Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Dennis Prager And CAIR

From The United American Committee, in response to this announcement at CAIR's web site:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM URGED TO KEEP COUNCIL APOINTEE

(LOS ANGELES, 12/04/2006) - A prominent national education and action group today called for the support of a presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council after accusations of intolerance by a radical Islamist organization.

The United American Committee (UAC) urged that talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager be supported by all Americans for his recent appointment to the museum's council.

Controversy arose when the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), viewed as a radical Islamic organization by many, objected to a recent syndicated column by Prager in which he wrote that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, should be prevented from taking his oath of office using the Koran.

"This goes beyond politics, regardless of one's political views and opinions of Dennis Prager we must support him as he endures a relentless smear campaign by this radical Islamist group. We must make a stand for freedom of speech in the face of the Islamists who would attempt to destroy our freedoms and who try to silence those who oppose them.” remarks UAC Chairman Jesse Petrilla.

In a letter to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council Chairman Fred S. Zeidman, the United American Committee wrote:

"We support Mr. Prager for courageously standing up to the threat of radical Islam that America is facing today. We can not allow radical groups to work to silence American journalists and commentators, and must continue to uphold the 1st Amendment and protect the freedoms that this nation holds dear. We thank you for having him on your council."

The United American Committee is a leading educational group dedicated to awakening the nation to the threats of radical Islam and works to educate Americans on the nature of Islamic extremism. Its mission is to fight the ideological aspects of the War on Terror to counter elements of radical Islam in America.

Contacts for the U.S. Holocaust Museum are as follows:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Main telephone: (202) 488-0400
TTY: (202) 488-0406
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/council/
https://secure.ushmm.org/join/contact/main.php

Letters of support may also be emailed to Dennis Prager at dennisprager@dennisprager.com

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The United American Committee
P.O. Box 3301
Burbank, CA 91508
Fax: (202) 478-0325
www.UnitedAmericanCommittee.org
info@unitedamericancommittee.org
Mr. Prager's column about Keith Ellison and the Koran is HERE.

48 Comments:

At 12/05/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I wonder if Prager has any legal ground over CAIR's obvious attempt to harm him personally, even when the subject at hand has nothing to do with his views on Islam...

Isn't it ironic that they're attacking Prager on his appointment to the Holocaust museum, which is dedicated to remembering an atrocity that so many Muslims outright deny?

 
At 12/05/2006 10:11 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

When did Dennis Prager become a journalist? He's hardly anything more than a rabble rouser who is primarily known within fundamentalist circles of people who accept the "chosen people" idea.

Given that the Ellison/Quran story is manufactured it's a little much to call Prager a journalist. Propogandist would be more like it.

The United American Committee isn't much better. Bunch of rabble rousers tapping the suckers for donations. Make sure to purchase the membership pin for $15 so UAC can carry on its vital work of distracting the sheep from the real issues of the day.

The fact that CAIR criticised a bigot like Dennis Prager is no reason to get upset. Good on them.

 
At 12/05/2006 11:42 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Hereis a response to his critics

 
At 12/05/2006 11:43 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

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At 12/05/2006 11:44 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

duhkkky if you read the column or listened to Prager you would know this had nothing to do with race...grow up man.

 
At 12/05/2006 12:24 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Ellison was the one who made a big deal out of it duhkky...stick to the cinema and art and pseudo intellectualism

 
At 12/05/2006 1:16 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Well Elmer, the oath of office is generally given without the use of any religious tome (establishment clause and all that) so pardon me if I state that this is nothing more than a cheap attempt to drum up controversy over Ellison.

It's similar to the Glenn beck nonsense and Prager is out there self promoting like a good little pimp.

This is all these punks have on Ellison? The guy must be pretty damn clean if scum like Beck and Prager and Hannity (who I think was the schmuck who said a tome is used in the swearing in, not that ignorant Repubs would know) haven't been fed anything better.

Now run along and say hi to Aunt Bee.

 
At 12/05/2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

... and Elmer, at no time did I ever say it had anything to do with race.

What is has to do with is punks like Beck and Prager being cheap self promoting pimps.

Prager's bigotry is religious not racial.

 
At 12/05/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

...excellent and ty for spreading the good word!...I posted as well earlier!

