Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: March 9, 2012 Description: CAIR called upon the White House and Judicial Court to stop the NYPD terrorism investigation methods. The NYPD has been watching and keeping records on Muslim owned businesses within the region for national security and counter-terrorism reasons. CAIR asked the White House to step in on […]

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Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: March 8, 2012 Description: CAIR representatives visited 113 congressional offices, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. They proposed “supporting due process for all Americans and about concerns over racial and religious profiling.”  CAIR asked the congressmen to support an act that would end racial profiling. This act was put in place to allow […]

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Holy Land Foundation Trial backgrounder “One of the convictions upheld was Ghassan Elashi, founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter. Elashi received a 65-year prison sentence for funneling over $12 million from the Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation to the jihad terrorist group Hamas, which is responsible for murdering hundreds of Israeli civilians.” Download […]

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Legislative Tracker: Muslim Brotherhood

by admin on November 23, 2011

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This Legislative Tracker updates on bills from the 112th US Congress dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood. ————- ———— ———– —————-

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Legislative Tracker: Terrorism

by admin on November 23, 2011

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This post will automatically update with new information on the following bills concerning terrorism from the 112th Congress.

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2010 – Form 990-EZ – CAIR Nevada

December 31, 2010

2010 – Form 990-EZ – CAIR Nevada EID #20-8055390 (PDF)

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CAIR urges people to call their Congressman and Senator to support the DREAM Act

November 30, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: November 30, 2010 Description: CAIR actively support the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act. The organization calls the act “an easy fix for one aspect of our broken immigration system.” This is why CAIR calls its supporters in a press release and in a  newsletter to call their […]

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CAIR accuses FBI of setting up the Portland car bomber to get a “senstational story”

November 30, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: November 30, 2010 Description: In a KTVU news report, CAIR commented on the way the FBI handled the case of the 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud terror suspect who tried setting off a car bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. The Bay Area office of CAIR […]

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CAIR pressures FBI to investigate Islamaphobia

November 29, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: November 29, 2010 Description: After two man attacked a cab driver, CAIR calls on FBI to investigate if Islamaphobia played a role in the crime. CAIR-Sacramento Valley Civil Rights Coordinator Adel Syed said: “The FBI and local law enforcement authorities should investigate whether this disturbing crime was motivated by anti-Muslim […]

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CAIR pressures Missouri prosecutor to take tough charges

November 19, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: November 19, 2010 Description: CAIR calls for tough charges on a man who assaulted a construction worker working on a mosque in St. Joseph, Mo. In a letter to the lead prosecutor, CAIR National Legal Counsel Nadhira Al-Khalili wrote that a hate crime occurs “when a perpetrator targets a victim […]

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CAIR seeks to influences TSA to change airport security measures

November 18, 2010

Corporation Influence Operation Date: November 18, 2010 Description: On an ABC news report, a CAIR representative argued against the new full body scanners and touch down procedures at airports. She responds by saying: “We don’t say we don’t want to be safe, we are saying: this doesn’t work. When this doesn’t work, are they goint […]

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CAIR uses report by Iranian state-owned TV to press for NYC school accomodations

November 17, 2010

Corporation Influence Operation Date: November 14, 2010 Description: CAIR pressures New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make changes to the academic calendar of New York schools. In a report by the Iranian state-owned channel Press TV, CAIR claims that Muslims struggle between their faith and education as the academic calendar conflicts with Muslim holidays. […]

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CAIR pressured store to revise guidelines and to advise its personnel about sensitivity issues

November 14, 2010

Corporation Influence Operation Date: November 14, 2010 Description: On November 9, a woman wearing a head scarf was refused to be served in a Fredericksberg, VA Fas Mart because of the store’s headgear policy. She contacted CAIR after which CAIR pressured the store to investigate the matter, take actions against the clerk, and offer an […]

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CAIR claims that law school professor reinforces stereotyping and discrimination

