CAIR Didn't Like This One
I found the link to the following letter to the editor of the Tribune & Georgian on the CAIR web site, under "Incitement Watch":
Western appeasement will only embolden Islamic terroristsCAIR advertises its condemnation of terrorism. The web site so states in several different sections. What does CAIR find so objectionable in the above letter? Is CAIR powerful enough to put pressure on newspapers so that such publications will hesitate to publish certain letters to th editor?
"Dear Editor, This Muslim Islamic terrorist thing is getting out of hand and many Americans are turning into a bunch of wimps. There is a global jihad going on and America has become no better than France and other Western nations that are in denial. This is especially true in regard to the media.
"Americans are woefully ignorant of world history. The first time that most Americans seriously considered the term Islamic terrorism was after the World Trade Center caved in. And then, after a few months of whoop-de-do artificial patriotism, they settled back to their usual mundane worries over gasoline prices, credit card balances and watching fantasy shows on television.
"The violence and butchery of Islam has resurfaced. After six centuries of lying dormant like smoldering algae in the cesspools of the world, these creatures from the black lagoon of history have returned, and they are using the same weapon that they used in the dark ages: terrorism. It’s the only weapon they have because they have been busy spending the last six centuries mutilating their own kind, killing members of their own families and strapping bombs to fools to be able to take a long hard look at themselves and wonder why it is that they can’t even make an automobile or build a building that won’t fall down during an earthquake.
"Yet, they believe they can win because they have observed something new to Western culture; we have now become appeasers and would rather negotiate than fight. That is our weakness and they know it. They also know that any weakness can be exploited. And that is the purpose of terrorism: to exploit a people’s weakness long enough for the weak to begin negotiating. And negotiating with terrorists is a weakness that can be further exploited.
"The Islamic terrorists have found that salient weakness in America; first in the media that excuses their terror and refers to Islamic terrorists as freedom fighters, insurgents and people who only have an opposing view. Then they found weakness in people who are easily manipulated because they have never been educated in world history.
"It’s a shameful indictment of their apathy and appeasement when the broadcast and print media refuse to air and print opposing views to Islamic radicalism for fear they will be inundated with scorn from Islamic sympathizers who spend their time searching the Internet and newspapers for anything that might resemble an affront to their so-called religion of peace. When are these people of peace going voice their affront to their brothers and sisters who are not so peaceful? I’ll answer that: never, because they agree with their terrorist brothers and sisters.
"When the national broadcast media and local newspapers refuse to publicize opposition views to radical Islam, they have become appeasers, and appeasers always bring more death and destruction to the world.
"The first rule of war is to kill your enemy first. You lose fewer of your own people that way."
Note: I went back to CAIR's web site but couldn't seem to find the above "Incitement Watch." Trust me--I found the above letter on the CAIR web site. The disappearance (and sometimes reappearance) of items from CAIR's web site is nothing new. Read here, and see the photos here for CAIR's amusing manipulation of a hijab photo.
Many of CAIR's articles focus on what Muslims find offensive. At 6th Column Against Jihad, read a large portion of Hugh Fitzgerald's analysis "Aren't YOU Offended That Muslims Are So Easily Offended by Everything Non-Muslims Say or Do?"