Louisiana House backs resolution against terrorist front group CAIR

BATON ROUGE — House lawmakers voted 63-18 today to discourage Louisiana’s law enforcement and government agencies from working with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights organization.

Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, said he sponsored the resolution — which carries no force of law — because of concerns the organization and its officials have had ties to terrorist groups.

The organization, known as CAIR, has denied the claims.