CAIR Urges Muslims to Sign up for Board and Commission Posts in Virginia

It probably isn’t just Virginia.  I suspect their campaign is nationwide.

However, here is the Council on American Islamic Relations press release from Friday targeting Virginians. (Hat tip: Bob)

CAIR is very busy these days while we are hunkered down and hiding from a virus.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/15/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Virginian Muslims to consider applying to one of Virginia’s 774 open state boards and commissions.

Apply Now: Secretary of the Commonwealth: Boards and Commissions: 2020 Appointment Openings

“Virginian Muslims interested in becoming more civilly involved in their communities and wanting to ensure the effective representation of Muslims in the government should consider applying to the hundreds of appointment openings that continually need filling, “said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw.

See what McCaw has to say about how he came to CAIR:

Press statement continues:

The Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth’s boards and commissions website lists 774 board seats that are currently vacant, as well as the seats with terms that will expire this year.

The seat descriptions indicate if there is a specific requirement for that seat (a specific profession, consumer, someone who lives in a certain congressional district, etc.).

If there is only a number listed (Seat 7), there is no specific criteria for that seat.  A “citizen” seat requires someone who is not affiliated with that profession.

For more information on the boards and commissions listed below see the Virginia Blue Book.

Click here to submit an application.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Calling ALL Virginians (especially you educated retirees!), why not check the list and see if there is a board or commission post where you might be able to contribute your talents!

Have a look at the list linked above—one appealing board that needs members is the ‘Office of New Americans.’  Surely they would allow one white/European ancestry person on the board!

Islamist Watch Warning: Beware “Woke” Muslims

Since I had previously devoted some attention to immigrant-pushing Islamic cleric Imam Omar Suleiman this post at Islamist Watch by Sam Westrop jumped out at me this morning as I did my usual perusal of the news looking for items that I think would interest you.

Westrop points out that the Salafists have not needed to change (or pretend to change) in Europe because the Muslim population there is high enough to push their ‘purist’ agenda without ‘modifying’ their hardcore beliefs, but in the US the population is not high enough (yet!) so they need the Leftwingers, the Progressive Dems, to essentially hide behind.

One of those clever pretenders is Suleiman.  I wrote about him working with Church World Service and CAIR in March of 2018 to protest Trump’s refugee slowdown.  See here.

Flexible Salafis
The Growing Political Power of ‘Woke,’ Modernist Islamism

 

Imam Omar Suleiman rarely talks about da’wah – the Islamic duty of proselytization. He never talks about Islamist designs for an Islamic state. Instead, America’s leading Islamic cleric speaks about broad political change, employing the language and ideas of progressivism.

In fact, Suleiman, president of the Yaqeen Institute, is not just a preacher; he is an activist, found often in front of TV cameras, speaking before Congress, or being arrested on Capitol Hill at protests against the Trump administration’s policies.

His success is surprising. Suleiman is one of a number of popular clerics who emerged from a network centered around the AlMaghrib Institute, a Salafi-founded organization dedicated to a hardline strain of Islam. Its own extremism is incontrovertible. Founder Muhammad Alshareef once wrote a paper titled “Why the Jews Were Cursed,” in which he claims Jews control the media and murder prophets. Other leading Almaghrib clerics include Abdullah Hakim Quick, who calls for the killing of homosexuals and urges God to “purify” Al-Aqsa from the “filth of the Yahud [Jews],” and “clean Afghanistan and Iraq” from the “filth of the Kafiroun [unbelievers].”

Suleiman at the southern border in December 2018

Suleiman’s rhetoric has at times been just as extreme. Around 2014, he was busy beseeching the ummah to rise up and act against the forces that threatened Islam. He praised a newer generation of “awakened” Muslim youth, and lauded the piety and commitment of the people of Gaza. And he criticized those who were “too lazy” to boycott the “Zionist regime,” claiming such activism by a committed few had already cost the Israelis over 8 billion dollars.

But as his fame grew, his tactics changed. Whereas once Suleiman excused the killing of adulterers and denounced homosexuality as a “repugnant shameless sin,” today he is an ardent advocate for political alliances with the progressive Left, including “LGBT” movements. In lectures and quasi-academic essays, Suleiman and Yaqeen now promote Islam as a force for “social justice.”

Instead of talking just about refugees from Gaza or Syria, Suleiman is today also found at the border with Mexico – equipped with journalists and their cameras – to embrace non-Muslim emigrants and loudly protest the Trump administration’s policies.

Suleiman gives opening prayer in May 2019. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/05/13/controversial-radical-imam-prays-before-congress-thank-dems-for-invite/

And rather than remain just a regular fixture on the Islamist conference circuit, Suleiman today finds himself introduced to Congress by Nancy Pelosi, and given a platform at Bernie Sanders’ campaign rallies, to talk about the “promise of America … an America that resists the forces of bigotry … the forces of greed … that distract us from corrupt billionaires.”

Omar Suleiman is both the Left’s talking-point and its talking-head.

He is no longer issuing parochial calls for an awakened Muslim youth, but he has become part of a broader hard Left movement that claims to be building a utopia for all.

