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005/08  April 20, 2008




     CAIR: Non-Profit?
 
     In an article carried by MyrtleBeachOnline.com, Rep. Sue Myrick says she wants America to “wake up and do something about terrorism.

     To that end, Rep. Myrick has introduced a ten-points plan apparently designed to both alert Americans to the threat of terrorism and also lay out a blue-print for taking action now to hopefully prevent incidents in future.
 
     Among Myrick’s points (Wake Up America”) is a call for examining the tax exempt status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) a Washington, D.C. based front group that supports Islamist terrorism and Islamist terrorists in North America .
 
     When Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR spokesman, was asked about Myrick’s plan, he attempted to tie in valid concerns about CAIR to "anti-Muslim hate sites" on the internet:

"It sounds like your usual laundry list of talking points you can see
on anti-Muslim hate sites on the Internet"

 
     Typical of Hoopers disingenuous attempt to paint CAIR as the innocent victim, he completely failed to explain why CAIR shouldn’t be investigated. 

     For instance, can Hooper:
 
     -  Deny that CAIR receives foreign funding?
     -  Refute accusations that CAIR actively supports Islamist terrorists and terrorist groups?
     -  Show that CAIR is not in America as part of a plan to overthrow the government and replace it with an Islamic theocracy?
     -  Explain just how CAIR should retain its tax exempt status in light of CAIR’s dirty hands?
 
     Hooper can’t credibly defend CAIR from any of these accusations and he knows it. 

     So, he does the next best thing which is to play the “woe is us” card.
 
     It looks like Rep. Myrick is one of those few in the Congress who “gets it” when it comes to radical Islam. 

     We wish her luck in her investigation of CAIR and we have no doubt that if she is able to fully investigate CAIR that not only will CAIR’s tax exempt status be in jeopardy, perhaps the whole organization will be as well ...




Andrew Whitehead
Director
Anti-CAIR
ajwhitehead@anti-cair-net.org
www.anti-cair-net.org









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