In typical fashion, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) closed out 2018 by ignoring yet another instance of blatant anti-Semitism from one of its close allies — American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).
In November, AMP invited Turkey-based professor Abdallah Marouf to speak at its annual convention in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend. But, as we discovered and reported, Professor Marouf has posted multiple anti-Semitic statements on his Twitter, including, "The problem of the Jews through history does not change: paranoia and absolute narcissism that always destroys them in the perils. The days are among us!!" In another tweet, he declared, "Be angry, not sad: for the enmity of the criminal Jews against the Qur'an in the Misra of the Messenger of God [Jerusalem] has brought near their imminent demise!"
At AMP's conference itself, Marouf reportedly used his speech to quote a famous Hadith, saying, "Muhammad said to the Jews: 'I am more worthy of Moses than you are.'"
We asked CAIR-National's communications director Ibrahim Hooper and CAIR-Chicago's executive director Ahmed Rebab if CAIR would denounce Marouf's comments and his inclusion in AMP's convention, but both CAIR representatives refused. Nor did they comment when we asked if AMP's association with Professor Marouf would affect CAIR's frequent partnership with the group.
We didn't think so.