Not a CAIR 

What do you do when you arrive to protest the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and they don't show up?

You apparently go to Braum's.

That's what protesters did after CAIR switched its meeting location to avoid a protest orchestrated by Congressional candidate Kevin Calvey, according to The Oklahoman.

Calvey sent a message to CFN's e-mail in-box on Jan. 14 that read "URGENT: Protest OKC Terrorist Front Group Tomorrow!!!" The former state representative called the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Justice Department's case against the Holy Land Foundation based in Texas. And just to clarify, the term "unindicted co-conspirator" is a fancy little thing used by the Justice Department to name a whole bunch of entities that aren't actually charged with anything "¦ the Justice Department thinks they could, maybe, possibly be linked.

Calvey also noted that the FBI severed ties with CAIR due to questions of its possible connection to Hamas.

"CAIR has been identified by several law enforcement sources as a front group or propagandist for terrorists, including Hamas, and CAIR has been frequently denounced by the Anti-Defamation League for their anti-Semitic and anti-American statements," Calvey said via e-mail. "Oklahomans should be outraged that a group like CAIR is operating in our midst."

Specifically, Calvey invited outraged Americans to protest CAIR's town hall Jan. 15 meeting held in Moore to discuss airport profiling and security.

Razi Hashmi, executive director of CAIR's local chapter, told The Oke his organization pulled the old switcheroo to stymie confrontation and preserve the intended focus. In addition to profiling, the meeting at the Islamic Society of Greater

Oklahoma City mosque reportedly included discussions on community involvement and civil rights.

"It's just a desperate candidate seeking to earn a few cheap political points at the expense of the American-Muslim community," Hashmi told The Oke.

While they missed the mosque, Moore police asked about nine protesters to disperse from the original location on North Broadway Street. CFN's intrepid photographer, who moonlights as a rock drummer, spotted a small caravan of vehicles slowly cruising by the location on Jan. 15.

"Did you want to attend the meeting?" the photographer asked.

"No, I was wanting to protest," the late-arriving citizen said.

The protester paid particular attention to the CFN paparazzo's Chinese silk dress shirt, which has no ties to Hamas.

Calvey reportedly protested another CAIR event Jan. 23 in Norman.

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