CAIR is demanding an investigation on how a “satirical” panel came to be included in an art display even though it appeared to encourage ‘hate crimes’ (since when is hijab-pulling a hate crime?) against Muslim women, and to reflect on lessons learned for the future.
The panel on display at the Aurora Public Library in Aurora, IL, included a poem, titled “Every kid should be like my kid and snatch a hijab,” with lines like, “Hijab to me means jihad so keep that sh*t out of the country I love.”
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab argued that while the intent may have been satire, the hate poem is presented to the public without any context – intent or otherwise – and is thus indistinguishable from “bare-naked” incendiary hate speech that promotes violence against women and children.
Rehab urged the library to avoid such gaffes in the future by consulting with Muslims (aka CAIR). “If you wish to talk about a Muslim or even for a Muslim, first talk to them. We are all here and part of every community and willing to sit at any table.” (No, you are here to demand excessive religious accommodations and you intentionally avoid being part of any American community, which you consider beneath you. That’s why you all congregate in parallel communities)
Below is a lipstick-wearing Ahmed Rehab when he isn’t whining on behalf of CAIR.