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June 11, 2007

CAIR MEMBERSHIP PLUMMETS: "Membership in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has declined more than 90 percent since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Audrey Hudson will report in Tuesday's editions of The Washington Times." Only 1700 members and most of the money from a few individual donors.

UPDATE: More here: "That doesn't seem to be an awful lot of Muslims for a group that claims to be the principal organization for Muslims on this continent. CAIR doesn't represent anybody but its funders - such as Saudi Prince Alwaleed, who last year gave them $50 million 'to create a better understanding of Islam and Muslims' in America. One way to do that would be to have a better understanding of CAIR. Craven media outlets who roll over for them are caving in to a Potemkin lobby group."

If CAIR agitated for gun rights, or against abortion, its membership and funding would get a lot more scrutiny.