Terrorist Group Suppresses Free Speech – Again

January 31, 2012 08:22

Lt. Gen. “Jerry” Boykin (ret), an ordained minister, who has been continuously attacked by CAIR for his outspoken opinions on Islamic Sharia Law in America was prevented from speaking at a prayer breakfast at West Point.

Daily Caller reports that “The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Monday night that it had successfully prevented retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been shown in court to have ties to Islamic terror groups. U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis ruled there is “ample evidence” to support the Justice Department’s decision to blacklist the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terror trial.  CAIR, headquartered within three blocks of the U.S. Capitol, is the nation’s largest Muslim-rights group.

Discover the Networks has this about CAIR:

Despite its attempt to portray itself as a champion of Muslim civil rights, CAIR espouses radical views and has publicly endorsed radical militant Islamic groups around the world. According to many terrorism experts, CAIR is on the wrong side of the war on terrorism.

Consider some of CAIR’s positions:

“[CAIR] was formed not by Muslim religious leaders throughout the country, but as an offshoot of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP). Incorporated in Texas, the IAP has close ties to Hamas and has trumpeted its support for terrorist activities.” Former chief of the FBI’s counter terrorism section, Oliver Revell, called the IAP “a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants.”

Former FBI counter terrorism chief, Steven Pomerantz, stated publicly that, “CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.”

At a speech in Fremont, California, Omar M. Ahmad of CAIR proclaimed that, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran…should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”


CAIR has had a disproportionate influence in suppressing  the free speech of Americans. CAIR has long used intimidation as a tactic to push the Islamization of America. Fox News has reported that a complaint from CAIR led to the firing of Juan Williams at NPR.

CAIR has charged former Speaker of the House and GOP 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with spreading Islamophobia.

The Seattle Weekly announced that Molly Norris, its editorial cartoonist, had “gone ghost.”  The FBI told her she had to because otherwise it couldn’t protect her against death threats from Muslims she’d angered by starting “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” to protest radical Muslims’ violently stifling freedom of speech and conscience. Terrorism works.

Center for Security Policy notes these supressions of speech by CAIR:

For example, another colleague, former Congressman Fred Grandy, was removed from his position as one of Washington’s most popular talk radio show hosts when he refused to allow Muslim critics to dictate who could appear on his program and what they could say.

Last fall, Stephen Coughlin – one of the nation’s foremost non-Muslim experts on shariah – was similarly subjected to a CAIR-led effort to deny his ability to speak.  In that case, he was denied by the Obama administration the opportunity to provide training to Central Intelligence Agency personnel about what impels our enemies to engage in murderous and stealthy forms of jihad, namely shariah.

More recently, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been subjected to a campaign of vilification by CAIR and its friends.  His offense?  Mr. Kelly gave an interview to the makers of a superb documentary, “The Third Jihad,” and allowed that film to be used in training his officers.


Yet CAIR has a very cozy relationship with the Obama administration and leftist members of congress. The Council on American-Islamic Relations which the FBI has proven to be linked to a terrorist organization teamed up with the US Department of Homeland Security to determine what groups in America should be categorized as ‘extremist’ and potentially violent. CAIR proudly pointed out on their Facebook page that its Michigan members ‘participated a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group meeting with law enforcement officials and community advocates in Dearborn, Mich.’[ibid] which was a DHS group to identify “extremist groups” in america.. Now you can see why the DHS came out with its Rightwing Extremism report in April of 2009  that warned of potential violence by people against illegal immigration and gun control, and returning military veterans.

Fox News reported that the Obama administration had banned the words Islam and Jihad from the National Security Strategy Document:

President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy ..

The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century.”


The Center for Security Policy notes that the Obama administration seems to be in league with CAIR in its supression of free speech:

U.S. government is now effectively encouraging what amounts to free speech for some – and abetting it.  Team Obama has begun according Islamophobia the status of a serious problem.  Worse yet, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined forces with the OIC in trying to find ways to suppress this fictitious problem by treating instances of what should be protected free speech as prosecutable “incitement.”


A 2010 Daily Caller article pointed out how CAIR uses lawsuits to silence any critics of its Islamist agenda:

Since their founding in 1994, CAIR has sued and/or attacked with consequence such media outlets as: The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, The National Post, National Review, Anti-CAIR, various talk radio hosts, and college newspapers. Recently, even The Daily Caller has found itself caught in CAIR’s crosshairs.

“It is really impossible to know how many people have been intimidated with these lawsuits because if you read the original letter they sent to me, you know, ‘don’t discuss this with anybody else.’ How many people have succumbed to that and said, ‘hey, we don’t want to get involved in this,’ and they’ve quietly gone away,” Andrew Whitehead, a blogger CAIR sued in 2004 for defamation, told The Daily Caller.


Is this the freedom we want in America?

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