“CAIR: Anti-Islam Ads Pulled From Miami Buses,” CAIR’s press release on the dhimmis at Miami-Dade Transit pulling our religious liberty bus ads, has the unsavory Hamas-linked thugs yet again doing the sack dance over the freedom of speech, and spreading sleazy libels about Pamela Geller and me.
The South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFL) today announced that Miami-Dade Transit is dropping bus advertisements sponsored by an anti-Islam hate group.
Let’s see. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror, and that CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Honest Ibe Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements.
Meanwhile, SIOA is dedicated to defending the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the legal equality of all people, and the Constitutional principle of non-establishment of religion as the only secure foundation for a society in which people of good faith differ in conscience.
Which one is the hate group again?
CAIR-SFL asked that the ads, produced by the hate group Stop the Islamization of America, be dropped because they promote bigotry and may fuel discrimination against ordinary Florida Muslims.
So it does look as if Miami-Dade Transit bowed to the will of these duplicitous Hamas-linked Islamic supremacist thugs. We’re suing Miami-Dade Transit for infringement of our First Amendment rights and breach of contract.
“We believe Miami-Dade Transit did the right thing in dropping this campaign of hatred and intolerance,” said CAIR-SFL Executive Director Muhammed Malik. “The advertisement’s reference to apostasy is merely a smoke-screen for the promotion of anti-Islam bigotry and the attempted marginalization of American Muslims.”
No, CAIR’s actions are merely a smokescreen for the Islamic supremacist suppression of the freedom of speech and the introduction into the U.S. of Sharia provision requiring dhimmis to refrain from speaking in unacceptable ways about Allah or Muhammad, on pain of death.
He said Stop the Islamization of America’s leaders, Pam Geller and Robert Spencer, are considered by many Muslims to be among the nation’s most vicious Islamophobes.
CAIR would have you believe that telling the truth about the global jihad and Islamic supremacism is “Islamophobia.” I think the term Islamorealism is more accurate.
Then CAIR defames Pamela Geller, who ably answers here. Unfortunately for the gentle stomach-stapled beekeeper Honest Ibe Hooper and his merry band of liars at CAIR, on the same day that CAIR claimed that Geller was “seemingly supportive of the slain South African apartheid leader Eugene Terre’blanche,” she wrote about Terreblanche at the American Thinker that he was the “leader of the noxious and hateful neo-Nazi Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB).” Whoops!
And so it goes. Virtually all of what CAIR says about Pamela Geller is unsupported smear, some of it taken from the by now hopelessly discredited libelblogger Charles Johnson, whom CAIR doesn’t even name in this press release. This is a departure from earlier smearfests from CAIR, and shows that even Honest Ibe Hooper and his fellow libel artists know that Johnson is so thoroughly discredited that to name him as the source of the “fascist” smears would be to show them to be hollow on their face.
Then CAIR turns to me:
Robert Spencer has also been criticized for the extremism exhibited on his personal anti-Muslim web site “Jihad Watch,” which recently compared Muslims to Nazis. Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald wrote: “When I see thousands of people in a mosque, I am put in mind not of a gathering at St. Peter’s, but rather, of a Nuremberg Rally, a horizontal collective affair, rather than vertical, with the prostration itself performing, or signifying, blind obedience of the kind that, at the real Nuremberg, is signified by the heil-hitlering salute of thousands, yelling in unison, and saluting, and re-saluting.” [Spencer refused to repudiate those statements.]
…One then right-wing critic wrote of Spencer’s blog: “His website has descended into a true hate site at this point, dominated by extreme, bigoted commenters who regularly advocate genocide and mass murder of Muslims.” [That writer has since broken with the far-right, in part because of pervasive anti-Islam bigotry its proponents often exhibit.]
That is all, of course, referring to the execrable libelblogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, who today has won a new distinction: he is now the tool so debased, so universally distrusted and despised that even Hamas-linked CAIR won’t name him.
In 2007, Spencer spoke at a so-called “Counterjihad Brussels” conference in Belgium attended by those with links to far-right parties such as Filip Dewinter of Vlaams Belang (Belgium) and Ted Ekeroth of Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden). Both parties have been accused of either having a racist platform, a neo-Nazi past or having links to neo-Nazis and other racists.
They have been “accused.” An accusation is not the same thing as a fact. The libelblogger Johnson has spread a great deal of second-hand misinformation and disinformation about these groups, but in any case the fundamental question is this: the Counterjihad Summit featured speakers such as Israeli Knesset member Aryeh Eldad; the great historian Bat Ye’or; the great scholar of jihad Patrick Sookhdeo and others. There was nothing remotely racist or neo-Nazi about it. Even if these parties are all that Johnson claims they are (and given his record of lies and distortions I’m more inclined to believe that the opposite of anything he says is true), that in no way obliges me to answer for them or makes me responsible for them in any way. I’ve spoken at a lot of events, with a lot of other speakers, and I am no more responsible for the totality of their views as they are for mine. I once spoke at the same event as Hillary Clinton; does that make her an “Islamophobe”?
“The bus ads are part of a growing ‘Islamophobia machine’ nationwide that must be challenged by Americans of all faiths,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
This one really made me laugh. CAIR is a well-heeled money machine with funding from the Saudis. Pamela Geller and I are two American citizens with no major donors, no rich backers — nothing but the truth on our side. And that’s why CAIR is so afraid of us.
He noted that CAIR has long held that religious decisions should be matters of personal choice, not a cause for state intervention. According to CAIR’s position statement on Islam and apostasy: “Faith imposed by force is not true belief, but coercion. Islam has no need to compel belief in its divine truth.”
Great. Then CAIR should support our campaign, which is by no means dead. Nihad Awad and Honest Ibe Hooper can donate to our religious liberty bus ad campaign by clicking on the Contribute to Jihad Watch link on the upper right-hand sidebar.