This group of snakes should be outlawed like the KKK for their hate. CAIR's hate and Jewish blood libel are an anathema to American ideals. They are a pox on this nation. Indict the un-indicted co-conspirators. We are at war - how did the Muslim Brotherhood get to call the shots? WTF?
HEADLINES FROM THE CAIR NEWSLETTER:
- * Video: CAIR Rep Discusses Gaza Crisis on CNN
- * CAIR Launches Gaza 'Peace and Justice' Petition Drive
- * CAIR Chapters Nationwide Rally for Gaza Peace:
- * D.C., Cincinnati, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, South Carolina,
- * D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, Dallas, Minnesota, Kentucky,
- * St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Diego, D.C., Columbus, D.C.
- * CAIR 'First Responder' on Muslim Civil Rights Cases (Indy Star)
- * CAIR: Muslim Coalition Requests More Inclusion in New Administration (CNN)
- * CAIR: U.S. Muslim Leaders Push Obama to Shift U.S. Policy
- * CAIR-OH: DNA Collection Criminalizes Detainees (SF Chron)
- * CA: Muslim Leaders Announce Gaza Humanitarian Campaign
Working links below:
VIDEO: CAIR REP DISCUSSES GAZA CRISIS ON CNN - TOPCAIR National Communications Director appeared today on CNN to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.Click here to watch the video.
Why the hell is the Crescent News Network (CNN) interviewing a terrorist organization? WAKE UP, PEOPLE!
-----CAIR ACTION ALERT #558CAIR LAUNCHES GAZA 'PISS AND JUSTICE' PETITION DRIVE - TOP(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/31/2008) - CAIR today launched an online petition drive to collect one million signatures urging our nation's leaders to speak "in favor of peace and justice for all parties in the current humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Gaza Strip."When completed, the petition will be sent to elected officials nationwide and will be given to members of the current and incoming administrations.Please take a minute right now to sign the petition and forward it to your friends, family and other contacts.---CAIR: U.S. MUSLIMS TO HOLD WHITE HOUSE 'VIGIL FOR GAZA' - TOP
New Year's Eve event seeks Mideast peace, justice in 2009WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 31, American Muslims and other people of conscience will gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., for a "New Year's Eve Candlelight Vigil for Gaza." The vigil is sponsored by the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a coalition of 12 major Islamic organizations.Vigil participants will call on public officials to help stop Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, restore the cease-fire and promote peace with justice in the Middle East during the coming year.WHAT: New Year's Eve Candlelight Vigil for Gaza Outside the White House
WHEN: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 7-8 p.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: Outside the White House (N.E. corner of Lafayette Park), 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.---CAIR-OH: CINCINNATI NEWS CONFERENCE ON GAZA HUMANITARIAN CRISIS - TOP(CINCINNATI, OH, 12/31/08) - On Wednesday, December 31, a diverse group of Cincinnati area leaders will hold a news conference dealing with the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Speakers at the press conference will include the Executive Director of the Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), representatives from the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Islamic Association of Cincinnati, Muslim American Society. Ohioans with family members in Gaza will speak about their loved ones' experiences.
Ha! Imagine the irony. Israel is providing the food, medical supplies etc. The Arab and Islamic countries HAVE DONE NOTHING FOR THE FAKESTINIANS. CAIR is busy planning the take over of America.
WHAT: Press Conference on Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
WHEN: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 12 p.m.
