“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
Omar M. Ahmad, CAIR chairman (1998)
The uh Jewish radical Leftist SF writer, techie commentator and Boing Boing man Cory Doctorow (on topics like the internet, privacy, copyright laws and how they intertwine and impact on the average citizen, he is one of the most knowledgeable and brilliant writers around. On the other hand what do I know about this topic? Practically nothing, and what little I know may be dangerous! Here is a less than flattering take on Doctorow on this front) really sinks into the mire of wincing and odious useful idiot status to Muslim radicals… Talk about a know-nothing dhimmi. Doctorow blithely comes to the defense of the biggest Muslim extremist front group in the United States – CAIR/The Council of American Islamic Relations – in its attack on the well-informed anti-dhimmi politician Allan West, congressman from Florida.
Here is what Cory Doctorow had to say in August last year, repeating Pavlov style the moronic know-nothing PC idiots at the Miami New Times. Both Doctorow and the Miami New Times project their shared stupidity onto Allan West, when the latter forcefully and pithily resisted attempts by the bullying Muslim extremist (and pretend moderate) CAIR to shut West up with his exposés of Muslim extremism.
Policies Rep Allen West pens “dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery”
By Cory Doctorow Thursday, Aug 18 2011
According to the Miami New Times, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) penned “the dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery” when he sent this one-word (“NUTS”) letter to a local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR wrote to Rep West about his ties to radical anti-Islamic rabblerousers, arguing for their basic American constitutional right to be “afforded equal protection under law” and “to worship freely or participate in the governing of our society.”
West has appeared on stage with Pamela Geller (cofounder of “Stop Islamization of America”) and Brigitte Gabriel (who says she voices “what many in America are thinking but afraid to say out loud, for fear of being labeled a racist, bigot, Islamophobic, or intolerant”).
For my part, I suspect the competition for “dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery” is probably stiffer than this. I wouldn’t give even odds on “dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery by a Florida congressman” or even “dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery by a Florida congressman this century.”
But it’s pretty dumb.
“But it’s pretty dumb”. Come again?
This fatuous know-nothingness bilge from Doctorow has to be one of the dumbest things a Jew and a liberal SF writer has said in inadvertently running cover for Muslim extremists in the latter’s shameless hit-job on one of the most knowledgeable and courageous anti-Islamofascist politicians in North America. It may be one of the dumbest things most any ‘progressive’ liberal Jew has said in defense of the Muslim extremist-pretend-moderate CAIR for that matter, and that is saying a helluva lot.
Doctorow whose ignorance of World War 2 appears to be surpassed by his ignorance of Islam and the taqiyya that goes with it, falls flat on his face here.
The use of ‘nuts’ by West in his reply to the Islamofascist CAIR, was both appropriate and clever. It sails right over the head of Doctorow. ‘Nuts’ was the single word reply given by General McAuliffe to German forces demanding the surrender of McAuliffe’s American troops during the height of the siege of the latter at the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes in 1944. It was only one of the most important battles in the European theater of World War 2, one of the most significant for US and Allied forces during the war. It was this battle that would witness the collapse of the Nazi war machine in the West after a last desperate gamble by the Nazis to stave off defeat from that side. It was only the battle that would result in the US’s biggest casualty list in the European theater.
Thus Allan West’s use of the single word ‘nuts’ resonates because of its historical association. After all the West (the civilization, not the politician) and the US and other parts of the world are under assault by Islamic extremists. These Muslim extremists like the Nazis are fascist, murderous, war-mongering, bigoted and insane. Muslim extremists have a shared rabid hatred of Jews with the Nazis and dream of finishing off where the latter left off, making the world Judenrein.
CAIR is a Muslim extremist group masquerading as moderate. CAIR – like all Muslim extremists – is viciously anti-Semitic i.e. riddled through with Jew-hatred. They are demanding – as Muslim extremists are wont to do – that West (the politician, well the civilization too) surrenders to their bullying theocratic agenda. Hence West’s brilliant one word response to CAIR with its appropriate historical allusion. Clever.
Doctorow the Jew is oblivious, as dumb as a crate of bricks. Doctorow goes to bat for the Jew-hating Muslim extremist CAIR in its confrontation with West (who is no anti-Semite) because Doctorow thinks CAIR is moderate. CAIR says so after all in its PR posturing. So does the liberal media Doctorow relies on for his news&views as they parrot without question and healthy skepticism what Muslim extremists in Western nations tell them (including the anti-Semitic the Guardian that Doctorow writes for).
