Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and associate professor of finance at the University of North Florida.
Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is by day an associate professor of finance at the University of North Florida, so he's someone who knows the rules of sourcing, referencing, and attribution. But, as reader Ron Polland points out, his article, "Rhetoric undermines the war on terror
," which appears today in the Austin American-Statesman
, recyles several phrases written by Eric Gorski, religion reporter for the Associated Press, in "Evangelicals' Issue: Radical Islam
." A few examples of his re-write job:
Gorski: "From one perspective, [Gary Bauer's] branding ‘radical Islam' as a family values issue is yet another example of the broadening of the evangelical agenda."
Ahmed: "Gary Bauer characterizes the fight against ‘radical Islam' as a major family value that tops his new evangelical agenda."
Gorski: "evangelical thinker Charles Colson spoke of a ‘long war' against Islamofascists."
Ahmed: "Charles Colson of the Prison Fellowship describes ‘Islamofascism' as the ‘long war'."
Gorski: "Dobson has warned that both Republicans and Democrats need to ‘wake up' to the dangers of militant Islam."
Ahmed: "James Dobson of Focus on the Family exhorts his fellow faithful to ‘wake up' against ‘militant Islam'."
Gorski: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is aggressively courting evangelicals, produced a TV ad in Iowa titled "Jihad," in which he says, "It's this century's nightmare, jihadism — violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism."
Ahmed: "Mitt Romney went a step further and ran television advertisements citing ‘jihadism' as ‘this century's nightmare'."
Comment: What offense will CAIR not do? In this context, recall its unforgettable doctoring of a photograph to place a hijab on a woman and cover her hair. (November 15, 2007)
Related Topics: Council on American-Islamic Relations, Muslims in Europe
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