A Fan Writes (and I Reply)

A fan, presumably cross about this, writes:

Aren't you a little embarrassed to be connected to an organization that is defending CAIR?

You've got to be. You're a smart man.

If you are afraid to speak up about the Islamic influence on our society, then you have submitted and are already a Muslim. Do you really, in your heart, want this country to become Islamic? (Even 1% Islamic?) Would that be a good thing for your children? How on earth do you rationalize defending such a people!!

Michael Savage is a great man, and loved by millions! He is dead on about the Muslims.

Don't think that you can remain an advocate of EFF, and emerge unscathed when the tide finally turns against CAIR. Doesn't your reputation among people who know you, concern you at all?

Please consider withdrawing your support for EFF.

Remember:

In 2007 Islam and Judaism's holiest holidays overlapped for 10 days. Muslims racked up 397 dead bodies in 94 terror attacks across 10 countries during this time… while Jews worked on their 159th Nobel Prize.

Many who love you are dying inside from sadness, because of what you are doing.

signed, a friend

I replied:

You are defending racist and bigot Michael Savage?

The man trying to trash the First Amendment while relying on it (justly) to protect him from charges of hate speech?

And you expect me to be embarrassed?

The first amendment protects everyone. Including you.

And yes, my children are better off in a multi-cultural society — it will help prepare them to deal with the world as it is.

I am on EFF's Advisory Board, and, yes, I'm rather proud of it.

Incidentally, estimates of the number of Muslims in the USA appear to vary enormously, from 1.1 million practicing Muslims on the low end (about 1/3 of 1%), to 2.2 on the more serious of the high end, to estimated numbers as high as 7 or 8 million (well over 2%) that appear to have been calculated with less precision and seek to include the non-practicing as well as those attending Mosque. (CAIR's high number is among those I'm dubious of.)

And finally, for the avoidance of doubt, I know fairly little about CAIR and thus don't have a view of it as an organization. I do think I know something about fair use in copyright law, and I certainly do have strong views about bullies who try to abuse copyright law to silence their critics.

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8 Responses to A Fan Writes (and I Reply)

  1. Ned Allen says:

    EFF defending CAIR is as nutty as when the ACLU defended the Nazis in Skokie, IL. So liberalism is a mental disorder, what else is new. When they come for the Jews let those in the EFF go to the front. They have a death wish. EFF is terribly misguided, but I guess they would have defended Hitler too.

  2. Mojo says:

    you have submitted and are already a Muslim
    I thought you were starting to sound all Muslimy and stuff. You keep supporting the same principles that motivate the Jihadists – free speech, individual rights, secular rule and, above all, ICANN governance.

  3. A lot of people who believe in USA#1 think of American influence as unidirectional. Even a lot of leftists think we have to curtail our influence on other parts of the world in order to protect the world from our overbearing influence. Most of these people don’t take note of the fact that other cultures influence us just as much. In the 1980’s we started making smaller automobiles only after Japan had success selling them here. Everybody owns Sony products. China is the single largest holder of US Government bonds. When I think about the threat corporate influence poses to American democracy, I’m often reminded of the Japanese Zaibatsu.

    The percentage of Americans who think Iraq had anything to do with 911 has increased the more evidence becomes available to the contrary. There were no Iraqi hijackers on 911: there were mostly Saudis, the Bush family’s best royal friends. We overthrew Iran’s first democratically-elected government. We trained al Qaeda to fight the Soviets.

    For those who are paranoid about middle-eastern terrorism: the US has 20,000 gun homocides each year. Compare this number to the number of “Coalition” (i.e., 140,000 Americans and 2 Serbians) forces killed in Iraq and ask yourself whether our “Homeland” resembles a war zone. 40,000 highway deaths each year and effective mass transit isn’t a national security priority?

    Get a grip, folks.

    Boycott the two-party system, it functions like a Soviet one-party system. Vote for yourself in the general elections – think of it as a “no confidence” vote.

  4. true_Liberal says:

    Comparing the Michaels, Froomkin and Savage (Wiener) is an interesting tale of two American Jews. It is interesting how history repeats itself, and I’m thinking about the thirties and forties with Germany at the early stages of Hitler’s rise to power. Some American Jews turned a blind eye, advocated appeasement, and were in denial about what antisemitism can drive a people to do. The others spoke out, and enlisted in the US military. Both of my grandfathers did the latter. I pity the shame of the grandchildren of those who did the former.

  5. michael says:

    I’ve written about my grandmother, and what I think her experience teaches us about current times, in one of the first posts on this blog. It’s called Rose Burawoy, Political Scientist.

  6. rob says:

    I get really sick of people who purposely conflate defending someone’s OPINION with defending that person’s RIGHT TO VOICE their opinion.

    “I disagree with what you say but will defend to my death your right to say it.”

    Ever heard that?

  7. true_Liberal says:

    The problem is denial of the islamo-fascist threat, such that one becomes convinced it is an imaginary boogey man concocted by Bush to enslave us. In Germany, it is now a crime to deny the holocaust, give a nazi salute, and otherwise promote nazism. In a sense, this is thought policing. But nazism and the holocaust were real.

    Israel now faces annihilation from islamo-fascisim from Iran, your beloved England is on its way to Londinistan, and french “youths” riot quarterly and the academic world won’t even admit these “youths” are muslim. Here in the US, CAIR wages battle against free speech and spreads propaganda aiming to sugar coat world islamo-fascism.

    Choose a side before its too late. If your children are never allowed to see Israel they may never forgive you for it.

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