Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

CAIR-OK campaigned against legislation requiring public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance even though students could decline.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says its mission is to “enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”[1]

CAIR-OK board chairman, Saad Mohammed, is an activist against sanctions on Iran.[2]

In February 2014, CAIR-OK campaigned against two bills that would require public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily. It said that it was an infringement of the First Amendment, even though the bills allow dissenting students to decline from participation.[3]

CAIR-OK’s 2013 fundraiser had Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the radical Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center as its keynote speaker. In 2001, Abdul-Malik endorsed attacks on Israeli infrastructure.[4]

[1] “Who We Are,” CAIR-Oklahoma website, https://www.cairoklahoma.com/page/about.html

[2] Griffin, Andrew W. “OKC Peace Activists Urge Coburn and Inhofe to Not Support Bill That Would Beef-Up Sanctions Against Iran,” Red Dirt News, January 10, 2014. https://www.reddirtreport.com/red-dirt-news/okc-peace-activists-urge-coburn-and-inhofe-not-support-bill-would-beef-sanctions

[3] Mauro, Ryan. “CAIR Campaigns Against Pledge of Allegiance,” Clarion Project, February 19, 2014. https://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/cair-campaigns-against-classroom-pledge-allegiance

[4] “Dar al-Hijrah Official’s Deception on Awlaki,” IPT News, November 18, 2009. https://www.investigativeproject.org/1521/dar-al-hijrah-officials-deception-on-awlaki