Unindicted co-conspirator CAIR, in response, cries “hatemongering” and “bigotry.” Clearly Honest Ibe Hooper has been caught flat-footed and has to resort to those tired old accusations instead of being able to offer some cogent explanation. One may hope this heralds the end of the influence of this unsavory and thuggish group. “House Republicans accuse Muslim group of trying to plant spies,” by Jordy Yager for The Hill, October 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Four House Republicans are accusing a Muslim advocacy group of trying to plant spies on Capitol Hill.
Republican members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus said the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) have tried to plant “spies” within key national-security committees in order to shape legislative policy.
Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), citing the book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, called for the House sergeant at arms to investigate whether CAIR had been successful in placing interns on key panels. The lawmakers are specifically focused on the House Homeland Security Committee, Intelligence Committee and Judiciary Committee.
“If an organization is connected to or supports terrorists [and] is running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related offices, I think this needs to be made known,” said Broun, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee. “So I join my colleagues here today in calling for action.”…
A representative of CAIR called the accusations unfounded and worried that they would tarnish the improving relations between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans.
“God forbid American Muslims take part in the political process and exercise their rights,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a CAIR spokesman, in a telephone interview. “I suppose they’re going to investigate the Muslim Staffers Association next.
“If these people weren’t so hate-filled, it would be laughable, but unfortunately they have an audience and, given their positions, it’s going to get picked up by the hate blogs.”…
That’s “truth” blogs to you, Ibe. Not that you know anything about truth.