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Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • New Commercial Trying to Pretend Like Muslim-Americans Are Americans, Too

    The nine-year anniversary of 9/11 is right around the corner. Have you gotten your 9/11 shopping done? Better hop to it, because the lines at those tchotchke bodegas around Ground Zero are gonna be crazy long on the 10th.

    Anyway, as the big day approaches, we're gonna see more and more people on the TV recounting their memories from that day. Like, for example, this guy…

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    Wait, what?! He's a Muslim?! That bastard! He spent that whole commercial tricking me into feeling empathy for him, to relate to him on a human emotional level as though he were a fellow American whose rights and feelings are worthy of consideration, and then it turns out he's just a Muslim?!

    I think that's very disrespectful. I'm sorry, I know we have the First Amendment and all and it gives everybody the right to free speech, but I just think it's downright insensitive of those Muslims to go around talking about their experiences 9/11. Especially so close to the nine-year anniversary. Some things are just sacred.


    Tags: 9/11, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islam, New York City, Religion, World Trade Center
  • Meet CAIR: It's Your New ACORN, with Bonus Muslim Spies

    sue-myrickFour House Republicans woke up yesterday and said to themselves, "You know what's wrong with America? There might be a Muslim in the next room right now." Remarkably, this thought coincided with the publication of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America, an "explosive" book for which a House Republican — North Carolina's Sue Myrick — wrote the forward. See where this is going?

    Yep, these footsoldiers in the war on terror have called for investigations into the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), because it's got Muslims palling around with Americans and vice versa all the time, and in professional circles, that's known as spying

    [Reps. Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona] on Wednesday accused the nation's largest Muslim advocacy group of trying to "infiltrate" Capitol Hill by placing interns in the offices of lawmakers who handle national security issues.

    Exactly as it's written in Muslim Mafia, the result of an "explosive" undercover investigation: the author's son grew a beard, got an internship with CAIR and stole a bunch of their paperwork. That's one intern spy right there! There must be more, and they must be up to something

    While the Republicans said they did not know of specific legislation that CAIR had affected, Franks, a Judiciary Committee member, said he wouldn’t be surprised if it was trying to amend the Patriot Act.

    Oh no, that wouldn't be surprising at all.

    The real shocker would be if it turns out interns are actually capable of affecting legislation.


    Tags: Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islam, John Shadegg, Paul Broun, Republicans, Sue Myrick, Trent Franks