Indiana Representative Andre Carson (D) took part in a major Islamic convention in Chicago this past weekend. The convention was hosted and sponsored by the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Muslim American Society (MAS) were included in an approved list of designated terrorist organizations under an anti-terror law issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emirates News Agency reported.
Carson was invited to speak on a panel discussing a range of topics, including the events in Ferguson.
Executive director of MAS, Mazen Mokhtar ,who is known to be operating an Al Qaeda website and raising funds for the Taliban was also on the panel. Mokhtar was connected to a UK based Al Qaeda fund raising website, as well as for other terrorist organizations, in a 2004 federal investigation.
Mokhtar’s activities were identified in an affidavit released Friday by the U.S attorney’s office in Connecticut. According to the affidavit, the websites solicited funds for the Taliban and Chechen mujaheddin, and is an exact replica of sites run by Babar Ahmad, who was arrested in England last week on a U.S. extradition warrant.
It is presumed that Carson knew of Mokhtar and his affiliations and accusations, as well as his fund-raising efforts by extension for the Muslim Brotherhood.
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