CAIR Community Organizer: Arrested in Florida Child Sex Sting

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Ahmad Saleem, a former regional community organizer for the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) whose license plate says “Invest in Children” was one of 22 persons arrested in a seven-day child-sex sting operation near Orlando.

Saleem is the founder of Saleem Academy, an organization for empowering Muslim youth, whose website was taken down shortly after his arrest.

“He’s well known as a community outreach leader interacting with teens in and around the Orlando area,” Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grady Judd said at a press conference announcing the arrests. ­“These are very dangerous people and they are after our children.”

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Saleem “worked here for two months” as a community organizer, CAIR Florida executive director Nezar Hamze confirmed to “Then he abandoned his job. Around the end of April, he decided not to show up.” Hamze added that Saleem was “still on probation” at the time.

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