Political Influence Operation
Date: April 22, 2010
On April 22 CAIR issued an action alert urging the Pentagon to disinvite speaker Rev. Franklin Graham from a special day of prayer. CAIR urged the public to contact the Pentagon’s public affairs office to express concerns about “a person with such Islamophobic views speaking to military personnel.” On the same day Rev. Graham announced that he had indeed been disinvited by the army. CAIR applauded the decision.
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) called for hearings into the Pentagon’s “politically correct” decision on this matter.
- On June 1 the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to the Rev. Franklin Graham concerning CAIR’s unregistered foreign agent status, identifying their attempt to exclude Graham from the Pentagon prayer service as a foreign influence operation. A copy of the letter was also sent to Bureau Chief Heather Hunt of the Foreign Agents Registration Unit at the Department of Justice.