Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and associate professor of finance at the University of North Florida.
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)