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CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Asks Fla. Tea Party to Drop Anti-Islam Speaker
PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | July 16,2010 | Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR

Posted on 07/17/2010 10:14:48 AM PDT by mdittmar

Keynote speaker is leader of hate group who says Muslims should be barred from public office

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on a Tea Party group in Florida to drop an extremist anti-Islam speaker who has stated that Muslims should not be allowed to hold public office, that an American Muslim "cannot be a loyal citizen" and that Islam is the "real enemy."

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the Emerald Coast Tea Party Patriots has invited Brigitte Gabriel, the head of the anti-Islam hate group ACT! for America, to be the keynote speaker at its "U.S. Constitution Freedom Rally" on August 21 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

SEE: U.S. Constitution Freedom Rally

http://tinyurl.com/2vbd8cl

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/Today.aspx

CAIR is also calling on political candidates scheduled to appear at the event, including GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio, to cancel their appearances unless Gabriel is dropped as a speaker.

That request comes just a day after CAIR offered support for an NAACP resolution passed earlier this week asking the Tea Party movement to condemn racism within its ranks.

SEE: CAIR Backs NAACP Resolution on Tea Party Racism

http://tinyurl.com/3adrtzu

CAIR has also learned that California "Tea Party activists" are scheduled to be trained by ACT! for America on July 20 about "how to be an effective activist against Political Islam and its threat to our way of life."

SEE: ACT! for AMERICA: Basic Training Class 101

http://www.meetup.com/Tea-Party-Central-of-OC/calendar/14111778/

"Now is the time for Tea Party leaders to clearly demonstrate that their movement will not allow itself to be associated with bigotry of any kind, including Islamophobia," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

Hooper noted that along with her stated desire to have Muslims barred from public office, Gabriel has also claimed that Arabs "have no soul" and that Muslims worship "something they call 'Allah,' which is very different from the God we believe [in]."

SEE: A Case Study in Sincere Hypocrisy: Brigitte Gabriel

http://tinyurl.com/kjgr66

Video: Brigitte Gabriel Says Arabs Have No Souls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaocTdWOtJ4

Earlier this year, a person staffing an ACT! for America information table in Florida was caught on video bragging that he desecrated the Quran, Islam's revealed text, and urinates in the washing stations Muslims use to perform their ritual ablutions (wudu) for prayer.

SEE: Person at ACT! for America Table in Fla. Brags of Desecrating Quran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5UfW6GOc4

Gabriel told the Australian Jewish News: "Every practising Muslim is a radical Muslim." She also claimed that "Islamo-fascism is a politically-correct word... it's the vehicle for Islam... Islam is the problem."

When asked whether Americans should "resist Muslims who want to seek political office in this nation," Gabriel said:

"Absolutely. If a Muslim who has -- who is -- a practicing Muslim who believes the word of the Koran to be the word of Allah, who abides by Islam, who goes to mosque and prays every Friday, who prays five times a day -- this practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America."

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694

Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List

http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribe

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cair; flteaparty; islam; korananimals; naacp; rop; teaparty
Ahh,cair,how about muslims stop trying to BLOW US UP!,ever think of that?

Ask Me if I Care About 'Mishandling' of Koran
By Doug Patton
June 6, 2005

First, Newsweek pulled a Dan Rather on us, running a fabricated story just because they wanted it to be true. They told the world that an American guard at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had ripped pages from a prisoner's Koran and flushed it down a toilet. As a result, innocent people died when practitioners of Islam rioted in protest in Afghanistan.

Oops, said Newsweek, it seems we can't back up our story. Oh well, it's probably true; we just can't prove it. (Isn't it convenient for Newsweek that the media now have "Deep Throat" to talk about so they can revel in their glory days and divert our attention from their criminal negligence.)

The lie heard round the world about the flushed Koran has caused convulsions in the Bush Administration and forced the Pentagon to launch an investigation of unfounded allegations contained in an unsubstantiated story. The results of said investigation are now in, and it seems there are at least five incidents of "mishandling" of the Koran at Gitmo.

Well, guess what? I don't care!

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

I'll care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek's lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and -- you guessed it -- I don't care!

1 posted on 07/17/2010 10:14:50 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Eff That ! Go get two more Anti Islamic Speakers. If they complain about that, get two more. If they complain about that get two more.

eh, you get the pitcher


2 posted on 07/17/2010 10:17:13 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: mdittmar
CAIR is a creepy group with links to terrorists such as Hamas; etc.

They took the flying imans case so as to make U.S. airlines safe for terrorism and maybe they have accomplished it.

3 posted on 07/17/2010 10:18:00 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: mdittmar

If CAIR is against it, I am all for it.

