Congressmen Accuse Muslim Group of Spying on Congress

20090920_Washington Monument_025A group of congressmen announced today that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been trying to infiltrate Capitol Hill, ostensibly to gather information and/or affect policy.

From Fox News:

The four lawmakers, members of the anti-terror caucus, asked for an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations after discovering an internal memo noting the group’s strategy. They also highlighted a new book by Paul Sperry titled “Muslim Mafia,” scheduled for release on Thursday, which claims the group has been actively infiltrating Congress.

Reps. Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona asked the Internal Revenue Service to determine whether CAIR deserves its nonprofit status. They also are asking their colleagues to review a summary of findings that led the Justice Department to name CAIR as a co-conspirator in a terrorism case.

The internal memo, provided to FOXNews.com, stated that CAIR would “focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community.”

The memo cited three House committees — Homeland Security, Intelligence and the Judiciary — as panels on which lawmakers preside over policy affecting American Muslims.

“We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices,” the memo read.

Earlier this year the FBI severed its once-close ties with CAIR as evidence mounted of the group’s links to a support network for Hamas, which the U.S. has designated a terrorist organization.

Muslim extremists are counting on Western gullibilty and naivete to open doors for them that any wise government would keep closed.  Unfortunately the liberal mindset is all too willing to accommodate.

CAIR has been suspected of having terrorist ties for years, so none of this is a stunning surprise.  Just a few months ago, FrontPageMag reported on the “congressional stooges” doing CAIR’s bidding.

The group has also been busy getting anything and anyone critical of them banned, like a DVD called “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West” and trying to silence radio talk show host Michael Savage.  Incidentally, Savage has been banned (like Dutch politician Geert Wilders) from entering Great Britain.  While the Home Office considers plain-talkers like Savage and Wilders a threat, they have no problem allowing plenty of Muslim extremists to enter the country.  Or is it not so much that they have “no problem,” but rather they have “great fear” of angering Muslims?

We’ve spent far too much time and energy trying to appease Islamic extremists in this country as well.  Muslims who are willing to live in peace and assimilate to the American way of life are welcome.  Those who maintain associations with radical, anti-American people and groups, however, are not welcome here.

It’s time our government pulled it’s head out of the sand and got serious about the business of protecting the people of the United States.

“About a year ago I learned that CAIR was trying to infiltrate the offices of members of Congress by placing interns in the offices, but I could not substantiate the rumors because I had no documentation to that effect. Now, however, author Paul Sperry, and his co-author’s investigative team unearthed a 2007 memo written by CAIR which documents their stated intentions and goals to place interns in congressional offices supposedly for the purpose of influencing the policies of those members. Even more troubling, that the memo states that they are most interested in members who are serving on the judiciary, intelligence and homeland security committees,” Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C. said.

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