Rep. Keith Ellison says there is no need to investigate interns placed on strategic security committees by CAIR. See video below.
It was discovered recently that CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) spent $50,000 in 2007 to place interns on Capitol Hill. Republican’s called for an investigation of the CAIR interns thought to be put in sensitive security committee positions within Congress. This from Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN):
The idea that we should investigate Muslim interns as spies is a blow
to the very principle of religious freedom that our founding fathers
cherished so dearly,” said Ellison from the House floor on Monday.
Notice in the video Ellison uses the term “anti-Islamicists” to describe protesters of CAIR,
but no identification of CAIR as “anti-American,” pro-Hamas and pro-Islamic-Caliphate. Also no mention from Ellison that CAIR “bought” these intern operative placements, probably with the stashed funds reaped from a non-profit status:
Claiming to be a civil rights organization, CAIR enjoys a 501(c)(3) tax
exempt, tax deductible charity designation from the Internal Revenue
Service, meaning the group does not pay taxes, and contributions are
tax deductible. Yet internal memos reveal CAIR exercises an extensive,
aggressive lobbying operation aimed at directly influencing policy
outcomes in direct violation of their non-profit, tax exempt status.
Keith Ellison on CAIR Interns (video)
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