Articles dealing with so called bigotry of Muslims.
CAIR is trying to make Islam the new Civil Rights Issue for America
I am reading through this ninety-eight page report this week, and I will give you my analysis and some rebuttals to this report.
On page eleven, CAIR defines Islamaphobia this way: “Islamophobia is close-minded [sic] prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims.” They also tell us that an Isamaphobe is “an individual who holds a closed-minded view of Islam and promotes prejudice against or hatred of Muslims.”
I find this label offensive. In the day of political correctness, it is shocking and hypocritical for the media and the political correctness police to remain silent when one group slaps ugly, nasty, and insulting labels on people who disagree with them.
To call someone an Islamaphobe is to suggest that they have a mental illness or that they are void of logic and are irrational. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Phobia as “an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear.”
Page eleven of the report says, “It is not appropriate to label all, or even the majority of those, who question Islam and Muslims as Islamophobes. Equally, it is not Islamophobic to denounce crimes committed by individual Muslims or those claiming Islam as a motivation for their actions. A critical study of Islam or Muslims is not Islamophobic.”
I and many others have given Islam an open minded, objective investigation. I have been engaged in a critical study of Islam and Muslims for many years now. By CAIR’s definition, I should not be viewed as an Islamaphobe; however, Muslims call me and other concerned citizens Islamaphobes, bigots, hatemongers, fear mongers, xenophobes.
Radical Muslim Speaks at Western University in Bellingham
There is a new Pro-Islam group formed in Bellingham, WA, the home town of Fortress of Faith. They are called “Confronting Islamaphobia in Whatcom County. Click here to see their website.
They had a meeting yesterday, Sunday May 6, and invited controversial speaker Jafa (Jeff) Siddiqui to discuss Islamaphobia in America and Whatcom County. Shockling, the steering committee for this Pro-Islam group are a number of Christian churches in Bellingham, WA the local Planned Parenthood. Some Christian Churches held special services yesterday to recognize “Our shared history as children of Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah.“ This is beginning process of Chrislam entering Churches in Bellingham.
I was not able to attend this meeting as I am currently on the East coast, but some friends of mine attended and give the following report:
Approx. 100 or so people in attendance19 or so accepted the invitation for “calling of prayer”Clearly the intent was to draw no line of distinction between theologies. Anyone who was present was invited to join the Muslim call to prayer but none of the Muslims invited the “Christians” who were present to pray. In other words you’re invited to join us and submit to doing things our way but we’re not going to do the same. I thought we were all worshiping the same God and if so then how can our way of prayer be any less welcome.No one objected when one of the men who was praying stated afterwards that they were all simply slaves and that Allah is their master.The speaker, Mr. Siddiqui, stated that Allah has a “crazy sense of humor” and that he often “places people out on a limb only to jerk the limb out from underneath them” clearly implying that God is humored by our stumbling.Sincere joy is an expression clearly visible on the faces of those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior and often present on many faces most of us encounter in good Godly Biblical New Testament churches. Based on statements made by the Muslims that were present, they pray five times a day to a god that has a crazy sense of humor, who laughs when they stumble from the places that he has placed them in simply because they are slaves and he is their master Needless to say I was not surprised to notice the lack of sincere joy on the faces of the Muslims in the crowd.Mr. Siddiqui also spent a majority of his time stating that misguided fear was the cause of Islamaphobia in America today only to appear to be instilling/encouraging fear or distrust in most if not all of the branches of the United States Military and every form of law enforcement including the FBI. Stating that they were simply products of improper training and that the worldwide acts of terror that many countries deal with today are nothing more than “isolated incidents.” Mr. Siddiqui then used isolated instances, such as the Ft. Hood shooting and the recent shootings in Afghanistan, as clear evidence that Islamaphobia is a serious problem.I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that Mr. Siddiqui’s intent may have been to redirect any fear that people may have towards Muslims back at our own citizens, law enforcement, and government elected officials. “We’re not bringing leadership to our leaders,” he said, implying what? Leaders in other countries may be little more than puppets submissive to mob rule, but in the United States we elect representatives to lead according to individual conscience within the limits of the US Constitution.The nonstop and repetitious slide presentation was full of the same isolated incidents and material removed from its proper context that Mr. Siddiqui was trying to speak out against and he was using his examples as the basis for his argument.Mr. Siddiqui mocked the idea of asking Muslims elected to the US Congress to swear an oath but then applauded asking a US Representative to sign a similar agreement!Mr. Siddiqui spoke in circles throughout his presentation and used the very same fear tactics and misrepresentation of information in support of his argument while criticizing those of the opposition for doing the same.Are fear tactics used to manipulate people? SureDo Muslims deserve the same religious freedoms that other citizens enjoy? AbsolutelyIs it our duty to always hold our elected officials accountable? Most certainlyDoes every Muslim desire to kill me? No
Is there any cause for fear of Muslims in America? We don’t have to fear Muslims wanting to be a part of the US but it is their obvious and sincere desire for the US to be a part of Islam by not assimilating into our culture or submitting themselves to the legal system that they decided to live under.
