In Defense of the Constitution
News & Analysis
004/07 February 8, 2007
CAIR: Offended by Rubber Duck
On February 7, the "Newsday.com" web site carried a story about college
employee's being fired over a video they posted that insults Islam:
The video, by five student resident hall assistants (RA's), mocked real-life
terrorists by holding a rubber duck, "Pete", as hostage. The five spoke in
exaggerated accents, wore terrorist garb, and were generally insensitive to
How do we know that they were insensitive to Muslim terrorists?
Simple: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) got involved.
In the words of CAIR's spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper: "It's something that
needs to be addressed".
Really? Five students mock Muslim terrorists (We assume they are mocking
Muslims, else why would Hooper get involved?), and this is "something that
needs to be addressed?"
Parroting CAIR's attitude, university provost Joseph Shenker said that
student RA's ".function as role models and as teachers for the other
students."We expect them to be instructing our students on being sensitive
regarding all groups."
There we have it. Student RA's are expected to be sensitive to all groups;
including Muslim terrorists.
Shenker continues: "I think the tape was an insult to the victims and
families involved in hostage situations."
If so, why didn't Newsday.com find a beheading victim to interview?
Would it be because they are all dead at the hands of Muslim terrorists?
As to the families, there were none mentioned in the article. Even so, we
find it very hard to believe that anyone would mind mocking Muslim
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