Worth ReadingCAIR Announces Victory

April 23, 2010- Washington, DC – Nihad Awad, a founder of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its chief public spokesman, was the first to start taking a victory lap and announced that evangelist Franklin Graham was "disinvited" from a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon.

"This attack on Franklin Graham and Christians was engineered by CAIR and it has the fingerprints of Barack Obama's White House all over it," said Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty.

"Nihad Awad and CAIR offer us a preview of what America will be like if they are ever successful. Playing by their rules – shariah law—there is no separation of church and state. There is one state religion and Islam is it. There is zero tolerance for anything at variance with Islam, particularly if it's Christian or Jewish.

Mrs. Lafferty said Nihad Awad was the central figure in brokering the "Dump Graham" move with the Obama White House.

Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretaps introduced at the federal Holy Land Foundation trials in 2008 include Nihad Awad participating in a secret meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia. Awad was, at that time, working for the Islamic Association for Palestine, another Hamas front group according to the FBI.

Awad's name and phone number were listed on a 1993 Muslim Brotherhood document listing "important phone numbers" for the Palestine section of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.

CAIR was identified as an undicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, the largest terrorism funding case in America's history.

Awad appears on the Federal Election Commission reports of contributors to Congressman Gerry Connolly's (D-Virginia) campaign.