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CAIR-Ohio Executive Director Fired, Accused Of Sharing Information With Anti-Muslim Hate Group

The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it has fired its executive and legal director citing evidence he'd been spying on the organization for years. From Ohio public radio member station WVXU in Cincinnati, Tana Weingartner reports.

The Columbus-Cincinnati Board of Directors for CAIR-Ohio says an investigation by its national organization discovered Romin Iqbal had allegedly been passing information to an anti-Muslim hate group called the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

"He was sharing confidential information, audio recordings of meetings with our national leadership and emails."

Community Affairs Director Whitney Siddiqqi says the findings are shocking and heartbreaking.

"It is a complete act of betrayal."

CAIR-Ohio also reportedly found suspicious purchases from weapons retailers on a work-issued credit card... and says a package containing parts for an AR-15 rifle was mailed to its Columbus office earlier this week. Hilliard, Ohio police and the FBI are investigating.