Boxer to CAIR: Take my statement off your site.
Hats off to Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball from Newsweek for their article, 'CAIR Play?,' confirming that Senator Barbara Boxer rescinded an award to CAIR's Basim Elkarra.
It turns out that not only did Sen. Boxer rescind the award, but she asked CAIR to take down a statement made in her name from CAIR's site, as well. According to Newsweek, "The senator directed her staff to withdraw the certificate - which she routinely gives to community leaders in California - and asked that a statement she had previously made endorsing CAIR be stricken from the group's Web site..."
The statement was from a letter addressed to the CAIR-California office, which according to Boxer, she had never seen. Yet, regardless of that letter, CAIR has been actively using a quote from Boxer on its national website. In the site's section, 'WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT CAIR,' Boxer is quoted as saying, "I want to take this opportunity to commend CAIR for working to defend the rights of Muslim-Americans. I applaud CAIR's dedication to fostering community and understanding between peoples of all faiths in the U.S."
Unfortunately, the Boxer quote is not the only one on the page. Many other government officials are quoted as well. Everyone should heed Senator Boxer's actions, with regards to her award and letter. As well, everyone must understand that CAIR is using them and their quotes for nefarious purposes - to protect itself from those that expose the group's terrorist ties. NO ONE SHOULD EVER PRAISE CAIR AGAIN! NEVER AGAIN!