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The House GOP Anti-CAIR Press Conference

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 10/15/2009 07:32
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Daniel James

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) has uploaded the video of her press conference with Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.). “About a year ago,” said Myrick, “I learned that CAIR was trying to infiltrate the offices of members of Congress by placing interns in the offices.” She called for the Justice Department to release documents linking the Council on American-Islamic Relations to terrorism and for Congress to launch full investigation of CAIR’s lobbying activity “to judge if they are in violation of their non-profit status.”

All of the members of Congress speaking at the presser characterized possible CAIR-linked interns as possible spies. “The American people need to know our enemy,” said Broun. “And our enemy are Islamic fascists that are utilizing their religion to foster their radical fascist agenda.”

Ironically, Franks used his remarks to link CAIR to terrorism and encourage Americans to look to “moderate” Muslim organizations like the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a tiny group launched in 2003 whose activity consists of things like this op-ed from its president M. Zuhdi Jasser.

We, as American Muslims, should be training and encouraging our Muslim-community youth to become the future Jack Bauers of America. What better way to dispel stereotypes than to create hundreds of new, real images of Muslims who are publicly leading this war on the battlefield and in the domestic and foreign media against the militant Islamists.

Daniel James | Daniel James is an author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur who is a professional coach and gerontologist. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech, a master's degree from UCLA, a diploma in gerontology from the University of Boston, as well as a Professional Coaching Certification.

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