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September 25, 2011

     Irvine 11; Civil Rights “Heroes”?

     The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently published an article expressing the “Travesty of Justice” involved in the sentencing of the so-called “Irvine 11”.  The “Irvine 11” case grew out of a conspiracy by a group of Muslim students who planned the disruption of a presentation by the Israeli Ambassador at UC-Irvine. This group consisted of very confused Muslim youth who can neither appreciate common civility nor clearly understand the first amendment to the Constitution.

     CAIR's article included comments from usual suspects in the Islamist supremacist movement like the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Muslim American Society.

     The most interesting comment came from Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Greater Los Angeles Area.

     According to Ayloush: “When history books are written, the ‘Irvine 11’ will stand alongside other great American civil rights heroes like Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X…they peacefully and courageously stood up against injustice, and they defended our collective freedom of speech. No topic should be off limits and no public official or country should be above criticism. They are true American heroes.”

     Ayloush compares the actions of petty Islamist thugs who attempted to shut down a speech by an invited guest to the actions of Ms. Rosa Parks?  Not one of the "Irvine 11" is fit to carry Ms. Park’s bus fare, let alone make a claim to her legacy.

     As to Dr. King, does Ayloush really believe that any of the Irvine 11 is being targeted for assassination for their criminal actions on behalf of radical Islam?  As for Malcolm X, Ayloush conveniently forgets that he was murdered by fellow Muslims for his beliefs (when not being targeted by the Ku Klux Klan). 

     Ayloush mentions “history books” in his harangue; perhaps he should read a few before he speaks.  To compare the Muslim "civil rights" experience to the American Black civil rights experience is not a comparison, but a shameful insult.

     Ayloush and other fellow travelers are obviously attempting to hijack the Black experience in America. We are a different and better country today due to the Civil Rights Movement. Black Americans demanded equal rights, not special rights, and therein lies the difference. When the so-called “Irvine 11” were arrested, there was no Bull Conner running amok with German Shepherd dogs ripping off flesh, no police officers dog-piling Muslims, no firefighters hosing the crowd down with firehouses or frog-marching Muslim suspects to the black maria for a quick trip to the lock-up where they could expect a whipping for being “uppity”.

     There has been enough standing on the shoulders of Black Americans to claim an undeserved legacy by Islamists.  Black Americans do not need or want CAIR casting aspersions on their accomplishments or attempting to water their accomplishments down by comparing them to CAIR's propagandized "modern American Muslim" experience.

     If CAIR Terrorist-Supporter Hussam Ayloush wants a “Muslim legacy”, fine.

     Build it, don’t steal it.

Andrew Whitehead

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