Senate to Hold Hearings on “Anti-Muslim Bigotry”

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, is now available.


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If anyone in the United States today is suspicious of Muslims in general, it is because of those jihadis and others like them – and because of Muslim spokesmen like Keith Ellison and CAIR’s Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper, who never acknowledge that the Muslim community in the U.S. has any responsibility whatsoever to teach against the jihadist view of Islam that they supposedly reject. Instead, Ellison, Hooper and others like them contrive the picture of Muslim victimhood that snares dupes and useful idiots like Durbin – and in doing so, end up increasing the “anti-Muslim bigotry” they decry. Americans aren’t fools, and they can spot liars and deceivers when they see them. The complete lack of Muslim spokesmen who will acknowledge jihad activity honestly and forthrightly stand against in both word and deed has not gone unnoticed. The “anti-Muslim bigotry” industry, in sum, is generated by Muslims and perpetuated by Muslims. And only Muslims have the power to end that bigotry.

Here’s how they can do it, if they care to:

1.      Focus their indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts.

2. Renounce definitively, sincerely, honestly, and in deeds, not just in comforting words, not just “terrorism,” but any intention to replace the U.S. Constitution (or the constitutions of any non-Muslim state) with Sharia even by peaceful means. In line with this, they should clarify what is meant by their condemnations of the killing of innocent people by stating unequivocally that American and Israeli civilians are innocent people, teaching accordingly in mosques and Islamic schools, and behaving in accord with these new teachings. All this should be done in ways that can be verified by non-Muslim observers.

3. Teach, again sincerely and honestly, in transparent and verifiable ways in mosques and Islamic schools, the imperative of Muslims coexisting peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis, and act accordingly.

4. Begin comprehensive international programs in mosques all over the world to teach sincerely against the ideas of violent jihad and Islamic supremacism.

5. Actively and honestly work with Western law enforcement officials to identify and apprehend jihadists within Western Muslim communities.

If Muslims did those five things, voila! “Anti-Muslim bigotry” will evanesce almost immediately!

But this is not a perspective that will get a hearing from Richard Durbin.

 

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  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    Hearings on "Anti-Muslim Bigotry" by Sen Durbin!? This is a demarche of a provocateur as though shaming us for "Anti-Nazi Bigotry".

    1) He attempts to make us believe as though Islam and Moslems were indispensable part of America, while we hard-necked bigots still cannot "embrace" them;    

    2) And he makes it look as though there is no existential war with Islam, nor Islamic agents among us, whose goal is to subvert this nation.  

    To add more clarity, "if Muslims did those five things" mentioned by R. Spencer, they would not be Moslems! They would not come at all to a Judeo-Christian country with the goal to remain Moslems. Wake up America! It's enough of being duped by traitors forcing us into a belief as though Islam is an inseparable part of our national identity! "Anti-Muslim Bigotry" is a justified reaction against hostile aliens and carriers of the enemy's ideology.

  • posse101

    i agree. i wish more people would see it. Sen. Durbin sees it, but he also sees the growing Muslim numbers in his home state, and elsewhere. His state includes Chicago. that's where the Obamafraud got his start as a community organizer… organizing angry disenfranchised blacks and angry disenfranchised muslims. he then married the angry and disenfranchised Michelle, then went to the angry and disenfranchised Rev. Wright's church, and now we have (next to jimmy carter) our country's first angry and disenfranchised president. but i digress… it's all about dick durbin. maybe durbin should wear a turban, become more urban and drive a suburban, start learning German and attend Furman. oh well… either way he's a shmuck.

  • suprkufrB

    Mea maxime culpa!!! I'm so sorry for thinking ill of moslems just because they plan to wipe me and my ilk from the face of the earth on the road to the world caliphate. How selfish of me to worry about the future of my children while failing to understand the glory of being ruled by the rantings of a 7th century illiterate paedophile! Where did I go wrong?

    • posse101

      very good comment!

    • Toa

      Good one!!

  • geez

    I don't recall reading where appeasement worked very well with Hitler, but you can count on our history ignorant Washington elite's like Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, Frank (the endless roll call of Progressives) and finally the president of the Muslim Brotherhood in America Obama to repeat history. Like hogs to the slaughter they will lead us and our children to slavery or our death if we don't get them out of office in 2012. The appeasement leader of the United States of America, the greatest super power in the history of the planet and Obama bows to a Saudi Muslim leader in view of the world. We are told he stumbled, dropped his contact lens or perhaps saw a dime on the floor. Who and where is our Churchill in the United States?

