Thursday, June 01, 2006

hey CAIR--pardon me, but there's a plank in your eye...

Seems the good folks at CAIR have taken Murtha's lead, and are also playing judge, jury and executioner:

CAIR Calls on Rumsfeld to Resign Over Iraq Massacre

U.S. Marines allegedly (then why the word "massacre" in the headline?--ed) killed 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/31/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over reports that U.S. Marines killed 24 Iraqi civilians last November in the city of Haditha.

Survivors say American troops shot the men, women and children after a bombing killed a Marine on November 19. Media reports indicate that murder charges may be brought against some of the Marines involved in the incident.

In its statement, CAIR said:

"Throughout history, leaders of military forces have accepted ultimate responsibility for the actions of those under their command. Given the seemingly unending stream of blunders, abuses and unjustified killings on Secretary Rumsfeld's watch, it is time for him to demonstrate in concrete terms that with power, comes accountability.

Funny.... somehow I don't see any calls from CAIR for the Hamas government to step down from the Palestinian Leadership, even though the Covenant of the Hamas states:

On the Destruction of Israel:

'Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.'

'The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: 'O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.' (Article 7)
The enemies have been scheming for a long time ...and have accumulated huge and influential material wealth. With their money, they took control of the world media...

With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the globe... They stood behind the French Revolution, the Communist Revolution and most of the revolutions we hear about...

With their money they formed secret organizations - such as the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs and the Lions - which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests...

They stood behind World War I ...and formed the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World War II (Yeah, I'm sure that th Jews in Dachau and Treblinka were especially guilty--ed), through which they made huge financial gains... There is no war going onanywhere without them having their finger in it.' (Article 22)

Ahh yes... such "loving, peaceful" words. But no condemnation by CAIR for Hamas' wish to kill all Israelis? CAIR's stated objective on its website:

...(CAIR's) mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Word to CAIR: You may want to start by removing the plank in your own eye.

(Filed under Religion of Peace?)