D. C. Watson offers CAIR some more advice:
Your concerns are of great importance, or at least they should be. You're the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group in the U.S. Congratulations. So perhaps you can explain why you, as a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group that, according to your mission statement, is here to "enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties", "empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding," oppose the government of the United States monitoring mosques, homes, businesses and warehouses for increased radiation levels?
Would you also be opposed to this activity if it were churches that were being monitored? At least the mosques in America remain standing. Can you say the same for the Churches situated in Islamic States, which are often on fire when they're shown on the news? In case you’ve been tucked away from reality for the past four years, there have been hundreds of arrests and convictions of Muslims inside the United States. Not for jaywalking, unpaid parking tickets, or vagrancy, but for the plotting of terrorist attacks, credit card fraud, drug trafficking, car theft, and money laundering activities, all of which have been determined to be for the purpose of financing Islamic terrorist attacks. And to this day, they continue.
If you're actually wondering why these facilities have been monitored, the following should serve as sufficient reasons:
1) 150 terrorist cells and threats from Portland, Ore., to Lackawanna, N.Y.
2) More than 3,000 known terrorist operatives inside the U.S.
3) 375 charged persons in terrorism-related cases, 195 of whom already have pleaded guilty or been convicted, and removed from the country (as of May 2005).
4) More than 500 people linked to September 11.
As representatives of the Islamic community, shouldn't you be elated over the capture and disruption of these "misunderstanders" of Islam, which in turn has also protected Muslims who don't want to live under the thumb of Islamic law, and enjoy their freedom here?
If it's rights you're worried about, you can begin with thinking about the rights the people who live in free societies to go about their lives in peace, and who should be able to do so without the threat of violence from religious crackpots.
More legitimacy for this monitoring stems from the fact that Saudi-funded literature that exudes hatred for the United States has been found in mosques all over this country. The principles of Wahhabi (radical, fundamentalist) Islam, have been discovered in American mosques, as is demonstrated in this report (a good read):
The Freedom House report clearly demonstrates that Saudi Arabia, with its promotion of Wahhabi Islam, is no friend to the United States. Were it not for its oil reserves, it would likely take its natural place as just another dune in the desert.
You've received a sizable donation from a Saudi Prince yourselves, have you not?
Maybe all of you at the CAIR actually believe that the American people are just stupid enough to be falling for the playing of phony race cards and attempted guilt trips. I assure you, if this is what you think, you have made another error in judgment. The mainstream media may fall for this game, and may even assist you in playing it -- and let us not forget some of our more flighty politicians, who feel the need to appease you. But you are being put out in the open, and the country is seeing it.
Come to think of it, the world is beginning to see through all of the fog: http://pewglobal.org/reports/display.php?PageID=812In your opinion, are Western values fundamentally at odds with those of Islam? Yes 12953 votes (65 %) No 6852 votes (35 %) Total Votes: 19805
When you make the type of public statements that some of you have made, you know, statements that Islam should be "the only accepted religion on earth", that the Qur'an should be "the highest authority in America", and statements about wanting to see the government of the United States become "Islamic sometime in the future", not only do you verify your extremist aspirations, you also sweep away any chances of duping Americans into viewing you as a group that strives for pluralism. When you have placed your efforts on trying to defend the indefensible with your ongoing badgering, your hopes of being looked upon as some sort of victim are being dashed.
Islam, especially in the way in which you have presented it, has alienated millions, including some Muslims. Understand this: This is not your nation. You are not running the show. You do not dictate our security policies. And you should explain to the American public why you would question the radiation monitoring of mosques, businesses and homes of some Muslims in the United States, when the publicly stated goal of your coreligionist Osama bin Laden is to detonate one or more nuclear devices inside our borders.
We will continue to protect ourselves, regardless of whether or not you approve. It is time for you, as representatives of Islam, to help clean up the internal problems that your faith obviously has instead of placing the blame on everyone else. I have a question for you: How many Muslims have you turned in to authorities for any reason whatsoever? Any? Did you turn in the three convicts of your own, Elashi, Khafagi, or Royer? Did you facilitate their arrests and eventual convictions?
Have you turned in any of the Imams who preach hate in American mosques? Have you called the authorities about the madrassas that sit on American soil, like the Islamic Saudi Academy (which produced convicted Muslim jihadist Ahmed Abu Ali)? http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/005908.php
Have you investigated whether they teach loyalty to the Qur'an instead of to the U.S. Constitution? Do you know whether or not they teach Islamic students that Christianity and Judaism are false religions, and tell their students that "the Day of Judgment can't come until Jesus Christ returns to Earth, breaks the cross and converts everyone to Islam, and until Muslims start attacking Jews"?
From the column:At the Al-Qalam All-Girls School in Springfield, Va., seventh graders learn that Usama bin Laden may be not a villain but a victim of Americans' biased views toward great Islamic leaders. Hence "some students question the government's claim that bin Laden is responsible for the terrorist attacks — disputing that videotapes actually show him taking credit." http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,46610,00.html<
Have you taken these teachers aside and advised them that they have it all wrong? Have you counseled them? Have you shared with them your infinite wisdom on how to integrate Islam into American society and teach allegiance to the American Constitution?
Perhaps you just don't have the time to pursue these issues, since it must take some doing to compile all of these "anti-Muslim hate crimes", and draw hijabs onto photographs of women who weren't wearing hijabs when the photos were taken:
There are terms used to describe people like you: hypocritical bigots. When those who follow the words of Muhammad, the Sunnah, and the Qur'an cease all attacks currently being carried out in the name of Islam and join the rest of us here in the twenty-first century, perhaps all this surveillance can be eliminated. Until that happens, which doesn't appear to be anytime soon, you can forget it. The American people owe you nothing. Blind eyes and deaf ears will not be turned.
So, since for now you still reside in the United States, until you can bring yourselves to step outside of your Islamic cocoons and become true Americans, do this nation a favor, stop your meddling. Sit down and shut up. Only those who have yet to be properly informed care about your whining. As soon as the good people who sympathize with you realize that your desires for the establishment of an Islamic America would do away with the civil rights we all cherish, you will be rendered insignificant. In the words of another of your coreligionists, Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed: "We will use your democracy to destroy your democracy." And in the words of counter-Islamic jihadists around the world: Like hell you will.