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Yes, but... response to "Why is CAIR still around?"

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Submitted by Merry Whitney (United States), Apr 24, 2006 at 06:24

"Clearly, post 9/11 we are "suspicious", but time and time again, our suspicions have turned out to be a waste of effort and resources, contributing nothing to increasing our safety, yet increasing intolerance, racism (read: now we've re-targeted Mexican "illegals") and ethno-religious bigotry..."

There's a considerable difference between having 'our suspicions turn out to be a waste of effort and resources,' and simply ignoring red flags because the politically correct crowd turns up the volume.

It is incredibly naive, whether inadvertant or willful, to fail to recognize that CAIR consistently takes positions that are less compatible with American interests than with enemy interests. And it is not "intolerance, racism and ethno-religious bigotry" to keep close tabs on organizations and individuals actively seeking to undermine our way of life.

The immigration issue is a different breed of cat, but it also isn't "racism" to insist that our national sovereignty trumps President Fox's opinions on how much of his problem we should pay the freight for. We have a system for legal immigration. Foreign nationals who come here by means outside of our legal framework and requirements --- whether they're from Mexico, Ireland, or bufu Egypt --- demonstrate their indifference to, or contempt for, us and our laws by doing so.

Unfortunately, so do too many of our elected members of the House and Senate, in trying to play the angles of the illegal entry problem to their own political advantage.

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