Thursday, January 04, 2007

the problem with CAIR

Yes, I know CAIR sometimes does good work. Yes, I know the Sacramento activist Basim Elkarra is a good guy - and has done decent advocacy work in the area. And yeah, I know proggies love to pick on CAIR. OK - now that you know that I've said all that...

See, CAIR has this problem of insisting on inviting FBI and Homeland Security dudes to their conferences - so that they can be seen as one of the good guys. But then who are the bad guys? Those who have some awareness of COINTELPRO? Those who know how these agencies have actively played the divide and conquer game to destroy the activism of African Americans, Latino, Native Americans - you name it... ?

So, now CAIR is all shook up - 'cause guess what? Even with all these invitations and cozying up with the FBI - Boxer, the liberal senator from California, decided to rescind an award that she gave to CAIR. Now, I understand that there is Islamophobia at play here... But you know, at the same time - CAIR had it coming to them. Did they really expect that their FBI contacts was going to save them? Did they really? Do they really expect, that if/when the time comes, that their FBI/Homeland security contacts are going to save the day for Muslims in America? It is time to seriously wake up and smell some real strong coffee dudes and bros. That is not the way the US system works.

check malangbaba's blog for more on this sordid affair.

and Angry Arab offers a word or two on this affair also...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You say:

"Did they really? Do they really expect, that if/when the time comes, that their FBI/Homeland security contacts are going to save the day for Muslims in America? "

I wonder if I can rephrase this to apply to PMU:

"Do you really think that becoming and being labelled 'progressive' will save the day for you?"

DrMaxtor said...

Well atleast no one can accuse CAIR of not "integrating," and I disagree with Asad's claim that they're a front group for the house of Saud.
More attention needs to be devoted towards Joe Kaufman, a judeofascist and failed floridian politican wannabe who works for David Horowitz. Interesting that the liberal Boxer would even read and heed right wing loony Horowitz's "frontpagerag." I guess blood really is thicker then water.

Anonymous said...

the FBI is only doing their job.
if one is concerned with being labelled and targetted for speaking their mind in the "land of the free" then perhaps they should come to the CAIR conferences wearing masks.
Kind of like the V for Vendetta ones. Just done be advocating the use of violence by no means!