House Leaders Wary of CAIR After FBI Shuns Islamic Advocacy Group

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A leading member of the House of Representatives is asking the FBI to explain why it did not notify Congress that it had cut ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as revealed by FOXNews.com last week. And several lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to "think twice" before meeting with the Islamic advocacy group, which the FBI considers a front for Islamic radicals.

    Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf sent a letter to the FBI's assistant director of counterterrorism on Monday, raising questions about CAIR in light of the FOX News report.

    "Has the FBI severed ties with CAIR? If so, how is the FBI planning to formally notify members of Congress and other government officials of this decision?" read the Republican congressman's letter, which pushed the bureau for word of its current connections with the group -- and asked whether CAIR's Washington-based lobbyists are receiving money from overseas.

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    What surprises me is that this is a surprise....... when many in independant conservative circles already suspected CAIR, for years.

    This is one of the reasons people in the House and Senate have budgets to support assistants........ if they'd do their own homework, they wouldn't be taken by surprise.


    For years a person could google CAIR and its transitioning leadership and find historic and documented positions of its leaders captured from speeches, phone calls, and other communications, which were more than suggestive of their political sympathies, ideals, and goals..... and there's been some news reports on CAIR which pointedly questioned and documented suspicions as a front org..
     

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