Defense of the Constitution
034/05 November 29, 2005
CAIR: Defending Islamoterrorism?
Recently, radio talk show host Dennis Prager
posed five questions regarding Islam that Hussam Ayloush (executive
director, Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR)) chose to answer.
The article “Hussam Ayloush- A Muslim responds to ‘five
questions’: Assumptions about Muslims are off the mark” appears in the Charleston
Below, we show Prager’s questions, followed by
portions of Ayloush’s response and finishing with Anti-CAIR’s (ACAIR)
For clarity, our analysis/opinion is at the
end of each section.
Why are you so quiet (about terrorism
carried out in the name of Islam)?
…to say Muslims have been quiet about
their unequivocal condemnation of terrorism
is a gross misrepresentation of the
facts and reeks of Islamophobia.…a coalition of
American Muslim groups that issued
what was perhaps the first condemnation
of the 9/11 attacks. Muslims have
consistently condemned suicide bombings
in the Middle East, attacks on
the London transportation system,
the bombing of hotels in Jordan, and
many similar outrages.
American/Canadian Muslims in particular have
been largely silent to Islamoterrorist crimes. CAIR presents an
interesting reply, but is there anything concrete to what they
say? No. CAIR has adopted the propaganda techniques of the
NAZI party: tell a lie enough times that it becomes truth.
Any group that would be part of a coalition
with CAIR is immediately suspect as to its motive. How can any
religious group associate with a so-called “Islamic civil-rights group”
that has had active Islamic terrorists in leadership positions?
In addition, Ayloush says that Jordan recently
held “huge demonstrations”, but fails to mention the demonstrations
were only held because Muslims were the unintended victims. If
those Islamoterror murdered in Jordan had been Jews or Christians, we
would have seen dancing in the streets of Palestine, the passing of
sweets to the young and calls of “God is great”, as we did following
the attacks of 9-11 in many Muslim-majority countries.
Of course, we can all ask, what would have
been CAIR’s response? “The Muslim terror suicide bombers are only
reacting to occupation.”
CAIR condemning Muslim terrorists would be no
different than nazi-skinheads condemning Timothy McVeigh…merely “window
dressing” to cover their true, anti-American agenda.
carnivals, they have a name for this, they
call it “conning the rubes”.
CAIR is correct that public demonstrations are
only one way to condemn Islamoterrorism…but has CAIR ever really condemned
Question #2 ------------------------------------------------------------
Why are none of the Palestinian
A: Suicide terrorism is not overwhelmingly a
It is a response to
occupation.Inquiring minds might also consider the suicide
bombings carried out by non-Muslim
groups such as the Tamil Tigers
in Sri Lanka, the religious
orientation of the abortion clinic bomber or the
depredations of Serbian forces during
the Bosnian conflict.
If this argument is true, why did no American
revolutionaries carry out terror suicide attacks against the British
occupation of the colonies? Is there a record of the colony
churches calling for “martyrs” to terror-bomb the British? No,
Ayloush has to go to Sri Lanka and Serbia to find examples…which are
really exceptions that prove Prager’s point. As to the
“depradations” of the Serbians, how convenient that Ayloush completely
overlooks the crimes committed by ethnic Muslims. So much for an
“objective answer” from CAIR.
How many of the “Christian suicide bombers”
were chanting “God is great” while detonating their bombs? How
many Christian holy men came out with sermons praising the
bombings? Were any sweets passed to children in
celebration? Did the Vatican support the bomber’s family with
cash? Were the proud parents shown on TV, beaming about their
wonderful child and how he/she had “died for Christianity” and was now
a “martyr” who could guarantee a place in heaven for the whole
family? Where are the trading cards with pictures of “Christian
bombers? Where are the wall posters of the “Christian
bombers”? Are any schools, streets, or public buildings named
after the “Christian bombers”?
The question remains: “Why are none of the
Palestinian terrorists Christian?”
forward to Ayloush’s answer...
Question #3 ------------------------------------------------------------
Q: Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority
countries a free country?
