Hamas-linked CAIR has teamed up with the aptly-named professor Hatem Bazian, who some years ago called for an “intifada” in the U.S., to produce a defamatory report on “Islamophobia” that attempts to ascribe — much like the Wilders trial — any criticism of Islamic supremacism and the global jihad to “hate.”
Yes, of course. Anyone who is concerned about how Islamic jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence against unbelievers must be motivated by “hate.” Only “hate” could cause anyone to wonder why so many violent Muslims use the Qur’an to explain their violence and hatred — people like bin Laden, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and Feisal Shahzad, and Abdulhakim Muhammad, Khalid Aldawsari, Baitullah Mehsud, and Roshonara Choudhry, and so many more. But no, if you’re concerned about them and others like them, it’s only because you’re motivated by “hate.”
New CAIR, UC Berkeley Report Documents Growing Islamophobia in U.S.
By Council on American-Islamic Relations
Published: Thursday, Jun. 23, 2011 – 10:34 am
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 — Groundbreaking study offers recommendations to help challenge troubling phenomenon
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender today released a report based on available data and interviews with experts that documents growing Islamophobia in the United States and offers recommendations about how to challenge the troubling phenomenon.
“Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender.” What race is Islam? What gender is Islam?
You can get a pdf of the report here.
The groundbreaking report — titled “Same Hate, New Target: Islamophobia and Its Impact in the United States 2009-2010” — offers a definition of Islamophobia as a “close-minded prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims” and an overview of its growing negative impact in the United States. After defining the term, the report states: “It is not appropriate to label all, or even the majority of those, who question Islam and Muslims as Islamophobes.”
Oh, really? The report lists some people who are supposedly fighting against “Islamophobia,” and lists plenty of “Islamophobes,” but doesn’t give us even a single example of this apparently large group of people who question Islam and Muslims and yet aren’t “Islamophobes.” In reality, Hamas-linked CAIR brands anyone and everyone who dares to speak out against the jihad and Islamic supremacism as an “Islamophobe.” There is in reality no one who “questions Islam and Muslims” who is acceptable to Hamas-linked CAIR. They are bent on marginalizing and discrediting every last individual who does not adopt a warmly positive stance toward the spread of Sharia in the West and all other manifestations of the advancing jihad.
Later on in the press release, Hamas-linked CAIR’s Corey Saylor lets slip the report’s real agenda — to limit criticism of Islamic supremacism and jihad: “This report shows that Americans who embrace pluralism must act together to prevent Islamophobia from being accepted in mainstream society.” They’re going to issue another report which “will offer recommendations to the public and private sectors” — no doubt including restrictions on the freedom of speech.
Suggestions are offered for all those “who wish to help rid our country of Islamophobia and other forms of intolerance,” including passing legislation banning racial profiling, speaking out strongly against smearing entire faiths or peoples and refusing to offer a legitimizing platform to those who spout anti-Muslim bigotry or Islamophobia.
The anti-freedom agenda of this Hamas-linked gang of thugs and Professor Intifada must be exposed, such that no freedom-loving group in the public or private sector will allow itself to be intimidated into letting them dictate to whom it can give a platform and to whom it cannot.
The report itself, meanwhile, is full of howlers. Get this:
Some individuals, institutions and groups were at the center of pushing Islamophobia in America during the period covered by this report: Pamela Geller and Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA); Robert Spencer and Jihad Watch; Brigitte Gabriel and
Act! for America; Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy (CSP); Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT); Newt Gingrich; the four members of Congress who called for an investigation of Muslim Capitol Hill interns; Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda and other violent extremists; and Daniel Pipes.
I can’t read this paragraph without laughing. First, let me thank Hamas-linked CAIR for naming my colleague Pamela Geller and me first among their opponents; I assure them they will continue to find ample justification for giving us this place of honor. (Pamela Geller comments here — don’t miss it.) But what makes me laugh is toward the end of the list: among the people “at the center of pushing Islamophobia in America” were “Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda and other violent extremists; and Daniel Pipes.”
Osama, al-Qaeda, and Pipes! Of course, Hamas-linked CAIR wants us to believe that they reject Osama’s version of Islam, and that he was thus purveying Islamophobia no less unmistakably than the mephistophelean Spencer or Pipes. But really this is rather like a Southern publication saying this in 1860: “Some individuals, institutions and groups were at the center of pushing Southernophobia in America during the period covered by this report: William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe; Simon Legree; and Harriet Tubman.” (Garrison, Douglass, Stowe and Tubman were abolitionists; Legree a demonically brutal slave-owning character in Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.)
So in Hamas-linked CAIR’s world, jihad terrorism causes “Islamophobia,” and resistance to jihad terror also causes “Islamophobia.” Apparently we are all supposed to sit back and acquiesce to the stealth jihad to advance Sharia being pursued by Hamas-linked CAIR and other Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S.
No, thanks. I will instead be working hard to defend freedom and remain one of the foremost thorns in the side of Honest Ibe Hooper and the other Islamic supremacists at Hamas-linked CAIR.