November 11, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: November 11, 2010 Description: On October 20, Juan Williams was layed off from NPR after his controversial statements about his anxiety of traveling on airplanes with people dressed in Muslim garb. In an opinion editorial in the The Daily Transcript from October 27, California Western School of Law Professor Kathryn Fehrman […]

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CAIR questions the necessety of airport security procedures

November 10, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: November 10, 2010 Description: CAIR published a press release outlining strategies for Muslims to reject the pat-downs by TSA officers at airports. According to CAIR, the TSA officers  “SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down”. Thereby, CAIR counters the “much more intrusive manual search of passengers’ bodies by […]

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CAIR signs Memorandum of Understanding with ISESCO, an organ of the OIC

November 9, 2010

Foreign Coordination Date: November 9, 2010 Description: On November 9 the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) announced on its website that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CAIR.  The press release from ISESCO headquarters in Rabat, Morocco follows: The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Washington-based Council on […]

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CAIR rejects the will of the Oklahomans

November 8, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: November 8, 2010 Description: In an interview with a local new channel, Muneer Awad, CAIR Executive Director, debated the constitutionality of Oklahoma State Question 755 and argues that Sharia law is compliant with U.S. law. “The aspects of sharia and Islam that would be allowed to be practiced here in the […]

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CAIR challenges constitutionality of State Question 755

November 5, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: November 4, 2010 Description: In the November 2, 2010 election, over seventy percent of Oklahoma voters voted “yes” on State Question 755 (SQ 755), thereby preventing the use of Sharia law in Oklahoma courts. CAIR-Oklahoma announced that it will file a lawsuit against SQ 755 because they believe the ballot […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Dutch Ruppersberger

October 29, 2010

(Backup PDF) October 29, 2010 Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger 2453 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-2002 Dear Mr. Ruppersberger, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) […]

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Center for Security Letter to James Moran

October 29, 2010

(PDF Backup) October 29, 2010 Rep. James Moran 2239 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Mr. Moran, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Betty McCollum

October 29, 2010

(PDF Download) October 29, 2010 Representative Betty McCollum Washington D.C. Office 1714 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 Dear Ms. McCollum, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations […]

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Center for Security Letter to Barbara Lee

October 29, 2010

(PDF Download) October 29, 2010 Rep. Barbara Lee 444 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Ms. Lee, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Andre Carson

October 29, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 29, 2010 Rep. André Carson Washington Office 425 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515-1407 Dear Mr. Carson, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations […]

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CAIR pressures Delta Airlines to review its safety guidelines

October 29, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 29, 2010 Description: CAIR-MN asked Delta Airlines on October 29 to change its policy on suspicious behavior and investigation guidelines. “Wearing ‘Muslim clothing,’ using the restroom or picking up a dropped pen seem to have become pretexts for religious and ethnic profiling,” said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeza Islam. “We […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Michael Honda

October 29, 2010

(Download PDF) October 29, 2010 Rep. Michael Honda 1713 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 Dear Mr. Honda, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Keith Ellison

October 29, 2010

(Download PDF) October 29, 2010 Representative Keith Ellison 1122 Longworth Building Washington, D.C. 20515-2305 Dear Mr. Ellison, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) which apparently targeted you as the subject of a foreign influence operation. You endorsed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the […]

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CAIR claims that Oklahoma vote is designed to create a sense of fear and Islamophobia

October 26, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 26, 2010 Description: Oklahoma will be the first state to have a vote on whether Sharia Law should be used in the states’ courts. JK Alam, a CAIR board member, believes that the vote is designed to “create a sense of fear, a sense of Islama-phobia in the community, which […]

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CAIR calls on IRS to investigate Steven Emerson

October 25, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 25, 2010 Description: CAIR calls on the IRS to investigate Steven Emerson because the organization believes that Emerson uses his non-profit group (Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation) to collect tax-exempt donations that are later transferred to a for-profit. In a letter sent today to IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, CAIR […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Vivian Schiller

