In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw said:
Bill Clinton said last night: “If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together, we want you.”
Mr. Clinton, you should know that American Muslims do love America. We love freedom. And We hate terrorism. There is no questioning these facts. But do you question whether other religious minorities or groups are with “us” or denounce crime and terrorism?
American Muslims are tired of being stereotyped as a separate class of Americans whose loyalty is always subject to question.
American Muslim leaders and community organizations have repeatedly and consistently denounced terrorism, and are being targeted with death threats by deviant groups like ISIS for speaking out against their anti-Islamic brutality.
And yet our community is once again being viewed solely through the lens of national security, not through the positive contributions made by American Muslim physicians, entrepreneurs, academics, police officers, military personnel, first responders, and just ordinary mothers and fathers.
WHO: Drone Aviation Corp. and ACT for America
WHAT: A special book presentation and signing event with Lt. General Michael T. Flynn to celebrate the launch of his new book, “The Field of Fight, How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20170
(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/27/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is “disappointed” that a man who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman driver in Tennessee earlier this year was only charged with a misdemeanor and was released on just $1500 bail.
In May, CAIR and the Tennessee –based American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the attack, during which the suspect allegedly tried to run the Muslim driver (who wears an Islamic head scarf) off the road, as a possible hate crime. During the attack, the alleged assailant reportedly screamed “f**king terrorist,” “I will f**king kill you” and other obscenities.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/26/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a deadly hostage-taking at a Catholic church in France, in which one priest was killed and another person was injured. The attack was reportedly committed in the name of the terror group ISIS.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“This heinous attack on a house of worship and on a man of God must be condemned and repudiated by people of all faiths worldwide. The apparent goal of the cowardly murderers is to create divisions between faiths and to breed hostility between the followers of different faiths. We must not allow the terrorists to achieve their twisted goal.”
CAIR said it condemns all such attacks on places of worship and religious gatherings, including a recent ISIS suicide bombing that killed dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Afghanistan.
The Quran, Islam’s revealed text, states: “Had not God repelled some people by the might of others, the monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which God's praise is celebrated daily, would have been utterly demolished. God will certainly help those who help His cause.” (The Holy Quran, 22:40)