Thursday, January 8, 2015
Hussam Ayloush and Haris Tarin on O'Reilly
Just minutes ago, Bill O'Reilly interviewed Hussam Ayloush, the director of CAIR in Southern California and Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The topic was Islamic extremism. Not surprisingly, what O'Reilly got was a bunch of double talk from these two-which he acknowledged after the interview was over.
As you can see from the video, the exchange got heated. At one point, when discussing Egypt, O'Reilly asked Ayloush repeatedly if he "got"(understood) the Muslim Brotherhood, which was killing Christians.
Note to Bill: Ayloush not only "gets" the Muslim Brotherhood; he supports the Muslim Brotherhood.
(The black hand on the yellow background is the symbol of support for Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.) Ayloush "gets" the MB.
This is also the guy who got very angry at a reporter who asked him if CAIR would ever condemn Hamas.
That was at the annual CAIR convention in Anaheim. Days later, Ayloush spoke at the ultra progressive Universalist Unitarian Church in Riverside on the Syrian war and called me a bigot for asking why he said nothing about the plight of Syrian Christians and why CAIR would have Siraj Wahhaj as a speaker at the aforementioned convention. (I specifically mentioned that Wahhaj had described America as a filthy garbage can among other things.)
As you can see from the above link on Tarin, he is a critic of US foreign policy and police surveillance of Muslims in the US.
To sum it up, O'Reilly was interviewing two apologists who will always blame others for what happens while disassociating themselves from the actual acts. It's a clever strategy, but I think O'Reilly saw through it.