Thursday, September 15, 2005

More on the Council on American-Islamic Relations

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is targeting the 9/11 memorials. The latest news coverage, which isn't playing out much in the mainstream media, concerns the Pennsylvanian memorial to Flight 93 and have accused Rep. Tom Tancredo of being 'Islamaphobic'.

A headline from The Conservative Voice sums up the situation, "9/11 Memorial Hijack: CAIR Again Plays Race Card". "Now CAIR is again pretending fury with Tancredo for daring to comment unfavorably on the proposed 9/11 'memorial' to the passengers of Flight 93 -- the hijacked plane brought down in a Pennsylvania field by its valiant passengers before it could hit its target. The mile-long 'memorial' ... is called the 'Crescent of Embrace'. That's the Islamic crescent, folks. So, rather than being a tribute to those who lost their lives saving other Americans, this 'memorial' is a tribute to the terrorists!"

The article, written by Sher Zieve, continues, "The 9/11 Memorial in New York is already being hijacked by those who oppose a memorial to those who died in the Twin Towers and are defiantly demanding that it be a memorial to the 'crimes and insensitivities committed by the United States and other countries of the world'. So, now the leftist-contingents have taken over the New York 9/11 Memorial project, while the terrorist delegation now claims Pennsylvania. And CAIR, having learned its lessons from the Democrat Party, is using the race card."


This should be a true bi-partisan issue. The memorials in Pennsylvania, New York and elsewhere should serve as reminders to us all of that day's tragedies as well as honor those who lost their lives. However, the memorials have become the pet project of several politicians and political action groups serving their own (hidden) agendas. Now is not the time to be politically (or religiously correct).

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.


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