Screenshot taken from the press releases section of the website of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at 6:30AM PT / 9:30 AM Eastern on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. There is no mention whatsoever of the Times Square jihad attack. Plenty of room, however, for condemnations of an Israeli politician and claims of dubious “anti-Muslim hate crimes.”
After past jihad attacks, Hamas-linked CAIR was likewise silent for days, until after their silence was noted, a backdated press release suddenly appeared. So don’t be surprised if a press release dated January 1 suddenly turns up. But there isn’t one there as of this writing.
In the absence of any action to teach young Muslims to reject the jihad ideology, such condemnations are spurious and misleading anyway.
Hamas-linked CAIR: Irrelevant, self-serving, dangerous, and constantly on the TV news
BY LARRY ESTAVAN
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.
Two stories reported in the news in rapid succession featured the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
On December 28, we learned that Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR in Minnesota, welcomed charges brought against Minneapolis Police Department officer Justin Stetson for the violent arrest of a man named Jaleel Stallings.
Police fired rubber bullets at Stallings when they saw him out after curfew during the George Floyd riots. Stallings began blindly returning fire but surrendered when he saw that he was shooting at the police. Nonetheless, Stallings was beaten and is now the recipient of a one-million-dollar settlement from the city of Minneapolis.
Jaylani Hussein had nothing to do with any of this. Nor should he have had any influence in the bringing of charges against Justin Stetson. Yet NBC affiliate KARE11 justified its inclusion of Hussein in its broadcast about the Stetson case by saying that Hussein had “led calls for accountability in this case for months.” But what exactly does that mean?
Could it be that what KARE is calling leadership is simply KARE paying attention to Jaylani Hussein’s press conferences? Did Hussein really have a role in the decision to charge Stetson, or was he simply using the incident to draw attention to himself, with eager help from the media?
We have seen in the past that both the city and police have ignored Jaylani Hussein’s calls for police reform. As a result, Hussein got angry and went to his friends at the TV stations, who then put him on air saying “Minnesota does not care about black lives” and “Minnesota killed George Floyd.”
There is no evidence that Jaylani Hussein had anything to do with the case against Justin Stetson. Instead, we have yet another example of a TV station promoting CAIR and building it up into something it is not.
In the second story we learn that CAIR is calling for hate crime charges in the case of an assault of a Salt Lake City bus driver.
After asking “Where are you from?,” Cameron Michael Ward viciously assaulted bus driver Neil Uemura.
“All that trauma caused my left eardrum to be ruptured, a scratch in my cornea, and a laceration about that big on the back of my head that required six staples to close it up,” he said.
Investigators have not yet determined a motive in Uemura’s case, but Uemura believes he may have been targeted because of his race.
So even though authorities have not determined whether hate was a factor, and even when a hate crime investigation is almost certainly going on without any prompting from CAIR, the TV station broadcast CAIR’s demand that police should investigate this as a hate crime.
However, there is actually evidence that this is not a hate crime. The assailant, Cameron Michael Ward, has been in the news previously. Last July, KSL.com reported that police had another violent encounter with him:
Police were called Tuesday afternoon to the area of 8000 S. State Street on a report of a man climbing pillars near an overpass, according to a police booking affidavit. As officers approached Ward, who was only wearing a pair of shorts, he “immediately lunged at an officer causing both (men) to fall to the ground. The officer struck the back of his head against the concrete sidewalk and obtained a concussion due to the impact,” the affidavit states.
As a second officer attempted to place handcuffs on Ward, Ward bit the officer’s hand and squeezed it to the point that the officer had to be treated for possible broken bones, according to the affidavit.
If it is determined that Cameron Michael Ward is not well, that would not change CAIR’s position one iota, because CAIR wants inflated hate crime numbers, which it can exploit for its own purposes. Nor does it care whom it harms in pursuit of its agenda; that includes other Muslims including former CAIR National board member Lori Saroya and former CAIR Ohio executive director Roman Iqbal, as well as children and the mentally ill. There is an entire category of CAIR broadcasts in which the organization demands hate crime charges against people who are clearly in need of medical attention. In fact, Jaylani Hussein said it himself recently when he was asked if the woman who tried to set fire to the East Grand Forks mosque was possibly mentally ill. He said it didn’t matter, it was still a hate crime.
Two things need to become common knowledge:
First, CAIR is irrelevant. All of its TV news appearances are statements about its opinion or feelings about something in the news. The organization itself has no value as news.
Second, CAIR is dangerous. Through either malevolence or incompetence, it managed to touch off a terrorist incident in Colleyville, Texas. There are over 100 examples of CAIR representatives using the media against individuals including school principals, elementary school plays, elected officials, judges, business owners, Facebook groups, children, the mentally ill, and other Muslims, and they have been doing this for years. Tamar Herman is suing CAIR in New Jersey for exactly this kind of behavior. An elementary school teacher, Herman sought police protection after she became the subject of a rumor on social media. Instead of cooperating with the police and school investigations, CAIR reps got on TV repeatedly calling for Herman to be fired.
In her state lawsuit, she claims that Ms. Muhammad, the fencer, and CAIR-NJ were “motivated by a combination of greed and a fierce desire to burnish their brands as fighters against Islamophobia,” and that her reputation was so damaged that she can never be hired by another public school district.
The legal papers also cite Governor Murphy’s social media commentary, but he is not named as a defendant.
Filed on Oct. 5 in Union County Superior Court, the state suit also alleges that Ms. Herman is so afraid for her safety in the community where she taught for 20 years and also lived that she has had to permanently move out of her home. – NY Times
It is going to take more strong pushback such as the Herman lawsuit to get the media and CAIR to modify their conduct; otherwise, this sinister organization is going to hurt more people.
“MN AG: Ex-MPD officer Stetson charged with assault in Jaleel Stallings case,” by Samantha Fischer, KARE 11, December 28, 2022:
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office announced former Minneapolis police officer Justin Stetson will face assault charges for his alleged use of force against Jaleel Stallings in the 2020 unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says his office charged Stetson, 34, with one count of third-degree assault. The felony offense carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted….
Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota (CAIR-MN) and a leading voice for police accountability in this case, said he welcomes the attorney general’s decision to charge Stetson.
“The third-degree charge here is appropriate. Obviously, we could charge more,” Hussein said. “But it also shows that we do need independent prosecution when police officers are involved.”…
“Man charged in attack on UTA bus driver and police officers,” by Pat Reavy, KSL.com, December 27, 2022:
SOUTH SALT LAKE — A man accused of “brutally assaulting a UTA bus driver for no reason and with zero provocation,” according to prosecutors, and then trying to disarm two police officers, is facing several felony charges.
Cameron Michael Ward, 25, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with two counts of disarming an officer, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; two counts of assault on an officer, a class A misdemeanor; and interfering with an arrest, a class B misdemeanor.
On Dec. 20, a Utah Transit Authority bus driver pulled into the Millcreek Trax Station at 210 W. 3300 South, and stepped off the bus. Ward approached the bus driver and asked, “Where are you from?” according to charging documents.
Ward then “punched (the bus driver) several times in his face and head” and continued to punch and kick him after he was knocked to the ground, the charges state. After getting up, the bus driver was knocked to the ground a second time and Ward “attempted to gouge out (the man’s) left eye, which caused a crescent shaped laceration to (his) left cornea,” according to the charges.
The bus driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for several injuries and received six staples to close a cut. He told police he believes the incident was a hate crime and that he was attacked because he is Asian-American, the charges state….