The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) attacked a Saudi peace blogger who was part of a delegation of Arab journalists from around the Middle East visiting Israel. As pointed out by The Investigative Project on Terrorism, CAIR wrote a post on their Facebook page titled, “Saudi Arabia’s vicious troll army has a new target: Palestinians.”
The post went on to declare: “When Saudi Arabia’s most fanatical pro-Israel influencer was kicked out of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque this week, it was a propaganda gift for the kingdom’s anti-Palestinian trolls, tasked with pushing normalization with Israel at all costs.”
The post linked to an article of the same title written by Hamas-supporting journalist Muhammad Shehada.
The Saudi blogger, Mohammed Saud, a supporter of Israel, was subjected to vicious abuse (see video below) by Palestinians as he toured the Arab market in the Old City of Jerusalem and visited Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.
Watch Palestinians abuse Mohammed Saud:
As noted by The Investigative Project on Terrorism, CAIR purports to be a civil rights organization concerned with issues surrounding American Muslims, as evidenced by this 2013 statement by CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush, in response a journalist asking Ayloush to condemn Hamas.
Refusing to answer the question, Ayloush states, “As a civil rights organization, we’re not here in the business of being dragged into the Middle East affairs and the conflicts of the Middle East. We are an American organization.”
Yet CAIR was named by the U.S. Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest-ever terror funding case in U.S. history – that of the Holy Land Foundation which was found to have funneled more than $12 million to Hamas, the terror organization that is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The U.S designated Hamas as a foreign terror organization in 1997.
Mohammed Saud, the Saudi peace blogger, who was the brunt of CAIR’s vitriol was invited to visit Israel along with journalists from Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt by the Israeli Foreign ministry.
The group toured Israel, visited the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and Yad Veshem (Israel’s famous Holocaust museum).