Political Influence Operation
Date: April 28, 2010
The Arizona chapter of CAIR issued a press release condemning the signing into law of Arizona Senate Bill 1070. Chairman Anas Hlayhel said, “The Quran instructs Muslims to stand up against injustice and racism, which this bill seems to advocate. No matter what good this bill claims to bring, we see that its harm will outweigh its good. We see it as a desperate attempt to legitimize racial profiling in order to hide the failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform. It is a reminder of recent attempts to legitimize racial profiling at airports.”
Hlayhel said the new law is a major setback to civil rights accomplishments in America.