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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    CAIR springs into action... defending another Jihad promoter... please try to contain your surprise.. I know I will..

    Shocka! CAIR Supports VA Jihad Doctor

    Shocka! CAIR Supports VA Jihad Doctor

    Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 9:36:40 am PST

    Very predictably, unindicted Hamas co-conspirators CAIR and their thuggish leader Ibrahim Hooper spring to the defense of Muslim American Society leader Esam Omeish, whine that his “jihad” rhetoric was “taken out of context” (apparently, there has never been a case in history where radical Islamists were quoted in context), seethe over the “smear campaign” that consisted of quoting Omeish’s own words, and let the mask slip even further with a vile remark about Israel’s “apartheid-like policies:” CAIR Supports VA Muslim Leader Smeared by ‘Islamophobes’.

    It’s one Muslim Brotherhood front group defending another Muslim Brotherhood front group.

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered moral support to a Virginia physician who is under attack from “Islamophobes who seek to demonize and marginalize the mainstream Muslim community and its leaders.”

    Dr. Esam Omeish, national leader of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was forced to resign from a Virginia immigration commission yesterday after being subjected to what he called a “smear campaign” by anti-Islam bloggers and Muslim-bashers like Steven Emerson who distorted past comments he made about Israel’s brutal treatment of the Palestinian people and about “jihad.”

    [Note: “Jihad” is a broad Islamic concept that, despite being abused by some extremists, does not justify terrorism in any form. It includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense (e.g., - having a standing army for national defense), or fighting against tyranny or oppression.]

    In a statement of support, CAIR said:

    “The scurrilous smear campaign against Dr. Omeish is only the latest episode in a sustained effort by a vocal minority of Islamophobes who seek to demonize and marginalize the mainstream Muslim community and its leaders.

    “These hate-mongers target any Muslim individual or institution seeking to offer an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to our society. It is a dirty political game in which our entire society is the loser.

    “Unfortunately, the hysteria that has been created about ‘jihad’ and the fear generated by the domestic lobby in support of Israel’s Apartheid-like polices [sic] only serve to preclude reasoned public discussion once this type of smear campaign has been initiated.”
    And there ya have it.... he's a victim and anyone who points out his sickening rhetoric is a islam-o-phobe, hate mongor and bigot. Oh.. and Jihad is just being misinterpreted. All too familiar responses....

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    Yup.. using others videotaped terrorist supporting rhetoric makes you a bigot or Islamophobe.. common theme.

    When Islamists Get Caught: MAS Edition

    When Islamists Get Caught: MAS Edition

    by Steven Emerson
    IPT News
    October 2, 2007

    The Esam Omeish affair is the latest example of a "moderate," "peaceful" American Muslim leader done in by his own words, caught on tape.

    Omeish, the president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was forced to resign last week from his recently-appointed position on Virginia Governor Tim Kaine's immigration commission when videos featuring Omeish posted by Little Green Footballs and the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) were brought to the governor's attention.

    Kaine asked for Omeish's resignation after observing one video featuring Omeish at a December 2000 rally praising Palestinians for "...you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land."

    Instead of owning up to his words, Omeish told reporters at a press conference Friday that he was taken out of context as part of a "smear campaign" based on"Islamophobia."

    When speaking of jihad, he said he did not mean violence. He only meant "exerting full effort." He, like the Muslim American Society, is completely peaceful, espousing only a "path of moderation, engagement and outreach." Omeish is a surgeon, and before that, an honor student – a pillar of the community, and nothing more. The re-production of his own words is an "Islamophobic" "smear."

    MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director, Mahdi Bray, went one step further, portraying Omeish as the victim of a not-so-vast right wing conspiracy by those who "send people into our mosques and send people into our conventions dressed as Muslim women with hidden cameras."

    Bray, too, has been "caught on tape" by the IPT, raising his arms and cheering loudly in October 2000 as his former colleague, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, announced his support for two notoriously deadly terrorist groups:

    Alamoudi: I have been labeled by the media in New York to be a supporter of Hamas, anybody supports Hamas here?

    [Crowd cheers, "Yes!"].

    Anybody is a supporter of Hamas here?

    [Crowd cheers, "Yes!" Mahdi Bray on stage nods and raises his arms in approval].

