COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Ohio Treasurer and US Senate candidate Josh Mandel accused the Council on American-Islamic Relations of being a front for terrorism.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, Mandel posted a link to an article that makes the accusation.
The article states:
Since its founding in 1993, the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has presented itself publicly as a benign Muslim American “civil rights organization.” From that time to this, however, the United States government has known that CAIR actually is an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian franchise: Hamas, a group officially designated since 1994 as a terrorist organization.
Mandel is sticking by the claim, despite criticism that the report he cites is from an organization that has questionable origins itself.
The report is from the ‘Center for Security Policy.’ It has been called an anti-Muslim conspiracy group. The Southern Poverty Law Center claims the group is known for accusations that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated all levels of government.