“Atrocious!” CAIR Crashes Oklahoma Veterans Day Parade with Float
For the first time, the Council on American-Islamic Relations entered a float in the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade.
CAIR is also launching a billboard campaign in the area with these signs:
“Terrorism has no religion.”
— CAIR-Oklahoma (@cairoklahoma) January 27, 2015
Not everyone was happy about the radical group’s entry in the parade.
The Tulsa World reported:
For the first time, Oklahoma Muslims will have a float in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Tulsa on Nov. 11, and not all parade participants are happy about it.
“It’s something we have been wanting to do for years,” said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, based in Oklahoma City.
Soltani said the float is sponsored by CAIR-Oklahoma but will “represent the Oklahoma Muslim community, which is a very diverse community of people from all walks of life, immigrants, indigenous people.”
“We support all veterans, and we support our country, so I don’t see why anyone should have any concerns about CAIR being involved,” he said.
“We are an American Muslim organization, and American Muslims support their government, support their country and definitely support our troops who are working to defend our constitutional rights and our freedoms,” he continued.
Soltani said many U.S. Muslims have served in the armed forces and that two veterans are on the CAIR-Oklahoma board.
Larry Williamson, a member of the Tulsa 912 Project, a conservative organization, said it is “atrocious” to ask veterans to “march alongside people who represent our enemies in a current war.”
“I believe all American entrants who the parade is intended to honor should be made aware as soon as possible that they are being asked to share their honor with the Muslim Brotherhood, sworn enemy of the United States and our ally Israel and an enemy in our current war on the Islamic jihad in which American soldiers are fighting and dying,” he said in a letter to the Tulsa World.
Williamson said he has been told that his Tulsa 912 Project float is scheduled to be in line next to the CAIR float in the parade.
“I’m not a spokesman for Tulsa 912, but I won’t march alongside the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.