Monday, October 1, 2007

CAIR Wants Some Love


[photo: AZ Congress Watch]

by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn

CAIR is used to beating the drums of political correctness during it's many Mainstream Media appearances. Now it's trying to beat John McCain. After McCain stated the obvious, that America was "founded on Christian principles", the 'fastest PR release organization in the West' issued a call for him to soothe the seethe.
From a on CAIR's website.(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/1/07) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on presidential candidate Sen. John McCain to appoint a Muslim campaign advisor and a Muslim White House aide if elected in 2008.

CAIR's request came following McCain's remarks that America is a "Christian" nation and that he would not be comfortable with a Muslim in the White House.
The CAIR post goes on to explain the Senator's original quote is as follows.
In response to a question from about the possibility of a Muslim presidential candidate, the Arizona senator said: "I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles, that's a decision the American people would have to make, but personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith."
Senator McCain has nothing to apologize for, nothing to feel bad about, nothing to explain. He simply was stating a very obvious point. But CAIR wasted no time trying to use the political correctness club to beat him over the head. More from CAIR:
A "clarification" issued by the McCain campaign failed to address the issue, but focused instead on the senator's belief that "people of all faiths are entitled to all the rights protected by the Constitution." McCain's campaign spokesperson also said: "In the interview [McCain] also observed that the values protected by the Constitution, by which he meant values such as respect for human life and dignity, are rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition."

"The Constitution, reflecting the principles of the Founding Fathers and those who voted for its ratification, prohibits religious tests for public office," said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor. "Senator McCain should know that our nation was founded on universal moral principles common to many religions and philosophies. He does a disservice to those principles by suggesting that not belonging to a particular religious group limits an individual's ability to lead."

IF McCain saw fit to consult Muslims about particular points, that's all well and good; if it's a decision arrived at during the normal political process. Doing it because he's pressured by the unindicted co-conspirator CAIR is not. - Bigger, Better!.
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