The Washington Times - October 15, 2009, 05:14PM

Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (Ariz.), Paul Broun (Ga.), and Trent Franks (Ariz.) held a news conference yesterday to announce a request to the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Council on American-Islam Relations for planting spies as interns in key offices on Capitol Hill.

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 In a memo from Paul Sperry’s new book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, CAIR lays out plans to place interns in the Committees on the Judiciary, Intelligence, and Homeland Security for the purpose of influencing policy.  Press Release:

In 2008, CAIR was named as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism case in Dallas, Texas, which led to guilty verdicts on 108 charges based on funneling more than $12 million to HAMAS. Later that year, the FBI cut all ties with CAIR.
 In response to these recent claims in Muslim Mafia, Myrick, Shadegg, Broun and Franks call on:
 
1)      The US Department of Justice to share with each member of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff an executive summary of the findings that led them to name CAIR as a co-conspirator in a terrorism case;
 
2)      The House Sergeant at Arms to work with the Staff Directors and Committee Chairmen of the House Judiciary, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees to see if CAIR was successful in placing interns in any of said committees since the drafting of this memo in January of 2007;
 
3)      The Internal Revenue Service to launch a full investigation into the legality of the lobbying activities of CAIR to judge if they are in violation of their federal non-profit status. 

Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s Director of Communication’s responded to the Washington Times:

“They made a bogus call for some investigation that they know is never going to happen, but they know if they use the term investigation, it will  appeal to a certain segment of their audience.  This was a  book launch for Muslim bashers presided over by an elected official, who by the way the author of the book  has been very vocal about the fact that he spied on mosques in North Carolina.  I ‘d like to ask Ms. Myrick if she thinks it is a good thing that houses of worship in her state were being spied on by private individuals seeking to cause problems for the worshippers.”

 Mr. Hooper also point’s out the co-author of the book, David Gaubatz, made statements referring to President Barack Obama as a “self admitted crack head.”  Talking Points memo has Mr. Gaubatz’s post regarding the controversial statement here.