On April 19, Marc J. Fink at Islamist Watch broke the story that Best Buy was a “Platinum Sponsor” for a fundraising banquet for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). After Best Buy defended its donation, the Clarion Fund’s RadicalIslam.org started a petition on April 24 for those committing to a boycott of the company until it rescinds its support for CAIR. Within one day, nearly 5,000 people had signed it. You can sign it by clicking here.
On January 23, the Facebook page of CAIR-MN announced that Best Buy
would be a “Platinum Sponsor” of its fifth annual banquet. CAIR was
labeled by the federal government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in
the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a charity that was shut down for
fundraising for the terrorist group Hamas, whose charter calls for the
extermination of Jews.
CAIR grew out
of the Islamic Association of Palestine, another group that was shut
down for being a Hamas front. The Muslim Brotherhood’s secret Palestine
Committee in the U.S., set up to support Hamas, listed CAIR as a
“working organizations” in one of its documents in 1994.