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CAIR mocked with #CAIRDemands hashtag after call to report ‘hate crime or discrimination’

twitter-tweetingOn 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:

https://twitter.com/CAIRNational/status/672908481406623745

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As a result, the hashtag #CAIRDemands began trending, as many took to Twitter to mock the group:

https://twitter.com/Bloviate_Barbie/status/673011795687137282

Here’s one of my personal favorites:

And another:

https://twitter.com/SpacePirate_JFT/status/672998212039409664

One person wondered:

https://twitter.com/TheMorningSpew/status/672988676805304321

There’s plenty more, but you get the picture.

Earlier Friday, news broke that Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised a Muslim group the Department of Justice would prosecute those who use  “anti-Muslim rhetoric” that “edges toward violence.”

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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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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