Political Influence Operation
Date: April 2010
On April 5 CAIR issued a press release urging GOP leaders to “insist” that Congresswoman Sue Myrick (R-NC) withdraw support from the non-profit grassroots advocacy organization ACT! for America. CAIR referred to ACT! for America, the largest national security citizens organization in the United States, as an “anti-Islam hate group.”
On April 13 CAIR-Tampa echoed the CAIR national office message with this action alert and directed readers to a petition calling for 5,000 signatures condemning the GOP and Myrick for associating with ACT! for America. CAIR enlisted Reverend Wilifred Allen-Faiella of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove, FL to provide “interfaith” credibility for their attack.
- On April 15 the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to Rev. Allen-Faiella alerting her to CAIR’s unregistered foreign agent status.
- On April 18 Big Government posted an article on this subject by CAIR Observatory Editor Adam Savit.