Muslim Politicians Help Terror-Tied CAIR Seize Control of California State Capitol for Ramadan Event (Video)

The attendance of Senator Wahab and Assemblyman Essayli, both with known affiliations to CAIR, at the controversial event raises serious questions about their dedication to upholding the Constitution.

On April 12, 2023, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) hosted its 17th Annual Ramadan Iftar at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The event generated controversy and outrage due to CAIR’s notorious reputation for promoting Islamic supremacy and its ties to terrorism. Yet, despite public condemnation, elected officials attended the event, raising serious questions about their judgment and commitment to protecting the interests of their constituents.

This raises concerns about the role of government in enabling extremist groups to gain a foothold in our society. Allowing a publically funded government building to be used to legitimize such a questionable organization is unacceptable.

Two controversial Muslim lawmakers with ties to CAIR, Senator Aisha Wahab (D-Hayward) and Assemblyman Bill Essayli (R-Riverside), were part of the event. Both CAIR-backed politicians made history in the November 2022 elections, with Essayli being the first American Muslim to be elected to the California Assembly and Wahab being the first Afghan American ever to be elected to public office in the United States and the first American Muslim to be elected to the California Senate.

Senator Wahab’s Terror-Tied Connections

Senator Wahab has been an active member of CAIR and has spoken at several of their events. In fact, she served as the Programs and Operations Coordinator at CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area office before running for political office. During the 2020 CAIR Community Congressional Reception, Muslim Congressman Andre Carson sparked controversy by implying that Islamic officials prioritize representing their faith over other obligations.

The issue escalated when concerned citizens asked Senator Wahab about her support for the U.S. Constitution. Rather than addressing the question, she dismissed it as “Islamophobic,” a term invented by a Muslim Brotherhood front group to export Sharia blasphemy laws to the West. This behavior raises serious questions about her commitment to upholding the very foundation of democracy. Citizens of the United States, they have a right to know where their representatives stand on matters as critical as the Constitution. It is crucial that elected officials prioritize the Constitution and demonstrate their unwavering loyalty to it, regardless of their personal beliefs or affiliations.

CAIR Revealed

While CAIR presents itself as a “Muslim civil rights” organization, it is actually a Muslim Brotherhood organization operating on behalf of Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. Hamas’ charter calls for the killing of Jews, and some have accused CAIR of having received funds from Hamas entities and organizations affiliated with Al Qaeda. In fact, a document retrieved from CAIR headquarters reveals internal discussions at CAIR to support Osama bin Laden.

report by the Center for Security Policy details CAIR’s ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, both designated terrorist organizations by the US government. The report cites various pieces of evidence to support this claim, including financial ties between CAIR and Hamas-affiliated organizations, statements made by CAIR officials in support of Hamas and other extremist groups, and the presence of former CAIR officials in Hamas-affiliated organizations.

The report also claims that CAIR engages in subversive activities aimed at promoting a radical Islamic agenda in the United States. For example, CAIR’s Founder and Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad stated, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant… The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

The Center for Security Policy also reports that CAIR has worked to silence critics of Islam, suppress free speech, and undermine law enforcement efforts to combat terrorism.

In a different report by Canary Mission, a group that documents people and groups that promote hatred of the USA, Israel, and Jews, the group detail CAIR’s long history of promoting extremist views and engaging in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activities. They also report on CAIR’s close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

Their report cites numerous examples of CAIR officials making statements that are slanderous lies towards Israel while supportive of Islamist extremist groups, as well as evidence of financial ties between CAIR and organizations affiliated with Hamas. It also suggests that CAIR has engaged in efforts to silence critics of Islam and suppress free speech, particularly on college campuses.

The controversy surrounding CAIR at the California State Capitol underscores the government’s complicity in legitimizing extremist organizations. The presence of lawmakers linked to CAIR raises serious concerns about their allegiance to the Constitution. CAIR’s affiliation with designated terrorist groups and subversive activities to advance radical Islamic agendas in the United States is deplorable and merit condemnation. Allowing a government-funded establishment to legitimize such a questionable organization is unacceptable, and our elected representatives must prioritize their commitment to upholding the Constitution. Failure to do so not only undermines their fitness for office but also warrants immediate recall or resignation if they cannot demonstrate unswerving loyalty to the foundational principles of our nation.

Amy Mek

Investigative Journalist


  • 60 years ago that state was beautiful. It started going downhill when hippies, Charlie Manson, and The Zodiac Killer were top story headlines. Since then the state has embraced satanism, pedo stuff, abortion child sacrifices, sodomites, transvestites, dopers, cultural marxism, and leftism. It is off the Richter scale. Senator Wahabi and CAIR are subversive and terrorists. No wonder New California and other movements like Oregon separatists are emerging. Nobody wants filth and perversion where they live!

    • I remember it as the most beautiful state I’d ever been in 50 years ago. A friend and I got out of the Army and headed to southern Cal from new England. It had everything! No rust on cars…clean roads…we each bought Harleys and road day and night and girls were no problem ..Beaches..mountains…a perfect climate in the South year ’round…S.F. was the Boston of the West only with a nicer climate…I went back for a visit recently and was so disappointed in the coastal cities…the homeless tents…the crime…the national parks were still nice but for how long. Sad and needless.


  • Why do we still allow CAIR, an OVERT supporter of terrorism, to operate in America? Oh yeah…Democrats do whatever they like with no opposition (beyond some GOP whining now and then).

  • Minnehopeless is worse. I couldn’t wait to exit that craphole, and work in a Red State. All the heathens, and people in coffee shops look like they sell fishing tackle off their faces.
    Kalifornistan will probably be first to have marriages between goats and humans. I can hear the islamo call to prayer five times a day already.

  • This has been common knowledge for decades, so WHY has no action been taken to prosecute CAIR and all other such organizations ?

    All we hear is continual bleating. What is the point?

  • Time to get tough and use common sense. Do not bring in more Muslims, they will change our Country over time. I like my Country the way it is, although we have too much crime already, we do not need more!

  • CA. First state to fall for every scam and fake religion on planet Earth. Enjoy. You get what you vote for.


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