Steven Emerson looks at what happens When Islamists Get Caught: they immediately cry “Islamophobia!” and “Free speech!” and “Out of context!”
And the mainstream media covers for them.
The Esam Omeish affair is the latest example of a “moderate,” “peaceful” American Muslim leader done in by his own words, caught on tape.
Omeish, the president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was forced to resign last week from his recently-appointed position on Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s immigration commission when videos featuring Omeish posted by Little Green Footballs and the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) were brought to the governor’s attention.
Kaine asked for Omeish’s resignation after observing one video featuring Omeish at a December 2000 rally praising Palestinians for “…you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”
Instead of owning up to his words, Omeish told reporters at a press conference Friday that he was taken out of context as part of a “smear campaign” based on“Islamophobia.”
When speaking of jihad, he said he did not mean violence. He only meant “exerting full effort.” He, like the Muslim American Society, is completely peaceful, espousing only a “path of moderation, engagement and outreach.” Omeish is a surgeon, and before that, an honor student â€“ a pillar of the community, and nothing more. The re-production of his own words is an “Islamophobic” “smear.”
MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director, Mahdi Bray, went one step further, portraying Omeish as the victim of a not-so-vast right wing conspiracy by those who “send people into our mosques and send people into our conventions dressed as Muslim women with hidden cameras.”
* Scrutiny and exposure is obviously something Muhammedans don’t like at all. But do you think even ONE of these wankers from the PC- media would ask why?
Whatever it takes…
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign forced a magazine to drop a negative story about her by threatening to cut off the publication’s access to the former President Bill Clinton, it emerged yesterday.
The ruthless response to GQ magazine, and its decision to bow to the ultimatum, reflects the enormous leverage Mr Clinton brings to his wife’s White House bid at a time when her quest for the Democratic nomination appears more formidable than ever.
Dangerous lunacy and hypocrisy by a self aggrandizing ex-general whose arrogance is only toppled by his ego but Tucker won’t have any of it:
Pipe Bombers Firecracker Boyz
Our Friends the Egyptians
University of South Florida student Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, arrested with pipe bombs near a North Carolina Navy base, is going to have his defense paid for by Egypt.