Muslims 'outraged' over Mecca remarks -While Mohammed Atta's father tells CNN " Muslims are like nuclear bombs which have been activated"
July 20, 2005
MIM: The London bombings elicited nothing more then boilerplate statements with the usual blather about how Islam was the religion of peace while foisting the blame for the attacks on non Muslims. Even more obscene is the total lack of accountabilty being damanded by the press from the Muslim community regarding a response to the remarks by Mohammed Atta's father that he would 'passionately encourage more attacks" and an offer to donate money to terrorists for more attacks like the one London.
This proves that it is not only the terrorists but their families who contribute to a murderous ideology and by extension reveals that the protestations of ignorance on the part of the families of the London suicide bombers are totally false, leading one to the obvious conclusion that the family too should be considered to be accomplices to the attacks. It is also worth noting that there has not been one word of sympathy from any of the terrorists families directed at the victims of the attacks. All of their statements have either been ones of denial or patently ludicrous claims that they had absolutely no inkling of what their husbands and sons were planning to do . Apparently their loved ones sojourn of several months in Pakistan did not register as anything out of the ordinary and they continue to proclaim what wonderful people there relatives were "sound as a pound" is how one uncle jovially described his terrorist nephew.
Contrast the deafening silence on the part of Muslims over Mohammed Atta's fathers remarks that Muslims are like nuclear bombs that have been activated ', and his offer to finance more terrorist attacks, with the outcry over Congressman Tancredo's remark that in the event of a nuclear strike on the US , the country could retaliate by bombing Mecca, which in light of the 9/11 attacks, could be regarded as long overdue. But in the Islamo facist weltaanshauung - whatever Muslims do is justified - but anyone who suggests that infidels practice self defense after being attacked by the harbingers of the religion of peace, must be made to pay for their 'transgression' and submit by showing deference to Islam via a public apology.
MIM:The list of Tancredo's critics reads like a who's who of Saudi funded terrorism supporters in the US.
Others who have criticized Rep. Tom Tancredo's remarks about Muslim holy sites:
• Mohammad Noorzai, coordinator of the Colorado Muslim Council
• The Council on American-Islamic Relations
• U.S. State Department spokesman Adam Ereli
• The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
• The Interfaith Alliance
• Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean
• Online extra: To read a transcript of Tancredo's comments and to listen to the audio, click on Today's links at RockyMountainNews.com.
Muslims question congressman's comment on Mecca
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman who suggested the United States might consider bombing Muslim holy sites, including Mecca, has drawn apology demands from U.S. Muslim and Arab groups but rejected a request to meet with one leading organization.
Rep. Tom Tancredo made the comment on July 14 in answer to a radio host's question about a possible response to any hypothetical nuclear terrorist attack on the United States.
"If this happens in the United States and we determine that it is the result of extremist fundamentalist Muslims, you could take out their holy sites," the Colorado Republican said.
"You're talking about bombing Mecca?" the host asked.
"Yeah," Tancredo responded, according to an audio excerpt posted online by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based group. A spokesman for the congressman confirmed the substance of Tancredo's remarks.
The council called for Tancredo to apologize and said in a statement that council officials were working with leaders of the Colorado Muslim community to set up a meeting with the congressman.
Tancredo's spokesman, Will Adams, said on Wednesday the lawmaker had no plans to meet with the council because "we don't think they reflect the majority moderate Muslim community in the United States." Adams said Tancredo's staff was seeking meetings with "moderate" Muslim groups in Colorado.
The Arab American Institute also called for an apology.
"This kind of speech from an elected official is harmful to the war on terror and does not represent the sentiments of the American people," James Zogby, the Washington-based institute's president, said in a statement. "Irresponsible language such as this only widens the gap between the U.S. and Arab and Muslim world."
Asked if Tancredo planned any further reaction to the response from Muslim and Arab groups, Adams said, "He's not advocating that (a strike on Muslim holy sites) as his policy or U.S policy. I think if he made a mistake in this thing, it was answering an extreme hypothetical."
This is not the first time a U.S. official has touched off controversy by offending Arab- and Muslim-Americans. In 2003, Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin sparked a brief firestorm after making speeches while in uniform that referred to the war on terrorism as a battle with "Satan" and said America had been targeted "because we're a Christian nation."