When it comes to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, many in the radical Muslim community choose to exploit imagery related to the Holocaust in an attempt to gin up animosity towards Israel. One of the promoters of this offensive practice, Affad Shaikh, is a representative of a well-known Islamic organization, CAIR. Recently, Shaikh took the offense to a new level – or in this case, a new low – by evoking an infamous Nazi propaganda-driven anti-Jewish libel and by posting to the web a defaced photo of a familiar Holocaust victim.
Since the beginning of the Gaza attacks, the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR has been on the attack, as well – against Israel. This makes sense, given the group's deep connection to Palestinian terrorists – CAIR was created by Hamas operatives and CAIR was recently named in a federal Hamas fundraising trial.
One of the CAIR leaders who has been extremely vocal in his anti-Israel rhetoric is Affad Shaikh, the Civil Rights Coordinator of CAIR-Los Angeles (a.k.a. CAIR-California). Upset at the Gaza situation, Shaikh has posted numerous anti-Israel messages on different blog sites.
Shaikh is involved with – what he calls being a "collaborator" for – various blogs. One fittingly goes by the name Anti-"Israel," a site which broadcasts articles written by leaders of Hamas. In a January 8th article published by Anti-"Israel," entitled ‘This Brutality Will Never Break Our Will to Be Free,' the head of Hamas Khaled Meshaal admitted to Hamas's use of rockets against Israelis. He wrote, "Our modest, home-made rockets are our cry of protest to the world."