IslamismSeptember 5 2022, 6:32 am

Maryland Civil Rights Commission Gives “Trailblazer Award” to Director of Muslim Brotherhood Group

The Coun­cil on Amer­i­can-Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR) is report­ing that its Mary­land Direc­tor, Zainab Chaudry, has received a “Trail­blaz­er Award” from the Mary­land Com­mis­sion on Civ­il Rights (MCCR). Accord­ing to a CAIR press release:

Chaudry received the Civ­il Rights and Fair Hous­ing Trail­blaz­er Award on Sat­ur­day, August 20th at MCCR’s bien­ni­al gala in Hanover, Mary­land. “I’m hon­ored by this recog­ni­tion and ask God to guide me to con­tin­ue work­ing for jus­tice and equi­ty for all Mary­lan­ders,” said CAIR’s Mary­land Direc­tor Zainab Chaudry.

Read the rest here.

The MCCR is an inde­pen­dent agency gov­erned by a nine-mem­ber com­mis­sion appoint­ed by the Mary­land Gov­er­nor to serve indi­vid­u­als, busi­ness­es, and com­mu­ni­ties through­out the State. Its man­date is to pro­tect against dis­crim­i­na­tion based on race, col­or, reli­gion, and oth­er pro­tect­ed clas­si­fi­ca­tions. In an August 2022 inter­view with Turk­ish state broad­cast­er TRT, Chaudry described Israel as an “Apartheid Zion­ist regime,” stat­ing that Israeli vio­lence in the Gaza Strip hap­pened every as often as “the polit­i­cal cli­mate war­rants it.” Chaudry has also con­tributed to Mid­dle East Eye, an Islamist pub­li­ca­tion linked to the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB).

CAIR describes itself as “a grass­roots civ­il rights and advo­ca­cy group and as “America’s largest Islam­ic civ­il lib­er­ties group.” It was found­ed in 1994 by three offi­cers of the Islam­ic Asso­ci­a­tion of Pales­tine, part of the US Hamas infra­struc­ture at that time. Doc­u­ments dis­cov­ered dur­ing the ter­ror­ism tri­al of the Holy Land Foun­da­tion con­firmed that the founders and cur­rent lead­ers of CAIR were part of the Pales­tine Com­mit­tee of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and that CAIR itself is part of the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. The orga­ni­za­tion is led by Nihad Awad, its long­stand­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and one of the three founders. Recent­ly, CAIR has been gen­er­al­ly por­trayed in the media as a Mus­lim civ­il rights group.

For more on CAIR, go here.


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