October 22, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 22, 2010 Vivian Schiller, President and CEO National Public Radio 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Ms. Schiller: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which National Public Radio (NPR) and your former employee Juan Williams were apparently the […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Juan Williams

October 22, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 22, 2010 Juan Williams Fox News Network 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Dear Mr. Williams: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you and your former employer National Public Radio (NPR) were apparently the target of […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Bill O’Reilly

October 22, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 22, 2010 Bill O’Reilly Fox News Network 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Dear Mr. O’Reilly: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which National Public Radio (NPR) and Fox contributor Juan Williams were apparently the target of […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Roger Ailes

October 22, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 22, 2010 Roger Ailes, President Fox NewsNetwork 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Dear Mr. Ailes: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which National Public Radio (NPR) and Fox News contributor Juan Williams were apparently the target […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to the Inspector General of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

October 22, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 22, 2010 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Office of Inspector General 401 Ninth Street, NW Washington, DC 20004-2129 Dear Inspector General: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which National Public Radio (NPR) – which receives significant CPB funding – and former […]

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CAIR claims that village officials target Middle Eastern businessman

October 21, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 21, 2010 Description: CAIR-Chicago filed a discrimination complaint in federal today court against Worth, a village southeast of Chicago. The organization claims that village discriminate a Muslim businessman thereby pressuring to close down his hookah bar. “The evidence suggests that Village trustees, along with the mayor, have been trying to […]

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CAIR calls for NPR action against Juan Williams for “irresponsible and inflammatory” comments about Muslims

October 20, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 20, 2010 Description: On October 18 on the Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News contributor and former NPR employee Juan Williams stated “I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are […]

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CAIR accuses town board of Sidney, NY of anti-Muslim sentiments

October 14, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 14, 2010 Description: The town board of a Sidney, NY, a small town 130 miles north of New York City, questioned the legality of a muslim graveyard. After pressure from the muslim community, the town dropped legal actions and allowed the Sufi Muslim group to maintain the graveyard. “We believe […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Sharron Angle

October 13, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) October 13, 2010 Sharron Angle Las Vegas Office 7710 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite #127 Las Vegas, NV 89117 Dear Mrs. Angle, I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you were apparently the target of a foreign influence operation. In a Huffington […]

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CAIR launches Islamaphobia Department to match the OIC

October 11, 2010

Islamaphobia Influence Operation Date: October 11, 2010 Description: At its annual banquet, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad announced to launch an “Islamophobia Department” as a response to the “[...] small but vocal group of bigots and hate-mongers manufacture an atmosphere of anti-Islam hysteria through smear campaigns that rely on distortions, misinformation and outright falsehoods,” […]

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CAIR 16th Annual Banquet

October 10, 2010

Date: October 9, 2010 (Dowload Event Program (4MB PDF) Foreign Delegation Attendees: The League of Arab States Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman Embassy of Sudan Embassy of the State of Qatar Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Congressional Endorsements: Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA) Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Rep. James Moran (D-VA) Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger […]

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Hooper claims that Middle East countries have “thriving Christian and Jewish populations”

October 7, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 7, 2010 Description: Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic relations, claims that “there are lots of Christian churches and synagogues in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Indonesia, Qatar, Kuwait. … If you go to any number of so-called Muslim countries you will see thriving Christian […]

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CAIR pressures store to accept its employees wearing head scrafs

October 7, 2010

Corporate Influence Operation Date: October 7, 2010 Description: A Muslim woman was hired by a Philadelphia shoe store. When the woman started working on October 7 she wore a head scarf. The district manager asked her to remove the head scarf because the shoe chain does not allow  its employees to display their religion, but […]

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Hooper claims that Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle “has something against Islam and Muslims”

October 7, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: October 7, 2010 Description: 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 […]

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CAIR requests Chairman of the House Judicary Committee Rep. Conyers to hold hearings and files lawsuit against Wayne County Sheriff

October 7, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: October 7, 2010 Description: During a raid on October 28, 2009 FBI agents killed the leader of a radical Islam group after the suspect fired a weapon at the agents. The case was heavily investigated and Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, in his report released September 30, 2010 concluded that […]

