Political Influence Operation
Date: July 30, 2010
Today, CAIR leaders urged ADL (Jewish Anti-Defamation League) members to contact their top leaders and express their opposition towards statements made against the construction of an Islamic community center in New York City.
Nihad Awad, CAIR’s National Executive Director, made the following comments concerning the ADL’s statements,
It is shocking that a group claiming to seek ‘justice and fair treatment for all’ would side with those engaged in one of the most egregious Islamophobic smear campaigns in recent memory…We ask the ADL to reconsider and retract this ill-considered and divisive statement. With its shameful statement, the ADL is exploiting and fueling the rising level of anti-Islam sentiment in our society.