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August 23, 2007

CAIR Confronts Marine Vet. Over Bumper Sticker ~ "Jesus loves you, and Allah wants you dead"

CAIR Thugs on Islamophobia Patrol: Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood?
Family Security Matters
Author: Patrick Poole

Three officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Ohio admit to going unannounced to a man’s home to confront him over a bumper sticker on his car – a testament, they claim, of their tolerance and moderation. The incident occurred last year, but the CAIR trio involved – Ahmad Al-Akhras, CAIR national vice chairman, Asma Mobin-Uddin, CAIR-Ohio president, and Abukar Arman, CAIR-OH board member – have recently recounted this incident to the local establishment media as an example of how they “invite dialogue”.

Others, however, believe the incident is additional proof that CAIR regularly resorts to threats, intimidation and demonization to silence its critics.

Earlier this month, attorneys for CAIR sent a letter threatening legal action against the Young Americans Foundation if they allowed NY Times bestselling author and JihadWatch director, Robert Spencer, to speak at their conference on “The Truth of the Council on American-Islamic Relations”.

This thuggery is reminiscent of CAIR’s 2004 lawsuit against independent journalist Andrew Whitehead of Anti-CAIR, a suit which was dropped by CAIR in order to avoid responding to required interrogatories about its historic ties to HAMAS and role in terror financing.

The CAIR-OH incident is without known precedent, harassing a private citizen at his home because CAIR officials did not like one of his bumper stickers.

One of the trio, Abukar Arman, has described how they set upon their unwitting victim:

"Several months ago, a non-Muslim fellow in the inter-faith community brought to the attention of CAIR-Ohio a picture of his neighbor’s truck with a bumper sticker that read “Jesus loves you, and Allah wants you dead”.

Some of us thought that the appropriate thing to do was to get media involved and use this truck owner as a poster-child of the prevalent assertive ignorance that is widening the post 9/11 political divide between Muslims and non-Muslims. Others, on the other hand, saw this as an opportunity for human contact, discourse, and to build bridges of understanding.

Therefore, I had the privilege of being one of three Muslims (2 male and a female with Islamic veil) who paid a neighborly visit to the truck owner.

"What ensued was an interesting discourse that I found to be very educational (its final outcome notwithstanding).

The truck owner was a former Marine officer who served in Somalia and Iraq. Initially, as he opened the door, he was visibly apprehensive (and rightfully so).

We greeted him and introduced ourselves. We reassured him that we were only interested to get to know him, address any questions or perhaps grievance that he may have, and to give him a chance to meet and dialogue with ordinary Muslims.

Long story short: in a conversation that took place right outside his door and lasted for over an hour, the former Marine talked about how he was very suspicious of Muslims and how, both in Somalia and in Iraq, he and other Americans who “came to help these two countries had their hands bitten…” He talked about how he did not believe there were any moderate Muslims and how organizations such as CAIR were deliberately silent about condemning terrorism. He also talked about being alarmed by the growing Muslim population in Central Ohio and how they may be hiding a terrorist who has in his possession a “briefcase nuke”. He said, “I don’t want to see a giant mushroom in Columbus” [I will come back to this point].

Lastly, he talked about his career in the private sector…how he worked as a “corporate anti-terrorism expert” and a “consultant to a numerous multinational corporations”

Arman admits that the original intention was to make this two-war veteran a “poster-child” of Islamophobia and publicly to vilify the man by enlisting the help of the local media – all because they didn’t agree with the sentiments the man expressed via a bumper sticker.

He also admits that the man was visibly leery of his late-night visitors showing up on his doorstep, what they probably would argue is proof of his Islamophobia. What makes this situation and Abukar Arman’s comments even more appalling is that the former Marine had served in the UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, Arman’s native country.

