Amazon has issued an apology to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a designated Islamic terrorist organization, after the self described “Muslim civil rights” group complained on Thursday to the online retailer about the sale of bathroom and outdoor floor mats that had verses from the Koran written in calligraphy on them.
Within a few days, Amazon caved to CAIR’s requests and removed the mats from their website.
In a statement, CAIR said that they received “complaints about the items, which are offensive to Muslims because the Quranic verses would be stepped on or otherwise disrespected by customers.”
It is worth noting that the products CAIR claimed were offensive were being sold by resellers who are independent agents of Amazon. In other words, CAIR is working to drive independent retailers who sell products Muslims may find offensive out of business, in America.
Since when did the feelings of a UAE-designated Islamic terrorist organization trump the First Amendment rights of Americans?
After finding other items being sold on Amazon that CAIR found offensive, including a toilet seat with a picture of a Koran on it, as well as a towel with a Koran on it, CAIR filed additional complaints to have the items removed.
This is the very definition of fascism. CAIR is now bullying large corporations into removing products simply because they offend Muslims.
Not only did Amazon remove the products, but they also threatened to shut down the accounts of anyone who offends Islam.
Is Amazon also going to remove products that offend Christians and Jews? No. The answer is no.
If you log on Amazon today, you can still buy an ISIS flag, Nazi memorabilia and shirts and hats that say “Fuck Trump“.
Omar Ahmad is the founder of CAIR. He once said,
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
Who gets to decide what is and isn’t offensive on the Internet? Only Muslims?
Following Amazon’s removal of the items, Masih Fouladi, executive director of CAIR’s Washington state chapter, said, “We thank Amazon for its swift action on this issue and hope it sends a message to manufacturers of such inappropriate and offensive items that they will not profit from Islamophobia or any other form of bigotry.”
Amazon headquarters is in Seattle, Washington.
For some odd reason, CAIR seems to be under the impression that Muslims deserve special treatment in America. Despite evidence that the prophet Mohammed was a pedophile who married a 6 year old and encouraged his followers to kill Jews and Christians, officials at CAIR are still hell bent on force feeding Islam down the throats of Americans, and corporations are too quick to give in at the sound of accusations of “Islamophobia”.
Interestingly, nobody ever calls for CAIR to be expelled from the Internet.
CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is listed as a designated terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and has well-documented reported ties to Hamas. Hamas has been classified as a designated terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. CAIR is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation HAMAS terror funding trial in 2008, which is the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history.
When will the people peacefully rise up and say enough is enough?
Instead of working to Islamify the internet, Amazon ought to show a few copies of the US Constitution to CAIR to enforce the point that here in America, we don’t practice Sharia Law. In America, the First Amendment trumps Islamic blasphemy laws.
Laura Loomer is a conservative investigative journalist and activist. Originally from Arizona, Laura began her career working as an undercover journalist for Project Veritas from 2015-2017. She covers politics, anti-Semitism, immigration, terrorism, the Islamification of the West, and voter fraud. Loomer’s investigations have been broadcasted on every major national mainstream media outlet in the United States, as well as many international publications. Support Laura Loomer’s Independent Journalism here: PayPal.me/lauraloomer
Prominent Leftists Sign Letter Deriding Cancel Culture, Now That It is Starting to Affect Them!
They didn’t care much until the mob came for their freedom.
A group of prominent leftist authors, academics, journalists, policy makers and lobbyists have signed onto a letter begging the left-wing mob to stop its relentless assault on freedom of expression.
The letter, which has been published by Harper’s Magazine, was signed by 150 people including Steven Pinker, Fareed Zakaria, Noam Chomsky, J.K. Rowling, David Frum, Margaret Atwood, and Salman Rushdie. It pleads with the mob to stop their common practice of destroying anyone with whom they disagree.
“Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts,” the letter reads, showing that the leftists continue to pay lip service to the overall aims of the marxist mob.
However, the authors complain about an “intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity.”
“The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides,” they wrote.
The authors claim that the Left is becoming like the Right in its hostility against the marketplace of ideas. They wrote that “censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.”
“More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes,” they wrote.
“Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal. We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement,” they added.
The authors concluded their letter with a call for the mob to respect liberal values and reject witch hunting meant to quell free speech.
“We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us,” they wrote.
These people have no power https://t.co/yoBBiPnY3Z
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) July 7, 2020
However, these leftists are too little too late with their effort because the mob has grown too powerful. Most of these individuals were silent when their political opposition was being targeted by the mob. Because they lacked the courage to stand up for freedom when it could have mattered, they have the well-earned misfortune of being cannibalized by the mob as well.
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