You know what they say, “It takes one to know one” In this case I am talking about the campaign by former CAIR-Orlando excecutive director Sabiha Khan, pushing advertisers to boycott the Michael Savage show. Savage’s crime? Telling people about the dangers of Islamo-fascism.
Any talk-show host that points out the growing Islamic threat to the world is propagating hate speech according to CAIR. Its funny that they are the same people that support free speech when it is bogus anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate speech. As the Investigative Project on Terrorism Points out:
In her prior incarnation with CAIR – a coalition member – Khan had her own long history of facilitating the promulgation of hate speech. As spokeswoman for the organization’s Los Angeles chapter from late 2001 through 2006, she worked hand-in-hand with Hussam Ayloush, the chapter’s executive director, to defend hatemongers – most notably, radical cleric Wagdy Ghoneim.
Ghoneim, a native of Egypt, came to the attention of immigration officials in North America and Europe as a result of his repeated calls for violent jihad against Jews, and active participation with terror-connected organizations. “Palestine will not be liberated by speeches and peaceful means, but through jihad,” Ghoneim said at a 1997 Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) conference. He continued, “The Jews are scared by the word ‘jihad.’…We have to prepare ourselves for jihad against Jews and to liberate Aqsa Masjid. This is a must whether we accept it or not…..”
….At a 1998 CAIR co-sponsored rally held at Brooklyn College, Ghoneim led a song that contained the Chorus “No to the Jews, descendants of the apes,”
Personally I find that last quote very important because I keep forgetting whether we Jews are the Apes or Pigs.
….Again, predictably, CAIR-LA was first on the scene to defend the speech of those broadcasting hatred against Jews. Rather than presenting Ghoneim’s radical past, CAIR-LA portrayed the scenario as yet another instance of so-called “Islamophobia.” Following Ghoneim’s arrest, Ayloush stated, “The whole Muslim community today is under a microscope of scrutiny. Committing a mistake that would invite a slap on the wrist for anyone else could lead to prison or deportation for a Muslim.”
It may have worked if their defense was that they were trying to answer the ape/pig question Ghoneim was thrown out of the country (and out of Canada too). But first
Khan organized what was called an “emergency town hall” meeting in the wake of Ghoneim’s detention. “Yes, people are worried that we are being persecuted because we are Muslim,” Khan told the Orange County Register. A sign posted at the town meeting said “Justice delayed is justice denied. Free our imam- teacher Wagdy Ghoneim unjustly detained by the INS.”
When Ghoneim finally agreed to leave the country voluntarily in December 2004, Ayloush called this settlement “a dent in our civil rights struggle” and lamented the “high level of fear” in the community. Even after agreeing to leave the country, CAIR-LA never ceased to defend the “free speech” rights of those who preach hate, and slur as “Islamophobic” both those who reported on Ghoneim’s hate speech and the U.S. government’s immigration policies.
So which is it Ms Kahn…is it free speech or hate speech…which is your choice because you can’t blow up your cake and eat it too.
You can find the entire article by clicking Ex-CAIR Member Takes on Free Speech