Speaking on a panel at the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) annual conference in Chicago last month, Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the San Francisco Bay Area, warned the audience to “know your enemies” and “pay attention” to Jewish groups and institutions, which she accused of betrayal.
“We need to pay attention to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). We need to pay attention to the Jewish Federation. We need to pay attention to the Zionist synagogues. We need to pay attention to the Hillel chapters on our campuses,” Billoo declared. “Because just because they’re your friend today doesn’t mean that they have your back when it comes to human rights.”
Billoo also denounced “the vehement fascists” of Zionism and the “polite Zionists, too,” arguing they “are not your friends.”
“They will not be there for you when you need them,” she said. “They will take your friendship and throw your Palestinian brothers and sisters under the bus.”
She then ridiculed the notion of friendly relations with such “Zionists.”
“‘Oh, you get along because you’re all in Girl Scouts together?’” she asked mockingly. “Talk to them about what is happening in Palestine and see how that conversation goes.”
Highlighting the “connections” between Islamophobia and Zionism, she suggested the audience “know who is on your side” and “know your enemies.”
“I’m not going to sugarcoat that,” she said. “They are your enemies. There are organizations and infrastructures out there who are working to harm you. Make no mistake of it. They would sell you down the line if they could, and they very often do behind your back,” she added. “I mean the Zionist organizations. I mean the foreign policy organizations who say they’re not Zionist but want a two-state solution.”
The truth is that it is CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood-linked, purported civil rights group, and Billoo herself, a rabid antisemite who has equated Israel with the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, that are the murderous enemies of Israel and Jews everywhere.