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August 9, 2007
CAIR Part of Radical Group Allied With Palestinians
It would seem that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has some explaining to do.
The FBI is reporting that CAIR has close ties to the radical Islamist group The Muslim Brotherhood and has been identified as part of their Palestinian Committee here in America:
In testimony Tuesday, FBI Agent Lara Burns reported before the jury in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was listed as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, right alongside HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). CAIR's ties to charities linked to terrorists has been documented in the past. This information places the so-called Muslim civil rights group right in the thick of radical Islamic groups with branches here in America. Will this change the way the media views CAIR? Given CAIR's connections to terrorism already exposed it would seem unlikely that the American press would stop presenting the group as the Muslim's answer to the NAACP.
Agent Burns further testified that CAIR received money from HLF - a claim that Nihad Awad blatantly denied in a congressional testimony in September of 2003. Burns also said that both Omar Ahmed and Nihad Awad, CAIR co-founders who today serve as CAIR’s chairman emeritus and executive director, respectively, were also listed as individual members the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee in America. Awad and Ahmed are further connected to the Palestine Committee based on their positions as president and public relations director of the IAP, a Hamas front group that was responsible for the dissemination of propaganda, and has since been closed down as a result of a multi-million dollar civil judgment in a trial involving the murder of an American teenager by HAMAS terrorists.
Read the entire article for background on the complex web of people and associations that obscures the true radicalism of CAIR and their board of directors.