Holocaust Memorial Day
My Congressman Supports the Destruction of Israel
(Joe Sestak Only Guilty by Association--if his marketing firm is good enough)
For a "civil rights" group, the folks at the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) have a funny way of talking. I mean, after all, how does any religious or political group lay claim to any civil rights, when they won't grant any to anyone else? What do I mean by that? Let me explain: I claim the right to exist as a civil right; yet CAIR does not grant that right to the state of Israel.
In fact, CAIR calls the removal of Israel as one of its "legitimate" aims.
CAIR can say all they want about renouncing violence. They can blow smoke at journalists when they are asked about their ties to Hamas. Yes, they were indeed founded by the current directors of Hamas.
But CAIR's own website claims that the "removal" of Israel is a "legitimate aim," and I want to know why none of you--apparently--knew about it or wrote about it. Not the New York Times; not the Boston Globe; not the Philadelphia Inquirer, not the Washington Post, nor the L.A. Times, nor the San Francisco Herald: Not one of you has done so.
Because if you had known about this, you might have felt the need to ask this "civil rights" group how one can "remove" a country while renouncing violence as an "illegitimate" aim and not denying that country its own "civil rights." There must be a little something extra brewing in the CAIR hookah, because you don't need a crystal ball to see that Israel isn't going anywhere without some violence going on. [By the way, that line starts right here with me--and I'm not even Jewish.]
CAIR issued this statement in 2002, but you journalists ignored it. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell meets with CAIR and praises them. The Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania's 7th District, Admiral Joseph Sestak, lauds their "good work" against racial profiling. (Friends, really, you can't make this up.) Congressman Sestak lauds the work against racial profiling of a group that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. He hired that group's marketing specialist, Adeeba al-Zaman, as a full-time staffer. He attended a fundraising event for CAIR on April 7, 2007...sort of. When outraged constituents and activists complained, he decided to show up at the Philadelphia Hilton after the money was raised.
Five minutes after.
You journalists had the chance to ask U.S. Congressman Joe Sestak D-Pa, 7th, why he hired that CAIR employee, and why he supports an organization that is committed to the destruction of Israel. But you didn't. None of you asked that question. Why not? Why didn't you ask Adeeba al-Zaman about the "civil rights" of Israeli people to live in peace? Why have you not asked her that question?
So here we are on April 17th, Holocaust Memorial Day, wondering, how this all has come to pass.
Here's how, journalists of the world. YOU LET IT HAPPEN. You gave CAIR a free pass on their real aims. You obviously don't care enough about the rampant anti-Semitism in the Muslim world to expose this deadly sin for the world to see. You don't care enough to ask them hard questions, to put them on the spot.
Yes, this is a rebuke or CAIR for their duplicity, disguising in their "taqqiyah" or double-talk their true feelings about Jews and Israel. But this is more an indictment of America's journalists. Anti-Semitism is no longer an "buzzword" for you. The political proclivities of your Editors and Publishers incline you away from the issue of Israel's constant state of emergency due to the animus of the Muslim world, perhaps. Maybe you have become inured to the Muslim World's constant Jew-bashing, baiting, and outright murder and terror; it's all become just another ho-hum day at the office for you. It happens all the time, "yawn."
That must be the case, for CAIR's founders, since 2000, have committed 600 terror raid in Israel, killing almost 400 innocent human beings of a religion they hate, wounding more than 2,100. If you put the founder of CAIR at the center of this kind of terrorism and murder, and you find on CAIR's website a call to "remove" Israel as a "legitimate aim", I'd call that a smoking gun. I'd even call that a story. A blockbuster! [Cricket noises from the World Press Corps...]
Nothing. All too very droll for you.
Snap out of your unprofessional hypnotic love affair with yourselves and your careers. The Holocaust, in terms of the history of our earth, only just happened! It was about Jew-baiting, Jew-bashing, murder and terror, and the world turned its back on it all! Your grandparents, and great grand parents, did nothing for these poor souls, and we all let the Soviets and the Nazis ground them into dust in their great engines of hatred.
You may not let it happen again. NEVER AGAIN. But you are doing so. You are not holding the people who still practice this hatred responsible, and you have allowed a group like CAIR to become the pet project of at least one state's Governor and one of its Congressmen.
The time has come, journalists of American, to start asking Muslims hard questions about their legendary hatred of Jews and Israel. Have any of you asked CAIR, or any prominent Muslim, for that matter, if they think Israel has the right to exist in peace? Further: have you asked these diplomats, or politicians, or smooth-talking mouthpieces whether they think Jews have the right to live without fear of the Muslim genocidal impulse?
This is Holocaust Memorial Day. In the name of all of the victims of that great calamity--six million innocent Jewish children, women, and men--askMuslims these hard questions. Start with this one, please: "Do you think Israel has the right to exist in peace?"
CAIR's answer is already out there, if you were persistent enough to look. It's on their website.
CAIR's answer is "no."
(From the CAIR website and the above link)
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/28/2002) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today condemned a bomb attack on a Passover celebration in the Middle East that left 20 people dead and more than 100 wounded.
In a statement, CAIR said:
"We condemn this attack and all other attacks on innocent civilians. Illegitimate and counterproductive tactics must not be used in the legitimate struggle to end Israel's brutal occupation. (emphasis supplied)
"This attack is of particular concern coming as it did during a religious observance in which the focus is remembrance of God.