polling for islam
Hey! Jonathan Last at the Weekly Standard is trying to beat the anti-idiotarians at their own game; he’s already got a column about the CAIR poll fiasco: Polling for Islam.
In its mission statement CAIR says that they are “dedicated to presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.” And with their little poll fiasco, they’ve certainly given us all a lesson in the “Islamic perspective.”
Like Yasser Arafat, the folks at CAIR are happy to bully others with loud protests against discrimination and humiliations. Like the Saudis, they’re intolerant of dissenting viewpoints. Like the Taliban, they’re willing to create an “official” version of the truth to bury opinions and beliefs they don’t like. And just like the Arab Muslims who believe the Mossad was behind September 11, they’re nestled deep in conspiracy theories.
The Islamic perspective indeed.