Apparently, for almost 20 years, it was held on the last weekend of the month, but for some unknown reason, it was moved up to the ninth, this year…..that’s right, a Muslim parade, on 9/09, that close to ground zero….a pre-celebration of sorts.
The parade is run by the Muslim Foundation of America, which was founded in 1983, mainly for the purpose of organizing the parade.
Many of the speakers, and sponsors past and present are Islamic Militants.
Joe Kaufman from FrontPageMagazine has been at the forefront of exposing this travesty for what it is:
The Grand Marshal for the 2006 parade was Siraj Wahhaj, a Brooklyn imam who is known for his fiery speeches, including those that have been considered threatening to the United States. In February of 1995, Wahhaj was named – along with such people as Osama bin Laden and bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam – as a potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Another Grand Marshal of a past parade was Muzzamil Siddiqi, the former President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a mosque umbrella organization that was recently named a co-conspirator to the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Siddiqi, like Wahhaj, has also verbally threatened the United States, stating in October of 2000, “America has to learn. If you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of G-d will come.” There are pictures of Siddiqi speaking at the parade, on the MFA site.
This year’s Grand Marshal is no other than Keith Ellison, D, MN.
On the MFA website, in addition to the parade photo gallery, there is also a section titled, “USEFUL LINKS.” Four out of the five links listed (complete with their logos) are national organizations which have been found to be part of the violent Muslim Brotherhood overseas. They include the aforementioned ICNA and ISNA, as well as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). CAIR was created by the American propaganda wing of Hamas, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), in 1994, and the MSA was the first organization created by the Brotherhood within the United States, in 1963.
The Website is now down, either that, or I don’t have the right software to access it, or I would have provided a link.
Little green Footballs has an excellent video of Steve Emerson Debating the Co-Chairman of the parade, Imam Shamsi Ali, who very unconvincingly acts totally ignorant of the associations the parade has with militants. Watch Colmes, as he obligingly reads a press release from the MFA; a long list of New York Departments cooperating with the parade. I loved Emerson’s reaction to this, and his reaction to Colmes, as he simpered that this was merely an example of “Guilt by association”.
If you’re concerned that this parade is taking place so close to ground zero, on 9/09, you can contact Mayor Bloomberg.
…Or you can do as Jillosophy suggests, and show up with an “I will not submit” teeshirt.
…Or you can rant about it on my blog.
…and why do you suppose they moved the parade to before 9/11???
Jillosophy plans to be there with a counter protest. Can’t wait to hear how it goes.