  • StephenD

    WE have failed to assist them in their desire to assimilate. It is our fault there are those that want our destruction. These poor victims want nothing more than to live in peace ~ which can only come when Islam is the only religion and we either convert, pay the Dhimmi tax as a subjugated people, acknowledging this subservient post, or die! When they denounce this, when they step up to stop their call for the destruction of our way of life, when they, through their actions, actually try to assimilate into our society and not behave (as they presently do) as if they are superior and should rightly be accommodated rather than adapt, when they do these things as Mr. Spencer says, then perhaps we can look into folks having a jaundiced eye toward them and not giving them a fair shake. Until then, may I ask Durbin, when are the Anti-Semite hearings??

  • MarkHallenberg

    Is there a way for an American to testify at Durbin's hearings?

  • jaythehistorian

    How much Arab oil money has Durbin secretly and/or not secretly received ? What reasons other than bribery would make in a US Senator to seek to undermine our country by furthering the absolute falsehood that Muslims are mistreated?. If this country didn't allow a small group of fanatic , insane environmentalists to wield so much influence, especially greatly limiting drilling for oil in the US , it would not be so easy for Jihadists to buy US Senators.

  • Ronald W. Carnine

    A little hard to believe. If congress has so much time and money maybe they should put their heads together and really fight crime. As a retired law enforcement officer, I assure you that hatred of muslims in this country is almost non-existant. Sen.Durbin's voters should remember this well come time to vote. Please do the rest of us a favor and send him home.

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Obama spent 20 million dollars of our tax payer money on bringing over Palestinians because he considered them "victims of Israel."
    This money paid their transportation, medical, housing, food, etc. so they can live here in comfort.
    Lets face it.
    The Muslim Brotherhood and oil money put him into power and he and his friends
    (Louis Farrakan) have a grand plan in mind.
    To ruin our economy so that we can't support Israel and to take over our government.
    That Muslim Brotherhood (secular moderate lie) is coming into being a reality in
    the Middle East, here in the US, and the ultimate goal for them and for Obama is to take over Jerusalem.

  • spinoneone

    Does anyone know whether Muslims outnumber Jews in Illinois? They mostly vote donkey anyhow, so why would it matter?

    • MixMChess

      Daniel Pipes has estimated that the actual Muslim population is America is vastly overinflated by groups like CAIR. For instance, most polls put the population at about 2 million, whereas CAIR boasts 7 million.

  • Robert Gutman

    Durbin is wrong minded in many ways. But King cannot be praised very much either. His "hearings" were just a deliberately emotive as Durbin's will be. This Magazine would improve the process if were able to convince to King to go after data instead of simply relying on testimonials. The hearings should reveal:
    1. The number of Muslim and non Muslim completed and attempted Terror attacks in say the last one and five years
    2. The trends of those things listed above.
    3. The number of times Muslims reported one of their own; and again the trends.
    4. An authoritative account of the attempts to meet the listing given above…Is it growing in frequency?

    With that information, it may actually be possible to pass useful laws

  • waycoop1

    Al-Taqiyya (muslims lie to non-muslims) http://hauns.com/~DCQu4E5g/koran5.html
    ………………
    Neville Chamberlain believed that Germany had been badly treated by the Allies after it was defeated in the First World War. He therefore thought that the German government had genuine grievances and that these needed to be addressed. He also thought that by agreeing to some of the demands being made by Adolf Hitler of Germany and Benito Mussolini of Italy, he could avoid a European war. Chamberlain negotiated an agreement with Adolf Hitler which Hitler never intended to honour.
    SOUND FAMILIAR? There's a "LIAR" in there some where…

    The "left" not only doesn't understand the enemy, but aides and even promotes their evil.

  • JosephWiess

    Anti-Muslim bigotry? How anti-Christian bigotry in the face of Muslims killing Christians in the middle east, or africa, or even the US?

