Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CAIR Wants Us to Hate CAIR

CAIR's behavior is so odd. There is only one way to understand it. CAIR wants non-Muslims to hate CAIR so CAIR can complain about hate. Here is the latest example of CAIR's irrationality:

A Muslim advocacy group said today that it is asking the FBI to investigate an attack on worshippers outside a Columbus mosque on Friday.

A group of teenage boys threw rocks at the Masjid AsSahaaba mosque, 795 E. Hudson St. in South Linden, hitting one worshipper and breaking mosque windows, in what police said was a “biased attack on Muslim men leaving the mosque after prayer during the Ramadan season.”

Ramadan is a holy month in which Muslims fast during daylight hours and say extended evening prayers at mosques.

The mosque's imam, Abdiiaziz Abdi, and a witness, Robert, who would give only his first name, say the boys were simply looking for trouble. They don't think they were targeted as Muslims.

But Romin Iqbal, staff attorney for the Council on American- Islamic Relations in Ohio says he's asking the FBI to investigate it as a hate crime.

Columbus police are investigating, said spokeswoman Amanda Ford.

The Muslims witness say it was not a hate crime, but what does CAIR do? Demand a hate crime investigation. Based on nothing.

There is certainly nothing lovable about CAIR's behavior.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Abukar Arman and Support for HAMAS

Akubar Arman was a member of the Franklin County, Ohio justice commission which has oversight of homeland security in Franklin County. After Patrick Poole exposed Akubar Arman’s support of HAMAS, the Franklin county officials discovered that Mr. Arman was not a United States citizen and therefore prohibited from serving on the commission.

About the same time, Barbara Carmen, a Columbus Dispatch reporter, wrote an article about how Mr. Arman had been “cleared” of terrorism charges. That was of course absurd, because no one had charged Mr. Arman with any terrorism charges.

There is no doubt that Mr. Arman is a HAMAS supporter. He is not shy about his support having written one or more supportive published articles.

Memo to Barbara Carmen: The Clinton administration accurately identified and designated HAMAS as a terrorist organization. Mr. Arman, therefore, is a supporter of a terrorist organization. That does not mean he is about to strap bombs around his own waist. But if he supports a terrorist organization, he necessarily and logically supports terrorism.

Mr. Arman says it is his constitutional right to free speech to support HAMAS. Maybe so, but speech has consequences. And the consequences of his speech are that he supports terrorism, so I don’t want him anywhere near my government. This is not about hate. It is about right and wrong, and supporting terrorism is wrong.

Message to Muslims: if you support HAMAS, you support terrorism. Conversely, if you wholly reject terrorism, you must wholly reject HAMAS.

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