On Friday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the group that said America bears some blame for the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California, Paris, France, and other places, issued a tweet containing what it called an “important message” from Jenifer Wicks, CAIR-National’s Litigation Director for Civil Rights.
The message included a link to a page where supporters could report a variety of alleged hate crimes or instances of perceived discrimination:
Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?
As a result, the hashtag #CAIRDemands began trending, as many took to Twitter to mock the group:
#CAIRDemands control of 270 electoral votes.
— Gumlegs (@Gumlegs) December 5, 2015
#CAIRdemands that women not be seen and not be heard
— The Real Goat Says (@St_Louis_Ray) December 5, 2015
— Ellie (@horsesandhounds) December 5, 2015
#CAIRdemands you stop accusing them of hating & killing Americans just because they hate & kill Americans
— Queso del Diablo (@WarrenPeas64) December 5, 2015
#CAIRdemands that you die. Quietly please.
— Hired Mind (@thehiredmind) December 5, 2015
Here’s one of my personal favorites:
#CAIRdemands Kevin Bacon must change his last name to something halal.
— Sparkling Jules (@Coolish_Breeze) December 5, 2015
One person wondered:
Full, unrestricted access to the nuclear football. pic.twitter.com/HGuvyAWjtN
— AG (@AnevadaG) December 5, 2015
#CAIRdemands If you see something, you better have a good lawyer if you even think about saying anything!
— woot6 (@woot6) December 5, 2015
#CAIRdemands the Christmas ham be banned.
— Dennis Energy (@Dennis_QH3) December 5, 2015
There’s plenty more, but you get the picture.
Ironically, CAIR’s page says it would consider cases dealing with freedom of speech. “For example,” it explains, “a dean suspends a student for writing an article that endorses Islam.”
In short, the group supports free speech for itself and its supporters, while others can potentially face prosecution.
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