Parvez Ahmed use to be the chairman for CAIR, an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas infrastructure in America. He resigned last year due to differences in direction between his vision and those that have been at CAIR since its inception.
In an article in the Fayetteville Observer last Thursday, Ahmed revealed the FBI visited him seeking more information why he resigned:
"In January 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Fox News that it is severing ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a leading American Muslim organization. A month later, I was surprised to see an FBI agent stop by my office in Jacksonville, seeking reasons for my resignation as CAIR chairman.
My reasons for departure were no secret. In a June 2008 interview with my local newspaper, I said that, to better serve the interests of its constituents, CAIR must empower a new generation of leaders who will foster greater accountability, transparency and professionalism. I had hoped that my departure would help move young talent into positions of leadership.
The election of N.C. Sen. Larry Shaw to succeed me took eight long months, yet there are no visible signs of revitalization to make the organization a more effective voice in the American sociopolitical discourse.
Despite my substantive disagreements with the organization, I find the FBI’s decision to cut off relations with CAIR unfortunate and unnecessary. I can only hope that this move does not represent a going back to COINTELPRO, an FBI covert operation of the 1960s that was aimed at subverting organizations struggling for racial equality.
...The FBI’s rather abrupt move to cut off its relationship with CAIR is just as misguided as a statement by a coalition of Muslim groups calling on American Muslims to “consider suspending all outreach activities with FBI offices.” Limiting “formal contacts” or “suspending outreach” sends the wrong message at a time when the way forward, locally, nationally and globally, is sustained dialogue and diplomacy, even among those at political loggerheads."
Ahmed doesn't think the FBI should have cut off relations with CAIR but what did he really mean when he said CAIR needed greater accountability, transparency and professionlism?