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CAIR Proposes World Islamophobia Report
Islam Online ^ | January 14, 2005 | Islam Online

Posted on 01/15/2005 8:55:12 AM PST by Land_of_Lincoln_John

WASHINGTON, January 14 (IslamOnline.net) - The largest US Muslim civil liberties called on the State Department to issue a report on Islamophobia across the world, as American Muslims have complained of more anti-Islam TV rants.

The proposal was made when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and several other Muslim and Arab-American groups met Thursday, January 13, with top State Department officials to discuss a number of issues related to American foreign policy, according to CAIR’s Web site.

CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad presented in the meeting -- attended by Assistant Secretary Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Assistant Secretary Richard Boucher and Ambassador William Burns -- a proposal for cooperative efforts to challenge both Islamophobia and anti-Americanism.

The proposal includes such measures as producing a report on the growing phenomenon of Islamophobia, conferences in this country and in the Muslim world to discuss both Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism and domestic and international “goodwill ambassadors” who can speak about both topics.

“By challenging anti-Muslim bigotry, we can help reduce anti-American attitudes in the Islamic world.

“And by having American Muslims speak out in support of their nation's values, while at the same time maintaining essential credibility on issues of importance to Muslims worldwide, we undercut growing Islamophobic views in our society,” read the report, carried by the group in a press release Thursday.

Awad described the meeting as “open and forward-looking.”

Anti-Semitism

The meeting came after the State Department released its first report on global anti-Semitism January 5, taking a country-by-country survey of anti-Semitism worldwide from July 2003, to December 15, 2004.

The report was mandated by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, which was approved by US President George W. Bush in October.

Influential Jewish leaders applauded the move, saying the very fact that Congress enacted legislation requiring the State Department to issue annual reports is “extremely important and highly significant.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, having 30 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

Pro-Islam Spots

CAIR said in earlier reports and surveys that attacks against Muslims have been on the rise in the United States since the 9/11/2001 deadly attacks.

The recent slur against Muslims was carried in the Fox TV hit show “24”, which featured an upper-middle class Muslim family operating as a sleeper “terrorist cell”.

In the drama, premiered Monday, January 9, the Muslim mother poisons her son's non-Muslim girlfriend because it was feared the girl could jeopardize the terrorists' plan.

The Fox television network said it would provide its stations with TV spots that portray Muslims in a favorable way after it received complaints for featuring followers of Islam as terrorists on the television show.

A Fox spokesman was quoted by Reuters Friday, January 14, as saying it would provide public service announcements sponsored by CAIR to its affiliate stations.

The move was in response to the Islamic council's complaints about the show.

“What we are hoping to do is to try and mitigate the damages of the stereotypes because it can bring real-life consequences on American Muslims and their lives here,” said Rabiah Ahmed, spokeswoman for the Islamic group.

Citing a public opinion survey conducted by Cornell University last year, Ahmed said television influences viewers' perceptions of Muslims.

“There aren't any positive or even neutral portrayals of Muslims on TV; whenever Muslims or Arabs are portrayed it is always in a stereotypical way,” she said.

“What we are hoping to do is to try and mitigate the damages of the stereotypes because it can bring real-life consequences on American Muslims and their lives here,” said Ahmed.

“When average Americans don't have any personal interaction with Muslims, whether it be at work or at school, they base their perception of Islam and Muslims from what they see on TV,” she added.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan opened in December a seminar on combating Islamophobia through education, inclusion and example.

Annan also warned in an earlier black-tie dinner at the UN headquarters in January that Islamophobia poses a challenge to the spirit that he said unites peoples across the globe.

He said that since the 9/11 attacks “many Muslims, particularly in the West, have found themselves the objects of suspicion, harassment and discrimination.”

“Too many people see Islam as a monolith and as intrinsically opposed to the West. Caricature remains widespread and the gulf of ignorance is dangerously deep.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 24; cair; cairlies; cavingin; clashofcivilizations; dhimmi; fox; globaljihad; islam; muslims; religionofpeace; rop; taqiyya; trop
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As for the "Anti-semitism" part of this shameful article (why is Fox caving in?) I'll direct you to this piece from January 11, also from Islam Online.

Jewish Group Says US “Soft” on Arabs"

1 posted on 01/15/2005 8:55:14 AM PST by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Why is the US state department meeting with groups that have ties to terrorists? I do not care what Muslims think or want. They have made themselves the enemy. They should convert or leave.


2 posted on 01/15/2005 8:57:09 AM PST by SALChamps03
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

So, it's the state department job to monitor the world? And television? Alrighty then....


