Foreign Coordination/Political Influence Operations

Date: Early 2007


Pages 29-30:

“In February 2006, the Dubai Ports World controversy began and quickly rose to become one of the most widely-covered debates in American media and politics.  At issue was the sale of a port management business to a company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and whether such a sale would compromise America’s national security.  In addition to appearances on CNN and MSNBC, CAIR representatives were called on by national and international news networks to debate the issue. While politicians on both sides of the political aisle cited security concerns, CAIR officials were among the few voices to point out that in reality, bigotry and fear were driving the debates.”

Page 31:

“CAIR followed its media efforts with a panel discussion on ‘The Israel Lobby and the U.S. Response to the War in Lebanon’ at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The panel, which aired live nationwide on C-SPAN, featured distinguished professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, authors of a recent Harvard University paper, ‘The Israel Lobby.’

Page 33:

“In September 2006, CAIR hosted a banquet dinner for former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to underscore the need for increased dialogue between the West and the Muslim world.”


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