Methinks The L.D.* Doth Protest Too Much!

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The panties of Haris Tarin, DC Office Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council are in a twist over the heinous behavior of the Islamophobes running the United States’ counter-terrorism efforts. Let us look at this honorable American’s take on things, and then let us look at the facts.

Hang on Virginia, this one is pretty much a mind-f… um …you know what I mean.

Winking smile

I have added some editing advice to help improve Haris’ grasp of the concept of communication as opposed to bovine end-products intended for garden uses.

Enough is Enough: The anti-Muslim Training Tide Must Turn

May 18, 2012

The nation’s top officer, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, says to stop ‘Total War’ on Islam rhetoric

Last week, Wired.com’s Danger Room reported [that] a course repeatedly taught at the U.S. Joint Staff Forces College, [either remove the comma or add another one after the word course] included vitriolic [non-submissive] and hateful [objective] language about Islam [undisputedly mainstream Islamic theological doctrine] and Muslims [actual actions and words by Muslims and polls of Muslims]  as part of its instruction material. Sadly, this latest report shows history does indeed repeat itself, and the Muslim American community has suffered repeatedly because of it. [this makes us upset because it accurately portrays the very tactics we hope will deliver the Ummah a planet to beat into submission to our highly personal and totally human concept of God]

After that mildly spun tornado of an intro Tarin gets down to some really intense atmosphere fertilization; let’s just add a few interjections to make it a tad more ‘fair and balanced’.

In the last year alone, there have been at least five high profile instances [5 times we found great agit-prop opportunities] of anti-Muslim [that which does not contribute to the doctrinally pathological Islamic need for religious self-respect regardless of truth] training to law enforcement and military personnel sponsored and financed by the federal government.

This above tidbit alone should show that the Muslim Brotherhood style of stealth jihad really has produced a real influence that is detrimental to the security of the U.S.!

Be sure to follow the link in the article to the actual slideshow; there is almost nothing to criticize, and what little there is, is explicitly presented as being unrepresentative of any current or proposed policy and was included to incite wide-ranging discussion – just the sort of thing you want when training high-level military and law-enforcement’; these were hardly detectives and beat cops being trained, this was ‘War College’ level stuff.

Take note that the information reported so incredulously in the next paragraph is self-evidently true; this is demonstrated by the public and documented actions and writings of the very ‘civilians, juries, lawyers, media, academia and charities’ being “shielded” by the likes of our beloved “Hi, I am from MPAC & I am here to help you” representative.

First, there were reports last fall of the Department of Justice (DOJ) using training material that warn of Muslims in America engaging in “civilizational jihad”– a concept “stretching back from the dawn of Islam and waged today in the U.S. by ‘civilians, juries, lawyers, media, academia and charities’ who threaten our values.’”

I guess that I have to admit that if you are blinded by a religious doctrine that mandates your faith’s domination of the world by hook or by crook in order to ‘”save” the people from being ruled by the evil un-believers, it might be upsetting if your doctrine were openly discussed by the ‘Great Satan’. Every one of the items in scare quotes in that paragraph is supported by the repeated words and writings of groups like CAIR, MPAC, MSU and others of that ilk. Meanwhile any Muslims actually interested in reform are tarred and feathered one way or another to keep them silent and under the radar of the general public while their trained seals lead the media by the, um, hand.

In recent polls of American Muslims the overwhelming majority refused to acknowledge that the nationally known groups represented their interests. Even when all of the media-darling Muslim advocacy groups were lumped together the over-whelming majority declared that they did not represent the real American Muslims next-door and in the shopping check-out line ahead of you.

No National Muslim American Organization Represents a Large Percentage of the Community

Which national Muslim American organization, if any, do you feel most represents your interests?

ORGANIZATION

MEN

WOMEN

Council on American-Islamic Relations CAIR

12%

11%

Islamic Society of North America ISNA

4%

7%

Muslim Public Affairs Council MPAC

6%

1%

Muslim American Society

0%

2%

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed Group

3%

1%

Islamic Circle of North America

2%

0%

Other

6%

20%

None

55%

42%

Paragraph left out – I agree that Walid Shoebat is a bit of a nutcase.