But imagine if the roles in this case were reversed: imagine if Robert Spencer, Andrew Whitehead and myself showed up on the doorstep of any of these CAIR officials - unwelcome and unannounced - to confront them about their repeated statements of support for extremism, bigotry and terrorism: Ahmad Al-Akhras for his public defense of convicted terrorists, including his “long-time friend”, convicted and deported Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Fawaz Damra; Asma Mobin-Uddin for promoting several hate sites with rabidly anti-Jewish content on her own personal website; or Abukar Arman, for his vocal public support of HAMAS, Hezbollah and the al-Qaeda-backed Islamic Courts Union. Would they see such action as “inviting dialogue”, or would they instead denounce such an “invitation to dialogue” in a flurry of CAIR press releases as a “hate crime” that would merit restraining orders and warrant federal criminal charges?

It should be evident that going to a man’s home, particularly someone entirely unknown to you, to confront them about the content of their bumper stickers is not an invitation to dialogue, but jackboot thuggery reminiscent of the Nazi SA Storm troopers. One of them admits that rather than painting a symbol on the man’s house or business to show their disapproval for his religious statements (much as the SA would mark Jewish homes or businesses with a Star of David and the word “Juden”), they considered calling in the media to condemn this two-war Marine veteran and expose him to public scorn all because they didn’t like his bumper sticker.

CAIR’s Islamophobia patrols: coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Wild Thing's comment........

Whew! Going to people’s homes like this is a VERY BAD IDEA! And I sure am glad I don't have a neighbor like this Marine has. Can you imagine anyone coming to your door to confront you about a bumper sticker on you car? And late at night at that? OMG This Marine is a security expert. These goofballs are on someone’s official s-list.

Is anyone else getting sick of seeing the COEXIST bumper stickers where each letter of COEXIST is a symbol for a different religion? I wish someone would make up bumper stickers with the symbol for islam and CONVERT OR DIE to slap over the COEXIST stickers. heh heh

Radical Islam is an insane murder cult and moderate Islam is its Trojan Horse in the West.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 12:45 AM


I hope these CAIR islamos trick and treat at my bunker on Halloween... Glock 'N Load + Chow Chow

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 23, 2007 03:58 AM

I thought this was a free country.
I thought we were able to think, feel and say what we will.
CAIR doesn't realize is that what the Muslims think, feel and say might be offensive to someone else.
CAIR isn't playing fair (neither is the NAACP)
Bad Americans--always pissing someone off--they must be stopped at all costs!

Posted by: Lynn at August 23, 2007 06:24 AM

HooBoy...don't even get me started. I just pray that one of these numb-nuts comes to my house.

ACTS Chapter 9 verse 5 King James -AND- if you live in Texas, you can shoot their ass, then drag them inside your house.

Posted by: SSgt Steve, USMC at August 23, 2007 06:31 AM

I guess it is the tone of those Bumper Stickers, well here's another one:

' Martyrs or Marines:

Who do you think will get the virgins ?

and my personal favorite:

'U.S. Marines, travel agents to Allah.'

In everything, when something has a veil of validity, it can be frightening to the ones reading it.

Is the government going to ban bumper stickers. Just to appease these Rag-heads ?

Posted by: Mark at August 23, 2007 06:48 AM

I find it hard to believe these ragheads have the ignorant gall to go this far. It shows that with moslems, tolerance is a one-way street.

I have not seen any of those COEXIST bumper stickers but I know they would piss me off.

Sometime in September I think the Castle Doctrine becomes effective in Texas. In my city of Garland it is already a city-wide right. Like Colorado's Make-my-Day law it means that you have the right to defend your self and property with lethal force. If these moslem shiteaters came to my house they would be looking down a big bore.45acp barrel and get one warning, and lots of verbal intolerance.

That crap like this can occur means that America had poor leadership and a too complacent population. CAIR should not even be legal in the US.

Posted by: TomR at August 23, 2007 07:40 AM

Next Monday the Castle Doctrine becomes affective in Missouri. Also, we no longer have to visit the Sheriff's Dept for a handgun purchase permit since dealers are required to run the same check as the Sheriff.