 
At 12/05/2006 4:08 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

You've got to give CAIR credit. They have no limits when it comes to smearing someone's words and labeling them as a bigot.
Why does CAIR care about who is on the Holocaust Museum Council when they don't even believe the Holocaust happened?
CAIR is also a champion when it comes to free speech for their purposes but notice how they attempt to stifle any criticism of anything Islamic.
I'm not even going to get into the Koran/Ellison controversy...Mr. Prager has the constitutional right to voice his criticism. When will CAIR understand that "free speech" goes both ways?

 
At 12/05/2006 4:13 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

ducky...if CAIR can be labeled a "Civil Rights Organization" then Mr. Prager is more than qualified to be called a journalist.
I don't understand why his objection to using the Koran is labeled as bigotry.
Every other elected official, Jewish, atheist, whatever...has sworn in using the Bible. How far should we bend over to accommodate Muslims and their precious sensitivities.

 
At 12/05/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger nanc said...

someone get me the gold rope - i'm going to hang plucky! not just any old rope will do...

 
At 12/05/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

duhkkky, thanks for clarifying now run off with your boyfriend to see the cinema because Prager never once attacks Islam or Muslims READ his article then we'll talk Ebert

The very point Prager is making is that it is ceremonial and for 230+ years the Bible has always been the book present...like it or not duhkkky, it has nothing to do with religion read his piece raymonduhkkky

 
At 12/05/2006 4:26 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

I know if duhkkky is elected to office he can take the oath on the communist manifesto or perhaps the script of brokeback mountain

 
At 12/05/2006 4:28 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

One final comment...
Ducky said...Well Elmer, the oath of office is generally given without the use of any religious tome (establishment clause and all that) so pardon me if I state that this is nothing more than a cheap attempt to drum up controversy over Ellison.

Not sure exactly what is meant by religious tome, I'm assuming a volume of works and not a type of cheese, but the Bible has been used ever since George Washington took the oath of office.
In truth, it is Ellison who has caused this controversy and not Prager.
Why doesn't he bring both books, the Bible and the Koran, for his swearing in ceremony? After all isn't it the Islamic assertion that Islam is the continuation of Judeo-Christian beliefs?
I've noticed that most lefties haven't even taken the time to read exactly what Dennis Prager wrote. I'm willing to bet that most don't even know that Mr. Prager is Jewish.

 
At 12/05/2006 4:45 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

OK, Elmer let's finish t.

There is no Constitutional requirement that the Bible be used in swearing in.

There is no requirement that anything be used.

Some do not use a tome.

Prager is full of crap and so are those who think his cheap bigotry supplants the Constitution. OK?

Now what is so difficult to understan? Are you having trouble with the fact that many, many people in this nation have no use for your brand of religion? Tough. Really, tough. Take a freakin' dixie if you don't like our freedoms, and take the pimp Prager with you.

 
At 12/05/2006 5:09 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Tell me Duhkkky, quote a part of his column or his answer to his critics that is bigotted? It has nothing to do with RELIGION. Can you get that through your melon.

Beuller...Beuller...

 
At 12/05/2006 5:13 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

if you'd had read the article you'd have known that Nostradumbass

 
At 12/05/2006 5:24 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Here duhkkky, just in case your reading skills match your pseudo intellectuality:

Accusation: My column and/or I are racist, bigoted and Islamophobic.

Response: "Racist": It is impossible to fully respond to absurdity. How is race possibly involved in my wanting the Bible to be present at swearings-in of American politicians? I wrote in my column that I apply the same standard to Jews, Scientologists and everyone else. Those who make this charge merely cheapen the word racism and therefore weaken the fight against it.

"Islamophobic": I wrote not a word against Islam or the Koran and made it clear at the beginning of my column that nothing I write is specific to Islam or the Koran. All those who write that I "compared" the Koran to "Mein Kampf" are lying -- deliberately lying to defame me rather than respond to my arguments. I simply offered a slippery slope argument that if we let everyone choose their own text at swearings-in, what will happen one day should a racist decide to use "Mein Kampf"? A slippery slope argument is not an equivalence argument. The Left regularly argues that vouchers to support Catholic schools can one day be used to support religious extremists' schools. Are they comparing Catholicism to religious extremism? Of course not. And no one on the Right has ever stooped so low as to make such a charge. Moreover, I not only mentioned "Mein Kampf," I mentioned "Dianetics," Scientology's most revered work, the works of Voltaire (for secularists) and other works.

