(Gateway Pundit) – The US Army War College bowed to terror-tied CAIR and disinvited an expert on Islam from giving a speech after CAIR branded him an ‘Islamophobe.’
Ray Ibrahim, an expert on Islamic terrorism and the history of Islam was scheduled to speak on June 19 and his speech was titled, “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West.”
The Philadelphia chapter of CAIR [Council on American Islamic Relations] protested and wrote a letter to the college superintendent Army Maj. Gen. John S. Kem, and provost James G. Breckenridge demanding they cancel the speech.
“It creates anti-Muslim racism. It is a narrow opinion. The very fact that he is going to speak to officers, men and women, who will potentially serve in Muslim countries…We also do not believe that there is any benefit to the U.S. in promulgating the inaccurate thesis that Islam is our enemy, as this stereotype only alienates millions of Muslim-Americans,” the terror front group said in its May 28 letter.
CAIR launched a smear campaign and actually called Ray Ibrahim, who is Egyptian, a “white nationalist.” Islam isn’t even a race, so there’s that.
The Washington Time reported:
The War College initially informed Mr. Ibrahim that the lecture could proceed despite the opposition. But after CAIR organized a publicity campaign alleging Mr. Ibrahim was a white nationalist, the college buckled to the group’s pressure.
Mr. Ibrahim, an Egyptian by ethnicity, vehemently denied he is a racist. “They are playing the race card,” he said.
After the Army announced it was postponing the speech, Jacob Bender, CAIR-Philadelphia executive director, issued a statement urging full cancellation. “A postponement is not enough — the college should reject hate,” he said.
Robert Martin, a spokesman for the Army War College, said Mr. Ibrahim’s speech was postponed so the Army education unit can “pair Mr. Ibrahim’s military history insights in close proximity with another historical perspective, at a time when [the Army War College] curriculum has addressed historical analysis of influences on conflict.” He did not respond when asked about the pressure from CAIR.
Mr. Ibrahim said the speech was canceled and the college’s claim of a postponement is not correct.
His 352-page book covers nearly 14 centuries in great detail, and CAIR provided no documentation for any research shortcomings in its campaign against him. “The history I present in ‘Sword and Scimitar’ is ironclad, verifiable and beyond well documented, with about a thousand endnotes, it is heavily based on primary sources, many of which are Muslim, and from eyewitnesses,” Mr. Ibrahim said.
So there you have it. CAIR, an undindicted co-conspirator of the largest terror funding case in US history is calling the shots and dictating to the US Army War College what they can and cannot discuss.
Had enough yet, America?