    Anybody is a supporter of Hamas here?

    [Crowd cheers, "Yes!"].

    Hear that, Bill Clinton; we are all supporters of Hamas, Allahu Akbar. [Crowd responds].

    I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hizballah. Anybody supports Hizballah here?

    [Crowd cheers, "Yes!"]
    Now, is it "Islamophobia" to show a tape of Bray gleefully cheering on Hamas and Hizballah? Somehow asking Omeish to be accountable for his endorsement of "the jihad way" is over the line.

    As with all the Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, MAS has its public face of "peace" and "compassion" it plays up in front of the Western media and government officials, and another when comfortably surrounded only by its supporters.

    And Omeish is no different. Watch the videos. Here is the entire December 2000 speech.

    Without the power of videotape and an historic record, gullible members of the media would probably believe a "jihad" as an approach to "liberate your land" had no violent connotation as Omeish claimed. Sadly, even with powerful and damning video evidence, they might choose to believe the likes of Omeish and Bray, earnest as they are in their denunciations of those who merely produce the evidence.

    The Sept. 29 Washington Post story simply took Omeish and his allies at their words. His jihad-way reference "was not a call for violence. It was never any condoning of terrorism or any violent acts," the newspaper quoted Omeish. It sought no other viewpoint. Nor did its reporters appear to ask what it means to say "exerting full effort" is "the way to liberate your land" peacefully.

    It could have turned to Imam Abdul Alim Musa, of the Masjid al-Islam in Washington D.C. Musa offered a definition of jihad in stark contrast to Omeish during a MAS rally in Washington in May 2003.

    The Post story also cited Brian Becker, national coordinator of the leftist ANSWER Coalition, as a character witness, who called Omeish "one of the foremost leaders" of ANSWER's anti-war rallies and someone who agreed Omeish had fallen to a smear campaign by "right-wing anti-Muslim bigots.

    But what the Post did not tell you was that Becker was a comrade of Omeish and actually spoke together with him at a rally supporting Hizballah in July 2006. To Becker, Israel's response to Hamas rockets from Gaza targeting civilians was a "criminal reaggression." He minimized Hizballah's cross-border raid that killed three Israeli soldiers and ended with the kidnapping of two others. He made no reference to Hizballah rocket fire raining down on civilian neighborhoods.

    Becker also argued that Israel is supported by U.S. aid because "Israel carries out the fundamental colonial functions against not only the Palestinians but against all Arab people and against other peoples of the Middle East."

    Despite the denials and obfuscation, MAS officials have justified suicide bombings and terrorism repeatedly.

    At a June 2001 press conference and sit-in at the State Department, then-MAS Secretary General Shaker El-Sayed was asked directly whether he condemned "the terrorist attacks from Hamas and the suicide bombings."

    "I made a statement that we do support the Palestinian resistance," El-Sayed said. "The so-called Israeli settlers are not civilian population. They are military reserves; they are armed, trained and dangerous. They invade the Palestinian neighborhoods at night and squander everything. They kill, maim, and destroy homes. If I were there, I would use every power in my hand to defend my family."
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    ^^^ Cont..

    El-Sayed continued, "so long as occupation continues, we say to the Palestinian people, ‘Go ahead. Continue your fight against occupation no matter what name they give you because we give you the name of courageous people who stand for the rights and we're standing with you.'"

    The question was not whether he supported the Palestinians, but whether he condemned Hamas and suicide bombings.

    Eighteen months later, at a joint conference sponsored by the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), El-Sayed had this to say (in mixed Arabic and English) about suicide bombers:

    El-Sayed (Arabic): And about the subject unfairly named suicide bombers, homicide bombers, or murderers, or killers. Our answer to this issue is simple. To decide that this man is a martyr or not a martyr, it is a pure religious matter. Nobody who is not Muslim has any right to decide for us, we the Muslims, whose is a martyr or another. We as Muslims will decide that. It is in-house business.

    The Islamic scholars said whenever there is an attack on an Islamic state or occupation, or the honor of the Muslims has been violated, the Jihad is a must for everyone, a child, a lady and a man. They have to make Jihad with every tool that they can get in their hand. Anything that they can get in their hand and if they don't have anything in their hand then they can fight with their hand without weapons.

