Seriously, where does one even begin with this? During an appearance on Iran’s Press TV, two representatives from CAIR-NY – one in particular – likened the treatment of Muslims in the United States today to how Jews were treated in Nazi Germany.
Two officials representing the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter (CAIR-NY) turned to an Iranian television station this week in order to propagate the dangerous and oft-repeated narrative that the U.S. is at war with Islam and hostile to Muslims.
The narrative—said to be one of the most potent tools in recruiting Muslims to violent jihad—was first put forth by CAIR-NY head Zead Ramadan in an interview Monday with Iranian state-controlled Press TV. During the discussion, Ramadan compared the situation of Muslims in America to that of Jews under Nazi rule.
“In Nazi Germany, they targeted the minority, the Jewish minority,” Ramadan told Press TV by phone. “I don’t think we will ever get there, but I don’t think we should allow the road to continue to be built towards that direction because the comments that are being made against Muslims are very eerily echoing the comments that were being made against Jews by Nazis.”
The steady increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric can largely be blamed upon “election season” in general Ramadan said, but in particular, Republicans should be seen as the primary offender.
“[W]henever you think that America, the land of the free, is going to grow up and go beyond it [racism], more intolerant, extremist voices come out,” Ramadan lamented. “And the easiest target, the minority, the easiest target has been the Muslim people.
That would be like David Duke claiming that white supremacists are being treated like slaves.
Lost on these two CAIR representative is the fact that their umbrella group – the Muslim Brotherhood – selected a leader after WWII, in 1946, that aligned with Hitler against the Jews during WWII.
The last time we checked, neither CAIR nor the Muslim Brotherhood has denounced Haj Amin al-Husseini.
Moreover, in the 1930’s, the Jews weren’t welcome anywhere. They had no homeland. Conversely, there are plenty of Muslim countries available for Muslims to live in today. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood is running Egypt right now. If CAIR thinks Muslims are persecuted in the United States, perhaps Egypt would represent a sufficient ‘promised land.’
Here is audio of Ramadan’s full comments on this subject, via MEMRI:
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids