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Radicals on the Hill (CAIR)
The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2007 | Editorial

Posted on 03/15/2007 11:17:06 AM PDT by jazusamo

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) doesn't have much tolerance for a robust media. Legitimate reporters and editors in America disdain propaganda as news, and politicians, advocates, churchmen, celebrities and just about everybody else of whatever stripe understands that. This is a lesson our Muslim brothers will learn sooner or later as they become accustomed to life in America.

CAIR summoned reporters to its Capitol Hill headquarters to announce that a group of imams are filing suit against US Airways and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission, claiming that the "flying imams" were barred from a flight last November "on the basis of their perceived race, religion, color, ethnicity, alienate, ancestry and national origin." CAIR employed Martin Luther King's language from the civil-rights struggle to suggest that the imams were victims of stereotyping and mistreatment. "When anyone's rights are diminished, the rights of all Americans are threatened," said CAIR Director Nihad Awad. Fair enough as rhetoric, we suppose, though Dr. King never tried to use the rituals of his faith to intimidate anyone.

CAIR and the "flying imams" are unhappy with this newspaper's coverage of the incident,...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: cair; flyingimams; islam; jihadinamerica; muhammadsminions

1 posted on 03/15/2007 11:17:11 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
This is a lesson our Muslim brothers will learn sooner or later as they become accustomed to life in America.

They're not interested in learning this lesson. They want to change America so that it corresponds to their own notion of what life should be like.

2 posted on 03/15/2007 11:24:18 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: jazusamo
"The way to stop unfavorable coverage is to straighten up and fly right. Shooting the messenger, as any successful American advocacy group could tell them, never works."

The islam-o-pigs will shoot the messenger, because that does work. See Britain and France.

3 posted on 03/15/2007 11:29:40 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: jazusamo

I say we treat them like this:

Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal. It is punishable by death for a non-mulsim to enter the "holy" muslim cities of Medina and Mecca.

Yemen - Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims and forbids conversions. The Government does not allow the building of new non-Muslim places of worship.

Kuwait - Registration and licensing of religious groups. Members of religions not sanctioned in the Koran may not build places of worship. Prohibits organized religious education for religions other than Islam.

Egypt - Islam is the official state religion and primary source of legislation. Accordingly, religious practices that conflict with Islamic law are prohibited. Muslims may face legal problems if they convert to another faith. Requires non-Muslims to obtain what is now a presidential decree to build a place of worship.

Algeria - The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Non-Islamic proselytizing is illegal, and the Government restricts the importation of non-Islamic literature for distribution. The country has passed the "Regulation of Religious Practice" law, which stipulates a punishment of two to five years' imprisonment and heavy fines for anyone convicted of urging a Muslim to change his religion.

Syria - The constitution requires the president to be a Muslim and specifies that Islamic jurisprudence is a principal source of legislation. Sharing your Christian faith is discouraged as "posing a threat to the relations among religious groups" and carries a penalty of up to life in prison. A Christian is not allowed to proselytize – ever. Churches who want to hold an extra service must get a government permit. Sermons are routinely monitored, as is church fundraising.

Jordan - Has the death penalty for any Muslim selling land to a Jew.

Sudan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death.

Pakistan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims. Christians regularly put in prison for charges of blasphemy. Islam is the state religion, and in a court of law the testimony of a Christian carries less weight than that of a Muslim. Section 295(c) of the Penal Code calls for a death sentence for anyone who defiles the name of the Prophet Muhammad and requires the testimony of four Muslims for a conviction. This fosters an environment in which Muslims can feel free to use intimidation and violence against religious minorities for personal gain.

Qatar - Islamic instruction is compulsory in public schools. The government regulates the publication, importation, and distribution of non-Islamic religious literature. The government continues to prohibit proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims.

Malaysia - Under Malaysian law, any convert to Christianity must apply to a shariah (Muslim law) court to legally renounce Islam. Many Christians prefer to remain silent converts rather than take their battle to the shariah courts, where apostasy or conversion out of Islam is punishable by whipping, fines, imprisonment and--in the most extreme application--death.

