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June 12, 2007

CAIR Membership Falls 90% Since 9/11

In the way of a follow-up to yesterdays's post titled, CAIR Wants To Con You Into Thinking They Speak For Muslim Americans, in which we commented on yesterday's piece in the Washington Times on the same subject, today we point to another Washington Times piece - this time reporting that the membership in the Islamist group - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a supporter of terrorists and extremists with a dangerous agenda for America, has declined more than 90 percent since the 2001 terrorist attacks (Muslim convert Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR's spokesperson, and CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad, are both on record stating they want the U.S. to be Islamic under sharia law; as a result, critics say CAIR's real agenda is to Islamize America):

The number of reported members spiraled down from more than 29,000 in 2000 to fewer than 1,700 in 2006. As a result, the Muslim rights group's annual income from dues dropped from $732,765 in 2000, when yearly dues cost $25, to $58,750 last year, when the group charged $35.
The organization instead is relying on about two dozen donors a year to contribute the majority of the money for CAIR's budget, which reached nearly $3 million last year. CAIR listed contributors in its Form 990 filings with the Internal Revenue Service, but the IRS redacted all the names before releasing the documents.
I don't know what readers think, but I'm more than a little bit interested in knowing the names of the two dozen donors (redacted by the IRS) that continue to support this Islamist organization whose founding chairman, Omar Ahmed, an Islamic Association for Palestine alumnus, is said to have declared at a public event in California in July, 1998: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."

According to Khalid Duran (who is a Muslim), in an article entitled How CAIR Put My Life in Peril, published in the Middle East Forum:

CAIR is the principle front organization of a coalition of Islamist (or fundamentalist Muslim) groups that have taken root in America over the past two decades. Most are spin-offs of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), such as the American Muslims for Jerusalem, the Holy Land Foundation, and the Islamic Institute. These are extreme groups, and some have even come under federal investigation for alleged support of Middle Eastern terrorism. But CAIR's mission has differed from the others: its special assignment is the insinuation of the Islamist agenda into mainstream American politics. Like the many front organizations established by the Soviet Union in its heyday, CAIR works to give a "white bread" image to advocates of illiberal and even radical ideas.

CAIR is run by a duo. The executive director, Nihad Awad, is a Palestinian; his associate, Ibrahim ("Dougie") Hooper, is an American convert. Awad actively propagates the cause in Arabic, while Hooper handles most of the English-language work. To create the perception that CAIR speaks for Islam in America, the two indefatigably issue position statements on anything remotely touching on Muslim or Arab affairs, reacting on everything from U.S. foreign policy to letters in college newspapers.

As I said earlier in this post, I'm Iore than a little bit interested in knowing the names of the two dozen donors redacted by the IRS that continue to support this Islamist organization that supports terrorists and attacks the very core values and freedoms of America. Aren't you?

Posted by Richard at June 12, 2007 10:22 PM

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