California Lawmakers Celebrate Muslim Appreciation Month

 In California, NATIONAL

I think it’s been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.

P. J. O’Rourke

In one of the most contemptible acts of the year, the California Legislature passed a House Resolution to create and celebrate “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month,” while at the same time passing legislation to strike down religious freedoms for Christians.

Yes, this is what California has become under leftist Democrats.

Tarnished Golden State

California has an undeserved reputation for tolerance and diversity. The way it really works in the tarnished Golden State is tolerance is extended only to radical leftists, simpleminded liberal college students, Hollywood halfwits, or liberals with lots of money. Everyone else is relegated to the dispensable pile, which explains the mass exodus of businesses and working class taxpayers to more business-friendly, decent states.

But there is one group California is rolling out the red carpet for: Muslims.

Assemblyman Bill Quirk, a pinhead Democrat from South San Francisco, authored HR-59, “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” It was reported that Assemblyman Quirk was approached to author the bill by a Sacramento Muslim activist with CAIR. Naturally Quirk said yes. – it would definitely bolster his liberal street cred with his Berkeley Alumni Association.

Even more astounding is the legislation was passed “with bipartisan support” in the Assembly Rules Committee. In California, “bipartisan support” means Republicans cave in.

What is CAIR?

Created by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is a notorious Islamic Supremacist group in the United States that masquerades as a civil rights organization. CAIR pioneered 20th century Islamic terrorism and sanctions violence against civilians.

CAIR is also an Islamic lobby group. In the United States CAIR has close links to American funders of Hamas, as revealed in the Holy Land Foundation case, convicted of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization.  CAIR was listed among organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood’s American network.

We know not all Muslims are terrorists, but all Islamic terrorist are Muslims. And very few practicing Muslims have denounced Islamic terrorism. I can think of one – most are mum on the subject.

Muslims “Harrassed”

Apparently, the “harassment” of Muslims is more important to Assemblyman Quirk than the murders of Americans. “Unfortunately, the Muslim community has been, and continues to be, the target of harassment, discrimination and assaults,” Assemblyman Quirk told NBC news. “It is appropriate to acknowledge and promote awareness of the myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country, and extend to them the respect and camaraderie every American deserves.”

Yet while praising the contributions of Muslims to American society, Quirk failed to mention a single contribution. Perhaps the ISIS video titled “Kill Them Wherever You Find Them,” featuring the November 13th Paris attackers can be chalked up as one. I have yet to find such a video by Methodists, Presbyterians or Buddhists.

The Assemblyman wants to extend Muslims respect only months after the San Bernardino Islamic terrorist attack by two radicalized Islamic terrorists.

Religious Freedoms, My Arse!

Speaking of religious freedoms, Muslim Appreciation Month was passed by the California Legislature at the same time other pinhead Democrats have been pushing two bills seeking to eliminate religious rights for Christians. SB 1146, by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Los Angeles, would have eliminated the current religious exemption for faith-based colleges and universities, from having to adhere to California’s insane sexual identity and transgender policies. Lara, a radical gay activist, has made it his mission to push the gender revolution and homosexual agenda boundaries as far as possible in California. Despite claims of inclusiveness, the LGBT movement is not about individual liberty, but collective tyranny, as evidenced by these bills.

However, Lara received outraged pushback, and had to amend SB 1146.

Under the amended version of the bill, universities and colleges that receive financial assistance from the state, or enroll students with Cal Grants, may continue to enforce “rules of moral conduct” concerning sexuality, but only “if the rules are uniformly applicable to all students regardless of the student’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” “Married” student housing must be made available to “both married opposite-sex and married same-sex couples.” Clearly SB 1146 is a violation of equal protection rights of religious institutions, even as amended. Expect Senator Lara to come back next year with a bill to nullify his amendment and finish off these religious exemptions for good.

SB 524, also by Sen. Ricardo Lara, a gut and amend bill, targets Christian boarding schools and Christian residential treatment programs, to force them into a government group home structure under the state’s Community Care Licensing. We know how well California manages its group homes and foster children… Many of these Christian residential treatment programs help minors and young adults who have been victims of human trafficking.  SB 524 puts these programs under the same licensing standards as secular foster care homes with no regard for the victims.

This Legislature is revolting and the epitome of crassness. Only months after the December 14, 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack by two Islamic extremist terrorists, in which 14 people were murdered and more than 22 severely injured, the Assembly Rules Committee actually passed Muslim Appreciation Day.

