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20 August 2011

Islamic Circle of North America Calls for Government Action against Critics of Islam

000.jpgHave you ever noticed that many Muslims and Muslim organizations from around the world work towards the same goals, but by different means?

Muslim nations pressured the United Nations to take a stand against "defamation of religion." The goal? Keeping people from criticizing Islam. Muslims killed people after Rushdie published the Satanic Verses, and after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Muhammad, and after Terry Jones burned a copy of the Qur'an. The goal? Keeping people from criticizing Islam. CAIR routinely labels anyone who opposes Sharia as a hate-mongering, racist, bigoted Islamophobe. The goal? Keeping people from criticizing Islam. And now, the Islamic Circle of North America (the group behind the "Why Islam?" campaign) is calling for the U.S. government to take action against Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for speaking against Islam.


JAMAICA, New York (July 24, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release today condemning the massacre in Norway and extending condolences to the families of victims.

“The terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utoya have saddened us beyond measure. We pray for Norway, and for the families of the victims. We are deeply sorry for their heartrending loss, and hope they find strength in these difficult times.

As American Muslims and as people of conscience we are appalled that numerous news outlets were quick to blame Muslims for these attacks. The media displayed an obvious lack of responsibility by jumping on the Islamophobia bandwagon and reporting false information about these attacks.

The perpetrator of these attacks was a racist, hateful fascist with a 1500-page manifesto and deliberate plan. He was both xenophobic and Islamophobic and was in contact with numerous European and American anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim personalities. We are horrified that such violence was borne from these views.

The rise of Islamophobia fostered by individuals such as Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller has threatened our communities and prompted such acts of violence. ICNA calls upon the international community and the Obama administration to take action against hate groups and so-called ‘experts on Islam’ who promote this kind of bigotry.”

The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts. (Source)

Notice that ICNA is dedicated to making our society better "through the promotion of Islamic values." Apparently, the Islamic values that would make our society better include drastic limitations on freedom of speech. But since the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects speech against Sharia and Islam, ICNA is actually calling for changes at a Constitutional level.

As the following video shows, Spencer and Geller couldn't possibly have played a role in Breivik's radicalization. Hence, the only possible basis for government action would be their stance against Sharia

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