The editors of a new book with compiled testimonies of ex-Muslims say they were not surprised when the Council on American-Islamic Relations attacked their work, without first reading the anthology. However, the group was shocked that the New York Daily News characterized CAIR as the voice of moderate Muslims. The compilation, titled Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out was criticized by CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper, weeks before the book’s release. Hooper is quoted as saying: This book is put out by WND Publishing [sic], which promotes hate every day on its extremist anti-Muslim hate site. Hooper also made false assertions that the company’s editor suggested air-dropping pig’s blood over Afghanistan – claim which CAIR’s lawyer retracted.