by John Hawkins | April 21, 2005 11:41 pm
As per usual, the incredibly oversensitive, terrorist supporting ninnies at CAIR, have gone way, way, overboard in the name of political correctness:
“In the April 5, 2005 issue of the Monthly Indicators, (Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist and Chief Strategist of CIBC World Markets’ Economic and Strategy division) wrote: “The first two oil shocks were transitory, as political events encouraged oil producers to seize full sovereignty over their resources and temporarily restrict supply. This time around there won’t be any tap that some appeased mullah or sheik can suddenly turn back on.”
In a letter to CIBC World Markets, CAIR-CAN Executive Director Riad Saloojee wrote: “We are gravely concerned that Mr. Rubin is promoting stereotyping of Muslims and Arabs in a CIBC publication & We request that Mr. Rubin and CIBC World Markets issue a letter of apology and undergo sensitization training regarding Muslims and Arabs.
In his response, CIBC World Markets Chairman and CEO Brian Shaw stated: “First, let me state that we take the concerns expressed in your letter very seriously. While the comments were in no way intentional or meant to offend anyone in the Muslim or Arab community, we agree that, in hindsight, the
comments were insensitive.”
CAIR is a ridiculous organization that has even gotten huffy in the past about how Osama Bin Laden was depicted. From Daniel Pipes:
“In reality, CAIR is something quite different. For starters, it’s on the wrong side in the war on terrorism. One indication came in October 1998, when the group demanded the removal of a Los Angeles billboard describing Osama bin Laden as “the sworn enemy,” finding this depiction “offensive to Muslims.”
Given that, you can hardly be surprised that they’re prattling on about the use of the words “mullah” and “sheik.” Not only is there nothing wrong with using these words, I’m not even sure what their beef is supposed to be given that the Middle East is still filled with sheiks and mullahs who have their hands in the oil industry. Nothing that Rubin said was offensive or out of line in the least.
So what is the deal with the “sheiks of sensitivity” at CAIR? I mean, what are they: the “political correctness mullahs?” Ooops…I might be offending the folks at CAIR by saying something like that. But, tough luck, I don’t give apologies to third rate, NAACP wannabe groups who funnel money to terrorist groups like Hamas…
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