Friday, April 19, 2013

When They Cair So Much About Not Being Stereotyped

Did the FBI decide to inform Dawud Walid about the course of the Boston investigation, or did he simply hear hoof beats in Boston and think Islamist Horses / Terrorists?

On April 16, before the announcement yesterday or this morning that the perpetrators are Islamic Chechens, Dawud, he who stated that Allah called for the killing of Jews and he agreed with it, presumptively wrote a column urging people not to stereotype and have no collective suspicion of the elephant in the room.

Dawud Walid, in the Detroit News:Don't let the terrorists divide us.

Of course he tries to raise all the lone wolf types in his editorial and mentions the 9/11 attacks as an aside, ignoring completely all other Islamic terrorist attacks on out soil:

Though we have been blessed and not suffered the mass violence in recent decades of Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and a host of other nations, we know well the heinous effects of terror on the homeland. Our national conscience has been shaped by the Unabomber, Eric Rudolph’s 1996 attack at the Olympics in Atlanta, and Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. And of course, Al-Qaeda’s attack on 9/11 is still a fresh memory.

He then goes on:

As we pray for the families that have lost loved ones and salute our first responders who continue to perform their duties with honor and courage, we should also be praying for calm in our communities. By calm I mean no finger-pointing and accusing entire communities of collective guilt – even if one or some among them are alleged offenders.

Perhaps he had a pretty good idea who was responsible on April 16 based on the target and methodology, hmm.

On social media, there are thousands who blamed Muslims and Arabs for what took place yesterday.

And they were right on about Islam, now weren't they Dawud? Don't expect any deep reflections from Dawud on this revelation that it was in fact an Islam inspired attack and done in the name of Islam anytime soon. Also don't expect any deepr introspection on what it is about Islam that inspires these people to bomb Americans and other innocents.

Perhaps CAIR's acronym really stands for "Covert Assistance to Islamic Radicals" rather than "Council on American Islamic Relations".

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

I've long thought that CAIR ought to be called, in the interest of openness and truth in labling, the "Islamic American Bund", although I don't think the German American Bund carried things as far as CAIR has.