CAIR: Is American media gullible?

Islamic organizations like CAIR have tried and true techniques for manipulating the press. Photo: Signs of our times (

CHARLOTTEOctober 16, 2013 – Remember the good old days when a CARE package represented American generosity to aid the poor in other parts of the world?

Today a CAIR package could be an Improvised Explosive Device, though the Council on American-Islamic Relations would never admit to such criticism. Rather, CAIR claims to be largest Muslim advocacy organization in the United States with a mission to “encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promise justice and mutual understanding.”

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All well and good, providing the dialogue and mutual understanding fits their one sided philosophy.

We hear the name CAIR in the news all the time. We know it calls itself a “moderate” Muslim civil rights organization based in the nation’s capitol.  Some of us know it was created to defuse perceptions of Islamophobia which are said to stigmatize Muslims.

On the surface that creates warm fuzzy feelings because the leaders of CAIR don’t look or act at all menacing when making their case. But this is October. It is Halloween season. Masks change appearances quickly. Especially when they are part of a strategy.

Founded in 1994 by Omar Ahmad, CAIR presents itself well, but like so many aspects of society today, seeing isn’t always believing. CAIR has become increasingly visible since 9/11/01 when the need for glossing over fears of Islamic jihad became significantly more necessary. Never mind that Ahmad, who stepped down in 2005, was quoted as saying  “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” and “The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

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No matter how “moderate” CAIR claims to be, that is not exactly a moderate philosophy.

Much of what is so unsettling for Americans today is that we cannot get a handle on the constant confusion swirling through Washington. Politics has always been politics. We had our likes and dislikes. We agreed or disagreed. Some things were good and others were bad, but whatever the result, somehow we always believed that we knew the rules. Somehow we thought we knew how the game was played. No more

Those days are gone. They no longer exist. Today, we have politics as unusual. It is misdirection by design. CAIR is a master of manipulation. If you observe what they do closely, it will open your eyes to a new world of deceit.

CAIR instructiona about the media (

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Part of the plan is to influence media because the press is easily manipulated. As Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs points out, an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)/CAIR spokeswoman said recently, “Media in the U.S. is very gullible. If you have something to say, especially as a Muslim, they’ll come running to you. Take advantage of that!”

Peel away the layers of the onion and try to see clearly as your eyes begin to water. As Commentary Magazine says CAIR is nothing more than a “political front for Hamas.” Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood. The MB was founded in Egypt and had supposedly moderated when President Mohamed Morsi was elected. We quickly saw how “moderate” the Brotherhood had become.

In other words, no matter how genteel CAIR may appear on television, they are still a mouthpiece for Islamist ideals. CAIR uses deception as a means creating the public perceptions they desire. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” CAIR is no different.

In a new documentary the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) exposes techniques CAIR uses to “manipulate a lazy and gullible” American media.

In the daily race to get the news first, to break the latest story or to flit from one crisis to another, it is increasingly impossible to focus upon any one story without being distracted by something else. When we find ourselves shaking our heads, trying to decide whether right is left, or black is white, or if what we actually just saw and heard is denied as being the truth, how is it possible to make sense of anything?

Confusion rather than focus is the order of the day. Start a fire at one end of the forest and while firefighters are putting it out, burn something else at the other end. Keep everyone running back and forth until nothing gets done. Chaos ensues. One crisis follows another and, pretty soon, all sense of order collapses.

Let’s just call it political ADD. It works. CAIR, and its followers, know it, and the media doesn’t even understand what is happening.

The time has come to reveal what is behind those Halloween masks. We must figure out the tricks or the enemy will soon have all of the treats.   

Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (  

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Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three decades. Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club ( and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.


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