Today, AAH issued another press release announcing that Sen. Boxer had indeed rescinded the award. Since I've been unable to dig up any confirmation of either the award or its rescission in any of the usual media sources, I've written to Sen. Boxer's office for confirmation of these events.
The always PR-conscious CAIR has its own press release announcing the award to Elkarra. I'm looking forward to the response from Sen. Boxer's office.
Update: 22 Dec. 2006 @ 18:05
Got an automated response back from Sen. Boxer's office which reads in part:
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with me via email. I hope you will understand that, because of the volume of emails I receive from residents of California, I cannot at this time respond to messages received from residents of other states.So, in short, since I'm not a resident of the People's Socialist Republic of California, her office feels no obligation to respond to my simple inquiry. Guess it's time to pick up the phone (after Christmas).