To find out some facts about Islamaphobia, look at the categories on the Right column and also look at the article I wrote in our Spring Newsletter – America is not hostile to Islam
An Austrian appellate court has upheld the conviction of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife and anti-Jihad activist, for “denigrating religious beliefs” after giving a series of seminars about the dangers of radical Islam.
Elisabeth an International Chapter Leader with Act! for America conducted a 3 part lecture about Radical Islam to the Freedom Education Institute. A left wing magazine called NEWS — planted a journalist in the audience to secretly record the first two lectures. They passed the information on to the ‘Authorities’ and she was prosecuted for hate speech against Islam.
In the trial, many of the statements attributed to Elisabeth were actually quotes she made directly from the Koran and other Islamic religious texts. Also during the first trial - The Judge — not the prosecutor — informed Elisabeth that in addition to the initial charge of hate speech, she was now being charged with “denigrating religious symbols of a recognized religious group.”
On February 15, 2011, Elisabeth was exonerated of the first charge of “incitement” because the court found that here statements were not made in a “provocative” manner. But she was convicted of the second charge against her, namely “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion.
The judge ruled that Sabaditsch-Wolff committed a crime by stating in her seminars about Islam that the Islamic prophet Mohammed was a pedophile.
The judge rationalized that Mohammed’s sexual contact with nine-year-old Aisha could not be considered pedophilia because Mohammed continued his marriage to Aisha until his death.
You go to be kidding me! If a grown man has sex with a 9 year old, he is a criminal… by definition a pedophile. However, according to this judge…. if he has sex with her 100 times for many years, he is just a loving husband.
Austria has thrown another under the bus. A politicain who was a member of their parliament. Susanne Winter, was convicted for the “crime” of saying that “in today’s system” the Mohammed would be considered a “child molester. Winter was also convicted of “incitement” for saying that Austria faces an “Islamic immigration tsunami.” Winters was ordered to pay a fine of €24,000 ($31,000)
Perhaps you can help Elisabeth with her defense fund. She does not have an income and her fine has to be paid within 6 months or she will be imprisoned. To give, Click Here
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Islamophobia is an illusion.
A propaganda effort by Jihadist to alter the opinions of Americans about Islam.
The New 2010 HATE CRIME REPORT by the FBI has just been released and it tells the real story. A country of 300 million, there were only 197 cases of Muslims suffering abuse because by others because of their faith.
- Hate Crime Incidents against Muslims = 197
- Hate Crime Incidents against Christians = 112
- Hate Crime Incidents against Jews = 1,040
There is a marginal increase between Muslim victims over Christian victims. We could say, if ten people were abused, six would be Muslim and 4 would be Christian. A 20% gap is hardly an issue. A country of 300 million people and less than 200 suffered abuse. Our country is not struggling with hate for Muslims. Islamophobia is an illusion.
The real story is the abuse of Jews in America. Jews suffered an increase of 840% more than Muslims in America in the same time period. We should be hearing from the Jewish community about Jewophobia. We could say that for every ten Muslims abused, Eighty-four Jews suffered abuse.
Wouldn’t it be great of America’s media would report these facts. The real story is the great ‘restraint’ Americans have shown to Muslims. Against the backdrop of the awful attack of 9/11 and the consequent bombardment of threats and attacks from Jihadist, America has been extremely longsuffering.
Source: Accuracy in Media
Did Muslim Lobby Force Firing of Popular Radio Host?
By Cliff Kincaid | March 3, 2011
Washington, D.C. radio station WMAL is once again being accused of firing a popular talk show host because of his criticism of radical Muslims. The station, a major source of news and information for the nation’s capital, claims that popular morning host Fred Grandy resigned on his own, but Grandy tells AIM that he was essentially forced to leave after his wife, who is also outspoken about radical Islam, was cut from the program.
The growing controversy over Grandy’s departure has resulted in some Grandy supporters charging the station with being “Sharia-compliant,” a reference to Islamic law, and with bending under pressure from the Council on American Islamic-Relations (CAIR), a Muslim lobbying organization that combats what it calls “Islamophobia” in the media.
Grandy, a former actor and Republican member of Congress, told AIM, “My wife and I have used our program over the last several months to warn about the spread of radical Islam at home and abroad. Last week, Catherine (known on the show as Mrs. Fred) delivered a very tough indictment against stealth jihad, and for her efforts she was told she was off the show. I then told management without Mrs. Fred at the microphone, I could not remain either and have resigned effective this morning.”
