Viewed as a moderate by many in the MSM, Shakir recently stated in an interview with the New York Times highlighting his pro-jihad book, Muslim Mafia, that he believes the United States should, "become a 'Muslim country' ruled by Islamic law" and that, "if there is a benefit, civilians are a legitimate target."
A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR's inner workings.
Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.
"Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, "If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else." (WND)
Conveniently enough the new Chairman for CAIR is a State Senator from North Carolina -- State Senator Larry "The Sleeper" Fisher. Fisher is currently chairman of the Transportation Committee, vice-chairman of the Finance Committee and was a former NC House member.
After serving on Cair's national board for three years and being elected the new Chairman in Marh 2009, Fisher offered up this completely ridiculous propaganda piece....
That CAIR repudiates any misuse of Islam for justifying violence and is working for pluralistic values of freedom and justice is not propaganda -- but a flat out LIE! Federal prosecutors have stated & confirmed that CAIR is a front group for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and has ties to groups involved in financing of other terrorist groups....
“CAIR exists to uphold the right to liberty that Americans are guaranteed under the Constitution. We will challenge any attempts to erode constitutionally-protected liberties. We will also continue to work to ensure that American Muslims play a positive and productive role in our society.
“In carrying out our mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding, we honor and will continue to learn from groups who have faced similar challenges, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans and many others.
“CAIR embraces the cultural and religious pluralism that is a hallmark of America and repudiates any misuse of Islam to falsely justify violence or intolerance. “We look forward to partnering with the Obama administration to help defend civil liberties and to project to the world the best of our nation’s universal, constitutional and pluralistic values of freedom and justice.” (Muslim Media Network)
- CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation's largest successful terror funding prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation.
- One of those convicted in this prosecution was Ghassan Elashi, the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR.
- Numerous CAIR officials have been convicted on terror related charges.
- CAIR does not believe that Hamas is a terrorist entity, though it has been so designated by the Dept. of State for 14 years.
- The DC office of CAIR was originally funded by a $5,000 wire transfer from the Hamas funder Holy Land Foundation.
- The Dept. of Justice is refusing to have any further dealing with the organization, knowing its terror friendliness. (Militant Islam Monitor)
“Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner,” FBI Congressional liaison Richard Powers wrote in an April letter to Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). (Politico)
"How can a sitting State Senator legally & morally be the Chairman of a group that espouses attacks on U.S. bases, soldiers and our citizens as justifiable 'jihad'?""When will the korrectnik's on the left realize radical Islamikazes are against everything this country stands for & the continued politically correct denial of this will only cost more innocent American lives?"