Sunday, July 27, 2008

A note on the bombings in India and CAIR

A reader at Powerline has sent this interesting information along. I submit it for your edification. Oh, and by the way, CAIR sucks. You can listen to them crow about their success in getting their opponent banned in this press release. Who else has their fingerprints all over the visa denial? Freaking John Conyers out of DETROIT whose district includes America's largest Arab-American population.

Thanks for covering the bombing in Ahmadabad, India. That is my home town – I grew up there and one of the hospital bombed was where I did my internship. The bombing locations are also close to where I grew up.

You mentioned Narendra Modi – who is the chief minister of Gujarat State where the bombings occurred. He was re elected recently with almost 80 percent of the vote in the state. He is extremely respected in the state – he is a simple man without any corruption or skeletons.

The U.S. has refused to give him visa for a visit for several years now, because of the riots in that state in 2001-2002. These riots started because the Muslims burned a train full of Hindus returning from pilgrimage, including women and children. Modi was blamed for not stopping the revenge riots.

Now, CAIR has lodged its objection to granting a visa to Mr. Modi. It has also pressured various organizations to rescind their invitations to Mr. Modi to speak. Under pressure by these Muslim groups, the U.S. has refused to grant Mr. Modi a visa, even though he is an elected Chief Minister of a major state in India and has been invited by multiple organizations to come to the U.S. and give speeches.

They hit the city of Banglore yesterday and another city (Jodhpur, I believe) a few days ago. The Muslim Jihadists have now declared a war against India. The fact is, terrorism is alive and well in the other parts of the world, almost all of it by Muslims. If this fact is covered more maybe Americans will wake up.

The International Business Times has posted a brief news story noting CAIR's letter to Secretary Rice supporting the denial of a visa to Modi, and there is a little more information on the issue here.