Political Influence Operation
Date: October 7, 2010
At a tea party rally, Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle addressed the controversy over sharia law and stated that “[i]t seems to me there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our United States.”
CAIR Spokesman Ibrahim Hooper called Angle’s statements “bizarre.”
“This seems to be an example of incoherent bigotry. It is pretty clear that she has something against Islam and Muslims but she is so incoherent you don’t know what she stands for,” Hooper said. “The proper response would have been, ‘American Muslims are citizens like anyone else. They are free to practice their faith,’ not seeming to agree that Muslims are somehow seeking to take over.”
On October 13 the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to Sharron Angle alerting her to CAIR’s unregistered foreign agent status and asking that she requests a Department of Justice investigation into CAIR’s violation of the FARA code. A copy of the letter was also sent to Bureau Chief Heather Hunt of the Foreign Agents Registration Unit at the Department of Justice.