If the ACLU and CAIR condemn a tactical drone missile strike that took out the American terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki, then they are terrorist promoters and sympathizers too.
You know what’s funny? Ron Paul, the ACLU, and CAIR all share a similar opinion on the killing of Al-Awlaki.
NEW YORK – U.S. airstrikes in Yemen today killed Anwar Al-Aulaqi, an American citizen who has never been charged with any crime.
ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer said, “The targeted killing program violates both U.S. and international law. As we’ve seen today, this is a program under which American citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own government without judicial process, and on the basis of standards and evidence that are kept secret not just from the public but from the courts. The government’s authority to use lethal force against its own citizens should be limited to circumstances in which the threat to life is concrete, specific and imminent. It is a mistake to invest the President – any President – with the unreviewable power to kill any American whom he deems to present a threat to the country.”
Quote via: the ACLU.
Here is the Muslim spin coming from CAIR.
Civil rights group concerned about constitutional issues raised by assassination of American citizen
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today reiterated that the calls to violence made by Anwar al-Awlaki, who has reportedly been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, have been firmly rejected by American Muslims.
In a statement reacting to al-Awlaki’s death, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said:
“As we have stated repeatedly in the past, the American Muslim community firmly repudiated Anwar al-Awlaki’s incitement to violence, which occurred after he left the United States. While a voice of hate has been eliminated, we urge our nation’s leaders to address the constitutional issues raised by the assassination of American citizens without due process of law.” [MEDIA NOTE: Because of the sensitivity of the issue, please use the statement in full.]
Quote via: Reuters.