Know Your Enemies
CAIR is not an enemy because of anything we have against them. It's what they have against us. We're Jews. And expressing contempt for Jews, there is Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Speaking on a panel at the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) annual conference in Chicago last month, Zahra Billoo, who manages one of the largest CAIR offices, warned the audience to “pay attention” to Jewish groups and institutions which she associated with betrayal.
How bad was her speech really? Watch the video, supplied by MEMRI. Really. Watch the whole thing. We doubt you'll be able to sit through it a second time, but it's important that you watch it once, at least. A partial transcript is here.
But wait! There's more
Only days after Billoo’s remarks, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) spoke at a CAIR virtual banquet as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accepted the group’s “American Muslim Public Servant of 2021” award.
In 2009, a federal judge concluded the government had found “ample evidence” to link CAIR with Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organization that routinely disseminates and distributes both anti-Israel and antisemitic tropes.
It was at a private fundraiser for CAIR of Greater Los Angeles when Omar referred to the September 11 terror attacks as a day in which “some people did something.”
That's right. As if we didn't already know it, there are sitting members of Congress on Billoo's side.
For more information on CAIR, here is the ADL's report.
It could have been just because she mentioned the ADL by name in her attack on Jews and Jewish organizations, but Jonathan Greenblatt even blasted Billoo on Twitter.
Any speech that will awaken Greenblatt from his dreams of antisemitism being a strictly right-wing phenomenon is one serious speech, and we'd all better pay attention.