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Ann Coulter Says Muslims "Smell Bad"; US Muslim Group Demands Media Reject Her
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Posted on 03/11/2004 11:20:47 AM PST by GulliverSwift

Ann Coulter Says Muslims 'Smell Bad'; CAIR: Media Should Reject Commentator's Bigotry

3/10/2004 3:34:00 PM


WASHINGTON, March 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on major media outlets to end their association with a controversial conservative pundit who recently suggested that Muslims "smell bad." The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said syndicated columnist Ann Coulter, who frequently appears as a guest on cable news programs, made that Islamophobic remark in a recent commentary on Mel Gibson's new film "The Passion of the Christ."

Coulter wrote: "Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity (as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more along the lines of 'kill everyone who doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to the name Mohammed'). She also referred to: "(The Prophet) Muhammad's many specific instructions to kill non-believers whenever possible."

SEE: "THE PASSION OF THE LIBERAL" http://www.townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/ac20040304.shtml

"We believe strongly in freedom of speech and support Ann Coulter's right to hold even bigoted and hate-filled views," said CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed. "But credible media outlets should not associate themselves with or serve to legitimize such overt racism and Islamophobia." Ahmed called on newspapers that publish Coulter's column and on cable news channels that invite her as a guest commentator to reconsider promoting someone who spreads virulent hatred and intolerance.

Coulter has made a number of similarly anti-Muslim comments since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Immediately following the attacks, she suggested that "we should invade their (Muslim) countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Coulter wrote in Worldnetdaily.com: "While Judaism and Christianity begin with the Creation, Islam reveres a God who creates nothing."

When asked whether she would recommend "Muslim-free air travel," Coulter said: "This is my idea...I think airlines ought to start advertising: 'We have the most civil rights lawsuits brought against us by Arabs.'" When asked how Muslims would travel, she responded: "They could use flying carpets." (Guardian, 5/17/03) Coulter also referred to Middle Easterners as "camel riding nomads" and said Egyptians have an "aversion to bathing."

CAIR is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group.

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NOTE: CAIR offers an e-mail list designed to be a journalist's window to the American Muslim community. To SUBSCRIBE to ISLAM- INFONET, go to: http://cair.biglist.com/islam-infonet/

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KEYWORDS: achillwind; anncoulter; anncoulterbashing; boycott; cair; censorship; coulter; islamofascists; liberals; mediabias; muslims; whiners
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If you want to contact the liberal Muslim group, here it is:

Contact: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: cair@cair-net.org; or Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org

CAIR offers an e-mail list designed to be a journalist's window to the American Muslim community

They're media whores, just like her. Of course, in their religion, whores get stoned.

such overt racism and Islamophobia

How pathetic, they use homo lobby catch phrases. What whiners.

"We're don't come out of the closet because of you Islamophobs."

1 posted on 03/11/2004 11:20:51 AM PST by GulliverSwift
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To: GulliverSwift
Maybe they should just take a bath.
2 posted on 03/11/2004 11:22:20 AM PST by HELLRAISER II (Give us another tax break Mr. President)
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To: GulliverSwift
US Moslems should simply take more baths or put on more colone!
3 posted on 03/11/2004 11:23:47 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: GulliverSwift
Freedom of speech is okay. Just make sure no one is able to hear what she has to say. (Allah said so)
4 posted on 03/11/2004 11:24:06 AM PST by cynicom
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To: GulliverSwift
Well...... I think she made some valid points.

And don't EVEN start with me today!

5 posted on 03/11/2004 11:24:06 AM PST by nobody_knows (It's the national security, and future supreme court appointments STUPID!)
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To: GulliverSwift
Ouch!! The truth really hurts.
6 posted on 03/11/2004 11:25:40 AM PST by libstripper
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To: GulliverSwift
Did you just call Ann Coulter a whore?
Say it ain't so.
7 posted on 03/11/2004 11:27:01 AM PST by Hanging Chad
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To: GulliverSwift
Can I be the first psychophobe ? I guess we need to know if they are, in fact, adverse to bathing...but then the truth can be so inconvienent to PC speak.
8 posted on 03/11/2004 11:27:34 AM PST by abovethefray
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To: HELLRAISER II
"Maybe they should just take a bath."

