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Khaula Hadeed of Hamas-linked CAIR said it was “un-American” to say Islam was a “false religion.”
So apparently now you have to believe that Islam is true in order to be an American.
Certainly there are plenty of Americans who seem to assume that — witness the cancellation of atheist Richard Dawkins last week for criticizing Islam.
“Roy Moore ‘un-American’ for calling Islam a ‘false religion,’ Alabama Muslims say,” by Howard Koplowitz, Al.com, July 25, 2017:
Roy Moore’s remarks last night calling Islam a “false religion” was “un-American” speech, the Alabama chapter of a Muslim civil liberties organization said Tuesday.
The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations also extended an invitation to the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate to visit a mosque following his comments.
Moore made the statement in response to a question at the North Jefferson County Republican Club about concerns that Sharia law could be implemented in the United States.
“False religions like Islam, who teach that ‘you must worship this way,’ are completely opposite with what our First Amendment stands for,” Moore said during a the club’s meeting Monday night at Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ in Gardendale.
Khaula Hadeed, executive director of CAIR-Alabama, released a statement Tuesday afternoon inviting Moore to visit a mosque during his Senate campaign. She cited a verse from the Quran that she said called on the religion’s followers to respond to hurtful acts with kindness.
“Statements that espouse Islamophobia and cast out fellow Alabamians, implying that they do not have the same rights under the law, are unAmerican,” said CAIR-Alabama Executive Director Khaula Hadeed in a statement. “We invite Judge Roy Moore to visit a mosque, meet with Alabamian Muslims, and learn about their Islamic faith and about the Muslim constituents he intends to serve as a representative. As a candidate for Senate, this is perhaps the best time for him to do so.”…