Thursday, August 16, 2007

Muslim advocacy groups "doth protest too much, methinks."

Per the New York Sun, Shakespeare had it right. Complain too much and people begin to think the opposite. Well, it seems the folks at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations haven't learned the lesson. In response to the New York City Police Department's report "Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat" representatives from those two organizations quickly weighed in by stating that the report "is un-American and goes against everything for which we stand" and of "labeling almost every American Muslim as a potential terrorist" and of encouraging "hostility toward the American Muslim community."

I, for one, would be more appreciative if these groups would condemn, by name, those who committed this week's mass slaughter of Iraqis rather than rant about a report that hits home.

The New York Sun - Aug 16, 2007

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