Guess how well that worked out for the CAIR representative who decided to take on a politically truthful American patriot who just happens to be smarter than the average liberal and has read his history. There shall be no fawning or apologizing.
I went to muslim countries to defend the freedom of the muslim people. Don’t you come up here and try to criticize me. – Rep. Allen West
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997. He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.”
Also, today Glenn Beck announced on his television program that George Soros contributed $1.9(Editors Note: My typo) $1.8 Million to NPR. Check out NPR’s memo at the bottom of this post.
What Would These Guys Have Done? (Oh, excuse me! What DID THESE GUYS DO?)
A few thoughts about the firing of Juan Williams by NPR because he spoke his truth and committed the sin of exercising his God-given right to free speech in the America infiltrated by progressive ‘know-it-alls‘.
I’m not a big fan of Juan Williams but I will defend to the death his right to exercise his right to free speech.
A close friend from Nigeria who fled that country because he was a christian used to tell me on almost a daily basis, “if you speak the truth, you are considered rude.”
This isn’t so much about trying to shut down FoxNews and make people shy away from appearing on the cable news station, this is more about the CONTINUED ‘Chilling Of Free Speech’ in this country when it comes to anything the globalists don’t want interfering with their agenda. (Like Americans who have independent thought, action, and who exercise all of their freedoms.)
This entire situation is just more fodder for the Dems and the administration to wave the left hand vigorously and distract you while they bitchslap you with the right. What are Wall Street and those federal economic agencies doing today? What’s happening with Fraudclosure or the value of the dollar? Oh that’s right, Fannie and Freddie need another bailout.
NPR may have just broken the camel’s back; which is what always happens when you push good people too far – they let you know what they think!
Do you think that Juan Williams will have a David Horowitz moment now?
Are you as sick of the multiculturalism as I am? What are you first and foremost; an American or something else?
Juan Williams’ response to his firing by NPR:
According to Vivian Shiller , ‘this action was not anti-Fox’. I am calling bull**** on that statement, although the ‘anti-Fox’ aspect is only one agenda of many that the left thinks they are going to advance by firing Juan Williams.
The following is an internal memo sent on behalf of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller:
Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early.
First, a critical distinction has been lost in this debate. NPR News analysts have a distinctive role and set of responsibilities. This is a very different role than that of a commentator or columnist. News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened in this situation. As you all well know, we offer views of all kinds on your air every day, but those views are expressed by those we interview – not our reporters and analysts.
Second, this isn’t the first time we have had serious concerns about some of Juan’s public comments. Despite many conversations and warnings over the years, Juan has continued to violate this principal.
Third, these specific comments (and others made in the past), are inconsistent with NPR’s ethics code, which applies to all journalists (including contracted analysts):
“In appearing on TV or other media . . . NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist. They should not participate in shows . . . that encourage punditry and speculation rather than fact-based analysis.”
More fundamentally, “In appearing on TV or other media including electronic Web-based forums, NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist.”
Unfortunately, Juan’s comments on Fox violated our standards as well as our values and offended many in doing so.
Here is the truth:
We’re profoundly sorry that this happened during fundraising week. Juan’s comments were made Monday night and we did not feel it would be responsible to delay this action.
This was a tough decision and we appreciate your support.
President & CEO, NPR
Vivian has a wholelottasplaining to do.
Megyn Kelly interviewing Ibrahim Hooper of C.A.I.R.:
Ms. Geller speaking to the Tennessee Tea Party about the Treasury giving seminars on sharia finance, and how sharia law is creeping into our society very stealthily. Pam also covers the protest on June 6th against the mega-mosque being built at Ground Zero. On this issue, I must put my libertarian beliefs aside and state as an American, muslims MUST NOT BE ALLOWED to have the call to prayer at Ground Zero as it will symbolize their conquest of America. If this is allowed to happen, it will become the battle call for the reemergence of the Persian Ottoman Empire.
