PJ Media, by Patrick Poole, June 11, 2017:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) attacked yesterday’s “March Against Sharia” rallies that occurred in 20+ cities around the country, and attacking the sponsoring organization, ACT for America, as a “hate group.”
But as the president of ACT for America noted, CAIR was designated a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates in November 2015:
And others observing that CAIR had been implicated in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history for its role in a conspiracy to support the designated terrorist group, Hamas:
The UAE terror designation of CAIR is not some kind of state secret:
CAIR even acknowledged their terror designation:
And CAIR pressured the Obama administration to try (unsuccessfully) to intervene with the UAE to get themselves removed from the terrorist designation list:
But, in fact, UAE doubled down on CAIR’s designated terror group status.
UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan reportedly said in an interview at the time,
We cannot accept incitement or funding. For many countries, the definition of terror is that you have to carry a weapon or terrorize people. For us, it’s far beyond that. We cannot tolerate even the smallest amount of terrorism.
And it was precisely CAIR’s identified role in the largest terrorism trial in American history that exposed their longtime support for terrorism.
In Justice Department court filings in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) case they specifically identify CAIR as part of the conspiracy operated by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee to provide “media, money and men” to support the designated terrorist group Hamas: