CAIR has gotten better at camouflaging what it is, and it’s gained enormous political influence, but every now and then it sets out to remind you that it’s the arm of a Jihadist operation whose allegiance is to the enemies of this country.
This is one of those times.
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro named a future landing helicopter assault ship after the first and second Battle of Fallujah, the Navy announced Tuesday.
LHA-9, an America-class amphibious assault ship, will be called USS Fallujah, the Navy said in a news release. Del Toro announced the name at a promotion ceremony for Private 1st Class Chesty, the Marine Corps bulldog mascot.
“The name selection follows the tradition of naming amphibious ships after the U.S. Marine Corps battles, early U.S. sailing ships or legacy names of earlier carriers from World War II,” Del Toro said during the announcement. “It is an honor for me for our nation to memorialize the Marines, the soldiers and coalition forces that fought valiantly and those who sacrificed their lives during both battles of Fallujah.”
The two battles of Fallujah were fought in 2004 during the Iraq War. The first, occurring in April, was an effort to kill or capture insurgents thought to be responsible for the deaths of four U.S. contractors. The second, in November and December, was a U.S. attempt to retake control of Fallujah, according to the Navy announcement.
I’m not a fan of Del Toro, but this is the right thing to do. According to everyone. Except our enemies.
Speaking of our enemies, CAIR objects.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the U.S. Navy to change the name of the future America-class amphibious assault ship “USS Fallujah.”
“Just as our nation would never name a ship the ‘USS Abu Ghraib,’ the Navy should not name a vessel after notorious battles in Fallujah that left hundreds of civilians dead, and countless children suffering from birth defects for years afterward,” said CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. “There must be a better name for this ship – one that does not evoke horrific scenes from an illegal and unjust war.”
In 2021, CAIR called on major console companies, including Microsoft (X Box) and Sony (PlayStation) and Valve not to host or digitally distribute the video game “Six Days in Fallujah.”
Losers rarely like to be reminded of losing battles.
In Fallujah, the United States was fighting a number of Sunni Jihadis (CAIR is a Sunni operation linked to the Muslim Brotherhood), some that would become part of ISIS.
The Muslim Brotherhood endorsed the “resistance”.
The Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, issued a fatwa declaring that, “Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs.”
CAIR isn’t concerned about “civilian casualties” in Iraq. Qaradawi had complained about Saudi attempts to tamp down support for terrorism, “It is unfortunate to hear that the grand imam has said it was not permissible to kill civilians in any country or state, even in Israel.”
And what’s CAIR’s view of Qaradawi?
Nihad Awad, founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), described Qaradawi as “The most influential contemporary Muslim scholar.”
CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter headed by former Women’s March board member Zahra Billoo, mourned him calling Qaradawi’s passing “the end of an era in contemporary Islam.”
The Bund probably wouldn’t have favored ships named after battles in which the Nazis lost. CAIR doesn’t like to have its nose rubbed in Fallujah.
While the Iraq War was a waste of resources, we ought to remember Fallujah because the day will come when we may be refighting it in this country.
“Under extraordinary odds, the Marines prevailed against a determined enemy who enjoyed all the advantages of defending in an urban area,” Berger said in the statement. “The Battle of Fallujah is, and will remain, imprinted in the minds of all Marines and serves as a reminder to our Nation, and its foes, why our Marines call themselves the world’s finest.”
Let’s take a moment to remember how Fallujah began. And consider how history has a way of repeating itself.
Exactly how the contractors’ convoy was stopped probably never will be clear. Some reports suggested it had made the fatal mistake of hitting the brakes when armed men blocked the path, rather than flooring the accelerator in the hope of barging through. Others suggested the occupants already had been killed by gunshots before their cars even ground to a halt.
Given what happened next, their grieving families probably hope profoundly that it was the latter. In an act of savagery shocking even by the blood-soaked standards of Iraq’s worst trouble spot, the bodies of the four men inside the vehicles were beaten, burned, hacked at and then dragged through the streets of Fallujah.
In what turned into a macabre and murderous town fete, locals cheered as one corpse was attached to a car tow rope and pulled triumphantly up and down the main road in full view of a camera crew.
But there was worse to come: As a crowning glory for the insurgent gunmen, the remains of two charred and mangled corpses were hung from a green iron bridge across the Euphrates River.
“The people of Fallujah hanged some of the bodies on the old bridge like slaughtered sheep,” resident Abdul Aziz Mohammed said gleefully.
It wouldn’t surprise me too much if Abdul is living in Dearborn these days.