Tuesday, April 8, 2008

CAIR demands spying on federal employees

Never shy about their glaring hypocrisy, CAIR has demanded that Homeland Security begin spying — on DHS employees!

According to Audrey Hudson at the Washington Times today, “Activists seek oversight of TSA screeners”, CAIR was a signatory to a letter addressed to Kip Hawley of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) demanding the installation of cameras to spy on TSA employees to document “incidents of bias”:

Religious, minority and civil rights activists are asking Homeland Security officials to screen their own airport screeners using video cameras to check whether passengers are being subjected to bias or profiling.

“We believe such controls are critical to ensuring that our nation’s [screeners] are focused squarely on security threats and not distracted by any personal bias,” the organizations said in a letter this week to Kip Hawley, director of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The letter was signed by several groups including the Sikh Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Asian American Justice Center, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Council of La Raza.

The activists say recent policy changes give transportation security officers more discretion to pull aside passengers for additional screening that results in “an unchecked ability to engage in racial, religious, ethnic or national origin profiling of air travelers.”

Now you might be thinking to yourself: "Doesn’t CAIR scream ‘Islamophobia’ any time that one of their own gets nabbed by the Feds through spying and surveillance? And isn’t even the hint of suspicion directed at Islamic groups involved in support for terrorism grounds for them to wail about the US government declaring war on Islam?"

Well, yes they do friends, but they are never ones to let consistency get in their way! If spying on federal employees is what’s needed to impose their Islamofascist agenda on America, then so be it!

In the spirit of CAIR’s new spying program, they have provided TSA with new posters to be displayed in federal workplaces:

(Islamofascist eye courtesy of our friends at CAIR Watch)

But turning their Islamofascist logic around (i.e. spying on terrorists is a war on Islam), by demanding spying on federal employees hasn’t CAIR now declared war on the US government?

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Thank you.