Presidential candidate John Kerry owes the American people an explanation. March 19, 2004 - Senator John Kerry, Supporting CAIR? - CAIRs (Council on Islamic-American Relations) Duplicity; Condemning Terrorism/Supporting Terrorists Senator John Kerry, Supporting CAIR? On March 17, 2004, the Weblog of Dr. Daniel Pipes, an internationally known expert on Islam tells an interesting story about the wife of presidential candidate Senator John Kerry. Mrs. Kerry has made significant contributions to the Tides Foundation, an organization that counts the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as one of their beneficiaries. According to Pipes, the controversy over Mrs. Kerrys association with the Tides Foundation has reached the point where they have had to issue a statement stating just how the money donated by the The Heinz Endowments has been spent. Even though it appears to be true that little of the Heinz Endowment money was sent to CAIR, a quick check of the list of organizations supported by the Tides Foundation finds CAIR, along with a veritable whos who of the leftist, progressive, and other anti-American organizations. Anti-CAIR (ACAIR) believes that Senator Kerry owes the American people an explanation for his wifes association with the Tides Foundation, specifically: 1. Why does the Heinz Endowment find it necessary to route their donations through the Tides Foundation? What is preventing the Heinz Endowment from making direct contributions to those groups it supports? 2. CAIR is well known for supporting Islamic terrorist groups and individuals in the United States and overseas. Why would the Heinz Endowment want to route donations through an organization that has any contact with the Islamist terrorism supporting CAIR? 3. Will Senator Kerry condemn the Tides Foundation for their ties to CAIR and encourage his wife to cut off all contact between the Heinz Endowment and the Tides Foundation? America does not need a presidential candidate associating in any way, even peripherally, with CAIR. CAIR has absolutely nothing positive to add to the national discussion on any subject and deserves the universal condemnation of all Americans who fear Islamist terrorism.