January 31, 2012

CAIR 1 - West Point 0

Once again, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) scores, although this time against the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, i.e., the distinguished military academy that educates and trains future generations of U.S. military leaders.

So who/what is CAIR? As Andrew McCarthy wrote in 2010:

The notorious Council on American-Islamic Relations is back up to its old tricks. CAIR officials figure our ten-minute attention span has lapsed, and that we've probably forgotten by now that, in the 2007–08 prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) — a case in which several Islamists were convicted in a scheme that poured millions of dollars into the coffers of the terrorist organization Hamas — CAIR was named as, and shown to be, an unindicted co-conspirator. CAIR reckons that the heat is off, so it's back on the "Islamophobia" soapbox, demanding an apology from FBI director Robert Mueller.

Well, CAIR is still standing on that soapbox, slinging accusations of Islamophobia far and wide. And chances are it will continue to do so for as long as Americans continue to recoil in fear and retreat every time this Islamist mouthpiece and front group for terrorist organizations like Hamas, spews its propaganda and slings groundless accusations against those who would criticize its hateful Islamist ideology.

McCarthy writes:

CAIR's purpose is to further what the Muslim Brotherhood calls its "grand jihad" to destroy America from within. That is why it is consistently a cheerleader for Islamist terrorists and a thorn in the side of American national security..."

A key tactic in carrying out [its] supremacist agenda is to suppress its critics. With their media acumen, CAIR operatives know there is nothing more debilitating for a public figure in America than to be portrayed as a racist or a bigot. Islamists have thus coined the phrase "Islamophobe" to stigmatize those who dare speak forthrightly about the extremely troubling aspects of Islamic scripture, particularly of sharia, Islam's legal and political framework.

By pressuring (or encouraging) a respected military leader to back out of a scheduled appearance at an upcoming prayer breakfast, West Point succumbed to CAIR's mud-slinging tactics and retreated in defeat.

SHAME on the Academy for conduct unbecoming a vaunted American military institution.

The Daily Caller  |  January 31, 2012

CAIR Pressures Retired General, Critic Of Islam, To Back Out Of West Point Event

By Caroline May

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West Point, United States: US Army cadets make their way through campus 30 March 2007
at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
(Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Monday night that it had successfully prevented retired Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

"We welcome Mr. Boykin's withdrawal from this event and hope that the speaker who replaces him will offer cadets a spiritual message that promotes tolerance and mutual understanding," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement.

West Point initially balked at the calls to remove Boykin — a former military intelligence officer — from the event.

Lt. Col. Sherri Reed of West Point told The Associated Press that cadets are "purposefully exposed to different perspectives and cultures."

"The National Prayer Breakfast Service will be pluralistic with Christians, Jewish, and Muslim cadets participating," Reed said. "We are comfortable and confident that what retired Lt. Gen. Boykin will share about prayer, soldier care and selfless service, will be in keeping with the broad range of ideas normally considered by our cadets."

Boykin backed out of the event on his own volition, according to a report from Fox News.

The retired lieutenant general has been on CAIR's radar for casting Islam in a poor light, specifically in speeches in which he analogizing the War on Terror to a war against Satan.

Original article here.


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