Or in the case of Hassan Shibly, Executive Director of CAIR-Tampa, bearded faced lies. Shibly came to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida to speak about peace, equality and faith. (No, he didn’t, he came to speak about Islam). What he didn’t expect were the kinds of questions he got from an audience, obviously well-educated about Islam.
Daytona News Journal A Florida Islamic leader was met with deep suspicion about whether his group has ties to terrorists. One man in the audience even said he cheers when Muslim women and children are killed in drone strikes.
Said Shibly, “I think (the event) reinforced the idea that there is a lot of ignorance about Islam and that we need to “educate” the public (don’t you mean ‘re-educate?’) to clear up misconceptions,” Hassan Shibly, executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Florida chapter, said Friday after participating in the final installment of this year’s Embry-Riddle’s President’s Speaker Series.
Shibly’s appearance came more than two months he unsuccessfully waged a disgusting smear campaign to get University of Central Florida Professor Jonathan Matusitz, known for his controversial views about Islam’s connections to terrorism, cancelled from a speaking engagement to this same group.
After Shibly answered questions from local radio show host Marc Bernier, who moderated the discussion, audience members were given the chance to participate — which resulted in a few tense exchanges.
AUDIENCE: Daytona Beach resident Hal Butts asked Shibly why there hasn’t been more outcry from Muslims about the deaths of Jews to which Shibly responded that historically Muslims have protected Jews from being slaughtered (LIE! Muslims have been the slaughterers throughout most of history).
SHIBLY: “When was the last time anybody here made an outcry against the drones that have killed thousands of civilians paid for by our tax dollars?”
AUDIENCE: “I cheer them every time they do it,” Butts said to gasps from people in the auditorium.
SHIBLY: You cheer every time they kill children and women?”
AUDIENCE: “It happens,” Butts said. “Collateral damage.”
Asked by Bernier to elaborate, Butts said, “It’s a collateral damage in a war against some blood-thirsty killers. If it happens, it happens, and I’m sorry it happens. But what else are we to do?”
SHIBLY: “That sounds just like what a Muslim
AUDIENCE: One woman in the audience asked if Islam condones genital mutilation, which Shibly denied (LIE). A man declared Christians who go to Islamic countries are killed if they don’t convert. Shibly rejected that claim as well. (LIE. Many ARE)
AUDIENCE: Another man asked about ties between CAIR — which was established in 2001 as a non-profit organization to challenge stereotypes of Islam and Muslims and has a chapter in Tampa — and the Holy Land Foundation For Relief and Development, an Islamic charity that was shut down after federal authorities said members helped funnel money to terrorist organizations.
SHIBLY: “If CAIR had done anything wrong, the group would have been indicted just like the Holy Land Foundation.” (LIE, several CAIR members WERE indicted, jailed and/or deported) “Unfortunately, fear and hatred is dividing our community,” he said.
Before Matusitz’s appearance, Shibly led a protest outside Embry-Riddle’s campus and asked the school to withdraw its invitation to the UCF professor. Bernier pointed out that Matusitz never specifically mentioned Muslims during his discussion. Shibly said
propaganda facts produced by ‘Islamophobic’ organizations has led to discrimination against people simply because they looked like they were Muslim. (Apparently, several BNI readers were in the audience)
After Thursday’s event, students (brainwashed by leftist professors) in attendance said they were taken aback by the comments made by some of the older members of the audience. Madison Santos, 18 and who is a senior at Spruce Creek High School, was a part of an effort to keep a history textbook from being taken out of schools after locals protested that it had a chapter on the rise of Islam. “If there’s one thing we hate overall (it’s) hate,” Santos said. (If you have a hate of hate, why are you defending Islam?)
AUDIENCE: Volusia Tax Reform’s Ed Connor, who attended the event, wrote in an email to the News-Journal that he felt “Shibly deflected questions about CAIR. Overall, I’d have to say those who entered the room with trepidation about the organization and its transparency (separate issues from belief in the faith) left the room with those concerns amplified rather than addressed,” he wrote.
Shibly said he would like to come back to Embry-Riddle and hold to a lecture to clear up any questions about Islam and CAIR. He said he spoke to several people afterward and they seemed to gain more understanding about his faith and organization. (You mean they bought into your taqiyya?)