As Doug Ross, who kindly sent this to me, observes: "This ... is the same group of which Chuck Schumer (someone pinch me, I can't believe I'm agreeing with him) said, 'we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism.' The same CAIR that was directing donations, ostensibly targeted for the NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund, to Hamas. The same CAIR that changed their solicitation efforts to the 'Global Relief Foundation', which the Treasury Department states, '...has provided assistance to Usama Bin Ladin, the al-Qaeda Network, and other known terrorist groups.'"
A press release from CAIR:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI), Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), and other Congressional Democrats were joined yesterday by national leaders of the Muslim American community in a roundtable discussion on issues of mutual concern to Democrats and Muslim Americans.
The discussion centered on working together to defend civil rights and to restore civil liberties.
"This discussion is only the first in an ongoing dialogue between
Congressional Democrats and Muslim Americans," Pelosi said. "We share a fundamental principle - the belief that diversity is the backbone of our communities. Generations of Muslims have made positive contributions in every aspect of American life. We must now work even more closely to navigate through the challenges we face as a nation."
"Since September 11th, many Muslim Americans have been subjected to
searches at airports and other locations based upon their religion and national origin, without any credible information linking individuals to criminal conduct," Pelosi continued. "Racial and religious profiling is fundamentally un-American and we must make it illegal...."