Two years ago the word guilty was read in a Dallas court room 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 a long with those convicted was supposed civil rights organization CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations which lobbies the government from its headquarters in Washington DC. CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case as evidence in the trial showed them to be a offspring of the same Muslim Brotherhood who created Hamas and other terrorist groups.
With CAIRs background as an arm of a world-wide terrorist network within the United States, it is not surprising that they have a poster created to tell Muslims to avoid any connection with the FBI.
The poster above was used to announce a February 9th event at the East Side Cultural Center in Oakland.
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The poster was designed in the late 1970s or early 1980s and has been reproduced by various groups and activists since then in response to alleged harassment by the FBI and to protest grand jury subpoenas.
“I think it’s subject to misinterpretation,” spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told Fox News Radio when speaking about the poster. “We decided out of extreme caution to take it down.”
Misinterpretation? What could be misinterpretation? Did they mean build a fence instead of build a wall? Oh, I know when they said “Don’t Talk To The FBI” they meant US Muslims shouldn’t talk but whisper. Come on this is the same double-speak CAIR pulls over the eyes of TV hosts when they appear to claim that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Muslims.
Hooper conceded the poster “crosses the line,” but refused to renounce the artwork and blamed critics for fomenting what he called a manufactured controversy.
“The entire American-Muslim community is under the microscope right now with a cottage industry of Muslim bashers,” he said. “We’re used to this kind of attack by the Islamophobic hate machine and in this case there is some justification in terms of the possibility of misinterpretation of this poster.”
Ah, old faithful, Islamophobia.
However, former FBI assistant director Bill Gavin told Fox News Radio the poster is sending the wrong message to the Muslim community.
“It sends out a real negative attitude to the Islamic community of what the FBI is really all about,” Gavin said. “This is just a propaganda tool to try and thwart an active investigation into criminal acts by a would-be terrorist group.”
“Why wouldn’t you talk to the FBI,” Gavin wondered. “If, in fact, there is something being done to destroy the image of Islam in the United States, then it should be stopped. We should put a positive face on Islam — not Islamic extremists.”
Aye, as they say there’s the rub because anytime any media out interviews people from CAIR that is exatcly what they are doing putting a positive face on Islamic extremists.