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Local Muslim Group Decries Lawmaker’s Remarks

GOP Congressman Peter King’s hearing today on the radicalization of American Muslims included a charge that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a terrorist group.

President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) Zuhdi Jasser, Melvin Bledsoe of Memphis, Tennessee and Director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center Abdirizak Bihi, testify during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Above: President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) Zuhdi Jasser, Melvin Bledsoe of Memphis, Tennessee and Director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center Abdirizak Bihi, testify during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

During the hearing conducted by the representative from New York, Sheriff lee Baca of Orange County, California, mentioned that he had had dealt with CAIR in the past. To that, Minnesota Republican Representative Chip Cravaack said, “You’re dealing with a terrorist organization.”

Hanif Mohebi, the executive director of CAIR in San Diego said that characterization reveals the motive of the hearing.

“That proves the witch-hunt, the demonization of a whole community and the organizations that represent it,” Mohebi said.

Baca told Cravaack he had seen no evidence the group was linked to terrorism.

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Avatar for user 'bloodandoil666'

bloodandoil666 | March 10, 2011 at 10:51 p.m. ― 3 years, 4 months ago

American politicians vilify Muslims at home, even while they support the worst Islamic fundamentalist tyrants in the Arab world. The house of Saud is great friends of the United States. Maybe that's why Obama refuses to have the guts to support the rebellion against Gaddafi, since if Libya falls, so does Saudi Arabia, and there goes the price of Oil to the moon. Interesting to note we haven't heard one peep out of McCain in support of the Arab freedom fighters. The hypocrisy is astounding. I guess freedom is only good when it doesn't threaten Israel or the price of Oil.

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johnnym | March 11, 2011 at 11:10 p.m. ― 3 years, 4 months ago

Today 5 Israelis including a baby and 2 children aged 3 and 11 were stabbed to death by a Palestinian Muslim. Muslims in Egypt freed from Hosny Murbarak are busy slaughtering Christians. Muslim Somali pirates who murdered 4 US citizens on their yacht are on trial in Norfolk Virginia.

That's the Daily Muslim Death Toll for Friday, March 11.

To those who call the Senate investigation a "witch hunt" remember 2 words that "go together" - Crime and Punishment. First comes the investigation. Then punishment.

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