Chris Field
From our January cover story "The 50 Most Dangerous Liberals in America":


Co-founder and Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Nihad Awad is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), against which federal prosecutors have alleged conspiracy with other affiliates to support terrorists, according to the Investigative Project on Terror reports.

A local chapter of Awad's organization is currently suing the state of Oklahoma over a ballot initiative voters passed in November declaring Shariah law can't be used to help determine a ruling in court.

The FBI finally had to cut off "cooperative" ties with CAIR in 2008 after the organization was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a trial for an organization that was funneling charitable contributions to Hamas (see "Devil May CAIR," by Robert Spencer, July 2009). Yet CAIR presents itself as mainly a civil rights organization and a group that provides Islam's perspective on issues affecting the American public.

Dangerous deception? We think so.

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Chris Field

Chris Field is the former Executive Editor of Townhall Magazine.