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Days Before UAE Terror Designation, CAIR Awards PIJ Board Member
Officials at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have expressed astonishment and confusion over a decision by the United Arab Emirates to include the American-Islamist organization on a list of terrorist groups.
"Well this is shocking to us in the first place," CAIR co-founder and Executive Director Nihad Awad told CNN Tuesday. "It's a bizarre move by the UAE and that's why we're seeking clarification by this decision, not only CAIR but other civil Muslim organizations including Muslim American Society and the largest Islamic relief organization for Muslims in the West. So it is quite frightening and shocking that a state like the UAE would designate an American civil rights and advocacy organization like CAIR."
The terrorist list was first reported by Buzzfeed on Saturday, which cited a UAE state media announcement.
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