July 22, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com
ANTI-HATE ORGANIZATION CALLS ON CNN TO END ITS ASSOCIATION WITH TERROR-RELATED GROUP
CNN’S T.J. HOLMES FEATURES, ON HIS SHOW, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR OF HAMAS FRONT GROUP CAIR
(Coral Springs, FL) Americans Against Hate (AAH), an anti-bigotry, terrorism watchdog group, is calling for CNN to end its relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that has a number of ties to terrorist organizations, specifically Hamas.
CAIR was created by Hamas operatives in June 1994, and in recent years, CAIR was linked by the U.S. Justice Department to the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.
On Sunday, July 18th, Ibrahim Hooper, the National Communications Director of CAIR, was featured on CNN’s Faces of Faith
show, which is hosted by T.J. Holmes.
During the show, Holmes referred to CAIR as a “Muslim civil rights advocacy organization.” At the end of his interview with Hooper, Holmes stated to the CAIR rep, “I hope to have you back” and “[W]e appreciate having you.”
In January 2007, while being interviewed on CNN, Hooper refused to condemn either Hamas or Hezbollah.
AAH Chairman Joe Kaufman stated, “CNN and T.J. Holmes should understand that there is nothing worthwhile about trying to legitimize a group associated with overseas terrorism. CAIR is a Muslim extremist organization that should get no airtime whatsoever, no matter what the issue is. It is never okay to legitimize terror or those who support terror.”
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org