Friday, March 10, 2006

The Council on American-Islamic Relations 

Power Line has a link-rich post this morning summarizing the work of Daniel Pipes and others who have documented the dubious pronouncements and affiliations of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Some of it is fairly thin gruel -- I'm not sure what to make of the charge that CAIR "discourages Americans from improving their counterterrorism skills" -- but it is important to read nonetheless. The mainstream media constantly calls upon CAIR to declaim on the American umma and other matters, so you have to know who they really are.

In related news, my post excerpting the opening chapter of Oriana Fallaci's new book -- which post was linked throughout the righty 'sphere -- seems to have raised The Force of Reason to #51 on Amazon yesterday. We'll trust that the brilliant Ms. Fallaci and her publishers will agree that my appropriation of a thousand or so of her words was "fair use."


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