Political Influence Operation
Date: May 14, 2010
The Connecticut chapter of CAIR called on state Republican leaders to repudiate statements made by congressional candidate Rick Torres during a GOP primary debate.
CAIR’s press release described Torres’ remarks as “racist,” “anti-Muslim,” “intolerant,” and “Islamophobic.” CAIR also attributed a May 10, 2010 bomb attack on a Florida mosque to a “growing atmosphere of anti-Muslim sentiment nationwide that results from Islamophobic statements like those made by Torres.”
- On May 20 the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to congressional candidate Rick Torres and selected members of the Connecticut Republican leadership concerning CAIR’s unregistered foreign agent status, identifying their censure of Mr. Torres and intimidation of the CT-GOP 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.