More expected grotesque exploitation and opportunism from Muslim Brotherhood groups in America. Leave it to Hamas-linked CAIR, which never misses an opportunity to advance its fallacious narrative and play a victim card that does not exist. The Norway shooter was an anarchist, and his attack was an anti-government one. He attacked government institutions and a political event.... in Norway.
This is reprehensible, but typical.
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on American mosques to step up security following attacks by an anti-Muslim, right-wing terrorist in Norway that left more than 70 people dead.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also called on state, local and national law enforcement and security agencies to drop Islamophobic trainers who were cited in the terrorist's manifesto.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
"Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured in these unconscionable and inexcusable terror attacks. As we have stated repeatedly in the past, extremist rhetoric can lead to violence.
"Because the Norway terrorist left a manifesto designed to inspire similar attacks, and because he claims there are others who share his beliefs ready to strike, we urge American mosques and Muslim institutions to step up security measures using CAIR's 'Muslim Community Safety Kit.' Added security measures, coupled with increased outreach and educational efforts, will help American Muslims be safe during the upcoming religious observances associated with the fast of Ramadan.
Norway Massacre: Accused Killer Says 'Two More Cells' Ready to Strikehttp://tinyurl.com/42byahcCAIR Muslim Community Safety Kithttp://www.cair.com/ActionCenter/CommunityToolKit.aspx CAIR Asks U.S. Mosques to Host 'Sharing Ramadan' Mealshttp://tinyurl.com/3ho9sqe
"These horrible attacks have exposed more than ever before the ideological underpinnings of anti-Muslim extremism in Europe and the United States. It is shocking that some of the individuals cited by the terrorist to justify his crimes have trained American security personnel. Perhaps those who ignored or downplayed this issue in the past will address it now by instituting measures to prevent the use of Islamophobic trainers by government agencies."
SEE: Norway Attacks Spotlights Rise of Right-Wing Sentiment in Europe
As the New York Times reported today: "The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers who have warned for years about the threat from Islam, lacing his 1,500-page manifesto with quotations from them."
The anti-Islam bloggers and writers cited favorably by the Norway terrorist include Robert Spencer (64 citations), co-founder of the hate group Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), and Walid Shoebat (more than 15 citations), an "ex-terrorist" recently exposed as a fraud by CNN's Anderson Cooper. SIOA has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
SEE: 'Expert' Walid Shoebat Cited in Terror Manifestohttp://tinyurl.com/3f4kckfSouthern
The Norway terrorist also cited the anti-Islam blog of SIOA co-founder Pamela Geller. On her blog, Geller recently sought to minimize the war crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims.
SEE: On Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Other Jihadists (Atlantic)http://tinyurl.com/3mcj44pVideo: CNN Exposes Walid Shoebat's Terror Training Scam (CAIR)Part 1 –- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJN00dBhZVkPart 2 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Tzz51VYXg Pam Geller, Park51 Opponent, Downplays Serbian War Crimeshttp://mediamatters.org/blog/201105270034
Spencer and Shoebat have both been solicited in the past to train government and security officials, including FBI agents, on the topics of Islam and terrorism.
CAIR: Robert Spencer Trains U.S. Military Personnel in Kentuckyhttp://tinyurl.com/3wbjv4zCAIR: Anti-Islam Hate Group Leader Trains Va. Terror Task Forcehttp://tinyurl.com/3z6y8unCAIR Asks S.D. Agency to Drop Conference Featuring Islamophobehttp://tinyurl.com/43c2a5l
CAIR has recently called on the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and Congress to provide oversight for apparently widespread anti-Muslim bias in the training of law enforcement, security and military personnel nationwide.