A new advertisement from Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative is calling out the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its relationship to terror. The posters, which hit the third avenue train station according to Geller, read "CAIR Leaders Convicted of Jihad Terror-Related Crimes."
The ad names Ghassan Elashi, Mousa Abu Marzook, Randall Royer, Bassem Khafagi and Rabih Haddad. Elashi and Marzook who were found guilty of funding Hamas in 2002.
In 2004, Royer admitted that he helped other Jihadists gain access to a terrorist training camp. Royer also "admitted to helping co-defendant Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Hamdi gain entry to the Lashkar-e-Taiba camp, where Al-Hamdi received training in the use of a rocket-propelled grenade in furtherance of a conspiracy to conduct military operations against India."
Khafagi is the former director of community relations for CAIR and was convicted in 2003 of aiding terrorists.
Haddad, a former fundraiser for CAIR, was deported from the United States in 2001 after promoting terrorism.
Below the names the ad reads, "The Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, claims to be a civil rights group. In fact, it's Hamas in the U.S.," followed by a quote from New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer: "CAIR has ties to terrorism and intimate links with HAMAS."
In Canada, the former CAIR affiliate is bringing a lawsuit against Prime Minister Stephen Harper for saying that the group has ties to Hamas.