Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Gleanings for May 31, 2005

Daniel Pipes discovers the Muslim American Society - Daniel Pipes has directed most of his attention to CAIR, no doubt because CAIR has made him one of the prime targets of its attacks (the other being Steven Emerson). Consequently, the Muslim American Society has not been in his sights, although he has written that if he had enough time, he'd investigate other Muslim organizations. He comments in the May 25 entry The Muslim American Society's Goals in his weblog:

"Those of us who watch the growth of radical Islam in the United States tend to focus on the noisy organizations like CAIR, MPAC, and ISNA. The Muslim American Society, which claims 53 chapters and 10,000 members, tends to go about its work quietly; it is none the less dangerous – and perhaps more so – for that."

Will wonders ever cease? NPR has long been one of my pet peeves. The last straw was WETA's dropping its classical music programming. From Dr. Pipes's May 23 entry MSM Criticizes CAIR, CAIR Brazens It Out in his weblog, NPR's Day to Day program reported on how CAIR uses any incident to inflate the number of hate crimes against Muslims. Pipes noted that Day to Day is broadcast at 4 am, but here in DC, WETA broadcasts Day to Day at Noon weekdays.

Wash Times article on ISA - Readers from Springfield notified Northern Virginiastan via Email about the article Critics want probe of Alexandria Islamic school, which was published in the May 29, 2005 edition of the Washington Times. Thanks, friends!

Planned updates include ICE Ice Baby (which has nothing to do with Vanilla Ice), DC native Dave Chapelle's "crisis" about reconciling his TV show's humor with his newfound Islamic faith, and Jihad Watch's bringing our article Fundraising for the HAMAS Fundraiser to a broader audience.

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