CAIR’s Looney Toons

An excerpt from CAIR’s Looney Toons:

Nihad Awad, a self-described Hamas supporter and the Executive Director of the national office of CAIR, stated about the cartoon controversy: “People of all faiths in the West and in the Muslim world should look for ways to turn this troubling episode into a positive learning experience.” He then cited a quotation found in Book 34 of the Hadith Sahih Bukhari, “You (Prophet Mohammed) do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.”

Awad was selectively quoting from a horrifically anti-Jewish text. Also found in book 34, shortly after Awad’s citation, is the quotation, “Allah’s Apostle (Prophet Mohammed) further said, ‘May Allah curse the Jews, for Allah made the fat (of animals) illegal for them yet they melted the fat and sold it and ate its price.’”

These quotations and the anti-Semitic cartoons represent an evil double standard in the Islamic world: That it’s perfectly okay to publish materials that are hateful towards non-Muslims, but when it comes to hurting Muslim sensibilities, protests and riots ensue.

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