CNN host Don Lemon asked Muslim activist Arsalan Iftikhar if he supported Muslim terrorist organization ISIS today.
In fact, Iftikhar worked for CAIR from 2000 to 2007, a Muslim Brotherhood front group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial. Iftikhar even served as the legal director for the organization.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 8, 2015
Iftikhar took to Twitter to call Don Lemon crazy for asking him about his views on the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.
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— Arsalan Iftikhar™ (@TheMuslimGuy) January 8, 2015
Iftikhar was IDed by the St. Louis Post Dispatch on September 12, 2011 as a “spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.” (Patricia and Phillip O’Connor, St. Louis Dispatch, September 12, 2001).
This is what he said at the time:
At Washington University, Arab and Muslim student leaders met Tuesday afternoon with campus officials to discuss safeguards, including increased security patrols. A similar meeting was expected at St. Louis University. Both schools have several hundred Muslim students.
“We’re trying to make sure kids here on campus feel safe,” said Arsalan Iftikhar, a Washington University law student and a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Iftikhar also was quoted in 2006 by the Christian Science Monitor as supporting the building of the mosque attended by the Tsarnaev brothers.
“Whether it deals with zoning councils or defamatory statements made about Muslim communities or mosques, unfortunately it’s something of a growing phenomenon,” says Arsalan Iftikhar, legal director of the Council for American-Islamic Relations in Washington. He calls the Boston case worrisome: “Misinformation has always been a tactic, but false media reporting to circumvent a local project is raising the level of the stakes.”
The usual dishonest media attacked Lemon for daring to ask Iftikhar a question of a “civil rights” attorney.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 8, 2015
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 8, 2015