Via The Hill:
Two officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations will be attending the State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of Democratic lawmakers.
Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.) and Alcee Hastings (Fla.) will both be hosting representatives from CAIR chapters in their respective states, the group announced Monday.
Lofgren will be bringing Sameena Usman, a government relations coordinator in the San Francisco office, while Hastings will host Nezar Hamze, the chief operating officer of the nonprofit’s Florida branch.
The announcement comes days after Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, challenged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to bring a Muslim American as one of his guests to the speech.
Nezar Hamze, the guest of Alcee Hastings, is also a deputy sheriff. He has been going around to mosques giving members firearms training since the attack in San Bernardino, purportedly for self-defense in the event of an an attack on a mosque.
Sameena Usman’s office urged Muslims not to talk to the FBI if they were asked any questions about any investigations.
CAIR of course has been connected to Hamas, was named a co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorism case and has been named to the terrorist list of the UAE.
But all this doesn’t stop Democrats from courting this organization.