Political Influence Operation
Date: April 2010
Former CAIR Board Chairman (2005-2008) Parvez Ahmed was nominated to the Jacksonville (FL) Human Rights Commission by Mayor John Peyton. On April 5 the city council Rules Committee recommended him for approval. On April 16, responding to information on Ahmed provided by ACT for America, the Florida Security Council, Former Muslims United and others, the Jacksonville City Council voted 13-5 to refer the appointment back to the council Rules Committee. The Rules Committee approved the nomination again on April 19, this time by a vote of 4-1 with Councilman Clay Yarborough dissenting.
- On April 15 the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to the Jacksonville City Council concerning CAIR’s unregistered foreign agent status and Parvez Ahmed’s responsibility as former Board Chairman.
- On April 16 the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to the Jacksonville City Council concerning CAIR’s possible violation of Iranian Assets Control Regulations during Parvez Ahmed’s tenure in 2006