I am calling to complain about KPBS putting the Council on American Relations spokesman Hanif Mohebi on the broadcast to promote CAIR’s new report.
CAIR claims that hate crimes against Muslims are skyrocketing. However, a look at their report shows that CAIR includes in their statistics: things that are not considered hate crimes by the police, things that are not considered hate crimes by the people involved, incidents that do not have any witnesses, videos, or evidence of any kind, and incidents that do not involve Muslims, at all.
Hanif Mohebi is asked on the KPBS broadcast for some detail on the incidents CAIR has received, but he only gives vague statements about Muslims being “essentially pushed into oncoming traffic”. Mohebi doesn’t gives any names, dates, locations, nothing. This incident is not mentioned in the CAIR report.
Although CAIR is sounding the alarm over the rise in hate crimes reported to them, it is worth noting that according to the FBI, White people receive nearly three times more hate crimes than American Muslims.
Hate Crimes in CAIR’s remarkably petty report are defined as internet posts.
CAIR’s premise that Muslims are being attacked by Americans at a record pace, is completely backwards. The focus of CAIR’s report, 2016 was the occurrence of the Orlando Night Club Shooting, the deadliest Islamic terror attack in America until the recent Las Vegas massacre. There are no deaths reported in CAIR’s analysis.
On top of all of this, is the fact that CAIR is the lobby for Hamas in this country. Jorge Solis, the presiding judge in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, wrote that the Government had provided ample evidence of a connection between CAIR, and Hamas. Part of this evidence includes the current executive director of CAIR National, Nihad Awad being at a summit meeting of senior Hamas leaders in 1993. At this meeting, which was secretly recorded by the FBI, Nihad Awad said that one of the goals of the group should be to give legitimacy to Hamas.
At the time he made this statement, Nihad Awad was working for the Islamic Association for Palestine. When the IAP was found liable in the Hamas assassination of David Boim, they closed down rather than pay the 156 million dollars awarded to the Boim family. The IAP has since opened up under a new name, the American Muslims for Palestine. The Boims are now suing the AMP.
CAIR works with the AMP, which is part of the Muslim Brotherhood political party, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.
The KPBS reporter had obviously not read CAIR’s report, had no interest in it, and was participating in what appears to be a paid commercial for CAIR.
I am asking that KPBS not allow, what is in effect a front for a terrorist group, to burnish their image this way, and for KPBS to inform their listeners about the background of this nefarious group, the Council on American Islamic Relations.