Biden Administration Scrambling to Cut Ties with CAIR

By Jerry McConway, updated on December 8, 2023

The fallout from the horrific attack by Hamas against Israel continues for this administration and the Democrat Party.

CAIR co-founder and national executive director Nihad Awad made some rather shocking comments about the attack, which has led to the White House scrambling to sever ties between the director and the organization with this administration and the Democrat Party.

Talking Points…

  • Comments by Nihad Awad
  • White House fallout
  • Analysis

Statement by Nihad Awad

During the 16th Annual Convention for Palestine in Chicago on Nov. 24, Awad made comments that turned quite a few heads.

While speaking during the event, Awad stated:

"The people of Gaza only decided to break the siege, the walls of the concentration camp on Oct. 7. And yes, I was happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land and walk free into their land that they were not allowed to walk in.

"And yes, the people of Gaza have the right to self-defense, have the right to defend themselves. And yes, Israel, as an occupying power, does not have that right to self-defense."

Awad claims his speech was taken "out of context and spliced" to create the video for a "false meaning" of his words. He added:

"What I actually said while discussing international law: Ukrainians, Palestinians and other occupied people have the right to defend themselves and escape occupation by just and legal means, but targeting civilians is never an acceptable means of doing so, which is why I have again and again condemned the violence against Israeli civilians on Oct. 7 and past Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians, including suicide bombings, all the way back to the 1990s—just as I have condemned the decades of violence against Palestinian civilians."

Keep in mind that we have several sitting members of Congress who regularly appear at CAIR functions, are supported by CAIR, and have helped raise funds for this organization.

This was also an organization the Trump administration wanted designated as a terrorist organization.

White House Fallout

The White House immediately scrambled trying to do damage control after being linked to the organization via a publicly listed pledge to fight antisemitism.

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates stated:

"The horrific, brutal terrorist attacks committed by Hamas on October 7th were, as President Biden said, 'abhorrent' and represent 'unadulterated evil.' October 7th was the deadliest day for Jewish people since the Holocaust. The atrocities of that day shock the conscience, which is why we can never forget the pain Hamas has caused for so many innocent people.

"There are families who are in agony mourning loves ones, and there are also families in agony as they do everything in their power to free loved ones being held hostage. Every leader has a responsibility to call out Antisemitism wherever it rears its ugly head."

Analysis

This is a significant problem for the White House and Democrats, especially those who have openly affiliated themselves with this organization.

If you recall, this is the same group where Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made her ill-fated "some people did some things" comments regarding the 9/11 attacks against this country.

These people hate Israel, and the truth is finally coming out, yet this is an organization that the Democrat Party has embraced.

They were warned about CAIR for years, but they called the criticism of CAIR Islamophobic rhetoric.

It has taken some time, but CAIR has shown its true colors. The next step would be to attach the terror-supporting label to the group and ban them from even having a presence in this country.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

Top Articles

The

Newsletter

Receive information on new articles posted, important topics and tips.
Join Now
We won't send you spam. 
Unsubscribe at any time.

Recent Articles

Recent Analysis

Copyright © 2024 - CapitalismInstitute.org
A Project of Connell Media.
magnifier