THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS AND THE SO-CALLED LYNCHING MUSEUM BOTH SHOW DISDAIN FOR AMERICA.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, formerly called the Lynching Museum, is –
“dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy and “the lynching of thousands of black people in a decades-long campaign of racist terror.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/us/lynching-memorial-alabama.html
However, that is not what the Memorial is really about. A look at their website shows an overriding concern with criminal justice reform. This is the idea that institutional racism is responsible for the enormous rate of incarceration among Black Americans. According to the memorial’s website, the American Civil Rights movement was part of a “myth”. The lynching museum warns of a “romanticizing” of the civil rights movement. This has taken attention away from the “work left undone”. As a result black Americans are now vulnerable to –
“ . . . a new era of racial bias and abuse of power wielded by our contemporary criminal justice system. Today, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Mass incarceration has had devastating consequences for people of color: at the dawn of the 21st century, one in three black boys, and one in six Latino boys, was projected to go to jail or prison in his lifetime.” https://eji.org/racial-justice
This is not so much a museum of an aspect of American history. It is more like a fund raising device exploiting white guilt.
This anti-American “museum” is a magnet for other anti-American groups.
Groups associated with the Lynching Museum include the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Lawyers Guild.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS BUILT BY AFRICAN AMERICANS, BUT NOT FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS. – DAWUD WALID, CAIR-MICH.
The presence of these groups should be like a siren call to the Council on American Islamic Relations.
So, it is no surprise that CAIR has released a trailer for a film entitled ‘In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey‘.
Here is where you can see all your favorite CAIR villains. You can watch them all pile into a truck and go on a road trip to the Lynching Museum. Nihad Awad, Dawud Walid, Mustafaa Carroll, Zahra Billoo, Jaylani Hussein, Karen Dabdoub and fellow traveler Linda Sarsour will all cry, and emote for the camera.
Because of a mosque fire, CAIR is appropriating the meaning of the Civil Rights Movement to promote themselves. But, CAIR is not walking in the footsteps of Crispus Attucks , John Brown, or Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. They are walking in the footsteps of Hamas.
Nihad Awad attended the 1993 Philadelphia Meeting, and said one of his goals will be explaining the legality of Hamas.
Dawud Walid took up the cause of Rasmea Odeh who was involved in the bombing of an Israeli supermarket that killed two people.
Jaylani Hussein told an audience organized by 50 pro-Hamas groups there needs to be an end to the narrative that Israel has a right to defend itself.
There will be no mention in CAIR’s movie that the free states outnumbered the slaves states in the U.S. Likewise, there will be no mention that America fought a war to end slavery. And, they would rather forget that Martin Luther King said Israel has a right to exist.
CAIR HAS NEVER MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO ALIGN WITH AMERICA’S ENEMIES.
Whether it is urging for the removal of Civil War statutes, opposing counter terror measures, or supporting Black Lives Matter they are never our friend.
And, their trip to the worthless “lynching museum” is just one more example of this.