It's the spookiest month of the year, so it's only fitting that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has chosen October to ignore a particularly scary example of Islamist extremism.
On Friday, October 26, the Aafia Foundation and Peace through Justice held a "United Nations Rally" in New York City. The event, attended by the International Action Center, Majlis Ash-Shura of New York, Masjid Alhamdulillah New York, Project Salam, the United National Anti-war Coalition and other "human rights and civil liberties bodies" was organized on behalf of convicted terrorist and attempted-murderer Aafia Siddiqui, otherwise known as Lady Al-Qaeda.
Siddiqui, who was once on the FBI's Most Wanted list, was convicted in 2010 of attempting to murder Americans in Afghanistan. She was arrested there in 2008 carrying "sodium cyanide, as well as documents describing how to make chemical weapons and dirty bombs and how to weaponize Ebola. When FBI and military officials tried to question Siddiqui, she grabbed a weapon left on the table in her interrogation room and fired upon them."
We asked CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper and CAIR's New York and New Jersey executive directors Afaf Nasher and James Sues for comment on the event. Unsurprisingly, all three CAIR representatives refused to condemn the rally or any of the cosponsoring organizations for doing so.