Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Three U.S. Senators Ask If All Federal Agencies Have Cut Ties With C.A.I.R.

This is terrific news and quite frankly, represents the first time in my entire life that I have ever congratulated Senator Chuck Schumer of New York for ANYTHING! Schumer, along with Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma have all sent an inquiry to the FBI Director asking if the FBI has severed all ties with C.A.I.R. and also asked what other federal agencies still have ties to the suspect organization. Awesome, eh? Here's the small piece from Counterterrorism Blog:

Members of Congress Agree: Federal Agencies Should Cut All CAIR Ties

Three U.S. Senators have today joined a U.S. House Member in requesting additional information from the FBI on the recent cessation of its relationship with the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was reported by the IPT on January 30. Moreover, the Senators specifically demand that all federal agencies cut any relationship with CAIR, a policy which I first enunciated on November 24, immediately after the guilty verdicts in the Holy Land Foundation criminal trial. Senators Jon Kyl, Charles Schumer, and Tom Coburn sent this letter today to FBI Director Mueller, asking whether all FBI field offices have cut off ties with CAIR and whether the Bureau knows of any other federal agencies with ties to CAIR.
In my post on November 24, I proposed the issuance of "a statement of policy which mandates that no component of the U.S. government will enter into any contract, grant, or agreement with any person or entity which is an unindicted co-coinspirator in a federal criminal case brought by the Department of Justice." The Obama Administration has plenty of incentive, in the form of this bipartisan letter, to do that now through a management memorandum issued by the Office of Management and Budget.
But Congress can also take direct action now by adding that policy to the FY 2009 omnibus appropriations bill now winding its way through Congress. Why wait?

It is refreshing to see this kind of attack mode by members of Congress - we had heard the announcement by the FBI that they were cutting ties with CAIR but it is commendable that these Senators have taken it further to ask about ALL FBI field offices and then going the extra mile to try and uncover other federal agencies that have ties to the ragtag group of terrorist sympathizers. Make sure you click the link in the text above of the article that shows you the actual letter from the Senators - it's short, it's direct and it asks for answers.

Who knows what we will find once it is uncovered just who all in the federal government has let CAIR into their hen house.


Findalis said...

3 down, 97 to go. If we can get all of the Senate to start asking this question, CAIR will get the message.

Holger Awakens said...


Yes, it's a start. I'm hoping that this will at least create an "air" around Congress that any Rep. or Senator that even deals with CAIR will be astrocized.

:Holger Danske