The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is crowing about its victory in Tampa, where transit officials reversed an earlier ban to allow this deceptive Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood group to advertise on its buses. So, my human rights organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), is launching our own public service bus ad campaign in Tampa to offer help for girls in danger of honor killing and to truth about Hamas-CAIR.
The ads have been submitted to Tampa transit officials and will begin running on buses on October 21.
The honor killing ad features heart-rending photos of girls who have been murdered in honor killings, and offers help to girls who are threatened. It is part of our ongoing campaign to raise awareness and bring a stop to the phenomenon of honor killing. These girls have rights, too, they're human beings, and yet they're completely forgotten in our politically correct culture. We're standing for the human rights of these girls.
The CAIR ads are a response to CAIR's own ad campaign, which Tampa officials recently approved. Samantha L. Bowden, Communications and Outreach Director of CAIR-Tampa, said: "We got to set the record straight of who we are and what we do."
I totally agree. We do have to set the record straight on who CAIR really is and what they do. That's why we are running our ads.
These ads are necessary because, as Robert Spencer has pointed out, CAIR is not really the civil rights organization it claims to be: "CAIR is actually an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR's California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has ever been implemented."
Our AFDI ads feature several prominent critics of CAIR, as well as victims of the harassment that has been characteristic of the organization's response to those it perceives as standing in the way of its aims. These include:
1. Muslims who came to CAIR for legal help and are now suing CAIR for mishandling their cases and defrauding them:
- "It was devastating. I was taken by someone who was supposed to care and represent my needs." -- Bayenah Nur, who went to CAIR for help and is now suing CAIR
- "CAIR represented itself as the nation's premier civil rights law firm to defend Muslims. Instead, they defrauded me and then cheated me afterwards." -- Iftikhar Saiyed, a Muslim who went to CAIR for employment discrimination
2. Lawmakers and law enforcement officials who have told the truth about CAIR:
- CAIR "has ties to terrorism" and "intimate links with Hamas" -- Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
- "CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups." -- Steven Pomerantz, Former FBI Chief of Counterterrorism
3. Revealing statements by CAIR's own leaders:
- "WHO CARES?" -- CAIR's National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper when asked if American Muslims were among the Kenya mall jihad mass murderers
- "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant," and "The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." – CAIR's cofounder and longtime Board Chairman Omar Ahmad
A victim of CAIR's opposition to counterterror efforts:
CAIR: "They lie about my life most of the time and try to destroy my character, my capability, and my trust in the community." -- Abdirizak Bihi, Somali Muslim anti-terror leader in Minnesota who tried to stop recruitment by al-Shabaab, the murderous jihad terror group behind the Kenya mall massacre, in Minnesota, and was attacked by CAIR for doing so
This new campaign is part of our ongoing efforts at AFDI to defend the freedom of speech – as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of "blasphemy" and "slander," which are used effectively to quash honest discussion of jihad and Islamic supremacism; the freedom of conscience – as opposed to the Islamic death penalty for apostasy; and the equality of rights of all people before the law – as opposed to Sharia's institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims.
It's a fight we should all be fighting.
New AFDI ad in our new campaign to launch in Tampa offering real help to Muslims
Above is CAIR's ad: CAIR statement: "The original purpose of the new ad was to promote the free legal services we provide to all members of the community ......."
Samantha L. Bowden, Communications and Outreach Director of CAIR-Tampa, said: "We got to set the record straight of who we are and what we do." I completely agree. We've got to set the record straight on who CAIR really is and what they do.
Below are the rest of the ads we will be running.