USA: Oklahoma’s Shari’a Ban and CAIR’s Risky Response

This is an update of this story:

CAIR’s efforts are brimming with contradiction. The group and its allies repeatedly insist that the amendment is pointless because, they say, there is no chance of Islamic law coming to the U.S. Yet “why bother to go to the trouble and expense of filing suit against an absurd, unnecessary measure? After all, a law against a non-existent threat may be silly, but if there is no need for the law in the first place, there is no need to sue to overturn it,” as Robert Spencer writes.Adding to the irony is that past statements from CAIR’s own leaders have expressed a yearning for Islamic rule. “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper said in 1993. Similarly supremacist words have been attributed to CAIR founder Omar Ahmad.

CAIR’s position also may be counterproductive to its long-term goals. First, while peddling the “Islamophobia” meme by emphasizing hate crimes can tug on heartstrings, implicitly labeling the vast majority of voters as bigots alienates the public. Second, by taking an anti-anti-Shari’a stance, CAIR validates widespread fears about the group’s intentions and hands critics a club with which to beat it — an opportunity quickly seized by anti-Islamist Muslim Zuhdi Jasser, who accused CAIR of not supporting the separation of mosque and state.

Further, by launching a legal challenge that could drag on indefinitely, CAIR guarantees that Shari’a will garner far more news coverage than it otherwise would, with each story educating people about Islamic law and bringing unwanted attention to the stealth jihad.

via Oklahoma’s Shari’a Ban and CAIR’s Risky Response :: Islamist Watch.

3 comments on “USA: Oklahoma’s Shari’a Ban and CAIR’s Risky Response

  1. Bob Mack says:

    I think the only strings the Islamophobia meme tugs on these days are the ones that hold in place the empty tissue that passes for liberal brains. The excesses perpetrated by Islam have, sad to say, hardened the formerly tolerant hearts of many Americans, including my own.

    • Claudia says:

      The excesses perpetrated by Islam have, sad to say, hardened the formerly tolerant hearts of many Americans, including my own.

      I agree. That has happened (I think) in most places since the “rebirth” of Islamic radicalism (or how you want to call it…).

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