May 9, 2007 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has reportedly applauded the FBI's efforts in thwarting a potential terrorist massacre of US troops on the Fort Dix army installation in New Jersey. Yesterday, a group of Islamic militants who've become known as the "Fort Dix Six" were arrested after a clerk at a video store became suspicious when the group of wannabe-terrorists requested that the store convert several "jihad training" tapes to DVD format. The tapes contained footage of the group firing assault weapons at a firing range whilst yelling "Allahu Akbar".
In a press release distributed yesterday, CAIR--an Islamic civil rights advocacy group--stated the following: "We applaud the FBI for its efforts and repeat the American Muslim community's condemnation and repudiation of all those who would plan or carry out acts of terror while falsely claiming their actions have religious justification. We continue to urge American Muslims to be vigilant in reporting any suspected criminal activities that could harm the safety and security of our nation." This coming from the same civil rights group who recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the "flying imams"--the six Muslims who were ejected from a flight on which they wreaked of suspicious activity--on the grounds of civil rights infringement they claim occurred when several, "vigilant" passengers reported their suspicious behavior. Can the store clerk who reported the suspicious actions of the "Fort Dix Six" look forward to a CAIR-free existence? How close did his political incorrectness come to making its way onto their legal "hit list"?
Of particular interest is the fact that of the "Fort Dix Six", five were foreign-born; three were illegal immigrants. But hey, let's not allow something so trivial as demographics of this nature get in the way of slappin' some social security benefits on those illegal immigrants. Right, Speaker Pelosi?
Also of particular interest was a statement made by Sohail Mohammed, a lawyer whose representation included numerous post-Sept 11 detainees. "...when the government says 'Islamic militants,' it sends a message to the public that Islam and militancy are synonymous. "Don't equate actions with religion," he said.
Yes, Americans, please refrain from blackening the eye of Islam. After all, what purpose is served when a clear connection is made linking the "religion of peace" with gun-toting, hate-spitting terrorist thugs who nefariously shout "Allahu Akbar!"(translation: "God is Great!") before escorting their victims, and themselves, to their eternal destinies?
This wreaks of political correctness. Don't tell me to what I should or should not equate the actions of a band of murderous zealots whose pervasive and vitriolic ideology speaks for itself. In this day and age, if it looks like a pig, smells like a pig, and squeals like a pig, a sequel to "Charlotte's Web" isn't too far behind.