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You CAN recognize radical Muslims by their skin: it tends to be very thin-skinned.

Reader comment on item: Nike and 9/11

Submitted by Dr RJP (United States), Sep 12, 2006 at 14:42

Might I suggest that the way to fight against the CAIR-led campaigns to muzzle free speech by playing the "offending Muslim sensibilities" card, is to tell them that we will do something about it when Muslims and Muslim organizations like yours stop demonizing Jews. Muslims, in general, have zero credibility in relation to wanting "their sensibilities" protected when in every corner of the Muslim world, Jews are depicted as pigs, monkeys, vampires, Nazis, Satan, and are exposed to the most blatant forms of discrimination that history has ever known."

I've said it before and i'll say it again: CAIR should be run out of town on a rail. They are supporters of worldwide terrorism and have little real regard for Muslim "sensibilites." If it really CAIR-ed abpout Muslims, then it would do all in its power to defeat the radical elements within Islam instead of shielding them.

Shame on Nike! With all their money, they should have fought these jerks tooth and nail. I will NEVER buy another Nike product.

Our country has to do whatever it takes to break away from our dependence on Middle East oil -- even if it means we have to drill off of every single coastline to do it. If we don't then we will not have a country left to worry about its ecology. When Arabs and Muslimd no longer have us literally "over a barrel," then we can tell them to take their oil and shove it.

Go ahead and boycott our products. We'll boycott your oil, and then see for how long your country can survive.

CAIR claims that it is "concerned" about rising hatred against Muslims in this country. Well, the leading cause of it, if there really is any, is CAIR themselves. Their actions engender a lot more hatred against Muslim "social organizations" than could ever occur on its own.

Any actions or statements initiated by CAIR that result in any damage to non-Muslim individuals -- as was the case with a DJ being fired for making a legitimate observation about Islam -- should then open up CAIR for civil rights violations and for suits being filed against them in both civil and criminal court. If I was the DJ, I would have contacted the ACLU and brought a lawsuit against CAIR for violating my civil rights.

If I was the President of Nike, I would have told them what they could do with their complaints. I recall similar frivolous complaints levelled against Piggy-Wiggly, Dairy Queen, Burger King, and others for their use of logos that CAIR cites as being "too similar to Arabic."


These logos and trademarks are internationally recognized and protected by law, and complanies are under no obligation to change them simply because some, thin-skinned quasi-religious group finds them "offensive." It is absurd! Could you imagine a Jewish-based group threratening to boycott every company that uses a six-pointed star by claiming that it looks too similar to the Star of David? Or a Christian-based group doing likewise with eveyr company that has the word, "cross," in their advertising?

This madness has to stop -- and stop now. I'm tired of politicians and company executives kissing CAIR's you-know-what while allowing Muslim groups and Muslim countries around the world to boycott everything that comes out of, or is sent to, Israel.

I wish I had known about Nike's capitulation when it happened. I would have responded to them, "Just DON'T do it!"


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