The Biden White House is scrambling to distance itself from the Council on American-Islamic Relations after footage went viral of its executive director expressing glee over the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks.
Extra to condemning the views expressed last month by CAIR’s Palestinian executive director Nihad Awad, the White House has attempted to scrub its past ties with the Muslim advocacy group.
What’s the background?
previously reported that Awad said in his Nov. 24 speech at the American Muslims for Palestine conference that the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel made him “happy.”
“The people of Gaza only decided to break the siege, the walls of the concentration camp, on Oct. 7,” said Awad. “And yes, I was happy to see people breaking the siege and throwing down the shackles of their own land and walk free into their lands that they were not allowed to walk in.”
Those terrorists to whom Awad appeared to be referring to did not simply “walk free into” the Jewish state, but invaded, armed for war, and massacred thousands of unarmed civilians and dozens of Americans.
“And yes,” continued Awad, “the people of Gaza have the right to self-defense, have the right to…
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