In an interview on Saudi Arabian TV December 27, 2012, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director Nihad Awad declared that “Islam and the U.S. are twins, linked by common values. The values upon which the U.S. was founded are the same values advocated by Islam: Freedom, and especially freedom of religion, freedom of speech, protection of minorities and spreading justice among all sectors of society.”
Awad went on to give us his vision for America, saying, “Every day I live as an American-Muslim citizen I rediscover the firm bonds between the humane system that the U.S. created for its people and the values advocated by Islam. This marriage of Islam and the U.S. will be the best suited for humanity because Islamic values are divine values, conveyed by Allah… the U.S. is not perfect but is moving toward a more perfect union.”
How will that “perfect union” be accomplished, according to Awad? “The combination of my American nationality and the practice of my Islamic religion, creates a beautiful blend, “ he said. “ … This is a civilized blend, which proves Islam flourishes in an atmosphere of freedom, and spreads freedom, justice and equality.”
Awad is one of the founders and the executive director of CAIR, an organization that was named by the U.S. government as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history.
He is on record as supporting Hamas, a terrorist entity that advocates, promotes and executes suicide bombing and other horrific attacks on civilian populations.
He recently demanded that the U.S. government allow a radical, extremist Muslim, Saudi Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni, into America after State Department and the Department of Homeland Security denied his entry on the grounds that he was dangerous.
Al-Qarni was named as one of the Saudi clerics who influenced Osama Bin Laden’s followers and is on record cursing Americans for fighting against Sadam Hussein and praying for their violent demise. “We curse all of them every night and pray that Allah will annihilate them, tear them apart and grant us victory over them … Throats must be slit and skulls must be shattered,” he said. Al-Qarni also says he prays that Allah “will destroy the Jews and their helpers from among the Christians and the Communists, and that He will turn them into the Muslims’ spoils.”Awad and Al-Qarni were scheduled to speak at the same Islamist conference last December. Perhaps they were going to elucidate the crowd on how “Islam and the U.S. are twins, linked by common values.”
In the interview, Awad also gives us a history lesson, saying, “It is extremely important to know how Islam began in the U.S. There are historical accounts according to which Muslims preceded Columbus, who is said to have discovered the U.S. Some documents and accounts indicate that Muslim seafarers were the first to reach the U.S. The bottom line is that Islam played a part in the establishment and development of the U.S.”
This fallacy of Awad’s imagination is extremely dangerous in that, many Islamists believe that once a land was occupied by Muslims, it must ultimately revert back to them.
Awad also says in the interview that “Islam’s worldview is one of coexistence, of respect for pluralism, and of peace,” and that “Most of the wars waged between nations were the result of failure to acknowledge and respect the other.”
Just two weeks ago, Awad joined forces with the radical extremist Muslim imam preacher and virulent anti-Semite Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, to make a movie about the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Qaradawi is on record as saying, among many other extremist statements, “I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom.”
Qarawadi’s extremism led the United States, Britian and France to ban him from entering their countries as well.
Later in the interview, Awad tells his Saudi viewers that, “After 9/11, we saw great interest among the American public in becoming better acquainted with Islam by studying and reading about it. We found that few books on Islam were available in the public libraries … and most of these books were misleading or anti-Islamic. Therefore, we decided to publish several books on Islam … We decided to send them free of charge to the American public libraries.”
Awad quotes statistics that show there are 16,200 public libraries in the U.S. serving 300 million Americans. He says, “We managed to provide this collection [he holds up a stack of books for viewers to see] free of charge to half of the public libararies [in America.]”
This means that if you take a look at the books on Islam in your public library, there is a good chance that the information you find will have been provided under the auspices of CAIR, who hopes to “twin” with the United States to make a “perfect union” of Islam and America.