After Awad explained why he thought the lawsuit was justified, Klein began asking him about his group's ties to terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Awad could not sufficiently respond other than by calling Klein a 'liar' who was taking quotes out of context. One of those quotes came from an FBI agent who testified at the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, at which CAIR was identified as an un-indicted co-conspirator.
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"I condemn any organization that is involved in any acts of terrorism," Awad responded.Klein continued to present fact after fact to Awad that the latter was not prepared or equipped to answer. Just imagine if these kinds of questions were asked of CAIR officials who appear on NPR.
Awad, however, blasted back that he was "offended" by the questions and challenged, "Do you condemn the KKK?"
"Of course I condemn the KKK, but I'm not part of an organization that was founded by the KKK," Klein said. "You, on the other hand, are part of CAIR, which, there was a new book put out, 'Muslim Mafia,' which brings documentation and that the FBI earlier even testified to this, that your organization, CAIR, was funded by Muslim Brotherhood offshoots, was listed by the Muslim Brotherhood in documents as a like-minded partner."
"That has no academic basis to it," Awad answered. "Absolutely not true."
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