    In its June 2002 issue, MAS's official publication, the American Muslim, featured a question and answer section with the deputy chairman of the European Council for Fatwa and Research. When asked about suicide bombings, Sheikh Faysal Mawlawi responded that "Martyr operations are not suicide and should not be deemed as unjustifiable means of endangering one's life."

    But back to Omeish and his self-proclaimed non-violent support for "jihad." It includes going to bat in support a specific Hamas activist. Omeish wrote a letter in support of Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a Virginia-based Hamas activist convicted in Chicago last year of obstruction of justice and contempt of court, related to his activities in support of the terrorist group His sentencing is slated for later this year, and his attorneys have actively solicited letters to sway the judge. Omeish, for his part, wrote of Ashqar:

    "Never at any time did I sense a radical tone and an extremist agenda in his words or actions. He has never and from what I saw can never aide or abet any terrorist or help finance any act of terror, simply because he does not believe in violence and extremism as a way to voice disenfranchisement or disagreement." (Emphasis added)

    It was Ashqar who helped organize a secret 1993 gathering of Hamas members and supporters in Philadelphia. They gathered with the specific intent of finding ways to "derail" the new Oslo peace deal, which group members opposed because it left the state of Israel intact and threatened to marginalize the Islamist Hamas.

    During the course of Ashqar's trial, prosecutors entered into evidence a 1993 wiretapped phone conversation between Ashqar and Hamas co-founder, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, in which the two discussed a Hamas attack that day on Israeli soldiers who were kidnapped and then killed. Rantisi then told Ashqar that they had even taken the ID Cards of the two soldiers and both men began laughing.

    Others have rallied to Omeish's side, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which also blasts any criticism of itself as an Islamophobic smear. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Dallas terror-financing trial against the Holy Land for Relief and Development (HLF).

    The trial has shone new light on CAIR's connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

    CAIR issued a statement supporting Omeish, who it said resigned "after being subjected to what he called a ‘smear campaign' by anti-Islam bloggers and Muslim-bashers like Steven Emerson who distorted past comments he made about Israel's brutal treatment of the Palestinian people and about ‘jihad.'"

    Thankfully, and importantly for the Muslim community at large, not all Muslim leaders are on board with CAIR's (or MAS,' for that matter) specific "Islamic perspective," and they are willing to speak out against its extremism and pressure tactics. As reported in the Virginian Pilot:

    Two leaders in South Hampton Road s' Muslim community said they approved of Kaine's action.

    Omeish represented "an extremist point of view," said M. Sharif Hafiz, board chairman of the Islamic Center of Tidewater. "I don't subscribe to it," he said. "I am a tolerant, open-minded Muslim."

    Imam Vernon M. Fareed of Masjid William Salaam mosque in Norfolk said Omeish's comments "seem out of place."

    Fareed said he has met Kaine several times. "I perceive the governor as a person who is fair and who is inclusive with religious communities," he said.

    Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy also spoke out against Omeish's CAIR-backed brand of extremism, issuing a release that stated, in part:

    "Many of Dr. Omeish's statements and activities in the past have in fact been a manifestation of political Islam and his attempt to use the Muslim community as a tool in a specific Islamist political agenda. This not only violates the core principles of the separation of religion and politics, which is a cornerstone of our nation, but is in fact the main mechanism of influence of transnational Islamism. His public advocacy of 'jihad' in the Middle East by co-religionists implicitly via terrorist organizations like Hezbullah or HAMAS against Israel, an ally of the United States, should certainly highlight the toxicity of Islamism as a political ideology-- regardless of the ideological jujitsu one uses to define 'jihad'. This becomes especially concerning in an individual appointed to contribute to a more sound immigration policy because it begs the question: Will this appointee's point of view be one primarily of American nationalism and security first, or will it be one of transnational global Islamism?"

