Judicial Watch • U.S. Promotes Radical Islamic Group CAIR

U.S. Promotes Radical Islamic Group CAIR

U.S. Promotes Radical Islamic Group CAIR

JANUARY 02, 2007

Weeks after allowing a terrorist organization that preaches radical Islamic ideology to conduct Muslim “sensitivity training” for federal officers, U.S. officials continue promoting the group by publishing its propaganda on a taxpayer-funded government web site.

This week the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) actually published a press release authored by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a national organization that serves as the U.S. front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Evidently, CAIR approves of the special training that 45,000 TSA workers — responsible for security of the nation’s transportation system — received about Islamic traditions related to a Mecca pilgrimage known as to Hajj.

It bills itself as a Muslim civil rights organization but CAIR has been described by top FBI counter terrorism chiefs as an entity that not only promotes terrorism, but also finances it. One group has dedicated itself to documenting CAIR’s extensive terrorist ties which include a top official sentenced to 20 years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists, another convicted of bank fraud for financing a major terrorist group, a board member who was a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a fundraiser identified by the U.S. Treasury Department for financing Al Qaida.

It seems beyond belief that the U.S. Government would promote such a group or allow it to conduct any type of training for sworn federal officers. Just weeks ago, CAIR led the workshop on Islam and the American Muslim community for FBI agents and Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisory personnel in north Florida.

At least one U.S. lawmaker has publicly acknowledged how dangerous CAIR is. California Senator Barbara Boxer rescinded an award to an Islamic activist in her state because of the man’s connections to CAIR. A notoriously liberal Democrat, Boxer actually withdrew the certificate of accomplishment she had awarded a Sacramento activist named Basim Elkarra after learning that he is an official at CAIR because the organization “gives aid to international terrorist groups.”

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