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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

CAIRing about Jack Bauer

One would think American Muslims would jump at the chance to defend their country in helping to defeat extremists. One; to magnify the fact that they, like other Americans just want a good life for themselves and their families and two; to help wipe the extremist scourge from the face of the earth. American Muslims stand to lose just as much freedom as the rest of us from this oddball threat.

For some reason this is not the case. M. Zuhdi Jasser, chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander writing at NRO, sees the same tired American Muslim organizations coming out against the show 24.

According to Jasser:

“It’s time for hundreds of thousands of Muslims to be not only private but public in their outrage — and to commit themselves to specific, verbal engagement of the militants and their Islamism. We, as American Muslims, should be training and encouraging our Muslim-community youth to become the future Jack Bauers of America.”

I cannot fathom that American Muslims do not admire the country in which they live as much as the next American. What stepping up and speaking out would entail for a Muslim American I do not know, but it is the participation of these Americans that could have a profound effect in defeating extremism.

Read “Why Do They CAIR about Jack Bauer?

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