Cox and Forkum have a new political cartoon out about the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR.
They created the cartoon based on The Middle East Quarterly article CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha. Here is one paragraph from the article about CAIR:
But there is another side to CAIR that has alarmed many people in positions to know. The Department of Homeland Security refuses to deal with it. Senator Charles Schumer (Democrat, New York) describes it as an organization “which we know has ties to terrorism.” Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat, Illinois) observes that CAIR is “unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect.” Steven Pomerantz, the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, notes that “CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.” The family of John P. O’Neill, Sr., the former FBI counterterrorism chief who perished at the World Trade Center, named CAIR in a lawsuit as having “been part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism” responsible for the September 11 atrocities. Counterterrorism expert Steven Emerson calls it “a radical fundamentalist front group for Hamas.”
The genesis of the cartoon comes from the following paragraph from the section labled “Intimidation:”
CAIR attempts to close down public debate about itself and Islam in several ways, starting with a string of lawsuits against public and private individuals and several publications. CAIR’s Rabiah Ahmed has openly acknowledged that lawsuits are increasingly an “instrument” for it to use.
This article addresses eleven objectionable reasons in answer to the statement by CAIR Communications Directory, Ibrahim Hooper, that “It’s always interesting these Muslim bashers can never point to something CAIR has done it in its 10-year history that is objectionable.” Read the whole article.