Wannabe hack reporter Jonah Lowenfeld surprises no one with his predictable hatchet job over at the Jewish Journal. From the first word in the headline, Lowenfeld abandons any pretense of objective journalism and accurate reporting. "Anti-Muslim" activist, he calls me: I'm not anti-Muslim. I love Muslims. I help Muslims. Our Summer Night for Human Rights event featured a panoply of Muslim speakers who have suffered and deserve better. I'm counter-jihad. Is Lowenfeld pro-jihad? Pro-clitorectomy? Pro-honor killing? Pro-Jew killing? Pro-Hindu killing? Because essentially that is the stance he is taking by covering up for this radical ideology and painting it as if it were Disneyland.
Lowenfeld was at our event, the Summer Night for Human Rights on Saturday night, where this obviously soulless creature was unmoved by the harrowing and heartbreaking testimony of Muslim after Muslim, sharing their terrible stories of leaving Islam in fear for their lives. There is no reportage or coverage of that event. And his questions to me were merely talking points from groups that aspire to annihilate his people. Yet despite his presence at our event, he also wrote nothing about what was said -- not a word about the three hours of riveting, harrowing, heartrending testimony from ex-Muslims who had been shunned, denounced, ostracized, threatened, and even stabbed simply for having the courage of their convictions. Instead, Lowenfeld gives glowing, lavish, loving coverage to the Bund-like Hamas-CAIR hate event, passing over this pro-Sharia group's tacit endorsement of the treatment of Muslim apostates, and instead painting a deceptively rosy picture:
Meanwhile, at the nearby Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, about 500 Muslim men, women and children could be found in the parking lot outside, eating ice cream, Indian food or Fuddrucker’s cheeseburgers made with halal meat.
Ice cream and cheeseburgers, Jonah? Nothing about how Sharia violates the civil rights and human rights of women and non-Muslims, and threatens the lives of Muslim apostates such as those who spoke at our event? Nothing at all about how the concept of "Islamophobia," with which we are so relentlessly admonished, was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood in order to quell any dissent and frighten people into thinking that resisting jihad and Islamic supremacism is "bigoted"?
The program for CAIR-LA’s “A Summer Night for Civil Rights” included a pair of comedians and a few musical acts, separated by a short intermission, when the entire crowd filed out of the auditorium and into an adjacent courtyard for the prayer that takes place at sunset. Men and women, standing separately, removed their shoes and stood at the edges of long strips of butcher paper taped to the concrete. The prayers, conducted in Arabic, took about 10 minutes.
“The people behind Islamophobia are being exposed,” CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush told the crowd, noting that groups like his are pushing back against those who target Muslims. “Muslims are becoming, I guess, assertive, proud, courageous and standing up for their rights and standing up for their identity.”
In an interview on Monday, Ayloush said that he hadn’t known Geller was Jewish until last week, and that his group had initially intended to say nothing about her June 23 counter-protest.
“When we found out that she was actually speaking at the Jewish Federation, which is a mainstream organization, we couldn’t ignore that anymore,” Ayloush said.
It's glaring that Lowenfeld doesn't probe or question Hamas-CAIR operatives like Ayloush, a man who has repeatedly refused to condemn Hamas and Hizballah. Nor does he conduct the hostile interview that he so energetically pursued with me. Ayloush said that Hamas-CAIR had intended to "say nothing about her June 23 counter-protest." Did Lowenfeld ask him, Why not? Why not address the human rights abuses under the Sharia that had caused so much suffering for that panel of almost a dozen Muslims? Of course Hamas-CAIR had nothing to say about that, but that was OK with Lowenfeld.
Ayloush goes on to say: "When we found out that she was actually speaking at the Jewish Federation, which is a mainstream organization, we couldn’t ignore that anymore." No, of course he couldn't ignore it. He knew that left-wing Jewish weaklings would cave. What they didn't know, and what the Jewish Federation didn't know, was that the blowback would not only continue, but get worse. Just as with the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, the elites underestimated the rational and reasoned "little people."
Ayloush is calling for an end to Zionism, likening it to the apartheid regime in South Africa, and declaring it to be "a political ideology whose tentacles are rooted in racism." Now that's real projection for ya.
Lowenfeld never questions Hamas-CAIR's ties to Hamas, the unindicted co-conspirator status CAIR was given in the largest terror-funding trial in our nation's history, the convictions of several of its leaders on jihad terror charges, or Hamas-CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within."
Lowenfeld's silly piece is essentially a press release for Hamas-CAIR. That is hardly surprising. But Lowenfeld really went the extra mile. And while a hunchback can't see his own hunch, any objective person who reads this will spot Lowenfeld's naked bias.