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CAIR: Remove ‘Islamist Extremism,’ ‘Jihadism’ From 9/11 Museum Video
CNSNews ^ | May 13, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 05/13/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT by jazusamo

911 museum
The 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion,
seen in the left of this picture, will open
to the public on May 21, 2014.
(Photo: National September 11 Memorial Museum)

(CNSNews.com) – Days before the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens in New York, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is stepping up its campaign to urge organizers to edit a video presentation on al-Qaeda, to remove terms such as “Islamist extremism” and “jihadism.”

An earlier CAIR initiative – a letter last month co-signed by several other Muslim and Arab-American organizations, complaining to museum directors about what they called “academically controversial terminology” – met with no success.

On Monday CAIR’s New York chapter began asking “all Americans” to lobby national and New York leaders on the issue.

A “click and send” letter made available by the chapter calls for the short video entitled “The Rise of Al-Qaeda” to be edited to remove “anti-Islamic terminology,” before the museum opens to the public next Wednesday.

The appeal is addressed to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, who represents lower Manhattan.

CAIR said in a statement that the use in the video of terms like “Islamist extremism” and “jihadism” – and the “generalizing” way in which they are used – “conflate Islam and terrorism and carry the risk of misinforming museum visitors, particularly those unfamiliar with Islam.”

“After repeated requests to correct misrepresentations, the film ignorantly implies a religion, rather than a group of criminals, was to blame for the September 11 attacks,” said CAIR-NY board member Zead Ramadan. “Instead of unifying all Americans against evil-doers, this film continues to offensively cast suspicion on faith rather address the terrorist act.”

The New York Times reported last month that the museum’s interfaith advisory group, after viewing the seven minute-long video, pressed for it to be edited, to no avail.

It quoted the president of the foundation overseeing the memorial and museum, Joseph C. Daniels, as saying, “From the very beginning, we had a very heavy responsibility to be true to the facts, to be objective, and in no way smear an entire religion when we are talking about a terrorist group.”

In a letter to museum directors dated April 21, members of the advisory group reiterated their earlier expressed concerns that “given the content of the video, museum visitors who do not have a very sophisticated understanding of the issues could easily come away equating al-Qaeda with Islam generally.”

The group’s members asked again for the video to be edited. If that was not possible, they asked for a disclaimer or statement to be included at the beginning of the film, or displayed prominently at the site of the presentation in the museum.

They suggested that it say something like: “This video in no way intends to imply that the vast majority of Muslims agree with or support the attacks perpetrated by the members of al-Qaeda. Most Muslim leaders and Muslim organizations worldwide have disavowed the ideology and actions of Al Qaeda. The Museum’s documentation of Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism should not be mistaken for any implicit or explicit justification for racial, religious or ethnic profiling.”

On Thursday the museum and memorial will begin a six-day “dedication period,” open to 9/11 families and survivors, 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders from agencies that lost members in the 9/11 attacks, and lower Manhattan residents and business owners. It then opens to the general public on May 21.

The museum’s website includes a question-and-answer section.

An entry entitled, “What is an Islamist extremist?” states: “‘Islamists’ see Islam as a guiding ideology for politics and the organization of society. That is, they believe that strict adherence to religious law should be the sole basis for a country’s law, as well as its cultural and social life. While some Muslims believe this, many do not. Islamist extremists believe violence is acceptable to achieve these ends. al-Qaeda is one of many Islamist extremist groups.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911museum; cair; jihadism; radicaklislam; terrorism
In the last few years CAIR has been shown to support terrorists and support them monetarily.

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

AMERICANS: CAIR, please take your sorry Muslim *sses back to the desert and then shove yourselves up them.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 9:24:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo
I'm down with calling Jihadism a central tenet of mainstream Islam.

It's really not an extremist position.

3 posted on 05/13/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo
CAIR: Remove ‘Islamist Extremism,’ ‘Jihadism’ From 9/11 Museum Video

No. Sod off. Now go and drink some camel piss.

4 posted on 05/13/2014 9:26:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jazusamo

Allowing CAIR to operate in this country is akin to having an active Nazi party in the U.S. during WWII


5 posted on 05/13/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: jazusamo

How about we remove Islamist Extremism and Jihadism from the face of the earth?


6 posted on 05/13/2014 9:27:27 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: jazusamo

FUCAIR.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: jazusamo

Make it simply Islam. Radical Islam is redundant.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Westbrook
Allowing CAIR to operate in this country is akin to having an active Nazi party in the U.S. during WWII

Very much worth repeating.

9 posted on 05/13/2014 9:29:57 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

CAIR shows it’s true colors by dismissing the terrorists as “criminals” and not at least going with the accepted mainstream notion that the were religious zealots.

In doing this, CAIR turns itself into the exact caracature of what reasonably knowlegable people accuse it of being.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 9:32:22 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Lazamataz

“Now go and drink some camel piss.”

Make that SOUR camel piss, and you have a Middle East delight...at least, I would be delighted if they would drink it.

The Koran - handbook for Islamic extremists and jihadism. If you read it with a critical eye, no Muslim would ever be mistaken for a good, kind and just person.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 9:34:22 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: tanknetter

Moderate Muzzie:
Dead or out of ammo.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 9:34:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: jazusamo

Were it not for ‘jihad’;there would be no 9/11 as we know it.
Pray the ‘reason-capable’ do not get weary, because these jihad-lovers, will never tire per their efforts to have 9/11 ‘their way’.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT by cricket
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14 posted on 05/13/2014 9:35:12 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Da Coyote
I second that emotion. And if these muzzies offer any resistance, let's have some military vets of wars past show them just what we do when encountering the enemy...we kill em’ dead. We the People must stand up for what we believe in.
15 posted on 05/13/2014 9:37:00 AM PDT by itssme
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To: jazusamo

Yeah? Keep prodding the giant. This time it won’t be two cities, it will be a few countries.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 9:43:03 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: jazusamo
CAIR: Remove ‘Islamist Extremism,’ ‘Jihadism’ From 9/11 Museum Video

I'm fine with meeting them halfway... We'll keep the 'Islamist' and remove 'extremism'.

17 posted on 05/13/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: jazusamo

We should remove CAIR from America instead and deport that creep “Ibrahim” Hooper.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 9:55:53 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: jazusamo

Why does anybody actually listen to CAIR or give a damn what they think?


19 posted on 05/13/2014 9:57:41 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: jazusamo

Very fascist of “cair”. Screw ‘em.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 9:57:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Lazamataz

No, I agree with CAIR. We should remove the terms.

Replace ‘Islamic extremist’ with ‘run of the mill Islamist’

Seems appropriate to me...


21 posted on 05/13/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: jazusamo

Hey, CAIR... I lost a relative on 9/11. Just shut yer yappers if you know what’s good for you.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ZULU
deport that creep “Ibrahim” Hooper.

Absolutely, well said.

23 posted on 05/13/2014 10:01:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Bump and sorry to hear that.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“Remove terms such as “Islamist extremism” and “jihadism.”
_____________________________________________________________

We wouldn’t have/need a memorial without these factions.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 10:04:11 AM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
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To: Paladin2

yup, just declare them normal muslims doing what they normally do. add in benghazi and the latest boko haram incident.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 10:07:21 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jazusamo

islamist enemies of the United States.

It’s going to be us or them eventually. Hope our faith is strong enough.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

so 9/11 was Pilot Error ?


28 posted on 05/13/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: jazusamo

If any concession is made to CAIR with regards to these preposterous demands we must then insist that all references to Christianity be removed from any museum display which concerns the Crusades.

To say that Christianity was in any way responsible for the violence of the Crusades is hate speech.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 11:10:31 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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30 posted on 05/13/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: molson209

When and where did I ever say that?

???????


31 posted on 05/13/2014 12:40:45 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jazusamo
On Monday CAIR’s New York chapter began asking “all Americans” to lobby national and New York leaders on the issue.

Oh yes!
I totally agree; most Americans must be willing and able to write up a storm. It is essential.
But not in the way CAIR and company see it.
The documentary film should be modified.

A brief statement should be added either at the beginning or at the end, as follows :

"Certain segments of American Society do not accept the separation of civil and religious authority. Nor do they accept that reality and cognitive dissonance exist.
Their objection to this documentary is duly noted.
"

Now, can someone wiser than me suggest to whom and where these letters should be addressed?

32 posted on 05/13/2014 1:26:50 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: jazusamo
CAIR said in a statement that the use in the video of terms like “Islamist extremism” and “jihadism” – and the “generalizing” way in which they are used – “conflate Islam and terrorism and carry the risk of misinforming museum visitors, particularly those unfamiliar with Islam.”

That's like mindlessly suggesting that asserting that there is a definite link between chickens and eggs, is conflating something transcendentally a fallacy.

33 posted on 05/13/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: tanknetter
CAIR shows it’s true colors by dismissing the terrorists as “criminals” and not at least going with the accepted mainstream notion that the were religious zealots.

Why should we expect more from our Mass Murdering Muslim enemies than we expect from our (twice) elected undocumented president?

34 posted on 05/13/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Little Ray
Why does anybody actually listen to CAIR or give a damn what they think?

Specially when we know that they are virtually totally funded by a hostile foreign country, Saudi Arabia, with funds laundered through a few "laundries" worldwide?

CAIR Fake Membership

And then there's this. Full documentation inside.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

35 posted on 05/13/2014 1:46:12 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: publius911
Sorry about the bad link.
Working on finding a working version.
36 posted on 05/13/2014 1:50:31 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: publius911

CAIR Fake Membership

The resource cannot be found.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 1:58:59 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Hey, CAIR... I lost a relative on 9/11. Just shut yer yappers if you know what’s good for you.

I am very much surprised, given the number affected on 9/11, that CAIR HQ, Hooper, or both have not had any "accidents".

38 posted on 05/13/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: publius911
Sorry. Here we go.

CAIR Fake Membership

39 posted on 05/13/2014 2:06:31 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Westbrook
Allowing CAIR to operate in this country is akin to having an active Nazi party in the U.S. during WWII

And their mosques are effectively military bases on our soil.

40 posted on 05/13/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#hashtagline)
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To: JimRed
CAIR Fake Membership
The resource cannot be found.

See Post #36

: )

41 posted on 05/13/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Disambiguator
See also :

Mark Steyn on Alms for Jihad

Very few people were stubborn enough to get a copy of this book after it was "banned." I did.

And today, a determined enough person with a little caution, can download a PDF version in PDF format from a P2P site.

Happy hunting!

P911

42 posted on 05/13/2014 2:17:02 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: jazusamo

I would satisfy their wishes, and remove “islamic extremists.” Then I would replace it with something like, “This is what mail-line islam is capable of.”

The world doesn’t have an Arab problem. The world has an islam problem.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: publius911

It only took me a few minutes to find a pdf of “Alms For Jihad” online, it’s worth seeking out.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:45 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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