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March 12, 2007

Human Rights Is Anti-CAIR

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CAIR has a dangerous agenda to destroy American freedoms, and does not represent the beliefs of moderate Muslims in America.

Robert Spencer writes today at FrontPage, of the St. Petersburg Declaration (the antithesis of what CAIR promotes) issued at the Secular Islam Summit in St. Petersburg, Florida, last week:

... (It) is the most comprehensive and forthright statement of Islamic reform anyone has yet managed to come up with. Instead of denying the existence of the elements of Islam that are being used around the world today to incite violence and justify oppression - as do all too many putative Islamic reformers and moderates - the St. Petersburg Declaration is firmly rooted in reality, and evinces no interest in fashionable evasions or political correctness.
Contrary to CAIR's agenda, the Secular Islamists directly confront the elements of Islamic Sharia law that are at variance with otherwise generally accepted principles of human rights, and affirms:
"the inviolable freedom of the individual conscience," in contrast to the Muslim prophet Muhammad's dictum, "If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him" (Bukhari 4.52.260), and calls upon governments to "oppose all penalties for blasphemy and apostasy."
The declaration goes on to declare:
"We believe in the equality of all human persons," cutting against the Qur'anic observation that non-Muslims are the "the worst of created beings" (98:6) and that "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves" (48:29).



Interestingly, CAIR doesn't respond to what was said at St. Petersburg, instead it chose to attack the messengers, saying that "In order to have legitimate reform, you need to have the right messengers." Apparently the attendees at the Secular Islam Conference weren't CAIR's kind of Muslims. However, as was pointed out in an editorial at Investor's Business Daily (ht-Robert Spencer's piece) - "And who might that be?

The four CAIR executives who have been successfully prosecuted on terrorism-related charges? The CAIR co-founder who said the Quran should replace the U.S. Constitution as 'the highest authority in America'?"
As I began, CAIR is a terrorist organization with a dangerous agenda for America.

Transcript of the declaration here.



Posted by Abdul at March 12, 2007 10:49 AM





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