Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for DemocracyIn response to the infamous Juan Williams firing by NPR, my favorite Muslim writer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is disturbed by the Islamist-appeasing political correctness in this country, as he should be. This coddling of Muslims as if they are fragile and violence-prone imbeciles needs to stop. True “moderate” Muslims like Dr. Jasser need to be supported, while radical front organizations like CAIR need to be investigated and disbanded – why does an organization purporting to represent a mere 1-2 percent of the populace have so much power over American media? Why aren’t decent American patriots like Dr. Jasser given the same kind of airtime?

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Muslims speak out against NPR’s political correctness

While a Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), was instrumental in getting National Public Radio (NPR) to fire Juan Williams, some Muslims are speaking out against succumbing to the censorship of political correctness.

Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, took issue with those who wrap themselves in feel-good sensitivity, while denying the fact that the majority of terrorists are Muslim.

Indeed, the threat is real enough even for Fatah, a liberal Muslim, who looks at women in burkas with skepticism. “I am scared when I see women in burkas, how do I know what is behind that?” Fatah said, noting that many Muslims share his concerns.

“We are victims of these guys. A number of suicide bombers who have attacked have killed people [while] wearing the burka,” Fatah said. “This is the truth, we should be speaking the truth rather than what people expect us to say. “

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told The Daily Caller that though Williams could have been more tactful, his ouster is symptomatic of the problems Americans continue to face when discussing Islam.

“As much as the way he said it was poorly chosen, the era we find ourselves — of political correctness — we are not able to address what this fear is,” Jasser said. “Anybody that starts talking about this fear gets shut down.”

Fatah agreed, saying that he did not believe that anything Williams’ said was terrible enough to lose his job. “I think it is another expression of political correctness. I didn’t find anything that he said that he deserved to be fired,” he told The DC.

According to Jasser, the fact that the vast majority of national security threats emanate from the Muslim world makes Williams’ fear reasonable. Without open discussion, however, those concerns will never be conquered….

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