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The Office of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has responded to criticism from the Canadian affiliate of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) by pointing to its "documented ties" to the Hamas terrorist group.

The organization slammed Prime Minister Harper's inclusion of Rabbi Daniel Korobkin of Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation in his trip to Israel because he of his complimentary remarks towards two prominent activists critical of Islamists and sharia law. CAIR labeled them "anti-Muslim" bigots.

"We will not take seriously criticism from an organization with documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas," replied Harper's communications director, Jason MacDonald.


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