Friday, May 27, 2005

Another Big Meeting on the Wahhabi Corridor

Just who owns the Sheraton Premier Tysons? Do we need to add this luxury hotel to the Wahhabi Corridor (aka Leesburg Pike/Route 7) list already posted on ?

Below is word of yet another CAIR convention at the Tysons Sheraton. Notice the interesting guest list. :

2005 Annual Fundraising Banquet

"Establishing Trust, Building Partnerships"

Saturday, June 4th 2005 at 5 PM
Sheraton Premier @ Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna VA 20178

Imam Abdalla Idris Ali
Congressman Elijah Cummings
with Joshua Salaam of Native Deen

Local Launch of Bridges TV Network

Malcolm X Award Presented to: Dr. Ahmad El Bendari (President of Islamic Relief)

Invited Guests:
Congr. Chris Van Hollen, Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Attorney David Cole, Mayor O’ Malley (Baltimore)
Senator John Warner, Chaplain James Yee

Somehow I find it difficult to establish trust and build partnerships with CAIR, which has terrorist affiliations. Our U.S. Senator from Virginia is far more trusting than I am.

A short time ago, Kawal Nawash's Free Muslim March, unaffiliated with and unsupported by CAIR, got very little coverage and, in terms of numbers, was pretty much a fizzle. :

"In the first of its kind for an event organized by a major national Muslim organization, Kamal Nawash and the Free Muslims Coalition (FMC) recently held the Free Muslims March Against Terrorism. Not surprisingly, the leaders of every other major Muslim organization shunned the march and declined to take a public stand against terrorism and extremism. Noticeably missing from the list of over 80 sponsors Nawash rounded up was any of the Muslim groups that claim to be moderates, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Though these groups pay lip service to opposing terrorism, they couldn’t put their money where their mouth is and bring themselves to stand side-by-side with the Free Muslim Coalition....If other Muslim groups could even go as far as condemning specific acts of Islamic terror, that would be a step in Nawash’s direction. But organizations such as CAIR, for instance, have pointedly refused to condemn Islamic terrorist organizations, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, or even specific Islamic terrorist attacks...."

I suppose that CAIR is too busy with its fundraisers for "misunderstood and persecuted" Muslims to be bothered with voicing support for peace. And our elected officials are patronizing CAIR's events, not those of the FMC.
Talk about head-in-the-sand syndrome! [Pun intended.]

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