The dumbie here is clearly Doctorow. Doctorow neither appears to get Allan West’s allusion to the Battle of the Bulge nor does Doctorow appreciate its relevance in this instance, because Cory thinks the Jew-hating Sharia and jihad supporting Muslim extremist CAIR is moderate, all peace love Woodstock and feel the mellow vibes man.
Here for the facts on CAIR…
The best resource is Andrew Whitehead’s anti-CAIR website. It’s factual, well sourced, heavily detailed and thorough. It had CAIR running so scared that CAIR sued Whitehead. Whitehead however has all his ducks in a row, and does not defame or libel. He knows exactly what he is doing (more than I can say for Cory Doctorow, CAIR sucker)
The CAIR litigation against Whitehead was dismissed in 2006. Here for the facts as reported by Daniel Pipes, a noted scholarly commentator on Islam and the Middle-East.
CAIR Backs Down from Anti-CAIR from April 2006:
In a stunning setback, the Council on American-Islamic Relations defamation suit against Andrew Whitehead of Anti-CAIR has been dismissed with prejudice.
The Anti-CAIR website, http://www.anti-cair-net.org, reports a mutually agreeable settlement,the terms of which are confidential. However, Whitehead notes that he issued no public apology to CAIR, made no retractions or corrections, and left the Anti-CAIR website unchanged, so that it continues to post the statements that triggered CAIRs suit. Specifically, CAIR had complained about Whitehead calling it a terrorist supporting front organization, founded by Hamas supporters that aims to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the United States. It also objected to being described as dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Constitution and the installation of an Islamic theocracy in America.
That clears the decks; no additional actions are pending between these two parties. In brief, Whitehead won a sweet victory, while CAIR suffered a humiliating defeat.
As Pipes further relates:
In January 2005, Whiteheads counsel, Reed D. Rubinstein of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office, submitted 327 discovery requests of CAIR; I have posted this important, well-informed discovery document at http://www.danielpipes.org/rr/3511_1.pdf. Whitehead sought extensive information regarding CAIRs finances, its relationship to Hamas, its ties to Saudi Arabia, and ties to other Islamists.
Signs of CAIRs problems came in June 2005, when perhaps realizing how much was available in the public record about its activities, perhaps wishing to curtail some of the discovery process it amended its complaint by dropping nearly all of its original claims..
More extensive details at the link.
Lisa Gardiner, reporter at the San Ramon Valley Herald, filed an investigative report on CAIR, ‘American Muslim Leader Urges Faithful to Spread Word‘ in July 1998 (years before Doctorow’s clueless and asinine posting on CAIR and West) that got considerable publicity and ruffled a lot of feathers (bold in text below mine).
The important smoking gun excerpts:
FREMONT — The chairman of a national Islamic watchdog group urged Muslims Thursday not to separate or assimilate to American society, but instead to deliver Islam’s message.
Omar M. Ahmad, chairman of the board of the Council on American-Islamic relations, spoke before a packed crowd at the Flamingo Palace banquet hall on Peralta Boulevard, urging Muslims not to shirk their duty of sharing the Islamic faith with those who are “on the wrong side.”
Muslim institutions, schools and economic power should be strengthened in America, he said. Those who stay in America should be “open to society without melting (into it),” keeping mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam, he said.
“If you choose to live here (in America) . . . you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam,” he said.
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant, ” he said. “The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,” he said.
Ahmad was one of three who spoke as part of an Islamic Study School session entitled, “How Should We As Muslims Live in America?” Also speaking were Sidi Hatem Bazian, the director of Al-Qalam, an Islamic institute affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, and Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, director of the Zaytuna Institute, which is affiliated with the Islamic Studies School.
Ahmad spoke against people trying to impose values — such as environmentalism or vegetarianism — onto Islam, and only taking ideas from the faith that conform to personal opinions.
“One of the challenges is understanding the totality of Islam. Don’t come up with an opinion and find out the things that support it in Islam,” he said. “Everything we need to know is in the Koran. We don’t need to look somewhere else.”
Doctorow I guess wasn’t paying attention, it wasn’t in The Guardian one assumes.
