Friday, March 19, 2010

Muslim Repudiation Of Violence

The argument is made often during News Talk Online shows on the Paltalk News Network that Muslims don't or are "afraid" to speak out against Islamic terrorism. But the fact is, when they do, it's not very widely covered - at least not in the United States.

The Council on American Islamic Relations is - once again - repudiating calls for violence.

CAIR is condemning a new call by Anwar al-Awlaki for Muslims to attack the United States.

In the audio message, the American-born former Virginia resident says he is calling for the attacks because he could not reconcile living in the U.S. and being a Muslim.

"There is no contradiction between being a Muslim and being an American," CAIR says in its statement.

"We repudiate Anwar al-Awlaki's call for attacks on our nation and urge anyone who may be swayed by his extremist views to instead seek out scholars and community leaders who can offer a mainstream perspective on the positive role Muslims are obligated to play in every society."

This is not the first time CAIR has stood up to al-Awlaki. In November, the organiztion his hate-filled statements praising the killings at Fort Hood in Texas.

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