State: Connecticut

Address: Hartford, CT 06103

Website: www.cair-ct.com

Year Founded: 2004

The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it “helps fulfill the CAIR mission by helping Connecticut Muslims become active, participating members of society.”[1]

On February 6, 2014, CAIR-CT executive director Mongi Dhaouadi quoted Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

On November 29, 2013, Dhaouadi posted a link on Facebook to an article titled, “Unpacking Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Discourse.” He commented, “If only some of us would listen!” The previous day, he promoted an event with a founder of Tunisia’s Islamist party, Ennahda.

On December 22, 2013, CAIR-CT’s fundraised with the assistance of the radical Imam Siraj Wahhaj of Masjid At-Taqwa and Hassan Shibly of  CAIR-Tampa, another individual with a history of extremist statements. The theme was, “Islamophobia: 3 Faces of the New Racism.”[2]

In August 2013, CAIR-CT protested the Egyptian government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Dhaouadi said the U.S. should retaliate by cutting financial aid.[3] He did not call for cuts when the Brotherhood controlled Egypt.

[1] “About Us,” CAIR-Connecticut website, http://www.cair-ct.com/about.php

[2] Home page, CAIR-CT Website http://www.cair-ct.com/index.php

[3] Greene, Doug. “Egyptians in Hartford Protest Massacre,” NBC Connecticut, August 16, 2013. http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Egyptians-in-Hartford-Protest-Massacre-219967751.html


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