According to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is known "to have ties to terrorism," and cutting off contact with the Islamist group "should be government-wide policy."

Also according to Schumer, D-N.Y., CAIR is to be applauded "for its determination to continue to spread humanity around the world and to cultivate mutual understanding amongst Americans of all backgrounds and cultures ... I know that the Council on American-Islamic Relations will continue to serve New York State and the nation for many years to come."

One of these assessments must be wrong. So which description does Sen. Schumer believe?

He's not saying. Emails and a telephone call seeking comment from his office in recent weeks drew no response.

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