White House removes CAIR from national strategy on antisemitism

PELONI. Having professional antisemites involved in any attempt to address the growing antisemitism in the US only serves to demonstrate how completely disinerested the establishment is in combatting antisemitism.  Their role in this position was an outrageous act of Jew Hatred from the day they were appointed to this position which preceded October 7, and yet, even after they celebrated the slaughter of Jewish innocents that day, it has taken the administration two months to take any steps in responding.

ALL Muslim Brotherhood organizations should be stripped of all such govt positions, refused govt funding, and placed on terror watch lists.

A White House spokesman also condemns “shocking, antisemitic statements” from the Council on American-Islamic Relations executive director.

As of 1:51 p.m. on Dec. 7, the archived page continued to reference CAIR, but at some time thereafter, the White House removed that reference.

Screenshots on Dec. 7, 2023, of a page on the White House website before (left) and after it scrubbed a reference to CAIR from its national strategy on antisemitism. Source: JNS highlighted CAIR on the left and where CAIR had appeared on the right. Source: Archive.org, White House website.

Also on Thursday, Andrew Bates, White House deputy press secretary and senior communications adviser, told reporters that the White House condemns “shocking, antisemitic statements” of CAIR’s executive director “in the strongest terms.”

Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, spoke at the American Muslims for Palestine convention in Chicago on Nov. 24. “The people of Gaza have the right to self-defense,” he said at the time. “Israel, as an occupying power, does not have that right to self-defense.”

He added that he was “happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land.”

Thousands of Hamas terrorists invaded the northwestern Negev from the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, killing some 1,200 people and wounding thousands. They took at least 240 Israelis and foreign nationals back to Gaza as hostages.

“The horrific, brutal terrorist attacks committed by Hamas on Oct. 7 were, as [U.S.] President [Joe] Biden said, ‘abhorrent’ and represent ‘unadulterated evil,’” the White House spokesman said. “Oct. 7 was the deadliest day for Jewish people since the Holocaust. The atrocities of that day shock the conscience, which is why we can never forget the pain Hamas has caused for so many innocent people.”

“There are families who are in agony mourning loved ones, and there are also families in agony as they do everything in their power to free loved ones being held hostage,” he added. “Every leader has a responsibility to call out antisemitism wherever it rears its ugly head.”

In June, Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, told The Jerusalem Post that the CAIR should be judged going forward, and not on its “problematic” past.

JNS sought comment from Lipstadt after CAIR was part of a group statement and released its own statement blaming Israel for being attacked on Oct. 7.

In response to a question from JNS about whether CAIR still deserved that second chance after its comments on Oct. 7, Lipstadt said: “It is irresponsible and abhorrent to try in any way to justify Hamas’s murder of more than 1,000 Israeli civilians, including through indiscriminate attacks.”

“The United States stands resolutely in solidarity with the government and people of Israel, as they consider steps to mitigate this vicious, lethal terrorist threat,” she added.

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  1. “CAIR should be judged going forward, and not on its “problematic” past.”

    What does that mean you fool?