Chicago official refuses to apologize for “offensive” email he didn’t even write, and the great Robert Spencer twists the knife:
Rehab and Khan are playing a dangerous game in demanding that Ruff apologize. If it is “hate” now to say that Muslims who want Islamic law should leave the country, then the claims of moderation that CAIR and other Muslim groups have made for years are shown to be hollow.
On the one hand we are supposed to believe that every Muslim in the United States completely accepts American pluralism and Constitutional rule, and has no intention of imposing Sharia here at any time in the future. If you don’t believe that, you’re a venomous “Islamophobe.”
And yet if that were true, shouldn’t Rehab and Khan be saying that they agree with this email, and will aggressively resist any agitation among Muslims to replace American Constitutional government with Sharia?
By labeling this email “hate,” aren’t they admitting that many, if not most, American Muslims do want Sharia here? And isn’t the presence of a large group that wants to destroy the ideas of the equality of all people before the law and the freedom of speech, and replace them with a legal system that institutionalizes discrimination against women and non-Muslims, something that Americans should be concerned about?
Is it really “hate” to want to defend republican pluralism and resist a totalitarian and draconian system that establishes an elite class and relegates others to permanent inferior status?