According to CAIR:
...some post-Sept. 11 policy initiatives -- including the "infamous" Patriot Act, as the group described the law in announcing the report on its Web site -- have unfairly focused on Muslims. "Muslims take the brunt of it," Hooper said.I'd agree that it was unfair if Christians, Jews and other religious groups were participating equally in global terrorism. But try as I might, I can't find a single instance in recent years where someone other than a Muslim engaged in mass murder in the name of his religion. So Hooper, go hump somebody else's leg.
The article closes with this:
In an effort to combat ignorance about the faith, CAIR began offering free copies of the Koran and copies of a PBS documentary about the prophet Muhammad earlier this year after deadly rioting about the Danish cartoon controversy. The group said that 30,000 copies of the Koran and 14,500 copies of the documentary have been requested.That's not "combating ignorance", that's proselytizing. Hmmm...d'ya think that maybe some of those 30,000 people read the Koran, got the crap scared out of them, and started harassing Muslims?
Just so we're clear...I'm not defending anyone who'd harm, harass or otherwise molest someone on the basis of his or her religion. But how many of these cases of "harassment" in CAIR's litany of woe are legitimate law enforcement activities looking into people of interest?
Update 18 Sep. @ 19:20: I just read through all the comments posted to this article, and in another monkeys flying out my butt moment, not one of them sympathetic to CAIR's complaints.