LoL.

Maybe they should just get out of our country.

9 posted on 03/11/2004 11:27:55 AM PST by chronotrigger (dick cheney: "get n me belly.")
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To: GulliverSwift
Only one way to settle this dispute. Send our professional "fish smellers" to middle eastern countries, smell a representative sampling of people and report the results. Those are hot countries with a lot of impoverished people who have no indoor plumbing, including showers. What are the odds here?
10 posted on 03/11/2004 11:28:58 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: GulliverSwift
Have you ever smelled their left hand?
11 posted on 03/11/2004 11:29:50 AM PST by Hunble
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To: nobody_knows
Here is the article in question:

The passion of the liberal

Ann Coulter
March 4, 2004

In the dozens and dozens of panic-stricken articles the New York Times has run on Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ," the unavoidable conclusion is that liberals haven't the vaguest idea what Christianity is. The Times may have loopy ideas about a lot of things, but at least when they write about gay bathhouses and abortion clinics, you get the sense they know what they're talking about.

But Christianity just doesn't ring a bell. The religion that has transformed Western civilization for two millennia is a blank slate for liberals. Their closest reference point is "conservative Christians," meaning people you're not supposed to hire. And these are the people who carp about George Bush's alleged lack of "intellectual curiosity."

The most amazing complaint, championed by the Times and repeated by all the know-nothing secularists on television, is that Gibson insisted on "rubbing our faces in the grisly reality of Jesus' death." The Times was irked that Gibson "relentlessly focused on the savagery of Jesus' final hours" – at the expense of showing us the Happy Jesus. Yes, Gibson's movie is crying out for a car chase, a sex scene or maybe a wise-cracking orangutan.

The Times ought to send one of its crack investigative reporters to St. Patrick's Cathedral at 3 p.m. on Good Friday before leaping to the conclusion that "The Passion" is Gibson's idiosyncratic take on Christianity. In a standard ritual, Christians routinely eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus Christ, aka "the Lamb of God." The really serious Catholics do that blood- and flesh-eating thing every day, the sickos. The Times has just discovered the tip of a 2,000-year-old iceberg.

But the loony-left is testy with Gibson for spending so much time on Jesus' suffering and death while giving "short shrift to Jesus' ministry and ideas" – as another Times reviewer put it. According to liberals, the message of Jesus, which somehow Gibson missed, is something along the lines of "be nice to people" (which to them means "raise taxes on the productive").

You don't need a religion like Christianity, which is a rather large and complex endeavor, in order to flag that message. All you need is a moron driving around in a Volvo with a bumper sticker that says "be nice to people." Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity (as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more along the lines of "kill everyone who doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to the name Mohammed"). But to call it the "message" of Jesus requires ... well, the brain of Maureen Dowd.

In fact, Jesus' distinctive message was: People are sinful and need to be redeemed, and this is your lucky day because I'm here to redeem you even though you don't deserve it, and I have to get the crap kicked out of me to do it. That is the reason He is called "Christ the Redeemer" rather than "Christ the Moron Driving Around in a Volvo With a 'Be Nice to People' Bumper Sticker on It."

The other complaint from the know-nothing crowd is that "The Passion" will inspire anti-Semitic violence. If nothing else comes out of this movie, at least we finally have liberals on record opposing anti-Semitic violence. Perhaps they should broach that topic with their Muslim friends.

One Times review of "The Passion" said: "To be a Christian is to face the responsibility for one's own most treasured sacred texts being used to justify the deaths of innocents." At best, this is like blaming Jodie Foster for the shooting of Ronald Reagan. But the reviewer somberly warned that a Christian should "not take the risk that one's life or work might contribute to the continuation of a horror." So the only thing Christians can do is shut up about their religion. (And no more Jodie Foster movies!)

