Because nothing says human rights… like denying them to non-Muslims.
Parvez Ahmed, the former Chairman of CAIR, had served on the Florida ACLU’s Board of Directors, despite being on record as opposing freedom of speech, will be serving on Jacksonville’s Human Rights Commission, with the support of the New Black Panther Party.
During his time with CAIR, Ahmed had given a speech declaring that, “I think the next steps would be to broaden the scope of anti-hate laws and even contemplate about passing blasphemy laws, because blasphemy with such sacred icons, like the Prophet Muhammad, like the Koran, or the cross, or other religious symbols … So governments, legislatures, international bodies … must contemplate about what are the ways in which an anti-blasphemy law can be passed that can protect the right to exercise freedom of religion.”
This time around, Parvez Ahmed’s bid for Jacksonville’s Human Rights Commission was backed by an actual hate group.
The meeting continued to offer spectators surprises when the Southern Regional Director for the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) Mikhail Muhammad, along with (2) uniformed Black Panther Soldiers/body guards swaggered in to speak in favor of Parvez Ahmed’s appointment. Describing himself as a “Freedom Fighter”, the Black Panther leader spoke of his active role supporting Trayvon Martin just prior to launching into a rant about the racist white man and how he sympathized with Parvez Ahmed.
But none of this dissuaded Jacksonville City Council members from appointing an opponent of human rights backed by a hate group to their Human Rights Commission.
Interestingly, the Islamic Center of North East Florida, (where Parvez Ahmed once held a board position), sponsored a Gala to honor Former Mayors John Delaney, John Peyton, ONEJAX, and the Florida Times Union for all their work to help the Islamic Community. All were fierce proponents of Parvez Ahmed, with the Florida Times Union taking great journalistic liberties promoting Mr. Ahmed, while at the same time attacking critics and failing to report on the mountains of evidence provided by the opposition in any substantive way.
One hand washes the other. Sometimes it’s the hands of criminals. Other it’s the hands of Jihadists.