Monday, January 30, 2006

Los Angeles Talk Radio host bites back at CAIR

Talk show host Bill Handel in Los Angeles has a satirical way of handling events, and last month he commented on the deaths of Muslims at the Haj pilgrimmage, describing it as a `stampede' and joking that they needed heliocopter traffic broadcasts similar to the ones made at his station to inform his listeners about conditions on Los Angeles' freeways.

Apparently that didn't sit well with the good folks at The Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR put out the word on its website and orchestrated hundreds of e-mails demanding an apology from Handel and from the station. They accused him of making light of the deaths, stereotyping Islam as a primitive religion and believe it or not, as an anti-Semitic religion!

Today, Handel responded. He pointed out that many of the e-mails came from places outside America where the chances of anyone hearing his broadcast were nonexistant, and that almost all the e-mails were identical in wording!

He then went over CAIR's background and history of involvement with Islamic terrorist groups and the conviction of a number of its executives and associates of terrorism charges here in the US.

He offered to apologize...but only if CAIR does the following:

Unequivically denounces all acts of terror, including terrorism against Jews and Israel.

Agrees that Israel is a sovereign nation with the right to defensible borders.

And states that CAIR has no ties of any sort, financially or otherwise, to any terror organizations or individiuals, including but not limited to Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad or al Qaedah.

Handel stated that he had sent an e-mail to CAIR's communication director over the weekend with exactly those conditions, but had yet to receive a response.

It will be interesting to see what if anything happens, to say the least!


elmers brother said...

it will be interesting to see if they respond

Anonymous said...

Do you think America is finally running out of patience with, and tolerance of, CAIR? Not before time, I'd say! In a country with such a wonderful second ammendment....well, I am surprised they have gotten this far!!! (That's a joke, mohamed!)

Freedom Fighter said...

Yeah, I think it's getting to the point where people are getting more balanced.

Keep in mind, though, that there are a LOT of Muslims who love America and don't want to be identified with people like CAIR and the MPAC in the slightest. They came here to get away from that nonsense.

Oddly enough, it's the establishment PC acceptance of terrorist groupies like CAIR as a `legitimate civil rights spokesperson' that intimidates them from speaking out more.

Bush should get a clue and call on the American Muslim community to speak out, stand up and be counted to shine a light on these cockroaches.

There are nore decent, anti-terrorist Muslims (particularly non-Arabs) than we think.

Dan Zaremba said...

I say similar things to our Muslim brothers and sisters when they demand we should remove the Jylland-Posten cartoons and all the nasty comments about Islam.

Please remove all the violent bits from the Qur'an and the Hadiths.

Freedom Fighter said...

It's a difficult sit for Muslims who aren't terrorist shills and respond to the wholesome parts of their religion.

Click on the link to Irshad Manji's site on my `links' list.