Update: Thanks to reader Jim here is more today on CAIR—Michael Savage vows to take them all the way to the Supreme Court.
Yes, indeed! It was only a matter of time before the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) got in on the Tyson’s Labor Day debacle and said hate websites stirred things up and that you, who called and wrote to Tysons and posted many comments all over the world wide web, are Islamophobes! Remember what I said the other day:
Next thing you know he will say we are all “Islamophobes”…
Wear the label proudly.
This is from Business Week, where CAIR whacks Tyson’s Food for changing its mind and responding to the majority of workers wishes to reinstate the Labor Day holiday:
Muslim civil rights advocates criticized Tyson Foods, and a union official said the company’s response was disingenuous.
“This wasn’t something imposed. It seems that this backtracking would be the result of the backlash from anti-Muslim hate (Web) sites and Islamophobes on the Internet,” said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for Washington D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Stuart Appelbaum, president of the union headquartered in New York, said he was surprised by the reaction to the holiday change.
“I would have thought that people would have been more sensitive and sympathetic to the concern to the members of our community, who want to celebrate their religious faith,” he said. “It’s a little disingenuous to say that they (Tyson) were responding to employee concerns. The proposal came from workers themselves.”
Calling names is how groups like CAIR operate and they find it works for them in Washington among the politically correct uber-educated, but it won’t work out among real Americans! What CAIR doesn’t get yet is that Americans see this for what it is and are willing to speak up nonetheless! Afterall, we aren’t Europe!
Endnote: I wonder if CAIR is looking into that Shelbyville Somali rampage as a hate crime—after leaving mosque Muslim attacks a woman in a Baptist Church—gotta be some hate there.