Skip to comments.CAIR Condemns Israeli 'Massacre' in Gaza (Do I Need to Say It?)
Posted on 12/27/2008 5:06:30 PM PST by The Pack Knight
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today condemned Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that left more than 200 people dead and called the death toll a "massacre carried out using U.S. taxpayer-funded weapons." More than 700 people, including women and children, were injured in the attacks.
SEE: Israeli Strikes Kill 229 in Gaza (Reuters) http://tinyurl.com/9xgjxk
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement:
"Despite the public 'green light' given to the Israeli military by the Bush administration, American Muslims join our fellow citizens who respect international law and the sanctity of human life in repudiating this massacre carried out using U.S. taxpayer-funded weapons.
"It must be clear by now that the only future offered to the Palestinian people by the outgoing administration was one of perpetual subjugation and humiliation at the hands of the Israeli occupiers. Unfortunately, our nation's timid response to this tragic episode will only serve to fuel anti-American sentiments in the Muslim world.
"We therefore call on President-elect Obama to demonstrate his commitment to change our nation's current one-sided Mideast policy by speaking out now in favor of peace and justice for all parties to this decades-long conflict.
"We also call on world leaders to take direct action to end Israel's counterproductive and wildly disproportionate attacks and to end the humanitarian siege of Gaza, which led to the recent breakdown of the ceasefire."
CAIR noted that the European Union (EU), Russia, the UN Secretary-General, the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and other international bodies are all urging Israel to end it attacks.
Middle East envoy Tony Blair deplored the "tragic of loss of life," while French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned Israel's "disproportionate use of force."
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said the Israeli attacks were "inflicting an unacceptable toll on Palestinian civilians and will only worsen the humanitarian crisis as well as complicate the search for a peaceful solution."
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Finally, my tax dollars being put to good use. Doesn't happen very often.
CAIR is evil.
CAIR definitely shows its bias.
Oh, to be God just for 2 minutes. Just 2 minutes. Bye-bye, CAIR! (Lightning, smoke rising) Bye-bye Mecca! Bye-bye Medina! *boom*
I think all of the CAIR members in the US should go to Gaza to check this situation out first hand. Then they can STFU and stay there!!
I agree -- our response was timid. We should've lent the Israelis some B-52s for the operation.
BOMB, BOMB, BOMB, BOMB BOMB IRAN
As Emporer Palpatine (sp?) was heard to say, “Wipe them out.”
The Palestooges, I mean.
I’ve had it with these idiots. They didn’t want peace, now let them be broken into pieces.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
CAIR considers rocket attacks on Israeli civilians “legal resistance.”
CAIR Condemns Jewish ‘Massacre’ in Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Innocent Nazis shot from windows while trying to enforce the law.
Anti-Semitism relies heavily on anti-semantics.
Council on American Islamist Relations
Islamists need be killed en masse. And I’m afraid that every muslim is ultimately an islamist.
Oh, and I suppose the katyushas are what? Fireworks???
Yes B. Hussein, I'd love to hear what you really think.
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