The Executive Director of a Florida Council on Islamic Relations [CAIR] office, Hassan Shilby, took to Twitter last week to rant about how ISIS and Fox News are pretty much the same thing.
#FoxNews claims Islam & Muslims are a threat yet the ones making death threats in America and calling for violence appear to be Fox viewers— Hassan Shibly (@HassanShibly) September 14, 2014
ISIS is beheading people and has slaughtered thousands but sure, lets compare them to America's most successful news outlet. If Fox News is so "intolerant" then why does the network, producers and its hosts regularly invite CAIR representatives on air to give their point of view?
As a reminder, CAIR has a history of supporting terrorist groups like Hamas, was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation investigation (which eventually led to five "charity" members being convicted for sending $12 million in funding to Hamas) and regularly tells Muslim-American communities not to speak to or help the FBI during counter terrorism investigations.
To make matters worse, President Obama seems to be taking the advice of the radical Islamic group on national security and how we define terrorism.
In his speech last week about ISIS, Obama said ISIS is "not Islamic" and is not a state. Before the speech, CNSNews reported that it was CAIR who wanted him to make that distinction.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants President Obama in his speech on ISIS Wednesday night to reject the jihadists’ “misappro-priation of Islamic terms and concepts,” and to recognize that the terrorist group was created by “the lack of freedom and justice in the region.”