On this posting I will insert my comments.
From the CAIR Newsletter
AMERICAN MUSLIM NEWS BRIEFS - 7/24/07
CAIR: ISLAM HAS NO TIES TO TERRORISM
PARVEZ AHMED, The Miami Herald, 5/5/2007
[Parvez Ahmed is chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. (Rockdog – I don’t think you will find any bias in this report, I do know though that we will find a lot of taqiyya (lies)).
Five years into President Bush's declaration of the "global war on terrorism," the latest State Department report shows a 25 percent increase in worldwide terrorist attacks over the previous year. Terrorism is an abominable tactics, not an ideology. Thus declaring "war" against it, while politically expeditious, is in reality temerarious, as it only attacks the symptom without addressing the cause (Rockdog - THE CAUSE ARE THE MUSLIMS!)
Global patterns show that terrorism is not exclusive to any one group. Between 1980 and 2003, the world's leader in suicide terrorism has been the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a group that recruits from the predominantly Hindu Tamil population in Sri Lanka. (Rockdog – they have kept most of their violence in Sri Lanka. They currently have a cease-fire in effect with the Govt., they want an independent state and it’s a civil war within Sri Lanka. Muslims want to convert the World and there will never be a cease-fire with them.) According the Terrorism Knowledge Base (tkb.org), between 1968 and 2007, the largest purveyors of terrorism have been groups affiliated with communist/socialist or nationalist/separatist ideology. (Rockdog – But from 2001 to today the largest purveyors of terrorism are the MUSLIMS.)
Despite this, Islam continues to be conflated with terrorism. (Rockdog – HMMM maybe it’s the 9,050+ Deaths at the hands of Muslims Since 9/11!)
The intertwining of political rhetoric with religious imagery by groups like al Qaeda certainly precipitates the notion of some intrinsic link between Islam and terrorism. (Rockdog – Well, ISN’T THERE?)
This perception is greatly assisted by a veritable cottage industry of neo-experts pontificating with great certainty about the cause-effect relationship between Islam and terrorism. Such mischaracterization is at odds with the reality that Islam unequivocally condemns terrorism (Rockdog – then why is CAIR and several other “ISLAMIC” groups being investigated for ties to terrorism?) and advocates the preservation of life, honor and dignity of all human life as a supreme endeavor (Rockdog – Except Dogs, Monkeys, Pigs, Infidels, Jews and Kafirs. Doesn’t your Qu’ran tell you to convert us or kill us?) Thus, terrorism even when carried out in the name or defense of Islam (Rockdog – what are you defending Islam against?) cannot be called jihad but is rather an unholy war. Robert Pape in his seminal work Dying to Win contends that military occupation, not religious ideology, is the primary enabler of terrorism. (Rockdog – I guess the Twin Towers on 9/11 had military occupation? What about the school in Pakistan, the Subways in England, the Airport in Glasgow or the …you get the idea. NONE of those places had military occupation!)
Douglas Streusand and Harry Tunnell of the National Defense University in a recent paper argue that characterizing terrorism committed by Muslims as "Islamic" alienates billions of peace loving Muslims worldwide (Rockdog – but not doing that is taqiyya, lying!). Using terms like jihadist to describe terrorist misrepresent legitimate Islamic concepts of jihad, which to most Muslims mean striving for good. (Rockdog – Striving for good? Are you sure? Then I guess the several HUNDRED references to jihad as war that we have all seen or read are wrong? Webster’s Dictionary (10th addition, 1997) defines jihad as a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty. A crusade for a principle or belief) Calling terrorists jihadists also legitimizes an un-Islamic activity in the eyes of the disenfranchised Muslims, thus aiding recruitment. (Rockdog – if they are disenfranchised, then shouldn’t your religion help set them straight, your teachers, mosques and imams? Why are they able to continue on the path of hate if your Qu’ran is so filled with love and honor?) Developing an alternative vocabulary is a necessary but not sufficient step towards addressing the problem of terrorism. (Rockdog – The Muslims gave us the vocabulary that we use. America never used the word Jihad before the terrorist and Muslims started to use it. We didn’t make this up.)
