Update: CAIR Seeks "Terrorist" Designation for Robert Goldstein

April 4, 2003

Source: CAIR

On April 4, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "Florida's office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today expressed deep disappointment over the government's failure to charge as a 'terrorist' a man who was actively plotting to bomb 50 Islamic centers and Muslim schools in that state... Robert Goldstein, 38, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to violate civil rights, attempting to damage religious property and a weapons possession charge. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison... CAIR-FL is calling on the U.S. Attorney's office to explain why Goldstein was not charged as a terrorist under the USA Patriot Act of 2001, and why no effort was made to seek testimony from the intended Muslim victims."