CAIR Public Service Announcement At Times Square


The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has reported a new public announcement called “I am Muslim, I am American,” which began recently on the CBS Super Screen in New York City’s Times Square. According to the report:

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization announced today that its new public service announcement (PSA), called “I am Muslim, I am American,” began airing this morning on the CBS Super Screen in New York City’s Times Square. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said its New York chapter (CAIR-NY) produced the 15-second PSA, which will air every hour for 18 hours each day through January 16, 2010, on the 26-foot by 20-foot full-motion screen. More than one million people pass through Times Square each day. CAIR-NY’s PSA features an American Muslim NYPD sergeant, as well as a Muslim Little League all-star, a human rights activist, a doctoral candidate, and an attorney. It begins with the statement, “Building Community, Serving Country.” Viewers are encouraged to visit CAIR’s web site. “This public service advertisement features ordinary American Muslims whose everyday lives are dedicated to building community and serving country,” said CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali. “This initiative is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that a fair and accurate portrayal of Islam and Muslims is presented to the American public.” Ali added that the PSA will air during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, when up to one million people turn out to watch the ball drop at midnight. “We hope that the millions of people from around the nation and the world who view this public service announcement will return home with enhanced understanding of Islam and the American Muslim community,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Our PSA shows that American Muslims are a vital part of our nation’s social and religious fabric.”

Documents released in the Holy Land Trial have revealed that the founders and current leaders of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as identifying the organization itself as being part of the U.S. Brotherhood. A recent post discussed an interview with the Deputy leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in which he confirms a relationship between his organization and CAIR. Investigative research posted on GMBDW had determined that CAIR had it origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and its leaders have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of terrorism by the U.S. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a “war on Islam.”

(To view the announcement, go here )

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