Foreign Funding/Foreign Coordination/Political Influence Operation

Type: Pledge

Date: 11/09/02

Amount: $1,040,000.00

Principal: World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)

Country: Saudi Arabia

Text:

“WAMY supports CAIR campaign against US anti-Islamic sentiment”

“RIYADH – The World Assembly of Muslim youth (WAMY) is extending support to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a US-based organization, which has launched a media campaign by publishing advertisements in leading American newspapers and distributing books on Islam free of charge…

Speaking to newsmen at WAMY’s new office in Riyadh, on 12 November, Muhammad Ibn Ali Al-Qotatibi, Editor-in-Chief of Future Magazine, a WAMY publication, said CAIR had already booked a quarter-page for every Friday of 52 week, in the ‘USA Today.’ The advertisement will commence in the 3rd week of Ramadhan and will cost $1.04 million…

Al-Qotaibi said Awadh had already met leading Saudi businessmen at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industries on 12 November, to brief them about the projects and raise funds. Among the top businessmen Awadh is scheduled to meet, with Prince Waleed Ibn Talal. He said CAIR was also planning the Publication of advertisements in 10 other leading newspapers in America, and that is why he is in the Kingdom seeking funds for the purpose.”

Documentation:

The Muslim World. “WAMY supports CAIR campaign against US anti-Islamic sentiment,” November 9, 2002.

Saudi Gazette. “WAMY supports CAIR campaign against US anti-Islamic sentiment,” November 13, 2002

http://kyl.senate.gov/legis_center/subdocs/091003_epstein.pdf, p.21

CAIR Exposed, p.21, Ref 138, “WAMY Supports CAIR Campaign Against US Anti-Islamic Sentiment,” The Muslim World, November 29, 2002.  Also published in the Saudi Gazette, November 13, 2002.

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