WHERE: Peaslee Community Center, 215 E 14th St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sr. Alice Gerdeman, 579-8547Israeli military attacks in the Gaza Strip have left more than 350 people dead and thousands wounded in the past four days. The humanitarian crisis has reached a critical level.--CLEVELAND PROTEST TO END SIEGE, ILLEGAL BOMBARDMENT OF GAZA - TOP(CLEVELAND, OH, 12/31/08) On Friday, January 2, a public demonstration will be held to call for an end to the illegal siege and attack on Gaza. A letter of condemnation of Israel's actions will be delivered at the demonstration.WHAT: Peace Protest
WHEN: Friday, January 2, 2009 at 2:30 PM
WHERE: 1800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (across the street from the Jewish Community Federation Building)CONTACT: Nour Shamas, Esq. Executive Director, AACCESS-Ohio, 216-338-4101 email@example.com; Isam Zaiem, CAIR-Cleveland President, 216-830-2247 or 216-337-7928, firstname.lastname@example.org; Fuad Hamed, Middle East Peace Forum, 440-319-9916, email@example.comSponsors include: The Arab-American Community Center for Economic and Social Services, AACCESS-Ohio; The Arab American Institute; the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; Beit Hanina Social Club; the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland Chapter; The Council of Mosques; The Middle East Peace Forum; the Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East and others.---CAIR-OK TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE, VIGIL FOR MIDEAST PISS - TOP
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 12/31/08) On Monday, January 5, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a press conference and a "Peace Vigil for Gaza" at the state Capitol building in Oklahoma City.Vigil participants will call on public officials to help stop Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, restore the cease-fire and promote peace with justice in the Middle East during the coming yearRichard Falk, the UN
special rapporteur[notorious Jew hater- Atlas] for human rights in the Palestinian territories, told the BBC: "Israel is committing a shocking series of atrocities by using modern weaponry against a defenseless population - attacking a population that has been enduring a severe blockade for many months."---CAIR-SOUTH CAROLINA TO HOLD PISS DEMONSTRATION - TOPAs part of CAIR's nationwide campaign to draw the attention to the situation in Gaza, CAIR-South Carolina is holding a vigil tomorrow, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. in front of the State Capitol on the Gervais Street side. We are partnering with Carolina Peace Resource Center and Women in Black in this peaceful demonstration to highlight the plight of the Palestinians.WHAT: New Year's Eve Vigil for Gaza
WHEN: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: In front of the State Capitol on the Gervais Street Side
CONTACT: Chaudhry Sadiq, President, CAIR South Carolina, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org---President-elect Barack Obama's silence during the early days of Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip speaks volumes about the complexity of the Middle East crisis that he will soon inherit and may preserve some of his options for when he is able to act on his own - outside the shadows of President Bush.
Obama cannot come out and stand with the Jews. Wow.
U.S. Jewish groups beckoned Monday for a sign of support for Israel from the incoming president while a prominent Muslim group sought a condemnation for a military response that it viewed as excessive. Yet Mr. Obama remained silent as he vacationed in Hawaii, leaving the U.S. response thus far as the Bush administration's unequivocal support for the Jewish state. . .On the other side of the debate, Muslim groups in the U.S. criticized Mr. Obama for not condemning Israeli actions, saying the president-elect campaigned on promises to change Bush policy in the region."It's more of a concern to us that he hasn't come out to condemn the Israeli massacre in Gaza," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We are hoping for a change in our one-sided policy in the region, and we are looking to President-elect Obama to maintain his commitment to change the Bush administration policy.""We need to adopt an America-centered policy, not an Israel-centered policy," said Mr. Hooper, whose group has urged its members to call and write to the Obama transition office. (MORE)---Islamic leaders in Los Angeles lashed out at Israel on Tuesday for what they called a "barbaric attack" on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, and announced a $3 million fundraising effort to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinian victims.About 100 people gathered outside the Federal Building in Westwood late in the day as persons opposed to the military action made their voices heard in afternoon traffic. Another protest was underway outside the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard east of Beverly Hills, where Los Angeles police kept two groups of chanting protestors and supporters separate."The amount of suffering is totally unacceptable under any pretext," said Maher Hathout, senior adviser to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, at a morning news conference.But a spokesman for the Israeli government in Los Angeles said the nation is only defending itself after Hamas unilaterally ended the cease fire, a shaky agreement that Palestinians said was supposed to end a crippling blockade."Israel's disproportionate response is cruel and unacceptable to any human being by any standards," Hathout said. "This is not the way to change government."Muslim-American community leaders announced their support for a multimillion-dollar national fundraising campaign by Islamic Relief USA to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinian victims.As part of the effort, Friday prayer meetings at more than 70 mosques throughout Southern California will be dedicated to victims of the attacks. There are an estimated 650,000 Muslims living in Southern California."This is an illegal bombardment by Israel. It is barbaric and it's even more barbaric that it's being done by the Bush Administration," said Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American-Islamic Relations."There's no doubt that Israel's propaganda machine is working by blaming the victims," he said. "Gaza's people are prisoners in their own land. We depend on the help of the American people." (MORE)---CAIR-TX: RALLY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS PROTESTS ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA - TOP
