Terrorist Front Group CAIR demands Rep. Peter King focus investigations on all those white Protestant terrorists too

More whining from CAIR, that offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, trying to establsh an Islamic Caliphate with sharia law in every country around the world.

TO: The Honorable John Boehner  and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi (Heh)

Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi:

CAIR–The undersigned community organizations and groups concerned about civil and human rights and national security strongly object to the hearings on violent extremism recently announced by the Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Peter King.

Chairman King has characterized the hearings, tentatively scheduled for February 2011, as focusing exclusively on the “radicalization of the American Muslim community and homegrown terrorism.”  If Chairman King proceeds with these hearings, please urge him to address all forms of violence motivated by extremist beliefs and to do so in a full, fair, and objective way. (In other words, Islamic terrorism)

Today, American Muslims reflect every race and ethnicity that comprise our nation’s rich heritage.  In fact, Muslims have been an integral part of America since its founding when the first slave ships arrived on its shores.(Crap! NO, they haven’t) Muslims serve our nation as teachers, business owners, factory workers, cab drivers, doctors, lawyers, law enforcement, firefighters, members of Congress, and members of the armed forces (not to mention murderers of our soldiers).  Their research and innovation adds to the progress of our nation in science, business, medicine, and technology. (Name one) They contribute to every aspect of our nation’s economy and society. (How?) The essence of our country is e pluribus unum: out of many, practicing their faith freely and contributing each in their own way, comes a strong, unified one.(Muslims contribute as little as possible to this country, but take out a lot in behefits)

The hearings planned by Chairman King, however, are inconsistent with this vision of America (they are the essence of America).  Singling out a group of Americans (not just any group, a group that breeds terrorists) for government scrutiny based on their faith is divisive and wrong.  These hearings will inevitably examine activities protected by the First Amendment (since when is terrorism protected?), an affront to fundamental freedoms upon which our country was founded (It is NOT your country yet, you Muslim POS).  It harkens back to hearings held in the 1950s by then-U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy. (And we need another McCarthy desperately now) That dark chapter in our history (Again not YOUR history) taught us that Congress has a solemn duty to wield its investigatory power responsibly.

In the course of justifying the focus of the hearings, Chairman King has made broad and unsubstantiated (valid and well-documented) assertions about the American Muslim community.  For example, he continues to perpetuate the myth that 80% of mosques in America are run by extremists (ONLY 80%?), implying that they are hotbeds of extremismm (They ARE).

To the contrary, experts (what experts, the Muslim Brotherhood?) have concluded that mosque attendance is a significant factor in the prevention of extremism. (No, only one Obama-appointed college boy came to that conclusion)

In addition, during a recent interview, Chairman King made a statement insinuating that American Muslims are not American: “When a war begins, we’re all Americans. But in this case, this is not the situation. And whether it’s pressure, whether it’s cultural tradition, whatever, the fact is the Muslim community does not cooperate anywhere near to the extent that it should (as confirmed by the FBI).

The irony is that we’re living in two different worlds.” If Chairman King is suggesting that American Muslims are somehow less American – simply by virtue of their faith – then that is an affront to all Americans. (No it isn’t, all Americans know that Muslims consider themselves Muslims first and foremost) Providing a public, government platform for these erroneous and offensive (Facts are facts Who cares if you are offended?) views has consequences. (Is that a threat?)

The American public takes cues from government officials.  These hearings will almost certainly increase widespread suspicion and mistrust of the American Muslim community and stoke anti-Muslim sentiment. (No, the actions and behavior of Muslims in this country have done a fine job of that)

During 2010, we saw an increase in anti-Muslim hatred in public discourse, as well as hate crimes and violence targeting American Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim, including vandalism and arson of mosques, physical attacks, bullying of children in schools, and attempted murder. (Still only about 10% of all the hate crimes committed against Jews and you don’t hear Jews whining about it)

No American should live in fear for his or her safety, (Yet Muslims have caused us to do just that) and Congress should not help create a climate where it is acceptable to target a particular faith community for discrimination (not discrimination, investigation and rightly so), harassment, and violence. Furthermore, a hearing that demonizes the American Muslim community will not go unnoticed by Muslims around the world and will contribute to perceptions of how the U.S. government treats Muslims. (ANOTHER threat? I hope King investigates all members of CAIR first)

Equal treatment and respect for all faiths (Islam isn’t a faith, but rather a political ideology posing as a religion) are among our (not your, OURS) nation’s greatest strengths and are essential to a free and just society.

Our nation faces serious threats, both foreign and domestic (ALL MUSLIM THREATS).  Violence motivated by (ISLAMIC) extremist beliefs is not committed by members of one racial, religious, or political group. (Yes, it is) The Committee on Homeland Security should focus on keeping us safe, rather than engaging in fear- mongering and divisive rhetoric that only weakens the fabric of our nation and distracts us from actual threats. (But ALL the threats are from Islamic terrorists)

We strongly urge you to object to the hearings in their current form. (Not on your life) If Chairman King wishes to address violent extremism, then we hope you will ensure that he examines violence motivated by extremist beliefs, in all its forms, in a full, fair and objective way. (He will, that’s why he’s investigating Muslims) The hearings should proceed from a clear understanding that individuals (MUSLIMS) are responsible for their actions, not entire communities.

Thank you for your attention to the issues raised in this letter.  We look forward to hearing from you. (Go pound sand)

Signatories to the joint letter include:

  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • American Pakistan Foundation
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Arab American Institute
  • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
  • Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Human Rights First
  • Indian Muslim Relief & Charities
  • Interfaith Alliance
  • Islamic Medical Association of North America
  • Islamic Networks Group
  • Islamic Society of North America
  • Japanese American Citizens League
  • Muslim Advocates
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • National Network for Arab American Communities
  • Open Society Institute
  • Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee
  • Sikh Coalition
  • South Asian Americans Leading Together
  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • Association of American Muslim Lawyers
  • American Muslim Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • Arab American Association of New York
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers
  • Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
  • DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving
  • Florida Muslim Bar Association
  • The Freedom and Justice Foundation
  • Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers
  • Houston Shifa Services Foundation
  • Inner-City Muslim Action Network
  • Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
  • Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan New York
  • Michigan Muslim Bar Association
  • Muslim Alliance of Indiana
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • Muslim Bar Association of Southern California
  • Muslim Consultative Network
  • Network of Arab American Professionals – NY
  • New England Muslim Bar Association
  • New Jersey Muslim Bar Association
  • Northern California Islamic Council
  • Ohio Muslim Bar Association
  • Somali Community Services – San Jose, CA