January 9, 2007
F.B.I.: CAIR Death Threat 'Not Credible'
As reported last night, on CNN's 'Paula Zahn Now,' the death threat that CAIR has been sending press releases out concerning has been deemed "not credible" by the FBI. This, according to the office of Senator Barbara Boxer.
During the show, Paula Zahn stated, "Basim Elkarra says he's received hate mail, including a death threat, since the controversy erupted. Senator Boxer's office tells CNN the FBI has investigated, and the death threat is not credible."
Elkarra, the Executive Director of CAIR's Sacramento, California office, had previously blamed the so-called "death threat" on Senator Boxer, using the issue to try to gain sympathy after an award that had been given to him was rescinded by Boxer's office. According to Elkarra, Senator Boxer was caught up in "Islamophobia" and "consulted with anti-Muslim bigots."
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate and founder of CAIR Watch, stated, "CAIR, in contacting the FBI about a false death threat, has not only wasted the FBI's time, but has shown that it was trying to divert attention from the real issue, which is CAIR's association with terrorist groups overseas. We call on the United States government to act immediately to shut CAIR down."
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hat tip - Joe Kaufman
Posted by Richard at January 9, 2007 9:27 PM