3 posted on 01/15/2005 8:59:55 AM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
We need to tell the Muslims...when you start treating Jews with respect then you will earn our respect, then sit back and wait.
4 posted on 01/15/2005 9:01:23 AM PST by mammer
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
“By challenging anti-Muslim bigotry, we can help reduce anti-American attitudes in the Islamic world.

CAIR lays the terror attacks of 09-11 at the feet of Islamophobic Americans

They may as well say.....we had it coming....

CAIR is a Saudi Wahhabi front group...

imo

5 posted on 01/15/2005 9:02:31 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: SALChamps03

CAIR is simply an old fashioned front group for al Queda, misusing our laws and freedoms to sabotage the War on Terror. It is modeled after the old Stalinist front groups. The IslamoFascist CAIR must be exposed and destroyed if our democracy is to survive.


6 posted on 01/15/2005 9:04:22 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

How about a world wide Islamofascist butchery report???


7 posted on 01/15/2005 9:09:51 AM PST by tkathy (Ban all religious head garb.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

"By challenging anti-Muslim bigotry, we can help reduce anti-American attitudes in the Islamic world."

Could someone please direct me to a list of links showing articles where the "good" Muslims from around the globe are standing up in solidarity, denouncing the "bad" Muslims and jihadists that are within their midst?

Anyone? Anyone? Didn't think so...


8 posted on 01/15/2005 9:14:23 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
I propose a new term. Nominaphobie; fear of normal people, normal things and normal society.

Henceforth whenever kooks come out criticizing age old American traditions and normal society, we can accuse them of suffering from "nominaphobia" and label them as nominaphobes.

9 posted on 01/15/2005 9:16:39 AM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

ping


10 posted on 01/15/2005 9:16:41 AM PST by weenie (Islam is as "...dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog." -- Churchill)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
First homophobia now islamophobia. I've never heard of Christianphobia though it runs rampant throughthis country.

There aren't any positive or even neutral portrayals of Muslims on TV; whenever Muslims or Arabs are portrayed it is always in a stereotypical way,”

And what about the way Christians are portrayed on TV. Robert's inlaws on "Everybody Love Raymond", the Flanders Family on "the Simpsons" and the Church Lady on SNL
11 posted on 01/15/2005 9:16:49 AM PST by VIDADDICT ("A news man is always fully-cocked, Andy." - Les Nessman)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Fresh from the Sudan, with bloody strings of human flesh stuck in their teeth, members of CAIR complain about people who fear Islam.


12 posted on 01/15/2005 9:19:17 AM PST by samtheman
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To: tkathy
How about a world wide Islamofascist butchery report???

LOL. In some black way, this truly did cause me to laugh outloud.

14 posted on 01/15/2005 9:20:11 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

"CAIR Proposes World Islamophobia Report"\

CAIR has it's work cut out for it...only their fellow-travelers in the Mainstream Media
can counter the truth of racical Islam being spread via the alternative channels such
as the Internet.


15 posted on 01/15/2005 9:20:48 AM PST by VOA
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
"Goodwill Ambassadors"

Such as: Hamas, Al-Aksa Matyrs Brigade, Osama Bin Laden, an Ayatollah from Iran, Zarqawi, Muqtada Al Sadr, Lewis Farakhan...

Ah, the list goes on. So much goodwill in the Muslim world! :)

16 posted on 01/15/2005 9:22:34 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: VOA

How about a Christophobia report first?


17 posted on 01/15/2005 9:25:13 AM PST by nwrep
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To: dcuddeback

Who is "Ibrahim Hooper"?
User comment on article: CAIR: 'Moderate' friends of terror

Submitted by Timothy N. Hunter, April 22, 2002

I am interested in locating a detailed biography on the CAIR personality known as "Ibrahim Hooper." I have contacted this man directly because has been leading a campaign against CAIR critics in Idaho. While serving as a public figure on behalf of CAIR Mr. "Hooper" declines to provide any information as to his identity, aliases used, birth name, education, training, or profession.

Any comments, suggestions, or ideas are appreciated. Please send them to .

thread @

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/34


18 posted on 01/15/2005 9:25:25 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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19 posted on 01/15/2005 9:30:22 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: nwrep
How about a Christophobia report first?

Sorry, that "everything about the Crusades was wrong and evil" mantra
trumps anything the Islamic world does to innocent Chritians...
20 posted on 01/15/2005 9:30:56 AM PST by VOA
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

CAIR = The Enemy Within™.


22 posted on 01/15/2005 9:36:24 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
"Islamophobia"

What a sick joke. After 9/11 these clowns are lucky Americans haven't torched every mosque in the country.

