BK blogged As most of you may know, RN, HS and I were verbally attacked this past Saturday by an elderly white couple. When news of the incident reached CAIR National, and furthermore that I, as a CAIR employee was one of the victims, I was told to issue a press release. So here it is. I have issued many press releases in the past, but it definitely felt weird writing one about myself :)
Also, I wanted to hear Don's comments about the incident. As someone who works for CAIR, my job and my efforts solely focus on promoting a positive image of Islam, condemning any violence wrongfully associated with it, and building bridges between mainstream society and Islam.
I have mixed emotions about CAIR. I have seen them doing some very good work, and then I have seen them stand up for some pretty extreme people. It is my assumption that they stand up for Muslims regardless of what they do. If I was a Muslim myself, I would find that good, since I would have someone to protect my rights. As a non Muslim, I would wish they would focus on protecting those that follow true Islam, and that they would speak out against the very small group that have hijacked that honorable faith, and misrepresent what is said in its Holy Book, the Qu'ran.What happened to us was very, very wrong. And if I get the chance to send a message to those who used such harsh and unnecessary words with us, it would simply be this: Shame on you.