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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Deception Of The Day: CAIR's Cover-Up

"We are proud that our grass-roots support in the American Muslim community has allowed CAIR to grow from having eight chapters and offices in 2001 to having 33 today," Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently told Wash Times.

Well, gee, Parvez, that's just great, but it's a bit off-point, isn't it? After all, Wash Times is reporting a more complete story:
Membership in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has declined more than 90 percent since the 2001 terrorist attacks, according to tax documents obtained by The Washington Times.

The number of reported members spiraled down from more than 29,000 in 2000 to fewer than 1,700 in 2006. As a result, the Muslim rights group's annual income from dues dropped from $732,765 in 2000, when yearly dues cost $25, to $58,750 last year, when the group charged $35.

The organization instead is relying on about two dozen donors a year to contribute the majority of the money for CAIR's budget, which reached nearly $3 million last year.
This is hopeful news, indeed, but it raises a troubling question: Why haven't the 27,300 Muslims who have left CAIR not started a new organization, a Moderate Muslims of America, to actively counter the fiercely anti-American rhetoric of the organization they've left?

hat-tip: memeorandum

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