Thank God we have Governor Blunt and some true Conservatives in the Legislature here in Missouri.

Their's an Islamic Center here in town. A couple years back the place was almost deserted on Friday's. Now, on Fridays, it's packed.

Posted by: BobF at August 23, 2007 08:41 AM

My favorite walpaper/bumper sticker?

"Know Islam, No Peace
No Islam, Know Peace"

And don't show up on my porch after dark, unless I know you.

Posted by: Rick at August 23, 2007 09:36 AM

The Marine has a lot more patience than I do. Come to my door early in the morning and I will meet you with a 45 in hand. Start to spew crap about Allah and I will tell you “I believe in the God of the Bible and not some imaginary god created out of the deranged mind of Mohammed when he dreamed up his false religion, Allah is nothing but a poor imitation and rip-off of THE GOD and is no more real than Harry Potter is!!! “. Then I would tell them to leave my property. Florida already has the Castle Doctrine.

Posted by: John 5 at August 23, 2007 09:43 AM

Darth, oh my gosh Halloween would be a perfect night for them to howl the neighborhoods. That would make a great cartoon Darth.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:15 AM

Lynn, it sure is supposed to be, but I guess when it comes down to it, the double standard is for everything in the enemy's favor no matter what topic it is on.

The last office I worked at there was someone that kept taking my magnet stickers off the back of my car. And all they said was support the troops and one that said "I love Gitmo Lock up the Terrorists" sticker.

I kept buying them in batches so I could replace them all the time.

Linda that helped me set up this blog, had even a worse problem. The office she used to work at was next door to some leftie political activist group place and they were doing all kinds of bad things to cars at the office she worked at just because of the stickers on their cars.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:24 AM

SSgt Steve, I love Texas! And Florida has right to carry a cancealed weapon which is good too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:31 AM

Mark those are GREAT, I love those.

I read where CAIR's membership has dropped very low. I guess Muslims some anyway just don't want to be connected to their organization. So that is good I hope CAIR becomes a word we seldom hear about in the future.

I would be completly shocked if our government banned these kind of bumper stickers. Gosh they are everywhere, and on both sides of the isle. I have seen a lot more that are mean on leftie's cars then on our side.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:35 AM

Tom, I don't see the coexist sticker here where I live, but when we drive an hour away up to Tampa I have seen a lot of them. A lot more liberals in the bigger cities.

Tampa is also a city that has a lot of terrorist cells according to Homeland Security notices.

I agree with you, CAIR should never had been allowed to get started.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:41 AM

Bob, that is interesting about the Islamic Center near you.

That is good news for you and Tom where the Castle Doctrine will be starting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:52 AM

Rick, that is a good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:53 AM

Hi John, I am so glad we have it here in Florida.

Nick is always the one that goes to the door, if the door bell rings at all in the evening. Except for Halloween then I go with our dog to give kids their candy. Our dog loves it and they love to see him. But if these CAIR jerks came to our house, Nick would do similar to what you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:57 AM

Well, well, the CAIR aparatchiks are growing some large brass ones these days confronting a Marine at his house. I can't believe he was so patient as to actually engage them in "dialogue."

I'm a former Marine who served in Somalia, and, while I may have entertained the tempting idea of physically sweeping them from my doorstep, my greeting would certainly have involved setting a very short time limit for them to egress beyond my property line and a command to never return. I can tell you that I certainly would NOT have been so nice as to spend and hour chatting to those vermin, but, hey, I was enlisted, not an officer.

I'm currently living in New Zealand, and fortunately there is not a muslim organization here that has the power and influence as does CAIR back in the US...yet.

Posted by: Joe Ramen at August 23, 2007 08:47 PM

Hi Joe, nice to meet you. Thank you for serving our country that means a lot to me.

That is good there is no organization like CAIR there. I hope the one here goes away soon. I wish it anyway.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 23, 2007 11:57 PM