“It’s all about the numbers in the victimhood bullying game,” says Christine at the Vigilant Freedom blog (thanks to all who sent this in). In “Audio from CAIR”s Meeting on 6 Imams at ADAMS Center,” she presents a transcript of CAIR’s cofounder and executive director Nihad Awad exhorting Muslims to play the victimhood game more effectively:
There were 196 cases reported by the Justice Department for Muslims in civil rights cases. There were over 1008 cases reported by the Jewish faith. We need to do a much better job not only in recognizing our civil rights but also in reporting it to the government. Which is very critical and very important.
And that is why, I think, this kind of program is important to the purpose of being able to inform the government official places “¦[garbled].
We will talk about the case, about the case of the imams, about the implications, about where the case is now”¦we”ll talk about the 6 imams case”¦Muslims who fly within the states, and also the lawsuit that we helped file, and the reaction, both in public, in the media and in Congress. What it means to civil rights and what it means to Muslims. This is very important. You will know that history is being made.
“¦It is very important for Muslims to understand the law, and it’s also very important for Muslims to exercise their legal rights in the country. And it’s also important that if these rights are violated, that Muslims recognize that these rights are violated. Many Muslims,they are discriminated against or mistreated, they overlook or ignore or they are afraid to say or challenge or report these mistreatments. Which means, more of the same will take place against the same person or persons or against Muslims. And when people stand up and say something and challenge them, then there will be change.
And of course, when they don’t have the hate crimes they can use to portray Muslims as victims of “Islamophobia” in the U.S., CAIR is not above making them up.