Likewise I guess he wasn’t paying attention to the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) federal trial in Dallas Texas in 2007 in which CAIR were unindicted co-conspirators. The trial revealed that ‘charity donations’ from the HLF were being channeled to HAMAS and other Mulsim extremist groups in the Middle-East. The HLF was only the largest Islamic charity organization in the US. The case garnered a lot of media attention. HLF’s assets were frozen by the European Union and the USA, and it was shut down by the U.S. government following the discovery that it was funding HAMAS. The 2008 trial of the HLF leadership was called the “largest terrorism financing prosecution in American history”. In 2009, the founders of the organization were given life sentences for “funneling $12 million to HAMAS.”
See here for the details of this affair, a scholarly report from NY’s Columbia University.
Here for a further report on HLF’s financial support of CAIR
HLF’s Financial Support of CAIR Garners New Scrutiny by IPT From IPT News October 12, 2007:
An old financial bond between the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) is generating new attention this week as jurors continue deliberating HLF’s terror-support trial.
Five HLF officers are accused of illegally steering more than $12 million to Hamas-controlled charities in the West Bank and Gaza. CAIR is fighting its status as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case. Documents introduced into evidence indicate both HLF and CAIR were part of a Muslim Brotherhood committee in the U.S. created to help Hamas
Matt Epstein, then the IPT’s assistant director, cited the HLF donation to CAIR in Senate testimony delivered in 2003. Epstein cited CAIR’s own IRS forms in backing up his claim. Awad denied this in written testimony given to the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security.
“This is an outright lie,” Awad said. “Our organization did not receive any seed money from HLFRD. CAIR raises its own funds and we challenge Mr. Emerson to provide even a shred of evidence to support his ridiculous claim.”
IPT Executive Director Steven Emerson did better than that. Through Epstein, he provided the Senate committee with HLF’s original seed money to CAIR, drawn on a Saudi Arabian bank account.
Awad’s testimony wasn’t the first time CAIR denied the HLF support. Earlier in 2003, during a deposition for a civil case, CAIR co-founder and then-chairman Omar Ahmad was asked, “Did they [HLF] give you any money to help start CAIR?” He responded unequivocally, “No.”
A week after the Senate hearing, Awad offered a supplement to his original testimony: “CAIR is a nonprofit, grassroots organization. Our only source of income is through donations and the amount in question was a donation like any other.”
Awad then attempted to minimize the significance of the CAIR/HLF money trail: “HLF was not indicted for any criminal activity at the time of its donation in 1994 and its assets were frozen by the Justice Department seven years later in December 2001.” He added that HLF’s “relatively small donation” came “seven years before any wrongdoing was attributed to Holy Land Foundation.”
Transcripts from government surveillance tapes make clear, however, that CAIR’s founders were fully aware of the support HLF leaders voiced for Hamas well before accepting the money.
Here for a definitive account by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) on the CAIR Executive Director Placed at HAMAS Meeting (bold in text mine):
The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad, participated in a three-day summit of U.S.-based HAMAS members and supporters in 1993.
Until now, he had been identified only as Nihad LNU (last name unknown) in FBI reports and analyses. The meeting occurred in a Philadelphia hotel in the wake of a White House ceremony formalizing the Oslo Accords, a peace deal with the potential to end the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
CAIR, which touts itself as America’s premier Muslim civil rights organization, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror support trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and five of its officials. Omar Ahmad, who founded CAIR with Awad in 1994 and was previously identified as attending the Philadelphia meeting, also was named as an unindicted co-conspirator.
The FBI already had wiretap warrants on several people who wound up organizing the 1993 meeting and agents listened in on the meeting itself. They concluded the two-dozen men present were HAMAS members or supporters. Transcripts and FBI analyses released since then show the meeting sought a strategy to kill the peace accord, which threatened to marginalize the Islamist movement. The group also discussed ways to improve HAMAS fundraising in America.
According to FBI reports, the men tried to hide their true agenda, agreeing not to even say the word “HAMAS” – but to call it “SAMAH” its reverse – even in their private conversations. Most of the participants were identified through surveillance and an examination of the hotel registry. But until Thursday, the identity of one person at the meeting – Nihad LNU – remained a mystery.
