CAIR Shuts Down Free Speech at U.S. Army War College

Jun 18, 2019 by

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. –

Anyone who dares to criticize Islam will be shamed, reviled, called an Islamophobe or white nationalist, and even disinvited to speak at an event. The most recent disinvitation is the lecture by Raymond Ibrahim on June 19 at the prestigious 50th Annual Lecture Series of the U.S. Army War College.

Raymond Ibrahim is the son of Coptic Christian immigrants from Egypt, a prolific scholar on Islamic history, sought after speaker, and one of the most esteemed and intrepid experts on the threat from Islamic jihad and Sharia.

When the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) learned that Ibrahim was scheduled to speak at the War College, their propaganda and character assassination mechanism shifted into high gear. CAIR sent a letter to USAWC with a demand to rescind Ibrahim’s invitation. They professed concern was that “Raymond Ibrahim’s book…. advance[s] a simplistic, inaccurate and often prejudicial view of the long history of Muslim-West relations….”

CAIR shamed the War College and predicted that allowing Ibrahim to lecture about his new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, would create dangerous perceptions about Islam and Muslims among the military.

Next, CAIR issued a press release and a petition in which they accused Ibrahim of being a notorious “Islamophobe” and “white nationalist” and claimed that USAWC is “endorsing and fostering anti-Muslim hate within the military by inviting Ibrahim.”

Highly alarming is that an Islamic terrorist organization has successfully influenced one of the U.S. military’s most prestigious academic institutions.

We would assume the “intelligence” staff at USAWC would be knowledgeable about CAIR. They have access to open source documents at the U.S. Department of Justice about the terrorist organization. Instead of refusing to submit to CAIR’s demand, USAWC “postponed” Ibrahim’s speech – which is most likely permanent.

Here are a few facts USAWC should know about CAIR.

  • The FBI has suspended all formal contacts with CAIR due to its relationship with HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization;
  • Named by the U.S. Department of Justice as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terrorist funding case in American history, the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation;
  • Identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group;
  • In 2014, U.S. ally – the United Arab Emirates – officially designated CAIR as a terrorist organization;
  • In 2011, one of CAIR’s directors was sent to federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Saddam’s Iraq;
  • In 2004, CAIR-Northern Virginia director pled guilty to terrorism-related financial and conspiracy charges and was sentenced to prison for 23 years;
  • In 2004, Randall Todd Royer, CAIR communications specialist and civil rights coordinator, was indicted on charges of conspiring to help al Qaeda and the Taliban battle American troops in Afghanistan and was sentenced to prison for 23 years;
  • In 2003, former Community Affairs Director pled guilty to three federal counts of bank and visa fraud and deported to Egypt after he had funneled money to activities supporting terrorism and had published material advocating suicide attacks against the U.S.; and
  • CAIR fundraiser was arrested on terrorism-related charges and deported from the U.S. due to his work as Executive Director of the Global Relief Foundation, designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for financing al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

Instead of caving to Muslim demands and “postponing” Ibrahim’s speech, the USAWC should assume the role with which Americans have entrusted it: education of its leaders about the enemy within and without our nation. They should allow Mr. Ibrahim to give his speech on June 19th.

Islam is a U.S. government protected religion and the only religion which Americans are not allowed to criticize. CAIR is using hardball tactics to ensure that Americans will not learn the truth about a well-orchestrated effort to convert America to Islamic state under Sharia law.

Muslims have become quite emboldened about their long range plan for America as shown in this video clip: “… our final objective is not just to become part of the system but to make all of America Muslim….and we have to be very calculating about it or else we will not accomplish our goals.”

Islam is obviously winning the war when our American military institutions cave to demands of Islamic terrorist organizations.

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