    Omeish and his colleagues at MAS can continue to cry foul when their own words are broadcast publicly. And they can continue trying to spin the meaning of those words. It might just be their best strategy, and clearly some people fall for it. Telling the truth is clearly not an option. The proof is in the video tape.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    Thanks CAIR...lol

    CAIR excoriates Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week for daring "unabashedly" to invite "Muslim student associations to support the freedom of Americans from Muslim terrorists"

    CAIR excoriates Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week for daring "unabashedly" to invite "Muslim student associations to support the freedom of Americans from Muslim terrorists"

    I think Ibrahim Hooper is slipping on a banana peel in this one. After all, we are all supposed to believe, on pain of denunciation as "Islamophobes" and bigots, that Muslim student associations and all Muslims in America already support the freedom of Americans from Muslim terrorists. Heaven forfend that we should ever breathe the shadow of a hint that any Muslim in America could possibly, in any way, shape, or form, ever have even so much as cast a glance in the direction of Osama bin Laden, or harbor even the tiniest bit of sympathy for the global jihad. Yet here is CAIR, big as life, posting an article from the Minnesota Daily called "David Horowitz Intends to Spread Fear, Hatred," which contains this paragraph:

    The Freedom Center will provide all materials necessary to any college student willing to host a week at their campus, including a pre-made petition - which unabashedly invites Muslim student associations to support the freedom of Americans from Muslim terrorists.
    O horror! O shame! Not that! They're actually offering Muslim student associations an opportunity to come out against terrorism? It's an affront! An insult! An offense! Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war! What racist Islamophobic bigots they must be, asking Muslims to condemn terrorism! Don't they realize we're all multiculturalists now?
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    Since the MAS and CAIR are pretty much the same thing IMHO.. I'll post this ha~ha funny here...

    MAS Official Mahdi Bray: Support for Hamas Was Just a Joke

    MAS Official Mahdi Bray: Support for Hamas Was Just a Joke

    Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 11:10:45 am PST

    Muslim American Society official Mahdi Bray has spoken to the Northern Virginia Daily about the video in which he’s seen cheering, as imprisoned Islamist leader Abdurrahman Alamoudi announces his support for Hamas and Hizballah: Gilbert, Athey criticize Kaine: Delegates - Ties too close.

    It was all a joke. They were all kidding.

    Bray said Monday that he and others at the video weren’t cheering for the terrorist organizations.

    “The majority of the people they were kind of raising their hands, and kind of cheering, and so on because this was so uncharacteristic of al-Amoudi,” Bray said. “We didn’t know he had a problem with law enforcement. He was considered the pillar of the American Muslim community.”

    Bray said his gestures weren’t in support of Hamas and Hezbollah.

    “You saw me pumping my fists. You didn’t see me raising my hands. If they had shown the audience, you would have seen people in the audience raising their hands and falling out laughing,” he said. “For him to come and make these kinds of radical rants, no one took him seriously.”
    Oh brother. They really do take Americans for idiots, don’t they?

    Here’s the video again, so we can all laugh along:

    VIDEO

    More on Mahdi Bray’s ludicrous claim at The Investigative Project on Terrorism: MASterful Lies.
    Try to contain your laughter... I know I did.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    To CAIR.... go pound sand..that is all..

    CAIR Urges Giuliani to Reject Anti-Islam Televangelist's Endorsement

    To: RELIGION EDITORS

    Contact: Corey Saylor, National Legislative Director, +1-202-488-8787, +1-202-384-8857, or Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director, +1-202-488-8787, +1-202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com, or Rabiah Ahmed, Communications Coordinator, +1-202-488-8787, +1-202-439-1441, rahmed@cair.com, or Amina Rubin, Communications Coordinator, +1-202-488-8787, arubin@cair.com, all of CAIR

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today urged GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani to reconsider his acceptance of the endorsement of a controversial televangelist known for scathing attacks on Muslims and Islam.

    In a news release on his campaign website, Giuliani is quoted as saying he is "encouraged" by the endorsement of Pat Robertson, chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). "His experience and advice will be a great asset to me and my campaign," said Giuliani.

    SEE: Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy Giuliani for President http://www.joinrudy2008.com/article/pr/964

    In 2002, President Bush repudiated rhetorical attacks on Islam by evangelical leaders. Media reports at the time said the president's remarks were prompted by attacks on Islam, particularly those of Pat Robertson, who said that Muslims are "worse than the Nazis." Bush said: "Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans."

    Then Secretary of State Colin Powell echoed the president's remarks when he told a State Department audience, "This kind of hatred must be rejected." The director of the American Jewish Committee called Robertson's "Nazi" comment "outrageous."

