Razi Hashmi, the director of CAIR's chapter in Oklahoma has been giving six opportunities to address troubling facts about CAIR. Since November, he has either bragged about CAIR (OETA interview), called other liars here (Newson6) and here (interview) or distanced (OU Daily) CAIR Oklahoma from CAIR,or refused to answer questions (News9) or claimed critics are misinformed (Edmond Sun).
Hashmi's darts are all over the place.
In U.S. vs. SabriBenkahla CN 07-4778 on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th District on page 58, footnoted at the bottom, it's clear what the concern is about CAIR: From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other Muslim Brotherhood affiliates to support terrorists and used deception to do so!
Former state representative Kevin Calvey, James Lankford, Johnny Roy, Mike Thompson, and Rick Flanigan are vying to win the Republican spot in the 5th District Congressional primary for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mary Fallen. Clark Duffe is the Independent candidate. No Democrat has announced.
Today, after reading a new article about CAIR in the Edmond Sun by Mark Schlachtenhaufen it became abundantly clear most of these candidates don't know what the heck they are talking about regarding an organization that is the outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas infrastructure in America! I write this because it is very important to point out the only candidate in this congressional race who did his homework about CAIR is Kevin Calvey.
The Sun even called the FBI in Washington and got their response to this highly controversial Islamic organization:
“CAIR has been advised of the reasons behind our suspension of formal partnership,” the FBI stated. “These reasons include the fact that CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in United States v. Holy Land Foundation and CAIR’s failure to answer our questions about a connection between their executives and Hamas. Until these questions are answered, the FBI does not consider CAIR an appropriate partner for formal liaison activities.”
CAIR's National Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, responded to the Sun by saying: “It is particularly galling when we hear these kinds of smears because we know what we do on a daily basis. He said he hoped American leaders would stand by CAIR when these smears happen. Hooper is reportedly a former employee of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP) which was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood (U.S. vs. HLF Exhibit 003-0003, page 5), an internal MB document used as an exhibit in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding trial. On their website it states Hooper has been with CAIR since it was founded. CAIR's founders, Nihad Awad, its former president Omar Amad and Rafeeq Jaaber were all employees of IAP.
Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate, a newly formed group of concerned Oklahomans who educate others about the troubling history of the Council of American Islamic Relations or CAIR, were interviewed (video) Friday night by Oklahoma City News9 after a recent, but former, CAIR board member Nabil Sadoun was officially deported after he already had left or fled the country. The judge made it clear he had lied about his ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
But, CAIR leaders refuse to talk about it. Their communication director, Ibrahim Hooper, called these Oklahomans "bigots" after they publicly expressed their concerns. Does he seriously think that hurling the "B" word at others works to their advantage?