Tag Archive for CAIR

Lalloway’s Comedic Outrage

Lalloway & Choi

Jeff Lalloway is a terrible actor.  For evidence of this, simply watch the video of last week’s Irvine City Council meeting as he feigned outrage over the Irvine Community News and Views where there is a letter to the editor referencing “foreigners” coming into Irvine and buying houses as somehow being “racist.”  And Mayor Steven…

Anaheim City Council Republicans Slow to Condemn Hate Speech

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

At last Monday’s special meeting of the Anaheim City Council, William Fitzgerald, identified as a spokesperson for Anaheim HOME, used his three minutes of public commentary to defame Council member Jordan Brandman with an anti-Semitic and anti-Gay rant that should be personally embarrassing to him.  During those three minutes, Fitzgerald is within his constitutional First…

Happy Trails Todd Gallinger

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It’s with a mixture of happiness and sadness that we let our readers know that Todd Gallinger, our lawyer and longtime Irvine activist, has accepted a new position in Washington, DC.  Todd has been named the Director of Chapter Development for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest and most widely recognized Islamic Advocacy…

Concordia University drops SJC Councilman Reeve as Instructor

Irvine’s Concordia University has parted ways with conservative councilmember Derek Reeve, a part-time instructor at the University, after Patch.com reported Reeve’s blog posts featured whole passages lifted from other publications.  SJC Patch has the full story here. Reeve, who’s been in a bit of hot water for advocating that San Juan Capsitrano residents be able to…

Bigotry or Free Speech in San Juan Capistrano?

The case of San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve who named one of his dogs “Muhammad” (the other was named “America”)  has earned him scorn and, oddly praise.  OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit’s column raises the question if this case is one about bigotry or free speech. And oddly, Frank doesn’t come out on the…

A Hate Crime in NPB

Hot off the press from the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA). Late Monday, the group called on the Department of Justice to investigate as a hate crime an incident in which a Southern California Muslim taxi driver was assaulted after being asked about his religion.