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April 3, 2012 8:43 am
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CAIR Angered by Moderate Muslim’s Appointment to Religious Freedom Commission

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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser. Photo: Courtesy Zuhdi Jasser.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser—head of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), an organization that seeks to fight radical Islamic ideology—on Monday was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the appointment was “farcical” and distributed a petition “calling on community members and people of conscience” to protest the move. Additionally, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) called the appointment “an affront to all Muslims.”

In an interview with JointMedia News Service last November, Jasser said, “operationally, Islam is not peaceful.” He said “the silent majority of Muslims who believe that Islam is peaceful, that Sharia is a personal decision which should not be part of government, can’t sit back and be in denial.”

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  • Kyra Nelson

    CAIR is a bunch of morons.

  • Danny

    CAIR and its “leadership” (if that’s what one could call terrorists supporters” are nothing. They are treasonous and should be tried, convicted, serve the majority of their prison sentence in the U.S.A., then deported to one of the countries that live according to their barbaric standards where they can die according to their beloved Islam.

  • David Sinclair

    C.A.I.R is a Muslim terrorist organization and threat to the security of America and should be banned.

  • hellosnackbar

    Zuhdi Jasser is one of the few Mohammedans I’ve come across whom I deem to be civilised.
    In a cult where dogma trumps common sense he”ll never be held in high esteem.
    An Imam in the UK(a graduate engineer) received death threats whilst explaining the empirical truth of evolution.

  • Cole

    Islam without the politics – we can live with that!!

    And the wars and other manoeuvrings to establish that state – goes out the window with it!!

    Go Jasser!

    Here’s to putting humanity first!

  • D S Dunlap

    It does not surprise me at all that CAIR would object to the appointment. Despite what it tries to tell the general public, CAIR is, in fact, an anti-Constitutional organization which seeks nothing less than the full conversion of the United States into an Islamic state.

    Of course, they are, in fact, simply being good Muslims who follow the Qur’an. Winston Churchill once compared Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” to the Qur’an. Having read, or tried to read, both books, I would have to say that Churchill did “Mein Kampf” a disservice. “Mein Kampf” is more coherent than the Qur’an, and its author also didn’t make claims of being “the Apostle” of God, so far as I can tell.

    • D S Dunlap

      I do wish to say that both are printed manifestations of true and complete Evil.

  • Hardly an unexpected response from CAIR, an organization with its roots firmly planted in the jihadist ideology of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood (yes, the same ones who burned down churches in Egypt), with many former members in prison, and with an anti-civil rights agenda that actively intimidates and persecutes those whose who do not adhere to CAIR’s rigid program of hatemongering and infiltration; and that especially applies to Muslims who see themselves as loyal American citizens first and foremost. Since CAIR’s own national director (I. Hooper) has repeatedly expressed a desire to abrogate the Constitution and replace the US government with a more “sharia compliant” system, it’s no surprise that CAIR objects to the appointee and has already started the intimidation machinery into motion. In America, we judge by actions, not words, and CAIR’s actions portray it as a vicious organization unafraid to employ tactics that would have made the Mafia proud. Or, as the Bibles tells us: beware of wolves that come garbed in the soft wool of lambs.

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