  • waterwillows

    jaythehistorian,

    What other reasons than bribery……? hummmm……let me see. Well there is legal paedophila, the god given right to beat your women, no problem with owning as many black slaves as you wish, simple divorce with him keeping everything and all the sex slaves you want from babyhood and up.
    Oh, there are a lot of reasons for the defense of Islam. Ask any convert about the 'perks'.

  • John

    Another Democrat not doing his job trying to help rebuild the economy, trying to help DECENT Americans survive Congressmen such as himself but instead giving aid, shelter and helping destroy America by insisting that the bully is being bullied. Wa wa wa. Pick your side Mr. Durbin. Oops. Too late, you already have seemed too.

  • Maria

    All comments are good. Problem is that we all here usualy at the same page. What we need to do is to act but not only to communicate. How can we be organized and act togheter to be really effective to make BHO is one term president? We work as a volunteers for some Republican congressman who was elected in 2010 as the US Senator. great personality and really freind of Israel. (The most of Americans , I believe,understand that Islamists goal to destroy first the "little satan" Israel and then "great satan" US. ) We spoke to people everywhere we are, we make some donation to friends of Israel, etc. I believe that this is a forum we can find idea how to be more effective to prevent election of such corrupted, "useful idiots" as Sen. Durbin. any practical ideas?

  • markjuliansmith

    'commitment to religious diversity' should not be at the expense of security and happiness for society as a whole. This is a price that has never been worth paying.

    Common values and vision or chaos and violence that is the choice here.

    Religion has always been subject in Western Democracies to the common good that is why there is no such thing as 'Freedom of Religion' and a good thing this is to.

  • gommygoomy

    Since DAY #1, of our Fight against Islamist Murdering SCUM, the Democrat Party has been SYMPATHIZING and FIGHTING FOR our Enemies.
    They did it in Vietnam. They did it in the COLD WAR. They Loved the Soviets. They Love Castro. They Love Chavez. And they will do everything in their power to weaken our RESOLVE, against this new ENEMY.
    They will NEVER assimilate. They will NEVER be Americans. They will NEVER accept our way of life.
    Islam is a CANCER that kills the Host, wherever it shows up.
    And, as a CANCER, it must be CUT OUT of the body, COMPLETELY.
    Only the DEMOCRATS don't see this.
    Perhaps the NEXT ATTACK will bring them around? Perhaps CHICAGO or L.A. being the victim of a….let's say – DIRTY BOMB. Maybe the Dick Durbins will WAKE UP, and remember who's SIDE they should be on.
    Don't hold your breath.

  • Sachin

    Frankly, I didn't think Peter King hearing was necessary because that gives left PR ammo. Keith Elison's cry baby show is the biggest denial I've ever seen. Is he not the same guy who went touring Syria with his supposedly catholic mommy Pelosi and even met with Hamas leaders?
    But this 'anti muslim bigotry' hearing takes the cake.

  • AccordV6er

    WTF Religion has always been responsible for murders and deaths of innocent people. Republicans vs Democrats same as Bloods vs Crips. It is a gang of people forcing other people to see their same viewpoint. We all have different opinions on any subjects up for discussion. We are living in a world where respect is easily lost due to greed of money and the media feeding us lies. People, we need to our differences aside and do what is in our best interest for the future of mankind. So drop the religious talk and politics. Separate the animals from humans and learn to live with our differences peacefully.

  • George

    Who among corporate exec's, political leaders voted into office can turn their back of money in exchange for turning a blind eye when it comes to Islam in America? I'm sure there are a few, but sadly big bucks coming from wealthy middle eastern and European billionares is far to enticing even in the face of homeland security. Jihad is done from within when it comes to the U.S and it is our ignorance and small voice that succumbs to Islamic organized efforts.

  • Mary

    Leslie Stahl's "fascination" with Islamists.

    It has been a long career of pro-Islamism "research," by this eloquent reporter for CBS' 60min.
    In the latest example (May, 13, 2012 http://www.cbsnews.com/2718-18560_162-962.html) she made  a piece about Gulen, the Turkish Islamic cleric/tycoon who "funds" schools in the US and turns them into revenues for his global empire.
    In quoting blogs that criticize Gulen as having a hidden Islamic agenda, she confronted one of Gulen's representatives about it, but instead of waiting for an answer from the man, Leslie jumped and PROVIDED an answer of her own… " Would you say it's Islamophobia..?" The man, of course, agreed to the provided "answer."
    This is typical Leslie Stahl.

