Chicago Cubs agree to work with terror-linked CAIR over owners father’s leaked emails

That according to the UAE terror-listed CAIR. Someone might want to contact the Cubs ownership and let them know they are dealing with a Hamas-terror front group.

All that despite the fact that the man in question is not a member of the Cubs ownership and has no part in its operations.

Source: Cubs ownership reels after Joe Ricketts racists emails published

CHICAGO — The family that owns the Chicago Cubs was doing damage control Tuesday after a web site published a series of emails from patriarch Joe Ricketts that revealed racist and anti-Muslim sentiments.

Ricketts, the founder and former CEO of TD Ameritrade, helped his family bankroll the more than $800 million purchase of the Cubs, Wrigley Field, and 25% of the cable station Comcast Sportsnet Chicago in 2009 by selling 34 million shares of the online brokerage firm.

Ricketts, 77, apologized in a statement for the content of his emails that were published by the website Splinter News. His son, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, called the father’s emails “racially insensitive” and said “the language and views expressed in those emails have no place in our society.”

He also sought to distance his father, a longtime backer of conservative politicians, from the baseball franchise, one of baseball’s most valuable and iconic Major League teams.

“My father is not involved with the operation of the Chicago Cubs in any way,” Tom Ricketts said in a statement. “I am trusted with representing this organization and our fans with a respect for people from all backgrounds. These emails do not reflect the culture we’ve worked so hard to build at the Chicago Cubs since 2009.”

Beyond their ownership of the Cubs, three of the elder Joe Ricketts’ children play high-profile roles in American politics. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, is the governor of Nebraska, and Todd Ricketts is the Republican National Committee finance chairman. His daughter, Laura Ricketts, is a prominent Democratic fundraiser and leader on LGBT issues.

Cubs executives on Tuesday also reached out to members of Chicago’s Muslim community as they tried to soften blowback from the offensive emails.

“Tom and Cubs executive Julian Green (the Cubs vice president of communications and community affairs) spoke to one of the representatives of the community this morning and reached out to others,” Dennis Culloton, the Ricketts family spokesman, told USA TODAY. “We hope there will be a meeting or meetings.”

The emails, from 2009 to 2013, included the elder Ricketts forwarding racist jokes and conspiracy theories and a message to his son, Pete, in which he refers to Islam as a “cult.”

Joe Ricketts made the comment after Pete — who was elected governor of Nebraska in 2015 — admonished his father for forwarding him an email chain titled “Americans believe in religious freedom — Muslims don’t.”

After his son responded that the elder Ricketts should research such articles before sending them on, Joe Ricketts replied: “Thanks Peter. However, I think Islam is a cult and not a religion. Christianity and Judaism are…based on love whereas Islam is based on ‘kill the infidel’ a thing of evil.”

[Who should be doing the research?]

Pete Ricketts again nudged his father. “I am not sure that your statement is accurate with regards to Islam but I recommend reading the piece on snopes,” he wrote, referring to another web site.

In a May 2012 email written to someone identified as S.V., Joe Ricketts opines on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. He first prefaces that his views are seen through the lens of someone who is “very conservative and selfish as I look at this as protecting my family.”

“Christians and Jews can have a mutual respect for each other to create a civil society. As you know, Islam cannot do that,” Ricketts said. “Therefore we cannot ever let Islam become a large part of our society. Muslims are naturally my (our) enemy due to their deep antagonism and bias against non-Muslims.”

Other emails that Ricketts forwarded debunked “birther” theories that former president Barack Obama was not born in the United States and jokes that used racial epithets for African-Americans and people from the Middle East.

Joe Ricketts expressed regret and apologized for the emails.

“Sometimes I received emails that I should have condemned. Other times I’ve said things that don’t reflect my value system,” Ricketts said in a statement. “I strongly believe that bigoted ideas are wrong.”


Do the values of the Chicago Cubs align with the values of an Islamic supremacist organization that is listed as a terrorist by the UAE, has been banned by the FBI, has had many leaders convicted of terror-related crimes and recently was the subject of a resolution passed in Arkansas calling on law enforcement in that state to cease communications and outreach to CAIR?

11 thoughts on “Chicago Cubs agree to work with terror-linked CAIR over owners father’s leaked emails

  1. The problem isn’t his statements, it’s the publishing of private emails by socialist/communist fake news outlets. What he said is true, it was known in 1952 when a law was passed that muslims don’t belong in America! The geopolitical cult that brings terrorism to every country they are allowed to enter, just look at Japan they don’t allow muslims to stay in their country, all free countries should pay attention!!!!

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  3. Well, Islam is a 1,400 year-old barbaric geopolitical “theory of conquest and domination” (Ayaan Hirsi Ali), masquerading as a “religion of peace”, or, CLAIMING falsely to be a religion of any sort, and hiding behind OUR U.S. Constitution and OUR Bill of Rights for cover and protection, while engaging in their CULT-like activities, and ENDLESS mischief, and “LITIGATION JIHAD”..

    ..Just try to publicly denounce Islam, as a former Muslim.. Just try to disavow The Muslim Brotherhood, MAS, CAIR, or any of the hundreds of iterations of the same barbaric club membership, and see what happens to you.

    ..YOU CANNOT LEAVE A CULT.. You may choose to leave any religion, and expect to live in peace..

    “Ignorance and fanaticism are forever busy”.. CAIR proves that axiom every day..

    The Chicago Cubs organization should tell CAIR to “stick it where the sun don’t shine”, as they say..

    In Minnesota, CAIR filed, proudly, 360 law suits in Minnesota alone in 2017, with the brazen proclamation, that they expected to EXCEED THAT RECORD NUMBER IN 2018.. It’s like a NOT-SO-LITTLE CLUE..

    Islam IS A 7th Century CULT! It always has been such..

    Please pass this message on to the Chicago Cubs organization..

    • Racist? Islamophobic? Xeneophobic? Nonsence!

      This is not about skin tone, some religious affilliation, or anti-immigrant this or that at all.

      My grandparents were immigrants to this great country in the very early 20th Century..

      I don’t care what so-called religion anyone practices. Just, don’t insist upon shoving my face in your goo.. CAIR does this all the time, every day, and it is non-stop..

      This is all about scammers and race baiting hucksters, professional victims, and “Grifters”.. Truly..

      Please pass this message on to the Chicago Cubs organization..

  4. Anti-Islamic Statements…. Was he condemning Islam, or Radical Islam?
    And CAIR is the Foreign version of the SPLU. Both are Anti-American Hate Groups.

    Have you noticed how it’s OH SO WRONG to say anything bad about an Ideology that thinks all Christians, Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu’s, or any other religion except Islam should be killed or Converted by the Sword. An Ideology that thinks women are 2nd class citizens, and it’s acceptable to throw LGBT off a rooftop. or a “High place” as it says in the Quran. An Ideology that also says it’s acceptable to LIE to an Infidel (Non-Muslim) and killing one is NOT a Sin.

    I mean “HEY”! What’s NOT to like?!?!

  5. When the greatest generation is gone what happens? Well, this country will be ran, by a whole bunch of chickenskits. With the money this asshat has he could afford to buy a pair.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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