Thursday, December 10th, 2009
I’ve never entirely bought the argument that the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is somehow in bed with terrorists and extremists. I do see a group that has a hard time dealing with the extremism in its own community. And its ambivalent sounding statements on terrorism and extremism sometimes undermine the group’s credibility.
The nation's Jewish communities are on high alert this week after the Bush administration upgraded the country to "orange alert" (the second-highest warning) in response to potential terrorist attacks by al Qaeda in the United States.
In New York, the Jewish Community Relations Council warned several thousand area synagogues, Jewish schools, community centers and hospitals to upgrade security for their buildings' ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems in case of a chemical or biological attack by the Islamic terrorists.