Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Some excerpts from CAIR news releases

I find it fascinating to read news releases from CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and would like to list a couple of recent excerpts, with some of my own comments added, below:

August 23, 2005: "American religious leaders should be a voice of moderation and peace, not a voice of hatred and violence."

Shouldn't Islamic leaders similarly be voices of moderation and peace?

August 24, 2005: "Here, no one stands out because of their religion.

"It's not unusual to see girls wearing head scarves or hijabs. Everyone observes Ramadan, a monthlong period of fasting, prayer and contemplation. Students participate in Zuhr, afternoon prayers. Non-Muslim students and teachers can use the time for quiet reflection."

The CAIR news release excerpted above boasts of two Islamic schools in Atlanta and how they are, "a big relief to 12-year-old Kassim Kayad, who attended public school for two years before coming to Dar-Un-Noor. At his old school, said Kassim, whose family is from Somalia, other students treated him differently. They poked fun at the food he brought for lunch; they didn't understand when he took time for prayers."

I think this is both laudable and remarkable. Just curious, though, are Christian schools allowed in Saudi Arabia? Are Christians free of persecution and allowed to freely worship their God in those countries with Islamic majorities? I didn't think so.

I have nothing against Muslims or the religion of Islam. I just don't like hypocrisy. For the most part, we in North America do everything we can to be considerate of every race, every religion and every minority. Muslims have more rights, more freedom, more opportunity in the United States and Canada than they have in any predominantly Muslim country, anywhere else on Earth.

Each CAIR news release begins with: "In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful." Where is that compassion and mercy shown more than in countries in Europe, North America and elsewhere with a predominantly Judaeo/Christian heritage?

That is a rhetorical question, of course. We all know the answer: nowhere.

1 comment:

  1. I could not possibly CAIR less what those lying looters have to say. If they want better relations, tell them to quit blowing up our buildings for starters!