Dear Friends, As Salaam Alaikum (Peace be unto you)
As I sat teaching a 10 week course on Islam and Muslims to the Adult Education group at Grove Methodist Church in West Chester PA, an individual covered the cars in the parking lot with an anti-CAIR leaflet. The leaflet contained a litany of charges against CAIR and the work it does. This is probably because I am the chairperson of the local chapter of CAIR called CAIR-PA with an office in Philadelphia.
CAIR has come across most of the charges before and some were new.
I invite you to visit http://pa.cair.com and read the following 5 documents to learn more about CAIR and its work:
1. 25 Facts About CAIR: clarifies what CAIR does nationally
2. What They Say About CAIR: testimonials from political, interfaith and civic leaders
3. What Has CAIR-PA Achieved since its Inception: Local CAIR-PA work
4. De-Mystifying Urban Legends About CAIR: this document really addresses all the charges and accusations that are heaped on CAIR by anti-Muslim websites and individuals such as Robert Spencer, Steve Emerson, Daniel Pipes, Joe Kauffman etc...
5. New York Times article dealing with charges leveled at CAIR
Items #4 and #5 above deal with accusations most commonly directed at CAIR