This month, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR is holding three annual conferences for the year 2015. The first, held in Orlando, featured a Hamas-linked, Chicago-based imam, Kifah Mustapha. The second, held in Tampa, featured a racist comedian, a US named co-conspirator for a terror trial, and an Islamist who has threatened the wrath of God on world leaders. Essentially, the CAIR speakers represented what CAIR itself has represented since it began over two decades ago: hatred and violence.
CAIR was established in June 1994 as part of the American Palestine Committee, a terrorist umbrella group headed by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. From the time of CAIR's founding, a number of officials from the group have been imprisoned in and/or deported from the US for reasons related to terrorist activity. Others from CAIR have utilized the worst of incendiary rhetoric to spread the group's radical message, like CAIR founder Omar Ahmad, who stated, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant."