Moratorium Demand: Muslim Activist Group Wants Biden to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

They claim it unfairly targets marginalized and over-surveilled groups in America—-like those patriots gathered to peacefully protest outside of the US Capitol on January 6th.

LOL! No, they aren’t defending patriots and so-called white nationalists. But, it sure would be a fun exercise if one of the Southern Poverty Law Centers latest “hate groups” contacted them and asked to be added to their coalition.

From CAIR:

CAIR-Washington, Civil Rights Groups Call on Biden to Halt Federal Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Brianna Auffray, Esq., is the Legal and Policy Manager at CAIR Washington, where she uses legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to represent discriminated individuals. https://crosscut.com/author/brianna-auffray

(SEATTLE, WA, 2/17/21) – The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington) today joined a coalition of more than 40 organizations calling on President Biden to take executive action imposing a federal moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology.

The letter, sent by CAIR-Washington, the ACLU, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Amnesty International, among others, urges the Biden administration to take three critical steps addressing the use of facial recognition technology by the government.

Those steps include:

~placing a moratorium on all federal government use of facial recognition technology and other forms of biometric technology; [by the way, biometric technology is what the Leftie refugee contractors claim is keeping us safe from refugee fraud—ed]

~preventing state and local governments from using federal funds to purchase or access the technology;

~supporting legislation that would codify into law the federal moratorium and place additional limitations on federal funding of the technology.

Read the full letter is here: https://www.aclu.org/letter/coalition-letter-president-biden-use-facial-recognition-technology

“The use of face surveillance gives the government massively-enhanced powers to identify, locate, and track individuals based on images of their faces,” said Brianna Auffray, Legal and Policy Manager at CAIR-Washington.

“Even if this technology is perfectly accurate—which it is not—the threat of this surveillance has an outsized impact on historically over-surveilled communities.” [Yeh! Like those white nationalists and America First patriots!—ed]

More here.

You should consider joining CAIR’s e-mail list.  There are always some juicy bits of news worth seeing.

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This is a Big Election For CAIR and Muslims Vote

They want to display their voting power as their population continues to expand….

No big revelations here.  I just wanted you to see what CAIR is doing and saying about the November election where they are pulling out all the stops to get Muslims to the polls.

CAIR estimates there are well over 1 million registered American Muslim voters in the United States, with large communities residing in key swing states. A recent CAIR survey indicates that 89% of registered Muslim voters intend to vote in the November 3rd General Election. 

Muslims Vote has a very handy Voter Guide.  If you are not sure about the rules in your state, you can check their guide for when voter registration ends and when and where you can vote in person.

Muslims Vote and CAIR are pushing their people to vote by mail, however ballots by mail must be filled out properly and mailed properly with lots of opportunities for mistakes that could disqualify the ballot.

By the way, that is why you should vote in person either on election day or at an early voting location where your vote is being recorded at an official election site.

Down the Memory Hole: Whatever Happened to the Muslim Candidate’s Complaint that She was Getting Death Threats?

Remember the story from April.  I posted it here.

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

In another in my series of posts I’m calling ‘Down the Memory Hole’—forgotten because the media doesn’t really want to report anything that doesn’t fit their ‘world view,’ I wondered whatever happened to Congressional candidate Amani al-Khatahtbeh.

 

Back in April she complained that someone called her home with a message:

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.”

The candidate’s website appears to be deserted. You can bet if some evil-doer was identified and he was on a certain side of the great American political divide, the website would have trumpeted the arrest. http://amani2020.com/

Not only did CAIR jump on the bandwagon with its Islamophobe dog whistle but she garnered the support of dozens of prominent women who came to her defense.

Whatever the truth is about the death threats, it didn’t help her win the primary election where she received only 2.8% of the vote.

Yesterday I went to see if I could find out whether the perpetrator of the death threats had been identified and guess what I found—NOTHING!

Not a mention that I could find about whether there was even any investigation of the allegations.  But you see it almost doesn’t matter if the call even happened because it was planted in the minds of those following the story that there was such a despicable person (and he surely must be a redneck Trumpster!).

Maybe I didn’t look hard enough, maybe you can find the truth about whether hers is another hate crime hoax, but in the meantime down the memory hole it goes…..

See the previous two posts in my new category—‘Down the Memory Hole!’

 

CAIR Sucks Up to Black Lives Matter

I know, nothing you didn’t already assume, but I’m posting this to encourage you to follow the opposition. Knowledge is power!

Sign up, as reader Bob did, and receive regular missives from those groups working to transform America, two prime examples being the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

As I have reported recently, there is tension between Arab/South Asian Muslims and blacks so the leadership at CAIR obviously determined that it needed to suck up to BLM.

NYT Opinion: White Muslims Must Face their Anti-Black Racism

 

See CAIR unfurl its banner over its Washington, DC headquarters:

This is a screenshot. Go here to see the story and video. https://www.cair.com/press_releases/watch-cair-marks-anniversary-of-george-floyds-killing-by-unveiling-black-lives-matter-banner-on-capitol-hill-headquarters-in-dc/

And now see them chortling over a couple of white scalps in California.

Here see Ibrahim Hooper cheer the removal of California school officials whose facebook posts offended them.

CAIR Central CA Welcomes School Officials’ Resignations after Bigoted Posts

(FRESNO, CA, 6/25/20) – The Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CC) today welcomed the recent resignations of two school officials after they posted bigoted content on their Facebook pages.

Fresno’s Central Unified School District trustee Richard Atkins came under fire for a bigoted Facebook post he shared last weekend. He posted,

“If you don’t Love the Country you live in, then go back to the country you or your ancestors came from. I’m SICK of this S***.”

He resigned Tuesday from his position.

Sara Wilkins had the nerve to say she was proud to be white.

At the beginning of this week, the private Facebook account of Sara Wilkins, the president of the Madera County Board of Education, shared an image of a Confederate flag and stated: “I am proud to be white.” The post also read, “I bet no one passes this on because they are scared of be called a racist.”

A change.org petition, “Sara Wilkins needs to step down, resign, or be fired,” gained more than 1,500 signatures.

The Madera County Superintendent of Schools announced Wilkins’ resignation Thursday. In a statement, CAIR-CC Outreach Director Sukaina Hussain said: “We welcome the resignations of these public officials after their disturbing posts.

You will find a ‘sign-up’ opportunity on CAIR’s website. It is extremely useful to know what they are doing.

It is about silencing you and making you fearful, an important first step in their goal to destroy our cherished American way of life.

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!