BY CounterJihad · @CounterjihadUS | April 22, 2016
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Hamas-linked mouthpiece that is a named terror organization in the UAE, is painting an upcoming law-enforcement conference in New York as anti-Muslim. They charge that the keynote speaker, Professor Ryan Mauro, is evidence of the bent of this “shadowy” group that represents police officers who specialize in tactical operations like SWAT teams.
Far from being ‘shadowy,’ the group is composed of members of the thin blue line who handle some of the most dangerous threats facing Americans today. It is entirely appropriate that they should consider threats facing their member officers, to include terrorist threats posed by radical Islamic groups. This is how describe themselves:
The New York Tactical Officers Association [@nytoaisand @nytoa_chairman] a not for profit corporation established to promote training, professionalism and the exchange of information between members of law enforcement, tactical units and crisis negotiation teams within, and surrounding, New York State. The association strives to advance individual and team knowledge by providing a network to share best practices, sound tactics, training and operational experiences. The association works to foster the highest professional standards and levels of competence by providing high quality instruction to its members.
Being invited to speak before such a group is a distinction befitting Professor Mauro. He is a noted national security analyst who frequently appears on both left- and right-wing news programs. He has twice appeared before the International Intelligence Summit. He had the distinction of having his biography from that conference recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound during the Navy SEAL raid that ended the life of the terrorist mastermind.
Law enforcement organizations have been one of CAIR’s major targets for its influence operations. They have been successful, especially at the Federal level, in enforcing silence about the threat from radical Islamic groups. For example, they got the FBI to strip references to Islam from one of its training programs. Nevertheless, its stature has diminished sufficiently that in recent years the American left-wing has fractured in supporting them. The FBI broke off formal cooperation with CAIR after theHoly Land Foundation trial named them as an unindicted co-conspirator. Senator Barbara Boxer, for example, rescinded an award given to a man in California after his ties to CAIR became known to her. The Anti-Defamation League continues to support calls for investigations to establish just how functional the connection between CAIR and terrorist groups like Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood happens to be.
A bill currently before the US Senate names CAIR as part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s network, and calls for the executive branch to add the Brotherhood to the list of named terrorist organizations. Here at CounterJihad, we support the passage of this bill and urge everyone to sign our petition.