    In fact, the entire program was not focused on the American English teacher who was fired for the sake of replacing her with a Turkish teacher… but on her fascination with the Turkish cleric. She was so memorized by his wealth… All you saw from her was, awe. Some "fearless" reporter, seeking the "truth," alright. 

    (I remember, she once [last year] took an Arab-Palestinian word… his ficticious claim that he has been in the area for… "hundreds" of years… at face value. Never mind that no Arab can prove any connection to the land of the Jews beyond the 1800s… Or the latest admission from the horse's mouth – Hamas to Egyptian media that "Palestinians" are basically half from Egypt, the other half from other Arab land…)

    Here are some suggestions to Leslie, if she were to be a bit less bias…
    Let's see a bit reporting on the Goliath. Not just in power and size, but in… intolerance!

    1 – Checkout the usual venomous sermons in "moderate" mosques. Why not pick the March 15, 2012 example of top Islamic authority (mufti) calling to destroy all churches. Or the latest "moderate" Islamists (Egypt) call for jihad to march on Jerusalem as capital of a Caliphate?
    2 – Scrutinize the ocean of racism against non-Arabs from Arabia to Sudan (Afro-Arabs, massacring millions of non-Arab natives); Mauritania (slavery), through Iraq (Assyrians, Kurds, Blacks, Yazidis, etc., all still discriminated against); Syria (the Alawite apartheid genocidal regime), Libya, Gulf states (Oman, Kuwait, S. Arabia, Qatar, UAE, where Asian workers/slaves are constructing their impressive buildings, and/or Asian maids are basically sex-slaves); N. Africa (e.g. Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, not just blacks, but Berbers natives to the land,  have for too long suffered immensely); Lebanon (which hosts 200,000 living in the same slavery conditions as the African slave/maid who committed suicide this year. Or the Ahmadis as well as children of black slaves at the hands of) Palestinian-Arabs; (the Dom-gypsies in) Jordan; (the indigenous al-Akhdam in) Yemen, etc.  Just because Arab Christians fear for their lives and won't speak on camera against totalitarian Palestinian Islamic-apartheid, doesn't mean, CBS should be silent….
    These are just the tip of the iceberg, non-Muslims are either second or third in almost all Muslim land. Not just in Iran/Pakistan/Afghanistan/S.Arabia/Palestinian-Authority/Egypt, etc. Even in "moderate" Turkey, especially on Cyprus.
    3 – Scrutinize the pro terror CAIR Islamic lobby (tied to criminal al-Arian).
    4 – Heck, you can even make a 'special' on dehumanization in Islamic schools. The favorite one is of course the sick notion that Christians are pigs and Jews as apes.
    5 – Last but not least, for CBS info… Terrorism against non-Muslims such as in Nigeria, Russia,  Egypt, China, Israel, India, Philippines, Thailand, etc., or even against Muslims who are 'not Muslim enough…' by jihadists, such as in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, etc., is also intolerance, and a very bloody one!

  • Laura

    Islamic Jihad massacres, as hate crimes en-masse

    Every Islamic terror act, anywhere, is a clear cut case of intolerance. It is always against the "other."

    True, by Islamic Jihad any infidel targets are fair-game. It's just that some groups are easier targets than others, as "justification" are aided by propaganda, often backed by some radical liberals in the West. Such are many Muslim aggressors posing as "victims." For instance, those Arab immigrants' grandchildren, invaders in Jews' Israel/Palestine who go by the title "Palestinians," while some in the West really buy the notion that these mass-murderers (who hide behind civilians, to bring about casualties, to be used as trophies) are just about "Palestine-Arab-State," ignoring or unaware of their real ethnic cleansing aims from the entire Holy Land.

    Ethno-religious hatred classics:

    Arab supremacy –derived from Koran, Koranic spirit and themes– especially resulting in enslaving Africans and Asians in the Arab world (often having the "inferior" non-Arabs as 'sex-slaves' as well) and the genocide in the Sudan (of already 3.5 million, since the 1950s) by a classic combination of Arab racism and Islamic Jihad. The same diabolical combination that "founded" (in the 1920s) the Arab Vs Israel "conflict," by infamous Mufti who collaborated with the ultimate 'racists' – the WW2 Hitler/Nazis. Ever since, the 'holy war' against the Jews in the land has always been under the dual slogan of Allah Akbar and Itbach al-Yahud (AKA genocide). Leaving also behind, an inspired legacy of decades (and current) of ugly Nazi style cartoons in the hateful Arab press.