Awad was asked about the meeting during a 2003 deposition for a civil lawsuit. He initially said he didn’t think he had attended the Philadelphia meeting. When pushed he replied, “I don’t remember.” Nor did he remember whether he was invited.
Previously available evidence shows Awad was at the 1993 HAMAS meeting. He can be seen on videotape the following summer, acknowledging “I am in support of the HAMAS movement” during a seminar at Miami’s Barry University.
Read more of the damning evidence of the CAIR leadership’s support for HAMAS and involvement with HLF at the link.
This is pertinent:
On the telephone, three men discussed who should be invited to join them in a meeting to discuss what to do next. The call included Omar Ahmad (CAIR’s chairman emeritus), who at the time served at President of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), Shukri Abu Baker, President of the Holy Land Foundation and one of the defendants now on trial, and Abdelhaleem al-Ashqar, the Executive Director of a HAMAS-linked charity known as the Al Aqsa Educational Fund.
Paul Sperry uncovered the ‘CAIR Connection’ to the U.A.E. back in 2006 (link no longer ‘live’, so excerpts pasted below):
An Arab nation with ties to 9-11 has pledged a major endowment to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even as the Washington-based nonprofit group insists it receives no foreign support.
The United Arab Emirates recently announced on its official government website that it has set up an endowment serving as a source of income for CAIR. The amount of the funding is undisclosed, but sources say it will be enough to help CAIR finance the construction of a new $24 million office building and a planned $50 million public-relations campaign aimed at repairing Islam’s – and the UAE’s – image in America.
Sperry adds further:
But the UAE, which formally recognized the Taliban and acted as a launching point for the 9-11 hijackers, has already taken a nearly $1 million stake in CAIR’s existing headquarters near the U.S. Capitol. As first reported in the book, Infiltration, Dubai holds the deed to the building. The transaction took place in 2002, according to local property records.
The strengthened financial partnership comes at a critical time for both parties.
The UAE is still reeling from a spate of bad press following its controversial bid to take over control of shipping terminals at major U.S. ports. Partnering with CAIR gives it a voice in U.S. politics and media, which it hopes will help repair its image and protect its business interests.
UAE’s minister of finance, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, personally approved the deal with CAIR. After meeting with Sheikh Hamdan in Dubai, CAIR Chairman Parvez Ahmad was quoted in the Arab press saying: “If the image of Islam and Muslims is not repaired in America, Muslim and Arab business interests will continue to be on a downward slide in the U.S.”
CAIR, meanwhile, has suffered its own image problems and has lost some of its political clout in Washington. The group recently was dealt a series of legal setbacks in civil court. Its image has also been damaged by counterterrorism investigations of several of its officials, some of whom have been convicted of felonies. The major cash infusion from the Middle East will allow the group to polish its image, replenish its legal war chest and go back on the offensive.
CAIR doesn’t change its spots. Recently (March 2012) CAIR called for a rally in NY in support of Ahmed Ferhani, crying that he was a victim of entrapment by the NYPD. Entrapment?
Related at the link (bold in text mine):
Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh were arrested last May for plotting to bomb synagogues and attack Jews. The arrests marked the end of a seven-month sting led by New York police officers. In one of their conversations, Ferhani raised the idea of blowing up synagogues. Mamdouh responded to Ferhani’s idea, saying “Hell yeah, I would love to blow that [expletive] up.” In a subsequent conversation, Ferhani suggested targeting “the biggest synagogue in Manhattan.” He suggested disguising himself as a Jewish worshiper and leaving a bomb in the synagogue while pretending to pray there. In their conversations both men said they hated Jews. According to an affidavit, both men purchased weapons from undercover officers, including a hand grenade, semi-automatic handguns and bullets, to help them carry out their attacks.
Here is a hub for an extensive number of linked articles to CAIR’s deceptions, bullying, intimidation, Muslim fundamentalism, support for Sharia and jihadist terror networks. It comes from the website of Daniel Pipes, a Middle-East scholar.
Cory Doctorow is not merely pretty dumb, it’s worse than that. Doctorow is a deluded sucker in a deadly game in which Doctorow not only doesn’t know the rules, he doesn’t know there is a game afoot and he is a useful pawn. The most dangerous idiot is always the useful idiot.
