The NJ chapter of CAIR. is up in arms over a editorial by the president of the NJ Associated Press, Art Hall. Mr Hall has stated that Islam is a the greatest internal threat that we have ever seen and that we need to develop the will to fight back. The NJ chapter of CAIR is the same chapter that has claimed that many Muslims will see the Fort Dix convictions as a case of entrapment.
CAIR-NJ seeks 'clarification' of apparent call for exclusion of Muslims
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire
The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called for a "clarification" from the president of the New Jersey Press Association, who wrote in an editorial that he believes Islam is an "internal" threat to the United States and seemed to support the exclusion of Muslims from American society.
In his editorial, headlined "Keep the Muslims Out?" and published in the Cape May County Herald, Art Hall wrote: "The internal-external threat is like no other we have ever faced. It is from Islam. While Christianity preaches peace, the Quran preaches conquest by force of arms... We were and are both a democratic and Christian nation in our fundamental structure. If we desire for America to remain thus, we must first recognize the current threats, and then develop the will to stand against those who are undermining them, those who detest what we cherish."
Hall, who is publisher of the Cape May County Herald, also seemed to support the views of one of Europe's leading anti-Muslim ideologues, Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Wilders has called for banning the Quran, Islam's revealed text, in the Netherlands. Wilders has been quoted as saying: "I've had enough of Islam in the Netherlands; let not one more Muslim immigrate... I've had enough of the Quran in the Netherlands: Forbid that fascist book."
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"In his editorial, Mr. Hall labels Islam and American Muslims as an 'internal' threat, seems to indicate that America is an exclusively 'Christian' nation and promotes the intolerant views of one of Europe's leading Islamophobes," said CAIR-NJ Public Relations Director Afsheen Shamsi. "As someone who holds responsible positions as both a newspaper publisher and head of the New Jersey Press Association, Mr. Hall should offer a clarification of these disturbing remarks and a right of reply for the American Muslim community."
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