Political Influence Operation
Date: April 2007
In April of 2007, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad issued a statement condemning Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Congress for passing a bill that would protect every American’s right to report suspicious behaviors to the higher authorities. An excerpt of his statement can be seen below.
Today you have people like Peter King, a Republican congressman, in the Congress, who after we filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Imams, issued a bill, protecting John Does, regular passengers, from being sued, if they, falsely even, falsely claim that a Muslim is suspect and has to be removed from a plane because they are praying … And he has some supporters in the Congress, to muddy the waters of this lawsuit …