CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. Ayloush himself, in 2017, called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
But fundraising with Hamas-linked CAIR is not career suicide for Ilhan Omar, although if a conservative candidate appeared with an analogous group as unsavory as CAIR, it would be. Omar is vying to succeed Keith Ellison, who has never shied away from CAIR, and never suffered any political fallout for his connections to the organization. CAIR raised large amounts of for Ellison’s first campaign, and he has spoken at numerous CAIR events. This is an indication of how topsy-turvy our political discourse is today.
“Ilhan Omar Fundraises With CAIR In Southern California,” by John Gilmore, Alpha News, August 6, 2018:
A Facebook posting by Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR, greater Los Angeles chapter dated August 5, show three photos of Omar in what looks like a nicely furnished private residence. He wrote:
“In Anheim (sic), with future Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. CAIR-CA PAC is hosting three events for the MN candidate in SoCal. Ilhan is a genuine advocate for justice and equality. Help elect a principled and intelligent candidate, and the first Muslim Somali American Hijabi woman! (Breaking a lot of barriers)” This is followed by a link, sponsored by Act Blue, to Omar’s Congressional online fundraising site.
In another Facebook post, dated the previous day, Ayloush wrote:
“Dozens of Muslims are running for office and many have a good chance to be elected. They are good candidates with a good record on rights and liberty. If you want to challenge Islamophobia, bigotry, and injustice in out country, then help support those candidates. Your contribution can make a big difference.
One such candidate is Ilhan Omar who is running for Congress in Minnesota for the seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison.
Ilhan is a solid rights activist and has a great chance to win. She is visiting Socal this week seeking our community’s support.
We will not let her down. Insha Allah.
Let me know if you are interested in attending any of the three events that the CAIR-CA PAC is hosting for her in Anaheim, Corona, and Covina.
Let’s send Trump and his Islamophobic friends a few nice gifts this election season. Imagine, a Muslim Governor, a few Muslim members of Congress, …This might cure his Islamophobia for good. :)”…
Omar presents herself as just another liberal in a hijab. In fact, she’s in service to CAIR and it’s objectives. Minnesotans should be fully informed about her true nature before making the mistake of sending her to the United States Congress.
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