The Daily Caller reports:
Members of the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss the perception of Islam among Americans in the wake of the current debate over the proposed Park51 Islamic center and mosque project to be located just two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.We have truly reached a pathetic level of discourse when anti-semites are successfully portraying 71% of Americans as Islamophobic. Notice that MPAC's president and co-founder Salam Al-Maryati has a problem with the 3/4's of Americans who oppose the Mosque.
The primary point of agreement among all three panel participants was that those who oppose Muslim initiatives — such as the so-called “Ground Zero” mosque — are Islamaphobic and ignorant. A recent CBS poll revealed that 71% of Americans believe it is inappropriate to build a mosque so close to the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Salam Al-Maryati, president of Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, chairwoman of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, and Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), were the participants on the panel entitled,“Muslims in America: Myths and Realities — A discussion on faith in the wake of the Park 51 Controversy.”
That's a problem of hypocritical proportions so blatant, it should knock anyone onto the floor once they process it. MPAC has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a virulently anti-semitic organization under which multiple nefarious groups reside, including al Qaeda, Hamas, and CAIR. One of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1946 was a close ally of Adolph Hitler during the war. Al-Maryati, when given the chance, has refused to condemn Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Did I mention anti-semites are calling people Islamophobic (racist)?
Another group identified in the Caller's piece is the Arab American Institute (AAI), which has suspicious positions and ties as well. It's been increasingly screaming about racism ever since 9/11 and insisted that Saddam Hussein never supported terrorism. Even the majority of those who opposed invading Iraq should find that comment to be over-the-top egregious.
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