Talk About the Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Two different takes on the hot issue of Islam and Islamophobia came out of Human Events yesterday. The first is an article by Robert Spencer which asks the question “Are Muslims Being Victimized in America Today?“. It seems that Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization often linked to Hamas. Mr. Spencer fills us in:

Attacks on the American Muslim community and on Islam rose to an unprecedented level in 2010.” So claimed Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in an end-of-the-year fund-raising appeal. The hard-Left TPMMuckraker site claimed that in 2010, “America saw perhaps its worst outbreak of Islamophobia since the attacks.” 

But the truth, Mr. Spencer tells us, is much different:

According to the most recent available records in Los Angeles, Jews were the victims of 88% of hate attacks; Muslims were victims 3% of the time. In records for New York state released on New Year’s Eve, there were 251 hate attacks against Jews in 2009, compared to 11 such attacks against Muslims. Of course, those statistics are from 2009, not 2010, the year CAIR claims has seen a sharp increase in hate attacks against Muslims, but it is unlikely that the statistics will bear out this claim when they do become available. CAIR’s annual hate crimes report generally contains more claims of Muslims being insulted than physically attacked, and an embarrassing number of the latter claims over the years have turned out to be fabrications — that is, if the folks at CAIR were capable of being embarrassed by their own dishonest attempts to mislead and manipulate the American people.

Why would CAIR make false claims of attacks on Muslims in America? Mr. Spencer sheds some light:

CAIR knows well that victimhood is big business: Insofar as CAIR can convince the public and law enforcement officials that Muslims are being mistreated in America, CAIR can claim protected victim status for Muslims, and use that to deflect unwanted scrutiny and any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism. That’s most likely why the claims of pandemic “Islamophobia” have become so common from CAIR and its allies and dupes. They want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.

And how does our government and the MSM react to all of this? With silence that’s how. But the crap doesn’t stop with turning a blind eye to the shenanigans of CAIR. How are Muslims treating Christians through out the Islamic world? This question leads us to the second Human Events story. Gary Bauer writes “The Greatest Story Never Told“. Here is how he introduces his story.

 In all the reviews and lists of the most important events of 2010, one story of devastating importance was scarcely mentioned: that of the persecution of Christians throughout the world, particularly in majority Muslim countries.

Christian persecution has been on the rise for years, but it seemed to reach a new level of intensity in 2010. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that Christians in countries such as Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt now confront the prospect of extinction at the hands of radical Islam.

Bauer goes on to document much of the Muslim atrocities against Christians. It is a bloody account.  And, how does our government and the MSM react to this persecution of Christians by Muslims? Here is what Bauer tell us:

But the plight of Iraq’s Christians does not appear to be a priority for America’s media and political elites either. The Obama administration hasn’t exactly placed the protection of religious freedom at the top of its To Do list.

It took the president a year-and-a-half even to nominate an ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Human rights and religious freedom have taken a back seat in the Obama administration to everything from climate change and advancing gay rights to “outreach” to the “Muslim world,” a false term applied to a region in which Christianity predates Islam by hundreds of years.

Sadly, this is par for the course with our liberal multi-culturalist. Obama and the MSM should be ashamed but they are not.

9 thoughts on “Talk About the Pot Calling the Kettle Black

  1. For decades our leadership has used our military to defend Muslims against …each other, and …against trumped up, mythical Christian abuse of them when the facts prove it is the other way around. If we cannot find leaders who admit the problem of Islam lies within Islam, we will not survive. I hate to think about how many of our good young men and women have put their lives on the line and lost their lives to support the enemy of our existence. God gave us brains…why don’t we use them?

  2. I honestly don’t get it. I have wracked my brain for years trying to figure out the unrequited love for Islam the dhimmis in the west hold in their hearts, but I can not come up with an answer.

    As far as Christians in these other countries, I hate to sound callous, but they really need to get the hell out of there. These countries our chock full of murderous psychos, you get what you get if you decide to stay.

    1. But they have been living in these counties for thousands of years. It wold be very difficult for them to pick up and go to some strange country. I think they could deserve at least a little moral support; but they are not going to get it from our piss poor excuse of a President.

  3. What has happened in Pakistan and the killing of the Govenor who was against the blaspheme laws should be a wake up call big time. 500 clerics supported his murder. Better yet, they got the big one. Nukes on the loose with these 11th century peasants.

  4. For whatever reason, the Muslim faith has become a politically correct protected class, while the Christian faith has been maligned by the left for years. I don’t understand it other than the fact that the left must believe if they coddle the Muslims–and part of that coddling is marigalizing Christians–they actually feel that the Muslims will start to like us again.

    1. One of their apparent objectives here in the US is to become a protected minority. With our current Administration, they may get their wish. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the butt or maybe in a more painful part of the anatomy.

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