CAIR Poster Tells Muslims Not to Talk to the FBI
January 14, 2011
January 14 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has published a poster on it's website warning Muslims not to talk to the FBI. The poster features a sinster figure in black with the letters FBI on his back and doors slamming shut down the street. The caption reads "Build a Wall of Resistance – Don't Talk to the FBI". The poster is aimed at advertising an upcoming conference on the topic of Muslims and law enforcement.It appeared on the website of CAIR California.
According to FOX News:
"The poster was promoting a conference called "FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas: Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities." The keynote speaker is Hatem Abudayyeh, identified by CAIR as an activist and Palestinian community leader whose home was allegedly raided by federal agents in September.The conference is scheduled for Feb. 9 at the East Side Cultural Center in Oakland… former FBI assistant director Bill Gavin told Fox News Radio the poster is sending the wrong message to the Muslim community."http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/13/cair-says-anti-fbi-poster-misinterpreted/#
CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said the poster had been "misinterpreted" and called the controversy "manufactured". He also said that "We decided out of extreme caution to take it down".