Defense of the Constitution
018/05 May 27, 2005
Offering Flowers to Conceal the Hate?
On Thursday, 26 May, the Orange County
a letter by Sabiha Khan, the communications director for the
Anaheim chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Khan piqued our interest in the first
paragraph of the article, writing:
actions of extremist Jews, Muslims, Christians or others should not
determine how our nation
or true followers of the
respective religions act. Our actions should be guided by our
belief that all religions are to be
respected and all innocent life deserves dignity.”
This flowery, “can’t we all just get along”
message sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Although we think you would
be hard-pressed to find a CAIR official who believes any Jew or
Christian is ever truly "innocent" and deserving of dignity.
If this had been written by other than a CAIR
official, we probably would have ignored it. But this statement
is ridiculous when written by a CAIR official…let’s do another reality
check on CAIR’s record:
CAIR very rarely condemns, by name, Muslim
terrorists. In fact, according to CAIR, there is no such thing as
a Muslim terrorist. When confronted by some horrific act of
violence perpetrated in the name of "Allah", CAIR typically
resorts to either not reporting the event, or uses moral relativism to
explain how Islam “is just like other peaceful religions”.
According to CAIR, Islam is above reproach, no
matter how depraved the act, or obscene the rhetoric, of its
believers. On the other hand, CAIR is always willing to condemn
Jews, Christians, Hindus, or anyone else who "offends" Muslim
sensibilities. We think CAIR's public statements and private acts
demonstrate that CAIR believes sensitive Islamic feelings mean more
than the lives of non-Muslim children.
CAIR supports Muslim terrorist groups, such as
CAIR has several officials serving prison terms on
Islamic terrorism charges.
and Randall Royer
are two that immediately come to mind.
With this record, we believe it is long past
time for any CAIR representative to presume to lecture Americans about
the problems of extremist religious beliefs.
clean its own house first.
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