Membership in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has declined more than 90 percent since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Audrey Hudson will report in Tuesday's editions of The Washington Times.Alright, he didn't really say that; I just made that up. But the numbers are real. Isn't it odd that the general public seems to have gotten CAIR's number but big media (BM) still quotes them as if they spoke for a large group of people?
According to tax documents obtained by The Times, the number of reported members spiraled down from more than 29,000 in 2000 to less than 1,700 in 2006, a loss of membership that caused the Muslim rights group's annual income from dues to drop from $732,765 in 2000, when yearly dues cost $25, to $58,750 last year, when the group charged $35.
The organization instead is relying on about two dozen individual donors a year to contribute the majority of the money for CAIR's budget, which reached nearly $3 million last year.
Asked about the decline, Parvez Ahmed, CAIR board chairman, said, "Well, we're a terrorist front group, what the hell did you expect?"
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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