When it came to a car ad that referred to Jihad, CAIR went on the offensive. On CAIR's website from September 23:
Some Columbus radio stations have rejected as insensitive an advertisement for a car dealership that invokes Islamic references.Now Fox News reports about Abu Hamza al-Muhajir — also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri — the new leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq:
...In the spot, Keith Dennis of Dennis Mitsubishi talks about "launching a jihad on the automotive market."
Sales representatives "will be wearing burqas all weekend long," the ad says. One of the vehicles on sale "can comfortably seat up to 12 jihadists in the back."
...The president of the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, doesn't think terrorism is to be taken lightly.
"Using that as a promotional pitch when so many are dying from the criminal activity of suicide bombers, that's not funny," Mobin-Uddin said. "I don't think it's appropriate when it causes real pain. It exploits or promotes misunderstanding in terms already misunderstood or misused. That type of ad does nothing but promote discord in a very difficult time. The timing is just amazing. Maybe that's part of the shock value."
"The field of jihad (holy war) can satisfy your scientific ambitions, and the large American bases (in Iraq) are good places to test your unconventional weapons, whether biological or dirty, as they call them," said al-Muhajir. The voice could not be independently identified.According to Wikipedia, Ramadan
Al-Muhajir also calls on jihadists to take foreigners hostage during Ramadan so they can be used as bargaining tools to get the release of Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, who is jailed in the United States on charges linked to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. [emphasis added]
is considered the most venerated, blessed and holiest month. Prayers, fasting, self-accountability and charity have special association with Ramadan.
Just how does CAIR feel about Jihad being encouraged during Ramadan, and about the murder of Americans being promoted during "the most venerated, blessed and holiest month".
If they oppose an ad as inappropriate "when it causes real pain. It exploits or promotes misunderstanding," what will CAIR do when there is a call for jihad during Ramadan that causes death and explicitly exploits and promotes hate?
What will CAIR do to defend the honor of Islam and Moslems?