As if that wasn’t enough, the New York Police Department (NYPD) decided it would be a good idea to screen for its officers “The Third Jihad,” a blatantly anti-Muslim [written honestly by an American Muslim] film that insists [shows conclusively] the “true agenda of much of Islam in America” is to infiltrate and dominate America.  According to reports, nearly 1,500 New York police officers were shown the film.

In referring to groups in the media much means almost all, when referring to real American Muslims see the poll above.

Here’s a toast to the NYPD! I have yet to see the full version but, the 30 minute cut is very honest and, by the way, it is all the project of a Muslim American!!!

In addition to the screening, NYPD’s widespread spying [legal and much lauded surveillance] on Muslims in New York and beyond also have come to light [been the topic of our hysterical misdirection]. We learned the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy financed a specific part of NYPD’s surveillance against Muslim American communities – from libraries, restaurants and markets to university student whitewater rafting trips – without any evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

Here MPAC’s trained poodle seems to be intentionally ignoring the fact that basic surveillance comes beforeevidence of criminal wrongdoing” in the real world; after that comes more invasive data gathering with the permission of a court, then they charge, convict and put the Psychopath-of-God away for good.

During the most recent upswing in “the Irish problem” no-one on either side ever saw anything wrong with the authorities keeping an eye on any group, religious or otherwise, that was Irish and Catholic or Irish and Protestant, or Irish and Marxist for that matter; being Muslim fails to shield you from being judged by your fruit.

When reports surfaced last week [our buddies dug up something juicy, to us at least] of the Pentagon using training materials (read the PDF presentation for yourself) …

Yes, please do, the MPAC characterization of the document is disingenuous to say the least! Just imagine what a Nazi agent in America would write about an objective assessment of Germany’s doctrines and intentions in 1938, then fast-forward about 70 years, and watch the show start all over again.

…advocating for a “Hiroshima solution” to target the Muslim “civilian population wherever necessary,” in a “total war” against Islam, that was the final straw.
At this point, the community has had enough.

At this point so have I, that last bunch of quotes was assembled by cherry picking single words and phrases out of context for no purpose other than to demonize the entire document; I say Virginia, that is just not cricket!

Letters were sent to those officials who have blatantly violated [sought to protect and defend all American’s] civil liberties and basic moral principles, meetings [3-minute-hate’s]on Capitol Hill took place and civil society groups [reliable dupes & bought fools] have spoken out against the corrosive [creative] mishandling [strategies] of national security efforts.  Policy circles [paid-for-apologists] stressed the importance of partnerships [divisiveness] rather than confrontation [responsible co-operation] between local communities [stealth jihadists] and law enforcement agencies, but the damage [truth] has been done [disseminated]. The bridges [[barricades]  of partnership [divisiveness] that took so long to build were being challenged with walls [a spotlight] of distrust [truth] that were erected overnight [with great effort against the currents promoted by the stealth jihadists and “’progressive’ Leftists].

I for one am glad to see the wall of stupid finally cracking.

Why are our tax dollars being used to train Americans to hate other Americans?

Now then Virginia, to continue our abnormal psychology lesson, please take note that few, if any, people of a non-criminal mind-set would think of typical police training to identify and apprehend criminals as ‘”training to hate Americans”. We also find examples here of projection, where the patient “projects” their own thoughts and actions onto the recipient of their tirade; see link to the Third Jihad.

Why are our political leaders not publicly denouncing the hate-filled training materials our law enforcement and military students are receiving?

Probably because all the hate material your allies spew forth takes time to vet and dispose of; meanwhile the hydra grows two more heads.

Simply put, this is wrong, and at this point in our nation’s history, we should be above putting down any group in the name of national security.

Um, really? What about groups proven to be conspiring against national security? I would wager that if some brain-dead Christian Identity group started making noises like they were ready to give Armageddon a jump-start MPAC and CAIR would scream for them to be “put down”!

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, condemned the bigoted Pentagon training materials.