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CAIR accuses FBI of conducting raids on “peace activists”

September 30, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: September 30, 2010 Description: The FBI searched several houses in Chicago and Minneapolis to investigate potential material support and terrorism charges. CAIR Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab responded that “the recent FBI raids on well-known peace activists raise concerns that individuals may be targeted based on political rather than security […]

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CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab heads panel at first major OIC conference on American soil

September 29, 2010

Foreign Coordination Date: September 29, 2010 Description: The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) sponsored a three-day conference – September 28-30 – on Islam and Muslims in Chicago.  OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu made the keynote speech on the first night.  The stated objective of the conference was to “discuss the issues of Muslims living in […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to General Mattis

September 27, 2010

(Download PDF Copy) September 27, 2010 General James N. Mattis Commander U.S. Central Command 7115 South Boundary Boulevard Macdill Air Force Base, Florida 33621 Dear General Mattis: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you were apparently the target of a foreign influence operation. […]

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CAIR pressured Disney to change its uniform guidelines

September 27, 2010

Corporation Influence Operation Date: September 27, 2010 Description: A religious Muslim intern at Disneyland wore a head scarf in violation of Disney’s uniform guidelines. Disney asked her to  take a different position with less guest interaction, but she was not satisfied. After CAIR-LA intervened in the case, Disney changed its uniform guidelines. CAIR-LA Executive Director […]

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CAIR trains media to present more “accurate and balanced information about Islam and Muslims”

September 23, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: September 23, 2010 Description: CAIR announced in its September 23 newsletter that it successfully conducted a media training workshop on September 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The CAIR Executive Director Karen Dabdoub of the Cincinnati Chapter announced that “It is very important for community members to understand how to work with media […]

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Daily Caller: “CAIR tries to squash criticism of agenda through intimidation and lawfare, critics say”

September 22, 2010

Daily Caller, September 22, 2010 “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,” San Ramon Valley Herald reporter Lisa Gardiner wrote when summarizing the message of […]

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CAIR supports the call for Rep. Michele Bachmann to denounce “anti-Muslim speaker”

September 17, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: September 17, 2010 Description: CAIR’s September 17 American Muslim News Brief warned Rep. Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee that “[a]ny candidate thinking seriously of running for president in 2012 should think twice about standing alongside a man who has called for the deportation of all Muslims in America; insulted […]

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CAIR requests Central Command General to personally visit controversial Pastor

September 8, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: September 8, 2010 Description: In a letter, Nihad Awad, CAIR National Executive Director, urges USMC Gen. James Mattis to visit Paster Jones who pledged to burn Qurans on 9/11.  In the letter, Nihad Awad depicts the Quran burning event as a national security concern for the United States and, therefore, requests […]

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Hooper admits contributions from Saudi and UAE Embassies

September 4, 2010

Date Reported: September 4, 2010 Description: CAIR Statement in public article Excerpt: “[...] Hooper said it [CAIR] also has accepted smaller contributions from the Embassies of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have purchased tables at CAIR fundraising events.” Source(s): http://fredericksburg.com/News/Web/politico?p_id=2648 (Backup PDF)

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CAIR is not satisfied with Gov. Bredesen’s comments urging Tennesseans to show tolerance toward Muslims

September 1, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: September 1, 2010 Description: 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 […]

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CAIR accuses Republicans of “Muslim-bashing”

August 31, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 31, 2010 Description: Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s National Communications Director, claims in an interview with Iran government owned Press TV “that the very right-wing Republicans have obviously decided that Muslim-bashing is a winning political strategy. [...] the Democrats are not willing to take this on as an issue and that you […]

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CAIR files suit against Illinois State Police on behalf of Hamas operative

August 30, 2010

Law Enforcement Influence Operation Date: August 30, 2010 Description: According to CAIR’s 8/30 American Muslim News Brief, the organization filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Illinois State Police (ISP) on behalf of Kifah Mustapha, a “leading Muslim religious leader” (Imam) and  based in Chicago. Kifah Mustapha was recently hired by the ISP. After a […]

