Rep. Omar CAIR

Why is a member of Congress supporting a terrorist-affiliated organization created by the Muslim Brotherhood at events being held during the Memorial Day weekend when America honors its war dead?

Two Washington State CAIR Events lined up Rep Ilhan Omar as their guest speaker. In Bellevue on Saturday, people turned out to protest. She was also set to be the main speaker at a $40 per plate dinner at the SEA-TAC Hilton on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. in which the Press was banned. It’s the second time that CAIR has banned the press from a dinner with Omar.

The Saturday fundraiser for CAIR was called “Un-Apologetically US: Building MUSLIM POWER For 2020 & Beyond.” It was held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. It also garnered a plethora of protestors on both sides.

The following tweets from Saturday’s events were made by Journalist Andy Ngo, from the Quillette, a Portland-based media. When Omar’s supporters found out that he was not a “pre-approved” media outlet, they tried to block him. Andy Ngo is Asian.

They continually called the Jewish protesters “racists” and “Nazis.” You’d think by now they’d find something else in their vocabulary… but no.




Mr. Ngo’s most crucial point was in is the first tweet.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)  was tied to international terrorism and Hamas during the Holy Land Foundation trial eleven years ago.

In 2008 the word GUILTY was read in a Dallas courtroom a total of 108 times as a jury convicted the Holy Land Foundation and each of the associated defendants of raising money to fund Hamas terrorism. Implicated, along with those convicted was supposed Civil Rights organization CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and scion of the Muslim Brotherhood,  which lobbies the government from its headquarters in Washington DC. Even though CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case, its leaders invited guests Network News Programs, where they are usually called upon to whitewash some terrorist act, and now marching in a parade to honor our heroes, some of whom fought in the war on terror.

One key piece of evidence in the case was the Wiretap evidence heard in the case put CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, at a Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders secretly recorded by the FBI. Participants hatched a plot to deceive Americans and disguise payments to Hamas as it launched a campaign of terror attacks. CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad joined Hamas big shots at the summit.

In a 2010 letter to Congress, from Assistant AG Welch the DOJ reported that CAIR and Hamas are offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Holy Land trial exhibits how the Muslim Brotherhood was involved. CAIR officials adamantly deny any involvement with either Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood.  But Many of the CAIR/Hamas connections have been well documented and covered often here at The Lid.

The fact that  Rep Ilhan Omar chose to spend much of Memorial Day weekend with people from CAIR instead of any of the millions of good Muslims in America demonstrates her disregard for those who we remember on this day, some of whom died at the hands of radical Islamist terrorists, as well as the terrorist threat all Americans face.

Some of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line