CAIR official exposed as avowed Hamas supporter

· January 16, 2019  
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A senior official of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) who spoke last week at an event celebrating the election of three Muslim members of Congress is an avowed supporter of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas.

Jinan Shbat (who goes by “Jinan Deena” on Twitter), CAIR’s national outreach manager, tweeted her support for the Palestinian terrorist group in June, expressing her preference for Hamas over the Palestinian Authority, which governs the Palestinian areas of the disputed West Bank.

Last week, she opened CAIR’s congressional reception celebrating Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Mich., Ilhan Omar, Minn., and Andre Carson, Ind. Shbat spoke prior to CAIR executive director Nihad Awad, who has in the past also declared his support for Hamas. CAIR was founded by Hamas-tied operatives for the purpose of raising clandestine funds for the Gaza-based terror group. Today, CAIR describes itself as a “grassroots civil rights and advocacy group.”

This follows news that Rep. Tlaib invited Abbas Hamideh, an open Hezbollah (a U.S.-designated terrorist group) supporter and the executive director of the extremist group Al-Awda, to her inaugural private dinner party. In 2016, Shbat led a pro-Palestinian rally held by Hamideh’s Al-Awda. Officials within the extremist organization have supported terrorist groups and called for terrorist attacks against Israelis. 

It is unclear whether Shbat was also invited to the private dinner, but she did appear in multiple photos that day with Rep. Tlaib and posted them on social media.

The CAIR official is not just a Hamas supporter. Shbat is a passionate advocate for Israel’s destruction, often taking to social media to express her support for the boycott of Israel and for the country’s extermination.

Shbat, who, like Rep. Tlaib, identifies as a Palestinian-American, has expressed a deep hatred for America:

Conservative Review has reached out to Rep. Rashida Tlaib inquiring about her associations with Jinan Shbat. We will update the story if her congressional office responds.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.