CAIR TO TRUMP: DROP FRANKLIN GRAHAM FROM INAUGURAL PRAYERS

Charges 'ill-informed and extremist views are incompatible with the Constitution'

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim-rights group designated by the Justice Department as a terrorist co-conspirator, is calling on Donald Trump to drop Rev. Franklin Graham as one of six clergy who will offer prayers at the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony.

In a press release issued this week, CAIR referred to the son of evangelist Billy Graham as a “notorious Islamophobe”

“If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not to create divisions between faiths,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Rev. Graham’s ill-informed and extremist views are incompatible with the Constitution and with American values of religious liberty and inclusion.”

Awad was linked to the Holy Land Foundation terror-funding case by wiretaps showing him present at a 1993 Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders and activists where participants hatched a plot to disguise payments to Hamas terrorists as $12 million in charitable giving. Five of the plotters were given substantial prison sentences and, as WND reported, a new Internet campaign is urging President Obama to provide clemency to the jailed leaders of the foundation before he leaves office.

This is not the first time CAIR has attempted to have Graham banned from official Washington functions. In 2010 the group celebrated its success at having Graham dropped from The National Day of Prayer at the Pentagon.

CAIR’s Awad said his organization hailed the decision “as a victory for common sense and good judgment.”

“Promoting one’s own religious beliefs is something to be defended and encouraged, but other faiths should not be attacked or misrepresented in the process,” Awad said.

Graham has been outspoken in his criticism of Islam, saying Muslims are “enslaved by Islam” and characterizing it as a “very evil and wicked religion.” Following the attack by two Muslims that left more than a 14 dead and 22 seriously injured in San Bernardino, Graham warned, “Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized – and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad.”

CAIR’s demand is unlikely to carry any weight with the Trump transition team. The president-elect, during his thank-you event last month in Mobile, Alabama, praised Graham and credited him for contributing to his victory.

“I want to thank so many great people, but having Franklin Graham, who was so instrumental, we won so big, with evangelical Christians, we won so big,” Trump told the crowd of 20,000.

Graham has previously prayed at the 2001 inauguration of George W. Bush and his father has prayed at the same event for other presidents, from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton. That both Grahams have always concluded their prayers in the name of Jesus Christ — and Franklin Graham certainly will again — can only add to CAIR’s displeasure.

Ironically, CAIR’s broadside against Graham came at the same time his charitable organization, Samaritan’s Purse, was dedicating a 50-bed field hospital the group built in Mosul, Iraq.

The trauma unit constructed on the Plains of Ninevah is meant to treat the injured in the fighting being conducted by government and coalition forces against ISIS, reported the Washington Times.

“It’s a privilege to be here,” Graham said during the dedication ceremony. “As a Christian, I want all people to know about God’s love for them.”

Samaritan’s Purse was praised by Lise Grande, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, who noted the difficulty in finding NGOs willing to provide frontline trauma care.

“We’ve reached out to a number of organizations, asking, begging them to step forward,” she said. “Dr. Graham, Samaritan’s Purse answered that call. We can’t thank you enough.

“You built this hospital in record time. Most of all we want to thank you for saving people. Because Samaritan’s Purse is here, thousands — tens of thousands — of people will survive…”

CAIR is unlikely to be moved by Graham’s clearly un-Islamophobic charitable work in Iraq. Graham’s 2003 announcement of his group’s planned relief efforts in Iraq drew similar scorn from the U.S. Muslim group.

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for CAIR, charged that evangelical groups use humanitarian concerns as a cover for their true motive – to convert Muslims to Christianity.

“They go after them when they’re most vulnerable and hope they can get them to leave their faith,” he told Beliefnet at the time. “It’s a very despicable practice.”

Hooper said Graham’s effort could undermine President Bush’s attempt to convince the Muslim world that the war was not against Islam.

“If it becomes generally known, it’s going to be a public relations disaster for the Bush administration,” he Hooper, who has said he wants the U.S. eventually to become a Muslim nation.

“Franklin Graham obviously thinks it is a war against Islam.”


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Look Islam people you wanted to come to America and you are here, now you must assimilate to our ways of life we did not ask for you to come here! We drink beer we respect our women and love our Christian way of life and our constitution and will not stand for any 7th century Cult that is in direct contrast to our way of life. To put very blunt you change your ways we do not change anything  if you cannot live in by these simple convictions  then take your goat smelling sheep herding a***es the hell out of America!  

Couldn't have said it any bettet!!!!

"F" CAIR!

They should be the first ones to be removed from the White House, and the country.

Actually President Trump, it's way past time to dropkick c.a.i.r. completely OUT of our country, we don't need our ENEMIES to reside in our country, and believe me, they ARE ENEMIES, PERIOD!

All members of cair should be shipped to gitmo .

Who is CAIR any longer but an international terrorist group. No one we listen to and wanting Franklin Graham dropped from inauguration is 1 more reason HE WILL BE THERE.Means that CAIR is threatened by the True Word!
I don't care what CAIR says.

CAIR,  Keep your Muslim ,Islamic, Terrorist Mouths shut !!!! Don't  try and tell us what to do , say , think, act , dress, or eat and drink . BITE ME!.

There is an obvious breakdown in the English language, when "phoebe"..., can be added to any ordinary word..., and be interpreted as a prejudiced FEAR. When that is obviously an incorrect interpretation. I personally have no fear of an organization, group, or establishment, based on their religion...,unless of course that religion advocates murdering other people, and overthrowing a way of life. But when that happens, it DOES NOT create FEAR..., but instead creates an overwhelming patriotism for my own country, and way of life.

It appears to me that these infilTRAITORS..., are the ones with the fear.    As in Americaphobes..., and Christianaphobes..., or would the term be Americahaters..., or Christianhaters be more appropriate? You so called fake newsers should be able to see through your FANTASTIC FLAWS..., in PHRASEOLOGY.

We need some "phobes" to label THEM with:

Christianphobes

Ameriphobes

Whitephobia

Conservaphobes

CommonSensephobia

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Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

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In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

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