Obama restores ‘basic human right’–– you pay!
Born to LootÂ (Moonbattery)
Some are still trying to figure him out:
Not Islamic enough, not socialist enough:
The O-sponsored Muzz is out in full force:
NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) â€” Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods.
Â “We are unapologetically Muslim…”
imam Talib Abdur-Rashid told the crowd of about 500 gathered in Foley Square, not far from City Hall and local courthouses. To Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, he added, “We want for you to respect us and we will respect you.”Â (We don’t have to respect you, we just have to protect ourselves from you)
BS and Katzenyammer:
Â (and keeping New York safe from IslamicÂ terrorism)
Hamas-linked CAIR is anÂ unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding caseÂ — so named by the Justice Department.Â CAIRÂ operatives have repeatedlyÂ refusedÂ todenounceÂ Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. SeveralÂ formerÂ CAIRÂ officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Honest Ibe Hooper), have madeÂ Islamic supremacist statements.
So the fact that Hamas-linked CAIR would slam the Muslim opponents of a jihad terror group should come as no surprise to anyone.
BothÂ Omar JamalÂ andÂ Abdirizak BihiÂ are Muslims. But CAIR’s Minnesota chapter attacked them over their involvement with a seminar on Somali culture and their communities in America held Thursday in St. Paul. It was sponsored by theÂ Center for Somalia History Studies, an organization founded earlier this year by former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher.
TheÂ seminar, which cost $150 per person to attend, covered a wide array of topics including “Clans and Sub Clans”; “The Ethiopia Issue”; “Black Hawk Down”; “Youth Gangs”; “Transition to America” and “Somali Culture.”
One subject in particular incurred CAIR’s wrath. It was entitled, “Al Shabaab: An Islamic Extremist Terrorism Organization.”Â Al-ShabaabÂ is an al-Qaida affiliate.
CAIR and nearly 30 other groups, ranging from the Minnesota chapter of the Muslim American Society to local mosques and Somali community organizations,complainedÂ that the description of al-Shabaab “fails to distinguish between Islam and terrorism.”
CAIR-MN President A. Lori Saroya warned that conference attendees “will receive inaccurate and biased information about Muslims and Somalis.” She expressed concern that the seminar would result in “a lot of bias and misinformation. ”
Fletcher said before the conference that he had invited CAIR to attend to give its perspective. Saroya denied the group had received an invitation, but added that Somali groups wouldn’t attend because that would give “legitimacy” to Bihi and another Shabaab critic: Jamal, a former activist in the Twin Cities who currently serves as a member of Somalia’s United Nations delegation.
“These individuals, who have no credibility in the Somali community, are going to be educating law enforcement,” the CAIR-MN letter read.
Minneapolis Star-TribuneÂ columnist Jon Tevlin, who attended part of the conference,Â wroteÂ that it “seemed like a pretty straight-forward history lesson.” An hour of the daylong presentation was dedicated to al-Shabaab, “but considering that 20 young Somali men have been lured from the Twin Cities to fight with the organization, it only seemed logical. Very little was about religion, and I saw no criticism of the Muslim religion, only of terrorist acts,” he added.
CAIR’s Minnesota chapter previously came under fire forÂ refusing to criticize al-Shabaab.
CAIR’s comments about Bihi and Jamal amount to “character assassination,” said Tom Lyden, a reporter for Fox 9 News in Minneapolis. The two are targets because they “were the first to blow the whistle on the effort to recruit Minnesotan Somalis for terrorism in Somalia,” he said.
Three of the men who disappeared from the Twin Cities in recent years “would later become suicide bombers in Kenya and Somalia for the terror group al-Shabaab,” LydenÂ wroteÂ on his blog. “That stance earned them a seat on CAIR’s bad side.”
The attacks against Bihi are particularly unfair, Lyden wrote. Bihi has fought a tenacious and often lonely fight against jihadist recruitment in the Twin Cities, andÂ Lyden pointedÂ to the activist’s devotion to helping Somali neighbors in need. It is not uncommon to find Bihi devoting his time to translating for a Somali mother who needs social services or helping someone who wants to send money to relatives in Somalia.
Bihi has repeatedly blasted CAIR for attempting to muzzle local Somalis who take a public stand against al-Shabaab. In June 2009, he was amongÂ 50 people who protestedÂ outside a CAIR ice-cream social event for discouraging local Somalis from cooperating with the FBI. “We don’t want anyone to come to our community and tell us to shut up,” BihiÂ said.
HisÂ teenage nephewÂ was among the Minnesota Somalis killed while fighting for al-Shabaab. In a subsequentÂ interviewÂ with the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Bihi criticized CAIR and local mosque officials for putting roadblocks in the way of Somali cooperation with the FBI.
Lyden believes CAIR’s real objection is to Bihi’s “outspoken stance that some local mosques have fostered an environment that encouraged the radicalization of young Somali men” â€“ a story heÂ has reportedÂ on with regard to the Abubakr as-Saddique mosque in Minneapolis.
The House Homeland Security Committee staffÂ reportedÂ that on July 5, a Saudi cleric who had denounced al-Shabaab at that mosque was assaulted by men shouting “Allahu Akhbar” (“God is Great”). The assault was widely reported on jihadist websites, with Islamists overseas learning about the incident before most residents of the Twin Cities area.
For close to three years, Lyden wrote that he has tried unsuccessfully to elicit a comment from CAIR about the missing Somali youth who have left Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab. But CAIR hasn’t said a word. “For an organization that is supposed to represent Muslim Americans, I think that silence is particularly strange,” he added.
CAIR and its allies have shown much less reticence about slurs andÂ ad hominemattacks on non-Islamist Muslims.
In April, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., a close political ally of CAIR and a frequent speaker at its fundraisers,Â toldÂ a largely Muslim audience in Rochester Hills, Mich. that the “only reason” Bihi had been invited to testify before Congress on jihadi recruitment was “because he fits the narrative of people who want to defame you.”
Another CAIR target was Muslim scholar Khalid Duran, who has written that CAIR’s hyperbolic attacks on his workÂ elicited death threatsÂ from Jordanian Islamists….