Who voted for this? Here is your answer: Democrat Assemblymen Joaquin Arambula, Steve Cooley, Jimmy Gomez, Rich Gordon, Chris Holden, Bill Quirk, Freddie Rodriguez, and Republican Brian Jones, and Republican Assemblywomen Marie Waldron, and Ling Ling Chang.

This is how backwards things are in California — because Muslims supposedly have been “under attack” (think about that), the state Legislature dedicates an entire month to the people who are members of a religion which is home to every terrorist attack in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East since Barack Obama was elected in 2009. Let’s go through that list of terror attacks:

Little Rock, Arkansas, June 1, 2009

Fort Hood, Texas, November 5, 2009

Frankfurt, Germany, March 2, 2011

Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013

London, Britain, May 22, 2013

Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2014

Hamas starting war with Israel, July 8, 2015

Moore, Oklahoma, September 24, 2014

Queens, New York, October 23, 2014

Brooklyn, New York, December 20, 2014

Paris, France, January 7, 2015

Paris, France, January 9, 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark, February 23, 2015

Garland, Texas, May 3, 2015

Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France, June 26, 2015

Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015

Palestinian Intifada against Jews, September 13, 2015

Paris, France, November 13, 2015

San Bernardino, California, December 14, 2015

Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016

Gaziantep, Turkey, April 12, 2016

Kilis, Turkey, April 13, 2016

Essen, Germany, April 16, 2016

Jerusalem, Israel, April 18, 2016

Kilis, Turkey, April 18, 20-16

Jerusalem, Israel, May 10, 2016

London, England, May 10, 2016

London, England, May 20, 2016

 

And more of the horrific Islamic Terrorist attacks:

2016.06.04 Iraq Fallujah 400 0 A mass grave is discovered containing at least four hundred victims of ISIS executions.
2016.06.06 Iraq Mosul 65 0 Sixty-five civilians, including university students, are rounded up and executed by caliphate staff.
2016.06.08 Israel Tel Aviv 4 13 Muslims disguised as Orthodox Jews fire into a food and retail market, killing four patrons as they praise Allah.
2016.06.12 USA Orlando, FL 49 53 An Islamic extremist massacres forty-nine people at a gay nightclub.
2016.06.28 Turkey Istanbul 44 239 Three suicide bombers massacre over forty innocents at a busy airport.
2016.06.30 Israel Netanya 0 2 A mother shopping for her daughter’s wedding dress is among two civilians stabbed by Muslim terrorists.
2016.07.05 Syria Um al-Housh 40 0 Women and children are among forty civilians captured and ‘mercilessly’ executed by the Islamic State.
2016.07.10 Iraq Fallujah 46 0 Forty-six Sunnis are burned alive by Hashd al-Shaabi, a Shiite militia.
2016.07.14 France Nice 84 202 A Muslim migrant mows down eighty-four Bastille Day revellers (including ten children) with a truck while shouting praises to Allah.

 

There are hundreds more daily Islamic terror and suicide attacks on civilians and innocents in Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Afghanastan, Yemem, Syria, and other Middle Eastern countries. We know they have plans to kill more Americans.

And California lawmakers think it is okay to have Muslim Appreciation month?

Consider this about the bill’s sponsor, because Assemblyman Bill Quirk did not, nor did those lawmakers who voted for it: “After a careful review of the history, activities, statements, and causes of and by CAIR, it seems that its primary goals are to silence and de-legitimize its critics and redefine what it means to be a moderate Muslim,” the Investigative Project reports. “And when it comes to U.S. efforts to crack down on terrorists and their financiers, CAIR takes an almost visceral stand in opposition. This has the effect of undermining the legitimate security-related concerns and campaigns of the United States and its allies.”

 

A detailed independent study of CAIR and its terrorist ties is available HERE

Katy Grimes
Katy Grimes is an investigative journalist, Senior Correspondent with the Flash Report, ReaganBabe, and Senior Media Fellow with Energy and Environmental Institute. A longtime political analyst, she has written for The Sacramento Union, The Washington Examiner, Watchdog.org, The Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog, The San Francisco Examiner, The Business Journal, E&E Legal, The Sacramento Bee, Legal Insurrection, Canada Free Press, and Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette, and can be heard regularly on many talk radio shows each week.
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