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CAIR is Up to Its Usual Tricks

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Submitted by Terri K. Wonder (United States), Dec 2, 2014 at 16:58

I just read this article with keen interest because I recently learned that my name is on CAIR's Florida Islamophobe list, thus confirming everything I have studied and written about regarding the Muslim Brotherhood of North America's grand strategy to Islamize Western society and knowledge. Any time a person utters anything in the written or spoken word that allegedly "defames" Islam--according to CAIR, which calls itself a "civil rights" advocacy group--one runs the risk of being branded an "Islamophobe." CAIR cited my writing of a 15-page critique of Islamic supremacism in a textbook meant for tenth-grade students in Florida's public schools as cause.

Now if I were really an Islamophobe, I would not have risked my life as part of an Army Civilian "Surge" program for the US military in Iraq that was specifically aimed at clearing Al-Qaeda from the villages of Western Iraq and, hence, securing Mulsim populations from one of the most reprehensible forms of any militant religious fundamentalism humankind has ever known. On one hand, I should consider CAIR's placing me on its list of offenders as a compliment; however, on the other and, I know what it means to commit an act of "slander" as alleged by Islamic fundamentalists who think that they alone know what God's will is.

How did I become such a high-value target only in 2014 when I actually wrote the allegedly offending article in 2010? Well, the difference seems to be that in 2014 I became a well-known local public figure seeking political office. I ran as a Democrat seeking an at-large county commission seat. I lost with a respectable 46.25% of the vote in a very red county and even had Republicans vote for me.

It would not matter to CAIR that I lost. I could run again in 2016 or seek some other higher-level office. Arguably, CAIR would have cause to prevent me from ever holding office. That could be why the group identified me as a Democrat having run for local office in Manatee County in 2014. Evidently, they have a distaste for Blue-Dog types like me and need to divide my own party against me--just in case I do run again.


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