Hardly, what he did was act like the political general he is, and do all the media approved things; the only parts of the document that are questionable explicitly state that they are included as provocative discussion starters, not proposed US. policy.

While this is a positive first step, serious reforms need to be implemented into the education of the agency, and we need to hear from Secretary Leon Panetta that this type of problematic training will never happen again.

That will happen just as soon as CAIR and MPAC et. al. swear on their prophet’s honor that no more of their moderate leaders will end up convicted of terrorism related charges; deal?

While we are spending treasures in both lives and finances overseas trying to win hearts and minds, here at home we are training our young servicemen and women to fill their hearts and minds with hate.

That last sentence was one of the rare moments when a stealth-jihadist will speak the exact truth; the problem here is that the words “we” and “our” should be read as “Islam” and “Islamic”, instead of “Americans” and “America.”

Pursuing national security measures by training military and law enforcement officials to hate [objectively assess] their fellow Americans only weakens our national strength.

Again, who exactly is this “our” you are referring to?

Together we stand, divided we fall – these words have never been more appropriate.
It’s time for our political leaders to speak out publicly against anti-Muslim training taking place within their own federal agencies. Anything less than intervention and serious reform is unacceptable, given the stakes.

Well now, there again is something that we can agree upon – your political leaders must be wetting their drawers over the thought of the public becoming aware of their agenda!

(* lying dog)

For Peace, Muslim Public Affairs Council MPAC Has to Show Respect to Reality

Jewish Paelstine Israel as it was supposed to be and should be again

Jewish Paelstine Israel as it was supposed to be and should be again

And over here Virginia we have an excellent example of a seasoned political operative exercising her trade; open-faced, warmly sincere, and accidently self-serving, distortions of basic reality. Also take note of the masterly avoidance of any substantial discussion of the actual text of the speech, or, for that matter the actual reaction of Congress to Mr. Netanyahu’s words. MPAC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has

It is no wonder Abbas said that Netanyahu’s speech before the joint meeting of Congress was a “declaration of war against the Palestinians.” The “Palestinian Narrative” demands victim status for the proper strategic placement to finally “Solve” the Nakba; Hamas is the historical and ideological heir to the Muftif of Jerusalem Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, the man who encouraged Hitler to adopt the rabidly innovative new idea for Europe’s “Final Solution”.  Husayni commanded a Nazi SS division of Muslim soldiers, only failing to implement his own Middle Eastern Holocaust because of the decline of Germany’s falling on the defensive and subsequent loss in WWII.

But, after all, Netanyahu’s adherence to the actual armistice agreement from all the way back in ‘48 is hardly a shock; Israel always was supposed to have a negotiated border based on the “Green Line” where, for the most part, troops happened to be when the final ceasefire was called. From ‘48 to ‘67 Gaza was effectively a part of Egypt and The West Bank was part of Jordan; neither country EVER made a single move, or even suggested, that the “Palestinians” needed a state of their own.

Then in ‘67 Egypt illegally blockaded Israeli shipping and sent it’s entire armored force toward the Israeli border while proclaiming to the world that it was the intention of Egypt to eliminate the state of Israel by a genocidal application of military force.

Here is a quote from Judge Stephen Schwebel, former President of the ICJ (International Court of Justice) (italics added)

“The facts of the June 1967 ‘Six Day War’ demonstrate that Israel reacted defensively against the threat and use of force against her by her Arab neighbors. This is indicated by the fact that Israel responded to Egypt’s prior closure of the Straits of Tiran, its proclamation of a blockade of the Israeli port of Eilat, and the manifest threat of the UAR’s use of force inherent in its massing of troops in Sinai, coupled with its ejection of UNEF (a UN peacekeeping force “invited” to stand aside, or else by Egypt prior to the massing of the invasion force – Guy DeWhitney). It is indicated by the fact that, upon Israeli responsive action against the UAR, Jordan initiated hostilities against Israel. It is suggested as well by the fact that, despite the most intense efforts by the Arab States and their supporters, led by the Premier of the Soviet Union, to gain condemnation of Israel as an aggressor by the hospitable organs of the United Nations, those efforts were decisively defeated. The conclusion to which these facts lead is that the Israeli conquest of Arab and Arab-held territory was defensive rather than aggressive conquest.”

