Art Barrios is city planning commissioner for the town of El Monte in California. For now.
The former city councilman and mayorial candidate is under fire from CAIR, a Muslim “civil liberties advocacy organization”(yeah, right), and the local media for sharing an article from THIS website regarding China’s policy toward Islam. Now, he is paying a steep price.
For this posting, Barrios is now under fire and his job in question, thanks to pressure from, and demands by, CAIR:
“While Mr. Barrios has the right to his bigoted views, it is unacceptable for a person who holds such views to be in a position of public trust and authority,” the local CAIR agitator said. “Discrimination against building of mosques is widespread and well documented, and therefore it is unacceptable that a planning commissioner of any city, who ought to be fair and neutral, would hold such hateful views.”
Caving to the pressure, Barrios has been cornered into apologizing for sharing an article on his Facebook page in what appears to be a bid to save his job.
“I made a mistake. I wrote something that I didn’t mean to write,” the former city councilman said. “I read (the blog post). But I misinterpreted it. I was thinking Islamic terrorists, not the people of Islam, the religion.”
This attack on someone for sharing an article from our website comes in the wake of our recent article breaking the story on Osama Siblani, a Muslim businessman and activist based in Michigan who claimed, on television, that Pamela Geller is “worse than ISIS.” LouderWithCrowder.com also broke the fact that Osama himself had voiced known support to terrorist organizations, and expressed anti-semitic views. The most offensive part? That we weren’t even shocked.
It follows our wildly successful expose on Muslim bakeries and the left’s hypocritical stand on gay marriage.
And it comes just ahead of our very important interview with a convert from Islam that will be airing tomorrow on the Louder With Crowder program.
Freedom of speech has been in the news a lot lately, and it is more than apparent that the once-hallowed and most fundamental freedom is less valued and treasured today than at almost any time in American history. Organizations like CAIR are the reason why. There is an active, designed, and coordinated campaign in America, supported wittingly or unwittingly by a cowardly and compliant media, to silence any who dare speak ill of the world’s most thin-skinned, backward, and barbaric religion.
But this should be no surprise. As you’ll hear in our explosive interview tomorrow, freedom and the constitution are not priorities for Muslim interest groups in America. Indeed, it is commonplace to circumvent not only American values and traditions, but our very legal structure, in pursuit of Islamist ideals.
Art Barrios shared a Facebook post of an article from our website. And because of that, he may lose his job. Will you be next?
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