The Council on Islamic Relations, the preeminent Muslim advocacy organization in the country, has once more exposed its true nature through its endorsement of the heinous terrorist attacks that occurred in Israel on October 7. These attacks, which were executed by Hamas, an organization supported by Iran, claimed the lives of 1,400 innocent civilians, including Thais, Israelis, and others. Their deaths were deemed senseless. Targets entered the residences of the victims and even a music festival located in the southern region of the nation. Hundreds were taken captive in the Gaza Strip, and women and men were raped; infants were either burned or shot. The atrocities of these attacks are incomprehensible.
Country's Largest Muslim Advocacy Group Celebrates October 7 Attacks https://t.co/ktGyxuVt1d
— Fredric U. Dicker (@fud31) December 8, 2023
CAIR's platforming by the White House, which supports an organization with such extremist views, is genuinely alarming. They were invited to a listening session on "Islamophobia" earlier this year and have since provided the administration with guidance on how to combat anti-Semitism. Their ability to exert any sort of influence on American policy is extremely disconcerting. In addition to having robust affiliations with the Democratic Party, CAIR provides counsel to numerous Democrats nationwide.
In May, the Biden-Harris Administration unveiled the inaugural United States National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, asserting that it comprises more than one hundred counter-antisemitic actions. CAIR's inclusion on the list of organizations implementing this strategy, nevertheless, is alarming. Given CAIR's history of facilitating Islamic terrorism, their participation in this critical endeavor ought to automatically disqualify them. Clearly, the Biden-Harris Administration committed a grievous error by associating itself with CAIR.
CAIR has previously expressed overt support for terrorist organizations. They have been associated with Hamas for decades and were implicated as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case in the 1990s. According to the Department of Justice, the Holy Land Foundation deliberately concealed its financial backing of Hamas under the guise of philanthropic contributions. These funds were utilized to support the violent jihad of Hamas and its objective of obliterating the State of Israel. This evidence ought to be sufficient to compel CAIR's condemnation and sever all ties with our government.
We must immediately acknowledge the perilous impact that extremist organizations such as CAIR can exert on U.S. policy. Promoting terrorism and providing assistance to terrorist organizations such as Hamas should not be permitted or given a forum. It is imperative for the Biden-Harris Administration to reassess its affiliation with CAIR and place the protection and well-being of the American people above the need to appease radical ideologies. We cannot permit organizations with a track record of terrorism financing to influence our national anti-Semitism strategy.