On to MPAC’s all too commonly disingenuous “analysis of Mr. Netanyahu’s amazingly blunt and refreshingly honest speech…

“Last week, President Barack Obama outlined his vision for the Middle East, rooted in the principle that change is inevitable, and that democracy, human rights and self-determination will continue to ultimately move the region to a better place. For too long, dictators ran the region, many of whom deliberately held the Mid-East peace process hostage for their own personal gain and popularity.”

Well, we all know how willing the Arab states have been to sit down and hammer out a settlement, right? The following undisputed quotes paint a different picture of the Muslim attitude on the ground I am afraid…

“You understand that we  plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian State. We will make life unbearable for Jews by   psychological warfare and population explosion….I have no use for Jews; they are and remain Jews.”
Yasser Arafat speaking to an Arab audience; Stockholm, Sweden 1996

“Whoever thinks that the intifada broke out because of the despised Sharon’s visit to the al-Aqsa Mosque is wrong. This intifada was planned in advance, ever since President Arafat’s return from the Camp David negotiations, where he turned the table upside down on President Clinton.”
PA Minister Imad Falouji, 2001

“We may lose or win [tactically], but our eyes will continue to aspire to the strategic goal, namely, to Palestine from the river to the sea. Whatever we get now cannot make us forget this supreme truth.”
Faisal Husseini, PA minister & Jerusalem PLO representative, 2001

Peace Partners, Obama said? “Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin. said the Little Pig”. Back to MPAC’s demonstration of psychological projection…

An important component of the President’s address was the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The President did not offer anything novel regarding the conflict, but rather re-stated long-running U.S. policy regarding the 1967 borders, which both the Clinton and Bush administrations saw as a starting point for negotiations.

In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat in the White House alongside Obama and called the President’s remarks on the 1967 borders “indefensible” and “throwing Israel under the bus”.  Netanyahu not only questioned President Obama’s intelligence in a 12-minute rambling diatribe in the Oval office on the history of the Middle East, but at the invitation of the congressional Republican leadership, he went so far as to rebut the President’s speech in front of both houses of the United States Congress this week.

And, it seems that much of Congress was receptive to this fresh, almost shocking openness and return to honesty in that sacred chamber. The MPAC fantasy continues…

“Unfortunately, this type of political grandstanding is nothing new from the Republican leadership in Congress. In November 2009, after meeting with Netanyahu in Israel, Republican House Majority leader Eric Cantor (leading a 25-person Congressional delegation), said that he would act as a check to the President’s policy in the Middle East. This statement was an unprecedented rebuke by a member of Congress, of an American President on foreign soil. No matter what one’s views are regarding the conflict, it is distasteful for members of Congress to volunteer themselves as theater props in order to discredit the President of the United States.”

A member? hardly; MPAC’s spin-meisteress forgot to add that 30 Representatives and 17 Senators were chosen/volunteered by the VICE PRESIDENT and Speaker of the House to be Netanyahu’s “Escort of Honor”; and yes Virginia, it was a totally bi-partisan group, including BOTH Democratic Senators from California! Oh, and then there were the 27 standing ovations, most of them loud and obviously sincere; there is an element on the Left that claims the entire U.S. Congress is so terrified of Israel that they do not feel they can be SEEN to NOT be enthusiastic, Ri-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ght! Oh, we should also note this little piece from the Washington Post: Democrats join Republicans in questioning Obama’s policy on Israel

“No matter how long such political theater continues, the status quo will not move either side forward. Both sides have entrenched themselves.  From the Israeli side, the separation wall continues to be built on Palestinian land and illegal settlements continue to grow. The Palestinians have recently signed a unity agreement, yet there does not seem to be much movement towards a national platform for peace and the use of violence in Gaza continues to set them back.”

