Monday, March 24, 2008


Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

CAIR Exposed: Part 1 [Click on this for entire article]
As IAP Offshoot, CAIR Followed Pro-Hamas* Agenda From the Start
by Steven Emerson
IPT News
March 24, 2008

A PDF document accompanies the IPT article, with much more detail on CAIR’s Origins:

CAIR’s Origins

• CAIR is an offshoot of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
Founded in 1994, CAIR was incorporated by three leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) -- Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber.1 Mousa Abu Marzook, the current deputy political chief of Hamas, served on the board of directors of IAP in 1989 and provided the group with $490,000.2 IAP, which is now defunct, was long a central player in Hamas’ U.S. support network while CAIR’s future founders controlled IAP. A 2001 Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) memo extensively documented IAP’s support for Hamas and noted that the "facts strongly suggest" that IAP is "part of Hamas’ propaganda apparatus."3
In August 2002, a federal judge ruled that there was evidence that "the Islamic Association for Palestine has acted in support of Hamas."4*

--from PDF Document CAIR’s Origins

All material on this post (except the footnote) from Little Green Footballs
* HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement); West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel Outgrowth of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood Aims to replace Israel with Palestinian Islamic state using political and violent means 1987 Large-scale suicide bombings and attacks against Israelis
HAMAS is a U.S.-Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization
As of April 2006, the U.S. State Department has designated th[is] group . . . as [a] Foreign Terrorist Organization . . . (FTO . . . ).
Source: U.S. Department of State, Office of Counterterrorism, Center for Defense Information, Terrorism Project.

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