A WMAL statement, which makes no mention of terminating “Mrs. Fred,” was released on Thursday and claimed that “Fred Grandy has informed WMAL of his intention to resign from the station and its morning program, The Grandy Group. Veteran broadcast talent Bryan Nehman will continue to anchor the morning program and in the interim will be joined by several notable guest hosts and regular contributors. The station’s morning show will also continue to provide the latest news, traffic and weather reports to its audience. WMAL remains committed to its goal of providing a forum for discussing a broad spectrum of issues while delivering compelling programming including Chris Plante, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin.”
The statement on the Grandy matter was read on the air by another WMAL host, Chris Plante, who said that his broadcast opposition to radical Islam has not been curtailed in any way.
Grandy told AIM, “We cannot affirmatively conclude CAIR or any of the prominent Islamic organizations had anything to do with this. We do know, however, in 2005 representatives of CAIR in DC were successful in getting midmorning host Michael Graham fired for anti-Islamic statements he had made on the radio and TV.”
Graham was fired from WMAL after describing Islam as a “terrorist organization” on his program and refusing to apologize or modify the description.
James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force, who insists that Grandy was “forced to walk away” from his program after the banning of his wife from the show, blames the controversy on CAIR. “CAIR frequently criticized Grandy for reading FBI reports and court documents on his radio show which labeled CAIR as ‘an unindicted co-conspirator’ in the federal Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial,” Lafferty said.
But CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper acted surprised by the news of Grandy’s resignation and responded, “What is their evidence for that claim?,” when informed that his group was being blamed for his departure.
Lafferty told AIM, “I heard from two very good sources that CAIR was involved in this and not only targeting Grandy but Sean Hannity.” He said CAIR’s strategy was to knock Grandy off the air and then go after Hannity, a nationally syndicated radio host carried by WMAL in the afternoon. Hannity also hosts a Fox News Channel TV show.
Lafferty has urged supporters of the Grandys to protest on Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8, during “Call Out WMAL Days.” He wants the public to call WMAL at (202) 895-2350 and (202) 686-3100 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of those days and tell the station, “you will not listen to their station until Fred and Mrs. Fred Grandy return.”
“America expects radio stations to be committed to free speech and the truth,” he says. “We expect WMAL to grow a backbone and stand up to CAIR and the other radicals. Call early and often.”
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, Lafferty wants supporters of the Grandys to meet at WMAL’s studios (4400 Jenifer St., NW, Washington, DC 20015) with signs “to demonstrate our support for Fred Grandy and his wife and their courageous stand against radical Islam.”
Mr. Hitchens proclaims to be an Atheist and is influenced by Richard Dawkins. His journalistic career can be best described as fiercely left-wing. The British born author has been a long critic of conservatives and recently said, “I am not longer a socialist, but I still am a Marxist.” (Now that’s an Oxymoron)
This liberal certainly would not line up with many of our Christian views but he can certainly identify Fascism. I have copied the portion of his 2007 article that I think is very revealing. Enjoy!
It’s a valid term. Here’s why.
By Christopher HitchensPosted Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at 11:33 AM ET
…..The most obvious points of comparison would be these: Both movements are based on a cult of murderous violence that exalts death and destruction and despises the life of the mind. (“Death to the intellect! Long live death!” as Gen. Francisco Franco’s sidekick Gonzalo Queipo de Llano so pithily phrased it.) Both are hostile to modernity (except when it comes to the pursuit of weapons), and both are bitterly nostalgic for past empires and lost glories. Both are obsessed with real and imagined “humiliations” and thirsty for revenge. Both are chronically infected with the toxin of anti-Jewish paranoia (interestingly, also, with its milder cousin, anti-Freemason paranoia). Both are inclined to leader worship and to the exclusive stress on the power of one great book. Both have a strong commitment to sexual repression—especially to the repression of any sexual “deviance”—and to its counterparts the subordination of the female and contempt for the feminine. Both despise art and literature as symptoms of degeneracy and decadence; both burn books and destroy museums and treasures.
From the BBC - January 2011 Last updated at 12:38 ET
Danish cartoonist tells court he ‘faced certain death’
A Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad has told a court in Aarhus that a man who broke into his home meant to kill him with an axe.
Kurt Westergaard, 75, was testifying against Somali defendant Mohamed Geele, 29, who told the court he only wanted to “frighten” the cartoonist.
Mr Westergaard said Mr Geele had hacked at the door of his panic room.
When police arrived, they shot and wounded the suspect, who denies charges of terrorism and attempted murder.
Mr Westergaard’s cartoon of a turban bomb was one of 12 published in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 that prompted protests among Muslims around the world.
Mr Westergaard first went into hiding but then decided to live openly in a heavily fortified house.
He said that he was in the house with his five-year-old grand-daughter on 1 January 2010 when his front door was broken down by Mr Geele.
