Thursday, November 12, 2009

No Taqiyya, No Washee

From the blog of Dawud Walid:


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/9/09) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today repudiated online remarks by a former Virginia imam praising Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 13 people and wounded 29 others in a shooting spree last week at Fort Hood in Texas.

The posting on the web site of Anwar al-Awlaki called Hasan a “hero” and said American Muslim groups, like CAIR, that condemned the Fort Hood attack are “hypocrites” and traitors to Islam.

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“As American Muslims said with one voice when this cowardly attack first occurred, no ideology could ever justify or excuse such violence. To call the alleged killer a ‘hero’ makes a mockery of every Islamic principle of justice. The twisted and misguided views in Anwar al-Awlaki’s posting are not those of American Muslims and do not reflect mainstream Islamic beliefs or sentiments.”

Immediately following the attack at Fort Hood, CAIR issued a strong condemnation of the deadly shootings and urged the nation to remain calm and unified.

Convinced? Nah, me neither.

Whenever it becomes public-image suicide to do otherwise, America’s self-appointed (or should that be Muslim Brotherhood appointed?) Muslim spokesgroups run out and condemn terrorism on behalf of every living Muslim in America in the most absolute terms. Absolute, and always non-specific. Cliff May mentioned today how “The Times quotes the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s condemnation of the killings, declaring that the organization is “’speaking for much of the Muslim community in the United States.’” (“Media Mush”).

Now Nihad Awad creeps out and, also speaking for the Muslim community in the United States, tries to plant the false collective memory that, some time last week, the entire Muslim community cried out “with one voice” against the Ft. Hood attack.

Except that never happened. If it had, Big Media would have covered that, instead of grumpily reporting the mounting evidence of Nidal Hasan’s Allah-centric motive for murder. And, if anything like that had happened, CAIR would not have to pretend to be the “one voice” of the Muslim community telling the lie they think will undo the damage.

If American Muslims really condemned jihadist attacks “with one voice,” as Awad’s magnificent fable suggests, then there would be no problem at all between America’s Muslim population and the larger nonMuslim population. But Muslims, by and large, are not heard condemning jihadist violence, or suicide attacks, or calls for the genocide of Israeli Jews, or the imposition of Sharia law by force. That silence does not necessarily mean endorsement of these evils by every Muslim, nor that “every Muslim is a terrorist.” But it sure as hell doesn’t sound like opposition.

So CAIR wants to pretend they consider the views of Anwar al-Awlaki as “twisted and misguided”?

But according to reports, Anwar al-Awlaki:
has more than 5,100 fans on a Facebook fan page. “For every person who hates Anwar al Awlaki,” said one fan in London on the page's discussion board Tuesday. “I can promise you that there are at least a hundred or so people who love him, respect him and admire him.”

Before he left for Yemen, many in America's Muslim community saw him as a mainstream, moderate whose youth, storytelling ability and articulate presentations made him popular.
(“From Yemen, Anwar Awlaki Helped Inspire Fort Dix, Toronto Plots”).

Al Awlaki’s 5,100 Facebook fans isn’t Earth-shattering, no. But it’s a lot more fans than, I have, or, say, Dawud Walid has.

The truth is that last Friday Dawud Walid and CAIR weren’t joining their voices to the “one voice” condemning the Ft. Hood killings--they were whining in the press about the effect the murders were having on American’s Muslim-Victim class:
“It’s sad we live in this type of environment,” he said. “This (Fort Hood) crime was heinous, but there are heinous crimes committed all the time and the assailants’ religions aren’t brought into play. That seems to be the case for American Muslims.”
Well, as Ann Coulter would say, boo-hoo-hoo. CAIR and their friends were downtown last week in front of the FBI headquarters, voicing their support for Imam Luqman Abdullah. Abdullah was a criminal who preached jihadist violence, suicide attacks, hatred for Jews, Christians, and Kuffars, support for the Taliban, Hezbollah, and “Sheikh Bin Laden,” opposing the FBI and the American government, and the advance of Islam by force. If he’d lived longer and fulfilled his dream of killing a lot of cops, Abdullah may even have been called a “hero” by Anwar al-Awlaki. You know who else thinks he's a hero?


So why not Nidal Hasan, too, when the cameras aren't on?

Lying to us doesn’t help anything.


Moss said...

The twelve main tactics of taqiyya.

Anonymous said...

They don't support terrorism. They don't consider jihad to be terrorism. We need to borrow their vocab. book.