23 posted on 01/15/2005 9:37:18 AM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: tkathy

Not enough paper or computer room for the daily report. Might try hourly per reigon?


24 posted on 01/15/2005 9:37:22 AM PST by handy old one (Never confuse the facts with the issues!!)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
CAIR should be required to state/print a disclaimer that they are associated with HAMAS each time they appear on broadcast or print media. -- Truth in advertising, ya know.

from FrontPageMag:
The CAIR-Terror Connection
and
A Bad Day for CAIR

from Anti-CAIR:
*Sen. Charles Schumer: "we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism"

from Google:
Results 1 - 10 of about 15,400 for CAIR Hamas connection

[Any mention of the CAIR-Hamas connection seems to slide by the MSM, including FoxNews, whenever a CAIR mouthpiece is on ranting and whining.]
26 posted on 01/15/2005 9:37:30 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

A phobia is an irrational fear. considering the abunace of evidence that many, many Muslims are either terrorists or terrorist supporters, or are afraid to speak out or provide testimony against Muslim terroists, the fear is rational.


27 posted on 01/15/2005 9:40:01 AM PST by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has never led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Indy Pendance

Hmmm.... That would make Michael Powell the chairman of the Federation Communications Commission, wouldn't it? That should provide sufficient coverage to satisfy CAIR.


28 posted on 01/15/2005 9:42:56 AM PST by Bernard ("Those weren't lies - that was spin!")
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
"they base their perception of Islam and Muslims from what they see on TV,”

Fair enough:
If it bothers them so much perhaps they might look into their habit of releasing video tapes of beheadings to the media.
Maybe they should tell their sponsors to quit inviting Muslim and French news teams along when they detonate a roadside bomb or fire off a mortar.
Maybe they could fight stereotypes by requesting that a future episode of "The Sopranos" off a nice muslim boy by accident.

29 posted on 01/15/2005 9:47:22 AM PST by norton
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Hey, what about a world conference on Naziphobia? Poor Nazis, huh?


30 posted on 01/15/2005 9:47:44 AM PST by Kurt_D
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

perhaps they can merge it with the other insane cult reports.

What is there to be afraid of? getting your head chopped off with video posted on the internet? body mutilation of females? no use of deoderant? death sentence to all who dissent? Courts which hold unbelievers as less than human? Letting your children die to feed the ego of your local cult leader?

CAIR is a hate group no different than the KKK.


31 posted on 01/15/2005 9:52:26 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: TexasGreg

CAIR is a front for "The Brotherhood," a Muslim group determined to overtake the world.


33 posted on 01/15/2005 9:58:19 AM PST by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Do you think the Christians in Sudan, Jews in Israel or Hindus in India would be rated high on Islamphobia?
Perhaps they have a reason to hate the "religion of peace."


34 posted on 01/15/2005 10:01:51 AM PST by mowkeka
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

I submit a partial list of Islamophobic news reporting in the recent past, the kind of reporting that CAIR wants eliminated:
Bali nightclub attack in Indonesia that killed more than 200.
Attack on Djerba, Tunisia Jewish temple, killing 20 German Jews.
Attack at Faylakah in Kuwait.
Attack on the French tanker Limburgh in Yemen.
Attacks on Mombasa in Kenya against Jewish tourists, who were attacked in the their hotel, and the unsuccessful attack on the El Al airline with two missiles.
Attack on the Marriott Hotel in the Indonesian capital
Attacks in eastern of Riyadh, on residential districts where Americans and other westerners live
Electrical power blockouts in the northern portions of America and the southern areas of Canada
Electrical power blackouts in Great Britain.
Attacks in Istanbul against the Jewish synagogues.
Attachs in Istanbul battles against the British bank and the British consulate, in which the British consul was killed.
Battle of Badr Riyadh in the residential complex
Attack on the United Nations building in Baghdad in which Sirgo Des Milo, Kofi Annan's envoy, was killed
Attacks in Nasserya against the Italian forces
Attacks in Casablanca
Attempted assassination of a dangerous ally of America, Pervez Musharraf
Attacks in Madrid against three trains, killing 200 and injuring more than 1500 injured.
9-11-01 mass murder of thousands of innocent people in NY and Washington, DC.
many thousands of other mass murders in the Sudan, Thailand, India, Russia, and many other nations.


35 posted on 01/15/2005 10:02:21 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: Kurt_D

We don't need FICTIONAL TV shows fantasizing about how wonderful Islam and its followers are. That's the Goebbels/CAIR approach. All we need is reality: 9/11, beheadings, suicide bombers, Sadam, etc., to see the true face of Islam.