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CAIR-NY calls Governor’s statement on Muslims “grossly misinformed”

August 27, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 27, 2010 Description: According to CBS New York, Gov. Paterson said: “This group who has put this mosque together, they are known as the Suffi Muslims. This is not like the Shiites,” Paterson said. “They’re almost like a hybrid, almost westernized. They are not really what I would classify in […]

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CAIR says Rep. Boehner’s comments are “disappointing”

August 24, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 24, 2010 Description: The Cincinnati chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) says Boehner’s comments are “disappointing” According to a Article by cincinnati.com published on 8/23, CAIR  said: “By stating that building a mosque to accommodate American Muslim worshipers a few blocks away from the site of the 9-11 attacks is […]

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CAIR-IL leaders denounced statements of Gov. Quinn

August 21, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 21, 2010 Description: After Illinois Gov. Quinn announced that he is against building a mosque next to Ground Zero,  Christina Abraham of CAIR commented in an interview that “the 400,000 Muslims in the Chicagoan are know about that issue, they are concerned about that issue. And it will affect how […]

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CAIR warns Gingrich to speak at Rally

August 17, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 17, 2010 Description: Along with prominent speakers, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, is scheduled to speak at the 9/11 Rally to counter the Ground Zero Mosque. “Anyone who aspires to become president of the United States should not be seen lending support to hate-mongers and Islamophobes,” […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to Gov. Tim Pawlenty

August 12, 2010

[Download PDF version of this letter here] August 11, 2010 Governor Tim Pawlenty Office of the Governor – 130 State Capitol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 Dear Governor Pawlenty: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you […]

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CAIR asks MN Gov. Pawlenty to “retract” comments against Ground Zero Mosque

August 9, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 9, 2010 Description: In an August 9 press release CAIR demanded that Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota retract his statement in opposition to the planned Ground Zero Mosque in New York City.  “Our governor has engaged in collective guilt by saying that all Muslim activities and images anywhere near Ground […]

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Center for Security Policy Letter to Abe Foxman of the ADL

August 5, 2010

(Download PDF version of the letter) August 5, 2010 Director Abraham Foxman Anti-Defamation League 605 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10158-0180 Dear Mr. Foxman: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which your organization was apparently the target of a foreign influence operation. It is […]

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CAIR sends letter to FBI Director

August 3, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: August 3, 2010 Description: CAIR took additional action today in pressuring the FBI to “explain” why Robert Spencer–the co-founder of Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA)– was invited to train members of Virginia’s Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force. Specifically, CAIR sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller requesting an official response that would […]

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CAIR Criticizes ADL Leadership

July 30, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 30, 2010 Description: 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 […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to FBI

July 27, 2010

(Download PDF version of the letter) July 27, 2010 Special Agent Alex Turner FBI Norfolk – Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force 150 Corporate Blvd Norfolk, VA 23502 Dear Agent Turner: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which FBI Norfolk and the Tidewater Joint Terrorism […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to Robert Spencer

July 27, 2010

(Download PDF version of the letter) July 27, 2010 Robert Spencer c/o David Horowitz Freedom Center 14148 Magnolia Blvd, Suite 103 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Dear Mr. Spencer: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you were apparently the target of a foreign influence […]

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PR Newswire: “SIOA: Islamic Supremacist Hate Group Attempts to Impede FBI, JTTF Counterterrorism Training”

July 26, 2010

Media About Us http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sioa-islamic-supremacist-hate-group-attempts-to-impede-fbi-jttf-counterterrorism-training-99215359.html Date Published: July 26, 2010 Author: Pamela Geller Note: For the first time SIOA cites FARA violations as a principal reason to oppose CAIR and endorses the narrative of the “Summer of Censorship.” NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The human rights group Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) today called on […]

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CAIR censures TN gubernatorial candidate for “Islamophobic” remarks