    On his "700 Club" program, Robertson has repeatedly defamed Islam and Muslims. He called Muslims "satanic," claimed the Quran, Islam's revealed text, is "fraudulent" and said Islam is "a monumental scam." Robertson also called the Prophet Muhammad "an absolute wild-eyed fanatic, a robber and a brigand...a killer" and said the goal of Islam is "world domination."

    He called Islam the "religion of the slavers," claimed Americans who convert to Islam exhibit "insanity" and said he would be wary of appointing Muslims to positions in the U.S. government, including judgeships.

    In announcing his endorsement of Giuliani, Robertson referred to the "bloodlust of Islamic terrorists."

    SEE: Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy Giuliani (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxz2mPfB4U

    "It is truly disturbing that a presidential candidate of any party would accept the endorsement and seek the advice of a person with such a clear record of anti-Muslim bigotry," said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor.

    CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

    CONTACT: CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-488-8787 or 202-384-8857; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

    SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    Whats this... CAIR lying.. I'm shocked... really.


    Islamists Claim Boycott Success, Syndicator Disagrees


    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    CAIR wants to tell journalists how to cover Muslims... I'll bet..

    "American Muslims: A Journalist's Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims"

    (WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/13/2007) - CAIR today called on Muslims to support a major new initiative to help improve coverage of Islam in the American news media.

    At a press conference in the nation's capital, CAIR said the centerpiece of its "Beyond Stereotypes" campaign will be distribution of the newly-published "American Muslims: A Journalist's Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims" to some 40,000 media professionals nationwide.

    Muslims are being asked to sponsor copies of the guide for $20 or to order hard copies for distribution to local media outlets.

    SEE: Beyond Stereotypes: A CAIR Initiative to Enhance Understanding of Islam in the Media

    CAIR's new guide offers journalists the tools needed to gain a better understanding of Islam and to write accurate and balanced stories about Muslims. The guide also offers background information on issues related to Islam and Muslims, best practices for reporting on the American Muslim community and definitions of terminology often used in news stories or editorials.

    In challenging common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, the guide provides an Islamic perspective on hot-button issues such as Islam and democracy, freedom of religion, women's rights, and interfaith relations.

    Media professionals may request a free copy of CAIR's journalist guide through the "Beyond Stereotypes" website. (Sample pages of the guide can be viewed on the website.)
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    CAIR... still trying for "victim" status..

    Hyping Hate Crime Vs. Muslims

    Hyping Hate Crime Vs. Muslims

    By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, December 03, 2007 4:20 PM PT

    Discrimination: New FBI data on hate crimes reveal Muslim groups are crying wolf about exploding anti-Muslim abuses. They're actually shrinking, belying claims of mass Islamophobia.

    Related Topics: Religion

    Not only are anti-Islamic hate crimes way down, but they're a fraction of overall religious hate crimes. The overwhelming majority of such crimes target Jews, something CAIR and other Muslim groups don't seem all that concerned about.

    In 2006, a whopping 66% of religiously motivated attacks were on Jews, while just 11% targeted Muslims, even though the Jewish and Muslim populations are similar in size. Catholics and Protestants, who together account for 9% of victims, are subject to almost as much abuse as Muslims in this country.

    Last year's anti-Islamic hate crimes totaled 156. While just one hate crime is one too many, that's a 68% drop from 2001.

    The FBI report gives lie to CAIR's alarmist narrative of "Islamophobic" lynch mobs marching on mosques across America. In reality, Americans have been remarkably, and admirably, tolerant and respectful of Muslims and their institutions since 9/11.

    It's plain that CAIR, which claims to be the "Muslim NAACP," has been hyping tensions.

    Every year the pressure group releases a report citing thousands of alleged civil-rights and physical abuses against Muslims, which largely are based on anecdotal reporting from members. Despite CAIR's obvious bias (and proven record of dissembling), the PC-addled media report its numbers unfiltered and without question.

    But if you peel them back, you find they're mostly victimless crimes. For instance, in its 2006 report released in June, CAIR listed as a "hate crime" the following example: "A copy of the Quran was found in a toilet at the library of Pace University in New York." There are other atrocities, too, such as someone trampling on a "flower bed" at a mosque in Texas.