There is much more, please continue reading.

And, here are several other posts at RRW in which Suleiman is mentioned.

CAIR NJ is Busy These Days!

Just ten days ago, I mentioned this story about CAIR NJ.  I see there is no new news on Amani al-Khatahtbeh’s  hate call complaint.

From Insider NJ:

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges for Man Who Allegedly Rammed Vehicle of Muslim Woman, Shouted ‘You’re a Terrorist’

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/5/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed charges brought by Essex County prosecutors against a man who allegedly rammed his SUV into the occupied vehicle of a Muslim woman and her son.

According to a Nutley Township police report, on May 21, 2020, Michael Morrison, 55, attacked the victim while at a Carvel in Nutley, N.J. While inside the Carvel, Morrison allegedly yelled, “You’re a terrorist”, and “I’m going to kill you” at the victim, and her 16 year-old-son.

After exiting the Carvel and driving away from the facility, Morrison reportedly proceeded to follow the victim in his SUV and purposefully crash into the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle while she remained parked at a stop sign. Morrison allegedly then fled the scene. Later that evening Nutley Police arrested of Morrison at his home.

More here.

 

Police Nab Suspect in Missouri Mosque Fire

Last night I saw this news from three days ago posted at an Arabic news site:

FBI Investigates Fire That Damaged Missouri Islamic Center

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to a fire that badly damaged an Islamic center in southeastern Missouri and that coincided with the start of a holy month for Muslims.

[….]

The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group, said the fire began at the front door of the building. CAIR noted the timing of the blaze – Thursday night was the beginning of Ramadan, a holy month during which Muslims fast and pray.”

Because the fire was deemed `suspicious,´ and because it occurred at a house of worship on a significant religious date, we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for the blaze,” CAIR’s national communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, said in a statement.

Now I see this morning that the police have charged a man caught on a surveillance video.

Grants for cameras….

I guess he was not aware that the feds give out grant money for houses of worship across America to purchase surveillance cameras.  See here.

 

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:.

Cape Girardeau police arrest man in connection with Islamic Center fire

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Nicholas J. Proffitt, 42, of Cape Girardeau, has been arrested and charged in an arson fire Friday at an Islamic Center, police said.

Nicholas J. Proffitt, 42, of Cape Girardeau, in a mugshot provided by police.

Police in Cape Girardeau said Proffitt was in custody Monday and being held on a a no-bond warrant. He was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and first-degree property damage.

The fire happened Friday morning, on the first morning of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month during which Muslims fast and pray. The center for Muslims to gather is at 298 North West End Boulevard in Cape Girardeau.

About 12 to 15 people were evacuated from the scene of the fire early Friday but no injuries were reported, Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Travis Hollis said. The building had significant damage.”

 

By the way, there is some news in the case of the hate phone call received by  Amani al-Khatahtbeh who is running for Congress in NJ.  No arrests, but over 200 women leaders have condemned the act.  Not a surprise that these three signed the letter:  Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and Linda Sarsour.

NJ: Muslim Candidate for Congress Says She is Getting Death Threats

And, CAIR has come to her rescue.

Update April 29: No arrests yet, but 200 women leaders have condemned the act.

From InsideNJ:

CAIR-NJ Calls on FBI to Probe Death Threat Targeting Family of Muslim Congressional Candidate

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/22/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on state law enforcement authorities and the FBI to probe a death threat targeting the family of Muslim congressional candidate Amani al-Khatahtbeh.***

On the evening of April 21, Al-Khatahtbeh reportedly received a phone call from an unknown number threatening to kill her and her family. She received the threat shortly after a virtual town hall she hosted on Instagram.

The caller said in part: “Your parents live at [address]. I will f**king kill them and. . .I will torture them and feed them bacon and f**king pork…As soon as you get off the phone, I’ll f**king go to his house…“Ni**er, you’re Muslim, you f**king ugly Arab Muslim. You terrorist.”

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:

“The chilling death threat exemplifies how Muslim candidates are especially targeted during election cycles.

https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/strengthening_cairnjs_fight_against_islamophobia#!/

“We know Islamophobia follows election cycles and is often exacerbated and amplified by the negative rhetoric of political leaders.

“At a time in which our nation is facing an alarming rise in xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism, it is sadly no surprise to see such horrific calls.

These death threats have become all too common for Muslim candidates, but we must not allow ourselves to be numbed by their frequency.

“Political leaders must denounce such hatred in order to protect the safety of Muslim Americans and all minority communities.”

More here.

***Inspired by the success of her role model, Rep. Ilhan Omar, she is running against longtime Democrat incumbent Frank Pallone in the Sixth Congressional District.

In 2018 Rutgers graduate Al-Khatahtbeh explained how bad she has had it in New Jersey as a Muslim woman.

 

By the way, when you put yourself out there, expect blow back. I recently got a hate mail letter in my post office box—the author said he was going to rape me and sue me for being a Nazi.  It was unclear from the letter which punishment would be meted out first!

Would someone keep an eye on this story. Just search for her name every few days and see if any additional news turns up.  Let’s see if someone is arrested for making a death threat.