Muslim group office evacuated after foreign substance received in mail

10 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

CAIR Offices Evacuated After Receiving ‘Suspicious Substance’ By Mail.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the most prominent organization that tracks discrimination against Muslims in the United States, was evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a suspicious piece of mail.In the hours after the Dec. 2 attack, in which Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people and wounded 21 others, CAIR held a press conference featuring the family of the killers.

A few people who came in contact with the powder were quarantined inside the building for first responders to check them out, and about 20 other employees who work at the organization’s headquarters on New Jersey Avenue SE went to wait outside, Hooper said. CAIR issued a press release drawing attention to its role, almost as if legal assistance were a kind of death benefit offered to would-be terrorists, ensuring their children’s welfare. CAIR’s actions do not meet the legal definition of “accessory after the fact.” But helping terrorists’ families, and broadcasting their political message–common practices of regimes that support terror, like the Palestinian Authority–is an odd way to carry out CAIR’s mission of improving “American-Islamic relations.” If anything, CAIR’s actions are calculated to inflame those relations. So, for example, CAIR-LA is exploiting the terror attacks to launch a religious outreach campaign, calling on local mosques to stage interfaith vigils in the wake of the attacks.

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