IPT Releases Investigative Report on CAIR

March 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 24 at noon, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (www.investigativeproject.org) releases the first segment of its landmark 10-part investigative report on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-anointed American Muslim civil rights organization which, according to government documents, was secretly founded as a front for the terrorist group Hamas in 1994. This dossier is the culmination of a decade-long investigation into the inner workings of CAIR, digging behind its facade of being a self-described "leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding." Through an unparalleled utilization of CAIR publications, internal speeches by CAIR leaders, tax records, government documents, internal Muslim Brotherhood memoranda, and hundreds of other primary sources, this dossier shows that CAIR serves an ulterior agenda by opposing nearly all investigations into terrorist activities, attempting to legitimize the activities of designated terrorist organizations that have killed Americans, and attempting to redefine the word "moderate" to encompass radical and extremist ideology.

This dossier will bring to light -- annotated by many hundreds of footnotes -- thousands of new facts, quotes and secret findings related to CAIR.

-- The secret origins of CAIR as part of a Muslim Brotherhood support program for Hamas in North America . Its founders played leadership roles at a covert Hamas meeting at a Philadelphia hotel in 1993.

-- The shady financial connections between CAIR and other radical Islamist organizations here and abroad.

-- A history of legal trouble involving CAIR employees and fundraisers as well as CAIR itself, designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest alleged terrorist financing case in the history of this country.

-- CAIR's visceral opposition to nearly all U.S. counterterrorist prosecutions and security measures and its bogus claim that America is waging a war on Islam.

-- CAIR's rationalization for radical Islamist ideology and consistent support for extremist figures -- and even terrorist leaders -- who have espoused violence and prejudice.

-- CAIR's support for terrorist groups and leaders, embrace of radical Muslim leaders who have issued fatwas calling for the killing of Jews and Americans, and championing of rogue regimes in Iran and Sudan .

Most importantly, this dossier will show the truth about CAIR: it is not a moderate organization looking to advance civil rights and protect liberties, but a subversive Islamist front group seeking to advance radical goals by distorting the proud tradition of civil rights in this country.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (www.investigativeproject.org) is a Washington-based non-profit tax-deductible organization that serves as the largest intelligence repository of documents, data and video material on radical Islamic groups in the United States and their ties to militant organizations overseas. Steven Emerson is the executive director of the IPT.

Anyone in the media or government wishing to contact members of the Investigative Project on Terrorism about this series may contact our organization at [email protected].

SOURCE The Investigative Project on Terrorism

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