The State Department report cites continued instability in Iraq as one of the major reasons for the increases in terrorist acts. (Rockdog – the instability is because Muslims hate each other (Sunni – Shiite) and then they kill other Muslims.) Terrorism is indeed a consequence of wars of choice such as Iraq, but it also has historic links to other wars of necessity such as the Cold War. (Rockdog – I don’t really remember reading about terrorism ALL OVER THE WORLD until the Muslims brought it.)
During the Cold War, U.S. financing, recruitment and arming of foreign fighters to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan led not only to Soviet retreat but also its demise. However, the enabling of a culture of drugs to finance the war and the deliberate injection of religious rhetoric to motivate recruits had unintended consequences. Compounding the problem, unlike post World War II Europe, no Marshall Plan was enacted to rebuild Afghanistan where out of a population of roughly 15 million, a million Afghans had died, an additional 1 ½ million were maimed, and five million had become refugees. Amid this death and destruction, with a country littered in drugs and guns, violence became law enabling terrorists to carve out safe havens. (Rockdog – so now it’s OUR problem that this wonderful “Religion of Peace” didn’t bring about a better world for Afghanistan? The Marshal Plan was after WORLD WAR II. A war that involved most of the WORLD not just one country. Why aren’t the wonderful Muslims (over 1 billion strong) reaching out and helping their fellow Muslim? Why is it that the World hates America, but loves her money?)
Failed states, like occupations, can also breed and incubate terrorism. (Rockdog – HMMM we have 50 states and none of them have failed!)
To contain terrorism, if not eliminate it, the way forward is to engage in common-sense methods of intelligence gathering without criminalizing entire groups of people (Rockdog – But what if the intelligence gathered keeps pointing to a certain group?) military strategies without resorting to indiscriminate bombings (Rockdog – you mean like 9/11 or suicide bombers?) and enabling the emergence of democratic and civic societies by eliminating foreign occupations. Addressing grievances cannot automatically be dismissed as appeasement. Britain succeeded in disarming the IRA by engaging them, not ignoring its demands (Rockdog - Do you want us to engage the “Religion of Peace? You always “claim” to be defending Islam.). In fact, the conversion of terrorist groups into peaceful political movements has often occurred when their rationale for violence ceased to exist. (Rockdog – Then it appears to me that you want the Crusades all over again. You want the World to kick Islam back into the 7th century? Don’t worry it appears that we are on the brink of it.)
In a recent Washington Post article, Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, called upon moderates, including Muslims, to from a global alliance "to terminate the political conflicts that spawn terrorism." This alliance is only possible when American foreign policy changes course to reflect America's values of liberty and justice for all, with an unwavering commitment to dialogue and diplomacy. (Rockdog – What? We freed Iraq from the hands of a brutal leader, the stranglehold of Saddam was lifted and terrorism came in and is pretty much doing the same thing as Saddam. Our Policies or the policies of Islam are what needs to change?)
First off PARVEZ AHMED,
Stop with the big words, I got tired of digging out my dictionary and trying to figure out what you really meant. Not that I am stupid, just that your letter is a little over the top.
Was this your idea of trying to say that you think you’re smart or are you trying to make those big words hide the lies and B.S. that you have used so well?
The Muslims have been killing people at an alarming rate for the last several years. Again you use taqiyya so well. It doesn’t seem to be a few “radical” Muslims that have taken over your religion…IT IS YOUR RELIGION THAT IS VIOLENT! It’s not American policy, It’s not Afghanistans war with Russia, it’s not the World’s fault, BUT IT IS THE FAULT OF THE MUSLIMS AND THEIR RELIGION.
WHY CAN’T YOU GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD?
We see the TV shows that you air to Muslim kids in the Middle East (Hamas's Al-Aqsa television station recruited a new children's character to "continue" the legacy of its star martyr, Farfur – the Mickey Mouse lookalike who was beaten to death by an Israeli on the previous program.
