How Progressives Are Responding to Fuqra Candidate

When Clarion Project broke the story about a congressional run in Massachusetts by an official from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Jamaat ul-Fuqra (which now uses the name of Muslims of the Americas or MOA), we pointed out that she casts herself as “unapologetically progressive.” It is fascinating to see how progressives respond to the “progressive” candidacy of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is running in the Democratic primary in Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District against Rep. Richard Neal. An articulate, likable, African-American female attorney who styles herself as a civil rights activist would normally be a formidable challenger in today’s…
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Winning Afghanistan: Support Trump’s Strategy

Winning Afghanistan: Support Trump’s Strategy

  President Trump is pledging to “win” in Afghanistan by defeating the terrorist “losers.” He is correct about the disaster ahead if the U.S. retreats from Afghanistan, but his speech doesn’t seem to have addressed the concerns of those who believe that the campaign there is a lost cause. Trump rightly pointed out that there are 20 groups designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the U.S. State Department operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If the U.S. abandons Afghanistan, these groups will use the country as a launching pad to target the U.S. and destabilize the region, including nuclear-armed Pakistan. From…
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CAIR Condemns Chief of Staff Kelly

The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization identified by the Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood front, condemned new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for his “Islamaphobic ideology.” Kelly previously led the Department of Homeland Security for the Trump Administration. During his time as secretary, the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties thanked CAIR's Florida chapter in a letter that the author claimed was written at the request of General Kelly. As we stated in our July 30 article, it is very possible Kelly did not actually ask for the…
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7 Moments from Trump’s Speech in Saudi Arabia

7 Moments from Trump’s Speech in Saudi Arabia

President Trump’s brazen speech in Saudi Arabia is being praised from (almost) all quarters. Its powerful moments will be remembered for years and will reverberate throughout the Middle East. But no speech is perfect. Here are seven moments from the speech, starting with what may be the closest President Trump may come to having his “Tear Down This Wall” moment: It is a choice between two futures – and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out. DRIVE THEM OUT of your places…
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10 Points You Won’t Hear About Trump’s Revised Travel Restrictions

President Trump has issued an executive order modifying his controversial travel restrictions which have been incorrectly derided as a “Muslim ban.” Of course, despite major changes, groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are still calling it a “Muslim ban” and are committed to retaining the issue’s divisiveness so they can endlessly bash Trump as a bigot and raise their own profile in the process. "This executive order, like the last order, is at its core a Muslim ban, which is discriminatory and unconstitutional," said the executive-director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, who nonetheless touted the revisions as a “partial…
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