A couple weeks ago CAIR Oklahoma, led by Muneer Awad, issued a press release titled CAIR Asks Oklahoma Church to Drop Anti-Islam Agenda. Fairiew Baptist of Edmond, Oklahoma was the target:
The keynote speaker of tonight's event at Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Okla., is Avi Lipkin, an infamous Islamophobe who alleges among other things that Muslims worship the devil and that all Muslims want to kill Christians and Jews.
...This kind of bigotry and hysteria only serves to fuel the growing chorus of anti-Muslim sentiment that is unfortunately spreading in the Heartland," said CAIR-OK Executive Director Muneer Awad. "We respectfully request that the church drop this speaker and other hate-mongers, and offer it's congregants a sincere opportunity for dialogue and information about Islam and Muslims.
Awad said Fairview Baptist Church is known for hosting anti-Muslim speakers such as William Boykin, who recently withdrew from a speaking event at West Point Military Academy after concerns over his remarks that Islam does not deserve religious protections under the First Amendment, and Bridgette Gabriel, who paid tens of thousands of dollars to conduct robocalls in Oklahoma in 2010 to allege Muslim men rape their wives."
As I've said before, Muneer Awad just can't seem to put two or three sentences together without hurling words like bigot, hate-mongers, Islamophobe or anti-Muslim at others. And, as I keep reminding everyone, when CAIR uses these bullying words it couldbe because they are trying to stop a discussion on the issue. Not ONLY did CAIR OK ask the church to drop their speakers, they also wanted to know if certain people went to this church, like politicians or police officers and tried to find their names in a posting on Facebook, which seems to be a rather bold move:
Although some critics of Islam or Muslims do go too far when they make sweeping generalizations or hateful statements, CAIR has a long history of trying to silence critics who really have legitimate concerns. CAIR's beginnings are tied to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure and Hamas as shown in court evidence which was briefly explained in this Department of Justice letter. CAIR was started by leaders of the Islamic Assoiation of Palestine, an overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Its current and only national executive director, Nihad Awad, was one of those leaders.
In 2011, the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries awarded Muneer Awad their Russell Bennett Recognition award for his courageous social justice leadership.
Here's one of Awad's courageous tweets from 2011:
Dr. Bill Crowell, of the Boston Avenue Methodist Church is the president of the Board of Directors for the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries. Its membership includes many Tulsa area churches.
It's noteworthy to point out a former CAIR official, Bassem Khafaji, deported from the U.S. in 2003, is now running for president in Egypt who declared recently his commitment to implement sharia law in Egypt. I mention this because Muneer Awad sued Oklahoma when voters approved a constitutional amendment that directed courts not to consider foreign laws, including sharia laws that are used in Islamic countries, in their decisions. Another CAIR official was the imam in Tulsa in the 90s and was deported early last year for failing to inform the U.S. of his ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. These are not the only CAIR officials who've had legal problems.
Around the time CAIR Oklahoma pressured Fairview Church, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh declared it was “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.”
Will CAIR publicly condemn this declaration or will they just keep on trying to stop critics with their bullying ame-calling?
Saudi Embassy announces money contributed to CAIR to buy land for their national headquaters in DC: