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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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: achillwind; anncoulter; anncoulterbashing; boycott; cair; censorship; coulter; islamofascists; liberals; mediabias; muslims; whiners
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To: GulliverSwift
I think Ann Coulter has become counterproductive for the conservative cause. She repeatedly allows her own inflammatory statements to become the issue, which enables liberals to avoid talking about the real issues. I think her ego has gotten too big; she seems almost self-destructive in the cavalier way she tosses out these extreme comments which garner her plenty of media attention but simultaneously allow conservatives to be branded as uncivil and inaccurate. (Yeah, yeah, I know people on the Left get away with extreme statements all the time, but we conservatives don't have that luxury. We have to play by a higher standard.)
81 posted on 03/11/2004 12:00:20 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: GulliverSwift
CAIR is calling someone else Bigoted?!?!?!
This group has defended terrorism all over the world and has spewed out some pretty anti-semitic stuff in their rantings.
As for Anne Coulter... the media already DOES reject her, just like they reject all conservatives. Foxnews better not give into this terrorist intimidation.
82 posted on 03/11/2004 12:01:30 PM PST by Betaille (The city put the country back in me)
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To: nobody_knows
I LOVE IT!!!..........thanks!
83 posted on 03/11/2004 12:01:38 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: doug from upland
If you are in a crowded area that might be a target and see a guy with a towel on his head who smells good --- RUN LIKE HELL!

LOL.

Of course, I'd rather they wear diesel fuel on a daily basis. A big improvement.

84 posted on 03/11/2004 12:01:44 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: GulliverSwift
Well since CAIR says so I will comply to the fullest. How can anyone Q CAIRs requests? Mr. Ahmed is a noble man who we should show the utmost respect for. I am sure he happens to be the epitome of decent muslim American.

/ dripping sarcasm from a PROUD INFIDEL!
85 posted on 03/11/2004 12:02:21 PM PST by BayouCoyote (PORK AKBAR!!)
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86 posted on 03/11/2004 12:02:24 PM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: GulliverSwift
They think the things she says are "shocking" and "controversial"...

No, they think many of the things she says are boorish and ill considered, because she throws herself into a sentence and relies on bombastic rhetoric to bail her out.

87 posted on 03/11/2004 12:02:50 PM PST by Cornelius Jay McGuyver
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To: GigaDittos
"Rush just said that Ann didn't say that Muslims smell bad, and that they have twisted her words."

She did not literally say, "Muslims smell bad," but that was the clear implication of her comment. And as a matter of fact, Muslims probably smell better than the average Christian; personal hygiene is highly valued in Islam, and perfumes and incense are important parts of Muslim culture.
88 posted on 03/11/2004 12:03:16 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Salamander
That smells like Churchill.
89 posted on 03/11/2004 12:04:13 PM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrack of news.)
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To: GulliverSwift

90 posted on 03/11/2004 12:04:28 PM PST by Alouette (Proudly overpopulating the planet since 1972)
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To: Cornelius Jay McGuyver
I agree the media whores like her and David Horrowitz do nothing for the conservative cause, but help themselves make money. But I don't think she deserves quite the lashing you directed at her.
91 posted on 03/11/2004 12:04:39 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: Cornelius Jay McGuyver
Taboo: As in other Islamic societies, the left hand is considered unclean. Always use your right hand only when eating or when passing something to an Arab Muslim. If you happen to be left-handed, train yourself to offer your business card with your right hand.

Have you ever asked why?

Hint: Toilet paper is not available in the desert.

92 posted on 03/11/2004 12:04:44 PM PST by Hunble
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To: GulliverSwift
Gulliver, I hope my granddaughters' grow up to be just like her.........she knows no barriers when it comes to liberals and I think she says these things just to get them riled. She loves a good political (and personal) dog fight. I love that "gigolo" thing. *~*
93 posted on 03/11/2004 12:05:27 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
The 120 degree heat and clothed head to toe. That is a recipe for stink and boils, which I'm sure they have many of. They don't care if they have boils, though, because nobody will see them.
94 posted on 03/11/2004 12:07:01 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: GulliverSwift
how about this: the media will reject Ann when Muslims reject terrorism...

CAIR, AMC, and the like have already stated their intent to vote as a bloc for any Democrat in order to defeat GW Bush. Now why is that? Because they are not partners in the war on terror.

Also, Rep. Peter King of NY is under fire for basically saying the same thing, Muslims are not serious about fighting the war on terror.

We must stand up to these people...
95 posted on 03/11/2004 12:07:07 PM PST by Jon Alvarez
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To: GulliverSwift
The muslims get bent out of shape because Ann implied that they smell bad. But why be so concerned about such a trivial little comment when she states things that are far more serious:

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.

Well, since they didn't complain about that comment, I guess they agree with the truthfulness of her claim...

CAIR: "Sure, we as muslims like to go around killing infidels (Jews, Christians, pagans, Democrats, etc...) but you're going way TOO FAR when you say we smell bad. Even we have our limits!!!

96 posted on 03/11/2004 12:07:19 PM PST by Ronzo (GOD alone is enough.)
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To: Salamander
It wasn't a President or leader. It was Samuel Johnson, the malodorous literary giant who "wrote" the first dictionary.
97 posted on 03/11/2004 12:07:31 PM PST by OhMike
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To: Cornelius Jay McGuyver; hellinahandcart; trussell; MEG33; MeekOneGOP; petuniasevan; ...
Submitted for your approval....


98 posted on 03/11/2004 12:07:36 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Intellectuals exist only if you believe they do. )
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To: Salamander
A woman said to him "Sir..you smell" to which he replied "No madam. You smell. I stink."

I thought it was "You, sir, are drunk," and then Winston Churchhill said "But tomorrow I shall be sober and you, Madam, will still be ugly."

99 posted on 03/11/2004 12:07:40 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: John H K
LOL
100 posted on 03/11/2004 12:08:23 PM PST by nuconvert (CAUTION: I'm an acquaintance of someone labelled :"an obstinate supporter of dangerous fantasies")
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