Political Influence Operation
Date: September 1, 2010
On August 30, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen urged Tennesseans “to please have great respect for anyone’s religious preferences and their rights to practice those in the United States.”
In response, Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR National Communications Director, claims that “[t]hat’s a good statement, but perhaps it would have been more beneficial coming earlier and also coming earlier in the repudiation of the voices of bigotry that have been very loud in this debate”.