    Even in the aftermath of 9/11, when Americans were still raw with anger over 19 Muslims killing almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens, there was virtually no vigilantism or violent backlash against Muslims. In November and December 2001, Zogby polled American Muslims and found that only 6% had suffered "physical abuse or assault."

    These are all inconvenient facts for CAIR and its antiwar agenda. It can't roll back the Patriot Act and key counterterror measures, such as mosque surveillance and passenger profiling, without ginning up sympathy in Washington for Muslims as a persecuted minority.

    Each time CAIR releases another overhyped hate crimes report, it argues that violence and harassment against Muslims have multiplied because of the U.S. war on terror.

    "Government acts" — including airport searches, detentions and interrogations — "send a green light to mistreat Muslims," claimed CAIR executive director Nihad Awad.

    With its 2006 report, CAIR says it hopes "the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Congress will come to understand the full scope of anti-Muslim discrimination and rising Islamophobia in our nation today."

    By crying wolf, CAIR shows it cares more about furthering its own political agenda than protecting ordinary Muslims. When real abuses occur, few Americans may pay attention. So CAIR is actually doing the Muslim community it claims to represent a disservice by hyping hate crimes.

    CAIR should spend more time condemning the real threat from Islamic terrorists, not American vigilantes.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    One for Savage, zero for CAIR

    By Judi McLeod Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    Take away their deceitful props and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is like all other big-talking bullies: pathetic, sniveling and alone.


    In going after top rated radio talk show host Michael Savage, CAIR trotted out a list of advertisers they laid claim to scaring off from advertising on Savage Nation.

    When the dust settled, it was all CAIR braying brouhaha.

    Several of the companies CAIR loudly cited in their so-called boycott campaign say they don’t know what the Islamic lobby group is talking about.

    In their own defiant words, announcing that Universal Orlando Resorts had joined their Savage Nation advertising boycott, CAIR recently stated: “Advertisers that have already stopped airing or refuse to air commercials on Savage Nation include AutoZone, Citrix TrustedID, JCPenney, OfficeMax, Wal-Mart and AT&T.”

    Going out on the hunt, investigative Internet giant WorldNetDaily caught CAIR in an embarrassing position.

    …”But now AutoZone has told WND the CAIR campaign had nothing to do with its advertising decision, and it had chosen not to advertise on any radio talk shows—of all parts of the spectrum—years before the CAIR effort.” (WND, Dec. 11, 2007).

    Taking the cowardly way out, CAIR officials declined to respond to WND inquiries about why it is listing companies as part of its boycott campaign that they say have not participated in the boycott.

    CAIR didn’t know that a lot more than bluster is needed to sustain a boycott.

    “Another major company CAIR claims has joined the boycott of Michael Savage is JCPenney. But as with AutoZone, JCPenney officials told WND readers they were not making any special provision in their advertising policy that would make them part of a protest campaign, but officials did not respond directly to WND inquiries.

    “JCPenney did not `pull’ advertising from the show. JCPenney has had a long-standing policy about not advertising on any show that can be construed as controversial. An error in upholding this policy was made by a few local stations, and it has now been clarified,” the company told a WND reader.

    Wal-Mart admits that it has asked radio networks to ensure that Wal-Mart ads do not run in programming “that we deem controversial” and is sending out content guideline reminders to radio networks and stations, according to that company.

    (Too bad Wal-Mart shoppers couldn’t have the same protection against-Mart products from China before the latest recalls.)

    While companies cited in the boycott like AutoZone and JCPenney have removed themselves as CAIR props, CAIR still faces a Michael Savage lawsuit over its alleged misappropriation of Savage’s radio broadcast material. In the lawsuit, which has garnered huge public support, the mince-no-words Savage depicts CAIR as a “vehicle of international terrorism.”

    Savage’s lawsuit alleges copyright infringement by CAIR, which the lawsuit says seeks to do “material harm to those voices who speak against the violent agenda of CAIR’s clients.”


    Filed in U.S. District Court in California, the suit seeks damages equal to the ongoing donations from CAIR supporters “who expect CAIR to act in this manner in exchange for continuing financial support” as well as “actual damages according to proof.”

