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As many as 25 House Democrats are expected to have Muslim guests during Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech. It’s in response to a call from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim voted into Congress, to counter an “alarming rise in hateful rhetoric against Muslim Americans and people of the Islamic faith worldwide.”
The gesture might not generate much more than a shrug, except that in at least two cases, Democrats invited officials from a group the FBI formally avoids due to historic ties to a Hamas support network. Delray Beach Rep. Alcee Hastings invited Nezar Hamze, regional operations director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Florida. And San Jose, Cal. Rep. Zoe Lofgren invited Sameena Usman, a 10-year veteran government relations official with CAIR’s San Francisco chapter, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned.
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Jihadist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris have Americans on edge. Yet part of the Obama White House’s response to the attacks has been to invite Islamist groups that routinely demonize the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies to the White House to discuss a religious discrimination. “If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away,” President Obama said in his speech following the San Bernardino attack.
But partnering with such organizations sends the wrong message to the American people, said Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AFID).
“I think it says a lot when the president uses those organizations that have an ACLU-type mentality. They should have a seat at the table. That’s fine,” Jasser said. “But not to include groups, which have completely different focuses about counter-radicalization, counter-Islamism creates this monolithic megaphone for demonization of our government and demonization of America that ends up radicalizing our community.”
via Front Page
When the Redlands Tea Party Patriots objected to the resettling of Syrian Muslim migrants in their community, CAIR accused them of “paranoia and phobia is rooted in a combination of ignorance and bigotry.”
But “paranoia and phobia” are the modern condition that the free world has found itself living in. Islamic terrorism can strike anytime and anywhere from a Paris concert hall to a San Bernardino County facility where disabled children were being helped. It’s ignorance to ignore that and bigotry to defend it.
“What will be done to ensure the safety of our community? Our biggest concern is the safety of our family, our children and our grandchildren,” Victoria Hargrave of Redlands Townhall had asked.
It was a good question. As the country watched police charge towards a home in the Redlands, it has become an even better question.
The shooter has been named as Sayeed Farouk. His father described him as a religiously devout Muslim. “He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back.” Co-workers say that he “grew a beard and started to wear religious clothing. The long shirt that’s like a dress and the cap on his head.”
And at some point his “religiosity” took him down the familiar path of Jihad.
Andy Hallinan, a gun retailer in Florida, declared his store, Florida Gun Supply, a Muslim-free zone in the wake of the shooting of four servicemen outside a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by an Islamic extremist.. He was promptly sued by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, but they lost and the case was dismissed.
CAIR couldn’t prove they were injured by the action.
Hallinan took to Facebook to celebrate with a video and to say he was doing it to stand up for the right to free speech and in opposition to political correctness. On the video, he offered MFZ stickers which stands for Muslim-free zone and he said he only uses jihadi targets for practice. You might want to watch the video.
He’s definitely not politically correct!
CAIR has 30 days to appeal.
Mr. Hallinan said he won’t sell guns to anyone who is suspicious, not just Muslims.
He sat for an interview with CNN.
via Daily Caller
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade.
Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents — primarily evangelical parents — against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools.
House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all “religious doctrine” until students reach the last three years of high school.
Does a prisoner have to be a deserter or tied to the Brotherhood to get Barack Obama to call out for their release?
Barack Obama has called for the release of Egyptian American Mohamed Soltan who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Egypt for taking part in a violent protest against the coup by President el-Sisi who unseated The Muslim Brotherhood dictator, Mohammad Morsi.
His father Saleh, a prominent member of the Brotherhood, was sentenced to death.
In a statement, the United States State Department said that it was “deeply disappointed” in the decision and “deeply concerned about Mr. Soltan’s health and detention.” The statement called for Egypt to release Mr. Soltan “on humanitarian grounds.”
CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood organization, has been insisting the president call out for Soltan’s release.
Barack Obama has been relatively silent on Dr. Shakil Afridi’s imprisonment in Pakistan. Dr. Afridi helped the United States capture Osama bin Laden. Obama hasn’t been very forceful about securing the release of our Marine in jail in Iran – Amir Hekmati – nor has he helped the WaPo reporter Jason Rezaian, former FBI agent Bob Levinson, American pastor Saeed Abedini, also imprisoned in Iran.
Foster High School in Texas is the site of more Christian persecution in America due to Islam. Now a teacher is facing punishment from the school district for an 8 page handout that warned the class about the truth of Islam.
Though the information on the handouts were not sourced, it appears that that information could easily be documented.