His grand-daughter Stephanie also testified on Thursday, describing how she had thought Mr Geele was a thief and had asked him to go away.
Comments> The Danish press published the cartoons not to provoke the Muslims but to make a point of ‘Freedom of Speech.’ I have decided that I will not re-publish the controversial cartoons that were printed in the Danish Newspaper but any one can find then on the internet. You will see that they are not so outrageous to provoke the reaction the Muslim world gave to them.
However, I will show one cartoon from someone else that says it all about the hypocrisy we are seeing in America. Today, it is ‘Open Season’ on Christians to attack and speak disparagingly. As for Muslims, we must treat them with soft gentle hands as we cannot offend them. (Remember O’Reilly on ‘The View.’) Political Correctness will be the death of our Nation!!!!
It wasn’t Christians who flew planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. It wasn’t a Christian who opened fire on soldiers at Fort Hood. It wasn’t a Christian who recently tried to kill hundreds at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Portland nor a Christian who tried to blow up Time Square in NY.
It was Muslims who were acting on the teachings of Islam.
Islamic Truth (IT) is pleased with the news about Peter King who is to head up the committee on Homeland Security. He announced 19 December that he will hold hearings on Radical Islam in the United States.
The incoming head of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he will hold hearings on what he calls the “radicalization” of some American Muslims.
Rep. Peter King said Sunday that law-enforcement officials around the country have told him that they receive little cooperation from Muslims.
But a spokesman for the Council in American-Islamic Relations said he fears King’s hearings will become an “anti-Muslim witchhunt.”
Ibrahim Hooper said several recent terrorist plots have been foiled because members of the Muslim community did cooperate with law enforcement.
King said in an opinion piece in Sunday’s Newsday that he will do all he can to “drive the public debate” on Islamic radicalization.
The term ‘Islamophobia’ was formed after 9/11 and it is used as the new ‘race card’ in America. The impression from popular media is that Muslims are suffering abuse on every hand. You would think that we are at near epidemic proportions.
Although there is evidence that Muslims have suffered abuse, it is surprising to see how small the numbers really are. This is a story that popular media is not telling. It is another example of why American’s are mistrusting the main stream news sources. It is frustrating when you see the picture of America being painted in a light that you know and feel is not true, but is hard at times to dig up the truth. This is why alternative new sources like this are becoming more and more popular.
According to the FBI hate crime statistics, the abuse of Muslims is very small in America. (As the full numbers of 2010 are not yet published, the most recent report was for the year 2009.)
- Hate Crime Incidents against Muslims = 107
- Hate Crime Incidents against Christians = 89
- Hate Crime Incidents against Jews = 931
The Jews suffered 870% more than Muslims in America. Perhaps the real story is Jewophobia. Another story to report is, who is abusing the Jews and Christians?
It would be great if popular media would tell the true story and report the great ‘restraint’ that America has shown towards Muslims considering the awful attack of 9/11 and the consequent bombardment of threats and attacks from Muslims.
The main stream media gurus have been working on this huge problem of Islamophia. This Islamophobia perhaps ranks with Global Warming; another sensationalism that sells newspapers.
Katie Couric gave a suggestion to reduce the hate towards Muslims that is heaving in America. She called the treatment of Muslims as “seething hatred.” Her suggestion is creating a Muslim kind of ‘Cosby Show.’ Shockingly, her crazy idea is being considered.
She believes that if Muslims become part of popular culture, we can fix this problem of Islamophobia. Her appeal is for America just to get know Muslims more and give them a chance. That is to invite into our living rooms every day a family that will indoctrinate us into Islamic ways.
This just what Muslims would want. They want America to conform to them and not them to conform to us. It seems that Katie is reading from the Muslims Cultural Jihad play book.
Anti-Christian drumbeat loud before Egypt attack
CAIRO (AP) — In the weeks before the New Year’s Day suicide bombing of an Egyptian church, al-Qaida-linked websites carried a how-to manual on “destroying the cross,” complete with videos on how to build a bomb and the locations of churches to target — including the one that was attacked.
They may have found a receptive audience in Alexandria, where increasingly radicalized Islamic hard-liners have been holding weekly anti-Christian demonstrations, filled with venomous slogans against the minority community.
The blast, which struck Saturday as worshipers were leaving midnight Mass at the Mediterranean city’s Saints Church, killed 21 people.
President Hosni Mubarak has accused foreign groups of being behind the attack, which has sparked a wave of angry protests by Christians in Egypt.
But on the ground, investigators are searching in a different direction — scrutinizing homegrown hard-liners, known as Salafis, and the possibility they were inspired by al-Qaida.
Only two or three days before Saturday’s bombing, police arrested several Salafis spreading fliers in Alexandria calling for violence against Christians, a security official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.