CAIR was so inspired by Obama’s recitation from the Quran during his Cairo speech that they have launched a campaign to give all state and federal leaders in the U.S. a copy of the Quran in English. They say the move is purely educational, and is in no way proselytizing or a campaign or project to convert people to Islam. Sure it’s not. And I’m sure the ACLU will see that way, as well. Christian organizations should organize a campaign to do the same with the Bible, and see how fast the ACLU files a “separation of church and state” law suit against everyone involved. Of course, such a Christian campaign would never happen. Christians are too busy not reading their Bibles, not teaching their kids, and being afraid to contend for their faith. Sad, but true.
Prompted by President Obama’s speech directed to the Muslim world in Cairo in early June, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched its “Share the Quran” campaign distributing free Qurans to local, state, and national leaders across the United States.
The organization’s spokesperson said it will also send a copy to Obama and Vice President Biden.
“This is pure educational. I want to make it clear that this is not proselytizing or a campaign or project to convert people to Islam,” said CAIR’s director Nihad Awad today at a press conference. “We want people to be aware and informed about Islam.”
Awad said the idea to gift high-end Qurans ($78 each) to American legislators, law enforcement officers, media leaders, governors, local elected and public officials, was directly inspired by Obama’s Cairo speech:
“We were astonished he quoted the Quran.” Awad told ABC News. “We know it. But I think the majority of Americans have no idea that maybe these quotes are direct from the Quran, they’re unequivocal, and they cover the issues of . . . values we need today, in order to work together, fight extremism and terrorism, and turn the page. And bring the relationship to its rightful position between the American and Muslim world.”
The “rightful position”, according to the Quran, is for Islam to be the only religion on Earth. Bringing this about is to be every good Muslim’s goal. I’d say they are off to an effective start, wouldn’t you? Just look at the number of Sharia courts now established in Britain.