Debbie Schlussel: Creative Financing: Did CAIR Stage "Pro-Israel" Death Threat to Collect Feds' Cash?

By Debbie Schlussel

Earlier this week, I told you how CAIR--the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Saudi-financed HAMAS-front group is urging mosques and Islamic schools and institutions to apply for $25 million in Homeland Security security grants.

Now, it looks as if CAIR is pulling out all stops to get its hand on that taxpayer money. The deadline to apply for the grants is June 22, and a government press release specifies that

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations through their eligible State Administrative Agency (SAA) according to criteria that includes:

Prior identified and substantiated threats . . . and Organization's credible threat or vulnerability, as well as the potential consequences of an attack.

CAIR's Dawud Walid Staging Large Muslim Money Grab of Tax $$$

Last night and today, CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid (who sent out an e-mail calling me a "shyster"--a bigoted term for Jewish lawyer, made remarks about Jewish control of the media, and refuses to denounce Hezbollah and HAMAS) was all over the news about a mysterious letter containing death threats to all Detroit Muslims. The letter was allegedly post-marked from Chicago and supposedly contains "violent pro-Israel . . . imagery." How very convenient. Gee, I wonder if Walid did his part and sent a similarly unsigned death threat to the CAIR office in Chicago, so his counterpart there can whine all over TV.

Why now? Why did CAIR get a death threat just over a month before the deadline for cash for religious institutions subject to exactly just that sort of threat? Timing is everything. And the timing here is VEEEEERY suspicious.

But, hey, I'm sure it's just a coincidence. Right? That's why CAIR is now sending out new e-mails to members urging them to apply for the DHS grants, complete with links to the story about the "death threat" letter. And CAIR is sending out press releases about the letter, which just so happen to mention the Dept. of Homeland Security grants.

As the French would say: Quelle coincidence! Whatta coincidence!

I'm starting to believe a more apt saying: There are no coincidences.

Something smells. And it ain't the shawarmeh.

Posted by Debbie on May 2, 2007 02:27 PM to Debbie Schlussel