The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is doing it’s best to prove what the FBI and DOJ (under Bush #41) warned congress and the public, that they are a pro-terrorism, Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organization. A Muslim/Pakistani group placed two billboards over Chicago highways with the hopes of fighting both terrorism and Islamophobia.
The billboards which read “Muslims to Muslims: See Something. Say Something. Save Innocent Lives,” were paid for by the Association of Pakistani Americans of Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook is a Chicago suburb).
“We are trying to tell average Americans this is who we are, and we do not condone (terrorism),” said Talat Rashid, founder of the group, who also is a member of Bolingbrook’s Planning Commission and was the suburb’s 2003 Citizen of the Year. “If we see anyone in our community that is off track, we will let the authorities know.”
It seems like a noble goal, but not everyone thinks so. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of Chicago’s Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), says there is no data that proves that Muslims don’t speak up when they see suspicious activity and thinks the billboard can create problems of Islamophobia for the Muslim in the community.
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