They've got muck; we've got rakes. TPM Muckraker

GOP Reps File Request With Sergeant At Arms For Muslim 'Intern Spy' Investigation

Newscom / Bill Clark

Muslim Mafia raises claims that CAIR, who the FBI says has a relationship with HAMAS, has made it a strategic goal to influence Members of Congress on the Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees.

Politico described the document that is the basis for that claim as "basically [laying] out a fairly straight forward public relations and lobbying strategy."

The letter, signed by Reps. Paul Broun (R-GA), John Shadegg (R-AZ), Sue Myrick (R-NC), and Trent Franks (R-AZ), continues:

The book states they have created an internal electronic mailing list, called "Policy-net" to influence policy. It also states that associates of CAIR lobbied Member of Congress in order to weaken the Patriot Act and other critical law-enforcement tools used to protect America's national security.

The lawmakers charged at a press conference last week that Muslim "intern spies" from CAIR may have infiltrated national security committees on the Hill.

"They did what they said they were going to do," CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told TPMmuckraker, saying the group had no plans to reach out to the sergeant at arms. "I think the sergeant at arms will take it as seriously as other reasonable people do and file it under bizarre political stunts," he said.

The Republicans also sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting that the DOJ brief each member of Congress on why CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case. The group was in a controversial list of co-conspirators in case, which involved funding of Hamas.

The office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Several Democrats have denounced what one called a "slander against democracy and religious freedom."