Angry, Hateful Crowd Protests Muslim Fundraiser for Women’s Shelters (Video)
The Southern California chapter of a Muslim charity called Islamic Circle of North American Relief USA held an event in Orange County (Los Angeles) last month in hopes of raising about $350,000 for “women’s shelters, fighting hunger and homelessness in the area.” So, of course, hundreds of angry, mob-mentality citizens showed up to protest, chanting “go back home” and “Muhammad was a pervert.”
The video, below, shows all too clearly, an irrational, emotional danger percolating in America today.
The danger to such venting of American hatred — displayed here toward families of the islamic faith — is that it is subject to easily, emotionally, violently, suddenly redirecting toward new targets… to the new “them”… other human citizens being true to themselves, others with rights under our constitution… perhaps making you or me “them” and thus a new target.
When will America’s hatred come full force to the other “them?” The Fags, Dykes, Cripples, Diseased, Niggers, Spics, Heebs, Chinks, Ragheads, Artists, …
Whom do you hate America? Because these “identities” are all you.
Does America suffer from self-hatred? An ignorance of who an American is in reality?
Well, one thing is certain, group protests such as this should make us all feel embarrassment for America… feel that we have failed to properly educate our population in the basics of “Civics.” America feels as if it grows more and more ignorant every day… and more reactionary.
Is this the America for which our soldiers have placed their lives on the line? I certainly hope it is not.
Hate comes to Orange County
The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) released a video of a rally organized by anti-Muslim bigots to protest a February 2010 fundraising event held by an American Muslim relief group for relief work and charity in the U.S.
A few hundred protesters showed up to the rally, which was sponsored by groups such as:
- “We Surround Them OC 912” (a local Tea Party group),
- Rabbi David Eliezrie of Chabad – Yorba Linda,
- North Orange County Conservative Coalition,
- ACT! for America, and
- Pamela Geller (whose group “Stop the Islamization of America” has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center).
- Elected officials Congressmen Ed Royce and Gary Miller, and Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly also attended and spoke at the protest rally.
The event — held at Yorba Linda Community Center, a facility that has been frequented by Muslim families and businesses over the years — first became a target of anti-Muslim bigots over two of the fundraiser’s speakers, who were to speak on the importance of charity in Islam.
Initial attempts of some groups to have the Yorba Linda Community Center and the Yorba Linda City Council cancel the fundraising event failed… followed by the protest.
In a statement, CAIR-LA said:
We support the First Amendment right of protest\ors anywhere in America to voice their concerns, dissent, and even hatred. However, when our nation’s foundational values of inclusiveness, pluralism and equality are attacked by some in favor of calls for advocating hate and violence, then all Americans have a responsibility to challenge and expose such bigotry and those who enable it.
As the video shows, the rhetoric of the protesters became increasingly venomous toward the families and children who came to attend the ICNA Relief fundraising dinner. Protesters shouted invective statements such as “Go home terrorist,” “Muhammad is a pervert, Muhammad is a child molester,” “Go home and beat your wife, she needs a good beating” at the event-goers.
Even more disturbing was the participation and encouragement of elected officials in promoting the hateful protest rally. Villa Park Councilwoman, Deborah Pauly, while addressing the crowd at the rally, appeared to threaten Muslim event-goers. Congressman Ed Royce (R-40), in a troubling trend of disparaging Islam and its followers, added fuel to the fire by encouraging protesters to continue on with their hate-mongering. The attendance of Congressman Gary Miller (R-42) was a clear surprise, since he previously has engaged with all constituents, including Muslims, toward a better America.
We strongly urge all elected officials in attendance to distance themselves from such an exhibition of hate and bigotry. We further ask residents and elected officials of Yorba Linda, Orange County and other parts of our nation to speak out against such hateful rhetoric and the continued Islamophobia that plagues our nation.