The leader of CAIR says he is “happy” about the Hamas attack and murder of over 1,400 Israelis on Oct 7.
This same leader has been promoted and praised by radical anti-American Democrats across the country.
A small group of US Representatives have turned the narrative from Israel being the aggrieved to Hamas being aggrieved.
St Louis radical US Rep. Cory Bush says Israel is committing war crimes for going after the murderers of 1,400 of its citizens. The same group kidnapped over 250 Israelis and has raped and killed many of these hostages.
One member of this “squad”, Ilhan Omar entered the US illegally with her father who was a member of a terrorist regime before changing his name and coming to the US.
The squad and other radicals across the country have praised the leadership of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
FOX News reports:
Several Democrat members of Congress have a long history of public support for an organization whose leader recently ignited a firestorm over controversial comments regarding Hamas’ deadly attacks on Israeli citizens.
Nihad Awad, the executive director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), recently said that he was “happy to see” the October 7 Hamas invasion of Israel and that the Jewish state did not have a right to self-defense because it is an “occupying power.”
“The people of Gaza only decided to break the siege — the walls of the concentration camp — on Oct. 7,” Awad said at the 16th Annual Convention for Palestine in the U.S. on Nov. 24. “And yes, I was happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land and walk free into their land that they were not free to walk in.”
He continued, “And yes, the people of Gaza have the right to self-defense — have the right to defend themselves. And yes, Israel as an occupying power does not have that right to self-defense.”
Awad’s comments forced the White House to scramble and scrub CAIR as a committed partner to fight antisemitism on its website. A White House spokesperson also strongly reprimanded his comments in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“We condemn these shocking, Antisemitic statements in the strongest terms,” the White House spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “The horrific, brutal terrorist attacks committed by Hamas on October 7th were, as President Biden said, ‘abhorrent’ and represent ‘unadulterated evil.'”
Meanwhile, dozens of federal lawmakers across the U.S. have previously expressed support for CAIR, as featured on the organization’s website, and some remained silent when asked by Fox News Digital about the co-founder’s stance on the horrific attacks that left 1,200 dead and others captured.