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CAIR pushes DoD to drop ex-CIA operative lecturer, claims anti-Islam
by Caroline May
The Council on American Islamic Relations is urging the Pentagon to drop a former CIA operative inside Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a lecturer at the Department of Defense's Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy.
The group claims that the views of the former operative, who has been teaching, writing and lecturing about the dangers Iran poses to the West under the pseudonym Reza Kahlili, is anti-Islam and promoting his own agenda as a former Muslim.
"This is yet another unfortunate example of our nation's military and counterterrorism personnel being trained by individuals who weaken America's security by promoting their own religious and political agendas," wrote CAIR national Executive Director Nihad Awad in a letter sent to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Monday.
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