    The Armenian Genocide 1915-23, was both: Turkish ethnic supremacy and an overall holy war against Christians. The same goes to Turkish anti-Greek and anti-Assyrian genocide. Totaling a combined 2.7 million Christian victims.

    Ethno-Religious Moro-Muslims VS Philippines' natives.

    Ethno-Religious Malay-Muslims VS Thai natives.

    Ethno-Religious Islamic-Hausa-Fulani VS Igbo Christians in Biafra Nigeria – 1960s-70s (3 million dead).
    Current (2011-13) Boko Haram Islamic mass-murder campaign in that country, deepens the Ethno-Religious divide.

    Farrakhan's Nation of Islam Black-Muslim supremacy's anti-White racism is deeply woven with radical Islamic vision. So were its linked Zebra murders in the 1970s and the Beltway snipers shootings in 2002.

    Ethno-Religious "pure-Muslim" Pakistani VS Bangladeshi (regarded as the impure) genocide – 1971 (3 million dead).

    Ethno-Religious "Palestinian" and Lebanese Muslims VS Christian Natives Maronites in Lebanon. 1970s-2000.

    Iran-Iraq war – 1980s (a million victims – at least). Racism (Arab supremacy vs Aryan-Iranians) and "we are the true Muslims" motivation, on both sides.

    Pakistani Sunnis and Shiites VS Ethno-Religious Ahmadis, resulting in mass violence. So is rampant anti-Ahmadi bigotry among "Palestinian" Arabs.

    Ethno-Religious Muslim-Uighur VS Han native Chinese. Terror attacks (not just against government but against ordinary Chinese too) recorded.

    Ethno-Religious Indonesian Muslims VS Chinese (1999 mass rape and murder) and VS native Catholics in E. Timor (200,000 victims).

    Ever since the bloody 'Islamic theme of al-Aqsa' intifada erupted (2000), Jews in Europe have been even an easier target to Islamic anti-Semitism, physical attacks and attempted ethnic cleansing. Such as by Arab/African Muslims in France; by Turkish/Iranian Muslims in Germany; by Arab-Muslims in the Benelux, Sweden and Norway. The kidnappers and torturers to death of Ilan Halimi to the sound of reciting the Koran (Paris, 2006) –for instance– were inspired by Hamas literature.
    The (2012) Toulouse school massacre by Mohamed Merah of the Islamic hate group 'Forsane Alizza,' (NYT reported Jan/23/12, that its site was laced with hate posting, it typically claimed to be "fighting Islamophobia," and the DailyTelegraph reported Mar/23/12, that in Jan/12, "Forsane Alizza was banned in France for inciting racial hatred,") made sure to mention those "Palestinians."
    Likewise, Arabs in Latin America, have been targeting Jews.

    The Pakistani Jihadi Lashkar-e-Taiba ("Army of the Pure") in Mumbai (2008), aided by the ISI (Pakistan Spy Agency) specifically targeted Whites, and even more so the Jews.

    Ethno-Religious Arab-Muslims VS native Coptic-Christians in Egypt, hate crimes still going on…

    Ethno-Religious (mostly separated by origin/ethnicity as well) Shiite VS Sunnis, and vice versa in Iraq (Zarqawi argued that 'Shia were more dangerous than the "Zionists and Crusaders,"' Egyptian Cleric said -Mar/09- "Shiites are worse than Jews,") and in Pakistan.
    Sunni Vs Alawites, Syria (al-Qaeda cleric's Fatwa -Jul/12- calls Alawites, "greater infidels than the Christians and Jews").
    Bloodshed going on, full force.
    A study about 2011 worldwide terror attacks -for example- found 70% of the (over 12,000) killings were perpetrated by Sunni Muslims. That includes: al-Qaeda, Taliban, and others.

    Last point but not least: most "conflicts" and bloodshed around the globe today ARE correlated to Islamism.