At CAIR’s annual fundraiser in 2008, they thanked Iran for its financial support. Tomorrow (10/24/09) is their annual fundraiser for 2009. I wonder if they will be thanking Iran again? And if they are, why isn’t the FBI there to arrest them?
This Saturday, the Council on American Islamic Relations will hold its 15th Annual fundraiser in Arlington, Virginia. Last year, our investigative teams went undercover to the November 23, 2008 CAIR 14th Annual Banquet fundraiser, and secretly videotaped the proceedings. They were there to videotape the moment when Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR, was served court papers for a civil suit for fraud, now on appeal. But to their surprise, our team discovered that six of the tables at the fundraiser were identified with signs for foreign embassies officially attending the event: the embassies of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Those same embassies were listed in the CAIR 14th Annual Banquet’s printed program (see below) in a section titled “Thanks To: ” on page 20, which appears to give credit to supporters for the fundraiser.
Even more concerning, was the presence of the “Interests Section of Iran” – a country that does not have an embassy in the U.S., since the countries have long cut off diplomatic relations. The “Interests Section of Iran” is the de facto diplomatic representation of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the United States. And therefore any gifts from the “Interests Section” to CAIR – say, a donation to a fundraiser – would constitute a gift from the government of Iran.
But the big question is what’s happening this weekend. CAIR’s next fundraiser is this Saturday, October 24, at the Arlington, Virginia Marriott Crystal Gateway, featuring keynoters Jesse Jackson and Imam Siraj Wahhaj. It’s the big one: their 15th annual event with the Obama-esque motto “CAIR- Leading The Change.” Shouldn’t the FBI – and the IRS – and maybe Congress be asking whether all those foreign embassies will attend again this year, including the “Interests Section of Iran” – and whether they are donating to CAIR as part of their attendance? BIG GOVERNMENT