July 25, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 25, 2010 Description: CAIR criticized Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and called on him to meet with representatives of that state’s Islamic community after he stated his views on Islam in America.  Responding to a citizen’s question at a campaign stop Ramsey referred to the controversy over the […]

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CAIR protests “Islamophobic” training for Virginia terrorism task force

July 24, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 24, 2010 Description: A CAIR press release called upon FBI Norfolk and the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force (TJTTF) “explain” why Robert Spencer –  whom they described as “a leader of an anti-Islam hate group” –  was invited to offer training to state and federal law enforcement officers.  “Our nation’s […]

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CAIR’s Hooper Employs McCarthyite Tactics to Condemn the “Neo-McCarthyite” Political Right

July 22, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 22, 2010 Description: In an op-ed authored by Ibrahim Hooper–CAIR’s National Communications Director, the organization suggests that the “political-right’s hate” of “all things Muslim” is jeopardizing American-Muslims’ right to equality. Hooper goes on to list the following public figures for their “neo-McCarthyite” responses towards the creation of a mosque near […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to Marco Rubio

July 22, 2010

(Download PDF version of letter) July 22, 2010 Marco Rubio 2030 South Douglas Road, Suite 105 Coral Gables, FL 33134 Dear Mr. Rubio: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you were apparently the target of a foreign influence operation. It is our assessment […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to Brigitte Gabriel

July 22, 2010

(Download PDF Version of Letter) July 22, 2010 Brigitte Gabriel ACT for America P.O. Box 12765 Pensacola, FL 32591 Dear Ms. Gabriel: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you were apparently the target of a foreign influence operation. It is our assessment that […]

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CAIR compares non-profit “ACT! for America” to KKK

July 22, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 22, 2010 Description: In the context of a dispute over how California school textbooks should portray Islam, CAIR-Los Angeles Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said, “Involving ACT! for America in educational material on Islam is akin to allowing the KKK to educate American students on the history of African Americans or […]

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CAIR warns Marco Rubio away from tea party event; tells Rubio not to “lend legitimacy to this hate rally”

July 20, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 20, 2010 Description: Just four days after asking  a Florida tea party group to drop ACT! for American founder Brigitte Gabriel as their keynote speaker for an August event, CAIR launched an aggressive press release against GOP Senate Candidate Marco Rubio, who was invited to the event but had not […]

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Big Peace: “What CAIR, Anna Chapman, and Rep. Mark Siljander Have in Common” by Adam Savit

July 18, 2010

Big Peace, July 18, 2010- Late last month provocative pictures of alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman graced newspapers and blogs worldwide. The stories alongside the mandatory eye-candy featured scandalous accounts of “spying” and “espionage.” But despite the insinuations, the Russian “spies” in question were never charged with spying or espionage. Fox News reported that instead […]

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CAIR asks Tea Party to cancel speaker; pressures Marco Rubio to skip event

July 16, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 16, 2010 Description: CAIR called on the Emerald Coast Tea Party Patriots to drop what they termed “an extremist anti-Islam speaker” – head of ACT! for America Brigitte Gabriel –  as the keynote speaker at an August 21 rally in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. CAIR also pressured  political candidates including […]

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CAIR backs NAACP “racism” resolution on Tea Party Movement; adds “Islamophobia” to the agenda

July 15, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 15, 2010 Description: On July 15, 2010, CAIR leaders joined the NAACP in criticizing the Tea Party Movement for failing to “repudiate elements within the movement who use racist or bigoted language.”  CAIR Director of Communications, Ibrahim Hooper said, “If the Tea Party wishes to be taken seriously by mainstream […]

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Tennesseean: “Candidate Lou Ann Zelenik Airs Murfreesboro Mosque Suspicions”

July 14, 2010

Media About Us http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100714/NEWS02/7140346/ Date Published: July 14, 2010 Author: Chas Sisk, The Tennessean Republican congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik called for an investigation into a Murfreesboro mosque and accused a critic of being a foreign agent in a salvo released ahead of marches today supporting and opposing an expansion of the mosque. Zelenik, a […]

