No one should be particularly surprised. Democrats constantly yammer on about “diversity”, yet they never seem to actually investigate what diversity they are supporting. These are also people who support Palestinian homicide bombers, wanted America to fail in Iraq and Afghanistan (partly because Bush was president), and many thought Osama Bin Laden was assassinated and should have been given a trial. They also believe in the mythical “separation of church and state”, but only when it is the Christian religions being separated
(The Blaze) The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though it denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event.
Watch the promotional video, via the Bureau of Muslim Affairs, which is partnering with the DNC for the event.
Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans.
In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the NYPD, the National Defense Authorization Act, and anti-Shariah sentiment.
It goes down from there.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, wrote:
The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj [are not] moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies. (snip)
Their jummah (group) prayer is…about empowering their Islamist and MB sympathetic groups into the very fabric of the political system so that Americans become anesthetized. We need American Muslims to speak up and marginalize these radicals. The DNC needs to understand and reject them because of their radical history and ideas.
It gets worse
The mosque of Jibril Hough, mentioned by Dr. Jasser, is owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial as one of the entities “who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”
Siraj Wahhaj, the Grand Imam of the Jumah, has links to the Blind Sheikh (still incarcerated right up the road from Raleigh, my home town, on terrorism charges) and has written about getting Muslims involved heavily in politics to turn America into a caliphate and replacing the Constitution with the Koran.
So, we’re going to hear about the mean anti-Sharia sentiment by people who want to ……. push America towards Sharia law. And have deep links to Islamic extremist groups, ones that have links to terrorism.
The article references a Robert Spencer article on this issue at Front Page. Since gay marriage is also a big platform at the DNC, perhaps Democrats should read this article about homosexuality in Islam.