Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR calls on Muslims to boycott the FBI

CAIR press release via the Investigative Project:

Any question about the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) attitude toward law enforcement in terrorism investigations has been put to rest by the group’s San Francisco chapter.

“Build a Wall of Resistance,” a poster announcing a Feb. 9 event published on the group’s website says, “Don’t Talk to the FBI.”

A dark, sinister FBI agent is shown lurking in front of people’s homes as doors slam shut.

It’s in response to an FBI investigation in Minneapolis and Chicago involving possible support for two designated terrorist groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). A series of raids Sept. 24 targeted the homes of activists in both cities. They claim the investigation is an attempt by Eric Holder’s Justice Department to silence anti-war dissent.

“This type of investigation is a tool to repress our movements for social justice and divide our communities,” the announcement of the event said.

But that assessment is based solely on the word of those targeted. So far, no official information about the ongoing investigation or the probable cause that led a federal judge to authorize the searches has been released.

In response, however, supporters of those targeted have protested outside of courthouses and federal offices in several cities. The next one is scheduled for Jan. 25 in Chicago and elsewhere, corresponding to compelled grand jury appearances by several people. A website,, posts articles and updates on the case.

CAIR’s Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab called the investigation “a waste of taxpayer dollars.” His chapter issued a statement denouncing the September raids. “The FBI has overstepped its bounds in targeting individuals based on their commitment to peacefully challenge US policies in Palestine and Columbia,” it said. The Justice Department should call off the investigation and return what was taken in the searches.


Subsequently, Rehab’s Michigan counterpart called the raids “a witch hunt to chill the 1st amendment rights of Americans.” Dawud Walid later accused the FBI of having “recruited more so-called extremist Muslims than al-Qaida themselves” and likened the use of informants in terrorism-related investigations to the systematic discrimination inherent in Jim Crow laws, and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Walid’s rants follow his year-long campaign to find fault in FBI’s shooting death of a Detroit imam in October 2009 after the imam opened fire first. That effort continued even after separate investigations by the state of Michigan and the Department of Justice found no wrongdoing.

CAIR’s hostility toward law enforcement is long-standing, but the organization’s rhetoric has increased since the FBI cut off formal communication with the group in 2008. That decision was based on exhibits admitted into evidence during a terror-financing trial in Dallas that showed CAIR founders were part of a Hamas-support network.

“[U]ntil we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner,” an FBI official explained in a 2009 letter to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

CAIR petitioned the Texas court to be removed from a list of unindicted co-conspirators in that case. But the district judge refused, ruling there is “ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR” and others “with Hamas.”

It remains to be seen what, if anything, will result from the FBI investigation in Minneapolis and Chicago. CAIR, in one image, has spoken more than 1,000 words about its hostility toward law enforcement.


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On September 24th, 2010, the FBI raided the homes and offices of anti-war and international solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis. During the raids, the FBI took computers, cell phones, documents and personal family items. In total, 14 activists in Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan were subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury on that date.  Since then, 9 other activists have been subpoenaed, 6 of them Palestinian activists. This type of investigation is a tool to repress our movements for social justice and divide our communities.

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10 thoughts on “Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR calls on Muslims to boycott the FBI”

  1. Muslims don’t talk, or lie, to the FBI – go to jail card received. That simple!!!
    Go ahead – make our day.

  2. It’s a good idea to take a print screen of the CAIR press release on the link under the headline before CAIR removes the poster because it might be “misinterpreted” …

    Fox, via Zip:

    [The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it will remove a poster from the group’s website promoting an upcoming conference that encourages people not to talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.]

  3. So tell us again Obambi what ‘model’ ‘loyal’ citizens Mohammedans are. Seems that your favourites CAIR dont seem to be on message.

  4. CAIR’s Honest Ibe Hooper admits “Don’t talk to the FBI” poster “crossed a line,” but those who noticed that are part of “Islamophobic hate machine”

    “Islamophobic Hate Machine.” Sounds like the makings of a brightly painted, ’60s-era van for a gang of sleuths and a lovable, cowardly (and unclean) dog. And they found a clue that confirmed what they suspected all along: that all criticism of Islamic teachings and groups is automatically branded as “hate” in an attempt to silence the discussion.

    Momentarily sidelined by a missing pair of glasses (“Jinkies!”), they cornered the purveyor of this tactic and pulled off the mask: (Gasp!) Old man Hooper! And Ibe would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

    Roll the credits, and stay tuned for Captain Caveman, starring Adam Gadahn. An update on this story. “CAIR Says Poster Warning Against Helping FBI is Misinterpreted,” by Todd Starnes for Fox News, January 13 via Jihad Watch:

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it will remove a poster from the group’s website promoting an upcoming conference that encourages people not to talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    The poster, which appeared on the website of CAIR’s California chapter, features a sinister-looking FBI agent with the headlines “Build a Wall of Resistance” and “Don’t Talk to the FBI.” The poster was designed in the late 1970s or early 1980s and has been reproduced by various groups and activists since then in response to alleged harassment by the FBI and to protest grand jury subpoenas.
    “I think it’s subject to misinterpretation,” spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told Fox News Radio when speaking about the poster. “We decided out of extreme caution to take it down.”
    The poster was promoting a conference called “FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas: Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities.” The keynote speaker is Hatem Abudayyeh, identified by CAIR as an activist and Palestinian community leader whose home was allegedly raided by federal agents in September.
    The conference is scheduled for Feb. 9 at the East Side Cultural Center in Oakland.
    Hooper conceded the poster “crosses the line,” but refused to renounce the artwork and blamed critics for fomenting what he called a manufactured controversy.
    “The entire American-Muslim community is under the microscope right now with a cottage industry of Muslim bashers,” he said. “We’re used to this kind of attack by the Islamophobic hate machine and in this case there is some justification in terms of the possibility of misinterpretation of this poster.”
    Hooper said CAIR is just one of many co-sponsors of the event and he had no idea who was responsible for the artwork. Hooper said he was unable to provide a list of the other co-sponsors.
    An FBI spokesperson told Fox News Radio they were aware of the poster but would not comment.
    However, former FBI assistant director Bill Gavin told Fox News Radio the poster is sending the wrong message to the Muslim community.
    “It sends out a real negative attitude to the Islamic community of what the FBI is really all about,” Gavin said. “This is just a propaganda tool to try and thwart an active investigation into criminal acts by a would-be terrorist group.”

    “Why wouldn’t you talk to the FBI,” Gavin wondered. “If, in fact, there is something being done to destroy the image of Islam in the United States, then it should be stopped. We should put a positive face on Islam — not Islamic extremists.”…
    Who’s “we?” In which bizarre parallel universe would that be “our” job? The people responsible for negative perceptions of Islam are the ones committing murder and justifying it with chapter and verse.

  5. * We should put a positive face on Islam — not Islamic extremists …

    We should put a positive face on the Mafia — not standover men …

  6. Well, this member of the “islamophobic hate machine” suggests everyone read the book “The Muslim Mafia” and acquaint oneself with CAIR’s real motives (as if you didn’t already guess).

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