CAIR: The Unindicted Co-conspirator

Reflecting on yesterday’s Wall Street Journal wudu editorial that I wrote about here yesterday, I realize that even some sophisticated consumers of news appear not to understand that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is not a bona fide civil rights organization. Rather, it is an Islamist front group. This is a point that Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, for example, have documented in “CAIR: Islamists fooling the establishment.” It is a point I tried to make last month in “What is CAIR?”
We noted the government’s naming of CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in its case against the Holy Land Foundation this past June. Since the commencement of the trial a couple weeks ago, the Counterterrorism Blog has proivded excellent daily reports on the proceedings. Regardless of the ultimate verdict in the case, the government has introduced a wealth of evidence that should open the eyes of anyone entertaining the idea that CAIR the bona fide civil rights organization that it holds itself out to be. See, for example, this August 11 post by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (go to the post for its several links to related items):

As the trial for the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) continues, the mountain of evidence presented by prosecutors demonstrates, in detail, the existence of a grand Muslim Brotherhood network in the United States dating back to the 1960s. A segment of this network, the self-designated

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