Defense of the Constitution
News & Analysis 021/04
CAIR, Failing to Tell the Truth? The Battle Of Fallujah
April 4, 2004, the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), sent out a press
release critical of American military action in
According to CAIR:
“Hundreds of innocent Iraqis have been killed and a number of hostages have been taken by insurgents. Today, the director of the main hospital in Fallujah said at least 450 people have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded in this week's fighting. Three Japanese hostages are being threatened with death.”
addition, CAIR demanded:
and safe release of all hostages held by Iraqi insurgents.”
"A ceasefire by all parties in Fallujah and other Iraqi cities to allow entry of humanitarian supplies, medical treatment for the injured and proper burial of the dead.”
"A complete investigation into the bombing of the Fallujah mosque.”
"A United Nations Security Council discussion of the crisis in
"Complete reappraisal of
”America's Muslim community stands ready to do whatever it can to help bring stability, freedom and true independence to the people of Iraq."
While the killing of innocent civilians is an unfortunate side effect of all wars, CAIR gives the impression that American troops are rampaging barbarians intent on waging a holocaust on the Iraqi people. In short, CAIR seems to confuse the actions of American troops trying to save innocent lives, with Islamist terrorists intent on terror-murdering as many innocent civilians as possible.
there are always two sides to any version of the truth, CAIR
with those who hate the
However, don’t take our word for it.
Shall we examine the record provided by the United Arab Emirate’s Red Crescent Society?
An article by Amir Taheri run in the June 22, 2004 New York Post (online), refers to Muhammad Salim al-Harthi of
"The Arab media have wildly exaggerated what happened at Fallujah. The fighting concerned only a few districts [of the town]. There never was any fighting on a big scale. There certainly was no clash involving thousands of the town's inhabitants. The number of those who died did not exceed 270, almost all fighters, not civilians. The resistance (i.e. the insurgency) was made up of former [Iraqi army] officers with a small number of [non-Iraq] Arabs representing Salafist [i.e. radical Islamist] groups."
do you believe? The America-haters of
CAIR, or the
people actually on the scene
who treated the injured?
It’s easy for the CAIR leadership to sit in their cozy, air
conditioned offices in Washington DC, and constantly harp about how bad
American troops treat Muslims, but how come we never hear of CAIR
doing anything constructive to help the United States in the war on
1. Encourage non-fundamentalist Muslims to assist the government in translating duties?
2. Guide young non-fundamentalist Muslims into considering joining the armed forces to help protect our great country?
3. Promote vigilance within the non-fundamentalist Muslim community with the goal of alerting law enforcement to the militant Muslims among them?
But…what can we expect from the organization that provided employment to convicted Islamist terrorists? Is it just possible that CAIR can do nothing to help their fellow citizens because they simply do not associate with non-fundamentalist, terrorist Islamists? …and what does this say about them?
does CAIR hate
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