CAIR & friends: Panelists Discuss Charlie Hebdo Attack and Freedom of Speech – and decide against it

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WASHINGTON–Although the First Amendment grants Americans the freedom to say what they want, some things may be better left unsaid, a panelist in a discussion about reaction to the bloody attack at Charlie Hebdo headquarters said Thursday.

“The question isn’t can we? The question is should we?” Dalia Mogahed, former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and adviser to the White House on issues related to Islam, said at the National Press Club…

…Mogahed said the French cartoon of the prophet does not offend her as a Muslim. “I’m simply disgusted as an American,” she said.

She views the cartoon in the same light as old cartoons of African Americans. “I just wish the French would hurry up and join the rest of the world,” Mogahed said…

…Other panelists were Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, James Le Sueur, a professor at the University of Nebraska and Radwan Masmoudi, the founding president of the CSID.

If you haven’t had your daily of CAIR, you can watch their video (I have not, it is 17 minutes long).

  • Kathy Nelson

    “…Mogahed said the French cartoon of the prophet does not offend her as a
    Muslim. “I’m simply disgusted as an American,” she said.”

    There is no such thing as a good muslim American. This she-creature is an islamic, not an American and condones the vile acts of islamic butchers while trying to stifle the freedom of speech so valued by real Americans. I hope this woman-thing is on DHS’s terrorist watch list.

    • Exile1981

      Doubtful, more likely she is an adviser to the DHS so as to not upset muslim sensibilities.

  • I’m going to stoop low and I don’t even feel bad about it. This thing that hates freedom (but isn’t hustling back to Egypt for some reason)? That’s a man, baby!

    • Exile1981

      it certainly doesn’t look very womanly, I think it wraps that head scarf around it’s neck to hide the adams apple.

  • Oh, and here s/he is disrespecting the American flag. Since you’re so keen on not offending people how about you stop using the Stars and Stripes as a rag and take it off your photoshopped head? That’s not how the flag is treated, you offensive beast.

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      Worth mentioning as well is that her last name ‘Mogahed’ is the Egyptian spin on the Arabic word ‘mujahid/mujaheed’ (‘Holy Warrior’).


  • roccolore

    Ku Klux Kair supports the blasphemy laws.

  • RevnantDream

    They think we are all Kerry’s

  • pdxnag

    If these are things that the Saudi’s chop the head of people for then that surely must mean that we must urgently speak on the matter. The alternative is like saying people should shut up about Hitler and his Islamo-Fascist allies slaughtering millions of Jews, at the time they were doing it AND any time thereafter.

    The evil ones doing evil things will of course say shut up (for your own good).

    Obama sure has fine allies in his war on freedom.

  • bob e

    i can’t stomach this .. this is what we have after 9/11 .. ??
    not in my lifetime .. i pledged myself to my country, long ago ..

  • anotherjoeblogs

    I am not fooled – that man Awad is a bald faced liar and it is a comb over.

  • “The question isn’t can we? The question is should we?”

    To call this disingenuous is to be very flattering. If you don’t wanna do it then don’t.