December 18, 2006
Dem Senators Making Friends at CAIR
In light of Dhimmi Carter's antics, it would be naive to be surprised by treasonous activity on the part of Democratic politicians. All the same, the recent behavior of some liberal Senators is truly appalling.
Ignoring pleas from the White House and State Department, Bill Nelson (D-FL) showed up in Syria with hat in hand, pleading for help from Baby Assad, one of the world's leading sponsors of terrorism. A more pathetic gesture would be hard to imagine.
At least CAIR was pleased. Purred Ahmed Bedier of CAIR-Florida:
He should be commended for reaching out and trying for dialogue.
A few notes on CAIR, via FrontPage Magazine:
As stated previously, CAIR is connected to Islamic extremism. Four officials from CAIR have been charged with terrorist activity, two convicted and two deported. CAIR is currently the defendant in a lawsuit put forward by the family of FBI Agent John O'Neill for the group's role in the 9/11 attacks. CAIR solicited funds for two "charities" whose accounts were frozen by the Department of Treasury for financing Hamas and Al-Qaeda. And CAIR's parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), was shut down, shortly after it was found liable for the Hamas murder of an American teenager.
Nelson isn't the only Dem Senator to get into CAIR's good graces. Astoundingly, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) gave a "Certificate of Accomplishment" to Basim Elkarra, Executive Director of CAIR-Sacramento, "in recognition of his efforts to protect civil liberties and to build bridges among diverse communities in California."
FrontPage describes how Elkarra builds the bridges that so impress Barbara Boxer:
There is evidence to suggest that Elkarra, himself, is a radical, apart from his connection to CAIR. Elkarra has described Israel as an "apartheid" and a "racist" state. He has defended someone that trained for jihad in a Pakistani terrorist camp; he has defended an imam that urged a Pakistani crowd to wage attacks on America; and he has defended an imam that was attempting to build an Islamic school for the purpose of teaching children how to commit violent acts against Americans. As well, he has moderated a pro-terror, anti-Israel event that featured a Hamas operative who spent five years in an Israeli prison.
How many "Certificates of Achievement" did Senators hand out to Nazi sympathizers during WWII?
Posted by Van Helsing at December 18, 2006 8:20 AM
How do these people keep getting elected? What type of fool would vote for such traitors?
Posted by: nikkolai at December 18, 2006 9:40 AM
Well, let's put it this way. Either the government will take care of putting CAIR out of business, or someone else will. But why, Of course, I'd rather have the government do it.
Posted by: Steve Harkonnen at December 18, 2006 9:26 PM