Obama admin trying to reverse UAE's designation of CAIR and MAS as terror-related

The government of the United Arab Emirates has placed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) on a list of Islamist terror-related groups, and after some blowback from the groups, reaffirmed the decision. But that hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from going to bat for the two groups during Christmas Week. Patrick Howley reports in the Daily Caller:

The Obama administration spent Christmas week trying to get two Islamist organizations off a foreign country’s terror list. (snip)

CAIR and MAS representatives met with “senior U.S. government officials” just days before Christmas to discuss the groups’ inclusion on the United Arab Emirates’ official list of terrorist organizations.

“The two American Muslim organizations and the U.S. government pledged to work together to achieve a positive solution to the UAE designations,” the groups said in a joint statement.

CAIR has produced a video showing a State Department official describing the effort to defend the two groups against the terror designation.


Hat tip: Lauri Regan