[UPDATE: OC Democrats Blast Pauly] Video Captures Protesters, Politicians Berating Muslims at Yorba Linda Charity Function


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Robert Cruickshank
UPDATE, MARCH 4, 4:05 P.M.: Now living in Monterey and formerly having worked as the public policy director for the Courage Campaign, Robert Cruickshank grew up in Orange County.

He's also a contributing editor to Calitics, a site dedicated to spreading progressive ideas.

Writing there (and getting picked up by California Progressive Report) today, Cruickshank says of the video he viewed of protesters spewing hate at men, women and scared-looking children at a Muslim charity event in Yorba Linda, "That is NOT my Orange County."

Yeah, he knows about the conservative bastion reputation and the John Birch Society having flourished here in the 1950s and '60s and the hatred directed at Latinos today. He even outs himself as a former member of the Rush Limbaugh fan club at 14 and Young Republicans at 15 and 16. Thankfully, he grew out of it.

But the Orange County he saw on display on that video was not the OC he was raised in or taught to believe in.

My Orange County is a deeply diverse place - and is a place that welcomes and embraces that diversity. My Orange County would say to a Muslim family "welcome home" and never "go back home" - because my Orange County knows that they already are home. My Orange County takes pride in its Latino community and heritage. My Orange County knows the important role African Americans continue to play in our neighborhoods. My Orange County welcomed Asian Americans with open arms, as equals.

Cruickshank surmises what was shown on that video (besides a case for kicking Ed Royce and Gary Miller out of Congress) was the last grasp of white, conservative Orange County to hold onto what it once had, and what it is in the process of losing. Cruickshank believes he will live to see Orange County turn blue. And when that happens, those haters in the video will really have something to scream about.

I hope and expect my Orange County to tell every single person who participated in that hateful rally to go back to that Islamic community, get on their knees and beg for forgiveness.

And if they don't, my Orange County will tell those right-wing bigots to "go back home"--because they don't have any place in my Orange County. Because they are not welcome in my Orange County. Because my Orange County moved on from that kind of hate a long, long time ago.<


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UPDATE, MARCH 4, 9:46 A.M.: Among the scores who have reacted and linked to video the Weekly shared Thursday morning exposing protesters hurling hate and threats at men, women and scared-looking children entering and leaving a Muslim charity event in Yorba Linda last month was Walid Zafar of progressive media watchdog Media Matters.

The firestorm sparked by the video's release also produced a statement from Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton, shown at right), who defends the rally and calls criticism of his participation an "attack."

Now Zafar has reacted to Royce's reaction, both of which follow. ...

The title of Zafar's update? "Rep. Royce Plays the Victim, Suggests Children Support Controversial Imam."

Zafar found Royce's statement worse than if the congressman said nothing at all about the matter. Here's an excerpt from the Media Matters post:

Towards the very end of the statement, Royce did acknowledge the hate explosion, but said nothing more than, "It is regrettable that some protesters at the community center yelled insults at Imam Wahhaj's supporters."

Regrettable?

The statement is worse than if Royce had said nothing at all. The video very clearly shows that children were among those who were screamed at, called "terrorist-lovers," and told to go home.

Royce's statement indicates that he has no problem with a crowd coming together to attack peaceful audience members. Nor is he upset with adults who scream insults at small children. Worse, he suggests that everyone who attended the fundraiser, including the young children, supported the controversial speakers.

Zafar indicated that he spoke this morning with Audra McGeorge, Royce's spokeswoman, and "pointed out that these are the unfortunate impressions anyone could get from her boss's statement."

She "seemed to shrug off the suggestion, saying that the press release was their official statement and that I could take from it anything that I chose," reports Zafar, who concludes, "Fair enough."

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Aeafe
Aeafe

Looks and sounds like a Klan rally, hate hiding behind a flag and a bible. I heart OC! www.google.com handbag

Muhammed
Muhammed

FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2011..Reportedly Congressman Ed Royce is holding a fund raising gathering at his home in Fullerton to elaborate on his position that he took in Yorba Linda on February 13th regarding "Muslim's here in the U.S." Sources tell me that Mr. Royce is catering to his supporters (for money of course!) and this is touted as a "political fundraiser" and will be speaking about his condoning the support of Muslims in this country. Anyone can attend and it is a FREE Pancake Breakfast, supposedly open to his consituents of the City of Orange. (How are they going to know what city you come from?) This FREE Pancake Breakfast is scheduled to be held at Mr. Royce's home in Fullerton on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. Address is 1513 No. Highland Ave, Fullerton , Ca. 92835 Simply knock and enter thru the front door. The gathering will be on the back patio. Reports say that Villa Park Councilwoman Debrah Pauly will be in attendance so expect a "spirited event" if it really happens. Royce supported Pauly at the rally in Yorba Linda where over 500 protesters showed up.It will be interesting to see if this event takes place without a hitch. I have a feeling that as more people hear about this gathering, that it could draw more people than the scene at Yorba Linda. Can't wait.

Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn

blah blah, as she expresses her outrage about miss pauly, I wonder what she think's about the fact that she is lucky her muslim female A$$ is here and not in a muslim country.... What a pathetic excuse for intelligence.

I am sorry, I am more offended when a mulsim woman stands up and asks for civilty and respect, when her very religon she wears with such flare, see's her as nothing but a big piece of meat!

Wise up!

junior
junior

Not much doubt that mr. "GOGO" is Sean Mill. He is known for his viscious and baseless personal attacks.

GOGO
GOGO

Man, Whoever this RACIST PIG "Junior" is, the FBI should be checking this guy out.

Juniors comments are dangerous. This guy whoever he is or claims to be is a racist maniac. I look forward to seeing him on a future episode of criminal minds.

Tim McVey all over again.

Clarance of Arabia
Clarance of Arabia

oH no.. Another ethnic group/race .. whatever.. gets their immigration ticket punched and think they actually have something to do with America. A white women givers her opinion.. so what? Hate, racist, xenophobe..all the stupid names you jew/muslms/mexis..scream when you think you're a victim. Go back to your mudhuts .

909Jeff
909Jeff

First They came... - Pastor Martin Niemoller

First they came for the communists,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak out for me.

We ask the tough questions not because we are racist but because history demands it!

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Hurray for Deborah Pauly. She said what needs to be said and is 100% correct in herassessment of the radical muslims intent on destroying our Country from within.Stand up America! The time is now and we must band together to stop theseradicals before it's too late.

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GOGO

Deb Pauly fails to mention that her son is GAY!

What a hypocrite!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

I challenge any of you to view the Youtube video posted above and answer two questions.

Does the violent, hateful racist rhetoric of Malik-Ali deserve a response? And if so – what type of response would you feel is appropriate?.

Black Dog
Black Dog

Wow, it's nice to see the Muslim community standing together to protest bigotry toward Islam. It would have been great though to see them as supportive for other wrongs though, like 9/11. The day I saw the Islamic world dancing in the streets celebrating the terrorists attacks on 9/11, that kinda formed my opinion of the people and their religion. Maybe only .0001% or less of Muslims are extremists, but as far as I can tell, that .0001% is supported by 99% of the population and all of their governments. I have yet to be proven wrong...

Amillennialist
Amillennialist

Why is this post's author defending Islam? For it is Muhammad and his allah who require:

"the Messenger of Allah . . . would say: 'Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war. . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. . . . If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them . . .'" (Muslim Book 19, Number 4294).

"fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . " (Qur’an 9:5).

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (Qur'an 9:29).

"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter . . . " (Qur'an 5:33).Ibn Kathir says of this verse: "'Wage war' mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil." So, Muhammad requires execution, crucifixion, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides for "disbelief.""Allah's Apostle said: 'I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle [. . .] if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me . . . '" (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).

"It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise" (Qur'an 8:67).

"Allah’s Apostle said, '. . . I have been made victorious with terror . . .'" (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).

Jacledude
Jacledude

Yorba Linda was a protests against the speakers and those who go to hear them, one an avowed and outspoken homophobe and anti-Semite and the other a complete racist who labels all whites "white devils." Just the facts. Whether you pay $25 to hear them or hear them for free, that gathering was NOT the innocent fund-raiser for "beggar-women" it said it was. More went to pay the speakers than they raised.

junior
junior

Of Malik-Ali, the radical Islamist speaker at the fundraising event, Vern Nelson of the Orange Juice blog said:".. Why he’d be chosen as a speaker for a charity event by ICNA I have no idea, but I plan to ask them .."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

norris
norris

pauly, royce and all those who refuse to see the hate in this protest are racists. the only reason these white politicians attended this demonstration is they hate the muslims who attended this event because muslims are not white.

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junior
junior

GOGO,

Exactly what comment or comments make me a racist pig?

Clarence of Arabia
Clarence of Arabia

All you have to say is 'jews'. They are the communists and trade unionists. Thanks for the laugh at your attempt to make communists out as victims. They've killed more people on this planet than any other groups combined. ... including ..drum roll please.. The nazis.

909Jeff
909Jeff

I'm not sure if this is true but if it is you make our case because under Sharia law homosexuals are murdered.

