Muslims bristle at Bush term “Islamic fascists”

U.S. Muslim groups criticized President Bush on Thursday for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a “war with Islamic fascists,” saying the term could inflame anti-Muslim tensions.

News Flash to Muslim groups every where… What inflames anti-Muslim tensions is terrorism perpetrated by Islamic Fascists…

U.S. officials have said the plot, thwarted by Britain, to blow up several aircraft over the Atlantic bore many of the hallmarks of al Qaeda.

“We believe this is an ill-advised term and we believe that it is counterproductive to associate Islam or Muslims with fascism,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group.

The term is completely on the mark. It describes a Totalitarian philosophy based on Islam.

A bit about CAIR and Nihad Awad..

September 10th, 2003 will forever be remembered as a grim day for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). On that day, the eve of the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, CAIR faced up to its own terrorist connections. It ran away from testifying before an influential Senate panel that heard a barrage of incriminating evidence about the group and its connections. It saw one of its former officials plead guilty to terrorist-related crimes in Federal Court. And, it was stood up by two Department of Justice officials at an immigration symposium in Florida. CAIR should find it hard to recover from this string of defeats.

Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat who has been steadfast in his efforts to uncover the nexus of Hamas front groups in the U.S., was ruthless in his portrayal of CAIR as part of an international terror network. In his opening remarks, Senator Schumer stated that prominent members of CAIR—referring specifically to Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmed—have “intimate links with Hamas.” Later, he remarked that “we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism.”

Continuing from the News article:

“We urge him (Bush) and we urge other public officials to restrain themselves.”

Awad said U.S. officials should take the lead from their British counterparts who steered clear of using what he considered inflammatory terms when they announced the arrest of more than 20 suspects in the reported plot.

The Islamic community has an Identity problem. The only individuals defining what Islam is, happen to be the same people who advocate wiping a sovereign state off the map, detonating car bombs in crowded markets, or fly air planes into office buildings. For those Muslims who are not terrorists, and yes they are out there, it is well past time for you to step forward. Take a stand against the terrorists among you, and define Islam for what it is you believe it to be.  If the only ones defining Islam is the terrorists then all of Islam will be viewed as terrorists.

I also want to point out that U.S. Representative John Murtha has 100% approval rating with the Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  1. You know, I like to think that I’m as sensitive as the next person. But is this really the time to be nitpicking about the terms used to describe a radical group? I agree wiht you that the description is right on the mark anyway!

  2. Thanks for the Comment Biz

    Darrell

  3. jay

    Seems to me…the only ones defining Islam, to you, are those calling them all fascists.

  4. Just what in the world are we supposed to call them? Naughty boys? The Islamo-Fascist Alliance (IFA) will only be taken down when the EFW (Enlightened Free World) [which includes those Muslims not beholden to fanatical ideology] recognizes them for the lethal threat they pose and takes concerted action against them.

  5. fifo

    Questo articolo lascia il tempo che trova, è lo sfogo delirante anche se, secondo me, coerente con le menti neocon americane e ci racconta dello stato mentale di gente esaltata da una troppo prolungata impunità.

    A Roma si dice è un impunito per descrivere una persona che persevera in un comportamento deleterio per sé e per gli altri e continua a farlo perchè appunto è uno mai punito.

    Il personaggio è un militare isareliano, ma , essendo appunto un impunito (come finora lo è stata Israele), potrebbe avere qualsiasi appartenenza e si comporterebbe nella medesima maniera anche nel caso appartenesse ad un’altra nazione impunita (ad esempio gli Usa che lo sono da almeno un secolo).

    Certo è l’opinione di un singolo, ma quanta coerenza con i comportamenti di tante moltitudini.

    Egli è indubbiamente figlio del pensiero unico, che oggi ha incluso gli ebrei dalla sua parte, solo 60 anni fa sarebbe stato impensabile, poichè, nell’altro pensiero unico , cioè, il nazismo, facevano le veci degli arabi di oggi.

    Fa sicuramente parte delle oscillazioni carmiche (cicli) della storia, ma quello che mi stupisce e rattrista è che la Germania è una fiera collaboratrice anche oggi di quest’altro pensiero unico (stavolta insieme ai sionisti).

    Inutile colpevolizzare solo Israele, poichè, pur essendo potente (almeno così sembra , anche se il dubbio, con l’ultima sconsiderata aggressione al Libano, mi sorge in merito) è solo la punta di un iceberg che arriva da un passato più o meno lontano, solo che questa volta, pur essendo in prima linea, hanno scelto di stare con chi li ha sempre odiati ( c’è da dire che gli ebrei praticanti sono specializzati nel non essere amati ovunque siano), ora lo vediamo che chi li difende ad oltranza in realtà non li ama affatto e li fa comportare da impuniti (se avessi amici così gli sputerei in faccia) ed ancora una volta sono loro i più odiati al mondo (poveri cristi).

    Questo è il triste destino di chi si sente superiore agli altri, non fu Cristo in quella terra a dire che gli umili si eleveranno fino al cielo più alto?

    Hanno capito male, loro in cielo ci vanno, ma guardano verso il basso, giusto lo spazio tra il muso del loro aereo e l’obbiettivo da colpire.

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