Kim Horner, Dallas Morning News, 12/31/08Hundreds of protesters chanting "Free Palestine" gathered in downtown Dallas on Tuesday to demand an end to what they called terrorism against Gaza.A spokesman for a local Jewish organization denounced the protesters' claims of terrorism and defended Israel's recent strikes as a defensive measure against Hamas, which the U.S. has designated a terrorist organization.In a peaceful demonstration at Dealey Plaza, men, women and young children held signs with a variety of slogans including "Stop the Holocaust in Gaza" and "Israel is the Real Terrorist."In response to rocket attacks on southern Israel, the government began air assaults Saturday on Hamas-ruled Gaza. Four Israelis have died, and more than 370 Palestinians have been killed.In a speech to the crowd, Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called for an end to the "bombardment" of Gaza. He said residents have been denied food, water and other necessities."Palestine must be given some hope of freedom from Israeli occupation," he said.The Rev. Charles Stovall, senior pastor of Munger Place United Methodist Church, also appealed for Israel to stop the strikes."This is not a Muslim issue. This is not a Jewish issue," he said. "This is an issue of humanitarian rights."The crowd cheered at his words and chanted: "Occupation is a crime." (MORE)---CAIR-TX: ARAB GROUP STAGES RALLY AT DEALEY PLAZA ON MIDEAST VIOLENCE - TOP
Bill Miller, Star-Telegram, 12/31/08The latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the Gaza Strip has prompted Texas members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to hold a rally and news conference this afternoon at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.The "Emergency Rally to Save Gaza" was planned from noon to 3 p.m. on the grassy knoll across from the former Texas School Book Depository building. A news conference was scheduled for 2 p.m.In a news release, the Texas members of CAIR demand that the Bush administration "take immediate steps" to stop Israel from hitting targets in the Gaza Strip.They also declared that the new Obama administration should "adopt a more even-handed Middle East policy that is in our nation's interest and not just a parroting of Israel's narrow interests." (MORE)---CAIR-MN: MUSLIMS URGE SEN. KLOBUCHAR TO CONDEMN ISRAELI ASSAULT - TOP
Randy Furst, Star Tribune, 12/30/08U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, meeting with more than 40 critics of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, said Tuesday that she would push for humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza and favored a cease-fire, but she refused to condemn the Israeli offensive.The meeting, which was polite but tense, culminated a day of demonstrations by protest groups that picketed the building on Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis where Klobuchar has her office. Earlier in the day, about 70 people held a rally in the building's lobby.A small protest was held outside Sen. Norm Coleman's Twin Cities office, said Mary Beaudoin, director of Women Against Military Madness, who was there. And two or three protesters went to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum's office and met with her district manager, McCollum spokeswoman Cleve Mesidor said. . .During the afternoon rally, Humaira Afzal, communications director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, appealed to Minnesota's congressional delegation to mount pressure to end the conflict, saying the bombing of Gaza will fuel hatred of America and American interests "and will be used by extremists to recruit more individuals and justify their attacks."---
CAIR-KY: LEXINGTON VIGIL PROTESTS ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES AGAINST GAZA - TOP
Karla Ward, Herald-Leader, 12/31/08A group of nearly 100 protesters gathered in Triangle Park Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in opposition to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.The purpose of the event was "to show the support for the victims who are being killed," said Jamil Farooqui, president of the Islamic Society of Central Kentucky. "They are innocent."More than 370 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 injured in four days of Israeli airstrikes against Gaza.A six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, a militant group that seized control of Gaza in 2007, broke down earlier this month. Hamas says Israel has breached agreements by imposing a painful economic blockade on Gaza and staging military strikes.But Israel says it has grown weary of the more than 10,000 rockets and mortar shells that have been fired into the country from Gaza since 2001.Farooqui said the protesters hoped to urge the U.S. government to help bring an end to the fighting."Both parties need to come on one page," he said. "We need to go back to the cease-fire and start the peace process again."The Islamic Society of Central Kentucky co-sponsored the event along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of Kentucky Muslim Student Association."It's not something that we can turn off and just forget," said Fatima Shalash, a member of the board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a lead organizer of the vigil. "They're fighting for their lives." (MORE)---CAIR-ST. LOUIS: AREA STUDENTS CONTINUE ISRAEL TRIP DESPITE WAR - TOP