What a tribute to the Imagination and genius of the Republican “political theater” staff; twenty seven standing ovations from both sides of the aisle; no less enthusiastic at the end, after Congress being gently slapped in the face with reality,  than at the beginning.

“President Obama cannot produce a peace agreement on his own…”

Of course not, and if he tried I think that this same MPAC writer would likely claim that the U.S. had no right to do any such thing!

“…And while pressure is on Palestinians to make more concessions, the reality is that the Israelis can end the stalemate now if it wanted to have a peace deal.”

This is the first time I have seen “peace deal” used as a euphemism for national and ethnic suicide; given the adamantly stated goals of the Arab nations and the Palestinian “leadership” no other definition can be entertained by the sane and sober.

Here are some more historical quotes to dash a little cold water on this fantasy called the “Palestinian narrative”:

“The Arab states do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it an open sore, as an affront to the UN and as a weapon against Israel.”
Ralph Galloway, Director of UNRWA, 1958

“All the Arab countries want to keep this problem looking like an open wound.”
Ana Liria-Franch, UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ regional representative to Cairo, 2003

“If Arabs return to Israel, Israel will cease to exist.”
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian President, 1961
“The demand for the return of the Palestinian refugees…is tantamount to the destruction of Israel.”
As’ad Abd-Al Rahman, Minister of Refugee Affairs – Palestinian Authority, 1999

The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians… but, instead they abandoned them and, forced them to emigrate and to leave.”
PA President Mahmoud Abbas, 1976

“We will smash the country. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down.”
Prime Minister of Iraq Nuri Said, 1948

“Since 1948 we have been demanding the return of the refugees to their homes. But we ourselves are the ones who encouraged them to leave. Only a few months separated our call to them to leave and our appeal to the United Nations to resolve on their return.”
Haled al Azm, Syria’s Prime Minister, 1948-1949

“The fabricated atrocity stories about Deir Yassin were our biggest mistake…Palestinians fled in terror.”
Hazem Nusseibeh, editor – Palestine Broadcasting Service’s Arabic news in 1948

And now Virginia, back to our regularly scheduled Islamist Apologetics demonstration…

“But Netanyahu’s condescending attitude to our President and by extension our country has to end.  Jeffery Goldberg in an article entitled “Dear Mr. Netanyahu, Please Don’t Speak to My President That Way”, in the Atlantic Monthly, said, “…he [Netanyahu] threw something of a hissy fit. It was not appropriate, and more to the point, it was not tactically wise…”

Twenty. Seven. Standing. Ovations. Clearly Congress failed to realize they were being insulted. Myself I thought Netanyahu showed them respect, by simply telling the truth and not playing games with an issue that is of existential aspect to Israel. Look at this bit from…

THE WASHINGTON POST

PETER WALLSTEN

Top Democrats have joined a number of Republicans in challenging President Obama’s policy toward Israel, further exposing rifts that the White House and its allies will seek to mend before next year’s election.

The differences, on display as senior lawmakers addressed a pro-Israel group late Monday and Tuesday, stem from Obama’s calls in recent days for any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians to be based on boundaries that existed before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, combined with “mutually agreed swaps” of territory.

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) and other Democrats appeared to reject the president’s reference to the 1967 lines in his latest attempt to nudge along peace talks, thinking that he was giving away too much, too soon.

White House officials say Obama’s assertion did not reflect a shift in U.S. policy. But the president’s comments touched a nerve among pro-Israel activists, drew a rare Oval Office rebuke from Is­raeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and instantly became a litmus test in domestic American politics.

Now Obama — whom critics often accuse of employing a play-it-safe governing style in which he waits for others to take the lead — is largely isolated politically in raising the issue of boundaries…

Read It All

The MPAC writer, who, I think, must have slightly less sense than my char-lady, concludes thusly…

“It is not only the left who has been taken back by Netanyahu’s disrespect to the Oval office but even among the conservatives there is criticism of the way he has demeaned the office of the President of the United States.For peace to be a reality, respect for the White House by Netanyahu must be the first condition to any legitimate process.”

