Last week, a representative of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) gave a prayer before the Arizona State Senate.
No news media picked it up. No one reported on it. It was a commonplace thing. CAIR, after all, is a "civil rights" organization; why should anyone be concerned if a CAIR leader prays in a U.S. government body? CAIR has been linked by the Justice Department to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, but no one seems to mind. What could go wrong?
And so this is the situation: in America today, representatives of a group linked to an international organization dedicated to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" (the Muslim Brotherhood's stated goal in the U.S., according to a captured internal document) are consulted daily by law enforcement officials and the mainstream media, and one is invited into the august chambers of government to give his blessings on the proceedings. While there, he leads the lawmakers in a prayer that obliquely condemns their own religious traditions.