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Tennesseean: “Zelenik campaign calls for answers concerning Islamic Center”

July 12, 2010

Media About Us http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20100712/NEWS01/ Date Published: July 12, 2010 The Tennessean- Sixth District Congressional Candidate, Lou Ann Zelenik, has called for a “clean accounting and thorough investigation” of individuals involved with the funding of the regional Islamic training center proposed for Rutherford County. “In the past couple of weeks information have been uncovered which calls […]

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CAIR Urges Action from President Obama

July 9, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 9, 2010 Description: CAIR’s Nihad Awad requests that the President investigate what the organization is calling the “forced exile” of American Muslims overseas. Specifically, the National Executive Director said the following, We ask President Obama to review this disturbing new policy that denies American Muslims their constitutional rights and due […]

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CAIR’s Releases Video Advocating Its “Summer of Silence” Campaign

July 9, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 9, 2010 Description: CAIR releases a video criticizing and accusing governmental officials and community organizers of being “Islamophobic.” The video further adds to the organization’s “Summer of Silence” campaign. Video:

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CAIR Touts Civil Rights at Law School Event

July 8, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 8, 2010 Description: Dawud Walid, the Executive Director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, discussed legal advocacy and civil rights issues at an event held at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills. The discussion was attended by “law students, law professors, and the dean of the law school.” Source: […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to Lou Ann Zelenik

July 7, 2010

(Download PDF version of letter) July 7, 2010 Lou Ann Zelenik 416B Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Dear Mrs. Zelenik: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you, along with the leaders of the Republican Party, were apparently the target of a foreign […]

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CAIR Calls Upon the FBI to Investigate Arson at Georgia Mosque

July 6, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 6, 2010 Description: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called upon the FBI to investigate a fire that broke out late Monday at the Islamic Center of Marietta (Masid Al-Hedaya). CAIR has urged the federal organization to consider the “possible bias motive[s]” which may have led to this “arson […]

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CAIR Spreads Message to Government Officials at Michigan Event

July 1, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: July 1, 2010 Description: Yesterday, Michigan’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) cosponsored a town hall meeting in which panelists heard testimony from CAIR officials regarding racial and religious profiling in the United States. In addition to community organizers and civil rights activists, two governmental officials were also present […]

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CAIR Spreads Concept of Islamophobia at Major Convention

June 29, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 29, 2010 Description: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced its plan to offer surveys to those who approach their booth at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention, which is to be held throughout the July 4th weekend in Chicago. The survey, according to Nihad Awad–CAIR’s National […]

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Tennesseean: “War of Words on Mosque Heats Up”

June 26, 2010

Media About Us http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20100626/NEWS01/6260314/War-of-words-on-mosque-heats-up Date Published: June 26, 2010 Author: Bill Warner, The Tennessean The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will open its doors to the community today in an effort to ease anti-Muslim fears. But even as it does so, the cloud of anger and suspicion that began at last week’s Rutherford County Commission meeting […]

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CAIR asks GOP leadership to repudiate Tennessee congressional candidate

June 25, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 25, 2010 Description: CAIR called on Republican Party leaders to repudiate “Islamophobic” remarks by Tennessee GOP congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik who opposes the construction of a new mega-mosque complex in Murfreesboro, TN. “State and national Republican leaders must repudiate Ms. Zelenik’s extremist and un-American remarks and address the growing […]

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CAIR Condemns Oklahoma Lawmaker for “vendetta” against Islam

June 24, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 24, 2010 Description: On June 24, 2010 CAIR-Oklahoma  called on State Representative Rex Duncan to “acknowledge that his actions have contributed to a growing level of Islamophobia in Oklahoma and nationwide.”  Duncan was the sponsor of the sponsor a November ballot measure that would ban local courts from considering Islamic […]

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CAIR Calls Upon Authorities to Probe ‘Islamophobic’ Incident in Tennessee

