Thursday, November 09, 2006

Florida congresswoman stands up to CAIR

Ginny Brown-Waite is more courageous than most companies, school districts and city councils. Ms. Brown-Waite stood up to CAIR. The controversy came after she refused to condemn a prominent Hernando County Republican, Mary Ann Hogan, who called Islam a "hateful, frightening religion."

CAIR sent a fax to Ms. Brown-Waite asking her to join her fellow republican "dhimmis" and condemn the Hogans. Using congressional letterhead, she wrote a 3 page response that will most certainly touch off more whining by the terrorist front group. It is worth reading. Included in her letter, Ms. Brown-Waite reminds Ahmed Bedier of a meeting she was invited to at a prominent muslim doctors home. She was asked to "have some tea and see how his children were doing." When she arrived Ms. Brown-Waite was greeted by 8 or more men sitting in a semicircle waiting to have a discussion with her. From what I could gather from the letter, CAIR was looking for a member of congress who would be sympathetic to the CAIR-muslim view. When Ms. Brown-Waite told them, in no uncertain terms, she was not their guy, Ahmed Bedier told her they had done some research. Pointing out her Catholic background, Bedier told her something that was so outrageous she remembered it almost verbatim, "Catholic priests pose more of a terrorism threat by having sex with young altar boys than those who flew the planes into the World Trade Center." It was at this point Ms. Brown -Waite told the group that the Catholic priest did not kill 3000 innocent Americans and the authorities knew where they were, not hiding in some cave. From the tone of her response Ms. Brown-Waite sure put Ahmed Bedier and CAIR in their place. But you won't find that being reported by the MSM. I'm sure since that 2004 meeting, Ms. Brown-Waite has been in the CAIR crosshairs.

In this country you do not have the right to NOT be offended. If CAIR doesn't like a statement made by someone in a public forum, they have a right to plead their case accordingly. Seeking condemnation by our politicians is a stunt used by CAIR and any politician who folds to the pressure is missing their backbone. Ginny Brown-Waite should be held up as model to all those seeking to relocate their spine.


SkyePuppy said...


Read Mark Steyn's new book (America Alone). I mentioned it in the comments over at Malott's Blog. We're going to need more than a backbone, if we hope to win this thing.

janice said...

"American Alone" is next on my list Skye, and I can't wait. I keep leafing through it and have to put it down before I get to into it. I want to start from the beginning.

I've watched Mark Steyn being interviewed on a few of the FOX news shows. His comments (and book) are sobering.

Steyn and others like him remind me of the anti-drug commercial from years ago. One friend is yelling to the other standing on the track as a train slowly approaches. I hope we, as a nation, turn to see the train before it's too late.

Anonymous said...

What's the 'Would Trade Center"?

janice said...

I'm sorry Jacob, I must have been in hurry and didn't notice. Is that the only thing you can comment on?

Oh, I also forgot you're perfect, right?

Anonymous said...

It just struck me as odd, since the two letters aren't anywhere near each other.

And yes, I'm practically perfect in every way.

*drinks milk from carton*