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Daniel Pipes is on target about the agenda of the Council on American Islamic Relations: Islamic Group Has Mastered Victimization Game, Critic Says.

(cnsnews.com) - The Republican lawmaker who sparked a storm with comments about Muslims and the need to tighten immigration laws is the latest target of an Islamic advocacy group’s “victimization game,” a political analyst said Thursday.

It’s a game that the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has “mastered,” Daniel Pipes, a critic of the group and director of the Middle East Forum, told Cybercast News Service.

CAIR is calling on Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va.) to apologize for writing in a letter to constituents that says, “we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt” strict immigration policies.

Pipes said CAIR was “perpetually on the prowl for any incidence of anti-Muslim sentiment, real or imaginary, spontaneous or provoked, major or minor.”

The organization’s goal, he said, was “to make the United States like so many other countries - a place where Muslims, Islam and Islamism cannot be freely discussed.”

“It is imperative for Americans to retain their freedom of speech about Islam — as it exists in relation to other religions — and resist these many demands for remorse.”

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