Why? What does it have to hide? The FBI is supposed to have cut ties to CAIR back in October. Why not answer the Congressman’s questions?
“Lack of Answers on CAIR’s Questionable Ties,” from FOXNews, March 11 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A leading U.S. congressman investigating the nation’s largest Islamic advocacy group says he is “deeply disappointed” with an embarrassing reply he received from a letter he sent to the FBI.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., sent the letter on Feb. 2 after FOXNews.com report that the bureau had severed ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations amid mounting evidence that the group was linked to a support network for Hamas.
The FBI severed its ties with all local chapters of CAIR after a 15-year investigation culminated with the conviction in December of Hamas fund-raisers. CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case.
Wolf reached out to the FBI’s assistant director for counterterrorism to find out whether the bureau still had any contact with the group it called a front for Islamic radicals, and whether CAIR was receiving funds from foreign sources.
After waiting more than a month, Wolf said, the only response he got was a four-paragraph letter from the FBI’s head of public relations.
The response left the 15-term congressman seething — and now he’s pushing back.
“I would like these questions fully answered by this Friday, March 13, and by someone who works on counter-terrorism, rather than a public affairs officer,” Wolf wrote in a follow-up letter this week. “I would think the Bureau would be embarrassed to send the insufficient response I received.”…
CAIR is seething, too. “GOP Rep Pressures FBI for ‘Payback’ Against Muslim Civil Rights Group,” a CAIR press release (thanks to Axel):
WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) charged today that a Virginia member of the U.S. House of Representatives has “abused his office” by seeking to pressure the FBI to produce negative information about the Muslim civil rights and advocacy group….
Memo to Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper: the FBI doesn’t have to produce negative information about CAIR. CAIR is doing a terrific job of that on its own.