Terrorism apologists at CAIR target professor teaching class on jihadists
The known terrorist front group -- the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- is targeting one of the nation’s largest taxpayer-funded high-learning institutions, the University of Central Florida (UCF) which boasts an enrollment of close to 60,000 undergraduate and graduate students. A tenured communications professor, Jonathan Matusitz, is now being targeted by CAIR for allegedly teaching anti-Muslim bigotry in his course that reveals the alleged link between terrorism and the current Islamic culture. The well-respected Belgium national also suggests that countries should resist the global spread of Islam.
In the past few years, CAIR has succeeded in bullying federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to change how terrorism is taught in police academies, military institutions, and elite training facilities such as the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and at the National War College, where a lieutenant colonel was fired from his teaching post. CAIR even got to dictate how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) trains its officers regarding terrorism. However, unlike the CIA, FBI, and the Pentagon, the UCF administrators refused to comply with CAIR’s demands to censor the popular professor, who a few years ago published a book titled “Terrorism & Communication: A Critical Introduction.”
Professor Matusitz informed Judicial Watch -- an organization that investigates and exposes government and political corruption and criminal activity -- that CAIR not only wrote to the university's dean but the Muslim group also "sent a spy to his class" which teaches students how culture shapes terrorism. He believes that the goal was to intimidate him. “My question to CAIR is where do jihadists ideas come from?" Matusitz asked. “Radical Islam is a brain-washing process, [it's] a cultural process.”
While former President George W. Bush at times did kowtow to CAIR's wishes, it is during the Obama presidency that "CAIR has flexed its muscles and the leader in the current administration have caved into its outrageous demands in the name of Muslim outreach. A perfect example occurred recently when the FBI academy was ordered by Attorney General Eric Holder to completely "purge anti-terrorism training material considered offensive to Muslims." CAIR also bullied the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and when the spy agency was asked about the meeting it refused to answer question or comply with a request by Judicial Watch for relevant documents about the meeting and any results stemming from the agency-CAIR discussions. Finally, the CIA claimed that "records of any meetings with the radical Islamic group are classified."
Feeling its oats, according to Judicial Watch, CAIR and other Islamic activists, with the support of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a CAIR cheerleader, demanded far reaching changes in the way all law enforcement officers are trained throughout the United States. According to Judicial Watch's report: "In a bold letter to Lisa O. Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Islamic groups demanded that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. They also want an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials to identify and remove information the groups claim could exhibit bias against any race, ethnicity, religion or national origin."
"CAIR has expanded its mission to include censoring material at public schools in this country and has been especially active in Florida. CAIR has also meddled into other U.S. government arenas," according to Judicial Watch officials. One of the problems that many in law enforcement training instructors and college professors face is the far-left propensity for defending terrorists, criminals and radicals. For example, groups such as CAIR will use student agitators to complain about professors or a class' curriculum to university authorities who would think it "cutting edge" to hire terrorists and cop-killers, but frown on professors who teach factual courses on terrorism or extremist religious-ideology.
Special thank you to Judicial Watch's Jill Farrell for her continued hard work and assistance.