"Bigoted": Bigoted against whom? Against non-Christians? I am a non-Christian. Am I bigoted against myself as a Jew? I happen to be one of the most active individuals in American Jewish life and co-author of probably the most widely used English-language introduction to Judaism of the last 30 years.

In fact, it is as a Jew that I am so aware of the fragility of all civilizations, including ours. I am therefore aware of how uniquely good America has been for all its citizens, including and especially its Jews. This uniqueness does not stem from secularism alone, but from an extraordinary Judeo-Christian value system that has been our civic religion. Europe is secular and is a failing civilization; one that is also increasingly judenrein [empty of Jews] because of its anti-Semitism.

I am for no law to be passed to prevent Keith Ellison or anyone else from bringing any book he wants to his swearing-in, whether actual or ceremonial. But neither I nor tens of millions of other Americans will watch in silence as the Bible is replaced with another religious text for the first time since George Washington brought a Bible to his swearing-in. It is not I, but Keith Ellison, who has engaged in disuniting the country. He can still help reunite it by simply bringing both books to his ceremonial swearing-in. Had he originally announced that he would do that, I would have written a different column -- filled with praise of him. And there would be a lot less cursing and anger in America.

 
At 12/05/2006 5:29 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

you need some new material duhkkky the aunt bee thing is....well it's stupid

 
At 12/05/2006 10:25 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Little Che Sucky the Greenie Weenie Fascist screams:

"The United American Committee isn't much better. Bunch of rabble rousers tapping the suckers for donations."

And CAIR is WHAT AGAIN??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Keep me laughing FOOL!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 12/05/2006 10:28 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Little Che Suck continues to scream:

"Prager's bigotry is religious not racial."

and yours is....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 12/05/2006 10:33 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

The SUCK continues to rant:

"There is no Constitutional requirement that the Bible be used in swearing in."

And the fact that office holders have used the Bible, since the beginning of this country till, now for their ceremonial swearing in has become a TRADITION.

Of course, a Fascist Izzy lover like yourself wants nothing better than to destroy the traditions of this country that the Constitution were built upon.

Face it SUCK, youu are a puling pile and no one with a heart believes a filthy word you spew.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You MORON!!!!!

 
At 12/05/2006 10:35 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

You know, AOW... I've been here many times and read Ducky's comments many times, and usually I've just found him amusing; stupid, but amusing. Calling Prager a Pimp is way out of line, so now I find him disgusting. I don't know why you tolerate this idiot, but I'm sure you have your reasons. Probably to show everyone just what an idiot he is.

Last time I looked this was America, and America was founded by people who believed very strongly in Christianity. It is our tradition to be sworn to public office and to swear an oath on the bible to honor our traditions. We are presently being threatened by Islamofascists who worship the Koran. To have a Congressman swear his oath of office on the Koran is the same thing as having a Congressman swear an oath on Mein Kampf during WWII. It's total insanity.

 
At 12/06/2006 6:11 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I'm taking my oath of office with my hand on a computer monitor.

 
At 12/06/2006 10:19 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

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At 12/06/2006 11:54 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

EB- plucky's Aunt Bea comments are "unoriginal"! He's a poor copy cat!

tmw

 
At 12/06/2006 2:51 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky had a big 'ol comment here earlier, right between Mr.Beamish and TMW. Did he delete it? I wonder why?

 
At 12/06/2006 3:24 PM, Blogger benning said...

The saddest thing isn't that CAIR is trying to kill Prager's speech, but that so many Americans, in positions of power, will fall for it. The ignorance of the law and the Constitution in this country is appalling.

Screw CAIR. Go Dennis!

 
At 12/06/2006 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see Ducky will get sworn in with his hand on a Mission to Moscow CD.

 
At 12/06/2006 7:12 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

beak he could actually use the uncut version of the Battleship Potemkin...the widescreen directors cut

 
At 12/07/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

benning, what ignorance of the law?

CAIR has voiced an objection to Prager. What the **** ignorance of the law are you talking about?

Prager demanded that all representatives take the oath on a King James bible when in fact Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sworn in on a Hebrew bible. Not that there's anything to object to but we can see Prager more clearly. Not really the "reporter" that American Crusader claims he is.

