Muslim leaders in the United States – including the head of a chapter of an organization named a co-conspirator in a terror-funding plot – are condemning President Trump for his nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA director, contending she’s unqualified because of her participation in “enhanced interrogation techniques” against al-Qaida suspects after the 9/11 attacks.
Haspel was the overseer of a so-called CIA “black site” in 2002 in Thailand, where investigators successfully obtained intelligence from terrorist suspects to prevent further attacks.
The executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations described Haspel as a “torturer,” reported the website Middle East Eye . . .
CAIR was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and was designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, along with groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida.
While CAIR regards itself as a civil-rights organization, according to evidence entered in the terror-financing case, it was founded by figures associated with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into an Islamic state. More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes. (Read more from “‘Muslim Mafia’ Condemns Trump CIA Pick as ‘Torturer'” HERE)