Yesterday, I posted about soon-to-be ex-Representative Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) disgusting tribute to CAIR on the floor of Congress. Today, another ex-Senator, Russ Feingold (D-WI) jumps to the defense of Muslims in America whom he claims are suffering from post-9/11 ‘Islamophobia.’
Inside Islam Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold is known for taking on monumental challenges. In 2001 he was the only senator to vote against thePatriot Act. These days, Feingold has turned his attention to another cause—US foreign policy. At a talk in Madison, Wisconsin, about his new book, While America Sleeps, Feingold argued for increased American engagement with the rest of the world. He said 9/11 highlighted the importance of engaging and understanding the rest of the world, and criticized Democrats and Republicans alike for failing to heed the message.
In making his case, Feingold, a Liberal Jewish-American (aka Judenrat, Jewish traitor), did not lose sight of domestic issues, pointing out the impact 9/11 had on the lives of Muslim Americans. He likened the situation to Japanese internment during World War II. (Sorry, Russ, Muslims were not put into internment camps, though they should have been…unlike the Japanese)
In the last couple of years, there have been a number of incidents where people have used the issue of alleged Muslim extremism (Alleged? How about the dozens of averted (by law enforcement) Muslim terror attacks? The Fort Dix Six? The Christmas Day and Times Square bombers, to name a few? And the real one -The Fort Hood Massacre)in this country to justify things like outlawing amosque in Southern Manhattan, the burning of Qur’ans and most despicably, hearings held by Peter King in Washington specifically focusing on ‘so-called’ Muslim terrorism, as opposed to the terrorism phenomenon in general. (The only thing despicable is you, Feinberg, pretending that virtually all terrorism today is not Islamic)
Feingold bemoaned the fact that the post-9/11 era has made Muslims feel like second-class citizens in their own country. (Gee, Russ, very few Muslims consider themselves Americans first. In fact, Islam doesn’t allow them to)
Their hope is that they can once again someday feel like they’re not strangers in their own country. (They can, when they return to one of their 57 Muslim countries around the world) Naturally, it must be very frustrating for Muslims to have their religion characterized in a way that is essentially wrong. (Only if you consider the truth to be wrong)Islam is not a religion of the kind that’s described by the political opportunists in this country.(Please! Tell us you aren’t buying that crap about a religion of peace. You are? Moron)
Feingold also argued against the characterization of Islamic values as contrary to democratic values. (Any Islamic scholar can quote you chapter and verse how Islamic law is nothing like democratic law) He recounted his experience meeting with the Madison-area Muslim community after 9/11, but long before the Arab Spring.
The thing that really angered them was that we spoke of the virtues of democracy and human rights and women’s rights, and yet we supported despots throughout the Islamic world who did just the opposite. … Even though it’s not specifically about the religious element, it’s a very significant thing in terms of the way American Muslims and Arabs think about our international policy. (Nobody cares what Muslims and Arabs think of our international policy. If they don’t like it, they can leave. And most of us wish they would. You can go with them, Russ. As a Jew, you might finally have your eyes opened as to why Muslims are not welcome in the civilized world.)