Rich Lowry is choosing his battles; but how many more like this can we afford to lose?
CAIR’s crowing press release:
NATIONAL REVIEW REMOVES BOOKS ATTACKING PROPHET MUHAMMAD
Hundreds contact Boeing to urge withdrawal of magazine ads
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/29/05) – Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), CAIR today announced that National Review magazine has apparently removed advertisements for two virulently anti-Muslim books attacking the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from its online store.
The removal of the promotional materials for “The Life and Religion of Mohammed” and “The Sword of the Prophet” came after hundreds of concerned Muslims contacted the magazine and Boeing Co., one of the magazine’s advertisers, to express their concerns about the Islamophobic views in both books. The previous links to each book, which were working as late as this afternoon, state “Record not found for product.”
Yesterday, CAIR issued an action alert calling on Muslims and other people of conscience to urge that Boeing withdraw advertising support from National Review because of its promotion of anti-Muslim hate. Boeing representatives say they were “inundated” with faxes, e-mails and calls.
SEE: “Contact Boeing About National Review’s Attack On Prophet Muhammad”
“We would like to thank all those who took the time to contact both National Review and Boeing to defend Islam and the Prophet Muhammad from defamation,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Once again, your calls, e-mails and faxes have truly made a difference.”
Choose your battles. Sure. But to hand a victory to Awad, who is on record supporting the terrorists of Hamas, and Ahmad, who is on record saying that Islam is in America to become dominant, and the Qur’an the only law of the land, is that choosing your battles wisely? By the time you decide to draw the line, will there be anything left to defend?