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CAIR vs. Civil Rights

Reader comment on item: Radical Islam's Hypocrisy

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Jan 18, 2005 at 20:32

Dr. Pipes again correctly analyzes the behavior of an organization with a less than sterling record on Islamic radicalism and terrorism.

I remember when CAIR publicly and viciously smeared Dr. Pipes' character and his impeccable scholarly record when he was nominated for the US Institute for peace. It was the single most disgusting and vicious ad hominem attack that I have ever seen perpetrated on a brilliant man whose life has been dedicated to scholarship and the public interest . It was frightening.

This, too, is another example of an Islamic agency that purports to work in the public interest but whose goals are to single out individuals whom they deem to be threats to their agenda. It is ironic that CAIR enjoys tax exempt status which it attained when its officers agreed to follow one of the regulations that the government imposes when tax-exemption is granted. One of those regulations is that an organization must work in the public interest. And yet, smearing and castigating individuals who disagree and/or voice dissent over an organization's campaign to further the interest of radical Islam is hardly working in the public interest. Then again, the last concern of CAIR is the public interest.

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