AMERICAN AIRLINES GIVES 'DIVERSITY' AWARD TO CAIR LEADER -- Chairman of local Hamas front-group trains jet mechanics
American Airlines has honored for his “leadership in diversity and inclusion” an employee who served as chairman of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-funding case and a documented front group for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into a Saudi-style Islamic state.
Mohamed El-Sharkawy, an Airbus maintenance training specialist at American, was one of four employees recognized for the 2015 Earl G. Graves Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion.
El Sharkawy also serves as the chairman of the Arizona Muslim Police Advisory Board.
The airline said the award was “for their work in making a lasting impression in the workplace, in the community and as role models in diversity.”
The award was issued in June but was reported recently by the Understanding the Threat blog, which said American Airlines refused to comment on El-Sharkawy’s employment. The airline encouraged the blog to contact the FBI if it had any threat information.
“These employees have made extraordinary efforts to reach out to groups of people within the company and in their surrounding communities, promoting a culture respectful of all genders, races, creeds and abilities,” the airline said in a statement.
But while CAIR touts itself as a Muslim civil rights group, federal prosecutors in 2007 named the group an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund Hamas, and more than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.