California To Proclaim August "Muslim Appreciation And Awareness Month"

Submitted by Robert Spencer via JihadWatch.org,

This is being done at the behest of Hamas-linked CAIR. Is Assemblymember Bill Quirk aware that Hamas-linked CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case - so named by the Justice Department? CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) A California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI, and a Florida chapter distributed pamphlets with the same message. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates.

Does Quirk know or care about any of that?

Bill-Quirk

#‎CAIR?: California State Assembly to Proclaim August as ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

 

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/29/16) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”

 

WHAT: Presentation of HR 59, to Recognize August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

 

WHEN: Program begins at 11:30 a.m.; Resolution Presentation, 1 p.m.

 

WHERE: Program – Capitol Room 2163; Resolution Presentation – Assembly Floor

 

CONTACT: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Programs Consultant Maheen Ahmed, 916.605.6099 mahmed@sacval.cair.com; CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916.441.6269 belkarra@cair.com

 

“I am proud to celebrate the first ever Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month by honoring generations of Muslim Americans for their many social, cultural, and economic contributions to California,” Assemblymember Quirk stated. “The rhetoric surrounding this election makes the presentation of this resolution more important for me,” he said. “It is appropriate to acknowledge and promote awareness of the myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country, and extend to them the respect and camaraderie every American deserves.”

 

CAIR-CA’s recently-released Civil Rights Report indicates that bias incidents spiked by 58 percent between 2014 and 2015, which is attributed to public hostility generated by international acts of violence and hateful rhetoric utilized by candidates since the start of the election cycle.

 

A total of 1,556 incidents were reported to CAIR-California over the course of the 2015-year. These included complaints involving: employment discrimination, federal law enforcement questioning, housing discrimination, immigration issues, hate crimes, school bullying, and several categories.

 

“During these difficult times of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate incidents, Assemblymember Quirk’s resolution and recognition of Muslim Americans is uplifting for our community and immensely appreciated,” said CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra. “It is truly a historic moment for all Californians.”…

Meanwhile, when do the families of the victims of jihad get their moment in the sun? When is Victims of Jihad Appreciation and Awareness Month? And will there be special celebrations of Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month in San Bernardino?