Stop Islamization Of America
Pam Geller’s seminar at the Tennessee Tea party: “Truth is the new hate speech”
This is all about the mosque. And I spoke the truth here. The grand jihadist Muslim Brotherhood at CAIR know what that means. It will be the icon, the rally call for every devout Muslim and jihadist across the world. They must have their symbol of conquest.
Who stands with me? Who is coming to Tennessee to stand for our unalienable rights endowed by G-d? Freedom of speech is the line in the sand. Once we lose that, the war is over. This is the battle, the information battle space. Guns, bombs, bloodshed are the results of what happens in the war of ideas.
Of course the Muslim Brotherhood CAIR wants to shut me up. Truth begets hatred.
CAIR Asks Tenn. Tea Party to Drop Anti-Islam Speaker CAIR PRESS RELEASE Speaker claims Islam ‘inspired’ Nazis, posts images depicting Islam’s prophet as a pig
WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the organizers of the inaugural Tennessee Tea Party Convention to be held this weekend in Gatlinburg to drop an anti-Islam speaker who claims that “Hitler and the Nazis were inspired by Islam” and that Islam “mandates” lies and deception.
Now it’s getting scary when I agree with John Bolton. In my area some guy from C.A.I.R. is going around to Christan churches and trying to recruit people to Islam. My meetup group went to one the other evening and asked questions of him. You had to be registered to go and I didn’t make it because I beleive they had a quota as to how many they could handle. I spoke with an individual who attended and she said that they were outnumbered and very much harassed and intimidated. This was by members of the local Friends Meeting House group, which are Quakers. There are other of these meetings scheduled. We are going to go to more, hopefully I will get in on the next one. The lady who I have been in contact with is holding a meeting in her home this week to educate people on Islam so that we will be more able to ask pertinent questions. this is in a rather rural area in Southeast PA. Imagine what they must be doing in the bigger city areas? She told me that he was definitely pushing for sharia law in this country and doing away with our constitution. This is despicable! I am going to do whatever I have to to stop this. – Monster Reader
Iftekhar is the Chairperson of the CAIR PA Board of Directors and a member of the CAIR-PA Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee. He is also currently serving as Secretary General of the American Muslim Society of the Tristate Area of PA, NJ & DE and has served on the advisory committee of the American Friends Service Committee, Middle East Peace Building Unit.
He is engaged in local interfaith educational initiatives with a focus on ‘Islam and the Middle East’ and ‘US Foreign Policy and the Muslim world’. On behalf of CAIR-PA, he has developed a 10-part course titled ‘Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence’ and has taught it at churches, synagogues, mosques and local county night schools. He has presented this course at over 25 different venues over the past 6 years.
Iftekhar serves as Friday prayer service leader at suburban mosques in the Delaware Valley. He has started and volunteered for PA and TX Muslim community organizations at the board level and executive committee level. He has also worked with national Muslim organizations as consultant for local work and representation and has represented local Muslim organizations at the national level. Under contract, he has led a process improvement study and implemented a process improvement plan for an Islamic educational foundation in the Delaware Valley.
Iftekhar was born in Bangladesh, has lived in the Middle East and Europe and studied in Texas obtaining a Bachelors and a Masters at Texas A&M University and worked toward a PhD at Penn State University. He works as a consultant in the Pharmaceutical industry, traveling in Asia Pacific and Europe on corporate business process re-engineering assignments.
The money quote from an article in the Daily Local News from January 23, 2009:
Hussain, who moved to the United States from Bangladesh 26 years ago, has been teaching classes in the Delaware Valley area for the last 6 or 7 years, he said. He helped found CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Pennsylvania chapter. Part of the nonprofit’s mission statement, Hussain said, is to educate and help spread the true ideas of Islam, especially in a post Sept. 11, 2001, world, where he believes Muslims face discrimination. “We address this issue through education.”
This is the same person pictured center in the photograph below who is seen giving an award to Muzzammil Hassan of Bridges TV who later chopped off his wife’s head when she filed for divorce (2.17.2009). I haven’t yet been able to ascertain what exactly happened to Mr. Hassan as no new news reports have surfaced.
