On March 10, 2009, members of a newly formed group called United Voices for America (UVA) traveled to Tallahassee for what was being called Muslim Day at the Capitol. The publicly stated goal of the organization was to lobby the Florida legislature on legitimate issues that affect all Floridians. However, when one looks at who is behind UVA, one can see that the group's name and its mission were little more than a sinister ruse to gain a foothold within the government. Indeed, the group is nothing but another CAIR.
On May 23, 2008, Ahmed Bedier announced on his radio show that he was leaving his position as the Executive Director of CAIR-Tampa and was creating a new group. This was less than two weeks prior to released reports stating that the U.S. Justice Department had named CAIR as a co-conspirator for an upcoming Texas Hamas financing trial.
CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations was founded, in June 1994, as being a part of Mousa Abu Marzook's American Palestine Committee. Marzook at the time was the global head of Hamas, and the purpose of the committee was to raise funds for Hamas from U.S. shores. As this information was finally going to be made public, it was the perfect occasion for Bedier to leave CAIR.
But did he leave?