CAIR says that it is a civil rights group. Google them – in the midst of their own proclamations of being nothing more than a civil rights group, lots of stories will emerge that show a more thuggish nature, claiming wrongs done to Muslims every which way to Sunday, and showing behavior that demonstrates their will to silence their many critics (many of which bring up their ties to terrorist organizations). Try this too.
Well, they are at it again. Hot on the heels of the "flying imams" of US Airways fame (and I do not believe CAIR at all, nor their attempt at using the "Big Lie" technique of convincing the public at large otherwise), they are now taking preemptive measture and strikes to once again claim victimhood:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) — A U.S. Islamic rights group has issued guidelines against discrimination for American Muslims going on hajj.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday it was advising hajj pilgrims to Mecca "to be aware of their civil and legal rights as airline passengers." The group said it had also set up toll-free hotline at 1-800-784-7526 "for anyone who believes their rights were violated."
To be sure, Muslims are supposed to travel at least once "on hajj" to Mecca – the most holiest place in the Islamic world (Medina being second) which is located in Saudi Arabia. I wish them well (and stay away from seems to be an annual event – worshippers stomping on each other in a crowd frenzy / stampede).
Now, here’s my heartache:
CAIR has also published a pocket guide for hajj pilgrims entitled "Your Rights and Responsibilities as an American Muslim."
"As an airline passenger, you are entitled to courteous, respectful and non-stigmatizing treatment by airline and security personnel," the group said in its statement Tuesday. "You have the right to complain about treatment that you believe is discriminatory."
Like many people today, it always seems to be "et’s concentrate on my RIGHTS and not my RESPONSIBLITY". Let’s not talk about the fact that you are going to a place where the freedoms that you have here do not exist there. Let’s not talk about the fact that I become less than a second class citizen there – in fact, I am kuffir – an infidel, lower than low. Let’s not mention that my religion is not allowed to be practiced openly in Mecca, that there are those that have been killed for practicing such. Christian churches are not allowed to be built there.
American Muslims who had cause to think they had been "treated in a discriminatory manner" should "ask for the names and ID numbers of all persons involved in the incident. Be sure to write this information down," CAIR said.
Yup, let’s automatically believe that all non-Muslims are out to get you, to shame you, to discriminate against you. Let’s be threatening in return.
I think it is fair enough to say that CAIR has already wandered into that territory where Americans, if they are aware of what CAIR does, have started to think automatically of "crying wolf".
The group said such individuals should also "ask to speak to a supervisor" and inquire whether they had been "singled out" because of their "name, looks, dress, race, ethnicity, faith, or national origin."
Notice that it does not say "behavior" – the one thing that alerted staff, crew, and passengers to the imams presence in the recent case of US Airways. After all, can’t admit that we are wrong, can we?
"Given the increase in the number of complaints CAIR has received alleging airport profiling of American Muslims, we believe it is important that all those taking part in this year’s hajj be aware of their legal and civil rights," said CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Every time I see "increase in the number of complaints" I laugh, as many (if not most) are often of the type "she looked cross-eyed at me!". Want real discrimation?
Ask the families of the Christians, Bhuddists, and Hindus who have been killed by militant Islamists in India, Pakistan, Bali, and Thailand for the simple reason of not being Muslim. Look at the recent stories of muslims that have converted to Christianity – listen to the threats to kill them for their apostocy.
That is discrimination. Why doesn’t CAIR start to trumpet AMERICAN values as loudly and as stridently as they do perceived slights?