A “Christian” with a liking Â for Â the Muslim message
(Sept. 20, 2010) â€” Yesterday, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park.
But what is widely not reported by the White House and theÂ MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of theÂ American Task Force on Palestine, was theÂ guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.”
I don’t think it really matters whether Obama stayed to hear the message. What matters is what kind of church would allow hate preachers like Ziad Asali to speak at all…….
But you can’t say that. Because that makes you a racist bigot Islamophobe:
Crazed WaPo religious writerÂ Sally Quinn toldÂ Bill O’Reilly tonight that the reason Barack Obama and the First Family went to church this weekend was because America is full ofÂ “prejudice and bigotry.”
Go eat dirt, Sally.
According to the website of the American Task Force on Palestine, it is a “non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC.” The organization describes itself as “dedicated to advocating that it is in the American national interest to promote an end to the conflict in the Middle East through a negotiated agreement that provides forÂ two states â€“ Israel and Palestine â€“ living side by side in peace and security.”
Dr. Ziad J. Asali isÂ described as “a long-time activist on Middle East issues” who has testified to both chambers of Congress about Palestinian interests, increased U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority, and “Israel’s disproportionateÂ use of force” in Gaza.Â A retired physician, Asali received his earlymedical training at the American University of Beirut.Â He previously served as President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and Chairman of the American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ), which he also co-founded Â He also served as the President of the Arab-American University Graduates (AAUG).
Next Sunday, September 26, 2010, another guest speaker,Â Dr. Aaron David Miller, a Public Policy Fellow at theÂ Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is scheduled to speak on the same subject. Dr. Miller was a State Department Analyst and Negotiator from 1978 to 2003. According to the Wilson Center, hisÂ expertise lies in US-Middle East relations, Arab-Israeli negotiations, Arab world and Palestinian politics and Israeli politics. He has appeared on major network televisionÂ as a guest, and his writing has been internationally published. His latest published book is titledThe Much Too Promised Land; America’s Elusive Search For Arab-Israeli Peace and was published in 2008.Â An excerpt from the book can be foundÂ here.
(Dr. Miller is not to be confused with a famousÂ organist with the same name and professional title who ironically has been a church organist and music director at Protestant churches.)
Let’s see if Dr. Miller’s views on the subject will have enough of the same attraction for Obama and his family to return to Church or if the appeal ofÂ golf shall once more be irresistible.
Dreck instead of news from AP:
Street Cleaner Jihad
Imagine six Israelis had been arrested Â and charged with possibly plotting against a visiting ayatollah!
Check out the following headlines in the British press about the arrest of six men who may have been planning to kill the Pope during his visit to England:
- “Muslim Plot to Kill Pope” (Daily Express)
- “Pope visit: Five suspected Islamist terrorists arrested over assassination plot” (Telegraph)
- “Police question six street cleaners held over plot to attack the Pope” (Daily Mail) (2nd paragraph: “Armed officers detained the men, all believed to be Muslims of North African origin, as they prepared to go on shift at a cleaning depot in Central London.”)
- ‘Today’ Air-Brushes Muslim Identity Of Possible Anti-Pope Plotters
Yet in neither of two separate articles by the Associated Press (Nicole Winfield andÂ David Stringer/Victor L. Simpson) do the writers mention a possible extremist Muslim/Islamic connection. The writers simply identified the suspects as “London street cleaners.”
Can’t resist: Â “You made me come back for the shakes and the fries….”