By Art Moore
Under the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security invited the Council on American-Islamic Relations to help develop its counter-terrorism policy, even though the Justice Department had implicated CAIR in a plot to finance the terrorist organization Hamas.
So why is the DHS of President Donald Trump, who vowed during his campaign to eschew political correctness and “name the enemy,” still engaging with CAIR?
Leaders of CAIR’s Florida branch participated in DHS town hall discussions in Miami and Tampa earlier this month, reported the Investigative Project for Terrorism.
A discussion with CAIR at Miami-Dade College featured holdovers from the Obama administration, Veronica Venture, the outgoing DHS acting officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; and Kareem Shora, section chief of the DHS Community Engagement Section, IPT said.
Philip Haney, a former DHS Islam subject-matter expert whose investigations of the radical ties of CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups were quashed by his agency under Obama, reacted to the news.
“It’s really distressing to see this continue to happen, when it’s already been irrefutably proven in federal court, almost 10 years ago, that CAIR and its leaders are tied to Hamas,” Haney said, referring to the Holy Land Foundation case in which CAIR was …read more
Source:: World Net Daily