Tim Walz Spoke at Event Sponsored by Group Accused of Terror Connections

Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) spoke Thursday at an event sponsored by Minnesota’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at Metropolitan State University.

As The Minnesota Sun has reported, CAIR was listed by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to Hamas, a terrorist organization. The United Arab Emirates listed CAIR as a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS.

A recent online petition called on Attorney General William Barr to investigative Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) for their ties to CAIR.

“There’s no doubt that Tlaib and Omar have close-knit ties with Hamas-affiliated CAIR and we, as concerned citizens, call on Attorney General and U.S. Special Envoy for Antisemitism to investigate these ties,” the petition states.

After his Thursday event, Walz specifically thanked CAIR for “putting on this event” on how to “challenge Islamophobia.”

“Hate and Islamophobia have no place in Minnesota. When our Muslim communities thrive, Minnesota thrives,” he said in his tweet.

In a blurb from The Star Tribune, the outlet notes that Walz said he would open up three new human rights offices across Minnesota to address Islamophobia, and said he plans to host an iftar dinner at the Governor’s Mansion during Ramadan.

“So I’m here today to deliver a pretty simple message: hate and Islamophobia have no home in Minnesota. But you do,” Walz said.

CAIR later posted a video of Walz’s address, which can be viewed below:

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News, The Ohio Star, and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].





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