The new character on the children's show Tomorrow's Pioneers, a bee named Nahool, tells the hostess he is Farfur's cousin and that he wishes to "continue the path of Farfur… the path of martyrdom, the path of the Jihad warriors… and in his name we shall take revenge upon the enemies of Allah, the murderers of the prophets..." The expression "Murderers of the prophets" is an Islamic expression used by the PA religious leaders to refer to Jews. Defining the Jews as the enemies of God is common in PA religious broadcasting.)
Mr. Ahmed you’re teaching HATE to your kids. It isn’t anybody’s fault but your own. This is not isolated, IT ON THE TV!!! Is this your religion Mr. Ahmed? Is this right?
Muslims are now taking boxes of cheese with batteries and tape on them into airports. What FOR Mr. Ahmed?
Help me understand why Muslims are doing this? Is this the right thing to do? Do you agree with this?
Do you agree with the six imams that would not sit in THEIR ASSIGNED SEAT (like everybody else did) asked for seat belt extensions when they did not need them and then are trying to sue the airline and passengers for being scared? Is this a good representation of ISLAM Mr. Ahmed?
Why is it Mr. Ahmed that you have an excuse for everything under the sun, but you will never admit that some of these actions are actually hurting every Muslim in America and the World?
If your Islam is so “peaceful, loving and compassionate” then why are these “terrorist” always tied to a mosque? Why is there never (hardly ever) anyone stepping up to tell authorities to look into this person or that (that may be because your fellow Muslims threaten the person that helped with death). We are seeing a pattern and if you can’t see it then your simply blind to the facts.
Mr. Ahmed, use your big words and your taqiyya all you want.
It’s really simple. So simple that maybe you just can’t get it through your head.
Muslims are killing innocent people at an alarming rate. Muslims are continuing to use terrorism in countries all over the World. Muslims plan attacks in the US and Muslims have more freedom here than anywhere else in the world. Muslims are the problem Mr. Ahmed. If it was an isolated incident I could understand your concern and possibly your explanation, but Mr. Ahmed, your religion is teaching, showing and constantly proving that you’re nothing but a religion of hate and intolerance. It’s not hard to see that. Maybe you should step outside your glass house and look around.
Here is the latest from the “Religion of Peace”
7/25/07 Iraq Baghdad – 55 dead – 125 injured - Islamic terrorists stage two massive car bombings that slaughter over fifty Iraqis celebrating their country's soccer win in the street.
The Religion of Peace can’t even celebrate or enjoy freedom to compete. NO, you take advantage of it and use the opportunity to kill an even larger group.
The “Religion of Peace” has to its credit 135 deaths in only 3 days. What would you call this Mr. Ahmed? If this were any other group in the world, wouldn’t you come to the same conclusion that we have?
How loud would the cry be if the Christians killed Muslims at this alarming rate?
I hear your crying over a Qu’ran in the toilet, but very little when it comes to terrorism.
OH, wait, Christians reach out to help their fellow man. Muslims blow themselves up or kill the Christians. The South Korean Christians in Afghanistan that are being held hostage were there to help the people of Afghanistan and they didn’t care if they were Muslims or not.
Why do we not read about Muslims reaching out to help their fellow man? Why do we only see Muslims reaching out with death and destruction?
Islam = TERRORISM
Sorry Mr. Ahmed, but the facts speak for themselves.
P.S. If America doesn’t offer Muslims the prayer breaks you need while working, footbaths, the right food, the right clothes, the right education and you feel that Americans are committing hate crimes against you. Then you think you have your religious rights “violated” and you feel that America is holding you back from getting closer to your pagan god Allah, LEAVE! Leave before our wonderful freedoms that we fought for (and you take for granted) corrupt you any more. LEAVE NOW before your women and children become westernized. LEAVE NOW and take them back to the desert and 700 A.D. where you can enjoy your Sharia law, honor killings, beating your wives, genital mutilation, jihad, and your Qu’ran in peace.
I am positive that we will not have any problem getting you a nice plane ticket out of this country and to the Muslim friendly country of your choice. Just remember PLEASE DO NOT report any suspicious activity you may find on the flight, you will just delay the flight and end up getting sued by the other passengers.