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US Muslim Brotherhood Group Awards Congresswoman “American Muslim Public Servant of 2021 Award”

February 7th, 2022 16:03

The Coun­cil on Amer­i­can Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR), a US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood group, announced in Decem­ber that it had award­ed Con­gress­woman Ilhan Omar its “Amer­i­can Mus­lim Pub­lic Ser­vant of 2021 Award” at its Annu­al Gala. Accord­ing to a CAIR press release:

(WASHINGTON D.C., 12/3/2021) – At its vir­tu­al gala on Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 4, the Coun­cil on Amer­i­can-Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR) – the nation’s largest Mus­lim civ­il rights and advo­ca­cy orga­ni­za­tion – will name Rep. Ilhan Omar (D‑Minnesota) “Amer­i­can Mus­lim Pub­lic Ser­vant of 2021” for her com­mit­ment to pub­lic ser­vice and courage in the face of anti-Mus­lim big­otry from fel­low mem­bers of Congress.

CAIR is call­ing on com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and pub­lic offi­cials to join the live event and show sup­port for Rep. Omar amid recent big­ot­ed attacks.

WHAT: CAIR Vir­tu­al Gala ‘Turn­ing the Tide, Build­ing a Just Future’

Oth­er par­tic­i­pants in the vir­tu­al event included:

  • Rep. Cori Bush (Black Lives Mat­ter activist, US. rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Mis­souri’s 1st con­gres­sion­al district)
  • Rep. Andre Car­son (US Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Indi­ana’s 7th con­gres­sion­al dis­trict, ties to the US Mus­lim Brotherhood)
  • Dr. Omar Suleiman (speak­er at USMB events)
  • Lin­da Sar­sour (anti-Israel activist, fam­i­ly ties to Hamas)

GIOR has exten­sive­ly cov­ered Rep Omar’s rela­tion­ship with the US Mus­lim Brotherhood.

CAIR is part of the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, a transna­tion­al Islamist net­work cov­ered by the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR). It describes itself as “a grass­roots civ­il rights and advo­ca­cy group” and as “Amer­i­ca’s largest Islam­ic civ­il lib­er­ties group” and was found­ed in 1994 by three offi­cers of the Islam­ic Asso­ci­a­tion of Pales­tine, part of the US Hamas infra­struc­ture at that time. The orga­ni­za­tion has repeat­ed­ly joined oth­er groups with ties to the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in engag­ing Mus­lim cit­i­zens to par­tic­i­pate in con­sul­ta­tive meet­ings with leg­isla­tive offices and state sen­a­tors, high­light­ing the need to com­bat Islam­o­pho­bia and anti-Mus­lim sen­ti­ment in the US.