Tuesday, September 19, 2006

CAIR Misses the Lecture on Cause and Effect

The Feline Theocracy's Prelate to the Primates at Blue Crab Boulevard pointed out a press release by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about increased anti-Muslim bias. They're being picked on, poor dears. Unfortunately, like most civil rights groups, cause and effect are sloppily connected in an effort to deny any responsiblity for the way people react to them.

"We believe the biggest factor contributing to anti-Muslim feeling and the resulting acts of bias is the growth in Islamophobic rhetoric that has flooded the Internet and talk radio in the post-9/11 era," said CAIR Legal Director Arsalan Iftikhar, the report's author.
It wasn't sawing peoples' heads off with scimitars while shouting "Allahu Akbar!", blowing mosques into tiny bits or flying airplanes into buildings, it was the Internet and talk radio.

Darn those bloggers! I just knew they'd come to no good.

CAIR has made some attempts at distancing themselves from the troublemakers in their midst.

Iftikhar said the report also outlines CAIR initiatives taken in the past year designed to decrease anti-Muslim prejudice. The report cites CAIR's coordination of the fatwa, or Islamic religious ruling, by U.S. Muslim scholars repudiating terrorism and religious extremism, the "Not in the Name of Islam" public service announcements (PSA) and the "Explore the Quran" and "Muslims Care" educational and volunteerism campaigns.
I'd add the links they have in their article, but they've disabled that feature, the morons. You can't give trackbacks if they don't let you.

In any case, their press release ignores the evidence we see every day. If I were them, every single press release would admit culpability. Every one would have language in it describing how Islamophobia is understandable given how many homicidal Moslem maniacs there are. Every press release would discuss how CAIR was trying to drag Islam out of the spasms of violence that beset it and achieve the same level of peaceful coexistence enjoyed by, say, the Lutherans.

Until they do, they've got no one fooled with this trash. When cartoons make some of your believers go bonkers in raging mobs and burn things down, it's a waste of time to act all pure and innocent.

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