This story is another example of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) exploiting other people’s misfortunes and tragedies to promote themselves on television.
This is a sad story. A beautiful young woman was riding in her husband’s truck when he was shot and killed. One can hear her voice crack with emotion as she says.
“I will never see him again.”
But in a pattern that should be all too familiar to readers, the last few seconds of the broadcast are devoted to CAIR, who is supposedly “in on” the case. It is not clear what involvement CAIR has in the matter. It could be providing money, helping to find employment, or simply handling publicity.
And while we wait for CAIR’s Faizan Syed to answer our phone calls, let’s look at the well-established pattern of CAIR exploiting tragedy on TV.
When a Mississippi judge resigned amid a sex scandal, CAIR went on television to welcome his resignation.
CAIR “spoke up” after a Stevens Point, Wisconsin man had a drunken outburst targeting Hmong people.
Eckerle got in trouble for criticizing Black Lives Matter and using the N-word at work. CAIR went on television to say that this was evidence of a larger problem in the United States.
Poor Bob Kroll did nothing but become the target of CAIR’s wrath when the organization was ignored by the city and police after the George Floyd affair.
A police detective is rumored to have forced black women to have sex with him. CAIR leaps into action. They would have called for Golubski’s dismissal if he hadn’t already retired.
CAIR has lost faith in the Portland mayor and is going on TV to join others in calling for his resignation. This is ironic, because CAIR is working with the rioters.
Harry Sanders asks why the history of slavery in America is relevant today. CAIR has nothing to do with this, except asking for Sander’s job.
Another drunken outburst. This time in Plano, Texas and aimed explicitly at the Indians. This is the pretext for CAIR to appear on television presenting itself as a spokesperson for the entire South Asian community. A very clear example of what this list tries to show.
The Atlanta spa shooting
CAIR wants to be involved in stories that are trending in the news, especially if it involves a white male. It’s all gibberish with the CAIR brand in the background.
Racist flyers from all over the country.
None of the racist flyers across the country mention Muslims. But because they are referencing white supremacists, CAIR is eager to share their experience on the alleged danger of whites.
CAIR’s Jaylani Hussein has nothing to say about the police shooting of Tekle Sundberg. He may have turned down an interview, but instead she appeared on TV in a ridiculous outfit to give misinformation.
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CAIR targets public employees of all kinds, but particularly law enforcement. CAIR had nothing to do with the harsh arrest of a black teen caught on cell phone video. But she cannot contain her righteous indignation from him and calls for discipline.
Another drunken outburst, this time in Ohio. No one knows why the black girl advanced on Andrew Walls after he told her to stay away from her, but she did and he hit her. Walls now faces charges, while a television station gives the Council on American-Islamic Relations 15 seconds to smear Walls on television.
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For some inexplicable reason, reporter Chris Keating thinks CAIR is somehow relevant to the story of a crazed racist threatening an Amazon delivery man in New Jersey.
Vandalized Milwaukee Synagogue
As the reporter gives us the details of a vandalized synagogue, suddenly, without any warning or explanation, CAIR’s Corey Saylor appears, blurts out some platitudes, and disappears as suddenly as he appeared.
Goofy teens spray swastikas in a seemingly desperate attempt to get attention. She might be a frat hazing for all we know. There is no reason for CAIR to say anything. However, since vandals are white, CAIR warns us about the rise of racism in America.
The Capitol Riot
Of course, CAIR wants to participate in such a popular story like January 6th. But he has nothing to share except his disdain for white people.
Even when there is a Muslim angle to one of these woe stories, CAIR proves its irrelevance time and time again.
Instead of assisting in school and police investigations, CAIR used a rumor as a pretext to go on television four times to call for the firing of an elementary school teacher. Tamar Herman is now suing CAIR for defamation.
There are several cases and numerous broadcasts where CAIR has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who injured a Muslim. No one comes close to claim it. But CAIR receives publicity in the same way.
after Benjamin Enderle vandalized a mosque in Moorhead, Minnesota, CAIR went on television to promote one of its fraudulent reports.
New York Subway Killer
There’s a double murderer on the loose in the New York subway. The mention that the attacker may have said “anti-Muslim stuff” is the pretext for CAIR to appear on the broadcast and challenge the NYPD.
CAIR knew nothing about the serial murders in New Mexico and appeared on television more than 20 times in five days saying things like “We don’t know what happened” Y Someone out there knows something.
Well, we definitely know that CAIR will take advantage of the tragedy to promote itself on television.
Although the george floyd The matter is the granddaddy of CAIR’s irrelevant broadcasts, due to the fact that that incident encouraged the organization to intervene in all sorts of things outside of its purview, the absolute cap being its participation in the the colleyville terror incident last January.
Here was a case of misfortune involving a Muslim that CAIR couldn’t get away from fast enough. And television stations released CAIR for working so hard to free an al Qaeda operative from prison and for possibly inspiring a terrorist incident.
Unfortunately, this is not a complete list. It’s not even a quarter of the examples of CAIR being on TV hundreds and hundreds of times a year. However, it is safe to say that CAIR takes advantage of the misfortunes of others to promote its brand on television.
The purpose of publishing this list is in the hope that the public will use it to discuss, satirize and highlight CAIR’s well-established pattern of exploiting tragedy on television.
CAIR belongs very much to a culture of shame and honor. The sooner the public begins to hold CAIR accountable for its media abuse, the sooner it will change its behavior on television.
“Widow, Witness to Roadrage Murder of Food Delivery Driver Shares Her Story,” by Meredith Yeomans, NBCDFW, Nov. 25, 2022:
The widow of a man killed in a highway shooting shares her experience that day.
Idalia Cerna was in the passenger seat when her husband, Hamzah Faraj, 24, was shot and killed in September 2021.
Wearing both of their wedding rings is Cerna’s way of keeping the memory of her late husband close at hand and in her heart.
“It’s like a promise that we had that we would always love each other and be together forever,” Cerna said.
Faraj was a teenager in 2013 when he and his mother fled Iraq to Fort Worth in search of a better life. He met Cerna in 2017 through mutual friends.
“He was a very nice person, a very funny person,” Cerna said.
The couple married in 2020. He was assassinated the following year, on September 11, 2021….
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-DFW, announced this month that it is now involved in the case and is investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime.
Fort Worth detectives have not publicly called it a possible hate crime. Police say the suspect’s truck may be a gray 4-door Dodge pickup. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Fort Worth police at 817-392-4382.