CAIR: Front for Radical Islam? – You Decide

No tolerance from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as you will see when you watch this passionate video interview of terrorism analyst, Steve Emerson on Hannity and Colmes.

After the video you’ll find some commentary on Islam convert, Ismail Royer, (formerly known as Randall Todd of St. Louis) now in prison on numerous charges of terrorism. 


Here’s the Deparment of Justice release on the sentencing of Randall Todd, then and now known as Ismail Royer. Randall/Royer and Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Hamdi, the famous “Yemenian” were sentenced for participating in the “Virginia Jihad Network.”

Here’s a more colorful account of Todd/Royer from Daniel Pipes:

I mention this unsavory person because today he was indicted and arrested for his association with terrorism, specifically his having joined the Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba, traveled to Pakistan, done propaganda work for it, and “fired at Indian positions in Kashmir.”

In addition, the indictment also states that Royer “possessed in his automobile an AK-47-style rifle and 219 rounds of ammunition” in September 2001. The grand jury charges that Royer “did unlawfully and knowingly begin, provide for, prepare a means for, and take part in a military expedition and enterprise to be carried on from the United States against the territory and dominion of India, a foreign state with whom the United States was at peace.”

It’s also worth noting that Royer was working for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), militant Islam’s most aggressive political organization in North America, when he began training with Lashkar-e-Taiba. (He served there variously as a communications specialist and a civil rights coordinator; see an IslamOnline “Live Dialogue” for him sharing a by-line with CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad.)

This means that CAIR now has a record of at least two former employees indicted and arrested in 2003 on terrorism charges; the other was Bassem Khafagi, CAIR’s director of community relations before his arrest this January. Oh, and one must not forget that a member of CAIR’s advisory board, Siraj Wahhaj, was named as one of the “unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators” in the attempt to blow up New York City monuments nearly a decade ago. So, CAIR not only apologizes for terrorism but is now implicitly accused of having more direct links to it. (June 27, 2003)