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CA Pols Share Iftar With Hamas Front Group CAIR

September 3, 2009

CA Pols Share Iftar With Hamas Front Group CAIR


September 3, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] a Saudi funded Hamas front group and unindicted co-conspirator in the United States' largest terror funding case, U.S. vs Holy Land Foundation et al., has organized an Iftar [Ramadan fast-breaking] meal which took place Monday evening at California's state capitol in Sacramento.

The event was attended by dozens of primarily Democrat politicians. Though Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed as a sponsor of the dinner he was not in attendance.

Prime mover in this da'wa exercise along with CAIR is Assemblyman Dave Jones, who has spoken at numerous CAIR functions.

Of note, last year the FBI "cut off communication" with CAIR due to their terror friendliness. Additionally, numerous members of CAIR have been convicted of serious terror offenses including Ghassan Elashi, the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR, who is serving multiple sentences for dealings with Hamas.

The group has repeatedly refused to specifically and by name condemn either Hamas or Hezbollah.

According to evidence presented by the Investigative Project:

"In explaining the FBI's cut-off to inquiring U.S. senators, an FBI liaison wrote that the evidence led to the conclusion that CAIR was not "an appropriate liaison partner." That would continue "until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS." See the letter here. Journalist Mary Jacoby notes that CAIR has responded by "working to stoke tensions in local Muslim communities over FBI investigative tactics. CAIR is angry at the FBI, because the bureau embarrassed it." [source, http://www.investigativeproject.org/1401/california-pols-break-fast-with-hamas-front]

According to CAIR's press release, the full list of event sponsors includes:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty Yee
Senate President pro Tem Darrel Steinberg
Senator Alex Padilla
Senator Carol Liu
Senator Elaine Alquist
Senator Fran Pavley
Senator Jenny Oropeza
Senator Loni Hancock
Senator Lou Correa
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Pat Wiggins
Senator Denise Ducheny
Senator Leland Yee
Senator Lois Wolk
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
Assemblymember Dave Jones
Assemblymember Fiona Ma
Assemblymember Jared Huffman
Assemblymember Alyson Huber
Assemblymember Anthony Adams
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
Assemblymember Hector De La Torre
Assemblymember Ira Ruskin
Assemblymember Isadore Hall
Assemblymember Jose Solorio
Assemblymember Lori Saldaņa
Assemblymember Mariko Yamada
Assemblymember Mike Eng
Assemblymember Paul Fong
Assemblymember Pedro Nava
Assemblymember Anthony Portantino
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Assemblymember Tom Torlakson
Assemblymember Tony Mendoza
Assemblymember Warren Furutani
Assemblymember Alberto Torrico
Assemblymember Mary Hayashi
Assemblymember Paul Krekorian


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