Muslim activist: Juan Williams’ fear ‘reasonable’

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for DemocracyIn response to the infamous Juan Williams firing by NPR, my favorite Muslim writer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is disturbed by the Islamist-appeasing political correctness in this country, as he should be. This coddling of Muslims as if they are fragile and violence-prone imbeciles needs to stop. True “moderate” Muslims like Dr. Jasser need to be supported, while radical front organizations like CAIR need to be investigated and disbanded – why does an organization purporting to represent a mere 1-2 percent of the populace have so much power over American media? Why aren’t decent American patriots like Dr. Jasser given the same kind of airtime?

Say NO! to CAIR, YES! to true moderate Muslims like Zuhdi Jasser, Tarek Fatah, Tawfik Hamid, Raheel Raza and Irshad Manji.

Muslims speak out against NPR’s political correctness

While a Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), was instrumental in getting National Public Radio (NPR) to fire Juan Williams, some Muslims are speaking out against succumbing to the censorship of political correctness.

Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, took issue with those who wrap themselves in feel-good sensitivity, while denying the fact that the majority of terrorists are Muslim.

Indeed, the threat is real enough even for Fatah, a liberal Muslim, who looks at women in burkas with skepticism. “I am scared when I see women in burkas, how do I know what is behind that?” Fatah said, noting that many Muslims share his concerns.

“We are victims of these guys. A number of suicide bombers who have attacked have killed people [while] wearing the burka,” Fatah said. “This is the truth, we should be speaking the truth rather than what people expect us to say. “

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told The Daily Caller that though Williams could have been more tactful, his ouster is symptomatic of the problems Americans continue to face when discussing Islam.

“As much as the way he said it was poorly chosen, the era we find ourselves — of political correctness — we are not able to address what this fear is,” Jasser said. “Anybody that starts talking about this fear gets shut down.”

Fatah agreed, saying that he did not believe that anything Williams’ said was terrible enough to lose his job. “I think it is another expression of political correctness. I didn’t find anything that he said that he deserved to be fired,” he told The DC.

According to Jasser, the fact that the vast majority of national security threats emanate from the Muslim world makes Williams’ fear reasonable. Without open discussion, however, those concerns will never be conquered….

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  1. It’s about time!
    Oh, and by the way, I just saw Juan Williams talking to Sen. Coburn (R-OK) on Fox News about removing federal funding from NPR.

    Here’s some more (funny) dirt on NPR:

    [b]NPR Sorry About WHAT? LOL…[/b]

  2. npr
    thumbs up for Dr. Jasser

  3. Juan, how’s that Liberal pill taste ole pal…??? you’ve been sucking on the tit of America (NPR) for years, and your own kind stuck it up your ass…. and who comes to save you? FOX, and all those evil RIGHT WING TEA BAGGERS…. if it were up to me Juan, you’d be in the unemployment lines with the millions of others your kind has affected…. as for Ellison – his day is coming too…. and i can only hope FOX isn’t there to pull his stupid ass out of the fire…. and Bob Beckle – that’s one low-life-scum-sucking-son-of-a-bitch…..

  4. I’m actually glad things worked out the way they did in this case. NPR shot themselves in the foot & made Mr Williams a free speech martyr. And the whole episode served to spotlight political correctness for the thought policing & social engineering tool that it is (my constant mantra).

    And we finally have a name & face to put to that “moderate Muslim” mouth-noise politicians have kept making for so long (to avoid criticizing Islam per se). Now that one turned out to both exist AND speak up, watch the media duck & cover to avoid noticing him. He certainly has my respect, though.

  5. Acharya S. wrote:

    …radical front organizations like CAIR need to be investigated and disbanded – why does an organization purporting to represent a mere 1-2 percent of the populace have so much power over American media?

    Indeed, the threat is real enough even for Fatah, a liberal Muslim, who looks at women in burkas with skepticism. “I am scared when I see women in burkas, how do I know what is behind that?” Fatah said, noting that many Muslims share his concerns.

    “We are victims of these guys. A number of suicide bombers who have attacked have killed people [while] wearing the burka,” Fatah said. “This is the truth, we should be speaking the truth rather than what people expect us to say. “

    Now, wait a minute. Here’s a reality check. During the Algerian uprising against French occupation, the Moslem women who carried bombs into French establishments typically wore modern Western clothing so as not to arouse suspicion. Those women bombers tried to look as ‘Western’ as possible. They carried their bombs in innocuous-looking picnic baskets, shopping bags, suitcases, and parcels.

    Banning the burqua [u]will not[/u] protect any nation against women who carry bombs.

    If we’re going to ban CAIR, we should also ban the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which has engineered a Politically-Correct witch hunt throughout the USA in its ‘defense’ of only 2% of the US population, and the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (the pro-Israel lobby), which has achieved a dominating command over US foreign policy.

    1. There have been quite a few instances of burqa-clad suicide bombers over the years.

      From the Independent:
      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/the-burqaclad-bombers-who-terrorise-afghanistan-1755887.html

      “Male suicide bombers disguised in womens’ burqas stormed government buildings and security headquarters in co-ordinated attacks which killed a dozen people and injured 22 others in eastern Afghanistan yesterday.

      Hamid Karzai’s government described the “commando-style” raids as a new tactic being employed by the Taliban in what has been one of the most violent months in the country’s war.

      Bombers wearing burqas, male and female, have struck on a number of occasions in Iraq. The modus operandi is, however, new to Afghanistan where, due to religious sensibilities, women in traditional dresses face less risk of being searched than in Iraq.”

      Also: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=10884175

      Just do a simple Google search, and you’ll find many more examples of this.

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