding co-conspirators?No, huh?Well, thanks for your time. Keep stroking Joe Sestak for his work on airplane noise.
GOOD SOLID LOCAL STORY.Just another thought--doesn't it bother you a little that a member of CAIR--a group named as a terror-co-conspirator by Federal Prosecutors, which organization is avowedly dedicated to the removal of Israel from the map, and is affiliated with Hamas--has access to FAA documentation regarding rerouting of airplane traffic?Keep up the _____ work.