Democrats and CAIR

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We noted the unusual coincidence of nonprofit, supposedly non—partisan CAIR sponsoring ads about Muslims disapproving of terror in Minnesota, where Muslim Keith Ellison is running for Congress. Today, our contributor Patrick Poole publishes an article on Front Page Magazine about the political donations of people with identifiable ties to CAIR. Another stange coincidence: the overhelming share go toe Democrats.

The political contributions by the CAIR officials that could be identified so overwhelmingly favor the Democratic Party that I was only able to find three donations in the two—year 2006 political cycle that went to Republicans: a $300 donation by CAIR—New York President Nasir Gondal to moderate Republican Rob Simmons (CT—2), and two donations by CAIR—Houston President Tarek Hussein, who gave $1,000 to the Republican National Congressional Committee late last year, and another $1,000 to the primary campaign of Muslim candidate Ameer Omar, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in TX—30 (more on Mr. Hussein's contributions later).

We noted the unusual coincidence of nonprofit, supposedly non—partisan CAIR sponsoring ads about Muslims disapproving of terror in Minnesota, where Muslim Keith Ellison is running for Congress. Today, our contributor Patrick Poole publishes an article on Front Page Magazine about the political donations of people with identifiable ties to CAIR. Another stange coincidence: the overhelming share go toe Democrats.

The political contributions by the CAIR officials that could be identified so overwhelmingly favor the Democratic Party that I was only able to find three donations in the two—year 2006 political cycle that went to Republicans: a $300 donation by CAIR—New York President Nasir Gondal to moderate Republican Rob Simmons (CT—2), and two donations by CAIR—Houston President Tarek Hussein, who gave $1,000 to the Republican National Congressional Committee late last year, and another $1,000 to the primary campaign of Muslim candidate Ameer Omar, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in TX—30 (more on Mr. Hussein's contributions later).