The Executive Director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), who is also an executive board member of the California Democratic Party, tweeted that he was sad more people had not died in a Russian plane crash on Christmas.
On Sunday, a Russian plane carrying 92 people crashed in the Black Sea, killing everyone on board. The plane was carrying members of the army’s official choir to perform in Syria.
As the search for the plane unfolded, Hussam Ayloush used his Twitter to construct a hate-filled tweet as a way to criticize Russia’s military intervention in Syria.
However, this is not the first time Ayloush has used Twitter to incite hate. Directly following Donald Trump’s victory, Ayloush posted the Arab Spring chant encouraging people to overthrow the government.
Despite CAIR claiming that they denounce Islamic extremism, CAIR has been classified as a terrorist organization by United Arab Emirates and serves as an apologist organization for terrorists.
Ayloush has a history of making inflammatory and extreme remarks. Following the San Bernardino terrorist attack, he suggested that the United States was at fault for creating Islamic extremism, arguing “some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West have fueled that extremism. … We are partly responsible.”
Following outrage over his Tweet, Ayloush deleted his Christmas death wish, saying he would “never condone/tolerate the death on Russian civilians.”