The need for CAIR to create controversy where there is none seems to be a never-ending quest. The latest insult to the RoP came from Oklahoma lawmakers and their decision to return copies of the koran, a gift from the Governor’s Ethnic American Advisory Council.
Rep. Rex Duncan had this to say, in a letter to colleagues, about the offer, "Most Oklahomans do not endorse the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology,". One can argue the point that islam is an ideology and from what I see, the ideaology is a murderous death cult.
Council chair-woman Marjaneh Seirafi-Pour, herself a muslim, denounced Duncan's assessment, saying "I know he referred to Islam as an ideology. That is not a fact. It is a religion. It is very peaceful, very inclusive,".
I'm in agreement with Mr. Duncan, and I bet these folks are as well. Danny Pearl, Nick Berg, the 4 Blackwater contractors (who were burned, beaten and hung from a bridge in Fallujah) just to name a few victims of the inclusive, peaceful nature of islam.
Today, CAIR is conducting a news conference "with the Islamic Society of Tulsa and interfaith leaders in reaction to Islamophobic remarks by lawmakers in that state who rejected Qurans sent as gifts from an ethnic advisory council." And made this statement, "In rejecting the Qurans, Islam's revealed text, some lawmakers made stereotypical and offensive remarks that falsely linked the faith of Islam to violence."
Instead of condemning the actions of the Oklahoma lawmakers for declining a free koran, perhaps changing the muslim stereotype would go a long way in swaying the hearts and minds in the statehouse and nationwide.