Several years ago the Investigative Project on Terrorism exposed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)'s deep-seated hostility toward law enforcement agencies. This hostility was vividly displayed in a poster produced by CAIR's California chapter that depicted a law enforcement officer, complete with dark trench coat and hat, lurking in a neighborhood as doors slammed in the officer's face. The poster exhorted followers to refuse to talk with the FBI and to "Build a Wall of Resistance."
CAIR's anger grew out of the FBI's blacklisting the organization from outreach programs after an investigation into CAIR's involvement in financing Hamas, a State Department designated foreign terrorist organization.
CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper claimed the poster was being misinterpreted and blamed that on "Muslim bashers," and an "Islamophobic hate machine." The local CAIR chapter eventually removed the poster from its website at the request of the national headquarters.