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007/05 February 17, 2005
CAIR: Refusing to Tell the Truth About Royer
On Tuesday, 15 February, the popular Fox Television program “Hannity & Colmes” had Ahmed Bedier, Communications Director for the State of
The topic for the segment involving CAIR-FL dealt with the refusal of a Christian radio station to carry CAIR propaganda despite having a signed contract to do so. Other media sources have dealt with the right of the radio station to carry/not carry programming/advertising adequately and we will not address this issue here. However, we will address an interesting exchange between Hannity and Bedier concerning CAIR’s mission and goals:
believe the facts show that Randall Royer, who recently was
convicted of terror-related activity on behalf of America's enemies,
engaged in illegal, pro-Islamist terrorist
while he was working for
See Anti-CAIR’s release of July 31, 2003 for our view of the relationship between Royer and his employer.
To our knowledge, CAIR has never
officially condemned Mr. Royer, disassociated itself from Mr. Royer's
actions, or otherwise taken steps to ensure its employees comply
the laws against support for terror, or that its financial management
procedures are in compliance with the recommended U.S. Treasury
In any event we were not surprised to see Bedier hide the truth, and spin CAIR away from its suspect relationship by making an invalid comparison to FOX. We think this approach has been par for the course for CAIR : if the truth is embarassing, then cover-up, spin, and turn the question back on the questioner.
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