The Maldives - In the island paradise visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year, Christianity is simply not tolerated. While local Christians – said to number around 300 out of a total population of 300,000 – do get together to worship, they do so at the risk of imprisonment or worse if discovered by the Muslim authorities. Bibles are banned, and tourists can be arrested for trying to bring them into the country.

4 posted on 03/15/2007 11:31:30 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: jazusamo
CAIR's having a field day with the Dems in charge......
5 posted on 03/15/2007 11:55:07 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: b4its2late

I'm afraid you're right, hopefully it's short lived.

6 posted on 03/15/2007 12:02:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (
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To: jazusamo

I think the editors goofed big time in editing this editorial. I've read it twice now and it seems never to mention that principle fact on which the whole thing is based: that Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson was barred from entering CAIR's press conference!

7 posted on 03/15/2007 1:34:31 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Stultis

You're absolutely right, it doesn't mention they were barred from the news conference and I didn't know they were until you just brought it out.

8 posted on 03/15/2007 1:46:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (
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To: jazusamo
Related thread....

House Republicans Don't Want Muslim Group Using Capitol Conference Room [CAIR.........]

9 posted on 03/15/2007 1:48:21 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Thanks for the link. It looks like the Times really ticked off CAIR. GOOD!

10 posted on 03/15/2007 1:56:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (
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To: jazusamo
This WT story may have been the impetus....

CAIR OK'd to meet in Capitol

They've got some good eggs at that paper :)

11 posted on 03/15/2007 2:05:18 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: jazusamo; happygrl; PhilDragoo
Dial 1 800 Radicals on the Hill...

Excerpt from Militant Islam

Saudi Prince pledged to fund Jihad by Da'wa :Gives ADC, CAIR , AAI and 'other groups' money to "acheive common goal"

July 5, 2005.....Below His Royal 'Heinous' Prince Alwaleed "shares a joke" with former ADC president James Abourzek.

Hug a Wahhabi : Prince Alwaleed got up close and personal with Franklin Roosevelt's grandson and had a pat on the back for John Conyers.

"Our relationship with the American people, indeed our image in America, cannot be allowed to fluctuate in tandem with the rise and fall in the price of a barrel of oil," said Prince Alwaleed. "We had to help enlighten Americans and Europeans about our history, culture, religion and values, and at the same time to inform in a systematic way our own people, especially the young, about the west."

An Israeli military-intelligence analysis of the most recent payment schedule ($545,000 paid out via the local branch office of the Arab Bank to the families of 102 Palestinians who died in 2001), spelled out in chilling detail the biographies of 36 of the Palestinian "victims." Eight of them were identified by name in the Saudi documents as suicide bombers. The other 28 were Hamas, Fatah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad military commanders and activists directly involved in planning or executing terrorist attacks.
The documents establish clearly that the Saudi money flowed from several sources, all of them closely tied to (and in some cases directly controlled by) senior members of the Saudi royal family. The main source of funding was the Saudi Committee for Support of the Intifada, a governmental agency run by Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. The Saudi Embassy in Washington boasted that the committee had raised more than $109.56 million for "Palestinian martyrs" during a three-day telethon in April. The biggest single donor was Alwaleed bin Talal, who pledged $27 million, including 100 deluxe four-wheel-drive vehicles — gifts that certainly would come in handy to impoverished families out shopping in refugee camps.
This is the same billionaire prince whose offer of $10 million to the city of New York was rejected by mayor Rudy Giuliani after the prince urged the United States to drop its support for Israel. Saudi King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah each pledged more than $1 million to the committee during the telethon, and King Fahd's wife, Princess Johara bint Ibrahim al-Ibrahim, pledged an additional $800,000.

12 posted on 03/15/2007 2:55:37 PM PDT by Parrot_was_devastating
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To: Parrot_was_devastating

As I was saying... Filthy Arab Money.

13 posted on 03/15/2007 5:30:05 PM PDT by happygrl
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