CAIR cares

I know I promised not to blog but my goodness! I am sorry but I think that the Mujahid is very wrong to say that CAIR should not have made an issue out of the jafi car dealer who was trying to sell cars by making fun of Islam and stereotyping normal muslims as terrorists. Look yes everyone has free speech, including CAIR so why should CAIR be the one to be silenced? Anyone is free to be jafi but then any muslim is also free to call out the jafi and say "you are an islamophobe, you are offensive" and note that the car dealer themselves made the decision not to run the ad so it is not like CAIR forced them to do it. If CAIR does not stand up for us as a community then who will? Why should we muslims not object when others try to disrespect us and perpetuate the whole thing about how we are intolerant and cannot assimilate and repeat worst things about us seen on TV.

I always hear the supporters of the war say that media does not portray good news only bad because that is what sells for war and that actually war in Iraq is going fine. Well I am not an Iraqi so I do not know if war is really fine for them but same argument is for muslims. media shows us the same way all the time. A few ignorant rioters are suddenly all of Islam after cartoons or the Pope. I see brother Rezwan called this "media feeds muslim trolls" (via Carnival of Brass). So we have to fight this perception and this is why muslims in America feel more alienated even though we are more assimilated than in UK where my cousins live. The car dealer maybe was just trying to be funny; well, if your humor comes at someone else's expense then that is not funny, it is hurtful and rude. Isn't civilization and civilized behavior supposed to be civil and not rude?

I think that the Mujahid is mistaken to write posts such as he wrote because it feels like he is trying to portray himself as "moderate" to the jafis like the Baron who wrote such disgusting things about the Prophet. I do not understand why the Mujahid continues to curry favor with these people. The Qur'an says that they will never be satisfied until we muslims abandon Islam so there is no point in trying to accomodate them.

I really admire the Zionist because she would never allow this kind of insult to her faith. The Zionist has declared her blog to be an Israel-bashing free zone (and by Israel she also means Judaism) because she has had enough. Look at the Christians, they are so lax about the importance of their faith, yes freedom of speech is important but it is useless if only one side speaks! Defend freedom of speech by speaking out and defending your own belief and fight for your own dignity else others will take it away from you. Jews know that you must cut off stereotype and insult immediately and address it otherwise it will feed into itself and build up and then you have allowed it to grow to a point where it wont be as easy to fight against. We have to be vigilant and then we can make sure that Islam does not decay but thrives in our hearts and also earns respect from our neighbors.

Why would non-muslims respect Islam if we ourselves do not? We must not allow insult to go un answered. No I dont mean go and riot I mean take advantage of same freedom of speech that jafis can (and should) be allowed to. That is what CAIR does for us and it is why I support them because they are on my side. Baron insulting poet and Jafi and and car dealers in Ohio who insult Islam are not.

no blogging

I will read Qur'an instead everytime I see urge to blog. I will read Qur'an instead instead every time I have the urge to read blogs. This month is precious and I have already wasted too much time!

well, I will probably keep track of Women's bill issues in Pakistan that The Mujahid is keeping track of. And also what a beautiful du'a via the Shayk, I will pray that too.


Democrats must cleanse their rhetoric

I don't has as much to say about the Democrats, i mean not as many words as I did for Republicans, but I'm not any less angry at them either and they are exactly half the problem after all in US politics. Main thing is that the Dubai Ports World deal revealed that Democrats are ready to become racist at a drop of the hat. Now we see (thanks to the @NB feed from the Shayk's political weblog) that Dubai Ports World just got an award for the best security certification! Wow I wish we could have good ports security in the US, but we chased away DPW because they were owned by Dubai (but its ok that China owns other ports on the west coast and hey wasn't the communists the enemy of all enemies a few years ago? well, hey they are not muslim at least).

Funny too is how Democrats want 100% inspection of containers but Republicans say no. But then Democrats play the muslim card against DPW. So who is serious about security? No one.

Republicans need to clean their house

Funny thing is that my family has voted Republican for many years including for President Bush in 2000. But Republicans today have total hatred of Islam and here at Redstate which is the Daily Kos for the Republican party (and has many party elected officials posting there) is a great window into how the base rank and file see Islam as the motivator ideology for terror.

I am very grateful to Neil in comments there who tries to inject some sense but he is labeled a facist and racist! Or maybe he is accused of accusing the crusader of being a racist and facist. I am not sure how to follow such convoluted logic but it is clear that the liberals are not the only ones who know how to scream about labels and whine about being silenced and having the pure truth of politics.

And of course we have the same old bit about how US muslims better do "something" or the American people will do "something" to US muslims. These somethings are never made clear. What am I supposed to do about bin laden or about bombers in London? quit my job and become a house muslim like a trained monkey on stage repeating "terror bad, kill innocents bad" all day? Will this "clean our house" ? Or be a joke?

I want Republicans to clean their own house about all this genocide lust. Didnt a congressman - not just some random person but an actual elected person to Congress! say that we need to nuke Mecca? And even so-called Armed Liberal at Winds of Change can't talk about Islam without saying how sad he would be if the "west" was forced to "solve" the problem. Or as he is putting it now, "dropping the constraints"

Will we conform our goals and policies to the social restraints we have placed on the conduct of warfare - or will we drop the restraints?

Robb doesn't believe that we can drop the restraints (as above). I know that we can, and wonder if we will choose to. That's a discussion well worth having.

Gee thanks for your enlightenment, the West!

look, war on terror is an important thing and in ideal world it would be fought with smarts and focused on the actual problem of terrorists. But it has become just a vechicle for the racists who want to declare war on Islam.

Why don't Republicans condemn?