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Oren Litwin
by | Aug 12, 2019

Starting on July 22, American Muslim politicians, activists, and researchers converged in Washington, D.C., for the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy 2019. Self-congratulatory language aside, the conference was ultimately a place for Muslim political actors to talk shop and discuss…

by | Jun 5, 2019

Recently, Islamist groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have opened up a new field of activity. Going beyond lobbying against the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” and caps on refugee admittance, CAIR and its allies have enthusiastically jumped…

by | May 2, 2019

As we at the Middle East Forum monitor the activity of Islamist political groups, we have started to notice a new and puzzling trope in their public statements. At first in a few places, but now repeatedly, Islamist groups have…

by | Dec 13, 2018

To the surprise of moderate Muslims and counter-extremism activists across the United States, Houston mayor Sylvester Turner recently proclaimed December 9 as “CAIR-Texas, Houston Day.” He glowingly described the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a grassroots civil rights organization, “seeking…

by | Dec 22, 2017

On December 19, CAIR Massachusetts put up a Facebook post congratulating Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a CAIR-MA board member, for her announcement that she is running for Congress. One would think, given that CAIR faces recurring condemnation for its links to extremism,…

by | Oct 24, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 19th, former president Barack Obama gave a campaign speech in support of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. Bemoaning the way in which “our politics just seem so divided and so angry and so nasty,” Obama lauded Lt….

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