Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CAIR Doesn't Like Rabbis?

Interfaith? On behalf of the hikers jailed in Iran?

Were there any Rabbis involved, according to the Washington Post?

An interfaith delegation of religious leaders from Washington didn’t come home from Iran on Monday with the news it had hoped for, but members said they remain optimistic about what they call the “imminent” release of two U.S. hikers.

The delegation hoped to return with hikers Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, who have been jailed on spying charges since July 2009. But members of the group said conversations with Iranian authorities led them to believe that the release of the men, who maintain that they accidentally crossed the Iraq-Iran border, could come within days.

According to AP, no:-

A group of U.S. Christian and Muslim envoys was returning from Tehran Monday after holding talks with Iran's president over the possible release of a pair of Americans jailed as spies for more than two years.

But aren't the hikers Jewish? Yes:-

...three American-Jews hikers, who were arrested in Iran, on 31 July 2009, accused of espionage, who are recent UC Berkeley graduates.

Sarah Shourd, Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer were detained July 31 when they crossed into Iran while on a hike in Iraq’s Kurdish region. Friends and family said the trio had become disoriented and accidentally crossed the border. Shourd, 31, and Bauer, 27, were visiting from Damascus, Syria, where Shourd teaches English and Bauer is a freelance journalist. Fattal, 27, who works for an environmental group in Oregon, was visiting Shourd and Bauer when the trio were arrested.

Yes, here.

So, either Iran was aginst Rabbis - but they love Neturei Karta.

Or the families didn't want to highlight the Jewishness of the issue.

Or CAIR wasn't happy about cooperating with Jews.

All bad.


See its involvment as per the WashPost:-

Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said the delegation plans to present the U.S. State Department with a list of 50 to 60 cases it wants the United States to examine. CAIR will also look into several cases of alleged mistreatment, Awad said.

“We heard heartbreaking stories [of Iranian detainees], truly,” Awad said. “The suffering is on both sides. Unless we address these legitimate issues we cannot move forward.”

Is that a bit of blackmail?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While highlighting CAIR's duplicity is essential, it is also important to remember that those three hikers belonged to virulently anti-Israel organizations that are proponents of Israel's destruction. Don't feel so bad for them. Let their Arab friends get them out of the mess they got themselves into.