September 25, 2008
CAIR Obsessed With 'Obsession'Topics: Understanding Islam
Pamela Geller's intro to Robert Spencer's piece on CAIR describes the situation and the organization to a "T," and indeed the terrorism-supporting Muslim activist group is being its usual self - outraged - this time over the video film "Obsession":
Unindicted co-conspirator CAIR is ticking like a suicide bomber over the distribution of the excellent documentary, Obsession. As far as CAIR is concerned, the less Americans know about Islam and jihad the better. They are trying to paint it as a "presidential" issue. The inference is McCain would be tough on Islamic terror and Barack Hussein ...... is sympathetic to Muslims because he was raised a Muslim? I don't know but they are doing their litigation jihad.We find the details at Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch: CAIR files FEC complaint: Obsession distribution a Zionist plot Jihadwatch:
Despite the fact that the film Obsession contains no political content and was made well before the 2008 election cycle began, CAIR, those paragons of Islamic moderation and honesty, would now have you believe that the national distribution of the DVD was an Israeli plot to elect John McCain.
This is a very revealing action for CAIR to take. It reveals in particular two key aspects of CAIR's mindset:
1. It shows that CAIR is fully aware that the jihad against Israel is an integral part of the global jihad, and is not just a struggle to recover Palestinian "stolen land." Thus a film that reveals the nature and goals of that global jihad -- Obsession -- benefits Israel.It further shows CAIR yet again on the wrong side of the jihad, as they are again and again. The Flying Imams threaten the ability of airline passengers to report suspicious behavior without getting harassed legally, and CAIR is right there. Sami Al-Arian for years bamboozles the Left into thinking he is a gallant freedom fighter for the Palestinians without the shadow of a hint of support for terrorism, and CAIR backs him all the way. The Patriot Act? CAIR was against it -- and not just the legitimately questionable parts, either. Has CAIR ever sponsored a single anti-terror initiative that would actually make it easier for law enforcement to identify and apprehend jihad terrorists? Nope.
2. It also shows that CAIR believes that John McCain will fight against the global jihad in a way that Barack Obama will not -- and that it believes therefore the distribution of an anti-jihad film, which in a sane world would be welcomed by both the Left and the Right since the global jihad wishes to destroy and remake the West utterly, must be some partisan plot.
Yet this shady group still enjoys mainstream media support, and is routinely depicted as a neutral "civil rights" organization.
From My Way News via Pam, there's more. CAIR apparently believes the film telling the truth about radical Islam helps McCain: Cair Seeks Probe of DVD Distribution:
[...] U.S. Muslim advocacy group Tuesday asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether a nonprofit group that distributed a controversial DVD about Islam in newspapers nationwide is a "front" for an Israel-based group with a stealth goal of helping Republican presidential candidate John McCain.Before you ask yourself if these people are completely nuts, let me save you the energy; yes, besides having no clue about America, like the jihadists they support they are indeed nuts and belong in Gitmo, not running free on the streets of America.
[...] "If you heighten the hysteria over national security or terrorism or do anything to make people more fearful, it's clear they would trend toward McCain because that's been his mantra throughout the campaign," said Ibrahim Hooper, a CAIR spokesman.
Pamela has more on this at Atlas Shrugs.
Posted by Richard at September 25, 2008 5:46 AM
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