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C.A.I.R. Runs Ad On Times Square Super Screen: “I Am Muslim, I Am American”

Posted by avideditor on January 3, 2010

C.A.I.R. Runs Ad On Times Square Super Screen: “I Am Muslim, I Am American”: “

I’m sure many of you saw the headline at Drudge yesterday that showed the people in Times Square being checked at security points before the big New Year’s celebration…you might not have noticed a 15 second advertisement running on the big CBS projection screen at the same time…right there in Times Square…right in the heart of New York City….right near the heart of Ground Zero. From the announcement at CAIR’s website (no, I won’t link to the trash but have the full excerpt below):

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization announced today that its new public service announcement (PSA), called ‘I am Muslim, I am American,’ began airing this morning on the CBS Super Screen in New York City’s Times Square.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said its New York chapter (CAIR-NY) produced the 15-second PSA, which will air every hour for 18 hours each day through January 16, 2010, on the 26-foot by 20-foot full-motion screen. More than one million people pass through Times Square each day.
CAIR-NY’s PSA features an American Muslim NYPD sergeant, as well as a Muslim Little League all-star, a human rights activist, a doctoral candidate, and an attorney. It begins with the statement, ‘Building Community, Serving Country.’ Viewers are encouraged to visit CAIR’s web site.

So, for those of us who will NEVER forget how radical islamic terrorists attacked the twin towers in New York City, we get to look forward to Eric Holder holding the KSM trials right there in the backyard of Ground Zero….and now, in a perfect example of jihadi ‘in your face’ taunting, the corrupt terrorist organization, C.A.I.R. (Council on American Islamic Relations) is running an advertisement showing a muslim NYPD officer. Yeah, that’s cool huh? Let the memories of fallen NYPD and NYFD be mocked each and every day by this advertisement.

We often see the tauntings of islamic madmen from around the world – the number of times that Iran’s Ahmadinejad has goaded the United States are nearly countless, but now we see this same taunting right here on our own soil. And whatever you do, don’t miss the point here. CAIR is simply saying this:

‘We are islamic terrorists, in your midst America, and we are using your laws and your traditions to cloak us in protection.’

I wonder, does CBS know that some of us aren’t very happy about this advertisement?

CAIR: NY Muslims Featured in ‘I am American’ Times Square Ad


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/22/09) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization announced today that its new public service announcement (PSA), called ‘I am Muslim, I am American,’ began airing this morning on the CBS Super Screen in New York City’s Times Square.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said its New York chapter (CAIR-NY) produced the 15-second PSA, which will air every hour for 18 hours each day through January 16, 2010, on the 26-foot by 20-foot full-motion screen. More than one million people pass through Times Square each day.

CAIR-NY’s PSA features an American Muslim NYPD sergeant, as well as a Muslim Little League all-star, a human rights activist, a doctoral candidate, and an attorney. It begins with the statement, ‘Building Community, Serving Country.’ Viewers are encouraged to visit CAIR’s web site.

To view the PSA, go to:http://www.cair.com/ny

‘This public service advertisement features ordinary American Muslims whose everyday lives are dedicated to building community and serving country,’ said CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali. ‘This initiative is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that a fair and accurate portrayal of Islam and Muslims is presented to the American public.’

Ali added that the PSA will air during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, when up to one million people turn out to watch the ball drop at midnight.

‘We hope that the millions of people from around the nation and the world who view this public service announcement will return home with enhanced understanding of Islam and the American Muslim community,’ said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. ‘Our PSA shows that American Muslims are a vital part of our nation’s social and religious fabric.’

Awad noted that a 2007 study by the Pew Research Center described American Muslims as ‘middle class’ and ‘mainstream.’ The first-ever nationwide study said American Muslims are ‘largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.’

SEE: Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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