Well Virginia, I do not know why I feel disappointed, after all the whole piece up to that point was also nothing but lies, why shouldn’t the conclusion be more of the same? Here is a link to a compilation of CONGRESSIONAL comments regarding the speech… MPAC has to hate it when people actually go to the SOURCE to refute their propagandistic spin-meister/meistress.

Here is a link to the speech itself… Love it!

CMSA – Moderate Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow or Just Another bunch of “Moderates”?

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Today Virginia I will be taking another look at the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association. This group came to my attention (see the first post in this series) when the director of CAIR dragged out their name while creating clouds of smoke to obscure his own group’s activities.  I decided to take a closer look; what I found was not reassuring to say the least.

Despite an almost, kind of, sort of gesture at communication by one board member (subject to permission from un-named elder “leaders”, apparently never extended) this group has stonewalled all attempts to obtain information due the public.

To date they have had two elections of board members, but can’t seem to agree on when they hold their elections, nor will they reveal who stood for election to each post or who got how many votes!  It should be noted however that the board was re-“elected” in toto last year; assuming the elections are yearly and not following the congressional cycle as I was told at one point.  Either way a new election should be upcoming; hey Assad, can I see the ballot of candidates this time?

I have also looked at the sources, resources and speakers they promote; I found them to be fairly representative of the pseudo-moderate Jihad-Apologist class of Islamist rather than representative of what I call the Muslim-of-the-Real-World.

Then I saw the video of the CMSA get together called Image of Muslims in the U.S on C-Span; the conference was what you would expect, but Assad Akhter, the CMSA president, said some things that did not sound like the usual blanket victimology of the pretend moderates.  Of course he parroted the usual lines about “near Ground Zero” and such, but he also admitted that while a majority of Americans did not want a Mosque at Park51, they did not mind a Mosque in their own neighborhoods; such an admission from a Muslim spokesman is unusual.

but is this proof of anything real? Let us continue to watch the show…

Next up was the selected moderator Suhail Kahn, the single Republican who allows the CMSA to exist as a “bi-partisan organization in Congress…

From the start Khan sets the definitions in his favor (which is why it is so vital for the opposition to seize back the terms) with “Park51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan” (like Pamela Geller on Hannity we must STOP and hammer the point, Park51 IS Ground Zero), “construction of a community center in Lower Manhattan.”

There was a moment of hope when he spoke of confronting things that had started to be talked about, Islam and women, Islam and terrorism and other things that had been out of his ken but no longer “on the fringe, maybe in chat rooms on the internet, [it] has surfaced and bubbled up to the mainstream conversation”!

But, he was speaking of confronting the Islamist’s favorite straw man, “Islamophobia”; and you thought he spoke of confronting the Islamist radicalism that bubbled up first?  Silly Girl, Virginia, silly girl!

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Because you see, in the world according to Khan the fringe of Islamophobes have so bubbled their way into the national perspective that “mainstream politicians are ACCUSING Muslims of SOMEHOW being a fifth column”; somehow, try CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Financed radicalist literature and triumphalist Mosques on the site of Islamist attacks?

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In response Mr. Khan has assembled this panel to define truth as myth, patriot as pervert and to defend the stealth Jihad against all comers; And, We’re Off!

The first speaker is Salam al-Maryati, the president Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); he is the general Muslims-America apologist.

He hits the right points of the Big Lie right off the bat; “Park51 controversy“, “not at ground zero“, “can’t even see it from there“; that last ignores the fact that the MOSQUE at the top floor of the proposed building WOULD have a wonderful overview of the official Ground Zero site!

Oh, and the project is “a community center that was intended to develop interfaith understanding”; I just realized that this is a totally true statement, the success of this project WOULD communicate to the Western world an understanding of what was expected of them by their ethical, spiritual and physical master, Islam.

After reiterating how the Ground Zero Mosque title was fabricated by un-named sinister forces Salam pulls back and adds another layer of lie to his cake of deceit; he declares the GZM controversy to be causing “protests against Mosques and Muslims around the Country” but also seems to declare these protests unrelated; of special interest to him is “burn the Koran day.”

