October 1, 2018
Alan Kornman is the Regional Coordinator for The United West.
On September 5, 2018, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) law clerk, Peter Agbeyegbe, made a stunning revelation that may cast doubt on CAIR’s reporting of discrimination complaints and statistics.
CAIR, is a self described national civil rights group focusing on Muslim discrimination and advocacy work. CAIR’s legitimacy is linked to manufacturing the impression that discrimination cases against the followers of Islam are increasing at alarming rates. FBI statistics report a different reality: 2016 FBI data: Jews were 3X more likely than blacks, 1.5X more likely than Muslims to be a hate crime victim.
This CAIR April 23, 2018 eNewsletter report explains, “CAIR’s 2018 Civil Rights Report provides concrete evidence that the unconstitutional Muslim Ban resulted in more Islamophobic hate and violence,” said CAIR Research and Advocacy Coordinator Zainab Arain, author of the report. “The anti-Muslim hate incidents documented in CAIR’s report are an indictment of the Trump administration and its unconstitutional and divisive policies.”
CAIR Law clerk, Peter Agbeyegbe, seems to indicate that CAIR discrimination statistics may not be so concrete. Mr. Agbeyegbe states,
“A lot of people don’t really have cases, but they feel they have a case and feel they have been discriminated against. At least we can help them go through some type of process so they will feel better about whats happening…Because its not easy to prove some of these cases. So unless they have their ducks in a row. A lot of people don’t take detailed notes they try to remember things and try to remember things from years ago.”
Some would say CAIR’s legitimacy is tied to their “concrete evidence” of increased discrimination against the followers of Islam. CAIR employee Peter Agbeyegbe told us that “a lot of people don’t really have (discrimination) cases” brought to CAIR; which would beg the question. How many of these people who go to CAIR with ‘discrimination cases’ are counted as ‘filing’ a discrimination report regardless if their claims are legitimate or not? Some would argue that technically a ‘discrimination case’ was filed but the details of the cases legitimacy may not be reflected in CAIR’s statistics, possibly skewing the outcome.
Any statistician will tell you there is a direct ‘causal relationship’ between when a statistical event is recorded and when it actually happened. For example, if a person experienced a discrimination event the time between when the discrimination happened and when it is reported to CAIR, is statistically very important.
Peter Agbeyegbe says that alot of people who file discrimination complaints with CAIR “don’t remember things from years ago.” It would seem CAIR may count these unprovable Muslim discrimination complaint cold cases as active, even if years have gone by and there is no way to corroborate the charges.
What we caught on audio tape is significant because it’s unheard of for a CAIR employee to divulge secrets like Peter Agbeyegbe did so openly and sincerely.
Mr. Agbeyegbe opened the door for reasonable people to be concerned about CAIR’s Muslim discrimination complaint numbers possibly being inflated.
In the case, Rene Arturo Lopez, ET AL.., V. Council on American-Islamic Relations Action Network, Inc before the United States Court of Appeals. In this case, CAIR hired Morris Days a/k/a Jamil Days as a civil rights attorney. Problem was Mr. Days was not licensed to practice law. Money was exchanged, CAIR client cases were handled fraudulently, resulting in the court case above. This was a case of CAIR violating the civil rights of their fellow followers of Islam they have sworn to protect. CAIR was acting as the defrauded individuals ‘Wali’ and failed them in the eyes of Allah.
The Washington Post reports, In November of 2014 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) declared CAIR a designated terrorist organization because of its direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR is stymied because they can’t call the UAE ‘Islamophobic’ because they are a Muslim country. This case and others expose the CAIR ‘Islamophobia’ advertising campaign as clever propaganda.
CAIR’s identity and legitimacy, many speculate, is tied directly to how many Muslim discrimination complaints they process each year. If those discrimination numbers remain stagnant, or go down, then CAIR can’t proclaim Muslim victimhood status. This victimhood status gives CAIR their power to legally intimidate and bully those who question the actions of this highly controversial group called, The Council on American Islamic Relations.