OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma congressional candidate lans
to peacefully protest a meeting of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Kevin Calvey, a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, says he will protest Friday night's meeting of CAIR in Moore and urged others to participate.
Calvey says CAIR has been identified by law enforcement authorities as a front group or propagandist for terrorists, including Hamas. He says his actions are not about protesting Islam but about protesting terrorism.
A spokesman for CAIR in Washington, D.C., Ibrahim Hooper, says Calvey's action are those of a desperate candidate seeking to win votes at the expense of Oklahoma Muslims.
CAIR will discuss airport profiling and security at the meeting. Hooper says Calvey's time would be better spent participating in the meeting.
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