CAIR Accuses San Diego Supervisor of Islamophobia Over Terrorism Comments

The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has accused a San Diego County Supervisor of making “vile Islamophobic smears” in an attempt to exclude the organization from a local task force to resettle refugees from Afghanistan. District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson claimed the Afghan community in his district doesn’t trust the organization because it has known ties to terrorist organizations. “Any organization that has any affiliation with terrorism in the Middle East cannot be part of that group, so CAIR would be excluded. I just want to be absolutely clear about that,” Anderson said at the Oct. 5 Board of Supervisors meeting. Anderson introduced a board agenda item proposing that the county ask for federal funding to prepare for the arrival of Afghan refugees with a comprehensive response plan. San Diego County is expected to be a popular resettlement destination because of its existing Afghan American community. Currently, there are more …

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