Saturday, April 25, 2009
We’re so glad that CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper took to PRNewswire yesterday to play “Six Degrees of Adolf Hitler” with our friend Robert Spencer, because it provides us with a perfect opportunity to remind our readers that Hooper’s own ties to Neo-Nazis and racism.
Take, for instance, the fact that Ibrahim Hooper’s previous employer, the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), published a series of racist tracts, including America’s Greatest Enemy: THE JEW! and an UNHOLY ALLIANCE!.
In CAIR’s unsuccessful lawsuit against Anti-CAIR researcher Andrew Whitehead, his legal response made the following claim:
15. Douglas Hooper, a/k/a “Ibrahim” Hooper (“Hooper”), CAIR’s Director of Communications, also worked for the IAP before joining CAIR. He has stated: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. . .” Hooper has defended payments of bounties to the families of suicide bombers who kill Jews.
This pamphlet was being published as early as 1988, and continued to appear as late as a MYNA conference in 1994 — at which time Hooper was already working for CAIR (and has so ever since). Thus, Hooper’s tenure, as cited by Whitehead’s attorneys, would have coincided with the publication of this pamphlet.
Another document published by the IAP during this period was the 1988 HAMAS Covenant, along with a translation of the Covenant, which includes this hadith invoking the inevitable slaughter of all Jews by Muslims before the Day of Judgment:
“The Day of Judgement [sic] will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
This same document invokes the notorious anti-Semitic forgery — and Neo-Nazi favorite!!! — The Protocols of the Elders of Zion:
After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.
So before Ibrahim Hooper starts connecting the dots on others, perhaps he might want to explain his own connections to these overtly racist materials published by the IAP.
Oh, and let’s not forget that IAP was the parent organization of CAIR.
How many steps between Ibrahim Hooper and Adolf Hitler? None.
(Coming up next! “CAIR’s Neo-Nazi: William Baker” and “CAIR Fundraiser: ‘No to the Jews, Descendants of Apes’”)