WND Welcomes Agreement From Supporters of Terrorism


The Worldnutdaily routinely claims that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a terrorist organization in league with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda (mostly on the grounds that all them Arabs look alike so they must think alike too). But they sure do welcome their support in objecting to that “blasphemous” SNL sketch about Jesus in a Tarantino movie:

“Such misrepresentation of what Jesus, peace be upon him, stands for is extremely offensive to Muslims and to all those who believe in his message,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“While we understand the use of shocking imagery and bizarre juxtapositions to provoke a humorous response, we believe such a distasteful portrayal of a religious figure revered by billions of Muslims and Christians worldwide crosses the comedic line.

“We strongly support free speech rights for all, but one would hope that common decency and respect for the beliefs of others would help avoid such unfortunate depictions.”

Awad noted many people are unaware that Muslims revere and love Jesus as one of God’s greatest messengers, and that every time Muslims mention Jesus’ name, they add “peace be upon him.”

Islam’s holy book, the Quran, states: “Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God gives thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest to God.’” (3:45)

The Quran also depicts Jesus speaking from the cradle and, with God’s permission, curing lepers and the blind. (5:110) God also states in the Quran: “We gave (Jesus) the Gospel and put compassion and mercy into the hearts of his followers.” (57:27)

By the same kind of “reasoning” employed on a daily basis by the Worldnutdaily, they have now aligned themselves with Muslim terrorists.

Comments

  1. Synfandel says

    Council on American-Islamic Relations? America is a country or a region (depending on usage) and Islam is a religion. How can one have relations with the other? Does it facilitate Muslim-Americans’ relations with themselves?

  2. atheist says

    CAIR is not a “terrorist organization” despite what craziness World Net Daily might spew. They’re a civil rights organization, much like the Anti-Defamation League or the NAACP, but they focus on the civil rights of American Muslims. To answer Synfandel, American Muslims have relations with other Americans, and this is what CAIR focuses on.

  3. atheist says

    I realize Mr. Brayton was pointing out the hypocrisy or inconsistency of World Net Daily, and not actually calling CAIR terrorists, but I wanted to make that clear.

  4. whirligig says

    I’m sorry, but to please us they need to be more consistent in their peace heaping upon. It should read “…Muslims revere and love Jesus, peace be upon him, as one of God’s (Hallelujah!) greatest messengers, and that every time Muslims mention Jesus’ name, peace be upon him, they add “peace be upon him.”, Jesus (pbuh).”

  5. Phillip IV says

    WND Welcomes Agreement From Supporters of Terrorism

    I think the other way around it’s more of a news item: “CAIR tries to earn cookie points with the Christian Right by jumping on faux-outrage-bandwagon”.

    But it’s not very difficult to predict the outcome: it’s not going to work. As we’ve seen countless times with regards to ACLU, any piece of information that doesn’t fit in with the wingnuts’ prejudices registers only very temporarily, then the stereotype reasserts itself and the demonizing continues unabated. Including outright denial that anything to the contrary ever took place. Tomorrow, CAIR will be back to being a terrorist/ islamist/ communist/anti-white racist/facist/homosexualist/atheist organization for the WND, as it always has been.

  6. atheist says

    @Phillip IV – February 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm (UTC -5)

    I think the other way around it’s more of a news item: “CAIR tries to earn cookie points with the Christian Right by jumping on faux-outrage-bandwagon”.

    Could be CAIR attempting to earn points. Or, you know, it could also just be the fact that some Muslims are very religious.

  7. Phillip IV says

    @atheist – February 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm (UTC -5)

    Could be CAIR attempting to earn points. Or, you know, it could also just be the fact that some Muslims are very religious.

    Yeah, but look at the framing:

    Awad noted many people are unaware that Muslims revere and love Jesus as one of God’s greatest messengers, and that every time Muslims mention Jesus’ name, they add “peace be upon him.”

    I think that’s a pretty clear pitch at staking out a bit of common ground with the Christian Right, at the expense of atheists/less pious people. And you can’t really blame them for trying – it’s not like the common ground isn’t there, there’s just no chance the wingnuts will acknowledge it. They need somebody to have the villain ball, and the Muslims are ‘it’, these days.

  8. atheist says

    @Phillip IV – February 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm (UTC -5)

    Awad noted many people are unaware that Muslims revere and love Jesus as one of God’s greatest messengers, and that every time Muslims mention Jesus’ name, they add “peace be upon him.”

    I think that’s a pretty clear pitch at staking out a bit of common ground with the Christian Right, at the expense of atheists/less pious people. And you can’t really blame them for trying – it’s not like the common ground isn’t there, there’s just no chance the wingnuts will acknowledge it.

    When you focus there, I have to agree, it does seem like an attempt to curry favor.

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