The executive director, Hussam Ayloush, of LA’s Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who claim to speak for American Muslims, spent part of Christmas Day tweeting that he had hoped more people had died in the previous night’s Russian plane crash into the Black Sea.
Take a break from that thought for a second to understand what exactly the CAIR is. CAIR is a Council who’s “mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”
Well, I think this guy did a grand job! He has certainly confirmed what most Americans already knew, that Islam is not a peaceful religion, they want us dead.
After his disturbing tweet, he proceeded to backpedal from his offensive comments.
Ayloush’s Twitter bio lists him as a “Human rights and civil rights activist. Community organizer. CAIR-LA Exec Director. Son. Husband Father of 5.” and he tweets this?!
As Fox News reported about the crash, the 92 dead included military musicians and a choir headed to Syria to perform on Christmas:
A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people aboard, including members of a well-known military choir, crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
There was no indication anyone survived the crash of the Tu-154, which belonged to the Defense Ministry and was taking the Alexandrov Ensemble to a New Year’s concert at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia. Crews recovered several bodies and ships, helicopters and drones were searching the area for more.
Ayloush quickly removed the tweet, but several twitter users captured the image before he could take it down.
They then expressed their utter shock and disgust:
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) December 26, 2016
Ayloush admitted to the offensive tweet, then tried weisling out of his comment by saying he hadn’t known who died in the crash…because that matters!
Deleted an earlier tweet I posted abt a Russian military jet that crashed on way to Syria before knowing it included non-combatants
— Hussam Ayloush (@HussamA) December 25, 2016
Ayloush is no stranger to controversy, hasn’t restricted his foreign policy critiques to Russia. Last year, reports revealed that he said the United States was “partially” responsible for the terrorist massacre in San Bernardino, California, which left 14 dead and dozens wounded. At that time, Ayloush told reporters: “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism.”
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