Tim Townsend, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/31/08In Ballwin Tuesday, Muslims gathered at the Daar-ul-Islam mosque where leaders denounced both Hamas and Israel for the violence, especially the civilian deaths."This is a great tragedy we are facing," said the mosque's imam, Mufti Minhajuddin Ahmed. "We cannot face our own consciences today, or God tomorrow, if we allow violence like this to occur without speaking up and doing all we can to bring an end to violence from both sides."Ghazala Hayat, a professor of neurology at St. Louis University, said the members of the mosque were united in their criticism of both Israel and Hamas. "The violence against the innocent people of Israel and the violence being done against the innocent people of Gaza is doing damage for any possibility for lasting peace," she said. "The kinds of images we're seeing ... gives fuel to the extremists on both sides."Khaled Hamid, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, criticized what he said was Israel's over-reaction.(MORE)---Chanting "Long Live Palestine" and bearing signs calling for an end to the bombing, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched on City Hall yesterday to protest recent Israeli attacks on Gaza.The predominantly Arab-American crowd carried Palestinian and American flags, and many wore traditional kaffiyehs around their necks or on their heads.After gathering at the Israeli consulate at 19th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at 4 p.m, they marched down the boulevard, snarling rush-hour traffic as they circled City Hall and echoed the chants of a man with a bullhorn.On the plaza on the north side of City Hall, several speakers denounced the Israeli air strikes, which have killed more than 370 Palestinians since they began Saturday."I'm here to give moral support and to promote awareness in the city of this humanitarian crisis," said Marwa El-Turky, 25, of Queen Village, who works for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.Yesterday's demonstration followed a smaller demonstration Monday. The call went out largely through e-mail and text messages, organizers said, and many of the demonstrators appeared to be in their 20s and 30s.Among the groups represented, besides the Asian Federation, were the Palestinian American National Conference, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Muslim American Society, organizers said.Many demonstrators were of Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian descent. But the crowd also included Christians and sympathetic Jews, including Matt Ginsberg, 26, a Spanish medical interpreter from Chicago who was visiting friends in Germantown. He was carrying a sign that said "Zionism = Imperialism = Endless War = Genocide."CAIR-CA: HUNDREDS IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO PROTEST ISRAELI ASSAULT - TOP
Dana Littlefield, Union-Tribune, 12/30/08SAN DIEGO Hundreds of people gathered in downtown San Diego today to call for an end to Israel's repeated airstrikes on Gaza and mounting casualties in the region.By 5 p.m., more than 300 people had assembled at Broadway and Front Street, shouting chants, waving Palestinian flags and holding handwritten signs. One banner read: "Stop the Massacre in Gaza."The rally, one of many around the country yesterday, was arranged by several local religious, human-rights and other activist groups, organizers said. The purpose of the event, they said, was to "protest Israel's aggression against the people of Gaza" and to educate the public about the conflict.The Israeli military began bombing Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday. The government has said the goal is to stop rocket attacks on southern Israel.Edgar Hopida, a spokesman for the San Diego Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the attacks are "a human problem, not a Palestinian problem." (MORE)
CAIR SAYS ISRAEL HAS TURNED GAZA INTO A GIANT JAIL - TOP
Barbara Ferguson, Arab News, 12/30/08As Israel kept up its string of attacks on Gaza for a fourth day that has killed hundreds and injured hundreds more through air attacks, US President George W. Bush leaned on Palestinian leaders to urge Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel.Israel has said it will not cease its assault until Hamas stops firing missiles into its territory.White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said yesterday in Crawford, Texas that Bush telephoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to discuss a "sustainable cease-fire" in the Gaza Strip."They agreed that for any cease-fire to be effective, it must be respected, particularly by Hamas," he told reporters.
The Muslims have turned Gaza into a terror state - the Jews wouldn't be caught dead in Gaza now. The Muslims have to learn to wipe themselves and do something other than kill and destroy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 30 /Standard Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 31, a diverse group of central Ohio leaders will hold a news conference dealing with the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.Speakers at the press conference will include the President of the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), representatives from the Middle East Peace Committee, Committee for Justice in Palestine, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and Ohioans with family members in Gaza who will speak about their loved ones' experiences.---[. . .]But the Council on American Islamic Relations says Israel's use of force is excessive. A spokesperson points only a handful of Israelis have been killed, compared to hundreds of Palestinians. White House support of Israel is not helping, the group said."I think if you ask average Americans who are watching this, they will know that Israel is crossing the line," Nihad Awad, CAIR's executive director, said "It will get worse as long as Israel gets a green light from the White House." (MORE)
Hey Awad, if you ask Americans what they want, it's for you and your seditionists to be deported.