June 24, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 24, 2010 Description: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called upon local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to view the June 24th vandalism of a Tennessee mosque as a hate crime. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad has “attributed such behavior to the overall rise of Islamophobic sentiment in American […]

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CAIR-LA Calls FBI Behavior ‘Outrageous’

June 21, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 21, 2010 Description: CAIR-LA called the FBI’s questoning of five men last week ‘outrageous.” CAIR Deputy Executive Director, Ameena Mirza Qazi, issued the following statement regarding the investigation, It’s worrisome that our intelligence resources are being expended to investigate what seems to be manufactured evidence or to assume a nefarious […]

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Center for Security Policy letter to Sen. Charles Schumer

June 16, 2010

(Download PDF version of letter) June 16, 2010 The Honorable Charles E. Schumer United States Senate 313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3201 Dear Senator Schumer: I write to alert you to a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in which you were apparently the target of a foreign influence operation. […]

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CAIR Asks Attorney General Eric Holder to Investigate ‘Islamophobic’ Activity

June 16, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 16, 2010 Description: CAIR has expressed its concerns for what it perceives to be a growing trend of Islamophobia on the part of the local law enforcement and federal agencies. To combat such behavior, CAIR has repeatedly taken strides to influence the behavior of such agencies. Indeed, just last week, CAIR released […]

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CAIR-NY urges Sen. Schumer to retract statement against Hamas

June 14, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 14, 2010 Description: On June 14 CAIR-New York accused Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who faces reelection in November, of making statements that were “unconscionable, reprehensible and in blatant disregard for the sanctity of human life,” and demanded he retract them. CAIR lifted a quote from Schumer’s remarks at a public […]

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Culturism: “Stop the Ground Zero Mosque with FARA and Culturism”

June 11, 2010

Media About Us http://culturismnews.blogspot.com/2010/06/stop-ground-zero-mosque-with-fara-and.html Date Published: June 11, 2010 Author: Dr. John Kenneth Press We can stop the mosque at Ground Zero if we exchange the multicultural point of view for a culturist point of view and prosecute the mosque’s primary backer, Imam Rauf, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Passed in 1938, FARA […]

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CAIR’s Awad speaks at OIC conference in Brazil

June 7, 2010

Foreign Coordination Date: Week of May 31, 2010 Description: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad attended an OIC conference entitled “The 17th Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Joint Islamic Action in the field of Dawa (Islamic missionizing)” held in Sao Paulo, Brazil during the week of May 31, 2010.  Awad spoke as […]

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CAIR blames Helen Thomas’ retirement on “pro-Israeli lobby”

June 7, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 7, 2010 Description: In a June 7 article regarding Helen Thomas’ retirement in the wake of her controversial public comments about Jews in Israel, CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper was quoted as saying “she’s been a target of the pro-Israeli lobby for quite some time. She obviously gave them an […]

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CAIR’s Hooper: Involvement of FBI informant in terrorism arrests “raises red flags”

June 4, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 4, 2010 Description: The Toledo Blade reported on June 4 that two local Muslims, Hor and Amera Akl, had been arrested for attempting to funnel money to a terrorist group. CAIR national spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said “the fact that an FBI informant was involved in building a case against the […]

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CAIR outlines foreign policy and national security agenda for U.S. on anniversary of Obama Cairo speech

June 4, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 4, 2010 Description: On June 4 CAIR held a press conference in Washington, D.C. offering a “mixed review” of the Obama administration’s policies toward the Muslim world in the year since the president delivered a landmark speech to the Muslim world in Cairo.  Executive Director Nihad Awad expressed concern that […]

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CAIR-SD pressures California DMV over hijab policy

June 3, 2010

Political Influence Operation Date: June 3, 2010 Description: On June 3 the San Diego office of CAIR announced that a Muslim woman will be able to have her driver’s license photograph retaken with her Islamic scarf (hijab) after initially being asked to remove the religious head covering. CAIR-San Diego “contacted the DMV and arranged for […]

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