Leaving Islam



Should Americans Care About CAIR?

By  Barbara J. Stock


The first attack on American soil by Islamic terrorists was the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center .  On 9/11, Islamic terrorists had hoped to kill 40,000 people. The 1993 attack was a dry run that did not give them the bang for their buck.  Only six Americans lost their lives that day.  It was a great disappointment to the terrorists.  Cyanide was in the van that was blown up in the basement parking garage of the WTC that day, but the extreme heat of the fire destroyed the poisonous gas before it killed anyone.  It was a failed experiment.  But the Islamics learned from their mistake.  

The Islamic cat was out of the bag and so it should surprise no one that in 1994, CAIR—the Council on American/Islamic Relations—was born.  It’s called damage control.  Islam needed it, badly.  Bill Clinton was able to take some of the heat off of Islam for the 1993 attack on our soil by calling it a “crime” and not what it actually was—a bold Islamic attack on American soil.  

When one visits the CAIR website, it seems quite wonderful.  CAIR only wants equality, justice, peace, and mutual understanding.  Isn’t that what all good people want?   

Two statements from its “Mission Statement” appear to be quite straight-forward:  “CAIR condemns all acts of violence against civilians by any individual, group or state” and “CAIR advocates dialogue between faith communities both in America and worldwide.”  

All is not as it seems, however.  First, one must understand “Islamaspeak.”   

In the first statement is the word, “civilian.”  What we Americans see as a civilian is not always what Islamics see as civilians.   

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi states that anyone who gets in the way of his great plan and holy jihad, civilian or soldier, will be eliminated.  Omar Bakri Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the British extremist sect al-Muhajiroun, stated that killing women and children in Britain would be justified because he believes British soldiers have murdered women and children in Iraq .  

Hashemi-Rafsanjani, a ruling cleric in Iran , stated that a Muslim country should drop a nuke on Israel , assuring his fellow terrorists that only Israel would be destroyed.  It’s obvious Mr. Rafsanjani doesn’t know much about nuclear weapons.  Is Israel filled with civilians?  Of course it is, but not if you are Muslim.  Every Jew in Israel is a legitimate target because they are “occupying” Muslim land. Islam seems to forget that Jews have lived there for 4000 years.  

In 1994, CAIR coordinated meetings for Bassam Alamoush, a Jordanian Islamic militant who told a Chicago audience that killing Jews was "a good deed."    

A Saudi cleric gave permission to bin Laden to use a nuclear bomb in an American city but only as a “measure of reciprocity.” Has America dropped a nuke on an Islamic country and no one has reported it?  

Often in Islam, anything is justified because it says, “They did it first.”  A “civilian” is a legitimate target because he supports the evil government of his country.  Americans re-elected George Bush therefore, we are no longer “civilians.”  

In all fairness, these men are all terrorists or radicals.  CAIR implies it don’t support such men.  So what do the members of CAIR have to say about justice, equality, religious freedom, and terrorists?  

Ghassan Elashi, founder of the Texas Chapter of CAIR, was convicted on 21 counts of laundering and funneling money to known terrorist groups.  

Then there is this outrageous statement from Omar Ahmad, co-founder of CAIR:  "Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America , and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."  

While professing religious tolerance and understanding around the world, Nihad Awad, CAIR’s executive director, was outraged when he received word that Christian aid workers dared hand out literature about Christianity to the tsunami victims.  He said, "Just when our nation's image in the Islamic world was improving as a result of the outpouring of American aid in the tsunami disaster area, we hear from those who would exploit the tragedy to advance their own extremist agenda…"  

Just to refresh your memory, one of the mission statements of CAIR is to promote justice and mutual understanding in America and around the world.  In practice, CAIR will cram Islam down the throats of Christian Americans, using our freedoms and laws to protect it and Christians shall never, ever attempt to teach Christianity to any Muslim.  That is an “extremist agenda.”  CAIR does not consider its plan to replace our Constitution with the Quran extreme, however.  

CAIR does not recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization even though Hamas is responsible for numerous attacks on Israeli civilians.  Dancing on the head of a pin, CAIR reverts to the “legitimate resistance to Israeli occupation" excuse to overlook the bus bombings and the killing of children in an ice cream shop.  There is that “who we see as a civilian is not who Islam sees as a civilian” loophole again.  All can be justified in Islam.  It’s just a matter of what the definition of “civilian” is.  

What is CAIR’s purpose?  Perhaps this statement from CAIR spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper, gives us a clue:  "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future...But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."   

While CAIR may not carry out attacks on America with bombs or missiles, its cause is quite obvious and its goal is very clear:  the United States of Islam.  Personally, I like my country the way it is right now—mostly Christian and free.  

There is hope that our government is waking up to the double-speak of CAIR.  A conference in Spain to explore ways to deal with religious intolerance is CAIR-free.  Kamal Nawash, president of the Free Muslim Coalition, is on the government’s list to represent America .  Dr. Imam Khaleel Mohammed, a friend of Mr. Nawash, has this to say about CAIR:  “…these organizations stand up and preach to the press how opposed they are to terrorism-and since, unlike Kamal Nawash, I do not have the necessity to be politically correct, I can mention bloody names, and I can call names and I call names like CAIR and MAS.  They stand up and preach hypocrisy...”  

Honesty is refreshing, isn’t it? 






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