Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Hold Roundtable Discussion with Muslim American Leaders
This is the Democratic party in action. Words escape me.
This appears to be is the same group of which Chuck Schumer (someone pinch me, I can't believe I'm agreeing with him) said, "we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism." The same CAIR that -- according to Frontpage Magazine -- was directing donations, ostensibly targeted for the NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund, to Hamas. The same CAIR that then changed their solicitation efforts to aid the "Holy Land Foundation" (now under indictment) and the "Global Relief Foundation", which the Treasury Department states, "...has provided assistance to Usama Bin Ladin, the al-Qaeda Network, and other known terrorist groups."
|July 15, 2004 - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI), Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), and other Congressional Democrats were joined yesterday by national leaders of the Muslim American community in a roundtable discussion on issues of mutual concern to Democrats and Muslim Americans. The discussion centered on working together to defend civil rights and to restore civil liberties.
"This discussion is only the first in an ongoing dialogue between Congressional Democrats and Muslim Americans," Pelosi said. "We share a fundamental principle - the belief that diversity is the backbone of our communities. Generations of Muslims have made positive contributions in every aspect of American life. We must now work even more closely to navigate through the challenges we face as a nation."
"Since September 11th, many Muslim Americans have been subjected to searches at airports and other locations based upon their religion and national origin, without any credible information linking individuals to criminal conduct," Pelosi continued. "Racial and religious profiling is fundamentally un-American and we must make it illegal.
"When the Patriot Act was enacted, it was intended to be accompanied by strong Congressional oversight to prevent abuses of our civil liberties. That oversight has not occurred, particularly with the mass detention campaign ordered by Attorney General Ashcroft, which to date has led to more than 5,000 foreign nationals being detained since September 11th. Moreover, individuals' assets have been frozen on the basis of secret evidence that they have no opportunity to confront or rebut, and such processes are a fundamental denial of due process. We must correct the Patriot Act to prevent abuses of our civil liberties."
CAIR Web Site: Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Hold Roundtable Discussion with Muslim American Leaders
|...The following Democrats also participated in the discussion: former Democratic Whip David Bonior of Michigan, Congressman Gregory Meeks of New York, and Congressman Nick Joe Rahall of Wyoming.
"We appreciate the opportunity to interact with national leaders and to share the Muslim community's concerns on issues of mutual concern," said the Legal Director of American of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Arsalan Iftikhar, who participated in the meeting...
...CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 28 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
Stop Racial Profiling Of US Muslims: House Democratic Leader
Lessons of the Holocaust
This is the Europe with which John Kerry believes we need to rebuild our old alliances.
|Anti-semitic incidents are accelerating at such a rate in France that Jewish Agency officials believe tens of thousands of Jews may immigrate to Israel — and a top Nazi hunter is urging them to get out now.
The prominent French Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld bluntly told the Jerusalem Post this weekend that French Jews would be better off leaving their country.
"One of the lessons of the Holocaust is that even if you want to fight against a wave of anti-Semitism, the best [thing] is to leave if you can," he said, and noting Arab-Jewish tensions he added: "There will be an escalation of attacks [against Jews] in Europe, and especially in France."
Many Jews Set To Flee France
Democrat Edward Koch: Why Bush Must Be Re-elected
|I support the re-election of President George W. Bush. Why? Because I believe one issue overwhelms all others: the president’s strong commitment to fight the forces of international terrorism regardless of the cost or how long it takes to achieve victory.
I do not agree with President Bush on a single major domestic issue, but in my view those issues pale in comparison with the threat of international terrorism.
Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the evil poster boys of mass murder, are revered and supported by millions of Muslims throughout the world. The stated goal of al-Qaida and its supporters is to kill or convert every infidel, and that means Jews, Christians, Buddhists and everyone else who will not accept Islam’s supremacy.
These terrorists are convinced that non-Islamic nations do not have the will and courage to persevere in this ongoing struggle, which could last decades. They believe the democracies are weak-willed and will ultimately yield to whatever demands are made upon them...
...On entering this war against terrorism after 9/11, President Bush said, “We shall go after the terrorists and the countries that harbor them.”
This Bush Doctrine rivals in importance the Monroe Doctrine, which limited the colonization efforts of foreign powers in the Western Hemisphere, and the Truman Doctrine, which contained the spread of Communism. President Bush has proven that he is prepared to keep to his commitment to fight terrorism.
If John Kerry were to win this presidential election, would he stand up to terrorism to the same extent as George Bush has? I don’t think so. Regrettably, my party, the Democratic Party, now has a strong radical left wing whose members often dominate the party primaries...
Why Bush Must Be Re-elected, by Edward Koch, Democrat