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A Democratic Party caucus chairman from Kansas City who would like to be Missouri’s next secretary of state, is a 9/11 Truther who has associated with a radical Muslim cleric and publicly espoused nutty, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
The Washington Free Beacon has the scoop:
MD Rabbi Alam is an Obama campaign ally and Missouri-based Democratic activist who chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (NDPAAC), a Democratic National Committee-sponsored organization that liaises with Asian minorities.
Alam, who was born in Bangladesh, served as a “satellite campaign manager” for then-candidate Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 elections, and has since been invited to the White House.
You can watch his exciting video of the visit, here.
Alam has speculated about Jewish involvement in the September 11th terrorist attacks and participated in an event with a Muslim cleric who has accused Israel of terrorism and alleged that the U.S. invented the HIV disease.
“Why [was] 9/11 was a official holidy [sic] for all jewish [sic] people worked in the the [sic] WTC?” Alam asked in an Internet discussion titled, “Was 9/11 a conspiracy??”
Alam went on to tout the 9/11 Truther film Loose Change 9/11, and challenged readers to “tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy?”
Asked in an interview Monday about his provocative views, Alam stood by his controversial writings, admitting that he has been “waiting to discuss it with somebody.”
“My question was, ‘What’s the reason not a single Jew was killed on that day,’” Alam said, maintaining that his inquiries are based on facts, rather than a bias against Jewish people. “Was there a single Jew killed on that day?”
The State Department long ago debunked the insinuation that Jews, forewarned about the attacks, stayed home on September 11. Officials estimate that somewhere between 200 and 400 Jews died in the World Trade Center; five Israeli citizens also perished in the attacks.
Read the entire post. The Beacon has more on Alam’s participation in an event with a notorious radical Muslim cleric , as well as his objection to the arrest of Sami Al-Arian, the Muslim activist who pled guilty to soliciting money on behalf of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
One thing the Beacon missed is Alam’s curious habit of recording himself singing and posting the videos on Youtube.. ..He’s actually a pretty decent singer, and he is evidently so proud of that fact, he wants to share his musical talent with the world:
Rabbi is singing Aktie Kotha Asse Banglatee….in Kansas City Missouri, USA:
MD. Rabbi Alam, Bangla Ghan Dec 8′ 2007.flv
Then there’s this….
Um? Should we consider MD Rabbi Alam’s candidacy officially dead, yet?
Washington insiders told the Beacon that Democrats really need to distance themselves from Alam.
“What is shocking is how someone with such repugnant views can rise so quickly to a position of prominence in the Democratic Party,” said one D.C.-based communications adviser.
“The Democratic Party of Missouri needs to disavow him,” said the source. “The DNC and its Asian American caucus need to disavow him, and the White House needs to make clear he will not be credentialed or granted access to the Democratic National Convention.”
Gee, ya think?
But Alam, who see’s himself as filling Martin Luther King Jr’s shoes, remains optimistic. He’s convinced minority voters will push him over the top.
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!