First off, let me just state I'm CAIR neutral. I may or may not volunteer for CAIR MN to get a better feel for the organization, but my interactions with them thus far haven't been too hot. I greatly appreciate their Muhammad Asad Qur'an program, but I was deeply disappointed with the political worship they put on at my University, where the CAIR political person admitted that he just figured out how the electoral college worked, so he could explain it all to us *rolls eyes* I also wasn't happy when I asked this political person how one gets a job at CAIR. He said that he was interning on the Hill (aka the Capital) and hobnobbed with CAIR people at jummah prayer. Umm, ok, so how can someone who (a) doesn't have mommy and daddy to help pay for an internship on the Hill, and as such can't and (b) is a woman, so can't really hobnob with the guys after prayers, get a job with CAIR? He didn't have an answer.
Ok, now on to the thing I was actually going to post about
Anti-CAIR accusations have been flying around the internet for ages. A few months ago, I emailed them asking for something to counter these accusations. No response. Dur. Today though, I stumbled on a list that counters the common accusations. Alhamdulilah. Of course, it would have been nice if they had emailed it to me. You know, save the emails of people asking how they can help your organization and actually responding to them would be a good idea.