The unindicted terror coconspirator, CAIR, has the answer to achieving true mideast peace. In a nutshell, America needs to stop supporting Israel.
Nihad Awad, CAIR's national director, wrote an op-ed titled U.S. DOMESTIC ISSUES BLOCK MIDEAST PEACE. Note; the op-ed was picked up by arab news agencys and and a few lefty blogs. So much for the relevance of CAIR opinions.
Awad, in true CAIR fashion, dons the mantle of victim hood for the palestinian people, placing blame for the violence on Israel. The inability of President Bush to "stand up to a powerful domestic lobby for Israel's continued occupation of Palestinian land offers little justification for optimism." And; It should be clear to any objective observer that resolving the decades-long Mideast conflict is in the best interest of the United States. The major rallying cry of anti-American terrorists based in the Middle East and elsewhere is the perception that the United States has consistently sided with an intransigent Israel against the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Awad (that name just fits him) continues with this nugget; In a soon-to-be-released survey, (just like the one that revealed 26% of muslims in America supported suicide bombings?) the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found that 75 percent of American Muslim voters believe that "brokering a just Israeli-Palestinian resolution would improve America's reputation in the Muslim world." So if it is clearly in America's interest to help achieve true peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, what has kept President Bush and past president's from achieving that noble and often-stated goal?
Ooh, I know the answer! It's the inability of the palestinians to behave in a manner befitting a civilized society. Their elected leaders keep them in a perpetual state of destitution, encouraging radical imams to fuel hate and promote violence among the masses. Am I right, what do I win?
Yes, those poor palestinian people. The same ones who voted for hamas, an election certified by the anti-Semite, Jimma Carter, have spoken. In a unified voice, they opted for war and incessant deprivation. It's easier to depend on a hand out from the UN than to build a nation and join the civilized world. It's easier to lob kasam rockets into Sderot than to help build your so desired country. A welfare state hell bent on one goal, pushing Israel into the sea.
The path to peace and a two state solution is and has always been in the hands of the palestinians. It's very simple, denounce terrorism, recognize Israels right to exist and stop trying to destroy the Jews. CAIR shares the palestinian objective and use their spin doctors in an effort to influence American policy. Their threat of nationwide muslim disenfranchisement makes for a strong alliance. I pray we don't buckle under the pressure.