CAIR Blasts Somali Muslim Leaders for NOT Promoting Islamic Terrorism
Careful, CAIR, your slip is showing:
CAIR Claims 2 Metro Somali Leaders are Anti-Muslim
Letter blasts Abdi Bihi, Omar Jamal before forum
MINNEAPOLIS – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is blasting two high-profile leaders in the metro Somali community as anti-Muslim ahead of a conference with police departments to discuss Somali culture — and the public spat is testing the limits of tolerance.
The controversial claim comes from a group that is no stranger to controversy itself, and the conflict centers over who speaks for the local Somali community, which is a complicated mesh of 15 separate groups with deep cultural and religious divides.
“I’m not anti-Muslim,” said Omar Jamal. “I’m anti-Islamic terrorism.”
Omar Jamal and Abdi Bihi were the first to blow the whistle on the effort to recruit Minnesotan Somalis for terrorism in Somalia. Three of the young men who disappeared from Minneapolis would later become suicide bombers in Kenya and Somalia for the terror group al-Shabaab.
That stance earned them a seat on CAIR’s bad side, and the group recently sent a letter attacking both men’s education and experience while asking local police departments to boycott a Thursday conference where the two will be keynote speakers.
“These individuals, who have no credibility in the Somali community, are going to be educating law enforcement,” the letter read in part.
Yet, both men have been consulted by government leaders in the past. Jamal is now a United Nations representative of the Somali government. Jamal has also spoken before the National Press Club and has been sought after as a spokesman for the Somali community.
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