You may have heard how we "Islamophobes" are supposedly rolling in dough. Robert has the truth at Jihad Watch:
Hamas-linked CAIR sent this out in its American Muslim News Briefs yesterday:
Sold-Out CAIR Banquet Raises $400K, Exceeding Fundraising Goal
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/11) –- Some 800 people turned out Saturday evening in Arlington, Va., for the annual fundraising banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The sold-out event, which featured a keynote address by Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), exceeded its fundraising goal by bringing in more than $400,000 to support CAIR's civil rights and advocacy work.
"We thank all those who –- despite a poor economy –- donated to support CAIR's important work to defend the civil, constitutional and religious rights of Americans of all faiths," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. "This strong demonstration of support clearly shows that the community understands the critical need for CAIR's work."
Note the hypocrisy. Hamas-linked CAIR routinely claims that Muslims are victimized and discriminated against in the United States. Yet they can get a useful idiot Congressman to speak at their banquet, and raise $400,000 there.
Note the exponential hypocrisy: Hamas-linked CAIR, the Center for American Progress and others have claimed that "Islamophobia" is a lucrative "industry" in which a small coterie of "hatemongers" are getting rich by proffering the patently ridiculous notion that Islam has something within it that incites some Muslims to violence. But the numbers they presented to support this claim were aggregates of money given over a period of many years to a number of different organizations, and were dwarfed by the amounts given to the Leftist and Islamic supremacist organizations that were claiming that Muslims were threatened by these allegedly rich "Islamophobes."
And now here again: Hamas-linked CAIR raises $400,000 at one banquet. The American Freedom Defense Initiative and its Stop the Islamization of America program, both of which I run with Pamela Geller, has never had an annual budget approaching $400,000. Nor has Jihad Watch. Never have we had a sitting Congressman address any of our events. The reality is that the Islamic supremacist machine in the U.S. is the one that is rich and well-funded. Freedom fighters are trying to scrape together two nickels to keep the barest of initiatives going.
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