Why? Because Dutch Politician, Geert Wilders, who CAIR calls a radical extremist because of his calls for a ban of the Qur’an, an end to Muslim immigration, and deportation of millions of Muslims from Europe, is going to be at the rally.
I bet Newt had to think a whole split second before tossing this request in the garbage. Newt should call for a ban on CAIR at the rally.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CAIR
CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations (a Hamas-linked group of unindicted co-conspirators in a terrorism funding case) today called on former House Speaker and possible presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich not to speak at a rally in opposition to a planned Islamic community center at Ground Zero featuring an anti-Islam extremist who has called for a ban on the Quran, Islam’s revealed text.
CAIR said Gingrich is scheduled to appear with anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders at the September 11 rally sponsored by the hate group Stop the Islamization of America(SIOA), which is led by individuals with long histories of promoting Islamophobia. (HAH!)
[NOTE: Other speakers scheduled to appear at the rally include Ginny Thomas, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, and controversial conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. SEE: http://tinyurl.com/2a3ghtd ]
Wilders has in the past called for banning the Quran, taxing Muslim women who wear Islamic head scarves, ending immigration from Muslim countries, and prohibiting the construction of new mosques. He has said, “I hate Islam” and has called Islam’s Prophet Muhammad “the devil.”
“Anyone who aspires to become president of the United States should not be seen lending support to hate-mongers and Islamophobes,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Muslim-bashing may score Mr. Gingrich some cheap political points in the current climate of anti-Islam hysteria, but if he occupied the white House, such associations would inevitably harm our nation’s international image.” (Oh, blow me)
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