Anyway the formal swearing in is a group swearing and any swearing in that would involve a tome is strictly a photo op. So come back when you have a clue and aren't taking your talking points from rabies radio.

....and someone tell Elmo that "Potemkin" is overrated and "Strike" is the one you want.

 
At 12/07/2006 10:33 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I wonder if anyone has done the ceromonial swearing in (i.e. the photo op that the jerk Prager is complaining about) with a copy of Neton's Pricipia or a Shakespeare 1st folio or a copy of Cahiers de Cinema?

 
At 12/07/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

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At 12/07/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

so you still have not read his piece raymonduhkkky?

 
At 12/07/2006 4:16 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Oh darn duhkkky, I'm afraid that's the buzzer indicating you haven't read the article and are still looking for your brain.

No surprise but thanks for playing.

 
At 12/07/2006 7:15 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

duhkky

I didn't think you would mind me bringing up your favorite porn movie.

wah wah wah wahhhhhhhh

 
At 12/07/2006 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the Bible is not used in swearing in the members of congress, they all raise their right hands and are sworn in together. Some members will however after the swearing in pose with a bible for a photo op. The Constitution actually says there shall be no religious test for members of congress -in addition to the fact that it also states there shall be no establishment of an official religion etc.

 
At 12/07/2006 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the Bible is not used in swearing in the members of congress, they all raise their right hands and are sworn in together. Some members will however after the swearing in pose with a bible for a photo op. The Constitution actually says there shall be no religious test for members of congress -in addition to the fact that it also states there shall be no establishment of an official religion etc.

 
At 12/07/2006 11:41 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

sarah again it has nothing to do with RELIGION...read Prager's piece and he answers what you pose than perhaps you will understand

 
At 12/07/2006 11:44 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

duhkkky you are officially disqualified....you still haven't given me a quote from his piece that you consider religious bigotry????


hmmm...perhaps a trip to this place might help you

 
At 12/08/2006 7:08 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Gayle,
I've been here many times and read Ducky's comments many times, and usually I've just found him amusing; stupid, but amusing. Calling Prager a Pimp is way out of line, so now I find him disgusting. I don't know why you tolerate this idiot, but I'm sure you have your reasons. Probably to show everyone just what an idiot he is.

Duck has been commenting here since I first started blogging. I guess that he's my "official troll."

 
At 12/08/2006 7:11 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
Ducky had a big 'ol comment here earlier, right between Mr.Beamish and TMW. Did he delete it? I wonder why?

He deleted it. I'm not sure why. Maybe he was tired of the debate? Maybe he realized that he wasn't really addressing the topic of this posting, but instead critiquing commenters?

 
At 12/08/2006 7:22 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
Why does CAIR care about who is on the Holocaust Museum Council when they don't even believe the Holocaust happened?
CAIR is also a champion when it comes to free speech for their purposes but notice how they attempt to stifle any criticism of anything Islamic.


Control freaks, I think. But their desire to shut up those who disagree with their agenda and/or sensitivities is un-American. Here in America, we criticize everyone and everything.

Furthermore, it is none of CAIR's business who is on the council of the Holocaust Museusm. Sheesh.

 
At 12/08/2006 7:26 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

EB,
Ellison was the one who made a big deal out of it....

And for a particular reason, IMO. Perhaps to draw in CAIR, perhaps as part of a pre-bargain with CAIR?

 
At 12/08/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I deleted it becasue I thought I had it on my clip board but all was in error.

Doesn't matter. It's been made quite clear that Prager is blowing smoke out of his ass and if CAIR protests then so be it.

I haven't found CAIR to be effective in their lobbying. They waste a lot of time on rather petty stuff. Blowholes like Prager are going to be around for a while and they ain't going to get an smarter.

 
At 12/08/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

still no quote eh duhkkky I told you YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED! The buzzer went off when you refused to read both of his pieces. Blow it out your own hole jackass.

 
At 12/09/2006 9:05 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Well, the comment made it to my inbox, so I don't know what happened.

I haven't found CAIR to be effective in their lobbying. They waste a lot of time on rather petty stuff.

According to their web site, the focus on "petty stuff" is changing to focus on hate speech. As far as I can tell, CAIR's definition of hate speech extends to any speech which "offends" them.

 

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