The Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas jihad terror funding case, and an organization that has had several of its officials convicted of various terrorism-related offenses, as well as one whose co-founder and principal spokesman have made Islamic supremacist statements, is now demanding that an American politician be punished for exercising his right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly — in co-hosting an event featuring Geert Wilders, the Dutch Parliamentarian who has aroused CAIR’s ire by speaking truthfully about Islamic jihad violence and supremacism.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on GOP leaders to demand that Rep. Adam Hasner step down from his leadership post for co-hosting a Florida “Free Speech Summit” criticized as an anti-Islam event. Featured speaker Dutch politician Geert Wilders reportedly said: ” Islam is not a religion. Islam is a totalitarian political ideologue. Islam heart lies at the Qur’an, and the Qur’an is a book that calls for hatred, that calls for violence, for murder, for terrorism, for war, and submission”¦We should stop pretending that Islam is a religion… the right to religious freedom should not apply to Islam .”
Hasner is defiant:
Hasner responded: “I am not going to allow the right to free speech [to] be stifled by a group like CAIR that has legally documented ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – a radical organization that is on record as stating they want to destroy America from within thru the imposition of Sharia law.”
Step down? Hardly. Hasner ought to run for President!
“It is unconscionable that a top leader of an American state legislature would host a gathering at which the faith of millions of Americans is denigrated and their rights denied,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper . “Republican Party leaders in Florida and nationwide must demand that Representative Hasner step down from his leadership post because of his support for Geert Wilders and his Nazi-like message.”…
Yeah, yeah, CAIR and its stooges among “conservative” bloggers love to tar every freedom fighter as a Nazi, but the only real Jew-hating, totalitarian, genocidal force in the world today of any power and significance is the Islamic jihad.
Pamela Geller is also speaking at the Florida Free Speech Summit. She has the text of Wilders’s talk here, with video here, along with video of an excellent address by Lord Pearson at the same event here.