CAIR keeps trying its intimidation tactics on every group or venue that hosts anti-Islamization speakers in America. They tried to get Hyatt to cancel this event last year and failed. So they are trying again this year, by ramping up its slander of Act for America founder Brigitte Gabriel.
HuffPost “The hotel does not unlawfully discriminate against groups who wish to hold lawful meetings at the hotel,” Derrick Morrow, area vice president and general manager at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
Act for America, which boasts a membership of 750,000 people, calls itself the “NRA of national security” and the “nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots national security organization” aimed at helping “protect and preserve American culture and to keep this nation safe.”
Below is the kind of propaganda video CAIR creates in order to smear anti-Islam critics, relying on the discredited and corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of American so-called hate groups to make its case against Act for America and other anti-Islam groups like BNI. Sometimes they succeed, but more often they fail as Americans become better informed about the escalating threat that Muslims post to the country.
“There must be no room for hate at Hyatt hotels,” Scott Simpson, public advocacy director at the legal advocacy group Muslim Advocates, said, joining the CAIR bandwagon.
“Hyatt’s mission statement proudly and boldly states: ‘We embrace all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, perspectives, and ways of thinking.’ Yet, the company’s decision to host ACT for America– the largest anti-Muslim hate group in America – is antithetical to these stated values and the ideals of our nation.”
“We urge all Hyatt employees and potential guests to be aware that their hotel will be a hostile environment during this convention,” Simpson added. (Isn’t that a threat?)
Last September, Simpson and Muslim Advocates wrote a letter to Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson asking that the hotel chain not host Act for America’s 2017 conference at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, also in Arlington. Other groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also publicly put pressure on Marriott…to no avail.
Marriott ultimately refused to cancel the Oct 2-3 gathering last year and won’t this year either. “We are a hospitality company that provides public accommodations and function space,” a Marriott spokesman said at the time. “Acceptance of business does not indicate support or endorsement of any group or individual.”
Simpson, of Muslim Advocates, said his group is “ currently looking into all options” regarding Hyatt’s decision to host Act for America. He said he remains “optimistic that any company that claims to value diversity, as Hyatt does, will not ultimately embrace such naked bigotry.”
Stand United Against Terror from 2017: