In the Arabic-language article “‘Anti-CAIR’ to mobilize for American broadcaster insulting Islam,” IslamOnline says that “organizations termed hostile to Islam and Islamic organizations in the United States” are launching a counter-campaign against CAIR’s attempt to get advertisers to boycott the Michael Savage Show.
Anti-CAIR is behind it all, you see. The article says:
The organization [Anti-CAIR] described the Council on American Islamic Relations as “the Organization of Islamic Hatred,” and launched an attack on the coalition “Hate Hurts America,” which includes Islamic, Christian and Jewish organizations, and which persuaded a number of major American and international companies and the world to stop broadcasting ads on the program.
Anti-CAIR said that the coalition “was assembled on the spur-of-the-moment to provide a meeting place for like-minded bigots to meet and reinforce their feelings of superiority over lesser, unenlightened Americans.”
It complained that the coalition did not defend Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Robert Spencer and Joe Kaufman (all of them most hostile to Islam) when they were subjected to criticism from a number of organizations.
The article goes on to say that “it should be noted that Spencer and Pipes are among the most prominent writers in favor of the Israeli occupation policy,” and that “Spencer is the author of the book The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion.
IslamOnline seems to be working from this sole press release from Anti-CAIR, but if an actual coalition does develop, so much the better. Meanwhile, it is good of them to notice the labors of Pipes, Emerson, Kaufman and me.
An aside: IslamOnline renders my name in Arabic روبرت سبنسر, which is exactly how I wrote it here last year. Longtime Jihad Watch readers may recall that the Muslim bloggers Aziz Poonawalla and Ali Eteraz at Dean Esmay’s website criticized (as “Roobart Sbunsar”) this allegedly inept rendering of my name in Arabic, although it is the common, ordinary rendering of the name. I warned them at the time that other people knew Arabic besides them and would see through what they were doing, thus harming their credibility, but to no avail (although Aziz did post a small semi-retraction as an addendum to an old post on his own site). In any case, the incident demonstrated that anyone who looks to Aziz Poonawalla or Ali Eteraz as a credible source at this point should remember: caveat emptor.