Saturday, January 31, 2009

FBI Shuns CAIR Over Ties to Hamas, Beware of CAIR Says Some House Republicans

From Fox News:

The FBI is severing its once-close ties with the nation's largest Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, amid mounting evidence that it has links to a support network for Hamas.

All local chapters of CAIR have been shunned in the wake of a 15-year FBI investigation that culminated with the conviction in December of Hamas fundraisers at a trial where CAIR itself was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator.

The U.S. government has designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.
News Max has the CAIR reaction.
  • "This is an unfortunate legacy of the Bush administration's misguided and counterproductive efforts to marginalize mainstream American Muslim organizations," CAIR's national office said in a statement to "It is not surprising that we would be singled out by those in the previous administration who sought to prevent us from defending the civil rights of American Muslims. We look forward to better relations with the Obama administration."


Members of CAIR are planning a lobbying field trip to Congress.

However, Red County has obtained a letter from some members of the House which states:
Dear Colleague:

Members should think twice before meeting with representatives of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations). The FBI has cut ties with them. There are indications that this group has connections with HAMAS.

Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives Anti-Terror Caucus have sent a Dear Colleague letter today emblazoned with the warning: "Beware of CAIR". The signatories include: Reps. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), John Shadegg (R-AZ), and Paul Broun (R-GA). Rep. Myrick is the author of the Wake Up America Agenda aimed at countering Militant Islamic infiltration of American institutions.
Sit back and watch how President Obama handles this one. CAIR is a HUGE supporter of Obama having written several statements recently approving of Obama policies on closing GITMO and reaching out to the Muslim world.

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1 comment:

  1. FBI is Finally Cutting Ties with Terrorist Front Group

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