2 – CAIR INFLUENCES PUBLIC DEBATE ON PROFILING, DUBAI PORTS
The Dubai Ports World controversy began in February and quickly rose to one of the most widely-covered debates in the media. At issue was the sale of a port management business to a company based in the United Arab Emirates, and whether such a sale would compromise America’s national security.
CAIR representatives were called on by national and international news networks to participate in the controversial debate. While politicians on both sides of the political aisle cited security concerns, CAIR officials were among the few voices to point out that in reality, bigotry and fear were driving the debates.
SEE: CAIR Rep Debates Port Controversy on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now
Similarly, in the aftermath of the attempted UK terror attack, when many political and news commentators argued in favor of profiling Muslims, CAIR representatives were there to defend the civil rights of the traveling public and to point out that profiling is never an effective law enforcement tool.
SEE: CAIR Communications Director Debates Profiling on ‘Kudlow & Company’