Ibrahim Hooper, a leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has appeared on Iranian TV where he complained he said that “”The rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society is being generated by a cottage industry of Muslim bashers and Islamophobic groups.” According to the PressTV report:
Director of Washington-based CAIR National Communications, Ibrahim Hooper says the rise of ‘anti-Muslim sentiment’ in America has ‘political’ reasons. There are a number of ‘rightwing politicians and activists’ who are pushing anti-Muslim sentiment in America for their own ‘political games’, Hooper told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Saturday. “The rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society is being generated by a cottage industry of Muslim bashers and Islamophobic groups,” he said. Nearly a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a new wave of bigotry and discrimination is affecting the everyday lives of many Muslim Americans, a Justice Department official and Muslim leaders has said.”
An earlier post discussed another appearance by Mr. Hooper on Press TV where he said that “we are the first defenders of the constitution.”
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 US. 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 US. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a “war on Islam.” In 2009, a US federal judge ruled “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas.”” The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) along with CAIR are part of the US Muslim Brotherhood.
(Note: The PressTV report was found at the Weasel Zippers blog.)