    Judging by scores of letters to Canada Free Press whose anti-CAIR stories were posted to the Michael Savage website, legions of people are already boycotting companies--at least two of which we now know were only used by CAIR as props.

    Meanwhile mark that 1 for Michael Savage and zero for the world’s largest, George Soros and Media Matters-supported Islamic lobby group.


    And with the wings already pulled off this always-buzzing blue-bottle housefly, it’s going to be difficult for it to fly away and land elsewhere any time soon.
    Posted 12/11 at 12:02 PM Email (Permalink)
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    More on CAIR's "guide" for journalists...

    CAIR Instructs the Media

    CAIR Instructs the Media

    Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 10:21:02 am PST

    The Council on American Islamic Relations, unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas funding trial of the Holy Land Foundation, have released a “media guide” (for “professionals” only) on the correct way to whitewash Islam. Robert Spencer takes a look: CAIR Instructs the Media.

    In its continuing effort to impede freedom of the press in the United States, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a new media guide — available only to “media professionals” — that purports to “educate the media and disabuse journalists of misinformation” about Islam. The notorious Islamic advocacy group, which has seen several of its officials convicted on various terrorism-related charges, and which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding case, asserts that “common misperceptions in the media include the notion that Islam is not compatible with democracy or modern culture, that the Quran teaches violence, that Muslims around the world hate the US, that Islam does not respect women’s rights, and that all Muslims are Arab.”

    The media guide itself purports to correct other “misperceptions” also, including the idea that Islam doesn’t value religious freedom (which will come as a surprise to Abdul Rahman, the Afghani who was arrested in 2005 for converting from Islam to Christianity) and that Islam was spread by the sword.

    Where could such misperceptions have come from? Could the media have gotten the idea that Islam is not compatible with democracy from the Ansar al-Sunnah Army in Iraq, which stated that democracy “is considered apostasy and defies the belief in one God — Muslims’ doctrine,” because it means “the rule of the people, which means that the people do what they see fit”? Or maybe from Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, who said in 2006 that the devil uses concepts “such as liberty and democracy to achieve his plans”? Or was it from Usman Badar, president of the Muslim Students Association at the University of New South Wales in Australia, who in April 2006 declared: “Democracy sounds nice enough, (but) not to a Muslim”?
    More...
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    CAIR.. yup.. the terrorist enablers still doing business. They want this ISIS bride to be allowed back into the US. Color me not shocked.

    CAIR rallies to the defense of ISIS bride who wants to come back to USA

    A senior official in the terror-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is serving as a pro bono attorney for Hoda Muthana, a Yemeni terrorist and former U.S. resident who wants to come back to the United States following the dissolution of the ISIS “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.In interviews with western journalists over the past couple of months, Muthana has attempted to portray herself as an innocent victim of ISIS’ indoctrination. Muthana, 24, left her home in Alabama in 2014 to join the Islamic State in Syria. Her attorney, Hassan Shibly, an Islamist sympathizer and the director of CAIR’s Florida chapter, has been on a media blitz this week making the case that his client should be allowed back into the United States.

    Shibly has continuously described Muthana as a victim of people who manipulated her and stated that she is “simply trying to make amends.”

    In an interview with The Guardian, Shibly argued that the ISIS devotee should be allowed back into the country so that she can help deradicalize others who face similar circumstances. “People are saying she betrayed this country, she shouldn’t be able to come back home,” Shibly said on NPR Thursday, adding she was a “vulnerable young woman who was brainwashed and manipulated.”
    . . .
    Cheap free airtime..
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    Pompeo rejects legal claim by ISIS wife: 'She's a non-citizen terrorist -- she's not coming back'

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pom...ot-coming-back

    I’m lenient, far-mind and forgiving. I would let her back in the country and immediately send her to GITMO...
    Thank A Democrat... Vote DNC

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    Re: CAIR Watch: More bullying, more terror ties

    Quote Originally Posted by tucker View Post
    Pompeo rejects legal claim by ISIS wife: 'She's a non-citizen terrorist -- she's not coming back'

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pom...ot-coming-back

    I’m lenient, far-mind and forgiving. I would let her back in the country and immediately send her to GITMO...
    Screw that.. never set foot on US soil.. straight to club GITMO. Kid goes to the grandparents.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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