ACLJ Calls for DOJ Probe After Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties

June 21, 2011

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November 12, 2010

(Washington, DC) The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said today it is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation concerning reports that Islamic terrorists have appeared before a Congressionally sponsored Muslim group that meets at the U.S. Capitol.  The investigative report by Fox News reveals that a number of well-known terrorists - including U.S. born Anwar al-Awlaki, the Al Qaeda cleric believed to be hiding in Yemen and the lone American on the U.S. governments capture or kill list - have appeared at what's been described as weekly 'prayer' sessions on Capitol Hill. 

"It is unbelievable that that the very terrorists who want to destroy America are permitted to meet in a Congressionally-sanctioned setting on Capitol Hill," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.  "This raises a host of significant questions - including concerns about national security.  We're demanding that the Department of Justice conduct an investigation and take immediate action to halt to what appears to be a pattern of inviting Islamic extremists with ties to terrorism to participate in these events.  The absurdity is clear:  the U.S. government disinvites Franklin Graham to a prayer service at the Pentagon, while Islamic terrorists take part in Capitol Hill events.  A thorough investigation is warranted." 

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C.