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

by editor on July 22, 2010

in 2010,IO - Elected Officials,IO - Islamophobia,IO - Non-Profits,IO - State/Local Government

Political Influence Operation

Date: July 22, 2010


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 ‘ground zero.’

  • Newt Gingrich- Former Speaker of the House
  • Sarah Palin- Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate
  • Carl Paladino- New York gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Lazio- New York gubernatorial candidate
  • Frank Gaffney- President of the Center for Security Policy
  • David Yerushalmi- General Counsel of the Center for Security Policy
  • David Horowitz- President of the Freedom Center



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