Update July 9th: Video here of the demonstration, hat tip Patrick.
I never thought I would see the day! Somali residents of Minneapolis are accusing the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) of blocking the investigation into the missing Somali youths in that city. Hat tip: Jerry Gordon from the Iconoclast, here.
Just two days ago I noted that CAIR seemed to be impeding the investigation in Minnesota.
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune today:
Relatives, friends and neighbors of a Minneapolis teen killed in Somalia pressed their argument Thursday that a Muslim civil rights group is hampering a federal investigation into the disappearances of dozens of Twin Cities Somali men.
At a protest outside the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Abdirizak Bihi, the uncle of Burhan Hassan, who relatives say was killed last week in Mogadishu by a terrorist group, accused the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Minnesota chapter of discouraging local Somalis from cooperating with the FBI.
“We don’t want anyone to come into our community and tell us to shut up,” Bihi said. “Law enforcement will not be able to do anything without information from the community.”
About 50 people attended the rally, waving signs and hollering, “CAIR out! Doublespeak out!”
I am speechless.