Tweet of the Day: CAIR director regrets twice as many didn’t die in Russian plane crash

Tweet of the Day: CAIR director regrets twice as many didn’t die in Russian plane crash

This must be why liberals are so protective of Muslims. They share the same regard — make that disregard — for human life.

Hussam Ayloush, whose Twitter bio lists him as a “human rights and civil rights activist” and director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), reacted to the crash on Christmas Day of a Russian aircraft with a callous tweet lamenting that more people had not died.

The tweet, which has since been removed, lives in retweets:

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Sixty-four of the 92 individuals whose deaths Ayloush applauded were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, a well-known choir, which was on its way to a New Year’s concert at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia.

When he learned of his error, Ayloush tried to extract his foot from his mouth with a battery of concilialtory tweets:

As Breitbart has noted, Ayloush is no stranger to controversy. Last year, he said the U.S. was partly to blame for the terrorist massacre in San Bernardino, which left 14 dead and dozens wounded, telling CNN:

Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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