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 to advocate for justice and mutual understanding.” The idea that CAIR works for “justice and […]
Oren Litwin is the Islamist Money in Politics research fellow for Islamist Watch, a program of the Middle East Forum.
Congressman Keith Ellison (D) lost his cool when confronted on his association with Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan, Ellison’s former employer. Farrakhan has a long and well-documented history of bigotry, which Ellison refused to admit. Particularly given Ellison is a recently announced candidate for Minnesota Attorney General, this should raise red flags. Ellison has successfully […]
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, that they would be more circumspect about broadcasting their connection to Ms. Amatul-Wadud — who […]
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. Gov. Northam as “someone who wants to bring people together.” As refreshing as such a […]