CAIR “spying” on Congress?
CAIR is accused of trying to “infiltrate” intern positions of lawmakers responsible for national security issues. Fox News reports:
Reps. Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona asked the Internal Revenue Service to determine whether CAIR deserves its nonprofit status. They also are asking their colleagues to review a summary of findings that led the Justice Department to name CAIR as a co-conspirator in a terrorism case.
This isn’t some arbitrary accusation. An internal CAIR memo was released:
The internal memo, provided to FOXNews.com, stated that CAIR would “focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community.”
The memo cited three House committees — Homeland Security, Intelligence and the Judiciary — as panels on which lawmakers preside over policy affecting American Muslims.
“We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices,” the memo read.
And, of course, as if they’re trying to convince everyone “Muslim” is a race and not a belief system, CAIR responds:
CAIR decried the call as a “racist” and “insidious” attack on Muslims and mocked the allegations.