Roseanne has lost her show over a supposedly “racist” tweet, and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is thrilled.
CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad crowed: “We welcome the swift and appropriate action taken by ABC and hope it sends a message that the promotion of hatred and bigotry will not be accepted by our nation’s entertainment industry. Ms. Barr has a First Amendment right to express her views, however Islamophobic or racist, but she does not have a constitutional right to a program on a national television network.”
One of the problems with Roseanne’s tweet, according to Lynette Rice in Entertainment, was that it targeted Valerie Jarrett, “an African-American woman who served as a senior adviser for Obama from 2009 to 2017, seemed to refer to conspiracy theories falsely painting her as a closeted Muslim.”
Not necessarily. Maybe Roseanne was referring to the close ties between the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood. The former U.S. prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy in 2013 listed a great many strange collaborations between the State Department of Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett and Muslim Brotherhood organizations, including:
Conspiracy theory? No.
Anyway, Roseanne’s remarks are not “Islamophobic” (she didn’t actually say anything about Islam), although they certainly can be taken as racist (it’s unclear, however, that Roseanne knew that Jarrett is black), but one thing Awad said is telling: “Ms. Barr has a First Amendment right to express her views, however Islamophobic or racist, but she does not have a constitutional right to a program on a national television network.”
This echoes statements that Hamas-linked CAIR leaders have made many times. They have a formula they trot out every time: X has a First Amendment right to express his/her views, but he/she does not have a constitutional right to speak at a major university/address law enforcement officials/have a program on a national TV network, etc.
What Hamas-linked CAIR is trying to do is destroy the First Amendment under the guise of upholding it, and create an atmosphere in which everyone it accuses of “Islamophobia” and “racism” – which would include not just those who post intemperate tweets, but those who discuss how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism.
CAIR is a quintessentially authoritarian organization, determined to silence all foes of jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, non-Muslims and others, by tarring them as “Islamophobic” and “racist” and destroying their reputations. And of course the Leftist media eagerly aids and abets them in this.