Political Influence Operation
Date: May 8, 2010
CAIR called on national Republican leaders to repudiate campaign advertisements released by Dan Fanelli, a Florida GOP Republican candidate for Congress.
CAIR said the ads “advocate racial profiling and promote Islamophobia.”
CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Ramzy Kiliç called the ads “overt racism.”
CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor called the ads “outrageously racist and Islamophobic” and called on local, state and national GOP leaders to condemn “such racist and un-American campaign tactics.”
Hat tip: Healer
- On May 27 the Center for Security Policy sent letters to GOP congressional candidate Dan Fanelli and RNC Chairman Michael Steele concerning CAIR’s unregistered foreign agent status, identifying their intimidation of national Republican leaders and attempted censoring of Mr. Fanelli’s campaign ads 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.