Terror Friendly Group - CAIR - Joins With Leftist Church Groups, Demand Government Censorship
Effort To Strip Official Counter Terror Lexicon Of Most Descriptive Terminology Continues
By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
August 13, 2008 - San Francisco, CA
Continuing their campaign of intimidation aimed at censoring official dialogue of the terms most useful in describing the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism, on August 7, CAIR - an unindicted co-conspirator in the ongoing Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding prosecution - joined with an assortment of nominally Christian and Jewish groups, selecting California GOP Congressman Ed Royce as their newest target.
A letter addressed to Mr. Royce reads in part:
"As a diverse group of Southern California interfaith leaders, intellectuals and activists, we are deeply concerned by your continued use of inflammatory rhetoric linking Islam to terrorism. For example, in your June and July newsletters you stated , "Given the threat from Islamist terrorism facing our country, we need to be acting urgently to protect the United States everyday…"
The communication then goes on to suggest that Islamic terrorism doesn't exist, "Linking any faith to violence or terrorism is not only inaccurate but also casts a negative shadow on the peaceful followers of that faith," an absurd statement, unsupported by fact.
Douglas Farah gives an excellent review yesterday of the domestic fallout from the Mazen Asbahi resignation. From the story reported by Glenn Simpson at the WSJ to the predictable Islamist response of victimology and obfuscation, this cycle has become all too familiar. A prominent Muslim is scrutinized on his ideologies related to political Islam and the ideologies of American Islamist organizations, only to have the American Islamist organizations and their apologists respond with exaggerated claims of Islamophobia and silence on the central question of ideology.
In all that has been written or said about the Asbahi resignation - few Muslims have commented on where the appointee actually stood in reference to the agenda of political Islam and Islamist organizations. Probably because few people know or are willing to address ideology when it's a lot easier to address victimization.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, four princes and other Saudi entities are immune from a lawsuit filed by victims of the September 11 attacks and their families alleging they gave material support to al Qaeda, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.
The ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a 2006 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey dismissing a claim against Saudi Arabia, a Saudi charity, four princes and a Saudi banker of providing material support to al Qaeda before the September 11 attacks.
The victims and their families argued that because the defendants gave money to Muslim charities that in turn gave money to al Qaeda, they should be held responsible for helping to finance the attacks.
The appeals court found that the defendants are protected under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
The court also noted that exceptions to the immunity rule do not apply because Saudi Arabia has not been designated a state sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. State Department.
(Reporting by Edith Honan, editing by Vicki Allen)
An Act To Protect First Responders Fighting Terrorism
by Jerry Gordon (July-Aug. 2008)
The mainstream media has copped out on an important storythat, post 9/11, is a threat to the counterterrorism effort. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)and other Muslim Brotherhood (MB) front groups, cited by the U.S. Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation case to be retried in the Dallas Federal District Court in September, have thwarted federal, state and local counterterrorism training by objecting to it as ‘racist’ or as ‘religious hate’ and in many cases forcing discontinuation of such training. The result has been workplace harrassment of the important first responders charged with protecting us. Federal agencies like the FBI and DHS and local police departments in Los Angeles, New York, and Fairfax County Virginia have been intimidated by false charges by these MB groups. In some instances they have been forced under threat of civil law suits to abandon counterterrorism training. The result is that our front line in the war against radical Islamic groups looks like a deer frozen in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. Worse yet, we are allowing the MB front groups to get away with this under the guise of ‘hate speech, religious profiling, civil rights’ and obsessive political correctness by federal, state and local political leaders and the department heads of these front line first responder agencies.