CAIR: We’re victims, too
CAIR is wrapping itself in victimhood to divert attention from the scriptural sources of lethal attacks on homosexuals, as carried out by Omar Mateen on Orlando and by countless Muslims in the Middle East.
"Homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia are interconnected systems of oppression and we cannot dismantle one without dismantling the others,"
You want a “system of oppression”? How about the sacred scriptures of Islam, the Hadith? The Religion of Peace summarizes:
There are several lesser hadith stating, "if a man comes upon a man, then they are both adulterers," "If a woman comes upon a woman, they are both Adulteresses," "When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes," and "Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to."
Abu Dawud (4462) - The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.".
Abu Dawud (4448) - "If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death." (Note the implicit approval of sodomizing one's wife).
Bukhari (72:774) - "The Prophet cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men, and he said, 'Turn them out of your houses .' The Prophet turned out such-and-such man, and 'Umar turned out such-and-such woman."
al-Tirmidhi, Sunan 1:152 - [Muhammad said] "Whoever is found conducting himself in the manner of the people of Lot, kill the doer and the receiver."
Reliance of the Traveller, p17.2 - "May Allah curse him who does what Lot's people did." This is also repeated in three other places.
Bridget Johnson at PJM reports on the CAIR jiujitsu:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations pulled together leaders of Muslim groups to condemn the Orlando terrorist and tie their sympathies to the LGBT community.
Nihad Awad, national executive director of CAIR, told reporters he "could not believe" the news when he woke up today and began to "worry about what kind of crime" it was.
"Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Awad said, calling Omar Mateen's massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse "a hate crime, plain and simple."
"We condemn it in the strongest possible terms -- it violates our principles as Americans and Muslims. Let me be clear -- we have no tolerance for extremism of any kind. We must not tolerate hateful rhetoric that incites violence against minorities. Religious freedom is the cornerstone of our beliefs as Muslims and as Americans," he said. Awad noted that "for many years" member of the LGBT community "have stood shoulder to shoulder with the Muslim community against any acts of hate crimes, Islamophobia, marginalization, and discrimination -- today we stand with them, shoulder to shoulder... we cannot fight injustice against some groups and not against others."
"Homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia are interconnected systems of oppression and we cannot dismantle one without dismantling the others," he continued. "Homophobia and other forms of phobias take lives in this country every day and we must stand up for the victims and for their families. The criminals, the terrorists, and extremists behind these kinds of attacks mean only to divide us and turn us against one another. We cannot afford to let them succeed."
There’s somebody who cannot be allowed to succeed, all right.
Hat tip: Ed Lasky