Muzzammil Hassan receives award from CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed.
A Muslim TV network founder who has been charged with beheading his wife was the recipient of an award from the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations, the self-described Muslim civil rights group that boasts of its influence on U.S. government policy.
He received an award April 7, 2007, from CAIR-Pennsylvania at its first annual banquet, a fundraiser at the Hilton Philadelphia. CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed presented the award to Hassan. The organization website does not specify a reason for the honor.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell and Rep. Joseph Sestak of Pennsylvania’s 7th District were special guests at the event. Sestak was the keynote speaker.
“The American-Muslim community is a wonderful community and they have my strong support,” Sestak said in a statement. “They are among our District’s leaders, and among other things, have contributed to the success of businesses, educational institutions, interfaith circles and the health sector. Their participation in civic life is indicative of the great diversity and tolerance of this nation.”
Are you hearing this Pennsylvania? Ed Rendell and Joe Sestak as guests and promoters of CAIR.
According to a Council on Foreign Relations report, David Powers, a professor of Islamic law and history at Cornell University, explained that the Quran permits men to use physical force against disobedient wives in some circumstances. A woman may ask for divorce, but only a man can grant her request.
“Classical Shariah lays out very limited conditions under which a woman can divorce a man – he must be infertile at the time of marriage; insane; or have leprosy or another contagious skin disease,” the CFR report states. “Most Islamic nations, including Egypt and Iran, now allow women to sue for divorce for many other reasons, including the failure to provide financial support.”
Some of the individuals behind Bridges TV include:
Iman W. Deen Muhammad, president of the American Society of Muslims
NBA star Hakeem Olajuwon
CAIR’s communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, said Bridges TV “is just an example of the growing maturity and sophistication of the American Muslim community that people are even at this stage where we can contemplate this kind of network.”
Here is the announcement about the current 10-week session in The Daily Local News of Chester County on Christmas Day, 2009:
The Downingtown Friends Meeting will offer a class on “Understanding Muslims and Islam” through their culture and its religion in January.
The program is free and open to anyone who wants to learn more about Muslims and their culture.
It starts Jan. 7 and will be held on successive Thursday evenings for 10 weeks. The class will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., said Terry Schultz, a member of Downingtown Friends Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee, which organized the course.
“The course will approach Islam from a historical and jurisprudent perspective, covering the foundation of the religion and building on the political and economic,” said Schultz, who had earlier attended the classes at another church and found them helpful in understanding the Muslim world.
Teaching the class is Bangladesh native Iftekhar Hussain. He has been conducting this class for about six years, he said. He will discuss topics such as the religious text, the Koran, theology, religious beliefs and Muslims’ relationship with Christians and Jews.
“It is really to help the individual person understand the sources and the traditions that form the Muslim world and help them understand who Muslims are,” Hussain said. “When there is familiarity, it removes doubt, removes uncertainty, removes hate. It provides a level of comfort. I continuously compare the Christian and Jewish religions with how Muslims have the same traditions and values.”
Hussain said when he teaches the course, he strongly encourages his students to ask any kind of question they want, regardless of the subject. “Our goal is to create a level of familiarity that begins to remove the many stereotypes that exist in people’s minds. It also allows people to really ask questions. It’s a really interactive course. They want information but then they want to ask questions from their context.”
I have spoken to a source that has attended the first meeting and will be attending as many as is allowed. Though my source wishes to remain anonymous to the general internet public as attendance in the program is ongoing, I have permission to connect bigger publications than the Monster with this source.
The attendee has stated that there were at least 75 people at the meeting, and that it was remarked by the instructor that it was twice the usual amount of people. This first session covered the Bible, the Koran, the Torah and how they are inter-related. My source also reports that Mr. Hussain stated point blank that he wants shariah law here in the United States. Mr. Hussain then asked for ten people to ask questions that would be fully explained through the course of the program.
I will bring you further reports as the program progresses.