And why is this news so great? For many reasons, but especially because designated terrorist group CAIR thinks Pompeo is anti-Muslim.
According to the CAIR website called Islamophobia.org:
Mike Pompeo was previously the U.S. Representative from Kansas’s 4th congressional district.
Saw “No Malice” In the Use of Racial Slurs: In 2010, while running for office, Pompeo wrote “I am convinced there was no malice in his actions,” in response to a campaign staffer who posted on Pompeo’s Twitter and Facebook accounts a link to a blog that used the racial slur “turban topper” in reference to his opponent of South Asian ancestry, and called President Obama an “evil muslim communist USURPER.”
Following the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013, Rep. Pompeo accused American Muslims of failing to speak out against terrorism and asserted that “silence has made … Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit” in terrorist attacks.
After CAIR sent him a letter detailing Muslim condemnations of the Boston attacks and actions against terrorism, Pompeo further justified his rhetoric about Muslim leaders not condemning terrorism by stating, “I’m not backing down in my call for Islamic partners to do more to combat Islamic extremism. Actions speak louder than words: If religious leaders are serious about wanting to end this violence, they need to help address the cause of it, and that is by calling out fanatics.”
Possesses Connections with an Anti-Muslim Groups: While in Congress, Pompeo was a frequent guest on the radio show of Islam expert, Frank Gaffney, who heads the anti-Muslim think tank, the Center for Security Policy.
SLATE Like Trump, Pompeo has been a fierce critic of efforts to rein in the CIA’s torture program and a champion of keeping Guantanamo Bay open.
After the election, the New York Times reported that Gaffney was informally advising Trump’s inner circle on national security hires. Gaffney once called Pompeo “one of the most intelligent men I know in public life,” and the two see the world similarly.
Like Gaffney, Pompeo believes that radical networks have wormed their way into every corner of the country. “There are organizations and networks here in the United States tied to radical Islam in deep and fundamental ways,” he said on Gaffney’s show. “They’re not just in places like Libya and Syria and Iraq, but in places like Coldwater, Kansas, and small towns all throughout America.”
Then he added: “The silence in the face of extremism coming from the best-funded Islamic advocacy organizations (CAIR) and many mosques across America is absolutely deafening. It casts doubt upon the commitment to peace by adherents of the Muslim faith.”
n 2014, Pompeo appeared on a Family Research Council podcast along with the group’s president, Tony Perkins. Both were indignant at Obama’s claim that America isn’t engaged in a clash of civilizations with the Muslim world. “It is in fact a clash of civilizations!” said Perkins. “This is exactly what we’re facing here, and if he is unwilling to acknowledge that, how in the world do you protect Western civilization?”