DirtyGARYSUCKS
DirtyGARYSUCKS

Quit posting this silly PROPAGANDA peice Junior.

If the fool at SATV hadn't wanted the real thing released then this would have never been an issue.

But, I'll take the bait:

Yes it does, but BASHING innocent people like Garry Miller, Debra Pauly and Ed Royce did, all elected officials, is not fair game.

Maybe this is why you sell sheet metal and are not mayor.

Quit posting this bullshit response, you are only fanning the flames dumbshit. The assholes that gathered that night are just that assholes. Led by GOP electeds that feel they need to play to racist assholes to get elected. Would'nt you rather see then do something for the community (like pass a law) instead.

ROYCE - PAULY-MILLER THREE RACIST BIGOTS: There no denying that Junoir

Amillennialist
Amillennialist

"Allah’s Apostle said, '. . . I have been made victorious with terror . . .'" (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).

GUEST
GUEST

MANY Muslim groups came together to denounce what happened in 2001. Innocent Muslims - not the terrorists - were killed on that day as well. Where is all the Christian outrage when Westboro Baptist Church protests outside the funerals of American soldiers, saying that God has killed that soldier because God hates America? Why aren't you speaking up in protest against them?

White Women Are Satan
White Women Are Satan

She resembles every stupid dumb fake titty white bitch, the kind that spew racism on YouTube and get called out on it, but 20-30 years older.

This is what they turn into.

junior
junior

norris,

You could not be more wrong.

Santiago Matamoros
Santiago Matamoros

It's true that Communism's killed more than Nazism, but in comparison to Islam neither have been more than a drop in the bucket.

What should you expect from nearly one and one-half millennia of "kill the pagans wherever you find them" (Qur'an 9:5)?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Yeah Clarence that’s what I was doing... Sympathizing with the pinko's. Or, just maybe what I was doing was pointing out that if you keep your mouth shut and look the other way because you are afraid that someone might call you names like... Racist, because you refuse to look the other way when you have people like Imam Choudery demand that the United States recognize and implement Sharia Law...And guess what Clarence? All you hear coming from CAIR and the so called "Moderate" or "Main-Stream" Muslims is crickets chirping... So before these people "Progress" us back to the stone age you better bet your Arabian ass People like me are going to be here demanding accountability on all sides, and are definitely not going to let CAIR talk out of both sides of their mouths. Talking about how all these terrible racists here in the OC bullied innocent Muslims and their children while in the same breath crying about how the Irvine 11 are having their freedom of speech trampled on when they did the same thing as the ignorant Honky's in Yorba Linda!

And Damnit Gustavo Where have you been? I miss my favorite whipping boy!

909Jeff
909Jeff

So the Irvine 11... who shouted racist things at the Isreali ambassador were what? Oh thats right 11 racist bigots!

People in glass houses... nevermind!

junior
junior

Dirty,

What is this BS about me running for mayor? I have never run for any political office.

In regard to the violence, hatered and racism of one of the radical speakers at the fundraiser you said "Yes it does" call for a response and that is fair game for anyone even electeds - especially electeds.

That BS mayor thing really bugs me ... where did that come from?

Amillennialist
Amillennialist

How dishonest of you.

It is ridiculous to imply that Islam doesn't kill because Westboro offends.

Even though this has nothing to do with either jihad or shari'a, what Christian denominations support Westboro? Which churches share their beliefs as official doctrine? To what command of Christ can Westboro point to justify their despicable behavior? As hateful as they are, they're not beheading and raping non-Christians to shouts of "Jesus is great!"

On the other hand, Muslims have been killing other Muslims almost as long as they've been killing non-Muslims. So what if innocent Muslims died on 9/11? It's their coreligionists who pulled the trigger, and they did so in obedience to Allah and in emulation of Muhammad. And that is the critical issue here.

When a non-Muslim does something hateful, it is *in spite of* his religion. When Muslims butcher, rape, and maim in order to advance the implementation of shari'a, it is *in obedience to* Allah and *in emulation of* Muhammad.

So, why are you obfuscating for jihad?

http://amillennialist.blogspot...

Richard Seph
Richard Seph

Tardiff,

Last time I checked, Jesus Christ did not have and exclusive on the God thing. Nor do Royce, Pauly and Miller have an exclusive on being fake vote getters. The truth is they were pandering to the nut balls.

The "protest" was reprehensible. But thankfully the reasonable have you on their side, by keeping this thing front and center, you keep remindng us what chicken hawks the OC GOP is.

junior
junior

wtf are you talking about?

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