Delegate Dalya Attar Files Legislation to Remove CAIR from Hate Crimes Commission (Video)

Posted on 02/21/24 | News Source:

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 21, 2024 - (WMAR2News) The House Judiciary Committee held a lengthy hearing on a bill proposed by Delegate Dalya Attar, aiming to alter the membership of the Maryland Commission on Hate Crimes Response and Prevention. Attar's bill seeks to replace the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with two members from the Muslim community. She cited concerns about CAIR's stance on certain issues, including LGBTQ-inclusive books and social media posts regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. Jewish organizations supported the bill, while CAIR and other groups opposed it.  The committee will need to vote on the bill for it to advance.