FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMr. Prager's column about Keith Ellison and the Koran is HERE.
U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM URGED TO KEEP COUNCIL APOINTEE
(LOS ANGELES, 12/04/2006) - A prominent national education and action group today called for the support of a presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council after accusations of intolerance by a radical Islamist organization.
The United American Committee (UAC) urged that talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager be supported by all Americans for his recent appointment to the museum's council.
Controversy arose when the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), viewed as a radical Islamic organization by many, objected to a recent syndicated column by Prager in which he wrote that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, should be prevented from taking his oath of office using the Koran.
"This goes beyond politics, regardless of one's political views and opinions of Dennis Prager we must support him as he endures a relentless smear campaign by this radical Islamist group. We must make a stand for freedom of speech in the face of the Islamists who would attempt to destroy our freedoms and who try to silence those who oppose them.” remarks UAC Chairman Jesse Petrilla.
In a letter to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council Chairman Fred S. Zeidman, the United American Committee wrote:
"We support Mr. Prager for courageously standing up to the threat of radical Islam that America is facing today. We can not allow radical groups to work to silence American journalists and commentators, and must continue to uphold the 1st Amendment and protect the freedoms that this nation holds dear. We thank you for having him on your council."
The United American Committee is a leading educational group dedicated to awakening the nation to the threats of radical Islam and works to educate Americans on the nature of Islamic extremism. Its mission is to fight the ideological aspects of the War on Terror to counter elements of radical Islam in America.
Contacts for the U.S. Holocaust Museum are as follows:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Main telephone: (202) 488-0400
TTY: (202) 488-0406
Letters of support may also be emailed to Dennis Prager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The United American Committee
P.O. Box 3301
Burbank, CA 91508
Fax: (202) 478-0325
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Dennis Prager And CAIR
From The United American Committee, in response to this announcement at CAIR's web site: