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Anti-CAIR Press Release 018/03  

July 31, 2003

     - ACAIR Correction re: Randall Royer / ACAIR Press Release #15, dtd July 11th, 2003

     - Daniel Pipes?  Enough, Already! *update

     - Outrage?  Saudi Arabia to begin Fingerprinting Visitors to Kingdom.

     - FBI Receiving “Sensitivity Training” From Islamist Terror Groups  

ACAIR Correction Re: Randall Royer / ACAIR Press Release #15 dtd July 11th, 2003

     ACAIR presented evidence in our  press release #15, dated July 11th, 2003 indicating that Mr. Randall " Ismail"  Royer was an ex-employee of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) at the time of his alleged crimes.  In reality, Mr. Royer was actively employed  by CAIR at the time the alleged crimes occurred.  In addition, Mr. Royer had engaged in combat in Bosnia as an Islamist Mujahideen before "rejoining" the CAIR organization.    

    ACAIR regrets this error...  

Daniel Pipes?  Enough, Already! 

     On July 27th, 2003, the Council on American Islamic Realtions, (CAIR) issued an "Action Alert" accusing Mr. Daniel Pipes of comparing Islamic people to “NAZIs”. ( * Note: the original Action Alert and link vanished from CAIR's website around 8/9/03. Over one week later, and with no apology to Dr. Pipes .)

     CAIR based its accusation on a article describing Mr. Pipes address to the Young America’s Foundation National Conservative Student Conference in Washington D.C.  According to

“Pipes added that he doesn’t perceive the Islamic people as divided into two groups:
the radical terrorists and those who are not.  He said “there is no history
behind such an outlook and nothing that would support such optimism. 
It would be like saying there were good and bad Nazis,” Pipes noted.”

     CAIR has been prominently displaying their “Action Alert” on their web site.  The only problem?  Mr. Pipes was misquoted.  We quote from the  retraction by Executive Editor, Mr. Scott Hogenson: “The article erroneously stated that Pipes doesn’t perceive the Islamic people as divided into two groups – radical terrorists and those who are not.  In fact, Pipes used the term “supporters of militant Islam,” not Islamic people.”  

“My view is ‘no, there is no good and bad in militant Islam,’
no more than there are good and bad Nazis, Pipes said,
according to an audiotape of his remarks.”

     In the “Action Alert”, CAIR Board Chairman Omar Ahmad, a strong supporter of the Hamas terrorist group, said: “This quote alone, without even taking into consideration Mr. Pipes’ long history of anti-Muslim bigotry, is sufficient to disqualify him from helping to direct a taxpayer-funded organization dedicated to the peaceful resolution of international conflicts.”  CAIR, well known for smearing anyone who disagrees with their terrorist cult of Wahhabi Islam, was very quick to post the original article and has, so far, been very slow to remove it from their web site.  In addition, CAIR has yet to issue a retraction of Mr. Omar Ahmad’s inflammatory comments. Why? 

     Our final point. What is it about Mr. Daniel Pipes, an unknown professor just a few years ago, that has CAIR so upset?  What is it about Mr. Pipes that makes Mr. Ibrahim Hooper (CAIR Spokesperson) swoon at the very mention of his name?  What is so frightening about Mr. Pipes? 

      Has he advocated violence and supported terrorist murders like Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Hooper?   Does Mr. Pipes advocate blowing up buses, like Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Hooper have?  Has Mr. Pipes fought the FBI to stop them from investigating Islamist terrorists, like Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Hooper have?  Has Mr. Pipes blamed every single offense against Jews (no matter how big or small) on “Anti-Jewish” bigotry by Americans as Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Hooper have for Muslims?

      Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Hooper are self-serving prostitutes to the Anti-American, Anti-Freedom cult that is Wahabbi Islam.  For either of these “men” to self-appoint themselves as leaders of the Islamic faith is a grave insult to peaceful followers of Islam.  ACAIR looks forward to the day when law enforcement agents are busy searching their offices for evidence of their active support for Islamist terrorists.  ACAIR looks forward to the day when Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Hooper are videotaped getting into the back of a police car on their way to jail. We look forward to seeing crowds of peaceful followers of Islam, and their fellow Americans, waving “good riddance” to these two terrorist supporters.     

Outrage?  Saudi Arabia to begin Fingerprinting Visitors to Kingdom.

     Arab News has announced that Saudi Arabia will begin to fingerprint all entrants to the Kingdom beginning in three months in an effort to control overstayers and document forgers. 

     It is with great interest that we await the opinion of CAIR in this matter.  CAIR has consistently fought against fingerprinting visitors to the United States on the grounds it unfairly singles out Muslims. 

     Will CAIR now support fingerprinting of visitors to the United States and reveal their hypocrisy, or will CAIR tow the Saudi Arabian line and take direction from Riyadh?  Is it possible that CAIR will ignore the issue and hope the mainstream press in the United States doesn’t make it a public issue, or will CAIR label anyone questioning their position “Islamophobic”, their standard label for anyone who disagrees with Wahhabi Islam?  Whichever position CAIR takes, once again, they can’t win. 

FBI Receiving “Sensitivity Training” From Islamist Terror Groups

     The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is providing “Enrichment Training Sessions” to both new recruits and field agents in an attempt to familiarize special agents with Muslim customs.  The training covers subjects such as: Muslim dietary habits; avoiding the showing of soles of shoes so as to not “offend” Muslims; and other things agents should or should not do so as to not upset/insult Muslims. 

     It should be noted that there are well over 1000 different religious groups and sects in the United States today. ACAIR questions whether the FBI is providing special training regarding the dietary requirements of Jews?  The wearing of head coverings by Sikhs?  Voodoo as practiced in Haiti?  No?  Why not?

     Is Islam, one of the oldest religions on Earth, so delicate, so weak that the followers of the faith will immediately fall dead should they see the sole of a shoe?  Be offered a bacon cheeseburger? 
     How is it that a Jew or a Sikh can be expected to speak up if they feel their religious beliefs are being challenged, and a Muslim cannot?  What flaw exists in the Muslim character that prevents them speaking out? 

     How will an FBI agent know that the person they are addressing is Muslim?  If they ask, they are “profiling”, if they don’t, they are “insensitive”. 

     The Federal government should either mandate “Enrichment Training Sessions” covering all religious beliefs or, better yet, cover none.  It is not the business of the FBI, or any other law enforcement agency, to elevate respect for one religion over another.

     ACAIR believes the goal of these “Enrichment Training Sessions” has little or nothing to do with promoting “Islamic Sensitivity” and everything to do with interfering with the FBI doing its primary job of protecting citizens.  What agent is going to want to aggressively pursue an Islamic suspect knowing that if they should forget any of the “Muslim Sensitivities” they may find themselves on the wrong side of a lawsuit? 

     We call on our fellow Americans to demand that the agents stop attending these “sensitivity” meetings and get on with the job they are being paid to do…catching terrorists. Leave the “sensitivity training” to Miss Manners. 

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