Harvard Org. Gives CAIR Founder ‘Call of Service’ Award

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The largest student organization at Harvard University is giving the founder and executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) a prestigious award in November.

Nihad Awad will be honored with a guest lecture followed by receipt of the Ivy League university’s Phillips Brooks House Association’s 2017 Robert Coles “Call of Service” award. Previous recipients have included former vice president Al Gore.

Awad was a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a secret body set up to advance Hamas and the overall Islamist agenda. He was recorded at a 1993 meeting discussing how to support Hamas and the “goals, strategies and American perceptions of the Muslim Brotherhood” in the U.S.

CAIR was also listed by federal prosecutors as an entity of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.

For more information on CAIR, read Clarion Project’s Fact Sheet on CAIR

CAIR has a history of Islamist extremism. The U.S. Justice Department labeled CAIR an “unindicted co-conspirator” in an enormous  Hamas terror-financing trial involving the Holy Land Foundation and listed CAIR as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity.

In 2008, the FBI officially ended its use of CAIR as a Muslim outreach partner after the designation by the Justice Department.

In 2014, CAIR was designated a terrorist organization on by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the Harvard Gazette, the Phillips Brooks House Association, founded in 1904, is a student-led nonprofit at Harvard  that involves over a thousand students in social service and social action programs that benefit close to 10,000 low-income people in Boston and Cambridge.

The Gazette states that the “Call of Service” lecture and award “brings a significant leader in public service to Harvard each fall to inspire a deeper engagement with critical social issues on campus and in the wider community.”



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