This is a good thing. After all, who ever heard of a pious Muslim Iranian who hated America? The very idea is unheard of! And the fact that this “civil rights” organization is linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and has had several of its officials convicted of terror activity — that wouldn’t impugn its credibility as a critic of American practices in any way, would it? Of course not!
More cultural intimidation, followed by the predictable cringing dhimmitude — this time from wrestlers, no less. “Wrestling-show skit prompts an apology,” from the Star-Tribune, April 23 (thanks to Tom):
A skit that some decried as racist will be dropped from future shows run by the American Wrestling Federation, according to a Muslim civil liberties group that objected to accounts of the performance.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota (CAIR-MN) said it accepted an apology this week from the Elk River-based federation, which has run a series of wrestling shows at metro-area high schools this year.
In the controversial skit, performed last month during a booster club fundraiser in the gym of St. Michael-Albertville High School, a wrestler billed as an Iranian made a show of unrolling a rug and kneeling to pray, then insulted Americans as the crowd booed.
The skit portrayed Muslims and Iranians in an “inaccurate and bigoted” way, according to CAIR-MN. “Not only was the Muslim-Iranian wrestler portrayed in a way where he would be perceived as a bad/evil character, correlating this character with unpatriotic rhetoric is offensive to the nearly 100,000 Muslims in Minnesota. … To promote your show as a ‘family friendly’ event suitable to be performed at a public high school is appalling and discriminatory,” the group said in a letter to the federation.