“A controversial Islamic lobby group is demanding an apology from radio counselor Dr. Laura Schlessinger for an alleged ‘anti-Muslim tirade’ on her program this week.” This from WorldNetDaily.
This is what Dr. Laura said in response to a caller asking if she should allow her daughter to go on a field trip to a mosque, “aimed to help students learn how ‘Muslims are treated’ in the United States”: “This is a class on morals. What is the point of going to a mosque? … You’re joking of course. How many Americans have tortured and murdered Muslims. I think you ought to stand up against this class and this teacher. This is despicable. You tell him you are willing to go to the mosque only if it is one that has done its best to rout out terrorists in its midst. Instead of complaining. I am horrified that you would let her go. I am so sick and tired of all the Arab-American groups whining and complaining about some kind of treatment. What culture and what religion were all the murderers of 9-11? They murdered us. That’s the culture you want your daughter to learn about?”
Bad dhimmi! Imagine her calling on Muslims to root out terrorists from their midst!
Not only that, but the “controversial group” in question is the Council on American Islamic Relations, with its spokesman, my old pal Ibrahim Hooper.
As I have noted many times, CAIR has numerous unexplained ties to radical Islam. In a similar vein, the WND article informs us that “CAIR is a spin-off of the Islamic Association For Palestine, or IAF, identified as a ‘front group’ for the terrorist organization Hamas, according to two former heads of the FBI’s counterterrorism section.”
Also, “CAIR’s leaders . . . have provided evidence for claims Muslims have a plan for domination.
“As WorldNetDaily reported, CAIR’s chairman of the board, Omar Ahmad, was cited by a California newspaper in 1998 declaring the Quran should be America’s highest authority.
“He also was reported to have said Islam is not in America to be equal to any other religion but to be dominant.
“Hooper himself indicated in a 1993 interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he wants to see the United States become a Muslim country. ‘I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,’ Hooper told the paper. ‘But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.’
“In addition, CAIR has sought to convey the impression Muslims are under siege in America. A report released this year, titled ‘Guilt by Association,’ blasted the Bush administration for government policies that unfairly single out Muslim individuals and organizations’ – a charge denied by the Justice Department.
“CAIR claimed when compared to the year preceding Sept. 11, its 2002 report on bias or hate-related incidents against Muslims showed a 64 percent increase.
“Justice Department spokesman Jorge Martinez told WorldNetDaily, on the contrary, he sees a vastly improving situation in ‘backlash’ incidents since a ‘spike’ in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”
See also this about CAIR’s claims of bias attacks.
UPDATE: Dr. Laura will not be treated like a dhimmi. She will not apologize. The WND headline: “Dr. Laura: No apology to Muslims needed — Remarks ‘quite specific to terrorists and the people who harbor them'”