US State Department asks UAE why it labeled Hamas-linked CAIR a terrorist organization

by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

It’s perfectly clear why CAIR and MAS were listed as terror organizations: because of their links to the Muslim Brotherhood. But the Obama Administration cannot accept that, as it has itself done so much to aid the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. Hence this move, which is a fresh indication of the unwholesome influence these groups wield in Washington. But the UAE has the right idea, even if it reverses itself under pressure from State — and we can only hope for a restoration of sanity in Washington that will end these groups’ influence before they do more damage.

CAIR is not, strictly speaking, a terrorist organization: it doesn’t blow things up or exhort others to do so. It is, however, an Islamic supremacist organization with the same goals as those of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: the imposition of Islamic law wherever and whenever possible.

“State Dep’t Asks UAE Why It Labelled CAIR a Terrorist Group,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, November 18, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann): Read the entire story.

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