CAIR agent under the guise of being a civil rights activist was dispatched to Iowa to ask John Edwards what he would do for Muslims if elected President…
One important note is that he says he represents American Muslims, then in the same sentence talks about Muslims that have to wait two to five years longer than other people to become citizens. Well first off, those that are not citizens are not American Muslims. They are not Americans. Period. No where in our constitution does it dictate any time frame for becoming an American Citizen…
Profiling is a useful tool. There are certain people that need to be profiled. It was Arab Muslims that attacked the World Trade Center BOTH times. It was Muslims that attacked England’s transportation system TWICE. It was Muslims that created mass riots in France TWICE…. It is Muslim Terrorists that commit suicide bombings on a regular basis around the world. It is Muslim Terrorists that have hijacked airplanes on a fairly regular basis over the past 40 years. The list goes on…
John, please define torture, that is the biggest question, not whether or not we condone torture, by what constitute torture. Until this is defined in clear terms then you are blowing smoke out of your ass.
Maybe the reason CAIR does not like Rudy or Mitt is because they are afraid that they will be indicted as a terrorist funder as they should be.
CAIRing for John Edwards
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) dispatched its Chicago office director Ahmed Rehab to the Heartland Presidential Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday to ask Democratic candidate John Edwards “a question about American Muslims and the civil rights movement,” the group announced yesterday.
CAIR issued a transcript of the question and answer, which it said was accepted with frequent applause.
AHMED REHAB: Senator, my name is Ahmed Rehab from Chicago, Illinois. I’m from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
REHAB: As a full-time civil rights activist, I receive hundreds of complaints from American Muslims regarding the sort of abuses, and prejudices, and discriminations that they face on a regular basis simply because of their name, physical appearance, or faith affiliation, whether it’s housing discrimination, or employment discrimination, or having to wait two to five years over the average time limit in order to obtain their citizenship.
Sadly, it seems that we’re facing a culture of fear-mongering that is replacing our collective constitutional vision for equal opportunity for all.
Senator, in the ’60s, Malcolm and Martin gave up their lives fighting for justice for all. The civil rights movement is not over. It’s not done yet. We’re still fighting.
Senator, fighting the civil rights movement is what I do on a daily basis, and we would like to know if you will fight with us, if elected president. Thank you.
SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: … We’ve got to stop this racial profiling that’s going on in the United States of America.
And we’ve got to change the entire atmosphere. Here’s what I’ll do as president: I will close Guantanamo, which I think is a national embarrassment.
We will have no more secret prisons, no more rendition, no more — and I use this word intentional — no more illegal spying on the American people by the president of the United States of America.
And then, finally, finally, it is so heartbreaking that we have a debate in America about what kind of torture is permissible. I have an answer to that: No torture is permissible in the United States of America. And those are all things that I would do as president.
CAIR does not appear to care much for Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, whom they have criticized in past press statements.
Last week CAIR demanded a meeting with Mr. Romney to discuss a statement he made about placing Muslims in his Cabinet. In October, CAIR demanded Mr. Giuliani fire a campaign adviser who is a vocal critic of CAIR.
— Audrey Hudson, homeland security reporter, The Washington Times