This election season, there are several candidates running for office who are connected to the terror-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The group positions itself as a modern-day civil rights organization for American Muslims, but that’s far from the truth. CAIR, which has been declared a terrorist organization in the UAE (an Arab-Muslim country), was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood with the goal of raising funds for the Hamas terrorist organization. Additionally, the organization was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history.
And this year, the nefarious group is attempting to move individuals sympathetic to its causes into the halls of power. These individuals include:
Mazen, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, city councilor, announced earlier this week that he was stepping into the ring to run for the open seat in the state’s 3rd congressional district, which covers northwest Boston.
He is currently sitting on the board of CAIR’s Massachusetts chapter. One of his fellow board members is the lawyer for The Muslims of America (MOA), an anti-Semitic, terror-linked organization. In November, Mazen’s chapter will host Linda Sarsour, the controversial Women’s March leader who has called for Muslims to wage jihad against President Trump. She will be the keynote speaker for CAIR-MA’s annual gala.
— Joshua Miller (@jm_bos) September 22, 2017
Mazen has a track record of attacking reformist Muslims and is known to surround himself with fundamentalist preachers. He dismisses these critiques as mere “Islamophobia.”
The very safe Democratic seat opened up in the congressional district thanks to the announced retirement of Rep. Niki Tsongas.
Dr. El-Sayed is running for governor of Michigan. The up-and-coming Democrat has been profiled to great fanfare as “The new Obama.” The child of Egyptian immigrants, El-Sayed has in the past received a fellowship from members of the far-left Soros family.
He is listed as a keynote speaker for the CAIR national chapter’s annual banquet, which will take place in late October. He will speak alongside Imam Suhaib Webb of the Islamic Society of Boston. Webb, who was once a close friend of deceased Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, is the leader of a congregation that has drawn over a dozen suspected or convicted terrorists. El-Sayed will also be joined by Azhar Azeez, the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA was founded in 1981 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Like CAIR, it was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) September 21, 2017
Although he’s down in the polls, the Democratic primary for the 2018 race won’t take place until Aug. 7, 2018, giving El-Sayed plenty of time to rise in popularity.
Abboud is running to become the next U.S. Senator from Arizona.
Like Mazen, she is formally connected to CAIR, having served as the director of its Arizona chapter. CAIR Arizona officials have previously shared messages referring to the U.S. military as “occupiers” and “murderers.”
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A favorite among progressives, Abboud has endorsed polygamy and surrounds herself with radical preachers who support killing homosexuals.
She is listed as a featured speaker at the national chapter of CAIR’s annual banquet, sharing a stage with the aforementioned Imam Webb, Dr. El Sayed, and Azhar Azeez. Accompanying radicals is not a new phenomenon for Abboud. She has in the past joined radical clerics at fringe Islamic events.
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Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.