I thought the FBI put them out of business anyway? Why the hell are they still walking around loose?


4 posted on 07/17/2010 10:18:33 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: mdittmar

Another form of organized racism, but much worse.


5 posted on 07/17/2010 10:18:42 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: mdittmar
Keynote speaker is leader of hate group who says Muslims should be barred from public office

Sign me up with that "hate group"!

6 posted on 07/17/2010 10:19:53 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: mdittmar

I want to be there! She’s very good!


7 posted on 07/17/2010 10:20:46 AM PDT by livius
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To: mdittmar
Sorry,Abdul...the same First Amendment that allows you [pgs to cheer when watching a film of the towers falling allows us to expose you for what you are.So go stick it up your goat's a$$.
8 posted on 07/17/2010 10:20:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: mdittmar

Brigitte IS an ARAB!


9 posted on 07/17/2010 10:23:09 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: onona

I guess they wouldn’t accept me as a speaker then, because I think Muslims should be confined to Muslim countries until they agree to enter the 21st century with the rest of the world. When I see a book store in Saudi Arabia that includes something other than Muslim books in the religion section, then maybe I’ll believe in moderate Islam.


10 posted on 07/17/2010 10:26:30 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: mdittmar

...and the horse you rode in on.


11 posted on 07/17/2010 10:29:43 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: mdittmar

The silent witness for the Tea Party is the hole in the ground in lower Manhattan.


12 posted on 07/17/2010 10:30:22 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: mdittmar

Doug Patton expressed my thoughts better than I could! AMEN
FABOM!


13 posted on 07/17/2010 10:35:35 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: mdittmar

Doug Patton expressed my thoughts better than I could! AMEN
FABOM!


14 posted on 07/17/2010 10:36:14 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: mdittmar

Well gosh I would think CAIR would welcome this after all dont they favor a “diversity of opinion” out there. LOL!


15 posted on 07/17/2010 10:37:16 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (The important thing to remember is that Obama reads newspapers and isn't that whats important?)
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To: mdittmar

Note to self: Add Brigitte Gabriel’s books to my reading list.


16 posted on 07/17/2010 10:41:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mdittmar

My wife and I are strongly opposed to Sharia for the United States. Does that make us a hate group?


17 posted on 07/17/2010 10:46:10 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Gay State Conservative

Sorry,Abdul...the same First Amendment that allows you [pgs to cheer when watching a film of the towers falling allows us to expose you for what you are.So go stick it up your goat’s a$$.

Abdul will have to withdraw first.


18 posted on 07/17/2010 10:48:49 AM PDT by jumperbones (The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime.)
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To: mdittmar

And what will CAIR do if this speaker isn’t dropped? Send a threatening fartwa to the Tea Party?


19 posted on 07/17/2010 10:50:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GOYAKLA

While she’s speaking at the tea party, somebody should cook free bacon burgers.

U can “brand” steaks/burgers with your own branding iron. I suggest an image of a moslem on a magic carpet with a diagonal line crossing him out.


20 posted on 07/17/2010 10:50:23 AM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: mdittmar
I read her book...
Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

A very compelling, well written story of her childhood growing up in peaceful Lebanon and how multiculturalism led to the takeover by radical Muslims.

I can see why CAIR is not a fan. She is well informed, passionate and effective.

21 posted on 07/17/2010 10:51:55 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: onona

Yes. Every time a dirty moslem complains about something, do it MORE.

Aggravating those dirty merchants of death is the least a human being can do.


22 posted on 07/17/2010 10:52:04 AM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“...until they agree to enter the 21st century...”

.
Will never happen — the Koran will not allow it.


23 posted on 07/17/2010 10:54:54 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: Artemis Webb
...and the horse you rode in on.

Ditto.

When will we stop trying to accommodate these 7th century morons? Oh, but wait we better thank them for all the work that they did getting us into Space.
I pray that the population will be smart enough come November to begin to limit the damage the man-boy in the White House does and we begin to use some common sense when dealing with these “ROP” followers.
Although I was pleased that that scumbag lawyer (Lynn Stewart) got 10 yrs instead of the 2 yrs she was crowing about. May she meet her maker before she gets out.

24 posted on 07/17/2010 10:57:40 AM PDT by a02001 (Help the third world poor one person at a time- www.kiva.org)
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To: mdittmar

Screw CAIR; they have known Terrorist ties..and can go shove PORK!


25 posted on 07/17/2010 10:58:23 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: mdittmar

When it comes to Islam, no truth telling is allowed (if CAIR can prevent it).

