Steve Emerson’s new report in The Investigative Project on Terrorism should have every American concerned.
Emerson writes that despite current knowledge about CAIR’s affiliation with the Hamas supported network – the Muslim Brotherhood, the U.S. Census Bureau believes the conservative, Sunni-dominated Islamist organization is a trustworthy organization to partner with in next year’s national population count. CAIR leadership has made it known that it is pleased that it will help get the Muslim community the funding and government representation it deserves.
Yet, we know that a senior FBI official wrote in 2009, “[U]ntil 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.”
This policy is still in effect at the FBI. We see no reason why the Census Bureau (or any US government agency) should partner with this or any group where there is evidence of ties to HAMAS, a designated terrorist organization.