In 2005, the Organization of the Islamic Conference launched a “Ten-Year Programme of Action to Meet the Challenges Facing the Muslim Ummah in the 21st Century”. The goal of this program, now halfway towards its completion, is to work through the UN and other international bodies to persuade countries — even non-Muslim ones — to enact laws criminalizing the defamation of religion, especially Islam.
Most readers have heard of the “Islamophobia Observatory”, which was created to be the watchdog entity for the ten-year plan. As we mentioned the other day, the Islamophobia Observatory recently released its latest report detailing all the incidents of “xenophobia” and “racism” in the non-Muslim world directed towards Islam and Muslims.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the local American franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and acts an agent of the OIC and the Ummah in the United States. Now the Center for Security Policy has turned the tables, will watch the watchers. Here’s the CSP press release about the launch of the CAIR Observatory:
New “CAIR Observatory” website connects the dots on CAIR’s foreign funding and lobbying
March 17, 2010: WASHINGTON, DC — The Center for Security Policy announces the launch of the website CAIR Observatory at www.cairobservatory.org. The website presents comprehensive open-source evidence and analysis alleging that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)has acted as a foreign agent on behalf of Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires any agent of a foreign principal — including agents of foreign states, political parties, corporations, non-governmental organizations and even individuals — to register with the U.S. Department of Justice as a foreign agent.
The centerpiece of the website is the report “CAIR and the Foreign Agents Registration Act,” which details the foreign funding, foreign direction and domestic political influence operations of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the United States.
The report documents these CAIR activities as a foreign agent:
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- CAIR received at least $2,192,203 in Contributions, Income and Money from foreign principals in the form of 10 distinct transactionsReceived a $2,106,251 mortgage loan from a foreign principal for their Washington, D.C. headquarters
- CAIR secured the promise of at least $54,500,000 in pledges from foreign principals
- CAIR met and coordinated with foreign principals on at least 30 occasions
- CAIR engaged in at least 50 political influence operations on behalf of foreign principals in the United States
The Center has additional evidence that cannot be made public at this time documenting an additional $2.4 million in foreign donations and loans given to CAIR since 2000.
The goal of the “CAIR Observatory” (http://www.cairobservatory.org/) is to build a model for researching and compiling evidence of illegal behavior by Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, with a focus on organizations operating in the United States as unregistered foreign agents for the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and its member states.
The website’s name — “CAIR Observatory” — is a direct counter to the so-called “Islamophobia Observatory” maintained by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-based OIC has been a contributor to CAIR, and the two have a history of coordinated meetings, methodologies and goals. The website will be updated regularly with new evidence on CAIR’s ongoing activities as a currently unregistered foreign agent.
The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.
For more information, contact:
Dave Reaboi — Director of Communications
Center for Security Policy