Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Why We Left Islam" editors respond to CAIR's attack

Joel Richardson and Susan Crimp -- the editors who collected the amazing stories in our new book, Why We Left Islam -- fired back at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for the organization's critical comments about their book.
"Even though CAIR wants to convince people that it's a moderate organization, the facts say otherwise," asserts Richardson, who writes using a pseudonym because of previous death threats from Islamic radicals. "The federal government named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in an alleged scheme to funnel $12 million to Hamas, and Representative Sue Myrick, R-NY, said evidence suggests CAIR is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood."

"Evidently, CAIR's ties to Islamic extremists run deep," adds Richardson, who noted that a recent WorldNetDaily investigative report linked 14 CAIR officials to terror investigations. Richardson said that he and Crimp -- who is a noted journalist and author of books on Mother Teresa and the Kennedys -- knew from the start of their collaboration that radical Muslims would go to great lengths to discredit Why We Left Islam, so CAIR's attack came as no surprise.

We've known all along that radical groups like CAIR would attack this book because of the threat to Islam's credibility it poses. You cannot read these powerful personal accounts and be unmoved. Nor can you read this book and persist in believing that human flourishing is possible in an Islamist society.

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