Friday, July 20, 2007

CAIR-OH President’s “links to terror”

Following the recent terrorist attacks by Muslim doctors in London and Glasgow, CAIR sent out their own doctor, CAIR-Ohio President Asma Mobin-Uddin, a pediatrician, to explain how Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. As noted in a blog item at The American Thinker last week, “The curious links of a CAIR doctor who doesn’t support terror”, Mobin-Uddin had an editorial published in the NY Post attempting to distance the doctors involved in the terrorist plot overseas from the Muslim community. So far, so good.

But when you visit Mobin-Uddin’s personal website, at the bottom of her Resources page she features a link to Youssef Al-Qaradawi’s website. Qaradawi, who owns the website, was listed by the US government as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 1999. Islamonline has published a number of fatwas endorsing terrorist attacks against US military personnel and civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, and HAMAS suicide bombers in Israel.

Also featured on her website is a link to Islamicity, a virulently anti-Jewish website. Mobin-Uddin’s profile at CAIRwatch describes some of the material found at these two sites:

Islamicity is an anti-Semitic portal, whose web library contains a piece entitled ‘Corruption of the Torah,’ which states, “The ‘people of the Book’ includes Jews... Even though Allah has told us of the hatred they hide in their hearts, He has not command us to hate and kill every single Jew we meet simply because he is a Jew. We are better than that. We serve a higher purpose. For this reason, I am going to provide a very devastating argument against them in order to assist them in seeing the corruption of their forefathers. . .” (Islamicity, Library of Selected Islamic Literature, October 2, 2000 - Present) Islam Online is a site that features live dialogues with Hamas leaders (Islam Online, Live Dialogue with Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, ‘Hamas and the Future of Palestine,’ May 7, 2003) and a ‘Fatwa Bank’ (religious ruling) section stating, “Hence, we are allowed to kill every Israeli until they stop this mass killing and paganism. It is only then that we can stop our attacks on the Israeli civilians but our Jihad against the military will never stop till they leave our land and give us back our holy site, Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa [Jerusalem].” (Islam Online, Jihad: Rulings & Regulations, ‘Attacking Civilians in Martyr Operations,’ October 26, 2003)
In addition, the Council on Islamic Education is a Saudi Wahhabist front group that has pressured public school textbook manufacturers into promoting Islamic practices and outright historical revisionsism, such as claiming that Muslims, not Christopher Columbus, discovered the New World. CIE Director Shabbir Mansuri said after 9/11 that it was his intention to wage a “bloodless revolution” to bring Islam into America’s classrooms. The Middle East Quarterly has more on CIE’s curious role as reviewer of public school textbooks.

If it is the case that Islam has nothing to do with Islamic extremism and individuals like Mobin-Uddin supposedly deplore terror, why does she promote on her own website terrorist organizations and individuals in addition to extremists? In the event that those links quickly disappear from her site, here are two screen captures, with the second showing the links to Islamonline, Islamicity, and CIE.