Harvard Univ Awards Terror-Tied Muslim Org’s Founder with Prestigious Award

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Nihad Awad, the founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was presented with the Robert Coles “Call of Service” award this weekend at Harvard University to celebrate his work with defending Muslims and for advancing “justice and mutual understanding,” the Washington Free Beacon reports.

The student-run organization, the Phillips Brooke House Association (PBHA), found Awad’s work to be quite exemplary and worthy of such an honor, even though Awad and his organization support Hamas and reject Israel’s right to exist. Of course, the PBHA has a terrible history of handing the award over to recipients such as former Vice President Al Gore and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and other leftists, but giving it to a terror-tied organization is even more baffling.

As our very own Discover the Networks database explains, Awad’s past should easily exclude his receiving any praise:

  • Awad was the public-relations director of the Islamic Association for Palestine – a front for Hamas.
  • Has fought for the removal of the word “Israel” from Muslim magazine articles and in its place, “Occupied Palestine.”
  • Awad opened the first CAIR office in Washington, DC with a donation from a Hamas group.
  • Has complained that “many presidents… are servants to Israel.”
  • Has spoken multiple times on a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated website, where he charged the “Christian Right and the pro-Israel lobby” as “extremists.”
  • Awad also partly blames Israel for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and America for the 9/11 attacks.

And in spite of that, Harvard believes he deserves a heap of praise for helping Muslims. But it’s not sitting well with others outside the leftist academia bubble.

Co-founder and executive director of the American Islamic Congress, Zainab Al-Suwaij, is one of them, calling the PBHA “ignorant” for failing to see Awad’s associations in its zeal to crown him with the honor. Al-Suwaij said her organization was formed post-9/11 in response to what she calls the Muslim community’s “very defensive response” to the attacks. She adds that the AIC doesn’t play the Islamophobia card like CAIR does and prefers not to portray itself as perpetual victims.

The Jewish campus organization Hillel International sent a letter to Harvard President Drew Fraust criticizing the student group’s decision:

“To honor Mr. Awad with such a prestigious award validates and glorifies his extremist views and actions, and provides him a prestigious forum to further his harmful oratory.

“We do not seek to ban any speech or speaker, but neither will we stand by when an institution as esteemed as Harvard honors a supporter of terrorist organizations and provides him with a prestigious platform to espouse his hateful views. Until now, PBHA has developed a sterling reputation for public service. With its choice of honoree this year, PBHA is applying its good name and reputation to a normalization or countenance of support for terror. It is wrong for PBHA to teach by way of example that support of terror can be accepted or ignored.”

Harvard Hillel executive director Rabbi Jonah Steinberg described the award to Awad as “truly dangerous.” Yet, Harvard has so far refused to respond to the Free Beacon’s request for comment.

The author barely scratches the surface on CAIR’s notorious past – hundreds of posts in the archives.

5 thoughts on “Harvard Univ Awards Terror-Tied Muslim Org’s Founder with Prestigious Award

  1. Wake up America !!!!!!!
    “Farewell to England”
    This is an interesting “Farewell to England” list of Islamic accomplishments in that country that I thought might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war. Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye America party
    Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without entry control:
    How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:
    Mayor of London .. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Birmingham .. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLim
    Mayor of Oxford .. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Luton …. MUSLIM
    Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Rochdale … MUSLIM
    All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:
    Over 3,000 Muslim Mosque
    Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts
    Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils
    Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK
    Muslim Women.. 78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
    Muslim Men… 63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
    Muslim Families… 6-8 children on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT where a jizya tax has been paid to the muslim clerics!!
    There is no way to insult CAIR and islam. They are the definition of insult to Civilization!

  2. All you have to do is look back to The Muslim Brotherhood to see their plan to take over The United States which is part of their plan to take over the entire world with Islam. They have infiltrated positions in our government. Building up and at all levels during the obama administration. The following are quotes from the official document from a 1991 meeting which outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goals for North America. The document was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holyland Terror Funding Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
    Page 4 of 18: “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”
    Page 5 of 18: “…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”
    Page 7 of 18: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”
    “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”
    Page 18 of 18: “A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends” – This is where the Muslim Brotherhood listed its front groups in the U.S.. Note that prominent organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others are named here.
    Entire Document can be read here: http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf The first half is Arabic and second half is the English Translation.

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