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Pimping for The Profit : CAIR and the ADC : Islamist attacks which affect Arab countries "are starting to annoy alot of people "
The spinmeisters of CAIR and the ADC whirl like derwishes using the Berg beheading and the Koran to promote Islam as a 'religion of peace'
May 14, 2004
MIM: As usual CAIR-The Council on Arab Islamic Relations aka The Council on Arab Islamic Radicals,and the ADC,the Arab American anti Defamation Committtee reveal their cynical exploitative agendas and sociopathic "weltaanshaung".
CAIR's and the ADC'ss only concerns are to spin a story so that it involves some form of Muslim victimisation, and a lucrative "civil rights" shakedown.
The Saudi funded Hamas front group and defenders of Hizbollah at CAIR and the ADC are getting their keffiyahs in a twist about the wider public acknowledgment that there is indeed a link between Islam and terrorism which might make people suspicious as to their own Islamist agenda.
Hooper states that Muslims are only concerned about terrorism is because of the recent attacks in Arab countries, and because it makes Muslims look bad .
Note that CAIR's announced petition doesn't condemn terror but aims to "dissasociate Islam from the acts of a few Muslims"...and to show that "we reject the linkage between Islam and terrorism."
"He (Ibish) said he expects a good response to CAIR's petition drive: "The attacks in Riyadh, in Morocco, in Amman and in Syria are really starting to annoy a lot of people who might have shrugged or might not have cared so much."
Hooper urged Muslims to sign the petition in order to "reject the linkage between Islam and terrorism"
As anti CAIR points out below the petition failed to mention any militant Islamic group by name. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Muslim Group Launches 'Not in the Name of Islam' Petition Drive By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Morning Editor May 14, 2004
(Editor's note: Corrects quotation attribution in second half of story; Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR and Hussein Ibish of the American Arab Anti-Discrimation Committee both spoke to Fox News on Thursday.)
(CNSNews.com) - The Council on American-Islamic relations, which describes itself as an Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, says it has launched an online petition drive "to help correct misperceptions of Islam" -- and to clarify Islam's stance on religiously-motivated terror.
CAIR said its "Not in the Name of Islam" petition drive aims to disassociate the faith of Islam from the violent acts of a few Muslims.
The petition, aimed at Muslims worldwide, states:
We, the undersigned Muslims, wish to state clearly that those who commit acts of terror, murder and cruelty in the name of Islam are not only destroying innocent lives, but are also betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent. No injustice done to Muslims can ever justify the massacre of innocent people, and no act of terror will ever serve the cause of Islam. We repudiate and dissociate ourselves from any Muslim group or individual who commits such brutal and un-Islamic acts. We refuse to allow our faith to be held hostage by the criminal actions of a tiny minority acting outside the teachings of both the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
The petition includes the following passage from the Quran: "Oh you who believe, stand up firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even if it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be against rich or poor; for God can best protect both. Do not follow any passion, lest you not be just. And if you distort or decline to do justice, verily God is well-acquainted with all that you do." (Quran 4:135)
CAIR said its petition drive follows the videotaped beheading of an American civilian in Iraq -- and event that "shocked television viewers worldwide," it noted.
"We hope this effort will demonstrate once and for all that Muslims in America and throughout the Islamic world reject violence committed in the name of Islam," said CAIR Board Chairman Omar Ahmad.
"People of all faiths must do whatever they can to help end the downward spiral of mutual hostility and hatred that is engulfing our world."
Not connected to murdering thugs
In an interview on Fox News's Neil Cavuto show on Thursday, CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said he hopes Muslims from around the world will go to the CAIR website to sign the petition and say, "We reject the linkage between Islam and terrorism." He said it's too early to know what kind of response the petition drive will generate.
Appearing along with Hooper on Cavuto's show, Hussein Ibish, a spokesman for the Arab-American Anti Discrimination Committee, said the people his group represents are proud Americans. "We're not connected in any way to these murdering thugs."
He said he expects a good response to CAIR's petition drive: "The attacks in Riyadh, in Morocco, in Amman and in Syria are really starting to annoy a lot of people who might have shrugged or might not have cared so much."
Ibish agreed that the Muslims -- particularly the Arab world -- must speak with a more unified voice in condemning terrorist violence.
He said the problem is that America tends to be "insular."
"We just don't hear things people are saying sometimes because the cultural power of our country is such that the information flows out much more easily than it comes in. But I do think there has to be a much more concerted effort to stigmatize and eradicate this kind of extremist politics. And I think you're starting to see real trends in that direction."
CAIR has been criticized, most recently by syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, for failing to condemn Muslim fanatics. Daniel Pipes, director of the Bush administration's Middle East Forum and author of Militant Islam Reaches America, has called the group "radical to the core."
Anti CAIR's comments re: CAIR Ibrahim Hooper's claim that terrorism is "starting to annoy alot of people" and "wonders if Ibish would speak to the families of 9/11 victims to see how annoyed they were".
On May 13, 2004, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued an action alert calling on Muslims to sign a petition disassociating the faith of Islam from the violent acts of a few Muslims.
How nice. CAIR is finally condemning militant Islamist terrorism? Well…not exactly. They are inviting Muslims to sign the petition and the petition fails to mention even one militant Islamist terrorist or group by name.
Just why cannot CAIR bring themselves to ever condemn a militant Islamist or an Islamist terror group by name?
CNSNEWS put out an interesting story about this issue. Hussein Ibish, spokesman for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee was on Fox News's Neil Cavuto show this past Thursday, along with CAIR's Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper. Ibish had this to say:
"The attacks in Riyadh, in Morocco, in Amman and in Syria are really starting to annoy a lot of people who might have shrugged or might not have cared so much."
We find it absolutely incredible that a spokesperson for a major Islamic group in the United States would say that the terror-murders of innocent people is starting "to annoy a lot people". What does he mean by his statement? The terror-murders of Muslims by militant Islamists is "annoying"? No, "annoying" is when mosquitoes invade your pic-nic. We can think of many words to describe militant-Islamist terror-murders and "annoying" isn't on the list.
We wonder: would Ibish like to speak to the families of 9-11 and see how "annoyed" they are? "Annoyed", indeed!
…once again, we gain further insight into the mind of militant Islam.