By contrast, in the weeks after 9-11, the Times was rushing to assure its readers that "prominent Islamic scholars and theologians in the West say unequivocally that nothing in Islam countenances the Sept. 11 actions." (That's if you set aside Muhammad's many specific instructions to kill non-believers whenever possible.) Times columnists repeatedly extolled "the great majority of peaceful Muslims." Only a religion with millions of practitioners trying to kill Americans and Jews is axiomatically described as "peaceful" by liberals.

As I understand it, the dangerous religion is the one whose messiah instructs: "[I]f one strikes thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also" and "Love your enemies ... do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you." The peaceful religion instructs: "Slay the enemy where you find him." (Surah 9:92).

Imitating the ostrich-like posture of certain German Jews who ignored the growing danger during Hitler's rise to power, today's liberals are deliberately blind to the real threats of violence that surround us. Their narcissistic self-image requires absolute solicitude toward angry savages plotting acts of terrorism. The only people who scare them are the ones who worship a Jew.

Ann Coulter is host of AnnCoulter.org, a Townhall.com member group.

12 posted on 03/11/2004 11:30:49 AM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: chronotrigger
They might remove your comment.
13 posted on 03/11/2004 11:33:25 AM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: GulliverSwift

Meet Abdoullah, Ahmed, Hamdi and Sidi.

The shower fresh boys!

14 posted on 03/11/2004 11:33:33 AM PST by freedomson (Baruch Habba B'Shem Adonai)
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To: GulliverSwift
I predicted this was going to happen on the thread when the article came out.
15 posted on 03/11/2004 11:33:39 AM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: GulliverSwift
I read it, and I totally agree with her!
16 posted on 03/11/2004 11:34:12 AM PST by nobody_knows (It's the national security, and future supreme court appointments STUPID!)
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To: Hunble
:)
18 posted on 03/11/2004 11:35:58 AM PST by jtminton
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To: Hanging Chad
I love Ann and I don't care if she is a ho'. It's once again, the conservative columnist who is called on their Islamophobe? views, while the leftists continue to make noises that go unheard by the media.
19 posted on 03/11/2004 11:36:16 AM PST by Probus
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To: GulliverSwift
I can't recall which president/famous leader was involved in this exchange.

A woman said to him "Sir..you smell" to which he replied "No madam. You smell. I stink."

I just hate it when people use the verb "smell" instead of the proper intransitive verb "stink".....:)

20 posted on 03/11/2004 11:36:17 AM PST by Salamander
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To: nobody_knows
Where are the pix?
21 posted on 03/11/2004 11:36:32 AM PST by Dadofmany
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To: HELLRAISER II
I've been told their excessive use of curry has a negative effect on their "aroma".
22 posted on 03/11/2004 11:37:49 AM PST by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Hunble
"Have you ever smelled their left hand?"

No. Have you?
23 posted on 03/11/2004 11:38:07 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: philosofy123
Muslims I've run into in the US smell fine.

Worst smelling people I've encountered are the Amish.
24 posted on 03/11/2004 11:38:09 AM PST by John H K
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To: chronotrigger
They should move to France and blend right in – in more ways than one.
25 posted on 03/11/2004 11:38:13 AM PST by tractorman
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To: Hanging Chad
"Did you just call Ann Coulter a whore?
Say it ain't so."

Not just a whore, a stoned whore.
26 posted on 03/11/2004 11:38:32 AM PST by PaxMacian
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To: freedomson
BWAHHHHHHHH! Look at 'em!
27 posted on 03/11/2004 11:39:06 AM PST by Probus
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To: Probus
Is she a ho?
28 posted on 03/11/2004 11:39:10 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: GulliverSwift
"Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity (as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more along the lines of 'kill everyone who doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to the name Mohammed')."

If you identify yourself in the smelling part of the comment, you identify yourself in the killing part.

She also referred to: "(The Prophet) Muhammad's many specific instructions to kill non-believers whenever possible."

Yeah . . . and . . .?

29 posted on 03/11/2004 11:40:01 AM PST by AmishDude (Information overload!!!)
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To: azhenfud
I've been told their excessive use of curry has a negative effect on their "aroma".

Arabs don't eat curry, Indians do constantly (And they're overwhelmingly Hindu, not Muslim.)

