Do you know that in 2014, the United Arab Emirates listed CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) as one of 80 terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda, ISIS, al-Shabab and Boko Haram? The UAE isn’t fooled by CAIR’s posture as an Islamic civil liberties advocacy group. It cited CAIR for its promotion of extremism, financing of terrorism and links to the Muslim Brotherhood. So why has Jewish Voice for Peace, a supposed “Jewish human rights organization,” just accepted the first-ever CAIR “Defender of Liberty” award?
Both CAIR and JVP offer similar benign-sounding mission statements characterizing themselves as human rights organizations in an era where human rights is the buzzword du jour. CAIR purports to speak for the majority of American Muslims to “promote justice and mutual understanding.” JVP claims to act in the name of the Jewish values of human rights and social justice.
But this is all obfuscation to shield their hidden agendas.
Omar Ahmad, shortly after meeting secretly with Hamas leaders, founded CAIR in 1994. CAIR’s executive director Nihad Awad then declared his support for Hamas. CAIR received funding from the Holy Land Foundation, the American arm of Hamas. CAIR returned the favor by fundraising for HLF. In the trial where HLF was found guilty of raising millions for Hamas in the U.S., CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator. At least seven CAIR officials have had ties with terrorism.