By Deborah Weiss
The thought police over at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are urging journalists to delete the word “Islamist” from their lexicon. Though CAIR claims that the word stems out of bigotry, CAIR’s real agenda is to protect Islam — and Islamists — from so-called “defamation.”
The Associated Press Style Book is a guide for journalists which lays out rules for spelling, punctuation, and other guidelines. In its most recent edition, it added the word “Islamist,” which it defines as: “Islamist: supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.” Generally, the word “Islamist” is used to distinguish those who want to practice Islam as a spiritual faith, as opposed to those who interpret it and apply it as a political ideology. Those in the latter category desire the merging of mosque and state.
On January 3, 2012, Ibrahim Hooper, national spokesperson for CAIR, published a column suggesting that in the New Year journalists should refrain from using the word “Islamist.”
He complains that news reports unfairly focus on Islamists and notes that there are no news reports of “Christianist,” “Hinduist,” or “Judaist” political leaders. He further insists that the word “Islamist” is used almost always “pejoratively” by “Islamophobic groups and individuals” who link the word to terrorism, persecution of religious minorities, and human rights violations committed in the name of Islam. Hooper whines that such “bigoted attacks” unfairly target Islam because they are not equally hurled at other faiths.
Hooper goes on to claim that often the word “Islamist” is used by “Islam-bashers” who “disingenuously” claim to hate political Islam, though deep in their hearts they hate all Islam. As proof of his assertion, he accuses the alleged Islamophobes of failing to explain how a practicing Muslim can be politically active without attracting the label “Islamist.” After all, he writes, Muslims who wish to serve the “public good” and are merely “influenced” by their faith are slapped with the label “Islamist.” He professes that they just want to work for the “welfare of humanity and to be honest and just,” and if that same inspiration had eminated from the Bible instead of the Quran, they’d be deemed “good Samaritans.”…
This is not the burning of American flags by a bunch of bearded fanatics in dirty nightgowns who we are admittedly somewhat powerless to prevent, other than to insist (or in the case our feckless and spineless State Department and even weaker President Obama – beg) that the Pakistani government exert ’control’ over it’s citizens
This is different
This was a bounty placed on the head of an American by a member of the Pakistani Government
So instead of apologizing for America or whining about being helpless to take action against citizens of a foreign country expressing their displeasure at us, here we have a situation where a member of a foreign government has called for the murder of an American.
We can act.
Why has the President of the United States not taken the following steps in retaliation to the Pakistani Government?
a) Immediately suspend all aid to Pakistan
b) Increase by 5% the interest Pakistan must pay us on any loans we have made to them (Lord knows, we need the money)
c) Expel all Pakistani embassy and consulate staff and their families everywhere in the USA except for the Ambassador and one assistant/secretary
d) Revocation of the visas for all members of the Pakistan Delegation to the United Nations except the Ambassador and one assistant/secretary
e) Recall all non-essential US staff and their families from our embassy in Pakistan and consular offices.
f) Assistance with repatriation of any American private citizen wishing to leave Pakistan
g) Immediate deployment of a minimum of 50 US Marines to guard our embassy and every consular office in Pakistan, and to provide as many Marines as necessary to provide for the safety and security of US Diplomats and their families
Furthermore if the death of any American (here or elsewhere in the world) whose murder can be traced to this vigilantism, the United States will take some, maybe all of the following action, without any further warning
1. The withdrawal of the US ambassador to Pakistan, and any remaining staff and their families
2. The permanent and immediate suspension of all aid to Pakistan
3. The arrest of the Pakistani Ambassador, his release being secured only by the the extradition of the Pakistani Cabinet Minister to face murder charges in the US
4. The revocation of the visa of the Pakistani Ambassador to the U.N. and remaining Pakistani delegation followed by their immediate expulsion
5. Immediate suspension of all new visas issued to Pakistani citizens
6. Revocation of all existing visas held by Pakistani citizens
7. Disclosure to India of any details we hold of Pakistan’s nuclear weapon program
8. Bombing a city in Pakistan
We have to make it clear that a foreign government that permits its cabinet members to call for the murder of Americans is not only no longer an ally of the United States, but an enemy who will face catastrophic consequences.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Yet another imam – yet another attempt by American imams to stifle American’s First Amendment rights of Free Speech.
This time its husham al-husainy imam of Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center, who said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press that there
should be restrictions on some speech that offends major religious figures, such as Jesus or Mohammed.
Al-Husainy also said.
“They should put a law not to insult a spiritual leader,”
Well I have news for you mr. al-husainy, spritual leader in Dearbornistan. Someone’s already tried that about restricting speech that insults Jesus and guess what? It didn’t work because . . . guess what ? Yes Freedom of Speech as defined by the First Amendment.
I live under the laws of America, not the laws of the koran.
It is my RIGHT to say . . . . .
You are ugly, you smell and I think you are a festering puss-filled windbag that is an example of everything that is wrong with Islam. Your views are backward, barbaric and belong in the 7th century desert, not in 21st century America.
Insulted enough yet?
If not here’s another one for you: Your prophet mohammed was a lying, cheating, warmongering, woman hating, intolerant, Jew-hating, Christian-hating pedophile.
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Not content with this disgusting example of un-American and unconstitutional behavior, renowned Jew-hater and antagonist Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of Hamas’ entity in the USA – Council on American-Islamic Relations - will be chiming in at a second rally in Dearbornistan, organized by the islamic Center of America.
Walid said he fully supports free speech, but added that the insulting and crude nature of the video wasn’t the type of civil discourse that America’s founding fathers had in mind.
Well he is an idiot and demonstrates a total lack of understanding of America’s history and founding with his comment, together with an embarrassing ignorance of the concept of Free Speech.
History tells us that it is precisely the type of discourse that is crude and insulting that America’s Founding Fathers were trying to protect in the First Amendment because they knew man could never be free as long as a King, or a government, (or an imam) told them what they could or could not say.
Free Speech is Free Speech. It means the Freedom to offend – not freedom from offense.
You guys need to get over yourselves and tell your flock (or whatever an islamic leader calls his congregation) to stop the violent and hate filled intolerance spewing out of your mosques, schools communities . . . . oh wait you can’t – it’s in the koran.
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By Robert Spencer
Pakistan’s blasphemy law is an ongoing human rights abuse, abundantly documented here at Jihad Watch over the years. The West should be condemning Pakistan and pressuring it to drop this law. Instead, under pressure from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Western countries are on the verge of adopting laws very like this one. “11-year-old girl arrested in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy,” from the PTI, August 18 (thanks to G.S.):
ISLAMABAD: An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested in Pakistani capital on a charge of blasphemy after she was accused of burning pages of the Quran, police said on Saturday.Officials of Ramna police station said an FIR had been registered against Rimsha Masih, a resident of Umara Jaffar in sector G-12 in Islamabad.
The girl was arrested on Friday by personnel from a women’s police station after a man named Syed Muhammad Ummad filed a complaint against her.
However, an NGO named ‘Christians in Pakistan’ reported on its website thatthe girl has ‘Down Syndrome’ and had been falsely accused of burning 10 pages of the Quran.
The NGO said other Christians living in sector G-12 had been “threatened by extremists” who wanted to burn down their village on Friday.
It said some 300 people had left their homes and were in hiding due to the threats….
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