is the Council on American-Islamic Relations to the plight of
religious minorities in Muslim lands that they once responded to the
brutal murder of three American missionary doctors in Yemen by
implying that the humanitarians had it coming, since Christians are
known to evangelize overseas. This is part of what makes their
transparent ploy to co-opt the name of Rosa Parks so tasteless and
The notorious organization
donated two "Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarships" to college
students last Saturday for the obvious purpose of trying to
associate itself with the legacy of the former civil rights icon.
The total price tag was a mere $1500, which is a superb example of
cost-efficient public relations spending by an organization awash in
Wahabbi funding. Split down the middle, the grant might cover
about two semester's worth of cable television.
The inappropriateness of this stunt is as overwhelming as the
contrast between the refusal of an African-American woman to accept
second-class status on a city bus and CAIR's own refusal to denounce
the awful treatment of non-Muslims in Muslim countries.
If CAIR wants to honor the legacy of Rosa Parks, then they might
start by telling their Arab brothers in the Sudan to stop killing
and raping people that look like her. Amazingly, CAIR's
only "Action Alert" regarding Sudan,
where two million mostly black Africans have been massacred by
Islamic leaders, was to
protest when one of that country's government lackeys was locked out
of an office meeting on Capitol Hill five years ago.
The "civil rights" group has stringently rejected opportunities to
use their influence to draw attention to the enslavement and
genocide of black people by Muslim governments in Africa, nor even
to speak out against the practice.
Sure sounds like the stuff of Rosa Parks, doesn't it?
Before CAIR gets too hung up on the idea that it is "keeping it
real," it might do well to remember that
on their website (right below the
self-indulgent article on the scholarships) is a link that allows
visitors to order religious materials that refer to black people as
"Raisin-heads," "collectables," and "men of no descent" with hearts
"grosser than a donkey." The Qur'an that CAIR promises to send
out, along with the Hadiths, also talks of leaving an African to die
if injured and provides a "how-to" manual on slavery that's been
serving the Muslim world for 1400 years.
Beyond an unflattering description of black people, the Islamic
religion proscribes third-class treatment for dhimmis - non-Muslims
under Muslim rule. Dhimmitude is Jim Crow on steroids, complete with
diminished legal status for minorities, segregation, constant
intimidation… and a much higher stack of dead bodies.
Islamists kill more "unbelievers" every ten months, in fact, than
the entire number of black Americans lynched in the last 120
We can guess how Rosa Parks might have felt about this, given that
she was renowned for insisting on equal treatment under the law, but
what is CAIR's position on Sharia, the Islamic system of legal
As CAIR co-founder, Omar Ahmad, once put it: "Islam isn't in
America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The
Qur'an, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest
authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on
In other words, "Bring it on."
CAIR's current spokesperson, Ibrahim Hooper, has also advocated
Islamic rule in America. It's small wonder, then, that the
organization has said next to nothing about the brutal mistreatment
of Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and many others under Muslim
governments. CAIR understands that the more Americans know about the
"Religion of Peace," the
less favorably it will compare with Western religion (which played a
prominent role in both abolition and civil rights).
organization calling itself the "Council on American-Islamic
Relations" dedicates itself, in practice, to activities that inflame
anti-American passion overseas - even as this passion fuels horrific
acts of terror against our own citizens and other innocents -
there's no reason to expect that they would be above cheapening the
legacy of a true civil rights hero for the ultimate advancement of a
system of discrimination and death.
But it's still appalling.
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