If there’s one thing the deadly terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium made the world realize, it’s that its time for Western leaders to stop playing around with the Islamic State terror group (ISIS), and take bold action to finally bring it down. In America, the one person who seems poised to do so is Donald Trump, but right after the attacks happened, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced an alarming plan to stop him from doing so.
Many people around the nation are already suspicious of CAIR and its intentions, and the group’s latest move isn’t going to sit too well with them. The terror-tied group apparently sees a Trump presidency as a threat, and like numerous other anti-Trump organizations, they want to ensure he doesn’t make it into the White House.
Why? Well, because Trump isn’t going to pander to their every complaint, unlike his Democrat counterparts. So they’re planning a massive voter registration drive through heavily Muslim-populated areas in several swing states in hopes of getting millions of Muslims to the polls in November to vote against The Donald, and they’re using highly charged rhetoric to do so.
The New York Times has more:
Organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR, the Islamic Circle of North America and the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations are encouraging mosques to turn themselves into voter registration centers before the November election so that Muslims can make their voices heard at the polls. Registration drives are expected to ramp up significantly in June, during Ramadan, when attendance at Islamic centers peaks.
“The fear and apprehension in the American Muslim community has never been at this level,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR. “The anti-Islamic tidal wave is spurring civic participation.”
Although Muslims make up only about 1 percent of the population in the United States, civil rights groups have set a goal of registering a million new voters. Efforts will be focused on swing states such as Ohio and Florida that have large Muslim populations, potentially giving the small but united voting bloc the power to tilt close elections.
“The best answer to this anti-Muslim rhetoric is engagement in the political process,” said Naeem Baig, the president of the Islamic Circle of North America. “It is a matter of survival for the American Muslim community.”
These terror-tied groups have been responsible for the jihadi lawfare we’ve seen across the nation, which has paved the way for people like Ahmed Mohammad, who brought a hoax bomb to school, to sue for civil rights violations after someone said something because they saw something. Islamofauxbia is their business, and they’re going to be peddling it hard to get Muslims to the polls.
And here’s the thing – it’s going to work. Like numerous other protected classes in our country, Muslims have been convinced that they’re perpetual victims of a bigoted society, and the only way to change it is to change society to be more “tolerant” of fundamental Islam, rather than denounce extreme factions of their religion and assimilate into our culture – and it appears as if they’re going to use the presidential election to do so.
Whether or not they’re able to tilt the elections remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain – in a tight race, a million votes makes a difference, so this is definitely something we should all take seriously.