I expect those Panhandle folks to ignore CAIR. That ain’t south Florida, or even central Florida.


26 posted on 07/17/2010 11:00:36 AM PDT by Will88
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To: mdittmar

I believe that a certain Mr. Breitbart has the perfect response to the CAIR representative...based on his response to the NAALCP


27 posted on 07/17/2010 11:00:41 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 108 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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To: Christian4Bush
And the Muslims are rioting today in England and France.
Coming here very soon.
TWB
28 posted on 07/17/2010 11:06:32 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Islam is an ideology with several elements of Judeo Christian traditions)
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To: mdittmar

As long as Brigitte Gabriel doesn’t believe in severing heads, burning apostates, and the mutilation of little girls, she all right with me.


29 posted on 07/17/2010 11:07:30 AM PDT by Realman30 (Naomi Campbell is rougher with her assistants than we are with Taliban fighter: Ann C.)
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To: mdittmar
The Tea Party is all about freedom and liberty.

Of course they're going to have an anti-Muslim speaker!

30 posted on 07/17/2010 11:12:20 AM PDT by Gritty (Becoming Islamic means every aspect of a targeted civilization must cease to exist -Bill Warner,CPSI)
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To: mdittmar

We are at war with Islam. Have been since Thomas Jefferson’s day! They want us dead! All the step softly overtures by the current White House had better not fool the American people. Islam’s target has not changed in centuries, nor will it ever change! All the political correctness spewing from the Progressives is there to divide the more easily to conquer! Tea Party, If we cave we die!


31 posted on 07/17/2010 11:19:34 AM PDT by Paperdoll (REGISTER TO VOTE THEN DO IT RIGHT!)
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To: TWhiteBear
And the Muslims are rioting today in England and France. Coming here very soon. TWBM

Are you positive these are moslems? According to the media the people in the streets are wayward unemployed youths.

32 posted on 07/17/2010 11:26:35 AM PDT by Realman30 (Naomi Campbell is rougher with her assistants than we are with Taliban fighters: Ann C.)
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To: mdittmar

Muslims way of life alone violates the First Amendment guarantee of FREE SPEECH for Americans.


33 posted on 07/17/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: montag813

Yes. She is from Lebanon, and is a Maronite Catholic. She’s also scrupulously accurate, and a heckuva good public speaker. The only reason that more folks don’t know her is the fear, uncertainty, doubt spread by evil groups such as cair, and political correctness. Read Because They Hate. See for yourself, make your decision. But please, base it on facts, not suppositions, friend.


34 posted on 07/17/2010 11:43:18 AM PDT by sayuncledave
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To: Will88

Said she: “...practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America.”

That being the Panhandle, count on audience approval of the above.

Proof is that no, repeat NO C.A.I.R. spokesMuzzie has decided to go there and directly confront the Panhandle folks.

Strange - I wonder why that is.

;-)


35 posted on 07/17/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru
Strange - I wonder why that is.

You probably won't hear too much "diversity if our strength" babble in that part of the country. Those people know which type diversity strengthens us and which type doesn't.

36 posted on 07/17/2010 12:39:56 PM PDT by Will88
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To: mdittmar
CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Asks Fla. Tea Party to Drop Anti-Islam Speaker

Eff off you death worshiping goat rapers

37 posted on 07/17/2010 2:05:48 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: mdittmar
A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on a Tea Party group in Florida to drop an extremist anti-Islam speaker who has stated that Muslims should not be allowed to hold public office, that an American Muslim "cannot be a loyal citizen" and that Islam is the "real enemy."

I guess the truth makes one an extremist.

38 posted on 07/17/2010 3:23:07 PM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Realman30

She’s Catholic Lebanese.


39 posted on 07/17/2010 4:00:22 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just a liberals who lies.)
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To: mdittmar

I see where CAIR is confused. In Lebanon, Christians like Gabriel, are not allowed to speak up.


40 posted on 07/17/2010 4:01:40 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just a liberals who lies.)
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To: sayuncledave
See for yourself, make your decision. But please, base it on facts, not suppositions, friend. I don't need to see. You misunderstood. I LOVE Ms. Gabriel. I was merely pointing out the absurdity of CAIR calling her a bigot when she herself is Arab.
41 posted on 07/17/2010 9:41:26 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: SlowBoat407; nw_arizona_granny

ping


42 posted on 07/17/2010 9:45:27 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: samtheman

If you think that Islam is a hate group than you are a hate group.


43 posted on 07/18/2010 7:34:06 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Velveeta

Thanks, V. Forwarding this thread to Brigitte’s attention. She appreciates the support.


44 posted on 07/18/2010 9:02:13 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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