Skip to comments.Media Campaign in US to Dispel Islamophobia
Posted on 06/21/2006 12:17:58 PM PDT by white trash redneck
A survey conducted by Cornell University recently found that around half of Americans have a negative view of Islam and would like the US government to curtail the political activity of Muslims in the US.
Addressing a press conference at the headquarters of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), Paul Findley, a former US Congressman, said that the cancer of anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic sentiments was spreading in American society and requires corrective measures to stamp out this malaise.
It was also announced that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) would be launching a massive $50 million media campaign involving television, radio and newspapers as part of its five-year program to create a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in the US.
Referring to the anti-Islamic sentiments in the US, Findley said that the campaign was being spearheaded by a tiny but influential section of society, including some politicians, academics and opinion-makers.
Findley commended CAIRs initiative that he said could go a long way toward improving the image of Islam and Muslims, which has been badly dented in part due to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Speaking on his interaction with the US media, Ibrahim Cooper, spokesman for CAIR, said that his own feeling was that American journalists are receptive to issues affecting Muslims. For this reason, nearly all American newspapers, print or online, refrained from reproducing the caricature of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that were at the center of a controversy earlier this year. He said CAIR took advantage of the issue by distributing DVDs free of charge, bringing out a book on the Prophet, and launching an awareness campaign.
All of this had a positive impact, said Cooper.
Parvez Ahmed, CAIR chairman, spoke on what he described as the most vicious attacks on Islam he has ever seen in recent years, adding that the campaign is being orchestrated by a minority fringe element in the US seeking to drive a xenophobic wedge between Muslims and non-Muslims.
He said a minority of Muslim extremists helps perpetuate anti-Muslim sentiment in the US, but that it is wrong for Americans to rush to conclusions based on these groups that have distorted or misinterpreted Quranic text. He compared it to making judgments on Christians based on the Crusades.
Elaborating on the CAIR campaign to dispel misunderstandings of Islam and Muslims, Nihad Awad, CAIR executive director, said that his group proposes to spend $10 million annually for five years in a media campaign. He said that CAIR would also recruit volunteers and produce educational material as part of its initiative.
We are planning to meet Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal for his financial support to our project. He has been generous in the past, he added.
Not a word about the two Heroes who were brutalized, tortured and butchered by the followers of that "Peace-loving" religion, Islam.
So nice to know they really "CAIR."
What was listed were the following:
Court Decision Strips Rights From Foreigners
Pro-Israel Lobby Targets Professor Juan Cole
A: Muslim Youth Camp to Begin Building in July
Muslims, Arab-Americans Sue Over Re-Entry Procedures
Pentagon Calls Song 'Insensitive,' 'Inappropriate'
CAIR: Hate Message Left Near Arizona Mosque
AND THIS IS MY FAVORITE:
CAIR Renews Call to Close Gitmo Prison Camp
We have the right to disagree with any religion.
We have the right to protect our culture from interferance from non conformist foreigners.
We have the right to defend our nation from people who have openly declared us the enemy and say they will kill us if we don't surrender to their wishes.
Who CAIRS what kind of campaign Islam want's to use to promote the disguise of the Devil? They still represent the Devil and we have no choice but to resist their evil intentions.
Love that commercial....
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What needs to be made very clear is CAIR's links to terrorism, and I believe a connection was found with WAMY as well. I'm not going to wait around for these ads before I do something about them.
ibn Talal owns 25%, a voting share, of News Corps.
It's a two step program.
First step is an extensive media campaign.
Second step is to behead anyone who fast forwarded through the pro Islam TV commercial.
Media campaigns are not going to change my views on islam. I'm more interested in seeing muslims controlling the extremists among them.
Of the half who claim they don't have a negative opinion, some are simply bowing down to their PC overlords. The rest are leftist fools who, seeing a sword-wielding muslim and a Bible-wielding Christian bearing down on them from opposite directions, will choose to face down the Christian and will do so right up until the moment their heads go flying off their necks.
As my old friend from long-dead boards, ALOHA RONNIE, likes to say:
Terror Strike Toronto ( Aborted! )-- Click the picture:
...is a Subset of this:
Islam, a Religion of Peace®? ( links, blogs, quips, quotes, aggravating pictures ) is located here- click the Pic, and scroll backwards:
And then, there is this little problem:
"Thunder on the Border," click the picture:
Work backwards on my links to see all the shady left-wing and terrorist-enabling organizations backing this foolishness.
"There's no Second-Place Winner in a Gunfight..."
( Bill Jordan )
From my file, "Fire and Blood and Iron:"
Scroll down to "Fire and Blood and Iron."
Where is CAIR gtting that kind of money from...
Bump for later read.
The new thing is to now call Islamic politics "political Islam." Islam IS political. It governs. It has its own law. There is no apolitical Islam. And Islam in America is unconstitutional. It is the very thing Jefferson feared most.
When you stop and consider that 99.94% of terrorists are Muslims, then you got to think that there is some credence to taking a second look at Muslims.
Still waiting on the Council of American-Islamic Relations to hold a news conference and unequivocally condemn Osama bin Laden and the "holy men" who support him and urge Muslims world-wide to reject him and his teachings.
Love that commercial....
Muslims are religious supremacists in the manner of despicable white supremacist groups, and the Nation of Islam idiots.
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