You can take an Islamist out of CAIR, but you can’t take the CAIR out of the Islamist. And if you put an ex-CAIR member on a so-called “human rights commission” you can be sure that the rights of most humans will be in danger of sharia law, as proven in this story below. Check out the byline too – the ACLU doesn’t have a problem with Capitol Hill becoming a mosque every Friday, but do in Jacksonville?
Group Says Practice Violates Establishment Clause Of Constitution
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor John Peyton and City Council President Richard Clark asking that the city stop opening council sessions with sectarian prayer.
According to ACLU attorneys, the practice divides the community along religious lines and violates the establishment clause of the constitution. The issue arose when Dr. Parvez Ahmed, a Muslim, was nominated to the Human Rights Commission earlier this year. Councilman Don Redman and Ahmed had an exchange about prayer at one of the meetings that became widely controversial.
According to the ACLU, that issue has caused a number of complaints over Christian-themed prayer to start council meetings.ACLU attorneys said if the City Council does not stop the practice in the next 30 days, it will file a lawsuit.
“The practice that the city is doing right now basically says Christianity is the faith that people in Jacksonville should be practicing,” said Benetta Standly, of the ACLU. “We want the city to really respect the diversity of all the people in the city.”
“We’ve got a 19-member body, all of whom are Christians,” Clark said in a phone interview. “I think a prayer is very appropriate, and I plan on continuing that practice. My hope is that (Councilman) Jack Webb in the next council year as president continues to practice. I think it’s certainly something we should do to ask to have a higher power look out after us a little more as we make these decisions for the city.”
Clark said the council is not forcing a Christian prayer on anyone, adding that just happens to be the makeup of the council. He said prayers would also be accepted, for instance, from a Jewish Rabbi or a Muslim.
The ACLU said it would be accepting if the council decided to have a rotating prayer schedule at each meeting, such as having a Muslim prayer one week, a Buddhist prayer the next week and a Christian prayer the week after that, for instance.
So the ex-CAIR flack is teaming with his pals at the ACLU (which seemingly has a division dedicated to CAIR lawsuits) to force Islamic prayers in an all-Christian body or no prayers at all. Jacksonville dhimmis haven’t seen anything yet but are probably starting to regret allowing the “Master of Deception” into their ranks.