In its "American Muslim News Briefs," the Council on American-Islamic Relations almost every day trumpets via e-mail the success of its "Library Project" – an effort "to send accurate and objective information about Islam to America's 16,000 public libraries" by sending them books and tapes about Islam. As of today's e-mail, CAIR claims to have sent packages to 6,947 libraries.
But Julia Duin of the Washington Times did a little investigating and reports today that the District of Columbia "has received only one of the group's packets even though the [CAIR] Web site says 37 have been sent. … CAIR said it was investigating the matter." Maybe the postal service lost the other 36?
To make matters even more interesting, today's edition of "American Muslim News Briefs" includes an excerpt from the Duin article. The CAIR editors strategically snipped out the above sentences, making Duin's article appear to be a puff piece.
This fits a pattern: I have previously documented (for example, concerning the San Ramon Valley Herald) how CAIR's claims have not panned out (October 20, 2003)