Hours after news broke announcing the U.S. Census Bureau joined forces with the Council for American-Islamic Relations, an Islamic activist group created by the Muslim Brotherhood with ties to the terror group Hamas, the Commerce Department terminated the partnership.
After CAIR announced in a press release Wednesday that it is teaming up with the bureau, Fox News host Tucker Carlson contacted the Commerce Department about the nefarious arrangement.
“CAIR’s goal for the partnership is obvious and overtly political – they want to pressure the Census to create a new ethnic category for people from the Middle East and North Africa,” Tucker warned Thursday night. “The Census is not allowed to ask anyone in our country if they’re a citizen, but they are allowed to partner with a group that is an unindicted co-conspirator to push a political agenda.”
Tucker then announced he received notice from the department explaining the bureau has reconsidered its relationship with CAIR, stating, “Based on further review, the Census Bureau is no longer partnering with CAIR.”
CAIR’s partnership with the bureau would have consisted of the group acting as a liaison with Islamic centers nationwide to inform American Muslims about the 2020 Census in order to accurately assess the ethnicity, ancestry and racial diversity of the Muslim community, the group explained in a press release.
The bureau’s partnership with CAIR was also intended to serve as a means to protect Muslim communities “from becoming targets of fraud or scams,” CAIR states.
“CAIR is proud to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure American Muslims are fairly and accurately counted in the 2020 Census,” Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, said in a news release earlier on Thursday. “Full participation in the census ensures that American Muslims will be better represented in Congress and that their communities receive an equal share in state and federal programs.”
The organization added: “CAIR wants to ensure that not only are American Muslim communities being fairly counted, but that their neighbors are getting a fair share in federal and state funding.”
In 2014, CAIR was classified as a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates and labeled as a Muslim Brotherhood entity by the United States.
In 2008, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. As a result, the FBI discontinued its work with the organization.
A federal judge determined in 2009 that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” CAIR has ties to the Palestinian terror organization Hamas.
The Trump administration has announced its plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a “foreign terrorist organization,” which would impose a penalty on any individual organization doing business with the group.
In April, conservative journalist Laura Loomer filed a lawsuit against CAIR and Twitter after she was blacklisted from the social media network .
Loomer, who is Jewish, alleges CAIR instructed Twitter to permanently suspend her account for regularly criticizing CAIR and their “favorite daughters,” Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
Substantiating Loomer’s claims, The Wall Street Journal reported that Loomer was banned from the platform after CAIR met with Twitter executives.
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