The Council on American Islamic Relations attacked former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the subject of the record-breaking film American Sniper, as a “hate-filled killer” in a post to the group’s account on Twitter.
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) January 19, 2015
“#AmericanSniper – The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as… http://fb.me/6ZQNC8G6y”
CAIR was listed by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorism funding case.
Last year CAIR was designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates. CAIR says they will appeal to be taken off UAE’s terrorist list.
The tweet by CAIR is based on the headline for an article published by the Guardian on January 6th that attacked Kyle and his supporters.
A review of several days of Tweets by CAIR shows the tweet calling Kyle a “hate-filled killer” to be the group’s only comment on American Sniper.