05/30/2014 CAIR’s Anti-Memorial Day Tweets Anger American Muslims

Source: Israel National News

A series of Memorial Day tweets made by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has angered a number of American Muslims.

According to the Clarion Project, the tweets by CAIR officials questioned whether to honor U.S. troops who gave their lives in wars they oppose.

CAIR officials frequently depict American soldiers as murderers, imperialists and abusers of Muslims.

One tweet by Zahra Billoo, the executive-director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, read that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” and added, “How does one balance being pretty anti-war while honoring those who died in the military?”

She also quoted another CAIR official, Dawud Walid, the executive-director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, as questioning whether they should honor American soldiers that died in “unjust” wars and occupations.

The Clarion Project noted that Billoo did, however, find one “soldier” she felt comfortably honoring. On May 26, she promoted an article from the anti-Semitic and anti-American Nation of Islam that asked for help for a “black liberation soldier” named Imam Jamil al-Amin.

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