On May 24th, following this author's article about a highly offensive posting made by an official from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on her personal Facebook page, CAIR issued a press release response repudiating the posting and the page was deleted. While the response was appropriate, it failed to recognize the larger bigotry problem inside CAIR, including the problem with the contact person for the press release, itself.
CAIR was established in June 1994 as part of a terrorist umbrella group headed by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. In 2007 and 2008, CAIR was named by the US Justice Department a co-conspirator for two federal trials dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Since its founding, a number of CAIR representatives have served jail time and/or have been deported from the United States for terrorist-related crimes. In November 2014, CAIR, itself, was designated a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.