Apologetics Index entry on CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Apologetics Index has updated its entry on CAIR:
"The Council on American-Islamic Relations won't condemn Muslim fanatics, but it has declared war on outspoken Americans who will."
CAIR has also declared war on a web site that calls the controversial lobbying group "a terrorist organization."
CAIR claims to speak on behalf of America's Muslim community. "But reporters are learning it's not easy to find leaders who can authentically speak for Muslim Americans, who represent a wide variety of ethnicities and languages, sects and political views ranging from completely secular to Islamic fundamentalist. CAIR and AMC in particular would not be chosen as representatives by many Muslims. In fact, there are those in American Muslim communities as well as law enforcement who consider CAIR and the AMC [American Muslim Council] to be part of the problem, because both have been seen as tacitly -- if not explicitly -- supportive of extremist groups guilty of terrorism."
Find out what makes CAIR so controversial:
Then see our research resources on Islam
and on Islamic Extremism
Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
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