A group with ties to terrorist funding is now instructing foreign officials, on the taxpayer’s dime of course, in how to protect Muslim civil rights and avoid discrimination and profiling when countering violent extremism.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been charged in federal court as co-conspirators with the Hamas-front group the Holy Land Foundation.
Despite the group’s radical ties, it wields tremendous power in the Obama administration. This is especially true when it comes to the way the nation’s local and federal law enforcement agencies conduct anti-terrorism training. In fact, it was CAIR that got the FBI to purge anti-terrorism material determined to be offensive to Muslims.
Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal a few years ago and obtained hundreds of pages of FBI documents with details of the arrangement. Judicial Watch also published a special in-depth report on the subject. CAIR also got several police departments in Obama’s home state of Illinois to cancel essential counterterrorism courses over accusations that the instructor was anti-Muslim. The course was called “Islamic Awareness as a Counter-Terrorist Strategy” and departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park caved into CAIR’s demands.
In this case, CAIR was hired to train French national security figures in ways to avoid “anti-muslim” bias.
CAIR has a long history in subverting justice and protecting radical Islamic terrorists.
Besides playing a key role in shaping anti-terrorism training to be Muslim friendly, CAIR has flexed its muscle to block terrorism investigations during the Obama presidency. This includes intercepting an FBI probe involving the radicalization of young Somali men in the U.S. like the ones who carried out the 2013 attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Northern Nairobi. Several of the jihadists involved in the attack were Somalis from Minnesota, according to a mainstream news report. Among them was 22-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Isse of St. Paul and 24-year-old Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid of Minneapolis.
In other words, the Obama Administration hired the financiers of radical Islamic terrorism to instruct those charged with defending law-abiding citizens from terrorism on how not to offend terrorists.