I imagine that having reporters photograph him down on his hands and knees, praying to Allah, wouldn’t sit well with New Yorkers who experienced first hand the 9/11 Muslim terror attacks on NYC.
Capital NY Bill de Blasio, the Democrat mayor of New York City is hosting Islam faithfuls to a closed press Ramadan Iftar dinner tonight at the Gracie Mansion, his official residence. despite initially being listed as open.
The Ramadan Iftar dinner, according to de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak, “was always designed to be closed but was erroneously listed as open” on the mayor’s schedule last night “due to an internal miscommunication.” Walzak also said, “Tonight’s event is closed press because it is a sit-down dinner and there also is a praying portion. Last year and the year before this event was closed press — it historically has always been closed.”
In 2010, an Iftar Ramadan dinner held at Gracie Mansion by de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, was open to the press. However, the infamous photos of Bloomberg bowing to Islam did not go over well with New Yorkers.
This year’s Ramadan Iftar dinner comes at a time of high tension in the Middle East, where the death of a Palestinian teenager is being investigated as a possible retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teenagers.(Latest reports discount this theory)
Of the guests, Walzak said, “There are 150 attending tonight, many of whom have been fasting. This includes religious leaders, community leaders, elected officials, and members of Administration.”
Asked for a specific list of invitees, Walzak said it would be supplied later. (How many thugs from CAIR were there, I wonder?)