This of course is par for the course with Doctorow. He is certainly consistent. Remember this is Doctorow running cover for the anti-Semite genre editor Kathryn Cramer – who is averse to accepting Israel’s sovereign existence (and another useful dhimmi idiot besides) – in the latter’s obscene, slanderous and desperate rationalization of the brutally murdered Michael Teague in Fallujah in 2004. In defending the indefensible and disgraceful libel of Cramer’s from Charles Johnson at LGF (who exposed it), Doctorow could only spin and weave an absurd misrepresentation and gross distortion of what actually went down. So that’s what Doctorow did. Doctorow buried himself with Cramer in the process.
So we see that on at least two occasions the Jewish Cory Doctorow runs cover for anti-Semites and on both occasions he blindly hurls himself off a cliff, having not the vaguest idea what he is doing. Doctorow’s aversion to easy-to-come-by facts and truth has been extreme in both cases.
Doctorow carried water for a genre editor who does not take kindly to accepting Israel’s very existence, when the latter is not plugging the horribly anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Dennis ‘Justin’ Raimondo and his ‘views’ on Israel. Doctorow did so when Cramer terribly and falsely slandered the name of a horribly murdered security contractor Michael Teague and promptly sent her blog post – a foul-up slander if ever there was one – down the memory hole when exposed on it. Doctorow thus tainted himself with Cramer’s stench in the process, as he pathetically defended the indefensible via a gross misrepresentation of the easy-to-come-by facts at hand.
Naturally Doctorow didn’t learn a thing. Seven years later, Doctorow shows that he’s CAIR’s PR man in the imaginative fiction community. Basic research would have revealed that CAIR is about as moderate as the Muslim Brotherhood, the same Muslim Brotherhood that founded CAIR in the United States to start with, as moderate as HAMAS which CAIR has given its material and moral support to. The evidence for CAIR’s Muslim extremism is conclusive. Doctorow proceeds to bury himself a hundred feet under. Again. Metaphorically speaking Lavie Tidhar!
Naturally Doctorow gets away with it, it’s not like he was criticising CAIR after all! That would be ‘Islamophobic’ and ‘Islamophobia’ is bigotry. Just ask CAIR and the genre feminists who run WisCon. Just ask Catherynne Valente and the Apex SF crew, and all their allies (most all my ‘Jewish’ critics for one, from Lavie Tidhar to Charles Stross, Scott Edelman and others). Just ask among the most pernicious Jew-haters in the left-wing genre community, China Mieville and Anna Tambour for example (see the archives of this blog for all the evidence of these two genre writers’ anti-Semitism). Both Mieville and Tambour have made it very clear that those guilty of perceived ‘Islamophobia’ are guilty of a despicable bigoted thoughtcrime. The Muslim Brotherhood front in America that is CAIR and liberal genre folk are both in agreement on that – ‘Islamophobia’ is bigotry.
Maybe CAIR and our liberal genre folk – our gay/bisexual liberal genre folk among them (Mamatas, C Valente, Rose Fox, Tempest Bradford, Rachel Swirsky, Hal Duncan etc.) – can organize a shared convention. It would cut costs, and it would allow each group to cross-fertilize its message.
There could be a panel on ‘How to make your New Weird fiction Sharia compliant. Some guidelines’. How about this one, ‘Homosexuality and the mosque. A conciliation through slip-stream and cyberpunk’? This one should have some cross-over appeal, given the anti-Semitism among Islamists (such as CAIR) and the anti-Sem… oh I’m sorry I mean anti-Zionism among their dupes, liberal genre folk: ‘Is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation a coded work for Jewish – oops sorry there I go again – I mean Zionist plans for world domination?’. I’m sure the reader can think of plenty more. It’s a fruitful area of mutual interest! The intersection of science fiction with radical Islam I mean.
Cory Doctorow’s friend and co-author and fellow liberal Jew, British SF writer Charles Stross has also gone to bat for the genre Thought Police, pouring lame evidence-free derision on this blog. Doctorow and Stross have co-authored a book together Rapture of the Nerds. Perhaps they can co-author another one, Rapture of the Dhimmi Thought Police or Rapture of the Court Jews. They are more than qualified to write it.
Don’t say I don’t try to help.
Cory Doctorow may not be the foremost liberal ‘progressive’ useful idiot of Muslim-radicals-who-pretend-they’re-moderate, in the genre community that is (it’s very competitive!); but he’s certainly competing for the prize.