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Allen West Changing His Tune on Islam?

3 February 2011 Loonwatch.com 7 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Allen West used to be fond of saying Islam is not a religion at all but it now seems he is changing his tune and claiming that he against the “radical jihadist movement” and most surprisingly of all that he “respects Islam.” I don’t believe him at all, it sounds to me like when Geller said she “loves Muslims.” Don’t you love how deceptive these Islamophobes are?

Allen West defends remarks on Islam

By William Gibson

Several religious leaders told South Florida Congressman Allen West on Wednesday they have “deep concern” over his recent comments about a Muslim colleague in Congress and about “your tendency to offer intemperate comments about Islam.”

West immediately replied that he respects Islam, has fought to protect religious freedom and has directed his scorn only at “a radical jihadist movement.”

The flap came over West’s comments at town hall meetings in South Florida and in a recent interview on the “Shalom Show,” a TV program about Jewish life and Israel.

The religious leaders from Jewish, Christian and inter-faith groups wrote a letter to West accusing him of calling U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the “antithesis of the principles on which this country was established” because he is Muslim.

“Regrettably, this is just the latest example of your tendency to offer intemperate comments about Islam,” the letter says. “At a town hall meeting during your campaign, you characterized Islam as America’s enemy and asserted, `Islam is a totalitarian, theocratic political ideology; it is not a religion.’ Such untrue and inflammatory remarks intensify an unsettling trend of anti-Muslim rhetoric and fear in our country. They are also likely to confuse your constituents as to the differences between radical, Islamic extremists and non-violent adherents to Islam.”

The letter was signed by the Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance; Rabbi Jack Moline, director of public policy for The Rabbinical Assembly; Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; and the Rev. J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

In response, West said on Wednesday his comments on Ellison “are not about his Islamic faith but about his continued support of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations.”

“It is the extremist, radical element that has hijacked Islam that presents a dangerous threat to both our country and our allies throughout the world,” West said in a return letter. “This radical jihadist movement has no place in the United States of America or anywhere on earth.”

“The problem is, these fanatics are often supported by certain groups and organizations that masquerade as more peaceful moderates,” West wrote. “Organizations such as CAIR have long histories of supporting violent anti-American and anti-Israel terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

West told the letter-writers he shares their goal to exercise and safeguard religious tolerance.

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7 Comments »

  1. Before he was elected he was very nasty against Islam and Muslims!
    Is every one will seek office should try to get votes through bashing Islam and Muslims. This is not acceptable and condemned by us.
    Allen West bought his political position through hurting the American Muslims especially the decent Muslim Congressman Mr. Keith Allison.
    This new elected congressman Allen West brought shame to the American Congress. My message to Mr. West that he took the wrong side.
    He should of taken the side of the interest of all Americans without discrimination. Surely he built his sworn on the Constitution on discrimination.
    Br. Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout
    Director of AMANA
    The American Muslim Association of North America
    http://www.amanavoice.com

  2. I was told that to be a good politician, one has to know how and when to lie. I would make a terrible politician, because I would not be able to lie. We see the Allen West is very good at being that type of politician as he lying about his defaming comments he’s made against Islam.

    I saw that interview on YouTube. He attacked Congressman Ellison and Islam. He has no respect for either. He’s lying his…..butt off again when he claims to “respect Islam“.

    He adds onto his lies defaming CAIR and its alleged ties to terrorist or hate groups. He’d say the same about any Islamic American group that speaks up for Muslims.

  3. fack you muzzies eat sht and die. get the hel out of my country

  4. are you insane?? cair IS affiliated with hamas period thats a fact you a$$lifters

  5. Hey sand ******, if you don’t like the American way, get you sorry ass back to the shit hole you came from.

  6. Oh, so now you’re gonna censor my words… just like a damn Islamic pig.

  7. Dittos Killshot….bag-and-tag all these sand flies along with bleeding heart liberals that have a fetish for kissing their ass. Get out of my country, or get buried on Some of many U.S.of A Pig farm.

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