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CAIR Promises to Remove Image Warning of Cooperation With the FBI


“I think it’s subject to misinterpretation.”

The image is being used on a web page promoting a CAIR California event next month in Oakland.  Fox News is reporting that the Council on American-Islamic Relations has vowed to remove the image.  But when I checked a few minutes ago it was still there:

Even while agreeing to take it down, CAIR officials are not exactly saying they are sorry for using the image, calling it a "subject of misinterpretation":

The poster, which appeared on the website of CAIR’s California chapter, features a sinister looking FBI agent with the headlines, “Build a Wall of Resistance,” and “Don’t Talk to the FBI.”

“I think it’s subject to misinterpretation,” spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told Fox News Radio. “We decided out of extreme caution to take it down.”

The poster was promoting a conference called, “FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas: Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities.”

The keynote speaker is Hatem Abudayyeh, identified by CAIR as an activist and Palestinian community leader whose home was allegedly raided by federal agents in September.

Hooper conceded the poster “crosses the line” but refused to renounce the artwork and blamed critics for fomenting what he called a manufactured controversy.

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