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CAIR Canada Alters Name to Dodge Islamist Links
The Council on American Islamic Relations-Canada (CAIR-CAN) has changed its name to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, hoping to distance itself from the reputation of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. It actually wants you to believe that CAIR-Canada isn't connected to CAIR.
CAIR-CA made the announcement on July 6. It claims "there was never any operating or funding relationship between CAIR.CAN and CAIR." The website is being reconstructed, but its previous one was a little less definitive about the relationship.
"CAIR-CAN is a fully independent and separate organization from the Washington D.C.-based CAIR, although the two may coordinate on issues of mutual concern," it said.
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