CAIR: LOCAL ISLAMIC LEADER'S LEGACY: DIALOGUE - TOP
Candor, realism have raised organization's profile as a liaison
Robert King, Indianapolis Star, 12/30/08Muneer Fareed is a scholar and an imam.So it only made sense when he took over day-to-day management of the nation's largest Muslim organization -- the Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America -- that he would study the landscape and offer some sobering judgments.In fact, as he steps down at the end of the year, Fareed leaves a legacy of candor in some ways not previously seen at the Islamic Society. . .Today, there are organizations for young Muslim professionals and Muslim health-care workers. There are online Muslim dating services cutting into what used to be ISNA's almost exclusive niche of Muslim matchmaking. And the Council on American-Islamic Relations has established itself as what Fareed describes as "the first responder" on Muslim civil rights cases, involving issues such as head scarves in the workplace.-----CAIR: MUSLIM COALITION REQUESTS MORE INCLUSION IN NEW ADMINISTRATION - TOP
Jonathan Helman, CNN, 12/29/08WASHINGTON (CNN) The American Muslim Taskforce for Civil Rights and Elections called on President-elect Barack Obama for greater Muslim outreach during his administration as well as assisting in ending the deteriorating situation in Gaza and the Middle East."We demand that our government, the U.S. government, take immediate steps to end the immoral and illegal Israeli bombardment of Gaza and its population," said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.The AMT also said the United States must look at any violations of international and domestic law that occurred as a result of the ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza.In a news conference Monday, the coalition of prominent national Muslim groups underlined its policy recommendations for the new administration."We are approaching our incoming administration on four key issues: inclusion and access, policy development, personnel appointment and partnership for peace," said Agha Saeed, chairman of the American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections.Citing a survey commissioned by the task force, the organization said this year's election saw the biggest turnout of American Muslims ever reported that 89 percent of those who voted cast a ballot for Obama.Speaking at the press conference, Senator Larry Shaw (D-N.C.) called the Muslim community an untapped resource that the Obama administration should not forget about. (MORE)SEE ALSO:As Israel launched a fresh wave of airstrikes into the Palestinian territory of Gaza Monday, pressure mounted on President-elect Barack Obama to announce his policy on the conflict.American Islamic leaders issued a call for the president-elect to take a stronger stance in the conflict, asking him to reverse the "blank-check" policy they say the Bush Administration has given Israel. However, Jewish Democratic leaders say they don't expect a Obama to make radical changes in U.S. policy towards Israel.Meanwhile, Obama, who will take office on January 20th, has delayed taking a stance on the issue as long as President George Bush remains in the White House.Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told RTTNews in an interview that he hopes the Obama administration will end the "blank check" of understanding the Bush Administration has issued to Israel."George Bush decided to give Israel the go-ahead to destroy Palestinians and Gaza," Awad said, speaking after a press conference in Washington. "That is also destroying the ability of America to engage in the peace process that would be based on equality and even-handedness."He added, "It will make it difficult for Barack Obama to appeal to the Muslim world."Awad said that he hoped Obama would "have the courage" to bring his mantra of change to discussions of U.S. policy in the Middle East and embark on a new path that treats all parties to the peace as equals and to use U.S. leverage with Israel to push a more moderate approach."The problem is in the policies," he said. "If we change the policies then envoys and special envoys - these people are willing to engage both sides and bring to the table both sides with their arguments and see what on earth they should be doing."He added, "Today, America has sided with Israel blindly at the expense of American interests. It is time to protect America's interests and American values by being true to our friends and say, 'We are not going to get a blank check.'" (MORE)Beginning Jan. 9, those detained for suspected immigration violations will have to submit DNA samples for an FBI-maintained database, as do violent criminals. The new Department of Justice rule is another step toward marginalizing noncitizens in the name of security.Under the rule, federal employees are required to take cheek swabs or blood samples from individuals being held in federal detention centers for overstaying a visa or losing the job that had allowed them legal access to the United States, or for having illegally crossed the border.Lowering the legal threshold to collect personal data from those detained on suspicion of, rather than conviction of, immigration violations is a dangerous precedent that denies noncitizens one of our most treasured American rights - the right to privacy. . .Take the case of Julia Shearson, an American citizen who was handcuffed and detained while returning from a weekend vacation at the Canadian border in January 2006 when her name triggered an "armed and dangerous" alert on the Border Patrol console. She sued to find out why. After tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, she still doesn't know how or why her name was in the database, but believes it has to do with her job as the executive director of the Cleveland-area Council on American-Islamic Relations. (MORE)----