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Old 09-12-2019, 01:54 AM
Kimstu is offline
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Originally Posted by Sage Rat View Post
Um, that link is a letter from an FBI official in 2009---when Ilhan Omar was a 26-year-old college student---reporting that the FBI had severed its liaison relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations due to connections between CAIR and the "Palestine Committee", and between the latter organization and Hamas. The author notes:
The FBI's decision to suspend formal contacts was not intended to reflect a wholesale judgment of the organization and its entire membership. Nevertheless, until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner. It is important to note, however, that although the FBI has suspended all formal outreach activities with CAIR at this time, CAIR, its officers, and members have been encouraged to report any hate crime, violation of federal civil rights or suspicious activity to the FBI.
More recently,
In 2011, The New York Times said that while the FBI and CAIR had no "formal relationship", CAIR officials and chapters worked regularly with FBI officials. [...]

The United States government has not listed CAIR as a terrorist organization.
Given that CAIR (whatever the possible connections of some of its members or leaders with Muslim Brotherhood network organizations) is extremely active in advocating for civil rights of Muslim Americans, which is a valid area of common cause with Muslim Americans and civil-rights supporters in general, I think your trying to spin this as Ilhan Omar being "friendly with an anti-Semitic organization, as designated by the FBI" is a ludicrously weak accusation.

Last edited by Kimstu; 09-12-2019 at 01:54 AM.