Wednesday, April 4, 2012

  • CAIR: Fla. School Board Gets a Chance to Teach Tolerance
    What's not good is wrapping your hands around the eyes and ears of kids out of fear. What's not good is assuming a local Muslim leader, a young lawyer raising a family here, comes not to educate but to indoctrinate and steal young minds -- and that teachers are either in on it or too clueless to care.
  • FBI Taught Agents They Could 'Bend or Suspend the Law'
    The FBI taught its agents that they could sometimes "bend or suspend the law" in their hunt for terrorists and criminals. Other FBI instructional material, discovered during a months-long review of FBI counterterrorism training, warned agents against shaking hands with "Asians" and said Arabs were prone to "Jekyll & Hyde temper tantrums."
  • TN: No Muslims Need Apply
    We all know that they want no Muslims near the children, since they were behind the anti-Shariah bill, but they are targeting people in this country legally, including Europeans, South Americans, Central Americans, Asians and Africans, no matter what religion they practice.


CAIR: NY Law Firm to Host Leader of Anti-Islam Hate Group
Civil rights organization asks firm to balance event by inviting Muslim speaker

(NEW YORK, NY, 3/29/2012) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed concern that a prominent New York law firm is scheduled to host Robert Spencer, the leader of one of the nation's most extreme anti-Islam hate groups.

On April 18, Spencer will give a talk titled "Did Muhammad Exist?" at the law offices ofKramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Kramer Levin) in New York City. The event will promote Spencer's claim that Islam's Prophet Muhammad may never have existed.

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"If Kramer Levin is determined to host the leader of an anti-Islam hate group, the least they could do is invite a credible representative of the New York Muslim community to balance Robert Spencer's extremist views," said Zead Ramadan, board president of CAIR's New York chapter.

Ramadan said the firm's hosting of an anti-Islam extremist is in apparent opposition to its policy on diversity, which cites the "imperative that we maintain an environment where people from diverse backgrounds can flourish, both as lawyers and as individuals."

"One can only image how a Muslim attorney employed by Kramer Levin would feel about Spencer's appearance and its negative impact on the work environment," said Ramadan.

"Fear, Inc.," a recent report by the Center for American Progress noted that "[Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik] cited Robert Spencer, one of the anti-Muslim misinformation scholars we profile in this report, and his blog, Jihad Watch, 162 times in his manifesto."

Spencer is co-founder of Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), which has beendesignated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. (NOTE: Spencer's "Jihad Watch" organization is also listed as a hate group by the SPLC.)

The SPLC named Spencer as part of the nation's "Anti-Muslim Inner Circle."

SIOA, which led the Islamophobic challenge to New York's Park51 Islamic Community Center, is an outgrowth of a similar group in Europe that seeks to block the construction of mosques on that continent. Stop the Islamization of Europe, SIOA's sister organization, "considers Islamophobia to be the height of common sense."

The independent national media watch group Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) identified Spencer as one of "Islamophobia's Dirty Dozen" who systematically "spread fear, bigotry, and misinformation."

In its report, FAIR said, "By selectively ignoring inconvenient Islamic texts and commentaries, Spencer concludes that Islam is innately extremist and violent."

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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