Not like facts have ever mattered on an FR Coulter-worship thread, though.

30 posted on 03/11/2004 11:40:20 AM PST by John H K
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To: nobody_knows
My kids tell me my breath smells bad when I put to much garlic in a recipe. Is this hate speech or Momaphobia.
31 posted on 03/11/2004 11:40:33 AM PST by Esther Ruth (God bless America - God Bless President George W Bush)
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To: nobody_knows
" I read it, and I totally agree with her! "

Once again shes dead on, on everyone she mentions, not just the muslims!

32 posted on 03/11/2004 11:40:43 AM PST by Kakaze
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To: azhenfud
"I've been told their excessive use of curry has a negative effect on their "aroma"."



What does curry have to do with Muslims? Curry is used in Hindu cuisine, not Muslim. So, that would be Indian Hindus you're talking about. It helps so much when you have your facts straight, I find.
33 posted on 03/11/2004 11:40:43 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: John H K
You, sir, are an Amophobe.
34 posted on 03/11/2004 11:40:46 AM PST by Probus
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To: GulliverSwift

35 posted on 03/11/2004 11:41:05 AM PST by Hunble
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To: Dadofmany
Sigh.

Here you go:


36 posted on 03/11/2004 11:41:07 AM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: freedomson
Using camel urine as a deodorant has flaws!
37 posted on 03/11/2004 11:41:26 AM PST by verity
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To: philosofy123
Actually colonge over strong body odor is pretty foul also. Nothing beats regular showers, and I am not a cologne user but I like liquid bath soaps with manly or 'sport' scents much better than cologne.
38 posted on 03/11/2004 11:41:45 AM PST by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: PaxMacian
Oh do tell...I would be interested in your source.

39 posted on 03/11/2004 11:41:55 AM PST by OneTimeLurker
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To: John H K
Worst smelling people I've encountered are the Amish.

A-MEN!

40 posted on 03/11/2004 11:42:14 AM PST by AmishDude (Information overload!!!)
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To: nobody_knows
That's my Ann, nobody_knows. If she says they smell, well, then they smell. I'm sure Allah in his heaven would permit the use of Dial amongst his worshipers. :)
41 posted on 03/11/2004 11:42:24 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: GulliverSwift
They shave themselves and bathe to "become clean" before martyring themselves for Allah.
Maybe it's better they smell. That way, when they do bathe, we know what they're up to.
If Ann thinks they smell, so be it. I wouldn't know, but it's better than her being a lying PC liberal and saying they smell great when they really don't. Truth is always the best policy, whether it hurts or not.

Let's see. The PC thought police would jail her for "islamiphobia" speech.

42 posted on 03/11/2004 11:42:54 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: MineralMan
"It helps so much when you have your facts straight, I find."

I agree - I regress.

43 posted on 03/11/2004 11:43:03 AM PST by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: GulliverSwift
they don't?
44 posted on 03/11/2004 11:43:18 AM PST by petercooper (Florida 2000: Bush 2,912,790 - Gore 2,912,253)
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To: Dadofmany

45 posted on 03/11/2004 11:43:39 AM PST by FormerLib ("Homosexual marriage" is just another route to anarchy.)
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To: chronotrigger
"Maybe they should just get out of our country."




Who should get out of our country? Muslim citizens of the USA? Are you serious?
46 posted on 03/11/2004 11:43:42 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Dawgreg
My favorite comment of hers is her "gigolo" remark about Kerry. It's been my tagline for a while now.
47 posted on 03/11/2004 11:43:46 AM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: GulliverSwift
Rush just said that Ann didn't say that Muslims smell bad, and that they have twisted her words.
48 posted on 03/11/2004 11:44:17 AM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: GulliverSwift
"But credible media outlets should not associate themselves with or serve to legitimize such overt racism and Islamophobia."

I'm sure their condemnation of Al Jazeera will be coming shortly.

49 posted on 03/11/2004 11:45:02 AM PST by mrfixit514
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To: GulliverSwift
Is Anne saying that the French will get a pass from the Islamists?
50 posted on 03/11/2004 11:46:37 AM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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