Spurred by the controversies over Quran-burning and the planned Ground Zero mosque, the most visible Islamic advocacy organization in the United States says it is launching a department to deal with “Islamophobia.”
...CAIR, which calls itself “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization,” said in a statement Monday that its executive director, Nihad Awad, had announced the move at the group’s annual banquet, held in Arlington, Va. on Saturday.
“We have seen a small but vocal group of bigots and hate-mongers manufacture an atmosphere of anti-Islam hysteria through smear campaigns that rely on distortions, misinformation and outright falsehoods,” Awad said.
Nihad Awad of CAIR speaks at a 2002 DC rally while a flag for the Islamic terror group Hezbollah flies on stage
The statement said the new “Islamophobia” department would produce an annual report tracking “trends in rhetorical attacks on Islam and Muslims and will offer accurate and balanced information to be used in the struggle for tolerance and mutual understanding.”
Mutual understanding, huh? It would have been helpful nine years ago if CAIR and other Muslim organizations would have acted in a manner to reassure the American public that the terrorists who attacked America in the name of Islam on 9/11 did not represent Islam, that they condemned Islamic acts of terrorism, and they would work with authorities to root out any radicalism they encountered. Nine years they could have worked on "American and Islamic relations." Instead, they've spent the last nine years acting as if they're the real victims of 9/11, while waging a war of psychological terrorism towards anyone who dares to question Islamic radicalism and Islamofascism.
First of all, CAIR needs to cut the crap. Statistics show that bias crimes against Muslims are make up only seven percent of religious "hate crimes." The biggest percentage of "hate crimes" (65.7 percent) are committed against Jews.
May I remind you who CAIR honored this past weekend at the same event where they announced their anti-Islamophobia campaign? Helen Thomas. Yes, that Helen Thomas. Tell the Jews to leave Israel, as well as (essentially) go back to the ovens and you'll get an award from CAIR.
So before the grievance mongers at CAIR want to use the bigotry and "hate speech" card, they ought to take a closer look at themselves.