Chris Christie Inducted into CAIR’s ‘Best List’ for Fighting ‘Islamophobia’
The Council on the American Islamic Relations (CAIR) excoriated many of its critics in their “Islamophobia” report, but the group also had a “Best List Inductees” which included New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
CAIR says the list was compiled as a way to recognize those who “deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions to pushing back against Islamophobic trends in 2011 and 2012.” The report says Christie is receiving the accolade primarily for his nomination of a Muslim judge and statements in the ensuing controversy:
Following Islamophobic criticism of his nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a New Jersey Superior Court judge, Christie pushed back. Commenting on the baseless fear some were spreading about Islamic religious principles Christie bluntly stated, “This Sharia law business is just crap. It’s just crazy, and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.” Of the nominee, Christie stated, “He is an extraordinary American who is an outstanding lawyer and played an integral role in the post-September 11th period in building bridges between the Muslim American community in this state and law enforcement.”106 At the height of the Park 51 controversy during the summer of 2010, Christie spoke admirably about the Muslim community in the United States, stating, “We cannot paint all of Islam with that brush. We can’t paint all of Islam with the Muhammad Atta brush. We have to bring people together.”
Christie has long been criticized by the base of his party for his actions regarding Islamists. In one instance, the Republican Governor allowed an appointee to pick four Islamists for an advisory panel meant to ease relations between the government and the Garden state’s Muslim population.
Other inductees on the “best list” are Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Rais Bhulyan, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA), Wired magazine’s Spencer Ackerman, and former Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-MI). SOURCE
I have a dear friend that lives in New Jersey, he is one of the most astute bloggers I have ever known and I know that he feels pretty comfortable with Chris Christie. That is, to date, the only disagreement we have ever had. I truly admire and respect my friend and I hope he doesn’t see this as an attack on his political acumen.
Look at the people on CAIR’s list of *best* and it’s a Who’s Who of Liberal Democrats. Somehow, I feel that Christie fits in quite well with people of that ilk.
Here is a comment from a New Jersey resident; it’s taken from the original story.
BearNJ • 5 hours ago
Christie has always sucked to NJ’s Muslim community and all different interest groups.. Some of the 9-11 terrorists lived for a time in Paterson. He refused to criticize the proposed Mosque near the World Trade Center site. A lot of his campaign money came from Democrat donors. There were virtually no Democratic attack ads in this state the last election.
He took the Obamacare money for Medicare expansion which will exploded the state’s budget once the Fed money runs out. He worked as a lobbyist for Bernie Madoff. He is against 2nd amendment protection, he’s an open borders guy, he’s for bogus green energy, he never pushed tax cuts, our state unemployment is 2% higher than the national average, despite all the You Tube videos the state workforce hasn’t been reduced, his staff was bigger and gets paid more than corrupt Corzine, his cabinet was full of liberals and Democrats.
Rather than appoint Lonegan to the open Senate seat he had a special election that cost 12 million dollars and we end up with the first gay black left wing Senator. He’s done nothing for his party and its all about himself and his own cult of personality brand. His campaign ads talked about moving NJ “Forward”. Just like Obama.
I live in this state. It’s the best NJ can do. Exit polls show he would lose in a general to Hillary in NJ. So why would we elect a short, fat, obnoxious version of George Bush? Cruz is our best candidate.
I consider Christie to be nothing more than a RINO, a Republican In Name Only, and have for a very long time now. I see him as a person that will pander to Barack Hussein Obama (a stealth Muslim) for whatever he thinks he can get out of him.
I don’t know what else to say other than this; look for the DNC to run Hillary Clinton in 2016. If Christie is the best the GOP can come up with to take her on you might as well prepare for another Democratic folly in the White House, an extension of the Obama polices at the very least, but consider this; who will embrace the Muslims the most? Who will give in to their demands as America is taken even closer to the disaster that is Sharia Law? Would any *thinking* American want either of those cretins in charge?
I learned everything I ever wanted to know about Islam and its members when they attacked our troops and our nation. It looks to me like Chris Christie is on the fast track for Islamic submission. If New Jersey LIKES Chris Christie, New Jersey needs to KEEP Chris Christie.