The Muslim advocay group we know as “CAIR” (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) has long been suspected of terrorist connections. Those suspicions have been proven true, according to an FBI chart showing that the organization responsible for forming CAIR was “established to support Hamas.”
The chart in question shows undeniable connections between CAIR and a Palestinian terrorist group known as Hamas, including the fact that PALCOM (the Palestine Committee), the group responsible for creating CAIR, was formed to support Hamas. Furthermore, CAIR executive director Nihad Awad used to work as an official for PALCOM.
The FBI chart was obtained by the IPT (Investigative Project on Terrorism) through a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request and places CAIR into the jihadi category. The document shows several Hamas-related groups, including CAIR, that were formed to support the Palestinian terrorist organization. The chart also reveals the fact that CAIR’s former vice chairman, Nabil Sadoun, has ties to Hamas.
Using the Freedom of Information Act, IPT has located several documents which track CAIR back to its roots as a Hamas-related organization. The relationship between Hamas and CAIR shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the fact that CAIR was involved in the HLF (Holy Land Foundation) trial in 2007. The trial, which was the biggest terror-financing case in our country’s history, resulted in the FBI cutting ties with CAIR.
CAIR was labeled a “front group for Hamas” during a retrial of the same case in 2008. Two years later, a federal judge stated that his court had “ample evidence” that the Muslim advocacy group was involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”
Shortly before CAIR’s founding in 1994, the FBI wiretapped a PALCOM conference held in Philadelphia. They discovered that members used the words “Samah” or “the Movement” when speaking of Hamas. “It is clear that the true nature of the PALCOM meeting was to discuss the means to support Hamas’ goal to undermine the peace process (between Israel and the Palestinians) and to thwart law enforcement in the United States,” read the FBI declaration that followed.
During the meeting, members “discussed how ‘Samah’ would one day be labeled as a terrorist organization by the US government,” and stressed “the need to create a new, uncompromised front group in the United States under the veil of some cover palatable to the American public.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations was “subsequently founded” after the Philadelphia conference, explains the FBI declaration.
CAIR is now based in the heart of our nation with its headquarters located on Capitol Hill and offices spread throughout the country. Although it continues to call itself a civil rights group, we should follow the UAE’s (United Arab Emirates) example and list the group as a terrorist organization.