This is no surprise, really, except perhaps to those who actually believe what CAIR says of itself. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. Ayloush himself in 2017 called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
So will there be an outcry? Will the establishment media challenge Jinan Shbat for her support for Hamas, or Rashida Tlaib for her closeness to Shbat? Not on your life. After all, it isn’t as if some Congressman were photographed with a foe of jihad terror and Sharia oppression — now that would be cause for a scandal.