The thuggish Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is playing the mainstream media like an accordion today, knowing that no reporter will ever dare ask them why they're condemning yesterday's jihad attack while opposing every anti-terror measure that has ever come down the pike, and smearing and defaming those who are trying to stand up for freedom against Islamic supremacism.
CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case, has claimed that "anti-Muslim hate crimes" have risen sharply in the U.S. since 9/11. In fact, the rate of such crimes has actually dropped. CAIR knows well that victimhood is big business: insofar as they can claim protected victim status for Muslims in the U.S., they can deflect unwanted scrutiny and any critical examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism.
That's most likely why CAIR and others have not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating "hate crimes." They want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them for political points and as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.
And so it is again today. We should be hearing from Muslim spokesmen in the U.S. that they are determined to root out jihad violence and Islamic supremacism from the Muslim community in America, and are instituting transparent and inspectable programs to teach against those things. But instead, "Muslims fear backlash" stories are blanketing the mainstream media, and this mosque is making a grandstand play for victim status even in the absence of any actual threats.
"Islamic Center for PEACE in Fort Myers requests additional police patrols," by Rachel Revehl for the News-Press, November 6 (thanks to all who sent this in):
11:09 A.M. -- Following the shootings at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas on Thursday, those at the Islamic Center for PEACE in Fort Myers have requested additional police patrols, though there have so far been no threats to the center.
Alibaba Lumumba, president of the center, said anytime there is a crime allegedly committed by a Muslim, the whole Muslim community suffers.
"But when there is a Christian who commits a crime, we don't get into his religion or whether he wears a cross or not," Lumumba said. "It's a lack of knowledge about what Islam is and what it is not. Such acts of violence, especially if there were women, children or elderly who were hurt, are not condoned by Islam."...
The problem is that Christians are not committing violence and quoting chapter and verse of the Bible to justify it. But Muslims are committing violence and quoting chapter and verse of the Koran to justify it.