The CAIR religious leader at the presser said,
“Human life is precious. We respect human life… Please do not implicate Islam or Muslims. Our faith is against this type of behavior.”
The CAIR leader said the massacre may have been work related, mental illness or extreme ideology. The CAIR leader interrupted brother-in-law of suspect Syed Farook and urged people to wait before making any judgements.
“I had a chance to speak with Mr. Khan before and he truly doesn’t feel he’s informed enough, or anyone is informed enough to comment. We don’t know the motives. Is it work, rage related? Is it mental illness? Is it extreme ideology? At this point it’s really unknown to us.”
If the brother-in-law did not feel informed enough then why was he brought out to the press conference?In a longer video, the leader stated his name as Hussam Ayloush.
Over at FreeRepublic.com, a link was posted to an article from this past October about Redlands California Tea Party members opposing the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the area.
Members of both groups last week asked the City Council members their plan if asked to resettle refugees. They said they were concerned that Muslims who have beliefs contrary to the United States Constitution and ties to terrorist groups could be living in Redlands.
There is no formal proposal to resettle refugees in Redlands.
Mohammad M. Hossain, founder of the Islamic Center of Redlands, said the refugees are homeless and have nothing, so everybody has a duty to help them — that they would be grateful and not commit violence.
The Islamic Community Center of Redlands in Loma Linda is inviting the public to an Open Mosque Day on Sunday in the wake of the comments made during the Oct. 6 City Council meeting.
The center in Loma Linda declined an interview but sent comments by emailed statement.
....Victoria Hargrave of Redlands Townhall said on Wednesday that our nation is based on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and we value freedom of speech, freedom of religion and property rights as protected by the Constitution. She said Muslims reject these values and are coming to America to impose Sharia law.
“This paranoia and phobia is rooted in a combination of ignorance and bigotry,” said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and chairman of the Syrian American Council in a telephone interview Wednesday about the Redlands tea party concerns.Pointing the "Islamophobia" finger as Mr. Ayloush and CAIR always does is the type of psychological terrorism that is waged against those who have legitimate concerns. Look at how "Clock Boy" in Irving, TX was defended by CAIR, and is now threatening the city with a $15 million dollar lawsuit.
It's the constant playing of the "Islamophobia" card by CAIR and their liberal apologists that caused neighbors of the San Bernardino jihadists who had suspicions of their activities not to report them, for fear of being called "bigots."
More about Mr. Ayloush of CAIR from The Clarion Report:
CAIR-LA’s Executive Director has been Hussam Ayloush since 1998. In December 2001, CAIR-CA's website published a photo of him with Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader and an avid supporter of Hamas. During a discussion about zakat in October 2002, he referenced the view of "many scholars," but only mentioned Qaradawi.
On November 28, he reposted an article on his blog entitled, "Those Who Support Democracy Must Welcome the Rise of Political Islam." Political Islam is another term for the Islamist ideology followed by groups like the Brotherhood, where a nation is ruled by Sharia law in the place of democracy.
In May 2004, he said that the U.S. had become the "new Saddam," the war on terror was a “war on Muslims” and implored the country to "end this hypocrisy, this hypocrisy that we are better than the other dictator."
In March 2008, he said that in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, Somalia and other Muslim countries, the U.S. is "supporting occupation, instability, the interests of defense and war companies and the corrupt allies and puppet regimes." He envisioned "an America that can defeat terrorists without having to act like one."
In January 2004, he spoke of the "legitimate right of the Palestinians to defend themselves against the Israeli occupation" and in 2006, he described the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers by Hamas and Hezbollah as a "military operation."
The Israeli response, on the other hand, he said was "very reminiscent to the Nazi style of collective punishment in response to a resistance." He has also posted a picture of an Israeli fighter jet with the words, "guilty Israeli terrorists" and has put up photos of a dead Palestinian baby wrapped in the flag of Hamas. MORE: JihadWatch - Asked to condemn Hamas, Hussam Ayloush of Hamas-linked CAIR gives dishonest, bullying answer