“We believe in a conversation,” Awad said, but Hamas-linked CAIR really only wants a conversation with those who toe its line. In reality, Hamas-linked CAIR works hard to shut down, demonize and marginalize anyone who speaks honestly about the jihad threat. The only conversation they want is one with their sycophants in the mainstream media and the Obama Administration.
It’s a manifestation of a deep insecurity, as well as an underlying authoritarianism and thuggery, for Hamas-linked CAIR to expel Munro and bar him from the premises. It demonstrates that underneath all Hooper’s bluster, he is a coward: he knows he can’t counter what Munro says, and can’t answer any probing questions (as opposed to the loving softballs he routinely gets from the mainstream media), so he has to resort to strongarm tactics. There are cowardly little bullies like Hooper all over America today — on college campuses, in the media, in politics, and in general almost every place where there used the possibility of free and honest discourse.
“CAIR’s Islamists Eject Breitbart From Their Anti-Carson Press Conference,” by Neil Munro, Breitbart, September 21, 2015:
Islamic advocates ejected a Breitbart News reporter from a Sept. 21 news conference in Washington D.C. The Council on American-Islamic Relations was hosting the event to complain about Dr. Ben Carson’s criticism of Islamic intolerance.
Ibrahim Hooper, an American convert to the 1,200 year-old religion, also threatened to eject the Breitbart reporter from any future conferences, and admitted in front of multiple TV cameras that he had ejected the reporter from a prior press conference.
Speakers at the event included CAIR’s co-founder Nihad Awad and several others. “We believe in a conversation,” Awad said. “What unites us as Americans is…. our Constitution,” he claimed.
At the end of the statements, Awad’s spokesman announced that Breitbart’s reporter he would not be allowed to ask questions during the short question and answer period.
Immediately after the question and answer session, Hooper intervened again to stop a conversation about Islam between Breitbart and one of the speakers.
“He is just one of the hate-mongers,” Hooper said about the Breitbart reporter. The CAIR speaker said he wanted to continue the conversation, but Hooper insisted that the reporter be forced out from the event. “Could you take it outside? We have you to leave. We have to ask him to leave. We have asked him to leave in previous news conferences, so we just ask you to leave, please,” Hooper said.
To clarify: “Yes, I’m throwing you out,” Hooper added.
Breitbart asked Hooper if he would block this reporter from entering a future press event. “If I identify you before you come in, I won’t let you come in,” Hooper replied. “It is as simple as that… it is a private event and we don’t allow in hate-mongers like you,” he added, underlining his legal right to do something widely regarded as unethical, defensive and self-damaging.
Awad arranged the press conference to criticize the Sept. 20 statement by GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson that: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” One of Carson’s aides later told CNN that “he was thinking like someone who loves America first, who wants to protect America.” The aide, Armstrong Williams, said that “he understands that there are tenets of Islam that hates Jews, that kills homosexuals, will kill Muslims, do not advocate belief and value systems that made America into the country that it is today.”
Awad criticized Carson’s policy preferences as a violation of the Constitution. “We believe his views are inconsistent with the American Constitution,” said Awad, who has not been allowed to meet with FBI officials since the discovery of CAIR’s involvement in an extensive Islamist criminal operation in Texas….
Under questioning from reporters, Awad also insisted that Islam does separate religion from the state. “Within Islam, there is separation of state and religion” he admitted. In fact there are no or few Islamic states where Islam is not part of the state, or where other religions have equal rights to Islam.
The Jordanian-born Awad also suggested that Carson’s policy preference is racist. That’s another categorical error because Islam is an ideology and a religion, not a racial group. In English, it is linguistically impossible to be racist towards an idea, especially an idea that deems itself to be non-racial. However, English is not Awad’s first language, and Islamic culture treats painful criticism as slander that can be punished, regardless of truth.
Awad also tried to argue that Carson is treating all Muslims as a uniform bloc. However there’s no evidence that Carson cannot tell the difference between the ideas of Islam and the actions of individuals Muslims, who vary in their orthodoxy and piety. Again, the error is likely tied to Awad’s Islamic ideology, which does regard all Muslims as a worldwide bloc, called the “ummah.”
Hooper’s exclusion of the press from the press conference also reflects the Islamists’ theological contempt for ideas and people outside Islam. For example, the Koran says that Christians and polytheists are “the worst of creatures.”…
Five former employees of CAIR who have been jailed or expelled were not able to attend the Sept. 21 press event….