An excellent expose by CAIR-Chicago Anti-Hate Center of Steven Emerson, a leading Islamophobe and his attempts to cast aspersions on American Muslims and in this case Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham.

Career Hatemonger Steven Emerson Enraged by CAIR-Chicago’s Positive Social Engagement

Notorious Islamophobe Steven Emerson is at it again.

This time the source of his wrath is Christina Abraham, CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director.

In a hit piece entitled, “Is This Who We Want Representing U.S. Interests Abroad?” published on his fluff website, “The Investigative Project on Terrorism,” Emerson shows once again why his website had better be called, “The Investigative Project on Mainstream American Muslim Organizations.”

The simple fact is that while Emerson desperately tries to run himself off as a “terrorism expert,” a cursory view of his website quickly reveals that, all too-often, the targets of his so-called investigations and reports are not terrorist groups but mainstream American Muslim organizations like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. (more…)

“Muslim liaison for presidential campaign resigns after connections to Muslim community are found.”

No, that’s not a fake headline from The Onion, the popular newspaper parodying everyday political and cultural absurdities. And no, it’s not the concept of a skit from “Saturday Night Live.”

It is however the gist of a real story from the Wall Street Journal announcing the resignation of Mazen Asbahi from his position as the national coordinator for Muslim-American affairs for Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign
Resignations from presidential campaigns are not uncommon.

This year, Geraldine Ferraro stepped down from her position on the finance committee of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign after making racially charged remarks about Obama. Samantha Power, an Obama foreign policy adviser, resigned after calling Clinton a monster. Phil Gramm, a top adviser to John McCain, resigned from his role as campaign co-chairman after his comments that the United States had become a “nation of whiners.”

But although most are forced to resign for what they said or what they did, Asbahi had to resign for who he is: A Muslim who is well-connected within his own community. (more…)

FoxNews is crap! Anyways to proceed look how this foolish host introduces us to Imam Siraaj Wahhaj, by using such words as “controversial,” repeating the mantra of him being an alleged “unindicted co-conspirator” (which is nothing more than an opinion by the prosecutor based on zero facts), then describing him as “lashing out,” and “denying that he came up with the program to plaster the Subway trains with pro-Islam ads,” (in fact he didn’t come up with it ICNA a group he is not part of did) and “he says its a coincidence that the campaign coincides with Septermber 11th, he insists that it coincides with the holy month of Ramadan.”

There is so much to disect here and destroy this false idea of fairness and balance on FOX, but why waste my time. This is a non-story, or as Ibrahim Hooper correctly stated, “A tempest in a teapot”.  The only reason this has become an issue is because of looney and absurd right wing pundits/bloggers, such as the buffoon on the show Mike Gallagher who looks like an old goofier version of the Joker.

I wouldve started off my response by blasting the host for this disgusting and evidently biased introduction and then frame the issue away from this false dichotomy of Imam Siraaj somehow “against” New York, or Islam v. New York and bring it back to what this is really about and that is a hit campaign by extreme right wingers and Islamophobes!

Imam Siraaj is more of a New Yorker than the other two fools on this show! (more…)

By Ahmed Rehab 

It is a token of the farcical times in which we live when an agenda-driven “scholar” with a track-record of attacking his “subject matter” should feel entitled to be taken seriously.

Daniel Pipes is as much a scholar on Islam and Muslims as David Duke is a scholar on Judaism and Jews. (more…)