Muslim majority countries such as
Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh,
and Turkey among many others having held free elections and being
governed by popularly elected governments will dispute the charge that
they are not “free.” Opposition
to such lack of freedom is generally
Islamically oriented. Lack of freedom in Muslim nations is in spite
of Islam, not because of it.
Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Turkey
are “free”…by Muslim standards. However, it is quite another
story if you are a non-Muslim living in any of these countries.
The true mark of a “free” country is whether it has universal suffrage
(in fact, not just in law); all laws apply equally to each person,
regardless of their religious belief, ethnic background or sexual
orientation. While some of these Muslim countries may claim to
univerally respect human rights…the fact is clear that not one of them
does. As for the claim that “opposition to such lack of freedom is
Islamically oriented”, we’d like to see the facts on this.
Is Ayloush playing fast and loose with the
CAIR’s spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper is on record
as saying he’d like to see the US become Islamic in the future…CAIR’s
executive director, Nihad Awad said that “I am in support of the Hamas
movement.” Do these words sounds as if they are embracing freedom?
We’ve seen with our own eyes what radical
Islam has done to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and is trying to so in the
Balkans and Iraq.
Ayloush care to comment on any of these “Islamic paradises”?
Q: Why are so many atrocities committed and
threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?
All major faiths have people who commit, or have committed atrocities
in the name of their religion. …no
faith should be held responsible for
crimes of a few individuals.…quoting
Pape, “The world’s leading
practitioners of suicide terrorism
are the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka…”
Ayloush is attempting to defend Islamic
terrorism by pointing to similar behavior by other groups. In
this way, he hopes to deflect attention away from the question in a
sneaky, deceptive manner.
While it may be argued that many religions
have had problems with atrocities, the fact remains that of all the
major religions in the world today, only Islam has a large sect
dedicated to terrorism in the name of God.
In point of fact, most people do not blame all
Muslims for the atrocities of a few and Ayloush knows it. When is
CAIR going to quit repeating this obvious lie?
Q: Why do countries governed by religious
Muslims persecute other religions?
…it is unfair to claim that this
phenomenon is a problem unique to Islam.
Blaming persecution of minorities on Islam is akin to blaming slavery
segregation on Christianity.
religious group has a responsibility to challenge hate
by their fringe groups. It is unproductive to single out Muslims
while remaining silent about the extremists of other faiths
who vilify the faith of Islam without similar repudiation
from Prager and others.
with the impact of war, poverty, racism, and injustice is our
collective duty. To achieve solutions to these real problems we need
voices that accentuate our common humanity, not use opportunistic
smears of an entire faith to further their parochial agenda.
there are areas of the Muslim world in which religious freedom is not
granted to all citizens, it is unfair to claim that this phenomenon is
a problem unique to Islam.”
Just how many non-Muslim countries persecute
Muslims today as part of government policy? Can Ayloush name just
one? Another lie that has no basis in fact.
Ayloush overlooks the fact that Christians
were, and are, in the forefront of condemning slavery in the United
States (and indeed, worldwide). All the major slaveholding
countries on the Earth today…are Islamic.
Ayloush says that Prager has not offered
similar condemnation of other extremists…but where is his proof?
Has Ayloush some special insight into Prager’s mind?
To deal with war, poverty, racism, and
injustice we need leaders who can inspire and demonstrate by personal
example their commitment to the common welfare of all peoples…CAIR is
clearly in the radical Islamist camp and has nothing to contribute to
the solution of any of humanity’s problems. Just what is the
latest count of CAIR officials who are currently serving sentence in
American prisons on Islamic terrorism charges? Would Ayloush care
to comment on this?
No group, which has had (and may still have)
Islamoterrorists on staff can expect to lead anyone in the battle
North Americans have rightfully turned their
backs on the NAZI’s, the KKK, nazi-skinheads, and other hate groups…now
the time to turn our backs on the hate-mongering Islamofascists of
CAIR who only seek to divide us along religious and ethnic lines with
the goal of making our great country into another Saudi Arabia.
Will we let
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