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U.S. House of Representatives Cautioned To Stay Away From CAIR

January 31, 2009

U.S. House of Representatives Cautioned To Stay Away From CAIR

February 1, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a story closely related to the FBI's decision to sever its relationships with CAIR [see, "FBI Rejects CAIR - Will No Longer Meet With Hamas Mouthpiece," http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=cairid=2.1.09%2Ehtm] a letter has been sent to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives, making them aware of the FBI's decision and warning them that CAIR is linked to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and contact with it is therefore exceedingly unwise.

The letter was sent by the House Anti-Terrorism/Jihad Caucus and was signed by 5 of its GOP members.



Excerpt from Congress Warned 'Beware of CAIR'

Warning: Do not meet with representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a "Dear Colleague" letter sent yesterday to every U.S. House member says.

The three-page letter, a copy of which was obtained by WND, warns legislators to "think twice" about meeting with CAIR officials due to mounting evidence the group is tied to terrorists.

FBI officials have been canceling planned outreach events with CAIR chapters across the country, following a recent directive by FBI headquarters to sever ties with the group.

"The FBI has cut ties with them," the congressional letter says. "There are indications that this group has connections to Hamas," the Palestinian terrorist group

The letter, signed by five Republicans, including the head of the House Anti-Terrorism/Jihad Caucus, is attached to an article by IPT News, a counter-terrorism news service. It notes that FBI field offices have sent letters to CAIR chapters explaining they can no longer pursue an outreach relationship, because of concerns about the CAIR national office in Washington.

The letter, written under the bold-faced title, "BEWARE OF CAIR," was signed by Reps. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., co-chair of the Anti-Terrorism Caucus; Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich.; Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Paul Broun, R-Ga.; and John Shadegg, R-Ariz. http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87608

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