His religious hypocrisy is now at full throttle, no ranting, sweating fundamentalist preacher on Jackson Square on New Orleans ever exceeded the double-faced, judgmental tribalistic stupidity of Salam’s next diatribe:

“.. a reverend, a religious Christian leader, who will sponsor “Burning the Koran Day”, this is obviously a major issue for us”

it is? we have flag burnings, effigy burnings and protests all the time, rude? yes. Crass? Yes. Obnoxious? Certainly. A Big  Deal? Nope

Summing up:

al-Maryaki believes that only Christian ignorance of how the Quran talks about Abraham and Jesus and Moses and Mary makes people interested in burning Qurans as a political gesture; never mentioning of course that the Muslim view of Abraham and Moses is radically different from the Judeo-Christian mythology and their view of Jesus and Mary just as Heretical from virtually all Christian points of view; this is why Jews and Christians are not allowed to be open in their faith in Muslim lands, if they were TRUE Jews and Christians they would recognize that they were actually born Muslims!

al-Maryaki also believes that Americans have a responsibility to conduct their affairs so as to not produce any
“images” that might be used as “recruiting material” for al Qaeda et al!  I have a question for the spineless (at least the American part of this Muslim-American) “citizen”; just what aspect, image or ideology of Western Civilization, and America in particular, could NOT be used as “recruiting material” by al-Qaeda?

At this point we should note that other than the mentioning of the name al-Qaeda there has been not one word about what Muslims themselves do, are, or believe; everything is about OUR misconceptions, accusations and Islamophobia.

The best, or most disgusting part, is when he declares that Anti-Muslim feelings in America are a mirror of Anti-American feelings in the Muslim world; sounds right doesn’t it Virginia? Did you spot the catch; America is the one in control, we initiate unfounded anti-Muslim tantrums, then the innocent Muslim world helplessly responds with childish, but understandable anti-American feelings. And not only that Virginia! Somehow this is more of an influence on global Muslimhood “undermining our efforts” than any Local-to-the-Muslim-world issues; yep, in Salam’s world Bangladeshi Buddhists are dying because a preacher in Fl wants to burn a Quran!

Money quote #1

“Islamophobia has to be viewed as an American Problem, not just a Muslim problem”

Umm, when did he admit it was in any way a Muslim problem?

He quotes a Pew study that says 70% of Americans either have no opinion on or an unfavorable view of Islam; according to Salam this is because the extremists can tell their “story” much better than the Muslim community can tell their “story”; this despite the faux-moderate Muslims having had almost exclusive control of the mainstream media for ten years; that must be some quality story-telling, why aren’t more Hollywood screenwriter’s Wahabi’s?

In trying to disassociate the Islamist leadership in America from the “radicals” abroad Salam accidently tells some truth:

“the story of the American Muslim has not yet been told”

In part because you, and others like you, will not allow them to stick their head up above the sea of brotherhood affiliated “moderates.

Next is Azizah al-Hibri, an expert on Shariah law and also an “advocate for Muslim Women.”

Azizah starts off talking about how she discovered the buried Islamophobia in American history after coming to America; she even mentions the…

“attempt at regime change in Tripoli”

A rather vague reference to America sending in the Marines to kick some butt when the U.S got tired of hearing them explain that it was their right as Muslims to take ships and ransack them and sell the passengers as slaves.  But to Azizah this was a sign of a “misunderstanding” between the two worlds!

Summed up she managed to very charmingly say almost nothing of substance; isn’t that a job description now in DC?

Next up, the venerable apologist Zogby his own damn self!

Summed up: Snide, condescending and completely unwilling to address the actual issues; You have to love the money quote:

whatever the outcome [of the Cordoba Project due to their ideology] if these guys [the anti-Ground Zero Mosque crowd across the board] win, America won’t be America anymore!”

Oh joy, now we get to see the question and Taqiyya session! Oh Assad, are you really down with all this victimology and disingenuousness?

The Q & A is another 45 minutes, I might get to analyzing it and I might not; go see for yourself and make up your own minds