Undaunted by being identified as an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and being named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding case, CAIR is at it again -- and once again with no regard for whether or not the remarks are true.
"Muslim group rebukes radio host: WLW's Cunningham not backing down," from the Cincinnati Enquirer:
The Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Ohio chapter called Tuesday for WLW-AM (700) to reprimand talk show host Bill Cunningham for what they call anti-Islamic remarks he made on the air Monday.
"The great war of this generation's time is the war against Islamic fascists," Cunningham said. "... They do not live for life, they live for death. Only through death can they believe they can be with those 72 virgins in heaven and have sex with children for eternity, which is the goal of that religion."
Such remarks "can only serve to promote the kind of anti-Muslim hatred and bigotry that have such a negative impact on our society and on our nation's international image," said Karen Dabdoub, executive director of the Cincinnati office of CAIR.
Contacted Tuesday, Cunningham said: "One of the tenets of Islam is that if you die a martyr, you get to spend eternity in heaven with 72 virgins. I said, 'That's pretty sick. If that's the goal, I don't want to be there. That's not my concept of heaven.'"
1. Cunningham said that the "Islamic fascists...do not live for life, they live for death."
In 2001 the Afghan jihadist Maulana Inyadulla said: "The Americans love Pepsi Cola, we love death."
In the Battle of Qadisiyya in the year 636, the Islamic jihad commander sent to the Persian commander a message from the caliph: "You should convert to Islam, and then you will be safe, for if you don't, you should know that I have come to you with an army of men that love death, as you love life."
Chief Palestinian Authority cleric Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri stated, "We tell them, in as much as you love life, the Muslim loves death and martyrdom. There is a great difference between he who loves the hereafter and he who loves this world. The Muslim loves death and [strives for] martyrdom."
Saudi Sheikh Abd Al-Muhsin Al-Qassem said: "The Jews preached permissiveness and corruption, as they hid behind false slogans like freedom and equality, humanism and brotherhood... They are cowards in battle... they flee from death and fear fighting... They love life."
Former head of the Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee Sheikh Atiyyah Saqr answered this question, "What, according to the Koran, are the Jews' main characteristics and qualities?" by saying: "Cowardice and love for this worldly life are undisputable traits [of the Jews]."
And the Qur'an (62:6) says: "Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim that ye are favoured of Allah apart from (all) mankind, then long for death if ye are truthful."
2. Cunningham said that "Only through death can they believe they can be with those 72 virgins in heaven and have sex with children for eternity, which is the goal of that religion....One of the tenets of Islam is that if you die a martyr, you get to spend eternity in heaven with 72 virgins."
The Qur'an (9:111) says: "Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain..." So those who "slay and are slain" are guaranteed Paradise.
And what do they get in Paradise? The Qur'an (56:10-39) says: "And those foremost (in faith) will be foremost (in the Hereafter). These will be those nearest to Allah, in Gardens of Bliss: a number of people from those of old, and a few from those of later times. (They will be) on thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones), reclining on them, facing each other. Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness), with goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains. No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication. And with fruits, any that they may select, and the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire. And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes, like unto Pearls well-guarded, a reward for the deeds of their past (life). Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill, only the saying, "Peace! Peace". The Companions of the Right Hand, what will be the Companions of the Right Hand? (They will be) among lote-trees without thorns, among Talh trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another, in shade long-extended, by water flowing constantly, and fruit in abundance, whose season is not limited, nor (supply) forbidden, and on Thrones (of Dignity), raised high. We have created (their Companions) of special creation, and made them virgin, pure (and undefiled), beloved (by nature), equal in age, for the Companions of the Right Hand."
So they get virgins too.
Maybe Cunningham was stretching his point a bit about "sex with children." But CAIR should specify, in light of all this, what exactly they object to. Or is it just truth-telling?