CAIR Leader: 9/11 Bill Part of ‘War on Islam’

It might be one of the few things on which Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree: President Obama was wrong Friday when he vetoed the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA).

The bill, which passed the House of Representatives and Senate, would allow Americans victimized by foreign terrorists to sue countries responsible for the attacks. Specifically, 9/11 victims could sue Saudi Arabia, as 15 of the 19 hijackers who struck the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93 were Saudis.

But in an interview with the Arabic-language Al Sharq Al Awsat, Council on American-Islamic Relations Executive Director Nihad Awad cast the legislation as an anti-Muslim attack.