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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The point of absurdity was passed long ago with these folks. Various leaders of various Muslim groups are meeting in New York City this week to discuss the plans for the Ground Zero mosque. At a press conference outside the proposed site, various leaders spoke in support of the Cordoba Initiative and did so by comparing it to Rosa Parks. Never mind the fact that individuals tied to groups with distinct connections to Hamas were the ones making such absurd claims.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch cites the New York Times as reporting on the Rosa Parks comparison. The Times also referred to two of the Muslim leaders who spoke outside the proposed site of the mosque, Nihad Awad and Mahdi Bray:
"Ground zero is all of ours," said Nihad Awad, the executive director of the [Hamas-linked] Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Ground zero does not belong to a specific group of people or religion. Ground zero belongs to all Americans, and we all share the grief, we all share the healing." He said it was unfair to associate the planned community center or all Muslims with 9/11.

Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Washington-based [Muslim Brotherhood front] Muslim American Society Freedom, the civil rights branch of the Muslim American Society, compared those who want the project built elsewhere to those who he said told Rosa Parks: "We want you to move. You offend us being where you are. This is not the right place for you to be."
Award heads an organization (CAIR) that was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial in which HLF was found guilty on over 100 counts related to funding Hamas. Bray has been caught on video raising money for Hamas in a Florida mosque.

Oh, and also courtesy of Jihad Watch is this video of Bray enthusiastically expressing his support for Hamas and Hezbollah.


The attorney for the group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is asking the White House some serious questions about how AFP's tax status was allegedly obtained and disseminated in an on-the-record phone briefing regarding corporate taxes. During that briefing, the tax status of AFP appears to have been discussed. The lead counsel for Koch Industries - the parent company of AFP - is very concerned about the potentially unlawful conduct on the part of the White House.

Here is the relevant excerpt of the briefing that addresses AFP's tax status. Via the Weekly Standard:
So in this country we have partnerships, we have S corps, we have LLCs, we have a series of entities that do not pay corporate income tax. Some of which are really giant firms, you know Koch Industries is a multibillion dollar businesses. So that creates a narrower base because we've literally got something like 50 percent of the business income in the U.S. is going to businesses that don't pay any corporate income tax. They point out [in the report] you could review the boundary between corporate and non-corporate taxation as a way to broaden the base.
Once again, transparency appears to be an issue with this White House. If the tax status of Koch was obtained legally, one would think that the White House would be prompt in its response to inquiries about this briefing and requests for a transcript. So far, those requests have fallen on deaf ears.
THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked White House press office officials in an email on Friday to verify the quotation's accuracy, but 72 hours later they have not replied. A White House press aide reached this morning on the phone said she would look into whether a transcript of the call exists. The aide has not yet responded.
If nothing to hide, the White House should be immediately forthcoming with this information.

Obama has singled out AFP by name in the past. It sounds like they would be considered a political enemy of the Obama administration. That would also make them a target for some Alinsky-style tactics.

This might just be another investigation-worthy incident for Darrell Issa to add to his list should the Republicans win control of the House in November.

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