Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Let the Whining Begin

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since the alleged terrorists were arrested in Ottawa, and now CAIR-CAN has decided that the need to put a spin on the news.

Muslims concerned about image following arrests:

The Ottawa Muslim community has made great strides in establishing itself as an integrated and understood part of the city's fabric but recent high-profile arrests threaten to hinder that progress, say some Muslim leaders.

That was the impetus of a grassroots meeting Monday to discuss how to further establish trust and promote understanding about city Muslims.

Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), said it was a meeting of minds to discuss the implications of the arrests.

I don't know about you, but anytime I hear the acronym CAIR, by BS detector pegs all the way to the right. Why do you ask? Well lets look at these lines and statements...

Gardee said it's a growing concern to ensure that people are able to understand the difference between the few and the many.

"People have expressed a lot of support, saying that they recognize these are charges against individuals and not against a community or faith group, but there's natural concern about how the community would be perceived."

Another Muslim leader agreed that some now view the community in a different light because of the arrests.

"There are suspicions of the community," said Salah Basalamah, spokesperson for the organization Muslim Presence.

I am sorry, but when you get members from a particular "community" that are constantly arrested for plotting terrorists acts, of course the public is going to start giving them the stink eye. Let's see here, how many stories about terrorist acts involve any other group of people? Quick Captain Canuck...off to the google search...
Okay, after a little sifting I ran across only one mention of Sikhs, which were responsible for the Air India bombing. That was years ago and the condemnation from the Sikh community was deafening.

Here's the search string I used if you want to have a gander yourself. CAIR US and CAIR CAN seem to be worried about image. Very rarely do they speak out against islamic terrorists. People may be worried about the muslim community. From a lot of stuff I have seen here and there, should we be? Or the question should be, are we worried enough?

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