The battle between the Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Mohammed Morsi protesters and secularist opposition appears to have had the effect of unmasking members of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) leadership in the U.S. Morsi’s departure from the Presidential Palace appears to have helped that unmasking.
Twitter didn’t hurt; it has a way of communicating to the world one’s true feelings.
While Egyptians take to the streets to oppose what they claim is a nascent tyranny, Morsi and his Islamist government can count on support from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). For example, CAIR-Los Angeles boss Hussam Ayloush praised Morsi for assuming more power in order to prevent “corrupt judges” from the “undermining and undoing of every democratic step.”
In a Facebook post, Ayloush blamed Egypt’s internal strife on the secular opposition: “Much of the Egyptian opposition seem to be more interested in opposing Morsi and the MB than actually helping Egypt become a stable and institutional democracy,”
CAIR-New York’s Cyrus McGoldrick disparaged criticism of Morsi as “a last stand by old pro-West/Mubarak/Israel crowd to keep power in judiciary.”
CAIR-San Francisco chief Zahra Billoo dismissed American concerns that the Islamist-backed draft constitution wouldn’t protect human rights. “Why do we care about what the Egyptian Constitution says about indefinite detention, when it is being practiced by the U.S. government?” she wrote in a Twitter post Monday.
Let’s keep in mind the premise that we and others have long since accepted. The Muslim Brotherhood umbrella is over a countless number of offshoot organizations that include the likes of Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and CAIR. Each of those three groups has the same goal at its core. It’s just that each group chooses different means.
Al-Qaeda uses raw barbarism and doesn’t really care a whit about political considerations.
Hamas is quite heavy on the barbarism but knows how to play politics to get what it wants.
CAIR outwardly eschews barbarism and is heavy on politics. It knows that to make gains in the United States, it must find willing non-Muslim dupes to help push diversity and civil rights and do things like support the killing of Osama bin Laden (Muruna permits such things). It also knows that suits and ties are quite effective.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is much more overt in its anti-Semitism than is the Muslim Brotherhood in America. It is because it can be, not because it’s more anti-Semitic.
That so many of CAIR’s leaders would so adamantly defend Morsi only re-affirms the premise.
How about the individuals who have defended Huma Abedin?
Consider that CAIR Spokesman Corey Saylor, who is also that group’s Director of Government Affairs, accused Rep. Michele Bachmann of using ‘guilt by association’ when raising questions about Abedin, whose mother is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood.
In essence, multiple members of CAIR have come to Morsi’s defense and multiple members of CAIR have come to Abedin’s defense.
The common denominator? Huma Abedin’s familial connection to the Muslim Brotherhood.
In fact, Huma’s mother and Morsi’s wife are close colleagues; both are leaders in the Muslim Sisterhood.