CAIR-Seattle/CAIR-Washingtonâ€™s stated mission is â€œto enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.â€
In January 2009, Bukhari refused to condemn â€œterrorism,â€ saying he prefers to condemn it as â€œpolitical violence.â€ However, he labeled an attack on a Sikh temple in 2012 as a â€œdeadly terror attackâ€ on his Facebook page.
Later in 2009, he preached to Muslims that â€œThereâ€™s nothing to gain from talking to law enforcement.â€ He continued, â€œI canâ€™t emphasize enough, you have the right to remain silent, so use it.â€
 â€œCAIR Targets Washington State Prisons,â€ IPT News, February 25, 2010. https://www.investigativeproject.org/1816/cair-targets-washington-state-prisons
 â€œJihadist Recruitmentâ€™s Human Toll: One American Familyâ€™s Experience,â€ IPT News, January 29, 2010. https://www.investigativeproject.org/1763/jihadist-recruitments-human-toll-one-american