Lately, I've been on a letter-writing spree to MSM outlets concerning their reliance on organizations like CAIR, although I often think that it's an exercise in futility. Below is a letter that I sent to PBS NewsHour concerning its segment American Muslims feel singled out amid a climate of fear that was broadcast last Friday, December 11. For Northern Virginiastan readers, it's old news, thanks to Always on Watch's reporting.
I am writing in regards to your segment on backlash against Muslims. This is the second "Muslims fear backlash" story that I've heard today (the first was on NPR's Morning Edition). I am sick of the "Muslims fear backlash" stories. They deflect attention from the true victims of Islamic terror attacks and make Muslims the victims. I note that P.J. Trobia visited Dar Al Hijrah mosque near Washington, DC. Did you ever look into this mosque? It has multiple links to terrorism:
* Two of the 9/11 hijackers worshiped at Dar Al Hijrah
* Imam Sheik Shaker Elsayed of Dar al-Hijrah was captured on video advocating armed jihad
* Ahmed Abu Ali, who taught children at the mosque, was sentenced to life for plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush.
* The late Anwar al-Awlaki was an imam at Dar Al Hijrah Mosque. He counseled both Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who carried out the Ft. Hood massacre, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear Bomber." You might recall that al-Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in Yemen.
It always astounds me that mainstream media gives credence to organizations like Dar Al Hijrah. Is it laziness, naivete, or pressure to push out stories?
Anwar al-Awlaki counsels Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear Bomber."