36 posted on 01/15/2005 10:03:29 AM PST by Orca
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To: backhoe
Methinks that CAIR* doth protest too much ....

*(goat-lickers)

37 posted on 01/15/2005 10:13:32 AM PST by Tuba Guy (What are ya gonna do with people that yell: "Death to all son-of-dog infidels"?)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
"UN Secretary General Kofi Annan opened in December a seminar on combating Islamophobia through education, inclusion and example."

So Khofi wants to combat people's dislike of homicide bombers by converting everyone to Islam.

38 posted on 01/15/2005 10:22:10 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Henceforth whenever kooks come out criticizing age old American traditions and normal society, we can accuse them of suffering from 'nominaphobia' and label them as nominaphobes."

Which will initially be met with complete silence as they all scramble for the dictionaries....I LIKE IT!

I nominiate "nominaphobia" for the FReeper lexicon, to go alongside Grampa Dave's "Islamakazi"

39 posted on 01/15/2005 10:24:50 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Orca
Exactly... when one of them calls me "islamophobic" then I humbly point at 9/11, beheadings, Taliban, Wahabism, the Iranian Mullahs, the bombings in Indonesia, female circumcision, Jihad, Salman Rushdie's sentence, etc. etc. etc.
40 posted on 01/15/2005 10:24:51 AM PST by Kurt_D
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To: SALChamps03

Agreed.


41 posted on 01/15/2005 10:26:18 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: SALChamps03

Agreed.


42 posted on 01/15/2005 10:28:06 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Islamophobia???

I don't have a fear of Islam. I have a dislike of Islam.

43 posted on 01/15/2005 10:29:56 AM PST by airborne (Dear Lord, please be with my family in Iraq. Keep them close to You and safely in Your arms.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
The proposal was made when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and several other Muslim and Arab-American groups met Thursday, January 13, with top State Department officials to discuss a number of issues related to American foreign policy, according to CAIR’s Web site.

To give these State Department officials credit, they were mugged. They were invited to a discussion and then used for propaganda purposes.

But I wouldn't give them a whole lot of credit. The officials named are all pretty senior, and certainly should have known better. If you attend a meeting at the invitation of people like Goebbels and Himmler, you are going to take a propaganda mugging. So, as many freepers have already suggested, DON'T GO.

44 posted on 01/15/2005 10:45:18 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Never doubt that we are looking straight at the Belly of the Beast.


45 posted on 01/15/2005 10:50:48 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Having spent two and a half years in the middle east, I can say that I have never met a Muslim I could trust. They have profiled themselves with their actions. All the terrorist I have seen or have been identified have been Muslims, so what do they expect, we should profile Japanese?
46 posted on 01/15/2005 10:58:20 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: VOA
Sorry but your comment on the Crusades is BS. There hatred of infidels goes all the way back to Abraham and Esau. There one goal in life is to convert or kill all nonbelievers if they don't convert.
47 posted on 01/15/2005 11:02:28 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Again. Phobia is an irrational fear.I propose to make an arguably grisly photo collection displaying every act of Islamist butchery, beginning with the Achille Lauro and dare anyone to call me Islamophobic. Just as Germans had to be rounded up and force marched into a concentration camp to confront the evil which had been done in their name, so with the Islamists. Of course, Germans had a cultural and spiritual base that enabled them to recognize the enormity of their acts. I doubt the same is true of Islamists. Anti-Islamic sentiment is real and it is THEIR PROBLEM TO FIX. It is not fear that we feel, but disgust. Let them misunderstand us to their detriment.


48 posted on 01/15/2005 11:07:48 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops.)
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To: All
Why not build CAIR and company a nice campus setting -- yeah! that's what we'll call it. Someplace quiet and far from islamophobes. Someplace remote, really remote.
49 posted on 01/15/2005 11:13:11 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (MSM Fraudcasters are skid marks on journalism's clean shorts.)
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To: gakrak
We know Muslims have hated everyone since Muhammad did his first hostile regime change in Mecca and began insisting the city's patron diety was the one true god.

Binny was always going on and on about the Crusades, and calling is evil Western infidels "Crusaders". His underlings in al Jazeera and CNN parroted the dogma. Until more and more of us began pointing out that A: the Crusades were hundred of years ago and NONE of us were alive then, including Binny and that B: Islam, being about 1,400 years old is about at the developmental stage that Christianity was during the Crusades which makes Islamakazis C: Crusaders.

While it caused the Crusader rhetoric to be toned down a bit, the memory still rankles some people

50 posted on 01/15/2005 11:13:38 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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